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Active Community Project of the Year

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Friday night project

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Zareena youthboxsurrey@yahoo.com

Reasons for Nomination

The project is affordable and reaches all young people including some vulnerable young people in Woking. There is a good variety of activities and young people can try new things and activities they love. It is well staffed and managed. Its helps young people social, emotional and physical health. they have social areas and games and interactive things to do that are affordable. they have youth work support and offer skills such as Youthbox where young people can learn boxing and lots of other fitness activities. It is inclusive to all young people. social skills and confidence are develops and friendships formed.

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Female Youth Boxing- Freedom Leisure/Youthbox

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Zareena Zed youthboxsurrey@yahoo.com

Reasons for Nomination

This project meets all three categories Through non contact boxing fitness games and exercise increase in activity levels of the girls and young women attending some have never done exercise or haven't been and now are regularly Many of the girls have had challenges with mental health and aspergers and other areas such as school issues, this has been them a friendly safe environment to share and learn skills and exercise in a friendly fun way helped participants overcome barriers through raising confidence, making friendships The young women have improved physical wellbeing, mental wellbeing, individual development through learning the boxing moves and stretches and had fun and learnt social skills and confidence.

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Female Youth Boxing- Freedom Leisure/Youthbox

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Zareena Zed youthboxsurrey@yahoo.com

Reasons for Nomination

This project meets all three categories Through non contact boxing fitness games and exercise increase in activity levels of the girls and young women attending some have never done exercise or haven't been and now are regularly Many of the girls have had challenges with mental health and aspergers and other areas such as school issues, this has been them a friendly safe environment to share and learn skills and exercise in a friendly fun way helped participants overcome barriers through raising confidence, making friendships The young women have improved physical wellbeing, mental wellbeing, individual development through learning the boxing moves and stretches and had fun and learnt social skills and confidence.

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Freedom Leisure

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Jack Holmes holmesjack@sky.com

Reasons for Nomination

I feel the Friday Night Project deserves an award as its targeting an area in which people tend to fear. Many projects try to stay away from young adults as they believe they are trouble. Friday Night Project offers something for these individuals who previously have had nothing to do in the past. The Staff are trained and well equipped to deal with any issues the kids may throw at them, the Friday Night Project boasts a youth worker on site to add to the already talented staff.

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FISH Playscheme Guildford Borough Council

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Zareena Linney Waine youthboxsurrey@yahoo.com

Reasons for Nomination

This project is a Summer scheme offering a wide range of different activities for young people it definitely increases activity levels in Surrey young people who attend and over 100 young people attend a day in the holidays They introduce new sports and creative games and young people have the support of the staff and are encouraged to try the staff help participants overcome barriers such as confidence or learning and some are assigned to young people on a one to one. Tis year they had refugees , young people with learning difficulties and they are so inclusive. They definitely have had a broader impact beyond activity levels physical wellbeing of young people has improved through active games, mental wellbeing, individual development of skills such as boxing , dodgeball, trampoline and so much more, social skills and confidence development is apparent and new friendships are formed and relationships with staff and team too. Positive behaviour is encouraged and rewarded and great boundary setting in place. 71% try something new at FISH. They offer concessions for low income which is excellent. They promote creative through sport and games and build resilience. The environment is supportive and offers plenty of choice. the inclusion scheme to help additional needs young people and those of low income is excellent.

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Mary Frances Trust

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Christine Schauerman christine@maryfrancestrust.org.uk

Reasons for Nomination

Mary Frances Trust has developed a wide programme of physical activities to compliment the emotional well-being programme that was already in place. During the last year, MFT ran a number of activities across the areas it works in, which are Mole Valley; Epsom & Ewell; Banstead and Elmbridge. The football and walking football programme has supported nearly 200 participants who come together regularly to play. Not only does this help to maintain or improve physical fitness, it also helps to reduce social isolation and build confidence and self esteem. The football is part funded from the FA's Grow the Game fund and MFT have 3 teams and a Walking football team that are growing in numbers each month. Yoga and Pilates run all year round in various locations and regularly have classes of 10 people attending 6 week introduction courses. Classes are kept small to alleviate anxiety and participants are encouraged to join main stream groups once they have the basic sills and confidence to move on. Health Walks attract between 12-20 people each time and are led by qualified walk leaders. Badminton, Golf, Kung Fu, Boxercise, Couch to 5K, Circuit Training, Personal one-to-one fitness training, and Dance Exercise are all included in the programme, which is designed to fit with the needs of a changing client group. Some classes are bigger than others but almost everything MFT runs is free, or very low cost, and no-one is turned away because they can't pay. MFT work with local family centres to run courses with creches provided, to enable parents to take part, and in Elmbridge MFT have a funded project that provides families with transport and creche fees to allow people in places with poor public transport to be able to access the local leisure centre.

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Tom Crowe

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Tom Crowe tom.crowe@waverley.gov.uk

Reasons for Nomination

Due to an increase lack of youth provision and increasing anti-social behaviour issues within the village of Cranleigh. Waverley Borough Council in partnership with Cranleigh Parish Council, Active Surrey and Places Leisure created a Friday Night Project. On the 19 November 2018 the first week of the project was delivered, offering a youth club based in the leisure centre. Aimed at 11 to 18 years old, the project provides the opportunity to access the following activities from 5:30pm to 8:30pm every Friday: - Gym - 3 x Fitness Classes - Spin Classes - Table Tennis - Pool - Squash - Café - Football (Summer Months) - Netball (Summer Months) - Tennis (Summer Months) Participants pay and admission fee of £3.60 (£1.80 for those with a Waverley Access to Leisure card) per session. Allowing all budgets to access physical activity and combating the major barrier (cost) to physical activity. The project thrives the ability to drop in and out of sessions allowing participants the freedom to try a range of experiences with their peers. The socialisation that the project brings also encourages friendships to be made from different social circles, that may not be experienced before. The Friday Night Project provides young people with a safe space instead of being out on the street, which as a result reduces ASB. Not only this, but healthier choices are being made with many deciding to partake in physical activity over other sedentary activities. Most of which would not be made accessible without the project. Targeting 45 registrations, the first year exceeded all expectations seeing 358 participants registered and 2250 attendances to the project across 44 sessions. Averaging over 50 participants a week with the majority being female. The Friday Night Project has become a staple of the week and ingrained itself within the community. In addition, it has utilised and enhanced the skills of the local community with over 25 registered volunteers. Connecting the community rom all backgrounds with a devotion to aiding the wellbeing of the participants. These numbers mean that the project has been able sustain itself leading into its second year, with the vision to expand and engage with more young people.

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Sandie Bolger

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Sam McCaffrey sam@dancewoking.com

Reasons for Nomination

Sandie works out of Sheerwater Youth Centre and is always looking for creative ways to engage young people that live in and around Sheetwater into positive activity. In January 2019 Sandie in partnership with Dance Woking and supported by funding from Active Surrey and Surrey Community Foundation embarked on a 30 week performance parkour club at the youth centre. The club whilst targeting young people on the estate is open to all; which enables young people from other areas to join in creating community cohesion by hosting a positive activity and changing peoples attitude towards Sheerwater. In particular I would like to highlight Sandies work with two teenage girls in particular; they were encouraged to try out parkour as part of a new skill for their DofE. Bronze Award. The initial challenge was getting the girls to stay in the session and focus on the activity; after a few weeks of attending their behaviour was a lot better; less mobile phone use; staying in the session and doing very well at the parkour. Both girls have completed 20 weeks of parkour as participants and see the session as a weekly commitment; they are doing much better in school and in the summer one became a school prefect; both girls are continuing in the sessions but now as volunteers supporting the other participants; again linked to their DofE Award, but something they really want to do. We are very proud to be able to support this project and Sandie in really helping make a positive step change to these teenage girls outlook and attitude on life. The parkour has given them more confidence in sport and themselves.

Create Development Active School Innovation of the Year

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St. Dunstan's Catholic Primary School

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Kate Hutchinson katersmith@hotmail.com

Reasons for Nomination

The school has worked tirelessly over the last year to implement a change in approach. Although PE and sport has always been of upmost importance for the school, this year a big focus has centred on the needs of all when actively engaging. The broadness of the PE curriculum really shows now! Starting from learning the ABC's in EYFS and KS1 through the ideas of Real PE activities, these culminate in whole year group (90 children) weekly multi skill festivals. KS2 has seen several new sports introduced over the past year on top of so many already existing. This year archery and Gaelic football have been taught on top of the 17 sports the school fits in to its curriculum. The school is passionate about giving opportunity though and this is possibly why it should be considered for the award. There have been over 650 FREE places offered in clubs this year. Every teacher gives up their time to run at least one per term, some teachers run up to 4 clubs on top of already big workloads. 25 different sports were offered at clubs, both before and after school. Over 60% of all children, from year 2 to 6, have represented the school over the last year against other schools. Targeting children who have never taken part before was a priority and many of those who expressed an interest were chosen. Interhouse competitions take place every half term and results are shared and celebrated in newsletters and on twitter to keep parents informed. Lunchtime provision was increased and 30 sports leaders helped run KS1 and KS2 activities 5 days a week on both playgrounds. The daily mile was introduced in the Summer term giving every child in KS2 the opportunity to achieve daily activity. The school enter everything they are able to in order to give their children the chance, winning cricket world cup tickets this year through their endeavours.

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Thames Ditton Junior School

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lisa lisa.charlton@tdjs.org

Reasons for Nomination

Over the past 3 years our school has strived to engage the less active and disadvantaged children in sport. By giving children ownership of a lunchtime club or a project such as organising a sponsored run for charity, we have been able to increase their confidence in their own ability to achieve. With the help of these children and their parents we have been able to run free sports clubs for all abilities and all ages every morning before school and at lunchtime. These clubs have got so huge in numbers that we have had to use sports funding to hire coaches to assist our volunteers to cope with the numbers attending. We actively targeted our pupil premium, ELSA and generally inactive pupils to attend the sports clubs and have seen a huge positive result. Those who wrote themselves off as 'non-sporty' have become school ambassadors wearing their school sports shirts with immense pride at sports events. We started a C/D team festival for netball and tennis which was hugely successful. Other local schools came along and have pleaded with us to keep running these inclusive events. As a result of all this, the number of children reporting anxiety and mental health concerns at TDJS has reduced significantly and more parents are involved in supporting the children in these events than ever before. Finally we have made links with our local cricket, hockey and rugby club asking them to sponsor our disadvantaged pupils with free places. All agreed to do so; this has given a real focus to those children who would never have had the opportunity to follow up their new found interest in sport outside school hours. All we had to do was ask!

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Barnsbury Primary School and Nursery

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Mrs Clare Spires head@barnsbury.surrey.sch.uk

Reasons for Nomination

I would like to nominate Barnsbury Primary School and Nursery for the Active School Innovation of the Year award. I recognise the exceptional commitment Amber Hillier, PE leader and the whole staff demonstrated, and the positive impact they collectively had on increasing movement and fitness for the 450 pupils, aged 2-11, in our primary school within the last academic year. New creative approaches were introduced which enhanced and further developed our PE curriculum offer. These innovative ideas enabled pupils, particularly those who need it most, to be more active, more often. To launch the concepts and changes, Amber led staff training and assemblies to reinforce the message highlighting the importance of daily physical activity and the positive impact this has on your health. Following the launch, Amber introduced a weekly Boot camp club for pupils who did not engage in weekly statutory PE sessions (usually as they have forgotten kit). This ensured they still received their weekly exercise, in turn, reducing the amount of kit being forgotten! Vouchers were also created using sports premium funding and gifted to children who do not engage in any physical activity after school, either on site or off. These vouchers could be used to pay for a school run after school physical activity, such as skipping, cheerleading, netball, football or gymnastics club. Physical movement was introduced to assemblies once a week in whole school singing assembly. Active songs were introduced to get children physically moving whilst singing instead of the usual static sitting. Children were further encouraged to become more active more of the time, throughout the school day, everyday, using a variety of techniques in classrooms. Teachers were introduced to Jump start Johnny, Fitter future and Super movers, a series of short movement clips, which they used for brain breaks mid lesson, on the hour every hour, or as warm up or cool down sessions at the start or end of a lesson. These were adopted by all classes daily and were highly effective in allowing children to stretch or exercise in the classroom throughout their school day. Teachers engaged in staff training, sharing practical activities and ways to incorporate movement into daily lessons - such as walking plenaries and magpie galleries, all simple ideas to get children on their feet during lessons whilst still learning. Zones were introduced to our playground which encouraged pupils to be more active in play during their lunch. Children who would walk, stand or sit for the duration of break time were now engaging in a range of different self selected sporting or physical activities, further promoting active and healthy lifestyles across the whole school day. All staff were on board and committed to bringing about improvement but Ambers energy and enthusiasm for all things fitness and fun during this period of change and introduction of new concepts was infectious, and certainly rubbed off on the staff team across school. She led by example, allowing other teachers to follow her model and share her ideas and enthusiasm. I can confidently say all 450 Barnsbury pupils were more active daily as a result of these innovate ideas and I am grateful as always to the dedication and commitment to all staff at the school for promoting and developing healthier lifestyles through movement.

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Adam Crosbie

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Holmesdale Parent holmesdaleparents@outlook.com

Reasons for Nomination

1. A creative approach to engaging children and young people, including the less active, in PE, school sport and physical activity. Mr Crosbie believes that every child can achieve and given that opportunity, a great learning environment and appropriate practice are key determinants. Instead of prioritising and praising only physical performance – for example, for being the fastest, the most able or finishing a piece of work – he and the staff at Holmesdale now focus on and reward children for effort, perseverance and for giving positive feedback to their peers. This links in nicely with the schools values and parents and children alike have noted the enthusiasm and engagement from staff to allow children to be the best they can be. My child has grown in confidence, is now more resilient and engaged and I personally put this down to the engagement from Mr Crosbie and his staff. Every child has an opportunity and every child is given an opportunity to showcase. My child is a less active child, found sports difficult and had only participated in sports outside of school. Since then, my child now participates in activities which were previously unknown including Boccia and New Age Kurling and has allowed my child to see beyond the difficulties that lay ahead. He provides the care and attention that every child deserves by providing a unique curriculum based upon previously taught skills and providing the necessary challenges for those children who are more aware of their physical needs. The opportunities to engage the less active, SEN children and those with anxiety about participating in sport has shown that he’s developed a curriculum which allow children to to be the best they can be as well as allowing every child to have the opportunity to challenge their inner self belief. His development of extra curriculum activity clubs, physical weekly challenges and lunchtime activities has seen children’s confidence grow, develop and engage all the pupils at the school. 2. The integration of physical activity and healthy lifestyles across the whole school day and the promotion of the benefits of daily physical activity. The personal well being of pupils as a school is taking a forefront in education. Brain breaks, active learning and physical activity sessions at lunch time provide each child with opportunities to engage in a healthy and active lifestyle. Mr Crosbie’s Sporting Adventure Club has driven children to engage in activities which he provides. It builds on confidence, the promotion of healthy lifestyles and more importantly fun. Activity should be fun and engaging and that’s exactly what he provides. 3. Using sport and physical activity as a tool to make a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of children and young people (including mental health). My child has anxiety. It’s a know revelation that my child was physically uninterested in sport until Mr Crosbie introduced activities at the school which gave the opportunity to try. This places the learner at the heart of practice. I’ve personally seen the use of thematic approaches, such as role playing explorers going into a jungle, to developing jumping and landing skills. My child wants to go to school. My child wants to learn and engage in physical activity and my child’s mental health and well being has improved greatly under the care and attention he provides. 4. An increase in the proportion of young people from under-represented groups taking part in regular physical activity. SEN pupils have also seen good levels of progress in children’s skill development at the school. It’s widely recognised that the opportunities are not just for those who are academically better in sport. Each child achieves success which, in turn, has boosted their confidence, and their willingness to challenge themselves has helped develop resilience. He’s taken children to local Panathlons and whilst it’s a competition for many, the opportunities for them to take part in sessions developed for their skill base have improved the learning and resilience of these children by giving the SEN/ Less active children opportunity. 5. Delivering programmes to encourage young people and their families to be active together. Mr Crosbie has developed and enabled an environment in PE where young people feel included, valued, challenged and supported to achieve their maximum potential in school and in life. I, along with the other parents in the school can’t thank Mr Crosbie and the rest of the Holmesdale Staff more than they know so this worthy award is just the ticket for their continued hard work, development and engagement with our children. Thank you.

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Mrs M Dodd and Mrs S Whenham

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Ms Vicky Lanham head@charlwood.surrey.sch.uk

Reasons for Nomination

Mrs Dodd and Mrs Whenham have worked really hard to implement more active travel to school. They do this using the Eco Leaders to promote using sustainable travel to school. Through the 'Walk to School' weeks each half-term and the 'Shop to School Shuffle'. As a result pupils are using more sustainable ways of travelling to school. The 'Shop to School Shuffle' has also been a great introduction for our Upper Key Stage 2 pupils travelling independently to school in preparation for secondary school.

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Laura Simpson

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Laura Simpson simpsonl@stmarys-surbiton.surrey.sch.uk

Reasons for Nomination

Last Year at Long Ditton St Mary’s we aimed to provide as many opportunities as possible as well as engage all children and staff - and we succeeded! We provided an extra hour of additional PE each week, which offered an inclusive setting, for those who were considered less active and less experienced in the fundamental skills. These small group sessions had games and activities that were fun and engaging, whilst specifically meeting the needs of the children. We signed up to the PALSS pledge and committed ourselves to active playtimes with our Sports Crew leading a variety of active sessions throughout the week. Active Homework had a physical activity focus. Regular Brain Breaks saw the children performing dance routines, short circuit sequences, yoga poses and much more. Our staff led by example through participating in the weekly Joe Wicks workout after school - it was great to put the books down and get social through sweat and laughter. This increased staff moral and teamwork across the school. Staff and children took part in ‘run the world’ (the mile a day) which the children loved as they tried to improve their distance or got to socialise with those participating including their teachers. We made links with our local community clubs and had weekly hockey lessons at surbiton hockey club, since this link many children have taken up hockey outside of school, this link still continues today. Children have shared their active achievements during assemblies and through the newsletters- whether it was a win, effort or personal best. The celebration of success was and still is vital to encourage and maintain children’s involvement and positive mind set on the things they do. We organised and ran the girls’ district football tournament to provide sporting opportunities for local schools. Bringing people together through sport was important to us as relationships could be built and the enjoyment could be shared. We signed up to the ‘WOW year walking to school scheme’ which saw families become more active whilst reeping the benefits of having quality time in doing so. We received plenty of feedback from parents about the success of sport and how hard St Mary’s had worked to promote the benefits of being activity, furthermore offering plenty of opportunities for all to get active. Above all we are maintaining all of this and plan on succeeded further this year.

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Ravenscote Junior School

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Grant Simmons gsimmons@ravenscote.surrey.sch.uk

Reasons for Nomination

At Ravenscote we recognise the importance of a healthy active lifestyle and the benefits of physical activity for all of our pupils. Alongside our PE curriculum we promote physical activity throughout the school day. We have recently installed an all weather daily mile track and all weather surface around our outdoor gym, climbing walls and low ropes course. Pupils can use these areas as part of the class daily mile, active break sessions and during free play. As part of our Active Surrey PALLS agreement we have embedded active assemblies, active breaks and active lessons (teach Active Maths & English). We continue to grow our sports club provision with good links to local community Clubs currently offering a choice of 11 externally run sports clubs and hosting the Surrey Heath District 20twenty cricket Academy and Surrey FA Wildcats Girls Football centre. Our teaching team offer 9 after school sports clubs including C4L, yoga, dance, hockey, football, rugby, netball cricket and athletics. This is complemented by our comprehensive competition programme which provides year round opportunities for pupils to engage in intra and inter school competition. This year we have over 50 events providing inclusive opportunities for all pupils and an inter school programme identifying targeted groups of pupils in line with the Active Surrey’s competition programme. Our annual school Sports Week featured Scooter themed games, Taster sessions with Camberley Judo Club, outdoor fitness classes and Intra class volleyball and badminton competitions. It was our pleasure to host 2 days of stick Jumping with the Stacy Draghali schools programme and we hope to become part of UK stick Jumping hub schools for 2019-220.

