This month we celebrate the contributions of tireless volunteer and past Woden Valley Soccer Club President, James McKay as the Capital Chemist Volunteer of the Month.
James has been involved with Woden Valley Soccer Club since 1999, when his son began playing.
“Both my son and daughter played Juniors for over ten years at WVSC,” he said.
Over the course of his 20 year involvement with the club, James has filled coaching, Committee, Vice Presidential and Presidential roles and shows no sign of slowing down yet.
“He helps with the PeeWees on Saturday mornings, then will go to Deakin and help out teams without coaches or referee if no one turns up for State League games,” said his anonymous nominator.
But he doesn’t stop there.
“On Sunday mornings he helps out with WSL6, WSL5 and WSL 4. He helps coach MSL and WSL teams on Tuesdays and Thursdays and will organise nets, flags and corner posts for MSL home games at Deakin and WSL cluster games,” his nominator added. “James puts a lot of effort in helping those teams who are missing out on the support higher level teams enjoy. He has been doing this and other various roles around the club forever.”
James has too many good memories with the club to pick a favourite.
“I like to see teams that work hard and support each other do well,” he said.
James enjoys working with people and is very community focused. He says that if you’re considering volunteering with your local club, he’d recommend it.
“All clubs need volunteers and it can be very rewarding,” he said. “I have been fortunate to be at a club with a good culture.”
Your friends at Woden Valley Soccer Club certainly know how lucky they are to have you, James!
Congratulations from Capital Chemist and Capital Football on your well-deserved award!
To nominate a volunteer for the June Award for their contribution to Football, please click here.