Chris Williams was the Thames Region's overall regional winner at the 2015 British Rowing Volunteer of the Year Awards, which were held at the Cutlers' Hall on 28th November. He was also given a special lifetime achievement award.
His citation read:
The panel received a number of nominations in Chris's name, and with over twenty years' experience as a coach and an average of thirty coaching hours per week, he has achieved an enormous amount for our sport.
Chris has built a very successful programme for juniors at Tideway Scullers School, starting them off in small boats, encouraging their competitive spirit, and honing technique to enable them to reach their full potential.
Impressive results at all levels nationally, plus the selection of Lucas Rodd to row at the Junior World Championships in Rio this year, are proof positive that the programme is effective, as is the queue of young people applying to join the club each year.