Epsom & Ewell Sports Awards 2019

AFC Ewell Coach, Leader or Instructor of the Year

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Emily Sawbridge 19 years or over

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Natalie Cantwell natalieroyle@yahoo.co.uk None

Reasons for Nomination

Emily Sawbridge took over the Surrey Youth Games Netball Team for 2019. She did so with a passion, never ending enthusiasm and such positive encouragement. The girls played brilliantly under Emily's watchful eye, she encouraged them to challenge themselves, work as a team and do their best. They ended up winning the silver medal in a close final against Banstead borough. If it hadn't been for Emily the girls would not have had this opportunity to represent their borough and we would not have even had a netball squad. Thank you Emily!
  1. Encouraging
  2. Enthusiastic
  3. Passionate

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Sophie James 19 years or over

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Natalie Hope-Gill nhope.gill@yahoo.co.uk Parent of pupil within the dance class

Reasons for Nomination

Mrs Sophie James currently teaches dance to children aged 4 - 14 years at Stamford Green Primary School. All reception children enjoy a weekly dance lesson and extra curricular classes (1 hr) take place for pupils in Key stage 1 and Key stage 2. Due to popular demand, a third class has now been added for ex pupils and friends of the school. Mrs James has a real passion for dance and pupils of all abilities are encouraged to improve their performance skills in a range of dance styles whilst developing their confidence and enjoying hours of fun. Each year Mrs James choreographs amazing routines and trains pupils at Stamford Green to perform at the annual dance festival. She works tirelessly and clearly puts in long hours behind the scenes. She has a meticulous eye for detail and the routines performed often leave the audience in awe of what her young proteges have achieved. Mrs James is fully aware of the importance of acting as a positive role to everyone she teaches. It is a testament to the love and respect in which she is held that so many of her former students go on to take leadership roles within her dance classes. Mrs James fully deserves this award. She is an amazing individual who encourages, inspires and motivates young people across the age and ability spectrum to develop a love of dance.
  1. Perfectionist
  2. Determined
  3. Inspirational

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Stuart Flack 07568193505 19 years or over

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Diana Norman odnorman@yahoo.co.uk Coaching Secretary

Reasons for Nomination

Stuart started off assisting with coaching in the middle distance group in 2015. This evolved to Stuart leading the coaching having gained his full coaching qualification in 2016 before achieving the Endurance Event Specialist coaching qualification in 2018. Stuart’s group became so popular that another middle distance coach was recruited so that the group could be split. Stuart’s group now comprises of athletes in the U15/U17/U20 age groups with the combined middle distance groups consisting of around 80 athletes including 15 athletes who have represented Surrey. As well as coaching, Stuart acts as team manager for all the junior teams, entering individuals for races and circulating detailed information for each fixture. Stuart voluntarily coaches three times a week and is always in attendance for cross country, road and athletics races at the weekend giving up more of his free time to support all his athletes and ensure they compete at their best. Performances in the Surrey League demonstrate how the group has grown and improved with Stuart’s leadership; Harriers finished the 2015 season with 6 athletes competing in the final fixture whereas last season finished with 41 athletes competing in the final fixture and the Club won the U17 ladies title, with B team 4th, out of 16 teams, and the U15 girls finished a close 3rd, with the B team 7th, C team 10th and D team finishing 21st out of 24 teams. The younger squad also claimed the u13 boys and girls team titles. We have never been this high up in the finishing positions before nor had so much representation. Stuart’s coaching success this year has also been proven in many other competitions. For example we have never had U17 teams in the Surrey Track relays but Stuart’s group provided athletes for 3 teams in each of the 4 x 100m and 4 x 300m and the U20 squad broke the Surrey Championship Record for the 4x400m. In the past, the Club have struggled to get a full track team out for league fixtures (where 2 athletes are required for each event) but this year not only did we have full teams with the middle distance athletes helping the club win the Lily B Athletics League and Cup double for the second successive year, but there was a non-scoring race in the 800m at one fixture with all 10 athletes being part of Stuart’s group, this has never been seen before. Stuart has also taken on the role of being E & E's media co-ordinator, including making sure there a weekly report of the club’s performances in the local paper as well as on the Club website and social media. Stuart makes sure different athletes are highlighted each week which has brought an air of achievement and a desire to do well amongst all the athletes which has been so positive for the club. Stuart’s energy, encouragement and devotion to athletics is seen in his demeanour every time he takes a session. He is a brilliant asset to our club.
  1. Devoted
  2. Energetic
  3. Encouraging

Better Sports Personality of the Year

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Leyla Palser 18 years or under

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Ender Palser ender.palser@gmail.com mother

Reasons for Nomination

Leyla has been doing Taekwondo for 10 years. She has won countless medals her and abroad. She is a GB Cadet and has represented Great Britain in Taekwondo on numerous occasions. The main being The Cadet Europeans Championships in Spain (Dec 2018) The Cadet Worlds Championships in Uzbekistan (Aug 2019) She will be representing GB again in Spain for the Cadet Europeans Championships (September 2019). We had confirmation this week she has been accepted on The GB Development programme which is the pathway to the youth and eventually senior Olympics. She trains at the academy twice a month in Manchester and 3 times a week at her club in Bromley and Lewisham after school leaving at 4.30pm and returning 9.30pm. 2 years in a row Leyla medalled in Bulgaria and automatically secured her place on the European Team. She wants to do Taekwondo as a career and has made sacrifices and is totally committed to her love of the sport.
  1. Focused
  2. Disciplined
  3. Committed

Epsom & Ewell Colts Active Community Project of the Year

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Karen Willson 19 years or over

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Hilary Willson hbwillson@hotmail.com Mother

Reasons for Nomination

1 The class has grown from two classes to three classes this year. 2 These classes cover beginners to advanced exercises so that everyone can improve their strength and balance. This requires individual adaptation based upon their abilities. 3 Individuals gain confidence as they see their strength and balance improve. It has also become a social environment with many participants socializing in the Cafe before or after the class.
  1. Dedicated
  2. Empathetic
  3. Encouraging

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Karen WILLSON 19 years or over

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Susan Hassanein suehassanein@btinternet.com Attendee at a class

Reasons for Nomination

In the last few years I had radical cancer surgery then back problems necessitating spinal injections and had not only impaired movement but had lost confidence and was afraid of hurting myself further and of falling. Thanks to Karen's class I have gained full mobility to the extent that I don't even think about the factors that once dominated my life. My social life has expanded exponentially and the quality of my life has improved 100%. The class members are supportive, following Karen's example and respecting individual difficulties. Everyone enjoys going the weekly sessions although we are worked hard .Karen explains the rationale for every activity and all relate to the specific demands of everyday tasks. She's very understanding of individual situations.
  1. Encouraging
  2. Good role model
  3. Understanding

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Karen Willson 19 years or over

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Wallace Wong wallacewwuk@gmail.com Student

Reasons for Nomination

I can see a sustainable increase in the members in the class taught by Karen. She uses symbols and images to encourage the participants to overcome the physical barriers. There are many senior citizens with limitation in movement joining the class; they have shown improvement and have become more active in the social and community circle.
  1. Professional
  2. Patience
  3. Kindness

Epsom Gymnastics & Trampoline Club Young Sports Personality of the Year

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Victoria Jetten 18 years or under

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suzannah jetten Suzie.jetten@gmail.com mother

Reasons for Nomination

My daughter Victoria Jetten joined a gymnastic club at Rosebery schooling's September 4 years ago. Star-Tactics Gymnastics club. The club was new then and they run and still do run out of the sports hall . We met with Stacey the owner and coach of the club and Victoria started off by doing Tuesdays after school. They have very limited equipment for the girls to train on as they don't have their own gym and have to set down all equipment on a daily basis. Victoria loved it and clearly had a hidden talent, she did as many hours as the club could get and the club formed their first squad of girls. She went to her first friendly competition in the `November and came home sporting several medals including a gold. Stacey then recognised the the girls had more potential and joined UK gymnastics. Victoria then competed for a couple of years in March and October in Milton Keynes at regionals and then national levels. Again bringing home several medals on each occasion. This alone was an amazing achievement as the club still have limited equipment for her to train on and only 6 hours a week. The club has taken Victoria from strength to strength . Last year the club joined IAIGC and she then had to compete at 3 more competitions in Milton Keynes against the USA and Germany. Her next aim was to attend the USAIGC & IAIGC WORLDS competition and qualify for this in Nashville Tennessee in July this year. The club and the girls have had to fund raise for a year to be able to provide them with this opportunity. They have had to bag pack in a local supermarket, raffles, tombola, showcases, displays cake sales, you name it!! Victoria didn't give up, she trained hard stayed extra hours at the gym, took herself off to others local gym clubs when they had an open gym session so she could use the correct equipment and practice. I have never known someone show so much dedication, commitment and passion as she shows towards her gymnastics. Victoria qualified for Worlds in Milton Keynes in November, I will never forget the look on her face and the tears that she and her coach Stacey shared. So we went to Nashville this year. It was a rollercoaster of emotions .The competition was in rounds so again she had to qualify to go through to each round. She competed against many other countries, and also other clubs from England and Wales. She had a staggering 36 girls in her group. She came 6th all around in the first round qualifier . She qualified in Floor, Vault and Beam. She then had to do it all again the following day in the finals. To see your daughter standing on that floor having the national anthem playing is something I will never forget. She came 3rd on Floor ,4th on Vault and won WORLD CHAMPION on beam! This is a young lady that only gets to train up to 10 hours a week. She is unbelievably gracious about the whole thing. She gets on with it and takes it all in her stride. We have to remember these are recreational gymnasts and the opportunities are totally different to those who follow the GB rules. To achieve what she has done is more than recognisable. She is an amazing talented young lady that has got were she is due to her persistance dedication and the love for her sport. After Nashville her total of Medals is 95! She is now training again to attend Orlando 2020
  1. Dedicated
  2. Passionate
  3. Committed

Nominee Details

Victoria Jetten 18 years or under

Nominator Details

suzannah jetten Suzie.jetten@gmail.com mother

Reasons for Nomination

My daughter Victoria Jetten joined a gymnastic club at Rosebery schooling's September 4 years ago. Star-Tactics Gymnastics club. The club was new then and they run and still do run out of the sports hall . We met with Stacey the owner and coach of the club and Victoria started off by doing Tuesdays after school. They have very limited equipment for the girls to train on as they don't have their own gym and have to set down all equipment on a daily basis. Victoria loved it and clearly had a hidden talent, she did as many hours as the club could get and the club formed their first squad of girls. She went to her first friendly competition in the `November and came home sporting several medals including a gold. Stacey then recognised the the girls had more potential and joined UK gymnastics. Victoria then competed for a couple of years in March and October in Milton Keynes at regionals and then national levels. Again bringing home several medals on each occasion. This alone was an amazing achievement as the club still have limited equipment for her to train on and only 6 hours a week. The club has taken Victoria from strength to strength . Last year the club joined IAIGC and she then had to compete at 3 more competitions in Milton Keynes against the USA and Germany. Her next aim was to attend the USAIGC & IAIGC WORLDS competition and qualify for this in Nashville Tennessee in July this year. The club and the girls have had to fund raise for a year to be able to provide them with this opportunity. They have had to bag pack in a local supermarket, raffles, tombola, showcases, displays cake sales, you name it!! Victoria didn't give up, she trained hard stayed extra hours at the gym, took herself off to others local gym clubs when they had an open gym session so she could use the correct equipment and practice. I have never known someone show so much dedication, commitment and passion as she shows towards her gymnastics. Victoria qualified for Worlds in Milton Keynes in November, I will never forget the look on her face and the tears that she and her coach Stacey shared. So we went to Nashville this year. It was a rollercoaster of emotions .The competition was in rounds so again she had to qualify to go through to each round. She competed against many other countries, and also other clubs from England and Wales. She had a staggering 36 girls in her group. She came 6th all around in the first round qualifier . She qualified in Floor, Vault and Beam. She then had to do it all again the following day in the finals. To see your daughter standing on that floor having the national anthem playing is something I will never forget. She came 3rd on Floor ,4th on Vault and won WORLD CHAMPION on beam! This is a young lady that only gets to train up to 10 hours a week. She is unbelievably gracious about the whole thing. She gets on with it and takes it all in her stride. We have to remember these are recreational gymnasts and the opportunities are totally different to those who follow the GB rules. To achieve what she has done is more than recognisable. She is an amazing talented young lady that has got were she is due to her persistance dedication and the love for her sport. After Nashville her total of Medals is 95! She is now training again to attend Orlando 2020
  1. Dedicated
  2. Passionate
  3. Committed

Nominee Details

Sienna Kidd 07793944747 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Diana Norman odnorman@yahoo.co.uk Athletics Coach

Reasons for Nomination

Sienna joined E & E Harriers this year in the U13 age group. Since joining she has made a massive impact to the junior team assisting the team to become winners in the Lily B League and Cup competitions. She is also part of the team that smashed the club 4 x 100m relay record by over 2 secs and it had previously been held for 28 years!!! Individually Sienna has broken the club long jump record with 4.69m which had been held for a massive 33 years! She attained the 70m hurdles record reducing her own time by a massive 1.3 secs within this year, the shot put record and the pentathlon record, all previously held for 10 years or more. Her fantastic pentathlon performance of 2648 pts which she achieved when winning the Surrey County Championships obtaining a fantastic County Record, ranks her an awesome 2nd in the country for her age group. In all of the 11 athletic track and field disciplines she competed in this year she did a personal best in all of them! Not only does Sienna compete in the track and field events for the Harriers, she also participates successfully in the team cross-country, road running and Sportshall, proving what an incredible all round athlete she is. A very valuable asset to our club.
  1. Awesome
  2. Record-breaking
  3. Determined

Surrey Playing Fields Volunteer of the Year

Nominee Details

Mary Mannion 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Jeff Boyman jeff.boyman@live.co.uk Sports colleague

Reasons for Nomination

Mary started a new walking football group to encourage the over 55’s to get off the sofa and to engage in healthy exercise. Over the last few years, her enthusiasm has seen the weekly sessions blossom and grow, with up to 30 men(and women) participating on a regular basis. Despite the natural competitive urges of many of the men, Mary has managed to ensure that all levels of ability are welcomed, and that the games are played in the right spirit, with a high level of camaraderie amongst the players. As evidence of her success, Mary inducted a young lad with learning difficulties into the group, and that group has accepted him as part of the squad, and ensured that he is fully included in the play. The friendly spirit is quite unique in my experience. The group has now matured to a degree that we have entered 2 teams (60+ and 68+) into an FA sponsored league, and play monthly throughout the season.
  1. Enthusiastic
  2. Involving
  3. Supportive

Nominee Details

Mike Wren-Kirkham 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Craig Stevenson stevensoncraig@btinternet.com None

Reasons for Nomination

Mike joined Tadworth CC about 5 years ago, since then he has become our 1st XI captain, club treasurer and volunteer coach for our junior cricket section. He has committed much of his own time in support of developing cricket in our village cricket club and he is well deserving of this nomination
  1. Committed
  2. Enthusiastic
  3. Reliable

Nominee Details

Mark Anthony 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Craig Stevenson stevensoncraig@btinternet.com None

Reasons for Nomination

Mark has taken over the responsibility as head of Coaching for our Cricket Junior section in 2017. In 2 years we have increased our colts numbers from around 30 to 50 and we have now 3 junior teams playing in the local NEC league. The increased in playing numbers has been in both boys and girls . In addition, Mark through his enthusiasm and people skills has significantly increased the number of other parents volunteering to support both cricket and social activities and has really enhanced the environment for junior cricket at Tadworth CC. IN 2019 Mark also completed his coaching qualification. A critical member of Tadworth CC
  1. Organised
  2. Committed
  3. Friendly

Nominee Details

Mary Mannion 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Brian Marshall bam230850@gmail.com None

Reasons for Nomination

For 2 or 3 years I have been attending the weekly walking football sessions at the Rainbow Centre. i have been very impressed by the manner in which Mary runs the sessions, always well organised, always friendly. Perhaps of even more importance they are totally inclusive for men and women of all abilities both in terms of football skill and physical capabilities. A first class effort very deserving of official recognition!
  1. Efficient
  2. Friendly
  3. Fun

Nominee Details

Will Cooper 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Natalie Cantwell natalieroyle@yahoo.co.uk None

Reasons for Nomination

Will Cooper has demonstrated unbelievable commitment to the Epsom and Ewell Colts Girls football teams and in particular the Under 12s Girls Whites team. Last season he suggested that the girls play "up" a year, even though they were school year 6 and aged 10-11. He encouraged them to enter the Under 12s division and to start playing 9a-side, instead of 7 a-side matches, which includes the offside rule. Under Will's leadership, the girls rose to the challenge and ended up winning their league. Will gives up hours of his time voluntarily to coach the girls every week, attend their matches every weekend , plus all of the administration and organisation which goes on behind the scenes. He really is a credit to the club (who are all volunteers) and we are so thankful that our daughter can follow her passion for football under his guidance. She has been playing with Will's group since she wa eight years old. Now starting secondary school she can still continue to play. This would not be possible without Will and his dedication to volunteering.
  1. Committed
  2. Passionate
  3. Dedicated

Nominee Details

Will Cooper 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Bryan Bailey bryan@baileynet.co.uk Parent of player that Will coaches

Reasons for Nomination

Nominating Will because of the huge amount of time time and commitment that he puts into girls sport. In addition to managing Epsom and Ewell Colts under 12 girls teams, he also oversees much of the overall Epsom and Ewell Colts girls organisation which currently has almost 15 teams across every age group involving around 200 girls. The under 12's team has grown from 6 girls 4 years ago to 32 girls actively training and playing for 2 teams every Thursday and Sunday. None of this would have not been possible without Will's selfless involvement and enthusiasm. A key point is that Will ensures that girls play football the right way and emphasises that good sportsmanship and respect are key to representing his teams. In addition to his involvement with Epsom and Ewell, Will also gives up his time to be heavily involved in coaching for the Surrey Youth Games. He also acts as fixture secretary for Surrey County Womens and Girls Football League. Not the most glamorous of roles, but essential to the smooth running of the league. In summary, Will is personally responsible for a huge amount of the growth of girls football in Surrey and fully deserves for this to be recognised.
  1. Committed
  2. Enthusiastic
  3. Selfless

Nominee Details

Will Cooper 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Salli Bryant bryantsalli@hotmail.com Parent of child the nominee coaches

Reasons for Nomination

I nominate Will Cooper for his unerving dedication to coaching the girls U12s Epsom and Ewell Colts White's team. He has tutored my daughter for over 3 years. He started with just 3 girls in the original side to now 32 girls in present day split over 2 football teams. His main team, the Whites has won tournament after tournament to go on to win the league cup last season. An astonishing accomplishment in such a short time. He has led the players to achieve this success through his incredible coaching and astounding belief in the capabilities of each and every player. He approaches his role with professionalism and an unbounded passion. His relentless time given is nothing more than a love for the sport, it is also true kindness of the highest level. He truly deserves to be recognised for his role as a Surrey Playing Field Volunteer, and I personally along with my husband, have the highest respect and regard to him for harnessing our daughter's footballing skills to date.
  1. Committed
  2. Passionate
  3. Whole-hearted

Nominee Details

Christine Taylor 07903573105 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Diana Norman odnorman@yahoo.co.uk Coaching Secretary

Reasons for Nomination

Christine started at the club in 2015 initially being her daughters lift to the track. Over the last four years she has increasingly given up her time to volunteer at the club, which reached its pinnacle this year. She is the team manager for the junior girls league competitions, a position she has now held for the last three years, this role involves constantly chasing athletes for availability & attendance, sourcing officials, liaising with club coaches and providing competition information. Due to her fantastic organisational skills and her positive drive the team in the last two years has won both Lily B League and Cup competitions which has never happened before with any club! This year she also completed the Level 1 Athletics Coach award allowing her to voluntary coach three times a week at the track providing the club with more capacity to take on new athletes plus she is continually attending workshops in her free time to broaden her coaching knowledge. The passion continues, this year she has already booked in for her Level 2 Athletics Coach Award. In addition to this she has taken on overseeing the volunteers in the club room, this is a very time-consuming and sometimes frustrating position but Christine manages to do it efficiently in her ever decreasing spare time, the role involves finding & co-ordinating volunteers to run the refreshments corner and track fee collection three times a week and when the club hosts an event, buying and replenishing the refreshment stock, tidying/cleaning the clubroom each evening and even doing volunteer stints herself when she is not coaching. In addition to the mentioned voluntary roles she assists with the kit sales and is a valued committee member. Her volunteer time is invaluable to the club, she has made a massive impact and does this all with a warming smile!
  1. Remarkable
  2. Hard-Working
  3. Enthusiastic

The Rotary Club of Epsom Outstanding Service to Sport Award

Nominee Details

Vanda Caulfield 07796267979 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Diana Norman odnorman@yahoo.co.uk Coaching Secretary

