Dob in a volunteer who’s doing great work in the Great Southern!

Published on Tuesday, 2 April 2019 at 1:35:00 PM

Mike Stidwell MedalIf you know a volunteer who’s doing great work and deserves recognition, we want to hear from you.

The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) is searching for sport and recreation volunteers in the Great Southern who make their club a better place because of their support and service.

If you know someone like that, please nominate them for the Mike Stidwell Medal. 

Nominations are now open for this annual award which recognises outstanding contributions to sports administration. The award honours the memory of former Department of Sport and Recreation regional manager Mike Stidwell and his selfless and long-term contribution to sport and recreation in the region.

DLGSC’s Great Southern Regional Manager, Chris Thompson, says the award is open to all volunteers. 

“It doesn’t matter if you’re young or old, or how long you’ve been volunteering with your club,” says Chris.

“This award recognises that volunteers are the backbone of their clubs and communities and if you know someone like that in your club, I encourage you to nominate them so that their hard work and generosity can be publicly acknowledged.”

The selection committee will consider a combination of administrative performance, length and type of service, value to the organisation, people skills and character.

To be eligible, you must live in Great Southern region or have done so within the past two years. Nominees must predominantly have been involved in a sport and recreation club or group in a volunteer administrative role.

Previous nominees may be re-nominated this year. This acknowledges the fact that valued contributions are often made over many years.

The late Mike Stidwell was Regional Manager of the former Great Southern Department of Sport and Recreation from 1979 – 2000. The first medal was awarded in 2000 and is an on-going award through his family.

Nominations close on 30 April 2019, with the winner announced during National Volunteer Week (20 – 26 May 2019) at the Volunteer Recognition Sundowner on Monday 20 May at Centennial Stadium in Albany.

Apply online at

For further information: 

Mel Eastough

Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries 

22 Collie Street, Albany 

Ph.9892 0100 or 

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