Volunteer in Sports Awards
November 20, 2019
On Tuesday, November 13th, the Irish sporting community came together in Farmleigh House in Dublin to celebrate the 450,000 volunteers who are contributing to sports clubs and teams all over the country.
Volunteers from all 32 counties were recognised for their contributions to Irish sport. The award recipients were selected by a judging panel consisting of 12 individuals drawn from sports administration, the volunteer community and media, including former Director General of the GAA, Paraic Duffy, The Irish Times sports journalist and activist, Joanne O’Riordan and former Irish rugby international, Trevor Ringland.
The winner for County Louth was Fetpai Fappito of Dundalk Ravens Basketball Club.
The Raven's Facebook page celebrated Fu saying: “Fu gives so much to our club and has inputted into the lives of so many kids, both on the court and off. His dedication and commitment to building this Ravens Family is deserving of recognition, and for that we are very thankful."
Secretary General of Basketball Ireland, Bernard O'Byrne, added: “On behalf of the basketball community, I would sincerely like to congratulate Fu Faapito on this well-deserved award. Everybody in basketball is keenly aware of his great and enthusiastic work over a long period of time to further and support our sport. He represents a great fraternity of volunteers throughout Ireland who give themselves selflessly to their community and thoroughly deserve all our thanks."