Reasons for Nomination

Vanda joined the club in 2003, initially as a cross country and road runner, this evolved into her also being an integral member of the track and field team. She then took on the role of team manager for the ladies cross country and road running teams in 2013, still holding that role today 6 years on. We used to struggle providing 5 ladies to make a scoring team, but over the last few years we have at least 20 ladies running at each competition, Vanda's enthusiasm and team inclusion has manifested in this increasing number of team members. She also took her first official course in 2015 which she has progressed to being a level 2 track judge, officiating in county or regional events every weekend she is not competing herself, if officials like Vanda don't volunteer then track, cross country and road running events across the country won't happen. Vanda is and has been for many years the E & E club committee member who liaises with the council with regards to club issues, liaising with and providing schools with E & E track equipment and refreshments when they hire the track plus organising all the club insurance & contractual items with various organisations. Vanda has set up a running club three times a week for the athletes that feel they aren't ready to be part of a competing club yet and also providing a fitness outlet for parents whilst their children are training at the track, these have proved very successful and the members regularly take part in parkruns and open events. Vanda is our connection with the local parkrun, organising E & E to host twice a year to make people aware of Epsom and Ewell Harriers and our links with the community. To add to her ever increasing roles within athletics she has organised two major events this year which were so successful that they have been added to the annual athletics calendar, Epsom Fast Five Miler held at Nonsuch Park and A Night Of Mad Miles held at Ewell track, these events need a phenomenal amount of organising of which Vanda lead; EA license, at least 10 qualified officials, one being of a level that can sign off British or World records, umpteen marshals, medals/prizes organisation, council liaison, results co-orindator, health and safety set-up, marketing & advertising, competition fees collection, race seeding, first aid representative, parking attendant, refreshments provider the list goes on. In line with this level of organisation Vanda also organised E & E Harriers to host the one of the Surrey League XC races in both years of 2016 & 2017, races that had over 400 participants!!!!! Vanda performs all these roles whilst still training and competing herself. All clubs need a Vanda, we couldn't do without her!
  1. Phenomenal
  2. Heart-warming
  3. Exceptional

Farnham Sports Awards 2019

Active Surrey Coach, Leader or Instructor of the Year

Nominee Details

Andrew Hall 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Lisa Thompson thompson.m.lisa@gmail.com Parent of child coached

Reasons for Nomination

We first met Andrew when my daughter signed up to Surreys Sports girls football over a year ago and he was her coach. His knowledge, patience and enthusiasm ensured she learnt a lot and loved taking part in the Surrey Youth Games. The team spirit he created meant she wished to continue playing football and subsequently joined Churt Juniors football club. Andrew heads up the girls section which he started in July 2017 - by the end of the 2017/2018 season there were 40 girls taking part, which grew to 60 at the end of the 2018/19 season and this is set to increase again next year. 3 teams across the age group have played matches in the league this year and their improvement has been clear to see - one even reached the cup final! Andrew also volunteers to coach girls football in lunchtime and after school clubs (as well as PE lessons) at Farnham primary schools (Waverley Abbey, St Peter's and William Cobbett) where over 150 girls have benefitted from the experience in this last academic year. In class this year at school my daughter was asked to "understand the concept of a hero or heroine". She chose to write about Andrew and said he was her hero because "he believes that girls have the same right to play football as boys", he is "reliable and gentle", "inspirational because he makes me work hard and not give up on myself" and "I look up to him because he is passionate about getting more girls to play football and I want to do the same when I'm older". Andrew is an unpaid volunteer coach. During term time, he spends about 13.5 hours each week coaching football in 16 different sessions. This time excludes lesson preparation, administration, setting up, tidying up and travelling. In a typical week, around 200 girls have taken part in the sessions that he provided (plus players in his mixed u13 Churt Hawks football squad). Andrew shows the perfect balance of a competitive spirit with a desire for the girls to learn and enjoy the game. He has a real passion for growing girls football and this is clear from the time he dedicates to making it happen. We are all incredibly grateful for the memories he's giving our girls.
  1. Dedicated
  2. Patient
  3. Inspiring

Nominee Details

Ally Reid 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Karen Trafford deputy@stpolycarps.surrey.sch.uk NONE

Reasons for Nomination

I would like to nominate Ally Reid the Active Schools Lead for Surrey for the Specsavers Service to Sport Award. Ally works tirelessly to support the teachers across Farnham to enable all our children to become active and to engage in a wide range of sport and physical activity. He has been inspirational in his ideas to ensure all groups of children can be active and that as many children as possible take up a physical activity or sport. Additionally he has set up many links between the Farnham Schools and Farnham Community Sports Clubs which means that our children can access more sporting opportunities outside school hours and on into their adult lives. That the Daily Run and the development of 'PhysiFun' -(physical fundamentals) are so strong in Farnham is largely due to his passion to engage all children in physical activity. As the deputy head of St. Polycarp's in Farnham for many years and the chair of the Farnham and Ash Primary Schools' Sports Association; I have been able to see a real difference in the activity levels of our children since Ally has supported the Farnham Schools. The impact is that is that are children are physically and mentally healthier.
  1. Inspirational
  2. Facilitator
  3. Motivator

Nominee Details

Tim Ayres-Townshend 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Julian Walker julian.walkerr@gmail.com Parent to children who are students there/attend

Reasons for Nomination

Tim has created a club, of course, but more than that he has created a distinct community – and set a culture. Farnham School of Tae Kwon Do has a 'family' but also professional feel – a true collective. Respect for each other and others is at its heart. Never is this more observed than when we are at tournaments and you can see the respectful way Tim engages with officials, parents and other clubs/individuals the club is competing against. Tim is clearly passionate about the sport - and art - of Tae Kwon Do. He embodies and promotes humility, honour and respect - rather than loud aggressive ‘over competitiveness’. Good sporting behaviour is paramount. There is a right way to compete. A right way to win. And a right way to lose - and Tim positively stands out against many of his peers in this regard in my opinion. As a parent whose children are, and will be, influenced by the people in their lives I value these qualities very much. A good teacher instils a grounding within their students. One that is not transient and can be applied to other areas and challenges of their lives - and Tim is a teacher who is very conscious of this and impactful as a result. Participation is increasing all the time and Tim has increased the number of training sessions to accommodate. There is a real sense locally that something special is happening at the club, and new member join all the time upon hearing via word of mouth and recommendation. The retention is absolutely excellent and that comes from ensuring members are developing all the time and stay engaged. Not an easy task with the every day stresses and distractions we all have. Tim has developed so much talent in the club. Only this year he coached two of the members to achieve their second-degree black belt. So many medals and successes have been achieved at tournaments too – just take a look in the Farnham Herald! My own kids have come on leaps and bounds, growing in confidence and winning medals. And that is great to see, but Tim’s real skill as I see it is that he coaches and develops the whole person. He takes them as he sees them - warts and all – and tries to enhance them not change what can’t be changed; this empowers them and makes them feel personally catered for. My own daughter, who may not have as much natural confidence as some, has grown in this regard and has faced challenges in Tae Kwon Do I really would not have believed she would have tackled even a couple of years ago. She has as a result (and as a young teenager too!) become less embarrassed and socially awkward and this has been facilitate by Tim’s positive affirmation and support of her. Tim also shares his support and praise fairly amongst the club. He demands effort and commitment but in return he won’t let them down and they all know he is there for them, rooting for them. He brings humour and fun too, and whenever I come to collect my children the one constant I always notice is the glow and smile on the faces of the students/member – all from different walks of life! He has instilled within the group the true sense of team. That they are not just individuals but they are there to support each other and indeed help each other succeed. Tim is always networking with more experienced coaches and his wife says he regularly has ‘his head buried’ in coaching/instruction manuals or can found watching videos. He trains hard and always pushes himself and leads by example. He stresses to his students the importance of continuing to develop, learn, refine and evolve. Mistakes or ‘failure’ is just another opportunity to grow and become better. He works hard - at least a fifty hour week coaching and running the club when there are in-school sessions, private sessions, gradings and tournaments (let alone all the travelling he must do!). He gave up his day job to dedicate himself to the club. I can only imagine the financial sacrifice he and his family have made by choosing this path More than ever we are in a time where there is a lack of a sense belonging for people. They have lost their tribe. Children especially are facing new challenges - not least virtual bullying, isolation and depression (not helped by lack of exercise). And through his tireless dedication – sacrifice – compassion and patience Tim has created a club which is in its own small way is antidote to all of that. Farnham School of Tae Kwon Do has heart and soul and the world needs that right now. And we have, above all, the man at the top to thank for that; and I think he is therefore worthy of being recognised. Thank you.
  1. Dedicated
  2. Supportive
  3. Successful

Nominee Details

Mr Tim Ayres-Townshend 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Sara Maitland sara.maitland7@gmail.com Club Member & Assistant Instructor/Coach

Reasons for Nomination

Coach/Instructor of The Year 1. Made a positive impact by increasing participation and/or inspiring & encouraging others to improve in their sport/activity Mr Ayres-Townshend has worked tirelessly for the past ten years and with as much enthusiasm and passion as on the day the club started, encouraging each and every member to strive to be the best they can be. He has increased the number of sessions to include an age-specific programme for 5 to7 year olds to learn the foundations before moving up to the older children’s class. I used to train with Mr Ayres-Townshend at a TAGB run club before joining him when he formed Farnham School of Tae Kwon Do in 2010, as I preferred his style of teaching. Under his expert guidance, I attained my black belt, which I never thought was possible to achieve as I took up Tae Kwon Do in my early thirties and recognised I was not a natural sportsperson; with his encouragement and support, I was able to realise a long term dream. 2. Enabled personal or team achievement The club’s tournament squad have gone from strength to strength. From the 31st August 2018 to 1st September 2019, they have won 27 medals between them, with three International, three British and two English champions. Personally, since becoming a black belt, I’ve been fortunate enough to be afforded lots of new opportunities develop myself by Mr Ayres-Townshend; I’m an assistant instructor and help impart what I have learnt over the years on to a new generation of students coming up through the ranks,coaching the squad and officiating at national competitions, as well as fulfilling a personal interest of mine in women’s self-defence, by attending a course and running seminars with Mr Ayres-Townshend. 3. Evidence of personal development in the last 12 months Due to Mr Ayres-Townshend’s passion and deep interest in Tae Kwon Do, he is continually in contact with and developing his network with, more experienced coaches and Master in Tae Kwon Do - ensuring he embraces best practice and learns from the best so as to further develop his skills. Although a very experienced BTC-qualified instructor, Mr Ayres-Townshend embraces best coaching practice from other sports. He is a keen student of sports psychology and is embarking upon studying hypnotherapy and how that that can improve performance in sport. 4. A professional approach with excellent dedication (please include if the coach is a paid or volunteer coach and the number of hours spent coaching/instructing per week) Mr Ayres-Townshend’s professionalism is second to none; his eagerness and passion for the sport comes across within the training sessions and whilst upholding all the discipline that comes within a martial art, still makes the sessions fun and interactive; he is always striving to better his knowledge so he can impart to the members. He is always very well organised and keeps the members up to date with monthly newsletters, as well as the assistant instructors and coaches to enable them to help other members in addition. His passion for the club and sport is evident in the way he comes across and has given up a lucrative day job and taken a substantial cut in pay to devote more time to promote and run the club. He invests a lot of his personal time and money to continue the club’s success. In addition to our scheduled sessions, the total amount of actual coaching can be as many as 16 hours a week, including out of club sessions within school hours and even more in competition weeks. There are entire days spent on club admin and his own training on top of that. I know he can easily work a fifty hour week on coaching and running the club if there are in-school sessions, private sessions, gradings and tournaments.
  1. Passionate
  2. Encouraging
  3. Inspitational

Nominee Details

Mr Tim Ayres-Townshend 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Sara Maitland sara.maitland7@gmail.com Club Member & Assistant Instructor/Coach

Reasons for Nomination

Coach/Instructor of The Year 1. Made a positive impact by increasing participation and/or inspiring & encouraging others to improve in their sport/activity Mr Ayres-Townshend has worked tirelessly for the past ten years and with as much enthusiasm and passion as on the day the club started, encouraging each and every member to strive to be the best they can be. He has increased the number of sessions to include an age-specific programme for 5 to7 year olds to learn the foundations before moving up to the older children’s class. I used to train with Mr Ayres-Townshend at a TAGB run club before joining him when he formed Farnham School of Tae Kwon Do in 2010, as I preferred his style of teaching. Under his expert guidance, I attained my black belt, which I never thought was possible to achieve as I took up Tae Kwon Do in my early thirties and recognised I was not a natural sportsperson; with his encouragement and support, I was able to realise a long term dream. 2. Enabled personal or team achievement The club’s tournament squad have gone from strength to strength. From the 31st August 2018 to 1st September 2019, they have won 27 medals between them, with three International, three British and two English champions. Personally, since becoming a black belt, I’ve been fortunate enough to be afforded lots of new opportunities develop myself by Mr Ayres-Townshend; I’m an assistant instructor and help impart what I have learnt over the years on to a new generation of students coming up through the ranks,coaching the squad and officiating at national competitions, as well as fulfilling a personal interest of mine in women’s self-defence, by attending a course and running seminars with Mr Ayres-Townshend. 3. Evidence of personal development in the last 12 months Due to Mr Ayres-Townshend’s passion and deep interest in Tae Kwon Do, he is continually in contact with and developing his network with, more experienced coaches and Master in Tae Kwon Do - ensuring he embraces best practice and learns from the best so as to further develop his skills. Although a very experienced BTC-qualified instructor, Mr Ayres-Townshend embraces best coaching practice from other sports. He is a keen student of sports psychology and is embarking upon studying hypnotherapy and how that that can improve performance in sport. 4. A professional approach with excellent dedication (please include if the coach is a paid or volunteer coach and the number of hours spent coaching/instructing per week) Mr Ayres-Townshend’s professionalism is second to none; his eagerness and passion for the sport comes across within the training sessions and whilst upholding all the discipline that comes within a martial art, still makes the sessions fun and interactive; he is always striving to better his knowledge so he can impart to the members. He is always very well organised and keeps the members up to date with monthly newsletters, as well as the assistant instructors and coaches to enable them to help other members in addition. His passion for the club and sport is evident in the way he comes across and has given up a lucrative day job and taken a substantial cut in pay to devote more time to promote and run the club. He invests a lot of his personal time and money to continue the club’s success. In addition to our scheduled sessions, the total amount of actual coaching can be as many as 16 hours a week, including out of club sessions within school hours and even more in competition weeks. There are entire days spent on club admin and his own training on top of that. I know he can easily work a fifty hour week on coaching and running the club if there are in-school sessions, private sessions, gradings and tournaments.
  1. Passionate
  2. Encouraging
  3. Inspitational

Nominee Details

Hannah Fox 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Linda Fox lindafoxnow@aol.com Mother

Reasons for Nomination

Hannah Fox is Head Coach at Stellar Gymnastics, a non profit organisation, which she started 5 years with 40 gymnasts and which now has over 350. The club operates out of 2 local schools and T/S Swiftsure in Badshot Lea. Hannah runs sessions for all age groups from mother and toddlers through pre school to recreational and gymnasts and a for fun teenage group.There are also squad groups who are identified in their recreational sessions as having additional potential. Hannah has always had a passion for gymnastics and seeks to share this with all her gymnasts. She is respected and admired and seeks to bring out the best in everyone. What ever the age, level and ability of the gymnasts Hannah makes enormous effort to prepare the sessions thoroughly. She briefs her coaches in advance so every child is given the opportunity to develop their skills in a safe, structured environment but where enjoyment and fun are central. Hannah ensures that she is well informed about any issues affecting the gymnasts and shares this with her coaches. This is achieved through the development of excellent rapport with parents who appreciate the help she gives their children. Many of the parents are willing volunteers during club activities. She runs after school classes in the two schools and she herself equipped one of schools with a complete set of gymnastic equipment and provided additional apparatus in the other. One of the highlights of the year is an inter school gymnastics competition where gymnasts from 5 local schools battle for the cup! She believes that whatever the level it is important to enter competitions. These may be within the club or against local gymnastics clubs. These give the gymnasts an opportunity to demonstrate their skills and are important in developing confidence. Many gymnasts have been awarded with medals and last year one group won the 'Most Improved' group in a local competition. To develop and encourage her most able gymnasts Hannah organises a residential course at the home of British Gymnastics. Here they train on international standard equipment and have been rewarded by meeting world class gymnasts who happen to be training there! Unfortunately Hannah broke her arm in May 2018 which took a year to mend and during that time she continued to organise all the sessions and progressively returned to active coaching. She happily displays her very prominent scars to her young gymnasts specifically to demystify body imperfections. She continues to develop her own coaching skills and is currently working towards Level 3 qualification which will benefit all her gymnasts. Even with a newly recovered arm she competed in the National British Gymnastics Adults competition. She organises a variety of professional development opportunities for her coaches, some of these include young trainee coaches who have come through the club and have decided that they too would like to develop coaching skills which they employ in the clubs sessions. Hannah works extremely hard to ensure all her gymnasts get the very best experience and develop a life long love of gymnastics.
  1. Dedicated
  2. Passionate
  3. Industrious

Nominee Details

Linda Tyler 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Name: Jacquie Browne jacquieb3@outlook.com Chairman, Farnham Runners

Reasons for Nomination

Since Linda joined Farnham Runners in December 2015, she has shown a remarkable dedication to running and commitment to the club. Throughout her time with the club she has attended regular training sessions and soon became a valuable team member in both the Southern Cross-Country League and the Hampshire Road Race League, often coming in as first lady for the club. She has been an enthusiastic member of the Farnham Runners ladies team at both National and South of England Cross-country Championships at Parliament Hill. She organised and took part in a Farnham ladies team for the South Downs Marathon relay 2017 and in 2018 she was part of the Dream Team that took third place at Endure 24, which was a 24 hour team relay race. Her dedication to training has enabled her to gain numerous personal best times at all distances from 5km to marathon, often placing first in her age category. Next year, she hopes to complete the challenge of running all six World Major Marathons by completing the Tokyo marathon – she has already crossed the finish line in the New York, Berlin, Chicago, Boston and London marathons. Since taking up the sport in 2004, she has raised thousands of pounds for a variety of charities, more recently for Cancer Research UK and the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice. Last year she was delighted to be selected by the Welsh Masters Athletics Association to represent Wales in a combined Celtic team at the Great Run 10km in Birmingham and later in the year to run for Wales at the International Cross Country event in Swansea. Soon after joining the club, she wanted to share her enthusiasm for and experience in running with others. In 2017, she qualified as a UKA Leader in Running Fitness and in 2018 she took this a stage further by qualifying as a Coach in Running Fitness. Linda gave up her own running sessions every Monday and Wednesday evenings throughout the summer of 2017 to help with the club’s Absolute Beginners programme. The following year, she was part of the team who planned and ran the 10 week England Athletics Get me Started course. Training took place on Wednesday evenings at the Bourne and on Saturday mornings at the local park runs and was such a success that it was repeated later in the year, with another intake of beginners in the spring of 2019. Linda offers a monthly training session to keep all the new recruits inspired and in touch with running, helping to motivate them to run faster and further, and with improved technique. In the absence of the club captain, Linda also coaches at the Tuesday evening sessions on the track at All Hallows School during the summer and at various locations during the winter months. Linda is a regular coach for the local RunFitMum group. She has also delivered a Get Me Started course to clients at Oakleaf, a charity which supports people with mental health difficulties. Linda is part of the Core Team at the Alice Holt parkrun, and on most Saturday mornings, takes turns as Race Director as well as numerous other volunteering roles. Linda loves running and is naturally comfortable with the sport. This is reflected in her enthusiasm and knowledge of running, which she gladly passes on to fellow runners. She is always cheerful and eager to help others in any capacity that she can and would fully deserve the Surrey Active Coach of the Year award.
  1. dedicated
  2. dynamic
  3. enthusiastic

Nominee Details

Luke Bone 07772692883 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Michelle Strauss fgcjuniors.info@gmail.com 07530893189 None - FGC Junior Section Administrator

