Name: Scott Richardson
Club: Aspley JAFC
Volunteer Role: Team Manager
How long have you been a volunteer? 8 Years
What are some of the volunteer roles you have had? I would consider myself a jack of all trades across all roles: Water carrier, parents sub-committee, cooking sausage sizzle, Ground Marshall, etc
Why did you become a volunteer? To be involved with the development of my children in AFLBJ and to become a good club member
What do you love most about volunteering? Meeting new people and being able to be involved with the bigger issues in AFLBJ
What are the benefits of being a volunteer? Helping out makes you feel you are achieving something very special to the game I love
What is the most unusual or interesting thing you have ever done in your volunteer role? Arranging a Trivia Night which was a very interesting night!
What is the biggest challenge you have had to face as a volunteer? Being able to keep people involved and staying to help out at my child’s games
In your time as a volunteer, what personal achievement are you most proud of? I collect second hand boots along with my family and friends and have them delivered to Yarrabah near Cairns for Aboriginal children to pay AFL in.
What makes a good volunteer? Anyone who is prepared to give their time for the benefit of all children and families
What current goal/s do you want to help your club achieve? A premiership win in youth football would be great as it is my sons last year in youth at Aspley. Also hope to keep club standards high in all aspects of football.
What would you say to someone who was thinking of becoming a volunteer? Firstly to ask plenty of questions, become involved and you will meet great people. Please help out any way you can as it all goes to help the kids. Remember everyone has a place and can do something to help maintain the success of the club.
Is there anything else you would like to add? I am very proud to be apart of the Aspley AFC. They continue to bring education and happiness into all parts of AFL and encourage everyone to be apart of their football family.