Charnwood Sports Awards finalists revealed

Published: Thu 23rd November, 2023

The finalists for this year’s Charnwood Sports Awards have been announced.

The awards, organised by Charnwood Borough Council’s Sport and Recreation team, Active Charnwood, received over 100 nominations this year.

The Charnwood Sports Awards celebrate the work and dedication of individuals, clubs, coaches and volunteers across the borough.

They also highlight schools and workplaces making a difference to the health and wellbeing of local communities.

The awards ceremony takes place on Monday December 4 at Burleigh Court in Loughborough.

Cllr Liz Blackshaw, the Council’s lead member for communities, said: “We were pleased to see so many entries this year and it was really tough to choose our finalists.

“The awards are about showcasing the fantastic sporting talent we have in the borough. It’s equally important to celebrate those behind the scenes such as coaches and volunteers who dedicate their time.

“We will also highlight those workplaces and organisations which are making a positive difference to the health and wellbeing of residents.

“Congratulations to all of the finalists and thank you to everyone who took the time to enter.”

This year’s awards are kindly being supported by Efficiency East Midlands (EEM), Active Together, Serco, Fusion Lifestyle, Loughborough College, Loughborough University, South Charnwood Schools Sport Partnership Network and idverde.

There is a total of nine categories for this year’s awards including the Joe Humphries Memorial Trust award which recognises inspirational people or groups who have gone above and beyond and made outstanding achievements, in the face of adversity.

The 2023 finalists are:

Club of the Year

  • Loughborough College Flag Football Team
  • Loughborough Rugby Club
  • Loughborough Swimming Club
  • Safe Well Happy Group

Joe Humphries Memorial Trust Special Recognition

  • Ann & Jerry Bullock
  • Leandra Whelband
  • Phil Williamson

Lets Get Moving Junior Ambassador of the Year

  • Amelia Trahar & Jessica Brooker
  • Chichi Jamu
  • Wenlo RDA Young Volunteers

Junior Sports Person of the Year

  • Dahnon Ward
  • Katie & Emelia Corns
  • Harry Donald

Lets Get Moving School Sport Award

  • Ashmount School
  • Hannah McClay - Ward
  • Joel Wolfe

Outstanding Contribution to Sport Physical Activity & Health

  • Gorse Covert Health Leaders
  • Mark Riches
  • Nick Shaw
  • Phil Williamson

Lets Get Moving Senior Ambassador of the Year Award

  • Andy Moore
  • Pauline Young
  • Sanjit Sudarsan

Senior Sports Person of the Year Award 

  • Daniel Powell
  • Jonathan Broom-Edwards
  • Mary Cholhok

Lets Get Moving Wellbeing at Work Award 

  • Ashmount School
  • Loughborough College Active Team
  • Watermead Day Nursery

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