Reasons for Nomination

Luke Bone is a PGA qualified golf professional based at Farnham Golf Club in the Sands, where he works diligently providing excellent golf coaching to all ages and abilities, to both Club members and others. Farnham born and bred, Luke first started playing golf as a fifteen year old Junior at Farnham Golf Club, quickly becoming a scratch golfer. He is now in his thirteenth year of working and coaching at the Club. His current role includes the position of Head of Junior Coaching at the Club. Luke has worked tirelessly on developing Junior golf and trying to grow the game. His efforts, alongside our Junior Organiser, have helped increase the Junior membership at Farnham GC from twenty youngsters to more than eighty over the last four years. This has been achieved, in no part due to Luke’s passion, hard work, expertise, personal skills and sense of fun that he brings to his coaching. He holds group coaching sessions every weekend throughout the year, whatever the weather, for the Club’s younger Junior Academy members. In the last year he has held over eighty such sessions. During the winter months, on two evenings every week, he holds after school coaching sessions, which take place in the Club’s indoor swing studio. These lessons are split into three categories, been given to the more advanced youngsters, who are part of the Club’s various Junior teams, the most promising younger players who are part of the Club’s Junior Development Squad, and fun sessions for the younger Academy Juniors. This excellent coaching programme has helped Farnham earn the reputation as ‘one of the four best clubs for Juniors in the County’ (according to Surrey Golf’s Bob Lacey, the manager of the County’s U14 Rookie Tour). The Junior teams have again won most of their matches and competitions this season. Luke also coaches many of the Juniors on an individual one-to-one basis, significantly improving each child’s golf and enabling them to all reduce their handicaps. One of his pupils is 15 year old Lottie Woad, who he has coached from when she first took up golf, and has overseen her progress from beginner to the England Girls National (U18) squad. He has also taught another Farnham Junior from when he started the game. Tom Spreadborough, now 20 years old, turned professional earlier this year and recently won his first professional event on the TP Tour. Luke introduced Tom to the game and nurtured through his early years at Farnham. Though Luke is a paid coach, he goes above and beyond with his commitment to Farnham’s Junior golfers. He provides invaluable support to the Junior Organiser during his own time, helping to create the excellent Junior Programme offered by Farnham Golf Club. As well as coaching Juniors, Luke provides individual tailored golf lessons to the Club’s members and others across the County. This varies from complete beginners to professionals competing on the PGA Europro Tour. He also holds weekly coaching clinics to the Club’s Ladies Academy members. This programme is aimed at introducing, and retaining, more women in golf. Luke’s charm has proved very successful, as the Club’s Ladies Section continues to increase in numbers. He has an ever expanding list of individual clients for his golf lessons. This includes a number of international clients who he coaches through a video sharing and analysis App, that he has help to develop with a business partner. In a typical week he will provide up to 50 hours of coaching. Luke is always looking to improve and develop his coaching. He attends numerous Continuing Professional Development courses and coaching summits covering aspects such as ‘Applied Biomechanics’, ‘Elite Junior Development’ and the ‘High Performing Mind’. Luke implements what he learns in his coaching at Farnham. He invests in the latest technology to further improve his coaching offer, an example been the BodiTrak pressure pad he purchased in January to provide real time pressure data to his pupils. Luke is an advocate of the simulator technology in the Farnham Golf Club Swing Studio, saying ‘it’s changed how I coach, the way I coach, and it’s made me a better coach’. I believe that Luke fulfils all of the Award Criteria, and that Farnham Golf Club couldn’t function without him.
  1. Inspiring
  2. Engaging
  3. Knowledgeable

Nominee Details

Tim Ayres-Townshend 07774 810293 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Rachel Nawrattel rnawrattel@gmail.com 07980 437044 I'm a club member

Reasons for Nomination

I’m nominating my coach Tim for this award. He is an excellent coach and always makes classes challenging and enjoyable 1. Made a positive impact by increasing participation and/or inspiring & encouraging others to improve in their sport/activity Member numbers in the club have increased and Tim has increased the number of training sessions to allow more people to participate. Tim is dedicated to helping each member improve and reach their best. I was very nervous about beginning Tae Kwon Do and for a long time felt it wasn’t something I would be able to do. It was through working with Tim helping with the children in the 5-7 year old class that I gained the confidence to give it a try myself. He never pushes people to do things that are beyond them but inspires them to do things they just think are beyond them. He gives me courage to try things that scare me, for example competing at sparring, because I know he’s always got my back. He always encourages every member to be the best they can be, he doesn’t ask for the impossible but inspires all to put in maximum effort. 2. Enabled personal or team achievement The club’s tournament squad has achieved huge success in the past year. Between 1/9/18 and 31/8/19 time has coached the club to 27 medals including 3 International, 3 British and 2 English champions. I myself have been competing since February this year and have won 3 bronze and 2 silver medals. There are also 4 coloured belt gradings each year where members can test for a higher belt. During the qualifying period I have progressed from a white belt up to a green belt and am preparing to test for my blue stripe at the end of the month. Many other members have achieved similar success with gradings. My eldest daughter has progressed significantly this last year with Tim’s guidance particularly with her sparring that she found difficult. She has pushed herself hard and is now a very proud red belt. Two members of the club, one of which is my husband, have attained their 2nd dan black belt this year. This is a fantastic achievement which required a lot of hard work and dedication and Tim provided extra training sessions and one to one teaching. 3. Evidence of personal development in the last 12 months Tim regularly meets and networks with more experienced coaches and every day he will read coaching or instruction manuals or videos. He will regularly share interesting videos he has found on both Tae Kwon Do theory and practice to the club’s Facebook page for members to view. He often discusses new approaches to teaching or techniques with the other coaches and frequently brings new ideas for Tae Kwon Do drills to class keeping his teaching fresh and innovative. 4. A professional approach with excellent dedication (please include if the coach is a paid or volunteer coach and the number of hours spent coaching/instructing per week) To say Tim is highly dedicated seems an understatement. The club has scheduled sessions of 6 hours a weeks and Tim can do as much as 16 hours a week additional coaching, even more in a competition week, plus he will spend about 20 hours on admin and planning for the club as well as putting in time for his own training. Sometimes he will work a fifty hour week with the coaching (including in-school sessions), running the club, private sessions, gradings and tournaments plus travelling. Time gave up his day time job to run the club effectively leaving him doing a full time job with only a part time salary. He is extremely professional with his coaching not just with the club members but with their families as well. New members and their families are always warmly welcomed to the club and Tim will always introduce himself to any new faces. My father took my daughter to a training session one week when I was unable to drive her and he was very impressed at the way Tim immediately came over, introduced himself and explained a little about the class and how it worked. It isn’t an approach taken at the other sports clubs my daughters attend (swimming and gymnastics) and is appreciated. Tim will also make himself available to parents and members at both the beginning and end of each class to discuss any issues with training or queries. This again is not something I have experienced at other sports clubs where it can often be rather frustrating trying to speak to someone. During coaching Tim is a master of altering his approach to suit the age group. On a club evening he will teach a 5-7 year old class, followed by and 8-12 years then finally a teens and adults. These classes all need a different approach and Tim seamlessly adjusts through the evening tailoring each class perfectly to the right mix of fun and serious work. Children are often a little daunted at the thought of moving up to the next age group class but once they join they realise they are ready for the more mature approach and flourish. The classes are popular and filled with members yet Tim someone manages to see everything – even when you think you may have gotten away with messing up a move! He is always ready and willing to provide feedback on progress when asked and really wants all of the members to succeed. He also understands how nerves and anxiety can affect people and is always willing to discuss any confidence issues and find a way through. In competitions he someone manages to keep track on where everyone is competing, which coach is with who, who has won what and who he’s told. At my first competition I had believed he was watching someone in a different arena during my first fight as I had another coach looking after me but then in the break between bouts suddenly he appeared, having seen exactly what went on, to give me some extra coaching. He seemingly has the ability to be in two places at once in competitions just so he can support us all. I enjoy every Tae Kwon Do lesson and Tim always inspires me to work hard and strive to be better. He is an exceptional coach.
  1. inspirational
  2. supportive
  3. passionate

Inclusive Sports Award

Nominee Details

Jason William Bastable 19 years or over

Nominator Details

hannah hannahbastable1@hotmail.co.uk Daughter

Reasons for Nomination

I am nominating my father for this award because after being diagnosed with glaucoma four years ago, he has had an incredible journey in competing in a number of Blind Golf tournaments. Jason is 47 years old and up until four years ago has worked all his life in the catering and butchering industry. When Jason had time off he would spend his weekends and most of his free time playing golf. A sport he loves. When he was diagnosed with glaucoma, he thought his golfing days were over until he found the England and Wales Blind Golf Association. England and Wales Blind golf is a registered Charity with the principal aim of providing registered blind (Severely Sight Impaired) people with the opportunity to participate and compete in the great game of golf. Players do everything sighted players do but they just have a guide who are their eyes on the course. They position their ball and tell them when and how hard they need to hit the ball. Jason has currently undergone a massive 8 eye operations (4 in each eye) over the last four years and undergone 2 hip replacement surgeries but has still got up and continued to participate in as many competitions as he can. Although Jason has missed half on this season because of having his second hip replacement, he was still able to bounce back and straight back into training because he won The British Stroke Play Championship in June/July 2019. Jason currently holds the WORLD CHAMPION title which he achieved in October 2018. Jason is currently in training for the new world championships that take place in South Africa next year where he will go to defend his world title. Jason is an inspiration, talented and dedicated individual who deserves this award and more.
  1. Inspiration
  2. Talented
  3. World Champion

Nominee Details

Ethan Bates 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Janet Stephen janetstephenbcs@gmail.com Welfare Officer at Boccia club

Reasons for Nomination

Ethan's talent at Boccia was spotted at the Surrey Youth Games. Since then he has played regularly at and for Farnham Boccia Club. He has also attended the Boccia academy and played throughout England. This has involved a lot of time and travelling and the commitment of the whole family. He practises regularly and stretches himself to use his weaker side. He is an asset to the club. He gets on well with other members.
  1. Dedicated
  2. Determined
  3. Friendly

Junior Team of the Year

Nominee Details

Farnham u15 2018-2019 team 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Toby Glover tobias_christy@yahoo.com Admin

Reasons for Nomination

Farnham u15 team for 2018-2019 Managed to maintain a squad of 57 players They fielded two teams in the Surrey club waterfall cup competitions and both the A team And the B team ended the competitions undefeated and as champions of the Surrey clubs cups. It’s unusual to have so many players in one club a credit to the coaching staff that make it both interesting and competitive but to be able to turn so many in to two strong and capable teams is incredibly unusual . For this reason I would like to nominate that whole squad of players
  1. Friendly
  2. competitive
  3. Honourable

Nominee Details

Rowledge U11 Open Division 1 Cricket Team 07944435577 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Becky King becky@siking.plus.com 07944435577 Team Admin

Reasons for Nomination

Rowledge U11s are Division 1 League Champions 2019, winning all eleven of their matches this season. In 2018 they were Division 2 Champions, moving in to Division 1 this season has represented a major step up in the quality of opposition that they faced. They are a mixed team playing in the North Hampshire Youth Cricket League. The team play matches in a great spirit, with a supportive, positive, and a never say die attitude. They are respectful of their opponents but always try their best to win. Rowledge allow all the decisions on the pitch to be taken by the players - for better or worse! This is unusual at this age group, most of the teams they play against have coaches setting the fields. The clubs they play against include Basingstoke, Fleet, Hook and Odiham - all far bigger clubs with greater resources and pools of players to pick from.
  1. Talented
  2. Wise
  3. Fun

Nominee Details

Farnham Golf Club Juniors 07899908625 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Michelle Strauss fgcjuniors.info@gmail.com 07530893189 FGC Juniors - Assistant Administrator

Reasons for Nomination

Farnham Golf Club has a vibrant and active Junior Section and the Club’s youngsters play in a number of leagues across the County. In 2019 a total of 30 different Juniors, from age 9 to 17, have represented the Club in various team matches. The Club have enjoyed another successful season, and a brief description of the team performances this year is provided below: Surrey InterClub: Farnham performed superbly across the seven events held at clubs across the County. The team went into the final event with a one point lead in the team Order of Merit competition over Burhill Golf Club. In a thrilling final, Farnham narrowly missed out on defending their title, as Burhill finished overall winners with 789 points to Farnham’s 785 points. Guildford & District League: Farnham topped their group with a 100% record to qualify for the Final for the fourth successive year. This year the team finished fourth in the final at Burhill. U14 Surrey Rookie League: The most fiercely competitive league in Surrey. A very young (two ten year olds played every match) and talented Farnham team topped their qualification group, winning five of their six matches to qualify for the quarter final stage. In the quarter final, played at Pyrford Golf Club, Farnham lost narrowly to Horne Park GC, who went on to win the tournament. 15-U18 Surrey League: Farnham’s team overcame losing their first two group matches to bounce back and qualify for the quarter final stage. The team drew their quarterfinal with Cuddington Golf Club, but were unfortunately beaten in a sudden death play-off. Cuddington went on to finish runner up in the final. The Triangular Series: Farnham retained the Triangular Series title against Worplesdon and Blackmoor golf clubs. The Blackmoor Shield: Farnham battled through to the semi-final stage of this team knock out competition, which features Clubs from Surrey and Hampshire, losing to the eventual winners Bramley Golf Club. The Christies Cup: A team knock out competition featuring most of the golf clubs in Surrey. Farnham won through two rounds, before losing narrowly to Windlesham who went on to claim the title. Overall Farnham’s Junior teams played 34 matches in 2019, winning 24 of the fixtures. Throughout the year, and wherever they played, Farnham’s Juniors were complimented on their spirit of fair play, behaviour, etiquette and attitude by the Junior Organisers at other Clubs. All the players should be very proud of how they have represented themselves and Farnham Golf Club in 2019.
  1. Exuberant
  2. Talented
  3. Determined

Senior Sports Personality of the Year

Nominee Details

Danny Wilkinson 19 years or over

Nominator Details

David Gill dandcgill@sky.com None

Reasons for Nomination

Danny Wilkinson started playing bowls in the early 1980s when, as a small boy, he went with his brother to watch his parents play at the Badshot Lea Bowling Club but he soon took up the sport himself and bowls became a regular family activity. As he became more skilled, Danny joined the Brightwell Bowling Club in the centre of Farnham, where he became a regular club player and singles champion. It was one of the top clubs in the area until it closed down due to the Brightwell town centre development. He consequently joined the Seale and Sands Bowling Club, on the outskirts of Farnham, where he has won multiple club titles over the years. He has also become a regular player on the county circuit and is one of the best known players in Surrey, winning a number of county singles titles. However, the 2019 season has been an unprecedented year for Danny, easily his best ever. He took part in both the Surrey and the West Surrey (his area) ‘Champion of Champions’ singles competitions - high class events where only previous champions are eligible - and won them both. The local newspaper, the Farnham Herald, ordinarily gives its back page only to the main football and cricket stories but, after he won the Surrey Champion of Champions title, they devoted the entire back page to his achievement. The culmination of the season was winning the Aldershot and District Champion of Champions singles title (the competition covers north Hampshire and West Surrey) thus winning a unique treble of Champion of Champion titles. His progression in the sport of bowls has been quite remarkable and he has given the sport’s image and profile a huge boost and considerably enhanced his reputation as one of the best bowlers the county of Surrey has ever produced. Though bowls might be regarded as a minority sport, his achievements in 2019 make him a very worthy nominee for Sports Personality of the Year.
  1. Skilful
  2. Dedicated
  3. Focused

Nominee Details

Will Oxley 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Tim Ayres-Townshend tim@farnhamtkd.co.uk Tae Kwon Do Instructor & Coach

Reasons for Nomination

Will Oxley started training in Tae Kwon Do with Farnham School of Tae Kwon Do in 2015 (his two daughters train with him too). He has progressed to red belt/black stripe and, next year, will take his black belt grading. He never misses a training session and has excelled, winning numerous club awards. It is his achievements as a competitor that are remarkable though: Will made his tournament debut in 2017 at the age of 44 and since then (at the time of writing this nomination) has won 18 medals. His tournament record in the qualifying period for this award, 1st September 2018 to 31st August 2019, is highly impressive; 4 gold medals in sparring, including the GTI British and English Open titles, and the PUMA International Open title, the latter for the third year in succession. In that period, he's also won 2 gold medals in patterns (a technical aspect of Tae Kwon Do), again GTI British and English Open titles. *He has since added to this tally of titles but they are outside of the qualifying period. Indeed, Will has never failed to win a medal at any tournament in which he has competed. He has competed in the 'veteran' category in all tournaments (sometimes over-40s, sometimes over-36, depending on the organisation) and during the past year, as a senior grade coloured belt. He does all of this with humility and exemplary sporting behaviour. Now 46 years old, Will is a great role model for all practitioners of the martial art/sport of Tae Kwon Do and an inspiration to those older members of our club to realise that they too can step into the competition arena. He and his family are stalwarts of Farnham School of Tae Kwon Do and fine sporting ambassadors for the town of Farnham.
  1. Dedicated
  2. Coachable
  3. Inspirational

Nominee Details

Jason Bastable 19 years or over

Nominator Details

hannah bastable hannahbastable1@hotmail.co.uk daughter

Reasons for Nomination

I am nominating my father for this award because after being diagnosed with glaucoma four years ago, he has had an incredible journey in competing in a number of Blind Golf tournaments. Jason is 47 years old and up until four years ago has worked all his life in the catering and butchering industry. When Jason had time off he would spend his weekends and most of his free time playing golf. A sport he loves. When he was diagnosed with glaucoma, he thought his golfing days were over until he found the England and Wales Blind Golf Association. England and Wales Blind golf is a registered Charity with the principal aim of providing registered blind (Severely Sight Impaired) people with the opportunity to participate and compete in the great game of golf. Players do everything sighted players do but they just have a guide who are their eyes on the course. They position their ball and tell them when and how hard they need to hit the ball. Jason has currently undergone a massive 8 eye operations (4 in each eye) over the last four years and undergone 2 hip replacement surgeries but has still got up and continued to participate in as many competitions as he can. Although Jason has missed half on this season because of having his second hip replacement, he was still able to bounce back and straight back into training because he won The British Stroke Play Championship in June/July 2019. Jason currently holds the WORLD CHAMPION title which he achieved in October 2018. Jason is currently in training for the new world championships that take place in South Africa next year where he will go to defend his world title. Jason is an inspiration, talented and dedicated individual who deserves this award and more.
  1. World Champion
  2. inspiration
  3. strong

Nominee Details

John Walker 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Linda Tyler lindatyler197@gmail.com Secretary, Farnham Runners

Reasons for Nomination

John Walker is a member of Farnham Runners and has achieved great things in the tough sport of Ultra Running. John has had an amazing year in running. His most notable achievement was the completion of the North Downs Way 100. The Race started at Hickley’s Corner, Farnham. Competitors covered 103 miles and over 10,000 feet of elevation gain to arrive at the Julie Rose Stadium in Ashford Kent......a total of 30 hours (non-stop running!). John was running this Ultra Marathon as a personal challenge and to raise awareness and funds (nearly £2,500) for the Motor Neuron Disease Association. This charity has been helping a local Farnham family that John knows. To prepare for the race John trained for 5 months, running over 1000 miles to prepare his body for the endurance required. John also ran in a pair (with fellow Farnham Runner, Stuart Haig) at Endure 24 in Reading in June. The pair ran an incredible 30 laps (between them) of the 5 mile loop totalling 150 miles in the 24 hour period and finishing 4th out of 16 male pairs competing in the event. Prior to 2019 John’s longest event had been 50 miles, so stepping up to the NDW100 and his 150 miles effort in the pairs at Endure represents a major progression in this tough sport.
  1. inspirational
  2. determined
  3. supportive

Senior Team of the Year

Nominee Details

Endure 24 2019 Ladies Dream Team 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Linda Tyler lindatyler197@gmail.com Secretary, Farnham Runners

Reasons for Nomination

The “Dream Team” are a group of six ladies who compete regularly on behalf of Farnham Runners, usually forming the Ladies A team within the Hampshire Road Race League. In 2018-19 this team came 5 th in the top A Division 1 - an improvement of 3 places over the previous year. Taking part in Endure 24 - the nationwide “Glastonbury for Runners” - involves team members running consecutive, hilly, muddy, 5 mile laps over a maximum 25 hour period. The team with the greatest total distance wins. The “Dream” Team competed in the “6-8 ladies” category and with one member, Lina Haines, injured with plantar fasciitis and another member, Billy McCulloch only able to attend the first five hours, the Dream Team started at a considerable disadvantage to other teams with the full 8 ladies’ complement. Nonetheless, the team ran night and day, often completing double laps (10 miles) to give other members some sleep (usually just a couple of hours). Top runners Linda Tyler and Kate Townsend each ran 35 miles in the 24 hours, whilst Louise Granelle and Anne Snelson ran 30 miles. Billy McCulloch completed 20 miles and Lina Haines, 10. With Billy, Linda and Louise all completing their first laps in under 40 minutes (fastest lap 37 mins 34 – ie 7.5 mins/mile), the team took third place early on and simply had to maintain this, to be placed. With a nail biting finish, it came down to the last few hours when team members volunteered themselves as the freshest/least injured people to run. The team ran for 24 hours and 32 minutes, completing 32 laps, with an average 46 minutes per lap, to come third out of 42 teams from across the UK.
  1. reliable
  2. adaptable
  3. dedicated

Specsavers Outstanding Service to Sport

Nominee Details

John Over 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Lynda Pattie lyndapattie@me.com Colleague

Reasons for Nomination

The Farnham Pilgrim Marathon and Half marathon is an event which is organised by the Rotary Club of Farnham Weyside. The original marathon was created and managed until 2014 by Rotarian David Holdford (deceased). John a member of Farnham Weyside Rotary has been on the committee for the Pilgrim Marathon and Half Marathon since it’s inception in 2010. John took the role of treasurer and has consistently looked after the revenue received producing accounts which are then audited through the Rotary Club. John is also responsible for booking the tents etc. However, not only does he still look after the accounts John is consistently seen organising the field set up on the day before the marathon, early in the morning of the marathon and again helping to dismantle everything at the finish. John recently underwent surgery on his knees but that did not stop him still turning out to help. John is now 81 years old. John is also a very active member of the Rotary Club of Farnham Weyside and an active Trustee for the Woodlarks Centre in Farnham. John is an integral part of the smooth running of this marathon which is organised solely for the benefit of charities which in the main are local.
  1. Hardworking
  2. Loyal
  3. Selfless

