Volunteer of the Year

Thanking our Volunteers

AU Clubs, AU Sport and the University of Adelaide, would not be the organisations they are today without the assistance and valued contribution of our volunteers. 

AU Sport recognises these very important people in our sporting community in a number of ways. Clubs are encouraged to nominate members for 'Club Letters - Service' awards and for long term volunteers, the ‘Service to University Sport’ award is more relevant. The 'Volunteer of the Year Award' recognise volunteers who have made a significant contribution to a club, team or AU Sport during the year of the award, rather than over a period of say, three years.

Nominations of suitable persons may be submitted by clubs, individuals from clubs or AU staff. The Board will make the final decision on the award winners.

1st round Volunteer of the Year Award applications close on 6 May and 2nd round applications close on 11 October. All applications must be submitted via the online nomination form.


The 2018 Recipients

Eddie Dadds

Volunteer of the Year - Student

Courtney Donnellan

AU Volleyball

A Law & Arts student, Courtney has volunteered for many club activities, with special responsibility for delivering the club’s inaugural junior program

Chip Natt

Volunteer of the Year - Non Student

Helen Doufos

AU Soccer

In 2018, she was recognised as the Football Federation’s Volunteer of the Year.  Her general management of the women’s and junior sections of the club is outstanding.  She has the capacity to multi-task and all with an appropriate attention to detail. 

Previous recipients