We congratulate Alan Covey (husband of Jane Covey) as Sussex Junior Manager and an England Golf Regional Manager, for his recent award as Volunteer Manager of the Year. In fact, his impact amongst his peers was such that he received three separate nominations for the award.
A proposer stated, “One major factor of his success is that all the juniors like him. His encouragement and dedication to them is very evident and rewarded by their respect for him. I know many players who are now over 18 that keep in regular contact with him letting him know how they are progressing.”
Within Sussex, Covey helps to organise coaching development for young players who wish to progress, and works with the county squads for players from U12 to U18 age groups.
As an England Golf regional manager he is generous in sharing his knowledge and experience with other managers. He organises many events, including a national start-of-season championship for U16 boys and girls – and he also took an England team to the 2016 Canadian International Junior Challenge and encouraged them to victory.
Covey commented on his award: “This isn’t just about me, it’s about every manager out there and all of us want to make a difference.”