Nominee Details

Andrew Fewster 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Lynda Pattie lyndapattie@me.com Colleague

Reasons for Nomination

The Farnham Pilgrim Marathon and Half marathon is an event which is organised by the Rotary Club of Farnham Weyside. The original marathon was created and managed until 2014 by Rotarian David Holdford (deceased). Andy joined the marathon committee in 2014 and since that time has taken the role of Entries and Data Coordinator. He is responsible for acknowledging all entrants by email, and all switches from full to half or vice versa. He organises the chip timing and arranges a pick up point on the Friday and Saturday before the run for runners to pick up their numbers in advance. On the day Andy and his hand picked team are ready from 8am for the remaining runners to collect their race numbers and sort out any queries they may have. Without his unstinting help this race would not have been so smooth running over the years.
  1. Hardworking
  2. Loyal
  3. meticulus

Nominee Details

Dr John Lewis 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Lynda Pattie lyndapattie@me.com Colleague

Reasons for Nomination

The Farnham Pilgrim Marathon and Half marathon is an event which is organised by the Rotary Club of Farnham Weyside. The original marathon was created and managed until 2014 by Rotarian David Holdford (deceased). Since 2013 John has been an active member of the organising committee attending regular meetings. John's main role on the day is that of MC, in order to do this justice he researches what he can of the runners in the main if they are running for a particular charity which he will announce at the start of the run and when the runner crosses the line, making the runners and spectators aware of the charity and the work it does.John makes himself available on the day before before the race to help set up the field and again at the finish to dismantle everything. John works full time as Director of Operations at Jacobs UK ltd.
  1. Hardworking
  2. caring
  3. meticulus

Nominee Details

Alastair Shanks 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Lynda Pattie lyndapattie@me.com Colleague

Reasons for Nomination

The Farnham Pilgrim Marathon and Half marathon is an event which is organised by the Rotary Club of Farnham Weyside. The original marathon was created and managed until 2014 by Rotarian David Holdford (deceased) Alastair has been a member of the organising committee since 2014 his role is that of course coordinator. He assists in the setting up of the field. In the past few years Alastair has also been a competitor and has run the half and full marathon , raising money for local charity Phylis Tuckwell.
  1. Hardworking
  2. caring
  3. dedicated

Nominee Details

Cherylle Westgate 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Lynda Pattie lyndapattie@me.com Colleague

Reasons for Nomination

The Farnham Pilgrim Marathon and Half marathon is an event which is organised by the Rotary Club of Farnham Weyside. The original marathon was created and managed until 2014 by Rotarian David Holdford (deceased). Cheryyle has been a member of the organising committee since 2014 and at that time took on the difficult role of finding the 200+ volunteers required to marshal the run. She has carried out this duty without complaint and a very welcome can do attitude. Over the past 6 years the Marathon and Half Marathon has not had any significant mishaps largely due to the wonderful marshals Cheryyle has recruited. This run could not be possible without the marshals. .
  1. Hardworking
  2. tenacious
  3. dedicated

Nominee Details

Paul Dawson 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Lynda Pattie lyndapattie@me.com Colleague

Reasons for Nomination

The Farnham Pilgrim Marathon and Half marathon is an event which is organised by the Rotary Club of Farnham Weyside. The original marathon was created and managed until 2014 by Rotarian David Holdford (deceased). Paul has been a member of the organising committee since its inception in 2010. Paul is a team leader at the marshal point at Littleton a task he has carried out for the 10 years, he finds his own marshals for this point and prior to the run he checks his area for weeds and overgrown brambles etc, ensuring his runners do not encounter any problems on his patch. Paul is also a very valued member of the setting up team, he and his family are available for getting the field ready the day before and returns from his marshal when the last runner has passed him to help with the dismantling. Paul is currently the President of the Rotary Club of Farnham Weyside and this year he was also asked to start the Full Marathon a task that meant he would have to set up his marshal point early, return to the base field to set off the race and then make a dash (by car) to his marshal point to be ready for the runners. He again returned to take the base tents etc; down at the end of the day.
  1. Hardworking
  2. Loyal
  3. dedicated

Nominee Details

Dave Porter 19 years or over

Nominator Details

David Gill dandcgill@sky.com NA

Reasons for Nomination

Dave Porter has, quite simply, made a huge difference to the promotion of active lifestyles in the Farnham area. His commitment over more than five years to several key running events has simply been phenomenal. There cannot be another person in south-west Surrey who delivers and achieves so much to promote all sorts running events in the region. His main claim to fame is that he’s the main organiser of the Farnham Pilgrim Marathon and Half Marathon events, held each year in early September. Besides the many individual runners who enter, some twenty different running clubs from Surrey and surrounding counties take part, so it’s a great social occasion, too. The Farnham Pilgrim event has a national reputation. When it began in 2010 it was voted by readers of Runners World magazine as the ‘Best New Entry’ and it is consistently voted in the top 10 Marathon events by the magazine’s readers each year, an outstanding achievement because it means that the event is extremely well organised. Dave is key to making this happen, he even takes three holiday days off work before the event to set up the event and the course signage. Dave Porter is also the main organiser for several other significant running events in the area. He organises the annual ‘Woodland Woggle’ based at the Hampton Estate - offering a 6k or 10k run - which attracts some five hundreds runners, it’s very much a family event. He is also the organiser of the annual Rushmoor 10k event, which attracts well over a 1000 runners. These events are also extremely well organised and well marshalled. When he’s not organising healthy lifestyle events for other people, he takes part in running events himself and helps out at local sports clubs, including Farnham Swimming Club. Dave Porter is an obvious nominee for the Service to Sport award and his nomination would be welcomed by many hundreds of runners. His contribution to promoting active lifestyles and community cohesion has been quite outstanding.
  1. Dedicated
  2. Successful
  3. Passionate

Nominee Details

Lynda Pattie 19 years or over

Nominator Details

David Gill dandcgill@sky.com NA

Reasons for Nomination

Lynda Pattie has voluntarily organised the annual Farnham Pilgrim Marathon and Half Marathon event since 2015. This event takes a whole year to organise and Lynda dedicates a considerable amount of her time to planning the event, it’s an incredible commitment but one which raises money for local, good causes. Each year, some £20,000 is raised from this popular running event which has a national reputation for its general organisation and scenic run. The Farnham Pilgrim Marathon is highly regarded by both runners and running magazines, often being listed in the nation’s top 10 marathons each year, an outstanding achievement. Lynda has been the lead organiser since 2015 and her nomination is special because her hard work and dedication has resulted in the promotion of active lifestyles and the generation of considerable monies which go towards local charitable causes. Lynda is a very worthy nominee for the Outstanding Service to Sport award.
  1. Dedicated
  2. Committed
  3. Selfless

Nominee Details

Peter Etherton 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Brian Grimwood brian63gw@btinternet.com Frensham Pond Sailability member

Reasons for Nomination

Peter, aged 70, has been a wheelchair user since incurring a high level spinal injury in a cycling accident in 2004. Despite having no prior sailing experience, Peter joined FPS two years later in 2006. Over the subsequent 13 year period, Peter has made a huge contribution to the development of FPS into one of the largest and most successful disabled sailing clubs in the country. 1) FPS now has a fleet of 23 Hansa dinghies, the core boat used for disabled sailing at Frensham. Peter has been the Hansa Class Captain for the past 11 years. This key role includes mentoring and encouraging new sailors, (being a role model himself!), and having a very considerable workload and commitment organising the Club’s weekly race training programmes and the very successful participation by FPS sailors in Hansa racing events, both on and off-site. This includes the essential scheduling of boats and helpers to support the sailors. During Peter’s tenure, active sailors and boat numbers on the water have more than tripled, and FPS has developed into the most successful disabled sailing racing Club in the country, retaining the Ben Ainslie National Hansa Travellers Trophy annually for the past 12 years. 2) Peter initiated and then regularly edited and produced the quarterly FPS Newsletter ‘Breaking Wind’ for 10 years, partially stepping down this year. This highly regarded publication has been an essential ingredient in increasing the awareness of the opportunities provided by FPS for people with disabilities, attracting new sailor and helper participants and also vital funding support for the organisation. Each publication requires many days at the computer keyboard despite the challenges presented by Peter’s disabilities 3) In addition to the above, Peter finds time to be an active sailor most weeks during the April – October season. This includes on and off-site racing, usually with his wife Peta as crew, in his Hansa dinghy ‘i-candy’. Peter and Peta have won the Hansa 303 2 persons National Travellers Trophy on four occasions – not bad for a one time novice sailor whose primary concern back in 2006 was just how he could possibly enter and leave a boat!
  1. Inspiring
  2. Committed
  3. Welcoming

Nominee Details

Mark Broad 19 years or over

Nominator Details

David Gill dandcgill@sky.com NA

Reasons for Nomination

Mark Broad is the chairman of Badshot Lea Football Club. He has led the Badshot Lea FC ground-move project since 2007, at that time they played at the local village recreation ground but the team improved vastly and they had to meet the League requirements for playing at a higher level. This meant grounds-sharing at five different locations since that period to remain actively involved in the league system. After more then 10 years efforts, they have finally moved to Wrecclesham where they now have a long lease on their own ground. It’s been an absolutely outstanding effort by Mark, hugely assisted along the journey by Nicky Staszkiewicz and Peter Collison. I believe that they would like to be acknowledged collectively.
  1. Dedicated
  2. Patient
  3. Resolute

Nominee Details

Nicky Staszkiewicz 19 years or over

Nominator Details

David Gill dandcgill@sky.com NA

Reasons for Nomination

Nicky is the secretary of Badshot Lea Football Club. She has actively supported Mark Broad, the Chairman, in relation to the Badshot Lea FC ground-move project since 2007, at that time they played at the local village recreation ground but the team improved vastly and they had to meet the League requirements for playing at a higher level. This meant grounds-sharing at five different locations since that period to remain actively involved in the league system. After more then 10 years efforts, they have finally moved to Wrecclesham where they now have a long lease on their own ground. It’s been an absolutely outstanding effort by Nicky, hugely assisted along the journey by Mark Broad and Peter Collison. I believe that they would like to be acknowledged collectively.
  1. Dedicated
  2. Patient
  3. Resolute

Nominee Details

Peter Collison 19 years or over

Nominator Details

David Gill dandcgill@sky.com NA

Reasons for Nomination

Peter has been involved with Badshot Lea Football Club for most of his life. He has actively supported Mark Broad, the Chairman, in relation to the Badshot Lea FC ground-move project since 2007, at that time they played at the local village recreation ground but the team improved vastly and they had to meet the League requirements for playing at a higher level. This meant grounds-sharing at five different locations since that period to remain actively involved in the league system. After more then 10 years efforts, they have finally moved to Wrecclesham where they now have a long lease on their own ground. It’s been an absolutely outstanding effort by Peter, hugely assisted along the journey by Mark Broad and Nicky Staszkiewicz. I believe that they would like to be acknowledged collectively.
  1. Dedicated
  2. Patient
  3. Resolute

Nominee Details

Anne Snelson 19 years or over

Nominator Details

linda tyler lindatyler197@gmail.com Secretary, Farnham Runners

Reasons for Nomination

Anne is a dedicated member of the Farnham Runners Club and works exceptionally hard to champion running in many forms and to many people: Anne is Farnham Runners England Athletics Mental Health Champion. Through this role she has encouraged members to participate in World Mental Health Day and England Athletics #RunandTalk events, highlighting the many benefits of running for mental health. She also spoke at the Farnham Sports Council’s Annual networking event late last year, Club Conversations, which focused on Disability Sports Awareness. Anne trained as an England Athletics Leader in Running Fitness and having done this two years ago has since helped with three sets of beginners courses at Farnham Runners. Her impact there has been considerable - helping many who really believed they could not achieve the 5k distance. Anne is a regular Wednesday club night social run leader leading the yellow group (9-10 min per mile pace) going out of her way to take the group on new or themed routes and to places they don’t usually go - all with the aim of adding variety and improving members’ mental health. Anne is joint editor for the club newsletter, a role that involves sourcing and writing interesting content to encourage members of the club to try different things and get the most from their running. As a marketing manager she has huge experience that she uses to support the club, writing press releases covering events that regular reporter Jane Georgiou has not attended. Alongside this Anne regularly volunteers at Farnham runner events, she led the Endure24 “Dream Team” 2019 into 3rd place and runs herself at as many club and league events as she can. Anne also regularly takes part and volunteers at her local Alice Holt parkrun.
  1. inspirational
  2. motivating
  3. supportive

Nominee Details

Tim Ayres-Townshend 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Sarah Ayres-Townshend sayrestownshend@gmail.com Wife of the nominee

Reasons for Nomination

My husband, Tim Ayres-Townshend, has been running a Tae Kwon Do school in Farnham since 2007, first within the TAGB and, since 2010, with Farnham School of Tae Kwon Do. He established Farnham School of Tae Kwon Do to try and forge a family-friendly Tae Kwon Do that would become an integral part of the town's sporting community. For almost ten years now he has worked diligently to develop the club and its members, enhancing the reputation, not only of the club, but of the sport and martial art of Tae Kwon Do in Farnham and the surrounding region. His commitment, dedication, enthusiasm and passion for Tae Kwon Do extends beyond his role of coach; he is an advocate of the positive impact Tae Kwon Do can have on people's lives, and this is very much what drives him. He works long hours, including evenings and weekends, and when not coaching in the scheduled sessions, his time is spent on managing the admin of the club, running in-school or after-school Tae Kwon Do and self-defence classes, workshops, seminars, one-to one coaching sessions, coaching the tournament squad, sitting on grading examination panels and, of course, furthering his own training and development, both as a coach and as a Tae Kwon Do practitioner/student/player. At the age of 58, he still manages to continue to train in Tae Kwon Do and maintain his own technical standards despite suffering from severe osteoarthritis. He leads by example, having never missed a training session and by always being available for the members (his students). As his wife, I've seen the sacrifices he has made; including the long hours and the lack of holidays. Although, initially, he ran his other business alongside the Tae Kwon Do club, he now devotes 100% of his time to Tae Kwon Do and, in terms of sacrifice, it is true that this is now a full-time job for a part-time income - that said, his enthusiasm for it is undimmed. Through his coaching and leadership, he has mentored many people from many groups of society from as young as five, and some into their 60s. Most have stepped outside of their comfort zone, developing both from a sporting viewpoint but also as people. Many have gone on to compete in national and international competitions, several winning titles. Others have gone on to achieve black belt and many others are well on their way on that journey. He has created a family-friendly club and safe environment where several families train together. The club is running at its capacity of around 100 members and there is always a waiting list, such is the demand. Tim often provides free one-to-one training sessions in his spare time and will put on extra training sessions to help members prepare for tournaments or gradings. He sources good quality equipment and training materials/resources and ensures the members are properly catered for in this area; all equipment supplied is covered by the member-to-member insurance policy that is supplied to each member as part of their Tae Kwon Do licence. Tim works closely with other senior dan grade Tae Kwon instructors and masters to make sure he is always learning. He has also co-hosted a Tae Kwon Do summer camp for the past nine years with another Tae Kwon Do, where lasting friendships have been formed. With no external funding Tim has created a sports club that serves the community of Farnham and has raised the profile of Tae Kwon Do in the local area through, as mentioned earlier in this nomination, many additional classes and workshops with schools and local youth groups beyond the club's scheduled training sessions. He goes the extra mile for the members of the club and for the sport/martial art of Tae Kwon Do. Tim has been instrumental in helping children to become good leaders and role models in the club and the wider community, by implementing several award schemes and programmes that recognise behaviour and effort as well as achievement.
  1. Inspirational
  2. Caring
  3. Commitment

Nominee Details

Mr Tim Ayres-Townshend 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Sara Maitland sara.maitland7@gmail.com Club Member & Assistant Instructor/Coach

Reasons for Nomination

Specsavers Outstanding Service to Sport 1. Contributed significantly to sport over a minimum of 5 years In 2007, Mr Ayres-Townshend established a Tae Kwon Do School in Farnham within the TAGB. In 2010, with a desire to form a Tae Kwon Do School with closer links to the local community, he left the TAGB and formed Farnham School of Tae Kwon Do. Over the past 10 years, he has grown the club in terms of its members, year on year ever since and greatly raised the profile of the martial art and sport of Tae Kwon Do in the Farnham and surrounding areas, as well as building the reputation of the club nationally on the competition circuit. 2. Demonstrated continued enthusiasm and devoted time and resources to enable others to take part (please include the range and number of people helped and any personal sacrifices made) Mr Ayres-Townshend has dedicated the past ten years of his life to the club; worked tirelessly and still with as much enthusiasm and passion for Tae Kwon Do since the club was formed, having not missed a session and often working seven days a week with coaching, teaching/coaching across three different age categories for the club, as well as promoting the sport in the local community. He has given up a lucrative day job and taken a substantial cut in pay to devote more time to promote and run the club and has invested a lot of his personal time and money to continue the club’s success. Mr Ayres-Townshend has coached, mentored and developed people from all walks of life, from the ages of 5 to 60 and is very well respected by every member. Several have gone on to achieve black belt and many have won national and international titles at competitions. He travels extensively at his own expense to coach and encourage the squad at competitions to ensure they have the moral support; both physically and emotionally. The club’s current membership exceeds 100 members, with many families training together and there’s also has a healthy waiting list. He provides free one-to-one training sessions in his spare time, to coach members in preparation for tournaments and black belt grading. The very best equipment and resources are always made available to all members to enable them to train and perform well. Mr Ayres-Townshend has co-hosted summer camp for the last 9 years, which allows members and their families of all ages to participate in a Tae Kwon Do based activity packed weekend, which is always very well attended and enjoyed by all. 3. Increased participation and enjoyment of sport and made a positive impact in their local community Mr Ayres-Townshend has grown the participation in Tae Kwon Do in Farnham and the profile of the sport from nothing to where it is now, with no external funding or sponsorship and has created a sporting environment that is both family-orientated and has high standards, with programmes for children that develop good behaviour at school and at home. As well as running the club, he has extended the activities of the club beyond its scheduled training sessions, with dedicated squad training sessions - open to all members but with the objective to achieving a squad with competitive excellence and has also taken Tae Kwon Do into the wider community through after-school clubs and early-morning breakfast clubs at local schools, free classes at Beaver Scouts, GCSE classes in self-defence at Weydon School and seminars and workshops for schools. The club has helped children to become good leaders and role models; not only at the club, but also in the wider community, by implementing several rewards and merit schemes that recognise effort as well as achievement, to help the younger members develop into young role models which they can carry with them into adulthood.
  1. Inspirational
  2. Accomplished
  3. Passionate

Nominee Details

Tim Ayres-Townshend 07774 810293 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Rachel Nawrattel rnawrattel@gmail.com 07980 437044 I'm a club member

Reasons for Nomination

I am nominating my coach Tim for this award. I myself have been training with Tim for a little over a year but with the whole of my family training in Tae Kwon Do we have been involved with Tim and the club for nearly 8 years. 1. Contributed significantly to sport over a minimum of 5 years Tim first established a Tae Kwon Do School in Farnham in 2007. This was initially with the Tae Kwon Do Association of Great Britain (TAGB) until 2010 when he left the TAGB to form Farnham School of Tae Kwon Do. Through Tim’s efforts the club membership has grown year-on-year. He has worked hard to raise the profile of the martial art and sport of Tae Kwon Do in the local area and has built the reputation of the club nationally. 2. Demonstrated continued enthusiasm and devoted time and resources to enable others to take part (please include the range and number of people helped and any personal sacrifices made) Tim works tirelessly for the club. His passion and enthusiasm for the sport is always evident. He never misses a training session, even when he’s been ill, and always puts in full effort with his coaching as he expects us to put in with our training. Tim has given up his day job with a resultant large drop in income to allow him more time to run the club. He often works 7 days a week with coaching, actively running the club and promoting both the club and the martial art of Tae Kwon Do. As well as his time, Tim has invested his own money into the club and ensures that top quality equipment and resources are available to everyone. The current club membership stands at over 100 with a healthy waiting list and includes several families who all train together, my own included. There is a large age range and Tim has coached mentored and developed people from the age or 5 to 60 and from all different walks of life. Many of those he’s coached have won national and international competition titles and several have gone on to achieve their black belts. As well as the regular training sessions and extra sessions focussing on sparring Tim also co-hosts a Tae Kwon Do summer camp and has done for the last 10 years. This is attended by members and their families and is enjoyed by participants of all ages. He also provides free one-to-one coaching to members to help them prepare for tournaments and black belt gradings. Tim travels extensively at his own expense to coach and support the competition squad at tournaments. This is on top of the time he has already spent organising the entries. His support at the tournaments is invaluable in helping us succeed. He doesn’t stop for a moment on tournament days making sure people have registered and are in the right categories, making sure everyone is where they should be, assigning coaches to people and coaching himself, being on hand to photograph and congratulate medallists, updating us on our fellow competitors successes and making sure the squad are supporting one another. Tim’s passion is part of what makes the competitions so enjoyable for me. 3. Increased participation and enjoyment of sport and made a positive impact in their local community Tim has had no external funding or sponsorship with the club and had to take participation in Tae Kwon Do in Farnham and the profile of the sport from nothing to where it is now. He has created a sporting environment in the club that has high standards and is family-oriented. He has introduced programmes for children which encourage the development of good behaviour at school and at home and has helped children to become good leaders and role models within the club and in the wider community. He also runs several reward and merit schemes within the club that recognise effort as well as achievement. As well as the regular training sessions within the club Tim puts on dedicated squad training sessions which are open to all members but are aimed at achieving a squad with competitive excellence. He also runs after-school clubs and early-morning breakfast clubs at local schools, free classes at Beaver Scouts, GCSE classes in self-defence at Weydon School and seminars and workshops for school all of which help to take Tae Kwon Do into the wider community.
  1. passionate
  2. inspiring
  3. supportive

