Celebrations for OVSC!
The Elmbridge Sports Awards ceremony for 2019 took place on Friday 13 December at ACS Cobham to celebrate the achievements, dedication, talent and hard work of athletes, coaches and volunteers in Elmbridge.
We are absolutely delighted that OVSC had two winners, with James Starr, Director of Tennis, winning the Coach of the Year Award and John Watkins, MOCC Chairman, winning Volunteer of the Year Award. James can be seen receiving his award.
James’ award was in recognition of the extensive coaching programme that he has set up at the club for all its members. This has included a new adult and junior tennis development pathway as well as the school links initiative, a Parks outreach programme and the success of the junior tennis teams.
Meanwhile John Watkins, who was colts co-ordinator for many years before being promoted to MOCC Chairman this year won Volunteer of the Year. This was in recognition of his dedication to the club and in particular the colts cricket section, building it into where we are now with over 100 members playing and enjoying training and matches throughout the season.
It is great that both James and John have won these awards in what has been the Club’s Centenary year. So, as 2019 draws to a close we can reflect on all that the club has achieved this year. We have completed a number of major developments leaving a legacy for the club for the future, including 2 new state of the art cricket nets, a new Multi-use games area and extensive car parking area and to top it all off James and John win their awards!