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Hopelily Van Duyne Shortlisted for SSS Volunteer of the Year 2018

Thursday 24 May 2018

University of St Andrews Archery Club athlete, Hopelily Van Duyne has been shortlisted for the Scottish Student Sport Volunteer of the Year 2018.

Hopelily has undoubtedly gone above and beyond her role within the University of St Andrews Archery Club. Not only is she competing and training on a regular basis, she also manages her time to deliver club session to beginners, community sessions as well as link with local charities to ensure everyone in and around St Andrews the opportunity to try and participate in Archery, from scouts to schools as well as advocacy groups.

Hopelily been an asset to the University Club, as well as a valued member of the SSS Leadership Programme. Below Elaine Murdoch was keen to share Hopelily’s involved with the Programme:

“Hopelily has been an absolute credit to St Andrews; she has engaged brilliantly throughout the full programme and has provided some excellent contributions to each ‘mastermind’ session.”

Her love of Archery and ensuring everyone has the opportunity to participate was demonstrated when Hopelily contacted Scottish Archery to Host the 2017 Scottish Disability Championships. She singlehandedly organised the event, while linking with the Governing body making the event a huge success. Hopelily’s efforts have also been recognised by Scottish Archery with the Shelly Philip award for promoting disability inclusion in the sport.

Over the past year Hopelily has been responsible for the club’s managing of a £10,000 grant which the club were successful in achieving from Awards for All. The club is now able to offer archery to disabled archers as a result of the funding, as speciality bows can now be purchased.


Hopelily Van Duyne SSS Volunteer of the Year Shortlist

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