Sidmouth teenager secures nomination in Active Devon Sports Award

Oliver Moore-Jones from Sidmouth has been nominated for Young Volunteer of the Year.

Oliver Moore-Jones from Sidmouth has been nominated for Young Volunteer of the Year. - Credit: Archant

A Sidmouth teenager has been recognised for his volunteering work in a county wide competition.

Oliver Moore-Jones was put forward by staff at Bicton College in the Active Devon 2016 Sports Award, as a contender for Young Volunteer of the Year.

The 17-year-old offers his time to support the college’s foundation learners while studying for a level two BTEC Diploma in the public services and military academy.

Oliver, who is in his first year at Bicton College, said: “When Sadie [Moran, sport maker at the college] told me I’d been nominated for an award for my volunteering I was over the moon and really surprised.

“It’s fantastic to be recognised for my voluntary work. I really enjoy doing it and am happy to be part of something bigger and to help other students achieve their dreams.”

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Oliver has been nominated alongside fellow student Nathaniel Bayet.

Sadie Moran, sport maker at Bicton College said: ‘It was an honour to put Oliver and Nathaniel forward for an Active Devon 2016 Sports Award. They have both demonstrated a real dedication to the college’s sporting activities and have been reliable, helpful and acted with professionalism.

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“Their efforts have directly benefitted the college and their fellow students and we hope that their nominations go some of the way to celebrate this. We are rooting for them to go through to the final stage.”

The awards will be announced on Friday, May 13, at Sandy Park.

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