Year 11 student Hannah Loy has received glowing endorsements for her voluntary work with Volleyball England. Hannah has fulfilled several roles for the organisation, most recently line judging and operating a courtside television camera which streamed live footage of a competition.
She became involved in the sport after taking part in an after-school volleyball club. As well as competing she has trained Young Leaders at Brooke Weston and helped out at European and International events, most recently being a back-up line judge for the European Championship U20s Men competition held earlier this year.
Hannah said: ‘I am doing a couple more competitions next month – the Super eight playoffs and the sitting finals and if I am not line judging I will be courtside assistant or reserve line judge which is what I did last time.
Sometimes they struggle to find volunteers and I am the person that gets assigned to everything. If I am not line judging I will be doing admin or whatever. For the last one I had to film it as a live stream for television and I only had about five minutes training on the equipment, so there is never a dull moment being a volunteer.’
Alex Hajigeorgieva, the co-ordinator for National Volleyball Centre in Kettering said: ‘I have rarely met a student volunteer over the past three years upon whom I can rely as much as Hannah. She is genuinely interested in helping others and provides service in a consistently positive and helpful manner.’