Awards for sporting stars and community heroes
Wandsworth Council’s Active Wandsworth Awards looked back on the 2018 sporting year and celebrate sporting individuals, clubs, volunteers and coaches for all their hard work and exceptional achievements.
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 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 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.”
To find out how to be part of the 2019 awards visit www.enablelc.org/awa2018.
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