Ashcombe Celebrate another Successful Year


Ashcombe Volleyball Club celebrated another successful volleyball season with their end of season awards evening on Friday.

Members from across all sections of the club gathered at Dorking Rugby Club to review the year and celebrate those who had made it all possible. All club members had voted for these awards over the last fortnight. The awards were presented by club secretary Freda Bussey MBE.

The winners were as follows.

Super 8 Player of the Year
Lucy Boulton – Lucy joined us having missed out on Beach Selection for London 2012, An outstanding athlete, after a great season with Ashcombe she has now gone on to join the Volleyball England performance programme playing on the FIVB beach world tour with new partner Zara Dampney.

Junior Player of the Year
Dominic Wisdom – Dom has come on leaps and bounds having been first introduced to Volleyball when watching his sister, Dom played for the South East this year and narrowly missed selection for England South in the UK School Games.

Rachel Higgins – Rachel has had an outstanding season showing her all round ability and has now gone on to train with the first team.

Most Improved Player
Ailsa McDonald – Ailsa has worked hard to improve her play and gone on to win selection for the South East.

Most Reliable and Dedicated Player
Carol Fogarty – Carol is the player who everyone looks to in the Super8 team to set the tone and inspire others.

Panbusters Award
Steven Wisdom – A great clubman and parent, Steve has filled many vital roles for the club and always with a smile on his face.

Services To Ashcombe Volleyball Club
Luke Thomas – As well as being a great coach at every level of the club, Luke’s constant hard work and enthusaisum helps drive the club forward.

Club Volunteer of the Year (Adult)
Colin Bussey – Colin is one of the rocks on which Ashcombe is built, always helping in some form or another and

Club Volunteer of the Year (Junior)
Freya McDonald – As well as having a great year on the court, Freya has always helped out at club events and is always willing to take responsibility for helping the club.

Ashcombe Volleyball Club would like to congratulate all the award winners and thank Recognition Awards of Dorking for supplying the excellent awards for the evening.


Club Chair Carol Fogarty said ‘It’s been another good year for the club and that’s all thanks to all our members and volunteers who make the club what it is and we look forward to refocusing over the summer break to make next year better still. We have a strong culture of volunteering in the club, which is exemplified by these awards which is fantastic as is having so many strong young volunteers who all make a great contribution.’

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