Paul Lamb has been given Volleyball England’s Long Service Award (sponsored by HelmsBriscoe, meeting procurement and site selection agency). This prestigious Award is designed to recognise a volunteer who has made an enormous contribution and dedication to volleyball.
Volleyball England received numerous strong nominations for this Award from across the country. Paul was selected as recipient of the Award by an independent panel comprised of well respected sports professionals from a number of organizations.
Paul stood out due to what he has managed to achieve, his breadth of volunteering, the length of time he has been involved and also his unassuming nature. Paul has been volunteering within volleyball consistently for over 30 years and is currently Nottingham Rockets Volleyball Club’s Head Coach. Without Paul, Nottingham Rockets would not exist, let alone have experienced the rapid development it has done over the last 18 months.
The under 18 Men came 3rd at the recent National Championships, the under 16 Boys are through to the National Final for the first time in the club’s history and the Men’s first team have won the National Volleyball League Division 2 title, the season directly following their promotion. Paul also manages to find the time to run the East Midlands Junior Programme, is Junior Development Officer for the East Midlands, Assistant Coach for the England Central Girls and has supported the growing club at Nottingham Trent University. Despite the years of experience he has, Paul is always keen to learn more and develop his own skills in both coaching and associated knowledge.
The Long Service Award was presented to Paul at the Volleyball England Annual Awards Evening at the National Volleyball Centre in Kettering. Awards were presented by Audrey Cooper (GB Women’s Coach) and Harry Brokking (GB Men’s Coach).