Three Bucks New University Golf Ambassadors have been recognised by the Berks, Bucks and Oxon (BB&O) Golf Partnership for the high standard of their volunteering work over the last year
BA (Hons) Sports Management and Golf Studies students, Jordan Dymond, Stefanie Duffy, and Aneu Colomer, received special certificates in recognition of their work, at the BB&O Golf Partnership’s annual Invesco Perpetual-sponsored awards ceremony held at Harleyford Golf Club, near Marlow, Buckinghamshire.
The students, who are in their second year of study, work with the BB&O Golf Partnership as part of Bucks New University’s Golf Ambassadors programme, now in its fourth successive year. Jordan, Stefanie and Aneu are the successful trio of students chosen by the BB&O over stiff competition for the roles.
The aims of the Golf Ambassadors programme are to provide the University’s golf students with hands-on experience in the golfing industry, whilst simultaneously providing the BB&O Golf Partnership and its partners with high quality sports management volunteers to help improve the overall success of its community activities.
Jordan, Stefanie and Aneu are currently involved in various community projects throughout the region, such as organising golf events for schools, open days at golf clubs within the three counties, and an Olympics-themed event inMilton Keynes.
Jordan, 20, from Bixley Farm nearIpswich, is a Junior Academy Assistant at the BB&O Golf Partnership. His role involves working with colleagues to develop the junior academy coaching programme for 2012, and he has also gained his Level 1 coaching qualification which enables him to assist at the academy coaching sessions.
Jordansaid: “Working with the Partnership has been a very rewarding experience and I was delighted to receive recognition for my contribution. It has given me a great insight into what it would be like to work within the golf industry.”
Stefanie, 21, from Milton Keynes, has also gained her Level 1 coaching qualification and will join Jordan as a coach in the junior academy. She said: “I’m really pleased to be working for the BB&O, it has been great to gain experience within the industry. To receive an award for being recognised for the work I’m doing is a fantastic achievement, and I’m now looking forward to seeing the results of all the work we have done.”
Aneu, who is from Spain, added: “It’s an honour to be working for the BB&O Golf Partnership. The role has enabled me to gain hands-on experience and it was a very satisfying feeling when receiving an award from the BB&O which recognised our work as Golf Ambassadors.”
The Golf Ambassadors programme has been developed by Bucks New University and the BB&O Golf Partnership, in conjunction with Phil Beard, Volunteer Manager of the England Golf Partnership.
Representing the BB&O Golf Partnership, County Development Officer, Samantha Round, said: “The Bucks New University students who work for the BB&O Golf Partnership provide valuable volunteering hours to the workforce enabling the Partnership to extend its reach across the three counties and increase participation in golf further. They students conduct themselves in an extremely professional manner and have the opportunity to work independently, representing the Partnership at external meetings, conferences and events.
“The link between the Partnership and the University is so important, providing students with real-time experience in the golf industry and the Partnership with additional workforce and fresh ideas – we hope it will continue for a long time to come.”
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