Stellar local achievements are honoured
Image: the Para Team at Burntwood School won the Mayor's Award
Local Heroes and sorting stars have been honoured at the Active Wandsworth Awards.
The evening was hosted by Sky Sports News presenter and avid Sheffield Wednesday fan, David Garrido, with special guests Fara Williams, England’s most capped female footballer, and GB middle distance runner Katie Snowden.
The awards' organisers reported that the standard of nominations was particularly high amongst the Sports Personality categories with England Rugby prop and former Battersea Ironsides RFC player Kyle Sinckler scooping the Sports Person of the Year Award in a year where he has cemented a place in the England Rugby side. Putney High School pupil Molly Lee collected the Junior Sports Person of the Year Award following her success at the European and African Water-Skiing Championships.
The people and organisations that encourage people into activity were also recognised. Leonard Cheshire at Randall Close resource centre won the Physical Activity Project of the Year Award for their tailored programmes for people unable to access mainstream sporting activities or who need one-to-one sessions.
Volunteers were recognised across a number of sports and organisations. The work of Simon Haspel at Wayfarers Hockey Club received a special recognition for Outstanding Contribution to Sport and Physical Activity, and the Para Team at Burntwood School won the Mayor’s Award for its work making sport accessible to all.
Wandsworth Council’s cabinet member for Community Services and Open Spaces, Steffi Sutters, said, "Our borough is lucky to have such talented sports men and women. We owe so much to the encouragement and time given by their coaches, clubs and others who work really hard to make them the best that they can be. Collectively they contribute so much to sport and physical activity in Wandsworth.
“It was a real pleasure to be at the Awards, to recognise their hard work and dedication, to hear their stories and to help celebrate their achievements. Congratulations to all.”
The Active Wandsworth Awards are managed and delivered by Enable Leisure and Culture in partnership with Wandsworth Council.
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The full list of winners is as follows:
Active School of the Year - Broadwater Primary School
Young Volunteer of the Year - Nicolas Flores Pujols
Volunteer of the Year - Rachel Denning
The Mayor's Award - Burntwood School - Para Team
Coach / Instructor of the Year - Mike Mounowah
Outstanding Contribution to Sport/Physical Activity - Simon Haspel
Sports Club/Organisation of the Year Award - Balham Football Club
Physical Activity Project of the Year - Leonard Cheshire
Junior Sports Person of the Year - Molly Lee
Sports Person of the Year - Kyle Sinckler
February 28, 2019