Nominee Details

Tim Ayres-Townshend 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Nicholas Nawrattel nnawrattel@gmail.com 07790066612 Club member and assistant instructor

Reasons for Nomination

Contributed significantly to sport over a minimum of 5 years: Tim established the Farnham School of Tae Kwon Do in 2010. The local awareness of the sport was slim to none before this, but has since enjoyed steady year on year growth. He is responsible for raising the profile of the sport locally (just see regular articles in local newspapers!). Tirelessly encouraging and supporting members in competitions etc he has also built a strong reputation for the club nationally. Demonstrated continued enthusiasm and devoted time and resources to enable others to take part: Tim gave up his full time job in order to focus on the club. This was a drop in salary compounded by investing his own money into the club to make sure it offers the best equipment and resources it can for members. He works seven days a week coaching, running the club and / or promoting this sport. In spite of this, in my experience he has never missed a session. He has coached a huge number of people in the sport (currently there are over a hundred members, with long waiting lists including a number of people referred by word of mouth). These include people aged from 5 to 60 years of all abilities, both individuals and families (my own included). Tim also provides tremendous support - we are encouraged to compete, to step out of our comfort zone. He provides extra training to people to prepare them; he will then travel (at his own expense) to what are often national competitions some distance away to coach and support the competitors. In doing this, he has helped a large number of our members win national and international titles. When people are preparing to take the test to finally earn their black belts, Tim also provides free one-to-one lessons and participant only training to give people their best chance of success - potentially hours of free instruction on weekends. I have been fortunate enough to have experienced this, and happily testify to how beneficial these tailored sessions are. Every year, Tim also co-hosts a summer camp open to the family and friends of members. People who wouldn’t normally be able to try it for whatever reason are thus given the opportunity to have a go. Increased participation and enjoyment of sport and made a positive impact in their local community: Tim has increased exposure of Tae Kwon Do in the local community by holding seminars, workshops, early morning breakfast and after-school clubs in local schools. He has provided GCSE classes in self defence at Weydon School, and provided free classes at Beaver Scouts and Explorer Scouts. Both within these aspects and the various club training sessions, Tim has created a safe and family orientated sporting environment. He encourages (both as part of normal sessions and as part of a number of reward and merit schemes) children to become good leaders and role models, and to develop good behaviour in the wider community. My own children are members and I have seen their confidence grow. They have also enjoyed making an effort both in out of the club to earn the rewards from these schemes. As alluded to previously, he holds additional training sessions designed to foster competitive excellence and a sense of teamwork that can be applied to other aspects of life. Through his infectious enthusiasm and supportive attitude to instruction, and with no external funding, Tim has grown the profile of Tae Kwon Do in Farnham from next to nothing to where it is today. This is an achievement I wholeheartedly believe deserves recognition.
  1. Enthusiastic
  2. Supportive
  3. Committed

Sports Club of the Year

Nominee Details

Farnham School of Tae Kwon Do 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Kris DeMello demello_08@yahoo.com 07860164264

Reasons for Nomination

FSTKD is a motivating friendly atmosphere. The kids have a fantastic time - learning, making friends, teaching each other and learning to be role models. The club has also been lovely at helping to build the confidence of my 10 yr old daughter.

Nominee Details

Tim Ayres-Townshend 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Geoff Lee geoff_lee@mentor.com Son trains at the club

Reasons for Nomination

I would like to nominate the Farnham School of Tae Kwon Do for the Sport Club of the year. Reasons I would like to nominate this club My son started TKD in January 2019. He loves the club and is always pushing me to take him on time and make sure he attends all the extra sessions and competitions. I have never seen him so highly motivated in any other sport/club as he is when he goes to Farnham School of Tae Kwon Do. This is due to the professional manor, dedication and time that Tim and the other instructors put in to make sure everyone succeeds and is motivated. Tim and the other instructors make everyone welcome and has created a unique environment where everyone works together like a family. Everyone is always looking out for each other and have a genuine interest in how people are progressing in the club.
  1. Fantastic motivator with the children
  2. Role Model to the whole club
  3. Committed and dedicated to the club

Nominee Details

Farnham School of Tae Kwon Do N/A

Nominator Details

Sara Maitland sara.maitland7@gmail.com Club Member & Assistant Instructor/Coach

Reasons for Nomination

1. I joined Farnham School of Tae Kwon Do when it was formed in 2010. Over the years, the club has grown its membership and increased its work within the local community, through involvement with local schools. Our members remain fantastic ambassadors for the town and continue to represent Farnham at national and international Tae Kwon Do competitions. In the period 01/09/18 to 31/08/19, the club had three International champions, three British champions and two English champions as well as numerous silver and bronze medallists. In the summer of this year, two of our members achieved their second degree black belt having progressed from absolute novice white belts with Farnham School of Tae Kwon Do. 2. As well as regular training sessions within our club, we have taken the martial art of Tae Kwon Do into the wider community and run regular in-school clubs, with self-defence being the central focus in PE lessons and wellbeing workshops at a local secondary school, as well as running free sessions for Beaver Scout groups and women’s self-defence seminars. The club also hosts a hugely successful summer camp every year which is attended by many of our members and their families. 3. We have grown our membership and added more sessions to the timetable to include an age specific programme for 5-7yr olds (TKD Ninjas) which allows young people to learn for foundations of Tae Kwon Do before attending full sessions. We have quarterly grading examinations for members who follow our carefully designed and rigorous training syllabus to attain their next level of belt. Training of assistant instructors, junior leaders and parent volunteers is ongoing so that we can help them and our members be the best they can, both in Tae Kwon Do and also externally. 4. The club has a good track record of working with children and young adults with special needs as well as disadvantaged members of the community. 5. We run an under 11’s Junior Merit Award scheme, endorsed by local schools and parents, as well as our Special Team of Role Models (STORM) which recognises and develops leadership skills for the under 11’s. This has proved very successful, so a Junior Leadership Programme was also launched for 12-16 year olds to develop life and leadership skills not just within the club, but also externally. 6. The club is a member of the ITC (International Tae Kwon Do Council) which is a supporting/governing body that ensures high standards.
  1. Inspirational
  2. Accomplished
  3. Dynamic

Nominee Details

Farnham School of Tae Kwon Do N/A

Nominator Details

Julian Walker julian.walkerr@gmail.com My children attend the Club

Reasons for Nomination

A special place that fosters community. Hugely successful in terms of competing and 'winning', but the club is so much more than that: Farnham School of Tae Kwon work with groups such as Beaver Scouts and Explorer Scouts, teaching Tae Kwon Do and self-defence. Working closely with local schools, particularly Weydon School - my kids' school - where the club runs martial arts/self-defence classes as part of the GCSE options, as well as taking part in Weydon's Wellbeing Day by running self-defence workshops including self-defence workshops for women. Young Volunteers have objectives to achieve that count towards their D of E Award scheme for Volunteering. Assistant Coaches receive hands-on training and experiential learning. There are monthly annual awards schemes to recognise both effort and achievement of players. There is also, of course, a robust formal grading syllabus through which players earn promotion in rank. Special team of Role Models and Junior Leaders programme help develop good citizenship skills. Junior Merit Award scheme for under-11s is endorsed by parents and school-teachers alike. There's over 100 members from 5 years old up to late 50s. Between 1 September 2018 to 31 August 2019 the reasonably small club has been very impactful winning 27 medals at national and international championships and, in that period, had 3 British, 2 English and 3 International champions. And on a personal note the club has enhanced my children's' lives and made them happier, more confident - and more integrated members of the local community. I am so glad we have made the commitment as parents to allow our kids (and us) to be part of this great and wholly positive organisation.
  1. Community
  2. Respectful
  3. Successful

Nominee Details

Farnham School of Tae Kwon Do N/A

Nominator Details

Sarah Ayres-Townshend sayrestownshend@gmail.com Wife of the head instructor/coach

Reasons for Nomination

Farnham School of Tae Kwon Do was formed in 2010 by my husband, Tim Ayres- Townshend. Through the dedication and hard work of it members and their families, the club has expanded the profile, reputation and popularity of the martial art and sport of Tae Kwon Do in Farnham and the surrounding region, increasing its connection with the local community by working with schools and youth groups. The club and its members can rightly be regarded as fine sporting ambassadors for Farnham. The club takes Tae Kwon Do into the community beyond the confines of the club by running in-school clubs, as well as sessions (usually free) with Beavers. It has also run self-defence and martial arts workshops with Explorer Scouts groups and schools in Farnham and the surrounding area. The head instructor, Tim Ayres-Townshend, also runs self-defence classes at Weydon School during the spring term as part of the Year 11 PE options and has also run workshops as part of the school's Wellbeing Day. Tim and one of his assistant instructors also run self-defence workshops for women. Many of the members have stepped beyond their comfort zone and have represented Farnham at national and international Tae Kwon Do competitions. In the period 1st September 2018 to 31 August 2019, the club is able to boast three International champions, three British champions and two English champions; many silver and bronze medals have been won too - a total of 27 medals (*they have since added to this total). The club has a good record of members progressing to black belt and, this year, two members achieved their second degree (2nd dan) black belt, having started as white belts with Farnham School of Tae Kwon Do seven years ago (one of them joined the club via one of the after-school clubs). The club is very family-orientated and has several families of parents and children who train together. The club also co-hosts a summer Tae Kwon Do camp every year with its sister club in Kent which is attended by many of the members and their families. The club runs at full capacity of membership across its three age groups and has a healthy waiting list. Even with the inevitable loss of members to, say, university or work commitments, membership is always full. That said, the club will not take on too many members, lest the quality of tuition/coaching drop; it has always been about high standards, rather than high profits. The club now has an age-specific programme for 5 to 7 year olds (TKD Ninjas) which has has doubled in size in the past year and teaches young people to learn the foundations of Tae Kwon Do. The club has a robust but fair grading syllabus and holds quarterly grading examinations so that members are able to progress through the grades of coloured belt. Black belt gradings are held externally by an independent grading examination board, headed by a Tae Kwon Do master. Training and development of parent volunteers, junior leaders, the special team of role models, assistant instructors and assistant coaches is a continuous process. The club has a proven record of working with children and young adults with special needs, learning difficulties and even, sometimes, behavioural problems, in a safe, positive and engaging environment. The club is also in the process of gaining the new Safeguarding in Martial Arts accreditation. The tenets of Tae Kwon Do are courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control and indomitable spirit, and the ethos of the club is to try and ensure that our members, whatever their age, live by these both in and out of the dojang (training hall). There are several programmes and schemes run by the club that bring this about, including, the Junior Merit Award scheme (endorsed by local school teachers and parents), Special Team of Role Models (STORM) which recognises and develops leadership skills for the under 11s and a Junior Leadership Programme for 12 to 16 year olds.
  1. Excellence
  2. Teamwork
  3. Fun

Nominee Details

Stellar Gymnastics (Hannah Fox - head coach) N/A

Nominator Details

Diana Raine dianaraine@mail.com parent of gymnast/coach attending the club

Reasons for Nomination

Stellar gymnastics is a relatively new but growing sports club in Farnham, with my daughter starting when it opened. Stellar works with local schools promoting the benefits of gymnastics and runs classes at a number of these schools in Farnham. In addition, the Stellar Schools Challenge is now in its fourth year, run annually in the summer, where gymnastic teams from local schools are invited to compete to win the Stellar Cup. Stellar participates every year in the Farnham Carnival with representatives of the club at all levels, including coaches and parents. In addition to being a club gymnast, my 14 year old daughter is part of the Youth Coaching Academy at Stellar, whereby she coaches younger gymnasts in classes, supported by the club coaches for a number of hours per week. This is a huge opportunity for her personal development, nurturing leadership and communications skills and allowing her to build self-confidence, all of which will be hugely beneficial as she looks at the job market and University in the future. In addition to providing this opportunity, Stellar also supports (pays for) its coaches with formal coaching and judging qualifications from British Gymnastics. Stellar is an inclusive club, encouraging potential gymnasts of all ages and abilities to give it a try, including pre-school age and even adult gym classes. In the summer a group of gymnasts from the club had the opportunity to spend 4 days training at Lilleshall Sports Complex near Telford, home of British Gymnastics. This was a trip organised by the club, which was designed to offer the children more intensive training in a world class facility. In addition to the gymnastics, it gave the children the opportunity to be independent, to develop new friendships and even the chance to meet some of the British team! Stellar organised a range of fundraising activities over the preceding months to minimise the cost of trip and to make it open to as many children as possible.
  1. Inspiring
  2. Inclusive
  3. Lifeskills

Nominee Details

Stellar Gymnastics N/A

Nominator Details

Linda Fox lindafoxnow@aol.com N/A

Reasons for Nomination

Stellar Gymnastics club is Farnham's newest club and in January 2020 will celebrate its 5th birthday. It first opened its doors to 40 potential gymnasts in Farnham Heath End School and now has over 350 members. Since then it has added Weydon Academy and T/S Swiftsure as venues and the equipment in Swiftsure and FHES has been provided by the club. One of the highlights of the club's calendar is the Inter School Competition when pupils from 5 local schools compete at all ability levels for the Stellar Schools Trophy. A noisy and competitive event. The club supports the schools on their Open Evenings when the equipment is available to all. The club for the first time last year became involved with a school's Work Experience programme for a Year 10 pupil, something which hopefully will be expanded in the future. Swiftsure is raising funds for roof repairs and Stellar will be supporting them in ther activities. Many of Stellar's gymnasts participate in the Farnham Carnival where they cartwheel their way through the town! Stellar has always provided after school clubs for the 2 schools which are always popular and well attended and has in the past provided gymnastics in service training for teachers. The gymnastic sessions which are provided begin with mother and toddler groups, pre school, recreational and squad so there is something for all ages and abilities. The club's strap line is 'Practice, Perfect and Perform' and the ethos of the club is to develop every gymnasts skills to the best of their ability whilst having fun and a thoroughly enjoyable time. To this end all the classes are well prepared and effectively executed. The club is inclusive and welcomes children of all abilities and seeks to maintain its fees at an affordable level so youngsters are not prohibited from joining. There is no uniform code for the recreational classes so this is not a financial burden. The club encourages participation in competitions for all its members whether inter club or against other local clubs. This enables the youngsters to proudly demonstrate their skills and is important for self confidence. Medals always feature in these events and are highly prized. To further inspire the most able gymnasts the club organises a residential course for its squad members at the home of British Gymnastics. Here they practise using international standard equipment which many of their heroes also use when training for high profile events! Every half term there is a parental viewing session where again gymnasts can demonstrate what they have learnt and trophies are awarded to the children who have made the most progress. Parents are encouraged to share any issues their children have with the Head Coach which enables children with Aspberger's and ADHD to participate fully in their sessions. The club also supports children with anxiety issues. Parents willingly volunteer in club events and some take on roles involving club finances or safe guarding. The club provides the necessary training which is ongoing. All the coaches have participated in an inspirational session given by an ex international gymnast to enthuse their coaching further and three members recently completed a First Aid course. The club encourages its older members to join the club's recently formed Academy. These are gymnasts who have come through the club and want to become coaches themselves and the club supports them financially in their training. A number of these have also trained as gymnastics judges and put their learning to good use during competitions. All these qualifications are for life and will be invaluable if they want a coaching job whilst at university or when they leave school. Stellar Gymnastics club is where youngsters of all abilities can develop their skills in a supportive, well organised and run environment, have a lot of fun and a thoroughly enjoyable time.
  1. Fun
  2. Effective
  3. Supportive

Nominee Details

Farnham School of Tae Kwon Do 07774 810293 N/A

Nominator Details

Rachel Nawrattel rnawrattel@gmail.com 07980 437044 I'm a club member

Reasons for Nomination

Farnham School of Tae Kwon Do is a fantastic club with a supportive, family atmosphere. My husband first joined the club nearly 8 years ago with both of my daughters joining when they were old enough. I first became involved just as a parent then I began to help out with the 5-7 year old class before joining myself so we now have our whole family training in Tae Kwon Do. There are many other families as well who have multiple members training in the club together, either siblings or parents and children. The club is welcoming to everyone whatever age or ability and you are able to learn at you own pace but with constant encouragement to help you achieve things out of your comfort zone. The club runs training sessions twice a week in three classes. One for 5-7 year olds, one for 8-12 and one for teens and adults. On top of this there are frequent extra sessions put on for focussed sparring training, black belt preparation or black belt training. There also regular gradings where members can test for a higher level belt and chances to compete from local up to international level. There is also a summer camp each year where members get the chance to attend masterclasses with high level black belts as well as make new friends, play games, sit around the campfire and have a fun weekend. The camp is open to families and friends of members and is always a highlight of the year 1. A proven track record of working with schools, local authorities and/or other community organisations As well as the regular training sessions the club teaches Tae Kwon Do and self-defence to groups like Beaver and Explorer Scouts and works with local schools. The club had particularly strong links with Weydon School where they run martial arts/self defence classes as part of GCSE options and run self-defence workshops as part of the school’s Wellbeing Day. They also run self-defence workshops for women. I took part in one of these myself before joining the club so know first-hand how useful they are. 2. Evidence of a commitment to effective recruitment, recognition and training of volunteers, coaches and players Young volunteers in the club are given objectives that count towards their DoE Award scheme for volunteering. Volunteering is always encouraged particularly amongst the senior grades and there is no minimum age for this. We have a group of young students from the 8-12 years class who are regular volunteers in the Ninjas class for 5-7 year olds. These students are great role models for the younger children. They demonstrate techniques, help teach and partner with the younger ones in exercises. They gain valuable teaching experience doing this, learning new ways to help junior grades perfect a technique which they then carry across to their own class where you see them helping newer students with greater confidence. As mentioned above I began to assist with the 5-7 year old class before I began training in Tae Kwon Do so am very experienced with the way the club recruits, recognises and trains volunteers. At the point I began helping my assistance was aimed at helping the children remain focussed, making sure they had understood the instructions and checking they knew their left from their right! As my own training progressed once I joined the club my assistance moved towards correcting techniques as well. The coaches in the club supported me in this, teaching me effective ways to explain things and advising which areas to focus on correcting first so that I could help the children improve their techniques in the best way. I have now reached a senior enough grade that I have begun volunteering in the 8-12 years class as well. This involves teaching one to on or teaching small groups as well as the assistance I have been used to providing in the youngest class. Again I have been supported by the coaches and other senior grade volunteers in finding the best methods of teaching. The club is always very grateful for any volunteers. We are always thanked for our help and have the chance to discuss the training and ask any questions that may have come up. We also get the opportunity to get some extra pointers on our own Tae Kwon Do with a coach between classes when we have been volunteering. Assistant coaches in the club are given hands-on training and experiential learning. There are also courses available for the more senior coaches. The club always recognises the help of the assistant coaches whether it be during training, at competitions or sitting on grading panels. The assistant coaches are publically thanked, recognised in the Annual Awards Ceremony and have the opportunity to attend extra training sessions free of charge. The Annual Awards Ceremony is also a great way to recognise the achievement and effort of players/members. Many Awards are given out at this event including ones such as Competitor of the Year or Best New Member but also ones recognising courtesy or perseverance. As well as the annual awards there is also a monthly awards scheme to recognise both the effort and achievement of members. These awards are given out in front of all the members so we can all celebrate each other’s success. In terms of the training of players/members there is a robust formal grading syllabus through which members earn promotion in rank or grade. Many members have come through the club from white belt to black belt and this year two members achieved 2nd degree black belt. The club has a proven record of developing national and international champions. Between 1/9/18 and 31/8/19 we have 3 British champions, 2 English and 3 International. There are also many other medallists, some of whom are still new to competition. I myself am one of these. I took part in my first competition in February this year competing in both patterns and sparring. Everyone is the club is encouraged to compete and fully supported to do so. I was naturally nervous about the competition: it was outside of my comfort zone and having a competitive sparring match for the first time as a 39 year old was really quite terrifying. However I was well prepared for the competition beforehand and on the day. Several coaches go along to each competition so you always have a coach with you when fighting and somehow they manage to see all the patterns as well to give you feedback. The competition squad members all support each other and everyone stays until the last person has competed to cheer them on. I have gone on to do two more competitions since the first one and have won 3 bronze and 2 silver medals. I’m eagerly awaiting the next competition in November. My eldest daughter is a seasoned competitor now and has even won an international bronze medal while my youngest was able to take part in her first competition this summer at club level. My husband is one of our fantastic team of coaches. 3. Actively encouraged participation from underrepresented groups (e.g. people with a disability) We have several members of the club who have learning difficulties. Sometimes the issue is with processing, sometimes concentration sometimes movement or other things. The club is an inclusive environment and there is no segregation of any member. Everyone trains together and is supported to be the best they can be. While coaches working with a member will be told information relevant to best support that member in training the rest of the members will not know anything different. The club has a supportive ethos and no-one is ever looked down on for struggling. Everyone knows that what is easy for them may not be for someone else so whether a member has a disability or just struggles a bit with sport or is naturally brilliant everyone is supported and praised for what they do well for them. 4. Implemented a new idea and demonstrated innovation The club has a Special team of Role Models and Junior Leaders programme to help develop good citizenship skills. When members reach a high enough grade they are promoted to the Special Team of Role models and encouraged to begin looking out for and supporting the junior grades. The club also runs a Junior Merit Award scheme for under-11s. This encourages children to demonstrate the tenets of Tae Kwon Do outside of training with children earning different coloured stars for each award gained. The scheme is endorsed by parents and school-teachers alike. In conclusion I believe that Farnham School of Tae Kwon Do thoroughly deserves to win the club of the year award. I always used to think Tae Kwon Do looked and amazing sport but never thought it was something I could do. Through the club I have now been shown how wrong I was, am doing things I didn’t believe I could and having a great time at every training session. As a family we have a shared passion and lots of friends at the club.
  1. supportive
  2. friendly
  3. successful

