Wandsworth To Choose Their Sporting Heroes
Wandsworth Council’s Active Wandsworth Awards is all set to celebrate the dedication and achievements for the local sporting community at the annual Active Wandsworth Awards ceremony on Friday 4th March. The ceremony will reflect on the 2021 sporting year and a glittering list of nominees have been announced.
The evening will be hosted by Sky Sports News presenter and reporter, Emma Paton, who will help recognise the individual athletes, club, organisations, coaches and volunteers who helped their communities thrive through the hugely challenging period of the pandemic. Special guests, Olympic marathon runner Steph Davis and Paralympic table tennis Star, Aaron McKibbin will also be in attendance helping us celebrate our local heroes.
The high standard of nominations across the ten award categories demonstrates not only the incredible sporting talent in Wandsworth but also the amazing commitment of grass roots organisations, who have shown exceptional dedication to their community in the past two years.
The Sports Person and Junior Sports Person categories are a brim with phenomenal talent including Olympic athletes and athletes breaking barriers at club level, all the way through to the world stage.
Several awards will reflect on how volunteers and community organisations not only provide traditional playing opportunities but how their connections with the community support those who have experienced inequalities and many barriers over the last couple of years, emphasizing the vital role that being active plays in physical and mental wellbeing.
Across the ten categories we will see honours given for Active School of the year, Young Volunteer and Volunteer of the year, The Mayor’s Award, Coach/Instructor of the year, Outstanding Contribution to sport /physical activity, Sports Club/Organisation of the Year. Physical Activity Project of the Year, Junior Sports Person of the year and Sports Person of the year.
Wandsworth’s Councillor Steffi Sutters, said: “I am very excited to see this year’s nominees in what is likely to be an amazing ceremony on 4 March. All on the shortlist are very much deserving of their nomination across the ten awards. Sport & Physical Activity play an important part, now more than ever, in all our lives and to recognise everyone from the talented athlete to the amazing coaches and volunteers who make it happen is so important.”
The Active Wandsworth Awards are produced and delivered by Enable in partnership with Wandsworth Council.
A full list of nominees can be found at www.enablelc.org/awa2021