Tetbury CC’s Louise Shute has won the last Volunteer of the Month Award for the 2022 season.
Louise who is the club’s Youth Chair has been pivotal in helping drive the junior set up as well as playing a major in events the club set up this season.
Shocked to receive the award Louise said:
“I joined Tetbury Cricket Club late last year after being so impressed with the whole club and how much my daughters enjoyed the summer season. I feel very honoured and delighted to receive an award but really accept it on behalf of all the volunteers. We are very lucky to have a fabulous committee, sub committees, brilliant coaches, captains, team managers and lots of volunteers that really help make the club develop.
It is such a great team to be part of and everyone works extremely hard to ensure we can offer cricket to all. It is great to have such fantastic supporters from the youth up to the vets. Thank you so much for the award, I am very humble about it and really appreciate the nomination. It is really exciting to be part of Tetbury Cricket Club and see what the future brings to our community.”
This season Louise has team managed the clubs U11 girls and ensured they continued playing deep into August and has championed the expansion of the clubs girls set up within local schools. She has also worked to arrange additional girls training sessions and given up more of her own time to be onsite and support these regular evening sessions. On top of this she has been involved in the organisation of other club events that have taken place.
Tetbury’s Jamie Ponting said:
“Lou has been phenomenal this season since joining the club and has become the guiding star of our ever-expanding youth set up, including stepping up to become Youth Chair. Throughout the season, she has been the first one at our Saturday morning youth sessions and is responsible for setting up the clubhouse and registration areas, she is the go-to contact for all parents across our teams and then is always the last to leave having packed everything away, including helping the coaches pack away their kit. Without her our youth and events proposition would be a lot weaker and we are so thankful for all she does.”
Workforce Development Officer, Gareth Dawson said:
“Louise ‘s story is just another example of what a great job volunteers are doing at clubs throughout the country. She has made a real impact at Tetbury and ensured that the club is a positive and inclusive environment for the junior players. This reward and recognition initiative that started this season has been well received. We had a number of nominations, and there were so many worthy winners of these awards throughout the season.”