Hamish Durran-Wolff has learned at an early age the value of giving back to his community.
The 11-year-old footballer is one of the youngest volunteers at Cambridge FC where he referees and coaches a 7th-grade team, Cambridge Argentina.
He’s become one of the youngest qualified coaches in the region, having attained his Junior Level 1 coaching accreditation, and he’s been an enthusiastic attendee at monthly coaching development sessions run by former All Whites coach Ricki Herbert.
“It all started when the Argentina team didn’t have a coach at the start of the season, and my dad suggested I should give it a go,” Hamish says.
Since then, he’s become a committed coach, earning praise from the parents of those he helps.
On Sundays, he plays for the club’s U-12 boys team in the WaiBOP Federation Junior League.
He’s one of more than 100 volunteers who collectively contribute more than 30,000 hours a year of unpaid work to keep Cambridge FC running all-year.
For his efforts, Hamish is our latest winner of an Onyx Cambridge-sponsored Volunteer of the Week award.
He receives a $50 voucher from our partner Onyx Cambridge.
Photo: Hamish (light blue top) receives his award from The Breeze breakfast show host (and club volunteer) Camille Guzwell with help from members of Cambridge Argentina.
About our Volunteer of the Week award
Cambridge’s favourite eatery will help celebrate our deserving volunteers with a weekly prize of a $50 voucher to spend at Onyx Cambridge in Alpha St.
The award is a terrific way for us to celebrate those who keep our club running all year and to show them what Onyx Cambridge offers its customers.
In all, 20 volunteers will benefit during the season and we seek nominations for worthy recipients.
How to nominate
Please email Onyx Volunteer of the Week nominations and tell us who you think deserves to receive one of our weekly awards, and the reasons why.
Of our 800+ members, parents/guardians and supporters, more than 100 contribute unpaid work to keep our club running.
If you want to join our volunteers, please email email@example.com and let us know how you can help.
* The first 10 recipients of the Volunteer of the Week award were Jude Bower, Paul Blackstock, Cherie Clark, the D1 men’s team (shared), Mike Woodlock, Craig Clark, Louis Roberts, Stu Anthony, Andrew Taylor and Vanessa Payne.
Here’s Hamish Durran-Wolff helping referee and coaching 7th-grade Cambridge Argentina during their most recent match (June 30, 2018):