HOCKEY WRITERS’ CLUB ANNOUNCE VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD
The Hockey Writers’ Membership is proud to announce Hampshire’s Rob Jenkins because the inaugural recipient of the Volunteer of the Yr award, sponsored by Hockey World Information.
Rob is a real consultant of the game, having officiated 500 England Hockey League out of doors video games over 19 years as an umpire and officiated 5 indoor finals nights for each the lads’s and girls’s video games.
He has been a coach and assessor for Nationwide Programme Umpiring Affiliation (NPUA) for not less than ten years, an Umpire Supervisor for NPUA indoor and out of doors, and an incredible supporter of the younger umpire expertise growth programme.
Along with his contributions on the regional and Nationwide degree, Rob sits on the World Masters Committee for Officers and has been an Umpire Supervisor and performing umpire at that degree. Previous to that, he was an incredible servant to Hampshire hockey, the place he nonetheless holds shut ties.
Rob was unable to attend the awards on Wednesday. It was acquired on behalf by Hannah and James Wilson, whose father Ken handed away final yr and who the award is in reminiscence of.
Rob stated: “I really feel very humbled and honoured to have acquired this award. I merely love hockey since my father took me to a sport in a pram (I used to be six months outdated, I ought to add) and performed as quickly as I might maintain a stick. Poacher turned gamekeeper grew to become my position 25 years in the past, and I’ve beloved being concerned within the umpiring aspect by way of County, Regional, Nationwide, and now Masters hockey.”
Jade Bloomfield, of the Hockey Writers’ Membership, stated: “This well-deserved recognition is a testomony to Rob’s tireless efforts and contributions to the game of hockey.
“His unwavering dedication to the game and his selfless contributions have considerably impacted the hockey neighborhood.”