Overall Winner – 2014 Volunteer of the Year  NSW New England/Northern Inland

Susan Craig of Glen Innes Glen Innes Weight Loss Support Group.

Susan Craig
Susan Craig

Susan is a caring and motivational woman who has run the Glen Innes Weight Loss Support Group for two years. She is dedicated to not only organising the weekly meetings but also providing an array of resources and challenges, offering her knowledge and personal experiences to the group. Susan cares for the health and well-being of every member of the group and has helped local people achieve life changing results.
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2014 Youth Volunteer of the Year

Winner: Sophie Sincock of Armidale Armidale District Netball Association

Sophie is a Netball coach, the Armidale District Netball Association Secretary, a netball umpire (every Saturday), and the Youth Management committee member for the Armidale Sports Council. She is full of energy and approaches her roles with determination, fully committing herself to the team she coaches. Sophie?s work benefits the community of Armidale by encouraging the future generations to live an active and healthy lifestyle. Sophie is a great role model for young people and volunteering and how they make a real difference.


2014 Adult Volunteer of the Year

Winner: Susan Craig of Glen Innes Glen Innes Weight Loss Support Group

Please see Overall Winner for description.


2014 Senior Volunteer of the Year

Winner: Lynette Cregan of Glen Innes Northern District Exhibit

Lynette Cregan
Lynette Cregan

A proud member of the Glen Innes and Dundee community all her life, Lyn is kind-hearted and dedicated to the community. For the Northern District Exhibit, Lyn has volunteered for the Sydney Royal Easter Show for more than 40 years, including setting up the exhibit and educating people on rural life in areas around the Northern District. Lyn is also a current or past volunteer with Glen Innes Pony Club, Glen Innes Show Societies Ladies Auxiliary, Meals on Wheels, Netball Association, Junior Athletics, Glen Innes Polocrosse, St Vincent de Paul. Lyn also formed a Mother’s Club, and helps in other groups as well. She helps individuals in the community who are disabled and need assistance. She is caring and committed to her work and the community.


2014 Volunteer Team of the Year

Winner: North’s United Football Club team of 20 volunteers, Armidale (represented by Lindsay Grigg).

Norths United Football Club
Norths United Football Club

The North?s United Football Club team built one of the best football surfaces in the region by turning a horse paddock into an important community recreational space in 1994. They have created a safe area for the community to come together and develop a healthy lifestyle whether it is in competitive sport, fitness or walking the dog. The team has also worked with community partners in sustainable and environmental projects for the beautification of the city by planting more than 5000 trees near the recreation area. The members of the team for the North?s United Football Club have volunteered more than 3987 hours. Most volunteers have been involved for around 20 years which shows their strong commitment to the community.


Honour Roll of Nominees

2014 Youth Volunteer of the Year

  • Joshua Bartin of Armidale who volunteers with The Armidale Amateur Swimming Club.
  • Miles Johe of Armidale who volunteers with Lifeline North West.

2014 Adult Volunteer of the Year

  • Steve Austin of Armidale who volunteers with Sailability New England.
  • Peter Ashley Bannon of Armidale who volunteers with NSW Justices Association Northern Tablelands Support Group.
  • Keith Fleming of Armidale who volunteers with Armidale Amateur Swimming Club.
  • Alisa Gray of Tilbuster who volunteers with Armidale Amateur Swimming Club (AASC).
  • Robert Burton Hanson of Armidale who volunteers with NSW Justices Association Northern Tablelands Support Group.
  • Fergus Walker of Coolatai who volunteers with NSW Rural Fire Service.
  • Susan Wilson of Emerald Beach who volunteers with Northern Beaches Neighbour Aid.
  • Margaret Wolfer of Armidale who volunteers with Helping Children and Families Association.

2014 Senior Volunteer of the Year

  • Joan Davis of Tamworth who volunteers with the District Pensioners Association.

2014 Volunteer Team of the Year

  • John Atchinson and the volunteers who make up the Saumarez Homestead Volunteer Guides team.
  • Susan Craig and Annette Eastwood who make up the Glen Innes Weight Loss Support Group team.
  • The volunteers who make up the NSW Justice’s Association Northern Tablelands Support Group team.
  • Tanya Robinson and the volunteers who make up the Armidale’s Big Birthday Bash Team.
  • Poh Woodlands and the sixty six volunteers who make up the Armidale 150 Years team.