Thank you to everyone who nominated an outstanding sports person, programme, coach, club, volunteer or facility in the ActiveWestminster Awards 2012.
Congratulations to all the winners who received their awards from Paralympic javelin thrower Scott Moorhouse, Olympic fencer Corinna Lawrence and Paralympic swimmer Susie Rodgers.
Winners are pictured with Scott Moorhouse, Corinna Lawrence, Susie Rodgers, Deputy Lord Mayor Cllr Jan Prendergast and Cllr Steve Summers.
Ian Forde gives up his time voluntarily to teach others about the benefits of sport and physical activity.
He works incredibly hard to engage low participation groups in sport.
Never known to turn an opportunity down, he has become a positive community role model who always has a 'can-do' attitude.
Adam provides an exciting Basketball programme for students at Pimlico Academy.
He not only sets high standards for students on court, but by also volunteering his time to provide classroom support, he has become a role model for students to prosper both in a sporting and learning environment.
Kevin has been an instructor at Westminster Boating Base for over 30 years. He has shown professionalism, dedication and commitment to the delivery of the highest quality of water sports training for over 30 years.
Kevin is always keen to share that enthusiasm with new members. He will always take the time to engage new users personally an attitude which has helped grow the user base to what it is today.
He is tireless in his work to promote, maintain and improve the base and is held in very high regard by staff and members.
Susie Rodgers has come up through the ranks and with the support of the Westminster Champion of the Future scheme became a Paralympian representing Team GB this summer in six swimming events, coming 4th twice and winning three Bronze medals in the 100m Freestyle, 400m Freestyle and the 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay.
The team have worked extremely hard this year showing much perseverance and true professionalism throughout the London Youth Games.
They raised their standard from coming 11th place in 2011 to reaching the semi finals and gaining 3rd place in 2012.
In the words of their coach, “These girls were great representatives for Westminster.”
With over 500 registered members, the club is dedicated to increasing the number of youngsters taking part in competitive swimming in the city.
2012 has been a fantastic year for the club with one swimmer representing Team GB in this year’s European Youth Championships and four swimmers attending the Olympic Trials.
The community centre provides vital support to migrants and asylum seekers in Westminster.
Working with Westminster’s Health Improvement team, the centre provides vulnerable people with health inequalities with weekly yoga, pilates and tai chi classes to help release tension and manage stress.
Westminster Boating Base has shown that people of all ages can be active by offering free training in sailing, canoeing and kayaking to the over 50’s.
The staff have worked to help older people and those with disabilities and illnesses overcome their anxieties and even managed to get their oldest kayaker, at 70 years of age, to take part in the Queens Diamond Jubilee flotilla celebrations.
The school has introduced morning fitness sessions for all children, motivating them to start each day more focussed.
The school has also introduced an extra 8 new after-school clubs this year, meaning every child, within each year group, has an opportunity to attend a free after school sporting club.
Academy Sport offers excellent customer service and the feedback they receive regarding staff is consistently high and very positive.
The centre supports and encourages local people to enjoy a healthy lifestyle and clearly demonstrates real innovation through the new Parkour Park & Beach Volleyball court.
"I couldn't have got where I have without the support of those around me in my community while I was growing up so I know how important it is to say thank you to those who help you along the way".
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