During a life dedicated to sport, Ron Ames helped found Stowmarket Volleyball Club in 1975. The club still competes in the National Volleyball League more than 40 years later.
Following his retirement, Ron turned his attention to competing by himself, representing the UK in triathlon for his age group at the World Championships.
Over the years, Ron took the time to help many of the young players who competed for the volleyball club, helping them develop as players and as people.
Ron was posthumously recognised by being awarded the "Lifetime Achievement Award" at the Stowmarket Town Awards 2018/19.