Achilles Melbourne president, Amanda Kwong, was awarded Volunteer of the Year at the 2016 Victorian Disability Sport and Recreation Awards. This is what Amanda had to say:
We are absolutely humbled to have received Initiative of the Year and Volunteer of the Year at the Disability Sport and Recreation awards. We would like to congratulate our co-nominees in joining us to create opportunities for people with a disability to participate in sports and recreation. This award is dedicated to the efforts of the extended Achilles family: Blind Sports & Recreation Victoria , @achilles_sydney, Achilles Canberra, our volunteers who are there week in, week out and especially our athletes with disability for making Achilles Melbourne a great club to run/walk/roll together! #goachilles
Our mission is to enable people from all walks of life, including those with physical impairments, to enjoy the health giving benefits of walking and running in a supportive, social and encouraging environment.