Wai is fit for another 25 years!

Wai is fit for another 25 years!
Wai's 25th year group

Forth Valley College’s Leisure Facilities Coordinator Wai Mun Lee has been helping his colleagues keep fit and healthy for the last 25 years…and everyone’s hoping he has many more to come!

Wai celebrated the milestone at the Falkirk Campus Antonine Suite on Wednesday 27 March, and dozens of colleagues who he has coached and encouraged over the years, were delighted to drop in to wish him well on the day…and drop and give him 20 press-ups if he had asked!

Helen Young, Director of Curriculum for the Department of Care, Sport, Business and Communities was on hand to present his long service cheque for £500, and a golden volleyball signed by friends and colleagues. In fact he was presented with two golden volleyballs – a signed one for display purposes and another one to play with so he wouldn’t ruin the signed one!

Wai, attended the Falkirk College of Technology as a student on the NC Sport and Recreation course, progressed on to complete the HND Leisure Management and then moved to Jordanhill College to do a BA degree in Sports and Community. However, in 1999 he returned to the College to begin his career as a gym assistant. Then in 1999 he was promoted to Recreation Facilities Coordinator and subsequently Leisure Facilities Coordinator.

He said: “Can’t believe it’s been 25 years. Some say that’s a prison sentence, but I have to disagree, I can honestly say hand on my heart it’s a pleasure to still be part of Forth Valley College. The amount of great staff and students I’ve had the pleasure of working with, past and present, is what makes coming into work every day worthwhile. It’s the staff and students that make Forth Valley College. Thanks for putting up with me everyone!”

Helen Young, said: “Wai is an absolutely inspirational colleague whose enthusiasm and motivation has been transformational for many staff members and students.”

Chris Horne, Curriculum Manager in the Department of Care, Sport, Business and Communities, gave paid tribute to Wai on the day and said: “Wai is probably one of the most recognised faces across the whole College. Everyone knows him and he has been at the forefront of important partnerships involving the College over the years, such as with Sportscotland and NHS Forth Valley and has driven our Health and Wellbeing programmes forward too.

“He has also been a mentor to former students like him who have come back to work for the College in his gym team, and he has developed and excellent team. We are all very proud of his achievements and we are all delighted to be here today to help him celebrate 25 years at the College.”


Chris, Wai and Helen
Wai and Helen