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Notts Getting Active Together Awards- The Winners!

Posted: Thu, 14 Mar 2019 22:15

Notts Getting Active Together Awards- The Winners!

Notts Getting Active Together Awards recognise those using physical activity to help improve the lives of people across Nottingham

The efforts and achievements of individuals and groups who are using physical activity to help improve the lives of people across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire have been recognised at the first Notts Getting Active Together awards. The event showcased individuals who have used physical activity to achieve outstanding change in themselves, as well as some incredible accounts of what others have done to transform the lives, health and wellbeing of members of their communities.

The awards celebrated all the amazing work happening in our communities and Active Notts, who organised the event, wanted the opportunity to thank the volunteers, groups and staff who help to make physical activity the norm.

The inaugural Notts Getting Active Together Awards were held at the Nottingham Trent University Clifton Campus on Thursday 14 March and sponsored by Nottinghamshire County Council.

Attended by 200 guests, the event was hosted by Colin Hazelden (of BBC East Midlands) and included performances from Lily Taylor-Ward, Pythian Club and spoken performances by Rhythmical Mike and Jah Digga. Opening the event was a touching opera performance by Lily Taylor-Ward, who was then proceeded by the compere for the night, Colin Hazelden. Awards were presented to finalists and winners by Councillor Sue Saddington, Active Notts panel members Neil Jones, Mel Berry and Anne Rippon, and chair of the Active Notts board Stephen Jackson.

Throughout the night special recognition awards were also presented to groups that had significantly impacted their local communities and made a difference. Receivers of the Active Notts Community Contribution awards included Blue Bell Hill Primary school, Notts Club for Young People, Evolve and Mansfield District Council.

Representatives from Coach Core presented Karen Swann and the Evolve team with their special recognition award and delivered insight in to how joining the Coach Core scheme has impacted on them and helped them develop as individuals. Gareth Norman (tutor for Coach Core Nottingham) along with apprentices from the scheme explained to the audience how coaching gives them confidence and a focus to work towards qualifications.

The event also had exciting cultural performances from; Rhythmical Mike, who delivered a spoken word performance titled 'You Got This', The Pythian Club, who did a short excerpt from one of their theatre shows highlighting the impact of youth crime, and then an astonishing final performance from Jah Digga, who delivered a 3 minute long urban dialogue highlighting the difference in communities and examples of different privilege.

A full list of winners and runners-up is below:

Change4Life Award

Winner: Henry Thomas-Foy

Runners-up: Richard Pell, Stephen Matthews

Community Group of the Year

Winner: HSBC UK Breeze (Nottinghamshire)

Runners-up: Ladybrook Community Centre, From the Heart Charity

This Girl Can Award

Winner: Asmita Nathwani

Runners-up: Charleigh Evison, Charlotte Gent

Active Place Award

Winner: Portland College

Runner-up: YMCA Activity Village

Inclusive Project of the Year

Winner: Golden Gloves

Runner-up: Nottingham City Gymnastics Club (Katy Perry), RideWise

Community Coach of the Year

Winner: Keith Wallace

Runner-up: Cath Rodkoff, Peter Stevenson

Project or Innovation of the Year

Winner: Ollerton, Boughton and Edwinstowe CAP

Runner-up: From The Heart Help To Swim programme, HSBCUK Breeze (Nottinghamshire)

Special Recognition Award

Winner: Bill Chambers

Runner-up: Joanne Pritchard, Tim Burch

Award criteria and more information can be found at: https://www.activenotts.org.uk/physical-activity-awards. Also read the attached blog to read about all of the runners up and their stories.

Tags: Active Notts