Will Hammersla – Victorian Sport Award Finalist

Earlier this year Sport Climbing Victoria nominated Will Hammersla for the Southern Cross Trophies Victorian Young Volunteer of the Year award for his outstanding dedication and achievement in Climbing.

Yesterday we were delighted to see that Will Hammersla has been shortlisted for the nomination. The winner for this category will be announced on Wednesday 14 March, 2018.

Please join us in congratulating Will for his hard work and dedication to improving the quality and training for our Sport Climbers across the country. We wish you the best of luck.

William Hammersla – Climbing

Will Hammersla has volunteered in many roles in Sport Climbing. In 2017 he held a position on the Sport Climbing Victoria (SCV) board of directors after holding the president position for two years prior. His positions include:

  • 2017 – Board Member
  • 2017 – State-Level Coaching Workshops for Youth (Volunteer Position)
  • 2015-2017 – National Head Coach (Volunteer Position)
  • 2015 – 2016 –  President

Will has been a key presence in SCV. As our founding president he provided leadership in getting our young organisation established and guiding the direction of SCV. In particular, Will has provided invaluable perspective from an industry professional as we work to establish our sport and develop a professional workforce in Victoria.

Will is the most experienced climbing coach and route setter in Australia and takes on time-consuming coaching roles (all volunteer positions) at both national and state levels ensuring that young SCV and Australian national team members are nurtured and taught important climbing skills. His technical skills are also integral in running all SCV sanctioned competitions and events and many national-level Sport Climbing Australia sanctioned events.

To view the nomination, click here.