NATHALIA Little Athletics Club member, Doug Cobbledick recently took away the Victorian Little Athletics Volunteer of the Year, after the club nominated him for his contributions.
As part of the nomination, the club had to state why Doug was such a valuable member of the club, who said it was because of his dedication to the club and continuous contributions.
Club representative, Tanya Bell said, “Doug is one of those people who just goes about his business without ever wanting or needing recognition. During the athletics season, Doug can often be found down at the recreation reserve marking lines or repairing equipment, all whilst he could and sometimes should be at home raking or baling his own hay.
“Then on competition nights, Doug is usually the first to arrive and the last to leave. He always has time for the kids, showing great patience and tonnes of passion when explaining the various techniques applicable to both track and field events. His knowledge and experience is endless.”
Doug’s contributions to not only the Nathalia Little Athletics Club, but also to regional little athletics are without comparison.
“Thank you Doug, and congratulations on a very well deserved award.”