Peter Smith receives the 2009 Volunteer of the Year Award for the South East region

Peter Smith

At the conference held on 26th September 2009, British Rowing was delighted to announce the Regional Volunteer of the Year Awards in recognition of the outstanding commitment and dedication demonstrated by each individual.  Peter Smith was awarded Volunteer of the Year for the South East region.

Peter has been a member of Globe Rowing Club since the 1950s and has held a great many roles within the club.  During all those years he has always put the club and the sport of rowing first.
When Peter retired he dedicated more and more time to the club, not just the growing junior section but also as secretary to the Trafalgar Rowing Centre.  He gave up his time to meet builders, architects, local council members and Sport England to make sure that Trafalgar Rowing Centre got off the ground and without his tireless efforts and dedication to the project it is hard to see how the Centre would have happened.
The Junior section at Globe Rowing Club is one of the most successful and Peter has been amazing in the way he is able to enthuse the young rowers for their early morning rows and deal with the often difficult tides and conditions at Greenwich.  Peter has worked with London Youth Rowing and also sits on the Regional Rowing Council  He has made a really significant contribution to rowing in Greenwich and has given the sport more than half a century of invaluable volunteering.

To read more about the experiences of British Rowing volunteers follow this link

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