Erin Getty has recently received the award for Young Volunteer of the Year for her work and commitment to Randalstown Ladies Hockey Club.

18 year old Erin Getty, who plays for the Randalstown Ladies 1st XI Team and is also a member of Ireland’s Under 21 and Senior Women’s teams, has been with the hockey club since she was playing Under 11. Since then, she has become an invaluable club member. Among her many duties, Erin coaches the Under 11 team every Friday night and has been doing so since she was 16. She also umpires in Under 13 and Under 15 tournaments and when she is not playing, she umpires for Randalstown 2nd and 3rd XI teams. As well as that she’s a keen fundraiser for the club, finding new and innovative ways to keep the club running.

Fay Pullan, a Club Member with Randalstown Ladies Hockey Club, said:

“Erin Getty is a true definition of a club member. She is role model for all players, young and old, within Randalstown Ladies Hockey Club. Despite her demanding schedule which includes weekend representative hockey, training, studying for A-Levels and football training, she always finds time for the club. I believe there is no-one more deserving than Erin for the Young Volunteer of the Award. Her passion and dedication to hockey in all its forms be it playing, coaching, umpiring or spectating are second to none”

Erin received her award from Sport NI Coaching Consultant David Smyth on Friday (27th October) at  Antrim Forum Leisure Centre

Congratulating Erin, Sport NI Chair George Lucas said:

“At the heart of sport, is dedication and passion and Erin is a shining example of this. Not only does she enjoy, engage and excel at sport herself, she also devotes great time and energy to helping others do the same. As well as being in full time education, Erin manages to fulfil a huge range of duties as well as play hockey. She’s an inspirational young woman, whose enthusiasm for sport is unquestionable. I am delighted that sportmakers like Erin are being at the 2017 Sport NI COV Awards and I would like to congratulate her on this richly deserved award.”

Pictured with Erin Getty is David Smyth, Sport NI and the Junior Section of the Randalstown Ladies Hockey Club.