Rod Turnor - Byford Basketball Association

Rod was recognised as a part of the Shire’s Volunteer Recognition Program for his hard work with the Byford Basketball Association. Rod received a $50 voucher to a restaurant of his choice located within the Shire.

We asked Rod a few questions about his experience volunteering:

How did you get involved in volunteering for your club/group?

My son was playing basketball and his coach pulled out so I took over the coaching of the team.

How long have you been involved in volunteering?

I have always volunteered over the years from about the age of 15, but I have been involved in basketball for about six years now.

What do you enjoy most about volunteering?

I enjoy seeing the progress the kids achieve. Sometimes it may just be a small thing the kids pick up they may have been trying to achieve for a long time, then it just clicks. To see the personal satisfaction they receive from success is just fantastic. 

What makes your club/group special to you?

Byford Basketball Association has a group of volunteers who are not only great people but also committed to the kids of Serpentine Jarrahdale. We all want the best possible outcomes from skill development and competitions for the kids, to adequate facilities, to helping our kids become better citizens.

Why would you recommend others to get involved in volunteering?

Volunteering, if done for the right reasons, is very rewarding. To see the enjoyment on kids faces when they achieve a goal is priceless. But also knowing that you are contributing to the local community to improve kids, buildings, environment or whatever it is you are doing gives you a sense of pride and achievement.

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