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Young Volunteer

Young volunteers are the future of our sport. Your County promotes, supports and offers grants for programmes which help Clubs to develop the skills and experience needed by Young Volunteers, Coaches and Officials.

Contact Kelly Podbury, County Volunteer Co-ordinator ( if you have training needs. Contact Fiona Bowen ( to enquire about Club Development funding.

Volunteering can give you skills and experience which could be valuable for your future career.


Sarah Pusill (Burnham on Sea Swimming Club) became the youngest appointed County President in our history during 2009 in recognition of her work as a young volunteer at both club and County level. Sarah, with the County’s support, introduced during her year a trophy to be awarded annually to young volunteers from clubs across the County to recognise their achievements. The trophy is supported by second and third place prizes and the winners are announced annually at the Annual General Meeting of the Association.

Somerset ASA Young Vounteer of the Year
 Winner Second Third 
2009Christopher KnightWeston-Super-MareAlison FeboulClevedonJames GodwinFrome
2010Zoe McArthurBridgwaterScott GibbsBridgwaterKelly WaygoodClevedon
2011Steph HallamChardMelissa BramwellWeston Super MareCatherine LodgeBurnham on Sea
2012Jack DeViellClevedonKate DaviesWeston-Super-MareGeorge GrahamWincanton
2013Verity BrunwinKeynshamSam HodgeClevedonChelsea GallowayBridgwater
2014Zoë Harrill-DavisBackwellKeir GrahamTaunton DeaneHannah PullingerChard & District
2015Sam ChurchNorton RadstockNathan ClarkeBurnham On SeaTessa DownChard & District
 George SymondsClevedon
2016Nathan ClarkeBurnham On SeaSophie OlverClevedon ASCChris WoodBurnham On Sea
2017Libby AldridgeTaunton DeaneGrace CookBath DolphinEvan KingWeston-super-Mare
2018Ilaria BrandimarteTeam Bath SynchroJoe McLachlanNorton RadstockKatie ChambersWells

Liam Willcox – A Young Volunteer’s Story

While Club Captain, Norton Radstock Swimming Club’s Liam Willcox’ shared his journey as a Young Volunteer in the videos below.

Liam has has not only received deserved recognition for services to aquatics as a Young Volunteer at the 2014 West of England Celebration of Sport Evening , but also at 2014 ASA Aquaforce and Sports Officlals Uk events