With a record number of 500 nominations, the bar was set extremely high for the ActiveWestminster Awards 2013.
We would like to thank all those that took the time to nominate a deserving person, programme, coach, club, volunteer or school which help us to lead active, healthy lifestyles in Westminster.
Congratulations to all the winners who received their awards from Paralympian medallist, campaigner and TV presenter, Ade Adepitan MBE, and also to the highly commended finalists.
Winners are pictured with Ade Adepitan and Cllr Steve Summers.
Westminster Boating Base
Making water sports affordable and accessible to all ages and abilities, Westminster Boating Base helps hundreds of young and old people through their leisure time activities to develop their physical, mental and social skills. The club builds confidence, skills and develops people as individuals.
Chelsea and Westminster Swimming Club
Polonia Ladies Volleyball Club
Champion of the Future
Tin Tin Ho
Tin Tin is a young table tennis player who has had an extremely successful year representing England. She is currently ranked fifth amongst the Senior Women in England and is number one in both the Junior Girls and U21 Women. She won the English National U21 Women, Junior Girls and Cadet Girls titles.
(Award collected by Craig Parker, GLL)
London Youth Games
Shakeel Ahmed, male and female cricket coach
Shakeel coached both the boys and girls London Youth Games Cricket teams in 2013. He travelled to Westminster with the necessary equipment on the tube every week. He was an absolute professional throughout and an excellent role model for young people, helping the girl’s team pick up bronze medals and the best result across all sports this year.
(Award collected by representatives from the LYG Westminster Girls Cricket Team)
Moberly Judo Club, male and female judo team
Dave Mabbutt, female football coach
Gateway has increased its after-school opportunities, providing free classes for a number of children that would otherwise be unable to access. They have mapped out a new curriculum, tailored to children's needs, and introduced team teaching to develop a long-lasting legacy. Their drive to improve has resulted in effective changes and resulted in children learning that they can be passionate about sport.
Robinsfield Infants School
Barrow Hill Junior School
Westminster Boating Base
The Westminster Boating Base has a sustained positive track record in providing water sports activities to people of all ages, background and ability. With enthusiasm, the staff, instructors and volunteers deliver challenging and rewarding activities.
The Hub, Regents Park
Physical Activity, Health and Wellbeing
The Beethoven Centre provides affordable and accessible classes for all the community including crèche facilities and ladies only classes. The centre runs regular physical activity and health events for all the family teaching people about healthy lifestyles which also bring the community together and help many isolated people to make new friends.
Inclusive and Active
Natasha Fleming, Pimlico Puffins
Despite some cuts to funding and transport, in the last year, Natasha has worked tirelessly to keep the Pimlico Puffins club running for people with a range of disabilities and raise funding to keep the club running and attract new members.
Sarah Miles, Sayers Croft
Basil set up and has given much of his time, effort and attention to the Moberly Star Judo Club whichempowers young people to positively express themselves through sports. He has gone on to inspire numerous local young people to further their career path in Judo, creating present and future Olympians as well as future Judo coaches.
Aslam has been volunteering as the manager for London tigers for over 10 years and dedicates much of his personal time to ensuring the team works together across all ages and backgrounds. He has used his skills to encourage many who had given up football to get back into it.
(Award collected by Armand Kavaja)
Ryan Clark and Maggie Evans
Outstanding Contribution to Sport and Physical Activity
Ellie is committed to encouraging people, especially young people, to take up active lifestyles. With the assistance of partners, she has started new and exciting clubs for young people and those with a disability while in turn raising the profile of athletics. Ellie has created a community out of running and inspires so many people with her enthusiasm.
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