Under 14's Sports Personality of the Year

Nominee Details

Tom Humphreys 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Chris Finney chris@1choice.co.uk Junior Section Manager, Rowledge Cricket Club

Reasons for Nomination

Tom is an active member of the sports community in Farnham, having been a member of Rowledge Cricket Club since the age of 7 and Farnham Rugby Club since the age of 8. He has represented Farnham Rugby in the A team since he started playing and is currently a member of the Harlequins Developing Player Program, as well as Playing for RGS Guildford A side. Tom’s primary sport has been cricket where he has represented Rowledge throughout the age groups and when available will play for various different age groups. This year when available, Tom helped out on a Friday evening with the junior coaching at the club. The Rowledge season for the U15 team ended up with them winning the North Hampshire 20 over Cup beating Hook in the Semi and Cove in the Final. He has represented Surrey since the age of 9, and has captained Surrey throughout the age groups. Tom is a batting allrounder, who will typically bat no. 5 and open the bowling or be first change. Tom has been part of Surrey’s Elite Player group for the last 2 year. In 2019 Tom was selected with 6 other boys to travel to Nagpur in India, during February half term, for a week’s specialist batting and an opportunity to train with some of the Rajasthan Royals Academy players. During the Easter holidays, Tom was also selected to go to Sri Lanka to represent Surrey EPG for a 16 day tour, where he played for both the U15 and U17 squads, where they and Tom had a hugely successful tour. The teams he has played for this year have had a very successful season. Tom’s U14 RGS Guildford team reached the semi-final of the Surrey Schools one day cup. The RGS u15 side, won the Surrey Schools One day cup final against KCS Wimbledon, where Tom scored a match winning 68. Tom as an U14 (yr9) was also selected to play for the RGS 1st XI for the entire season, where he batted 5 and opened the bowling and had a very successful first experience of 1st XI school cricket. He played at the RGS National Schools Cricket festival, where he was awarded the Young Player of the Festival, averaging 72 with the bat and also in one game bowling 6 for 48. Tom played a combination of Surrey U14, Surrey U15 and Surrey EPG cricket during the 2019 season. The Surrey U14 side topped the table in the London and South East ECB Cup competition. Where Tom scored back to back hundreds against Cambridge and Sussex. He mainly played for the Surrey U15 side, where he helped them to win the ECB National Cup. They played Lancashire in the Semi Final which they comfortably won and Tom had a good day with both bat and ball. The final was against Yorkshire which he bowled beautifully taking 3 of the top 5 batsman, batted 7 but scored a cover drive for 4 to win the final. In addition, Tom represented and captained the Surrey EPG team, in 2 day matches. Over the County Season Tom scored more than 550 runs at an average of 80 and more than 15 wickets with an Economy rate of below 3.5. Tom, plays and represents his local teams wherever possible, and is always delighted to represent Rowledge for Cricket, or Farnham for Rugby. He enjoys continuing to play with his friends locally and helping in his and their development.
  1. Coachable
  2. Leader
  3. Driven

Under 18's Sports Personality of the Year

Nominee Details

William Trenholm 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Gary Male academymanager@farnhamrugby.org Coach

Reasons for Nomination

William comes from a Rugby mad family and joined Farnham RUFC when he was 5 years old, he has been a clubman ever since. William regularly plays for Harlequins Academy and Cranleigh School, but still comes to cheer on his Farnham mates on match days. Earlier this Rugby season at the age of 17 he was selected to play for England U18s in the rugby six nations which was 1 year earlier than normal. Afterwards, he presented his England U18 match shirt to the club at our 2019 Farnham RUFC Sportsman’s lunch. William has recently returned from South Africa 2019 rugby tour where he played in all the England U18s matches against Argentina, France and South African Schools as Number 8. By all accounts it was a fantastic experience and one that none of the 26 squad members will forget. William was joined on the tour by his Farnham, Harlequins and Cranleigh School team mate - Oscar Beard. https://www.englandrugby.com/news/article/england-men-u18s-squad-for-2019-international-series Williams first outing against Argentina presented many challenges which held him in good stead for his next match against France where he was fantastic and received man of the match for his awesome 2 try performance. For the final game against SA schools he came of the bench as one of the finishers. Williams achievements are an inspiration to all mini and junior rugby players at Farnham.
  1. Clubman
  2. Loyal
  3. Ambitious

Nominee Details

Tess Adlam 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Paul Adlam pauladlam66@gmail.com Father

Reasons for Nomination

Tess is an all round 14 year old sports person capable of applying herself to almost any sport. This year she has continued to improve her football and continues to represent Bourne Blades Football Club, being the only girl in the A team. She is part of Chelsea Foundation and trains at the facility in Cobham. She also started her first season at Richmond Park girls team (linked to Chelsea), with this summer helping her team get to their first ever final at an international tournament in Denmark and being the team's top scorer. She also represents and captains her school football team at Weydon. She also excels at athletics, primarily as a sprinter. This year she took up long jump and with her first competitive jump she broke into the top 25 jumpers in the UK. She also broke four school athletic records and also broke an unprecedented five records (60m, 100m, 200m, 4x100m relay and long jump) at the TFN athletic championships at Aldershot stadium, which helped Weydon be crowned champions. She represents AFD in 100m, 200m and long jump and travels to meet all over the south. She also represents the school at rounders and cricket. Even though she has an element of natural talent she works hard and either plays or trains five times a week, all whilst still keeping up with her schoolwork.
  1. Modest
  2. Focused
  3. Competitive

Nominee Details

Ella Manning 18 years or under

Nominator Details

George Male george.male@virginmedia.com Coach

Reasons for Nomination

Following a successful year as an u15 athlete Ella moved up to the u17 age group. Her main track and field athletics events are sprint hurdling and combined events. Ella has moved up to 80m hurdles which meant and increase in the initial distance to the first hurdle and between each hurdle. After initial problems she quickly mastered the change and during the season excelled in the event culminating in 4th place in the National Championships as a first year u17. She also completed her first Heptathlon and came 6th in the SE Regional Schools Heptathlon scoring 4309 points and is ranked in the to 20 in the UK. Ella had some outstanding performances throughout the season as can be seen from the details below Hampshire County Pentathlon 1st and 80mHurdles 1st Ella won both the Aldershot & District. Schools 80mH and Long jump in new cHampionship performances and winning both the outstanding performance for u17 track and field. Ella went on to win the Hampshire Schools 80mH in a new personal best time of 11.6 seconds. She represented Hampshire Schools in the South East Regional Finals in both 80mH and Heptathlon and will represent them in the English Schools Heptathlon later this month. Ella reached the semi finals of the English Schools Championships in the 80mH. Ella came 2nd in the Southern Counties 80mH before going on to the National Finals.Ella has broken 2 club records - 80mH and Heptathlon and achieved personal best performances in the 80mH, Long Jump,High Jump,200 metres,Pentathlon and Heptathlon. Her performances as a first year u17 have been outstanding and I am delighted to submit this recommendation. She has exceeded expectations this year and can look forward to and even more successful season next year. She is a delightful young lady and a pleasure to coach. A popular member of the club and an inspiration to her fellow athletes.
  1. Dedicated
  2. Focused
  3. Talented

Nominee Details

Jacob Fairhead 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Jo Fairhead fairheadjmc@gmail.com Mum

Reasons for Nomination

Jacob for many years competed at an Ellite level with WIKF Karate Club. His local club was Su ha Ri, his Sensei Jon Wicks in Farnham. Under his instruction he became WIKF Double Gold European & World Champion. Jacob went on to be selected for the National Karate Team. In early 2018, Jacob was spotted by a Team GB Taekwondo Coach. Jacob was asked to select for their Olympic Development Programme, under a scheme called Fighting Chance. Jacob had to go through many Selections processes and even though he never trained in the principle of Taekwondo, they spotted his potential talent and he was selected to the final 22 male athletes from 14-18 years to enter the programme. Jacob since then has represented Great Britain in Croatia and travels to Manchester on a fortnight, sometimes weekly basis at the GB Academy and trains with Team GB. Jacob this year has successfully medalled bronze, silver & gold in this new martial art. This year he made it through to the second year of the Academy, a very tough process. He is one of the 19 Male 14-18 year olds to be selected. He has now fully transitioned to Taekwondo. Jacob has made significant progress in his sport and exceeded his sporting performance and more yet to come. With regards to local impact, Jacob is a role model and inspiration. His school work, ethic and attitude made him ideal candidate for Deputy Head Boy. Jacob is also a volunteer Karate coach and helps teach younger students karate. The fact that Jacob is a black belt in 2 martial arts, Team GB, awards for school and his work is of consistent high standard is an inspiration to his younger students that they can achieve
  1. Humble
  2. Determined
  3. Positive

Nominee Details

Jacob Fairhead 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Jo Fairhead fairheadjmc@gmail.com Mum

Reasons for Nomination

Jacob for many years competed at an Ellite level with WIKF Karate Club. His local club was Su ha Ri, his Sensei Jon Wicks in Farnham. Under his instruction he became WIKF Double Gold European & World Champion. Jacob went on to be selected for the National Karate Team. In early 2018, Jacob was spotted by a Team GB Taekwondo Coach. Jacob was asked to select for their Olympic Development Programme, under a scheme called Fighting Chance. Jacob had to go through many Selections processes and even though he never trained in the principle of Taekwondo, they spotted his potential talent and he was selected to the final 22 male athletes from 14-18 years to enter the programme. Jacob since then has represented Great Britain in Croatia and travels to Manchester on a fortnight, sometimes weekly basis at the GB Academy and trains with Team GB. Jacob this year has successfully medalled bronze, silver & gold in this new martial art. This year he made it through to the second year of the Academy, a very tough process. He is one of the 19 Male 14-18 year olds to be selected. He has now fully transitioned to Taekwondo. Jacob has made significant progress in his sport and exceeded his sporting performance and more yet to come. With regards to local impact, Jacob is a role model and inspiration. His school work, ethic and attitude made him ideal candidate for Deputy Head Boy. Jacob is also a volunteer Karate coach and helps teach younger students karate. The fact that Jacob is a black belt in 2 martial arts, Team GB, awards for school and his work is of consistent high standard is an inspiration to his younger students that they can achieve
  1. Humble
  2. Determined
  3. Positive

Nominee Details

Tom clark 01252714117 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Helen Clark hclark@clarksetc.com 01252714117 Mother

Reasons for Nomination

Tom joined Farnham rugby club at the age of six. He plays in the academy team and this year won the Clive Alpe Respect cup at the club. 3 years ago he started playing 02 touch rugby at the club as well. Tom loved the speed of the game and the encouragement form Dave Jeffs. In June he decided, with the support of the club, to try for the regional team. He was selected and played in the south east under 18’s team in the national competition in August. Sadly they lost in the final but Tom was picked as the MVP for the team and scored the first try in the final and set up 2. He was mentioned numerous times during the match for his speed and thinking. Last week he was contacted to say he had been selected to train with the elite England junior touch squad. This is the start of the process for them to select a team to play for England next year. Touch rugby is an inclusive sport that encourages all ages and sexes to play together, a fantastic ethos for any body to join. I could not be prouder to nominate Tom for his achievements within this sport and how it has developed him even further.
  1. Teamplayer
  2. Fast
  3. Motivated

Nominee Details

Lottie Woad 01252783732 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Michelle Strauss fgcjuniors.info@gmail.com 07530893189 FGC Juniors - Assistant Administrator

Reasons for Nomination

Lottie Woad is a fifteen year old Junior Member at Farnham Golf Club in The Sands, having been at the Club since she was eight years old. She is now a very accomplished player who has who has enjoyed a hugely successful last twelve months, on the County, National and International stage. Her 2019 season got off to an excellent start in April when she became the youngest ever winner of the Surrey Women’s County Championship, shooting a six under par round in the final at Worplesdon Golf Club. This result crowned a period in which Lottie has dominated women and girls golf in Surrey, winning most of the important County titles, and unbeaten in any county scratch event since early 2018. A series of strong performances in elite National Junior and Women’s events followed, bringing her to the attention of the England selectors. Her highlight of the year, and most notable performance, was been selected to represent England in the European Young Masters at Golf Kunětická Hora in the Czech Republic in July. The tournament is the U16 European Championships with two boys and two girls selected to represent each of the thirty two countries in the event. Lottie performed fantastically to finish in sixth place overall on four under par in the individual tournament. Lottie was the highest placed finisher from the four home nations and helped her England team to a seventh place finish. Over the course of the summer Lottie was selected to represent England on a number of other occasions. First in the Nations Cup team event at the Henry Cooper Junior Masters in June, one of the most prestigious U18 tournaments in Europe. She was then selected to play for England Girls in their two U16 international matches, against Switzerland and Ireland. This period of success has culminated in Lottie’s selection for the 2019/20 England National Girls (U18) Squad, the youngest of just eight girls picked from across the country. A fantastic, and much deserved achievement. The squad have a programme of regular coaching weekends at the National Performance Centre at Woodhall Spa, together with winter warm weather training in Portugal. She works very hard on her golf, and, unless away at a tournament, is seen at the Club every weekend and evening, whatever the weather. She has regular lessons, on all aspects of her game, with Club Professional Luke Bone, who collaborates on a regular basis with her England coaches. She has seen the benefits from this dedication and hard work, reducing her handicap to plus one, and enjoying considerable success at National, Regional, County and Club level this season. She also follows an intensive strength and conditioning programme, going to the Weydon School gym every lunchtime, and exercising hard at home and in her garden. A number of her notable accomplishments during the last year are listed below: 1. Selected for the England Girls (U18) National Squad for 2019/20. 2. Sixth in The European Young Masters against the top U16’s players in Europe, the European Championships for this age group. One of two girls selected to represent England in the tournament in the Czech Republic. Lottie was the top finisher from the British Isles. 3. Won the Surrey Women’s County Championship at Worplesdon Golf Club, shooting six under par in the final, to become the youngest winner in the 99 year history of the Championship. 4. 2nd in England Golf Women’s County Champion of Champions at Woodhall Spa. The tournament was for all the women County Champions from across the country. 5. Played for England U16s in an international match against Switzerland girls at Heswall. England Girls won 4.5-1.5 points. 6. Played for England in the U16 International match against Ireland at Hunstanton GC in Norfolk. England Girls won 8.5-6.5pts. 7. Won the Midlands U16 Open Championship at Hawkstone Park in Shropshire. Lottie won with a birdie on the 4th hole of a sudden death play-off, to capture one of the most important national championships in this age group. 8. Runner-Up in The West of England Women’s Amateur (Harper Salver) at Bath GC, just one shot behind the winner, the current English Women’s Amateur Champion. 9. 3rd in The Liphook Scratch Cup, a national elite women’s amateur event in a high quality field including England women internationals. 10. 5th in the Astor Salver, a prestigious national women’s elite amateur event, at the Berkshire. 11. 7th in the 72 hole WAGR qualifier Critchley Astor (a combination of the Astor and Critchley Salver). 12. 6th in the U18 Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters, one of the most important U18 tournaments in Europe. Lottie also represented England in the Nations Cup team event at the tournament. 13. Leading points scorer (7/8) in Surrey Women’s team victory in the English Women’s South Region County Match Week. 14. Leading points scorer (6/8) for Surrey Women’s team in the English Women’s National County Finals in Cheshire. Surrey finished in third place. 15. 6th in the Comboy Scratch Ladies Open, a national women’s elite amateur event, finishing ahead of a number of England Women international players. 16. 8th in the English U16 Girls Open Amateur Championship, containing a strong international field of 144 players. 17. Roehampton U16 Junior Masters Champion, winning against a strong field of invited players from across the South Region. 18. 7th in the U16 North of England Open Amateur Championship, against a quality field of 132 players from across the UK. 19. U18 Surrey Schools Champion for the second successive year, defending her scratch title at Addington Palace GC. 20. 19th in the U16 British Girls’ Amateur Championship at Fulford GC in Yorkshire, the most important tournament in Europe in this age group. Lottie shot 5 under par in the third round to equal the low round of the tournament, which included the best players from Europe and beyond. In the England Golf 2019 Girls (U18) Order of Merit Lottie has finished the season in a brilliant tenth place (https://www.englandgolf.org/article/girls-order-of-merit-2019/). In the Official World Amateur Golf Rankings (https://www.wagr.com/womens-ranking) she is ranked the 1,011th best female (women & girls) amateur golfer in the world. She also won the Surrey Women’s Scratch Order of Merit title for 2019. Throughout 2019 Lottie has also been an active member of Farnham Golf Club, playing in competitions and representing the Club in team matches. She became the Farnham Golf Club Junior Champion for the third year in succession – the first player to achieve this feat. She is a role model and example to younger Juniors at FGC and still, when available, helps at the Club’s weekly group coaching sessions for the Junior Academy. In November 2019 she will become the new Junior Captain of Farnham Golf Club. In the opinion of Farnham Golf Club she fulfils, and massively exceeds, all of the Award criteria.
  1. Driven
  2. Passionate
  3. Talented

Volunteer of the Year

Nominee Details

Matthew Pond-Kellett 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Tom Crowe Tom.crowe@waverley.gov.uk Project Organiser

Reasons for Nomination

During the 2019 Specsavers Surrey Youth Games, Waverley Borough Council utilised enthusiastic local young people to become young ambassadors. Their role as an ambassador was to promote the benefits of physical activity and the advantages of getting involved in the games. Matthew was accepted as a Young Ambassador and volunteered to use their time to the inspire others to take part and try something new. They embodied the spirit of the games devoting their time to allow others to understand the opportunities available through the games. Matthew gained and used existing skills to deliver: - Held an assembly in front of year 4 explaining the games. - Distributed leaflets to their own school As a result of their efforts Team Waverley saw considerable increase participation. Leading to more people able to experience a new sport. The effort which Matthew inputted was invaluable to the success of the Specsavers Surrey Youth Games.
  1. Resourceful
  2. Enthusiastic
  3. Creative

