Volleyball England Annual Awards

To serve and celebrate the Volleyball Community

Volunteers are the driving force of Volleyball and the sport would simply not exist without them. The Annual Awards is a small gesture to say a massive thank you to all the volunteers for the dedicated time and effort they put in, and to foster a welcoming and enthusiastic volleyball community!

The Awards include people from across the volleyball community, including coaches, referees, HEVOs and other volunteers, recognizing those working at Junior grassroots level right through to Super League and international competition.

If you have any questions about the Annual Awards, please do not hesitate to reach out to us on membership@volleyballengland.org 

Annual Awards Winners 2024

Coach of the Year - AdultsNathan FrenchTeam Essex Volleyball
Coach of the Year - Children & Young PeopleJurek JankowskiVolleyball Taunton
Young Coach of the YearNoah GoalenRichmond
Referee of the YearDomenico De MattiaLondon
Young Referee of the YearSarah HanrahanEastern
Volunteer of the YearAncel MitchellNottingham Rockets 
Young Volunteer of the Year Joshua ChapmanChelmsford
HEVO of the YearJoshua TangDurham Palatinates
Universal Services Club of the Year Leeds Gorse Volleyball Club
Contribution to VolleyballSam YipMaidenhead
Unsung HeroJamie DavisDartford 

Unsung heroes dedication celebrated at Annual Awards 2024 presentation.

You can catch up on the Annual Awards livestream here

Peter Wardale Memorial Award

The Peter Wardale Memorial Award is the highest accolade that can be given to a volunteer. The recipient of this award is selected by the Board and is given to someone who has made an outstanding contribution to the sport of volleyball. It is not awarded every year.

Roll of Honour:

  • 2000 – Ron Richards
  • 2001 – Dudley Williams
  • 2002 – Roman Parashchak
  • 2003 – Dan Dingle
  • 2004 – Neville Lewis
  • 2006 – Ian Berry
  • 2007 – Freda Bussey
  • 2009 – Don Anthony
  • 2012 – Brian Stalker
  • 2013 – Richard Callicott
  • 2014 – Gordon Neale
  • 2015 – Paul Bohannan
  • 2016 - Keith Nicholls
  • 2019 - The Bello Family
  • 2020 - Janet Inman
  • 2022 - Nick Shaffery
  • 2023 - Ken Edwards