2017 MTBA Queensland Club Volunteer of the Year Award Acceptance Speech

by President
2017 MTBA Queensland Club Volunteer of the Year Award Acceptance Speech

Recently I was awarded the 2017 MTBA Queensland QLD Club Volunteer Award. It was a quite the surprise and I am both honoured and humbled to receive this award.

Since I became President our club has become a multifaceted entity delivering on many fronts such as coaching, women’s advocacy, trail development and bringing back racing, all while supporting the wider mountain biking community. During these years I have witnessed many contributions made by our committee and membership and it is a particularly great feeling seeing new riders develop into competent riders who then begin to share their knowledge with others.

If I am a good volunteer, it is because of the a great committee and membership behind me. I would like to call out to the club secretary and my brother, Michael, as without his help the club would not be what it is today. The same can be said of Craig, Susie, Rob, and Greg for their work as treasurer, women’s advocate, trails officer and social coordinator respectively. I also liked to acknowledge the previous committees for contributing to the Bush Rangers rich history.

I’m proud to be apart of this inclusive community of riders who all support each other and I ask that we continue contributing to our mountain biking community and make a lasting positive impact to the Sunshine Coast.

Sincerely,

Ben Johns
Club President