The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service has been officially granted to Bann Rowing Club.
The accolade recognises the organisation’s commitment to the sport and how its volunteers encourage participants of all ages and backgrounds to achieve their best, resulting in some of them becoming world-class competitors.
Established in 1842, Bann Rowing Club is the oldest sports club in Coleraine and its continued success is testament to the efforts of a dedicated band of volunteers. Their tireless work has contributed to unrivaled success from junior level to gaining an international reputation for developing rowers who have competed at the very pinnacle of the sport during the Olympics.
Keith Leighton, Captain of Bann Rowing Club, added: “The Club is very honoured to receive this extremely prestigious award. It is hugely gratifying that the work of the many volunteers who have made the Club so successful has been recognised at the highest level.
The presentation took place at a special event held in Coleraine Town Hall on the 9th of October hosted by the Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Councillor Richard Holmes.
PHOTO: Bann Rowing Club Captain Keith Leighton, receives the award from Lord Lieutenant Mrs Alison Millar along with fellow Deputy Lieutenants and the Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Councillor Richard Holmes pictured at Coleraine Town Hall.