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Belgravia Leisure State Award for Port Pirie Aquatic & Leisure Centre's Damon Walsh

5th February 2020

Port Pirie Regional Council would like to congratulate Damon Walsh who won the 2019 South Australian Belgravia Leisure Leadership Award. Damon was recognised for his work at the Port Pirie Aquatic and Leisure Centre in his role as Customer Service Duty Manager.

The South Australian Belgravia Leisure Awards are held on an annual basis in conjunction with a State-based National Conference to recognise and reward outstanding staff.

Belgravia Leisure State Manager, Catherine Foreman explained that Damon was nominated by his peers in the category of ‘Leadership’ and went on to win this award at the conference held in September 2019. The award recognises Damon’s commitment to lead by example and ensure that he displays honesty and integrity at all times.

“Belgravia have been really impressed with the quality of all staff at our sites in the Port Pirie Regional Council area – this award for Damon is individual recognition but highlights the work the whole team, under the leadership of Terry McGinnis, have shown to connect the community to leisure, seek the best outcomes for all, and manage the impressive community facilities in the region. Damon continues to look for excellence and improvements and this leadership has seen him recognised with this State Award,” said Ms Foreman.

Terry McGinnis, Centre Manager for the Port Pirie Sporting Precinct, Port Pirie Aquatic and Leisure Centre and Crystal Brook Pool (Belgravia Leisure) described Damon as a model employee who continually strives for excellence and lives the company’s values.

“Damon’s work performance is always exemplary and he leads others through his conduct and work ethic, continually seeking to improve not only his own performance, but that of others. He is an outstanding young man, who gives his all every day.His dedication to the role and the Sports Precinct is outstanding,” said Mr McGinnis.

“In addition to his role at the Port Pirie Aquatic and Leisure Centre, Damon has many other voluntary positions with other organisations in sports such as tennis, volleyball and the Crystal Brook Swimming Club to name a few. All of these organisations could not speak highly enough of Damon and his generous and giving nature,” said Mr McGinnis.

Image: Catherine Foreman SA State Manager Belgravia Leisure, Damon Walsh CSO Duty Manager, Nick Cox CEO Belgravia Leisure.