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British Rowing Awards: Northern Volunteer of the Year winner

We share the citation of the regional winner from the Northern region, with national winners to be announced in a live webcast on 20 January


We’ve had a huge number of nominations for British Rowing Awards from clubs up and down the country, so it’s been a tough job for our judging panels to narrow them all down to this year’s shortlist. Thank you to everyone who made a nomination and congratulations to the volunteers, coaches, clubs, crews and other rowers who have been selected.

One member from the Northern region has won a regional awards and is now shortlisted for national awards. He is:

  • Colin Percy, Tyne ARC

Colin Percy, Tyne ARC – Volunteer of the Year regional winner

The British Rowing Volunteer of the Year is for people who have contributed significantly to their sport in 2021, for the benefit of the wider rowing community.

Colin Percy is described as working tirelessly behind the scenes, and often with little help, to put on events for the recreational rowers as well as being secretary of the Northern Rowing Council. He helps with the regattas and long distance events in the region.

The citation goes on to say that Colin is quiet and unassuming, but is so reliable, answering everyone’s questions straightaway.

Selflessly dedicated to the sport, rowing in the Northern region would be different without Colin’s enormous contributions at both club and regional level.