Governor of Victoria hosts dignitaries to recognise Volunteers

By Tenpin Bowling Australia
September 13, 2022

The contributions of Community Sport and Recreation volunteers were recognised when Tenpin Bowling Australia (TBA) attended a function at Government House in Victoria.

Hosted by the Governor of Victoria, the Honourable Linda Dessau AC, and Mr Anthony Howard AM QC, the Victorian Government held a reception at Government House to recognise the contributions and importance of volunteers in sport.

Joining TBA Chief Executive Officer Rohan O’Neill at the reception were TBA board member Andrew Jacklin and TBAV board member Glenn Whiting.

Like most sports, Tenpin Bowling relies heavily on people to put their hand up in a volunteer capacity for a wide range of roles. Volunteer contributions to the sport include running events, coaches, team managers and directors who sit on the sport’s state, territory, and national boards.

Volunteers play a crucial role in community sports and recreation. An astonishing 750,000 Victorians volunteer in community sports every year, and the reception helped highlight the incredible contributions that support the running of sports.

“It was a privilege to represent Tenpin Bowling Australia at the reception hosted at Government House for such an important reason,” said Rohan O’Neill.

“We thank all the amazing volunteers who give up their time and energy to play a crucial role in running our sport.

“It was a fantastic event that again highlighted the importance of volunteers and an excellent opportunity to bring a couple of volunteers with me to help recognise the enormous contributions made,” added O’Neill.

Tenpin Bowling Australia would like to thank the Honourable Linda Dessau AC, Mr Anthony Howard AM QC and the Victorian Government for inviting us to this special event.

We also wish to thank the Victorian Government for their continued support of our sport after recently supporting the Tenpin Premier League, National Disability Championship and TBA50 National Championship.

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