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Portland stalwart is a top volunteer
7:40am Wednesday 20th March 2013 in Sport
PORTLAND United’s Dave Camp has been honoured at the Dorset FA’s annual volunteer awards evening.
The Blues’ stalwart received the special achievement award for his services to the local game and hometown club. Camp has give more than 50 years’ service as a player, secretary, manager, fundraiser, kit man, maintenance man and many other roles within the club, to which he has become a true ambassador to the island.
The volunteer of the year award went to Stella Ayling of Poole Town Wessex, who has worked tirelessly as treasurer and welfare officer, as well as fundraising for the nearly 30 teams within the club.
The two refereeing awards on the night fell to Colin Appleton (outstanding service as a Dorset referee) and Ben Cobb (contribution to Dorset refereeing in 2012/13 season).
Appleton has been a distinguished referee for more than 40 years, and manages the Dorset assessment programme to the highest standard. Meanwhile, Cobb, an accomplished referee in his own right, has headed Dorset FA’s Youth Academy, which supports the next generation of officials.
The final two awards saw Longfleet Youth FC awarded club of the year for community engagement and development and Mark Young of Handley Sports awarded groundsman of the year for his 16 years’ service to the club.
Collectively the five individual winners have given more than 120 years’ service to Dorset football and were honoured at the event, which was held at Ashley Wood Golf Club.