Physical Activity Awards 2019

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.

Winners and runners up

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