Ian Heald was nominated for Sports Volunteer of the Year at Lincolnshire Actives Sport Awards by Lincolnshire Small-bore Rifle Association, for his work throughout the county and within his own clubs; Yarbrough Target Shooting Club and Hemswell Rifle Club.
Ian made it through to the last three and sat nervously waiting for his category to be announced at the presentation event held at the Lincolnshire Showground. When called to the stage, all three candidates stood whilst a short video played detailing the roles they had played in their clubs and county. The air was still with anticipation as the gold envelope was opened. After a moments' pause, Ian realised he had won.
Presented with a certificate and glass trophy to commemorate his achievements Ian commented “I am amazed to win the award because there were so many good candidates and it took me a few seconds to realise that they had announced my name”.
Ian was re-presented with his trophy at the Yarbrough Club in front of all the members. This is the second award for the club in two years.
Photo credit: Chris Vaughan Photography.