Get Berkshire Active Awards
Berkshire’s sporting heroes were honoured at Get Berkshire Active’s annual Inspiration & Participation Awards ceremony held on Friday 6th February at the Blue Mountain Golf & Conference Centre, Binfield. The awards ceremony, which was hosted by BBC Radio Berkshire’s Tim Dellor, recognised the contribution local people have made to inspiring others to take up physical activity, as well as individual and team excellence in sport.
Over 250 people including 30 nominees and winners were joined by a host of Special Guests, including Katherine Copeland GB Olympic Gold Medallist (rowing), Sophie Christiansen GB Paralympic Gold Medallist (equestrian), Jack Rutter Captain of England’s Cerebral Palsy Football Team and Lesley Owusu former GB 200m/400m runner. The Mayors of Bracknell Forest, RBWM, Slough and Wokingham were also on hand to present the awards to the winners.
Reading FC Community Trust were the proud sponsors of the Youth Award. Dave Evans presented the award to this year’s winners, Reading YMCA – BOBI League Football.
Key facts on Reading YMCA – BOBI League Football:
- Reading YMCA work with young people who are vulnerable, homeless and are often coming from broken families and may experience relationship issues or substance misuse.
- The BOBI League project gives them the chance to include both ex and current residents.
- So far this year Reading YMCA have had a squad of 25 young men that have played and trained with them.
- The YMCA have seen an impressive improvement in these young people and, prior to this league being set up, they would not have seen many young people returning to take part in training or matches
The full list of winners:
Sponsored by Reading Football Team Community Trust
|BOBI League Football- Reading YMCA||Reading|
|Club/Team of the Year
Sponsored by Decathlon
|Pinewood Gymnastics Club||Wokingham|
|Coach of the Year
Sponsored by Developing Potential
|Volunteer of the Year
Sponsored by J A Wealth Management
|Valerie Childs||West Berks|
|Health Project of the Year
Sponsored by Macmillan
|Sandhurst Health Walks||Bracknell|
|Workplace of the Year
Sponsored by People Essentials
Sponsored by Health Diagnostics
|Junior Sports Personality of the Year
Sponsored by Berkshire Schools Leadership Forum
|Annabel Chaffey||West Berks|
|Sports Personality of the Year
Sponsored by TechnoGym