ASA officials were recognised at last night’s Sports Officials UK (SOUK) National Officiating Awards 2015, held at the Abbey Hotel, Great Malvern.
The annual SOUK Awards are dedicated to celebrating officiating excellence. Sports officials play a crucial role in sport and this event is designed to recognise their contribution.
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ASA officials recognised at the SOUK Awards 2015
- Helen St-John Mosse, ASA Technical Official with Portsmouth Northsea SC
Helen was shortlisted for Young Official of the Year. Helen, a competitive swimmer, took her first officiating qualification (a timekeeper) in 2011 and completed her level 1 judge training in 2014. Helen was selected on to the National Talent Camp as an ASA official in December 2014.
- Harry Faulkner, ASA Technical Official and Coach with Leighton Buzzard SC in Bedfordshire
Harry, who is a member of the ASA National Youth Forum, was shortlisted for Junior Official of the Year. Harry took his first qualification in 2012 when he became a timekeeper and became a level 1 judge when he turned 16 in 2014. This year Harry officiated at the Sainsbury’s School Games in Manchester.
- Stewart Murray, ASA Technical Official with West Norfolk Swimming Club
Stewart was shortlisted for Community Official of the Year. Stewart assists with all aspects of judge and timekeeper training. He also helps with poolside assessments in Norfolk and has recently become a referee trainer.
- Lynne Elliot, ASA Qualified Referee from Cornwall
Lynne was shortlisted for Official Developer of the Year. Lynne qualified as a pool referee in 1997 and an open water referee in 2005. Since then she has attended IPC, British Swimming and ASA regional para/disability events and also acts as a mentor to new officials.
- Diane Gamble, Chair of Croydon Amphibians SC
Diane was shortlisted for Official Coach/Mentor of the Year. Diane is heavily involved in officiating and the tutoring of officials throughout the London region. She is also a qualified timekeeper, referee and also holds her Judge 1, Judge 2 and Judge 2 Starters qualifications.
Steph Elliott, ASA Volunteer Engagement Manager, said: “Congratulations to the five ASA officials who were shortlisted at the SOUK Awards 2015. It’s fantastic to see our officials recognised on a national level.
“The success of swimming and aquatics is down to the hard work of passionate volunteers who encourage people to get involved. I would like to thank Helen, Harry, Stuart, Lynne and Diane as well as all our officials for their ongoing commitment and for being such incredible ambassadors for our sport.”
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