Nominee Details

Clair Bailey 07889753755 N/A

Nominator Details

Jacquie Browne jacquieb3@outlook.com 07889753755 Club Chairman

Reasons for Nomination

We would like to nominate Clair Bailey for this award. She joined the club as a beginner in 2015 and has gained confidence both socially and in her running. She is now a reliable, integral member of the ladies team and regularly competes with success for the club. Clair is positive and supportive and always there to lend a hand and offer encouragement. She is reliable and trustworthy and a real asset to the club. We are an established and growing, sociable running club based in Farnham. We run for fitness and we run for fun and the social side of the club can be a lifeline for many of our members. The foundation of our club is fun and friendship and we maintain this with great success. Clair will volunteer and help out at any of our events and joined the committee in 2017 as social secretary. She works hard to keep a full and varied calendar which caters for all the member’s needs. She is a keen and accomplished baker and we regularly find cakes arriving for our committee meetings and events. Farnham Runners lay on a coach every year to and from the London Marathon and Clair’s fruit cakes are a regular feature to nourish the supporters and competitors on the way home, even though she herself might not be on the coach. Clair and her family are regular supporters and competitors of parkruns and other local running events. She will regularly volunteer and marshal along with her husband and 2 boys. Cakes are always welcome at parkrun and Clair is known to bring a tray of her chocolate brownies or beautifully decorated cup cakes to celebrate someone’s milestone. Apart from our regular running sessions we have a wide range of monthly social post run gatherings. Clair works hard to ring the changes with these to get the maximum engagement from the group, including planning and plotting out suitable routes. Popular activities have been “Hash Runs” “Halloween Fancy Dress Runs” and “Treasure Hunts” followed by suppers at a local pub or local brewery. She will also organise quiz nights and summer picnics as well as our post run club suppers of a 2-course hot supper at our club house for 50 – 65 members. This is no mean feat given that we have no proper kitchen facilities. Clair manages to organise a menu and a team of cooks who bring everything in, cooked at home, usually in one-pot slow cookers. Quite delicious and a bargain at £3.00 a head. Last year, for our annual Christmas minced pie run Clair organised a stop over at a local old people’s home as part of our route. We stayed for an hour or so, sang carols to the residents and shared some minced pies, tea and mulled wine with them. This was hugely successful and really raised the spirits of the residents and gave all the runners a sense of happiness and well being at the start of the festive season. Clair has organised some Sunday Socials and has contacted other local running clubs to join us. We had a very popular Seale Sunday Social run which was followed by tea/cake/scone at the tea rooms in Seale. Clair can turn her hand to anything and will always offer guidance and support when needed. She actually used her artistic flair to design the latest medal for our 25th Alice Holt Race. She was also integral in the catering team providing sandwiches for over 400 runners at our cross-country event last December, while running one of the drinks stations with her 2 boys at the same time. Clair has a hugely positive influence on the club and its members. By ensuring our social events are different and inclusive of all standards, our member participation is high which all helps to keep us all in line with our principles, objectives and values. She is the spearhead behind this but needs to encourage and motivate a team of like minded volunteers to help keep the momentum and enthusiasm going. Her attention to detail is outstanding, when helping her she really thinks everything through and gives each and every decision real thought working out the best possible scenario, making sure that everything is just right. Clair is a good, competitive runner, but thanks to her dedication and commitment, we have a strong social side which is the glue that holds the club together. Farnham Runners Core Principles To provide a friendly, sociable and knowledgeable environment which encourages running for all abilities in and around Farnham, either with a view to competing in races or simply for exercise and fun. The aims and objectives of the club are: To promote the amateur sport of running and community participation in the same. To promote the club within the local community of Farnham and surrounding areas. To offer coaching and competitive opportunities in running. To assist in the management of the Clubhouse, Bourne Green, Farnham. To ensure a duty of care to all members of the club. To provide all its services in a way that is fair to everyone. Clair is bears these principles in mind when planning our events diary, keeping Farnham Runners the truly inclusive club it was created to be.
  1. Hard-working
  2. Innovative
  3. Thoughtful

Nominee Details

Nick Woad 07899908625 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Michelle Strauss fgcjuniors.info@gmail.com 07530893189 FGC Juniors - Assisstant Administrator

Reasons for Nomination

Nick, an avid golfer (although rarely getting to play as his time is taken up selflessly running the Junior section), recognised that in order for the juniors at Farnham Golf Club to have the same wonderful experience that he enjoyed as a youngster, more golfing opportunities would need to be provided. In 2012, he set up the Farnham Junior academy and stepped up to become the club’s Junior organiser in 2014. This put his passion in action, helping Juniors play golf whilst having fun, developing friendships and improving their game. Over the last 5 years, Nick has worked incredibly hard, committing at least 10-15 hours a week, planning, arranging and running the various events on offer, which has resulted in significant growth in the number of Juniors from 24 in 2014 to over 80 now, of which 28 have a handicap lower than 28. In 2019 this has seen 5 Juniors selected to play for their counties and 1 represent England. Furthermore, this has resulted in Farnham Golf Club Junior teams being strong contenders in the various leagues that they play in. In 2019 they narrowly missed out on defending their title in The Surrey Interclub, they came 4th in the Guildford and District league, a young talented u14 team made the quarter finals of The Rookie league and in turn the u18s made the quarter final of The Surrey League. In addition to this they won the annual Triangular trophy for the third year in a row and reached the Semi-final for the Blackmoor shield. The Junior section at Farnham is vibrant and offers a multitude of opportunities for the youngsters to play golf which are all organised and delegated under the leadership of Nick. These include: * weekly academy sessions with a PGA coach * monthly fun skills challenges * off-season swing studio coaching sessions with a PGA coach * Bi-monthly club competitions catering for a range of abilities from those brave enough to go on the course for the first time to the more experienced Juniors that play18 holes off the back tees. * Competitive matches across the season - ranging from friendlies to playing in various leagues and competitions. Each year he looks at further opportunities that can be included in the diary in order to meet the demands and needs of the increasing numbers of enthusiastic golfers. Nick does everything to a very high standard and ensures that he is up to date with changes to safeguarding requirements, golf rules or handicap systems to name a few. As the Junior section has grown so much, Nick has recruited other volunteers to assist him with maintaining the comprehensive schedule. He now leads a team of 4 or 5 regular helpers, some of them who are not even golfers themselves, but he has inspired them all to work with him to ensure the current and future success of the Farnham junior section. His hard work, attention to detail and dedication as a volunteer is truly inspirational and deserves to be recognised as he most definitely meets and supersedes the criteria for this nomination.
  1. Dedicated
  2. Selfless
  3. Unwavering

Nominee Details

Kirstie Raffo 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Hannah Fox hannahfoxcoach@outlook.com 07879467100 Head of Club

Reasons for Nomination

Kirstie is one of those people who tends to stay away from the limelight and doesn’t like a fuss despite making such a huge impact of the lives of so many people!!! Kirstie has been a gymnastics coach for over 30 years in and around the Farnham area. She has taught hundreds if not thousands of children making gymnastics accessible to all regardless of experience or background. Her commitment for the sport hasn’t dwindled over the years and she is as passionate about the sport today as she was when I met her. Without Kirstie Stellar wouldn’t exist. Through her coaching I could see that dedicated gymnastics teaching should be available to all and that was the founding basis for my club. Kirstie volunteers 6-9 hours a week at Stellar continuing her tradition of caring and enthusiastic coaching, she coaches at competitions giving up her weekends and is also our designated welfare officer. She has a fabulous rapport with kids of all ages making them feel at ease whilst helping foster a sense of self belief enabling them to achieve their goals. The experience Kirstie brings to Stellar is invaluable and we are so pleased that she wanted to continue her coaching journey with us. The support she has given me through my gymnastics then coaching career has given me the all the tools I need to run Stellar and I will forever be grateful.
  1. Passionate
  2. Caring
  3. Committed

Nominee Details

Linda Fox 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Hannah Fox hannahfoxcoach@outlook.com 07879467100 Head of Club

Reasons for Nomination

It takes a huge amount of behind the scenes work to run a club with over 300 gymnasts and 10 staff members. The dedication to the less glamorous side of sports clubs…Tax returns, GDPR Compliance etc… by volunteers is invaluable to ensure clubs run smoothly and nothing falls through the cracks. When Linda Fox had a little girl after two footie playing boys, I don’t think she had any idea she’d be helping to run a gymnastics club in her retirement BUT a 40 year career in eduction meant she was well equipped (and willing!) to take on the role. There is no way I could run as many classes as we do and enter as many events as we do if it were not for Linda’s administration support in the background. Linda also gives up her weekends to sell refreshments and raffle tickets at our competitions helping to raises vital funds for the club to help the gymnasts get new equipment. Volunteers like Linda give a human face to clubs, one that is welcoming to new members and makes them feel at ease. The time they give to clubs for free makes an immeasurable impact on the overall running of the club and we are very lucky to have Linda on our team!
  1. Dedicated
  2. Committed
  3. Passionate

Young Volunteer of the Year

Nominee Details

Ella Mae Munday 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Tom Crowe Tom.crowe@waverley.gov.uk Project Organiser

Reasons for Nomination

During the 2019 Specsavers Surrey Youth Games, Waverley Borough Council utilised enthusiastic local young people to become young ambassadors. Their role as an ambassador was to promote the benefits of physical activity and the advantages of getting involved in the games. Ella Was accepted as a Young Ambassador and volunteered to use their time to the inspire others to take part and try something new. They embodied the spirit of the games devoting their time to allow others to understand the opportunities available through the games. Ella gained and used existing skills to deliver: - Hosted an assembly to their whole school. - Uploaded marketing to various websites to promote the games. - Distributed leaflets to their whole school. - Promoted the games using their games t-shirt. As a result of their efforts Team Waverley saw considerable increase participation. Leading to more people able to experience a new sport. The effort which Ella inputted was invaluable to the success of the Specsavers Surrey Youth Games.
  1. Enthusiastic
  2. Creative
  3. Resourceful

Nominee Details

Jessica Johnson 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Tom Crowe tom.crowe@waverley.gov.uk Project Organiser

Reasons for Nomination

During the 2019 Specsavers Surrey Youth Games, Waverley Borough Council utilised enthusiastic local young people to become young ambassadors. Their role as an ambassador was to promote the benefits of physical activity and the advantages of getting involved in the games. Jessica Was accepted as a Young Ambassador and volunteered to use their time to the inspire others to take part and try something new. They embodied the spirit of the games devoting their time to allow others to understand the opportunities available through the games. Jessica gained and used existing skills to deliver: - Delivered an assembly to their whole school. - Distributed leaflets to their school and various out of school clubs. As a result of their efforts Team Waverley saw considerable increase participation. Leading to more people able to experience a new sport. The effort which Jessica inputted was invaluable to the success of the Specsavers Surrey Youth Games.
  1. Resourceful
  2. Creative
  3. Enthusiastic

Nominee Details

Keira Johnson 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Tom Crowe tom.crowe@waverley.gov.uk Project Organiser

Reasons for Nomination

During the 2019 Specsavers Surrey Youth Games, Waverley Borough Council utilised enthusiastic local young people to become young ambassadors. Their role as an ambassador was to promote the benefits of physical activity and the advantages of getting involved in the games. Keira was accepted as a Young Ambassador and volunteered to use their time to the inspire others to take part and try something new. They embodied the spirit of the games devoting their time to allow others to understand the opportunities available through the games. Keira gained and used existing skills to deliver: - Disturbed leaflets to their school and a variety to out of school clubs. - Delivered an assembly for their whole school. As a result of their efforts Team Waverley saw considerable increase participation. Leading to more people able to experience a new sport. The effort which Keira inputted was invaluable to the success of the Specsavers Surrey Youth Games.
  1. Creative
  2. Resourceful
  3. Enthusiastic

Nominee Details

Alice Roberts 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Hannah Fox hannahfoxcoach@outlook.com 07879467100 Head of Club

Reasons for Nomination

It has been an absolute joy to watch Alice’s coaching reach a new level over that last year. Her talent for coaching development gymnasts, a role normally suited to older and more qualified coaches, was quickly identified and she now dedicates over 4 hours a week to young talented gymnasts at the start of their career. Her ability to talk to the gymnasts on their level and explain the tricky nuances of artistic gymnastics would put many seasoned coaches to shame. She has such a lovely rapport with the kids and as a result they listen and trust her. Her dedication never ceases to amaze me. When she has to miss volunteering due to school commitments she will ask to come in another day to make up the time. Alice already knows what it means to be a team player in a working environment and that offering to help out wherever has a hugely positive impact on all involved. As well as undertaking foundation coaching courses, this year she embarked into the judging side of the sport becoming a qualified Floor&Vault judge, further reinforcing her gymnastics knowledge and demonstrating her dedication to gymnastics, the club and it’s gymnasts. It is very refreshing to see such unbridled coaching passion in young person and I am looking forward to watching her grow as a coach as she goes through the various qualifications. I am so proud (and excited) to have her on my staffing team hopefully taking on a titled development role one day!
  1. Hardworking
  2. Conscientious
  3. Passionate

Mole Valley Sporting Achievements 2019

Active Community Project of the Year

Nominee Details

girls ALIVE (Philippa Curphey and Eleanor Lestrange) 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Gill Venables gill.venables@yahoo.co.uk Club member

Reasons for Nomination

girls ALIVE is the most inclusive, encouraging and joyful organisation imaginable! Dozens of members benefit from the support of a team of volunteers, all inspired, encouraged and motivated by Eleanor and Phil; founders of girls ALIVE. The ethos is that everyone is welcome and nobody is left behind. We are encouraged to believe in ourselves and to take on challenges at the appropriate level for each of us. Through the girls ALIVE run, ride, off-road, hike, swim groups and more, a merry band of empowered women are feeling the physical, mental and social benefits of physical exercise. From beginners embarking on couch to 5k programmes, to those undertaking marathons, 100 mile rides and channel swims, there is a place for all ‘girls’ in girls ALIVE.
  1. Inclusive
  2. Empowering
  3. Life-changing

Nominee Details

Natasha Baker 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Sarah Vardy svardy1978@gmail.com Member of girls ALIVE

Reasons for Nomination

Tasha has led girls ALIVE hike club every Wednesday since it started at least two years ago. She is committed, enthusiastic and kind. She has had a very difficult year fighting breast cancer but has still managed to organise and attend the majority of hike club sessions and she is an inspiration to us all with her positive attitude. She missed out on out 3 Peaks Challenge due to her illness but put her own feelings aside and supported and encouraged us to achieve this. We have hiked in the heat, the rain and snow and Tasha motivates us every step of the way.
  1. Inspirational
  2. Committed
  3. Positive

Nominee Details

Girls ALIVE 19 years or over

Nominator Details

philippa CURPHEY info@philippacurphey.com co-founder

Reasons for Nomination

Girls ALIVE is now in its 3rd year and this community project based in Brockham keeps growing and growing. Aimed at getting more women in to fitness, Founders Eleanor and Philippa set-up this initiative to break down barriers and make sports more accessible to women and girls of all ages. Run entirely by volunteers, Girls ALIVE run 4 cycling groups, a mountain bike group, run clubs, a hike club and a swimming club. Most girls ALIVE members who are relatively new fitness are completing challenges beyond their expectations - Ride London, English Channel Swims, 3 Peak Challenges, Marathons and 5k runs, you name it they are achieving it! These women are becoming role models for the next generation, inspiring their own daughters to get out and get active. We want to roll this project out in to other communities and by winning this award and being recognised for the work that we are doing would be the icing on the girls ALIVE cake!
  1. motivating
  2. barrier-breaking
  3. championing

Nominee Details

Girls ALIVE - Philippa Curphey 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Hilary Lancaster hilarylancaster12@gmail.com Member of girls ALIVE

Reasons for Nomination

I was introduced to this wonderful group of ladies last year and they have encouraged me to get into cycling, and go from being able to do 10 miles to completing the Ride London 100 Miles in a few months. girls ALIVE ladies are inspirational and supportive on a sporting and personal life level. I have got my mojo back since joining girls ALIVE and feel like my old self ... which has been somewhat buried since having children 9 years ago. I feel like I have been given my freedom back :-).
  1. Inspirational
  2. Encouraging
  3. Generous

Nominee Details

Girls Alive - Phil & Eleanor 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Esther Guy esther.a.guy@googlemail.com None

Reasons for Nomination

Girls Alive is an amazing sorority. Ladies coming together to empower each other to achieve dreams we’d never considered possible. In 2019 we’ve had members complete marathons, Ride London, swim the channel, complete the National Three Peaks Challenge, mountain bike, learn to paddle board and generally be awesome in whatever’ sporting activity they’ve chosen. The club is free, all ladies welcome and there’s such a positive, welcoming vibe that it’s hard to imagine life without Girls Alive now!
  1. Positive
  2. Inclusive
  3. Motivational

Nominee Details

Girls Alive N/A

Nominator Details

Seema Bahl seema.bahl2@gmail.com A member

Reasons for Nomination

An excellent active group that runs all year in all weather conditions
  1. Excellent
  2. Fun
  3. Challenging

Nominee Details

Girls Alive 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Natasha Baker natasha_meade@yahoo.co.uk Girls Alive participant

Reasons for Nomination

Girls Alive is such an amazing community - having enjoyed being a participant of run club and also done stand up paddle boarding I was overwhelmed with the support of the group when I was diagnosed with breast cancer in nov 2018. Being part of this group is like having a big virtual cuddle and it was this support that helped me get through my recover from major surgery and my chemo journey. Inspiring, kind, thoughtful, encouraging, inclusive and welcoming is how I’d describe the group. And we love a challenge - inspiring each other to try new things or dip our toes into fresh waters. There’s an amazing ethos in our community and a lot of funds have been raised for charities close to our hearts. We are thankful for the hard work and dedication shown by Philippa and Eleanor our founders!!
  1. Inspiring
  2. Encouraging
  3. Inclusive

Nominee Details

Girls Alive 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Clare Gomes claredfg@icloud.com Group member

Reasons for Nomination

Girls Alive organise great free events to improve the health of all women regardless of age or current health. It is an all inclusive non judgemental area for improvement.
  1. Inclusive
  2. Encouraging
  3. Positive

Nominee Details

Philippa Curphey 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Gabrielle gabriellebellster@gmail.xom Friend

Reasons for Nomination

As a working mum that lost round herself On gardening leave I was encouraged into the girls alive tribe to further my fitness and find a new community of local mums. This group puts community before fitness, creates an environment where pushing your boundaries and taking on new challenges becomes not only exciting bit
  1. Inspiring
  2. Nurturing
  3. Adventurous

Nominee Details

Mary Frances Trust N/A

Nominator Details

Christine Schauerman christine@maryfrancestrust.org.uk Employee

Reasons for Nomination

Mary Frances Trust has compiled an extensive programme of activities that encourage local people with mental ill health to take part in. MFT believes that good physical health is key to good mental health, and that being active helps to decrease social isolation, improve self esteem and confidence, as well as physical fitness. MFT's physical activity programme includes Football, Walking Football, Yoga, Netball, Community Cricket, Pilates, Dance Exercise, Golf, Boxercise, Kung Fu, Walks, Couch to 5k sessions, Kayaking, Circuit training and one-to-one Personal Training. These are spread over all areas that MFT works in: Mole Valley, Epsom & Ewell, Banstead and Elmbridge. Most are free or extremely low cost and are accessible to anyone needing support with any level of emotional well-being needs or mental ill health. In Elmbridge we even have a transport project (funded locally) aimed at getting people in outlying area to their local leisure to take part in activities, with help with creche fees if appropriate. The programme has had nearly 200 participants taking part just in football, and many more participating in the other activities . Classes are kept small so that even the most anxious person feels able to participate, so yoga and Pilates are run on rolling programmes so more people can join. Participants have the opportunity to move on to community based courses, open to anyone, once they have the skills and confidence to do so. MFT are always adding new activities to the programme, in response to demand as the client group changes all the time. The next aim is to work with more people aged 18-25 and to encourage them to begin to be more active and move away from their screens.
  1. Caring
  2. Innovative
  3. Motivational

Nominee Details

Suzanne Northam 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Rosemary Townsend rtownsend@dyscover.org.uk Manager

Reasons for Nomination

Dyscover is a local specialist charity supporting people with aphasia in Surrey and the surrounding areas. Speech and Language Therapists lead weekly communication groups,and we offer a programme of extra activities to promote life participation and to combat isolation. In her role as Service Coordinator at Dyscover, Suzanne has made exceptional progress in developing the charity's offering of sporting activities to our membership of about 70 people with aphasia caused by stroke. Over 40% of Dyscover's members are of working age and want to engage in physical activities,or sport, but are limited by the physical consequences of their stroke and may lack the confidence and communication ability to rejoin their pre stroke club or group. Very soon after joining the staff team at Dyscover in 2015, Suzanne established relationships with MVDC Accessible Sport and the following year offered a 10 week swimming course in partnership with Dorking Leisure Centre. Shooting at Bookham Rifle Range and golf at Pachesham Golf Course followed in 2017. 2 years later these sporting courses are an established part of Dyscovers' extra activities programme which runs in term time and the Dyscover Summer and Easter breaks. Suzanne is constantly looking for new opportunities in response to our members' requests and this summer also offered horse riding and an outward bound day at High Ashurst. This summer 45% of our membership took part in these activities which they tell us reduce their sense of isolation, build their bonds with their peers and offer unique challenges which build confidence and skill. Several of our members have gone on to join a regular swimming group or have become members at Bookham rifle club, competing in competitions alongside able bodied people. I would wholeheartedly commend to you Suzanne as the driving force behind the project.
  1. empowering
  2. creative
  3. organised

Active Surrey Coach, Leader or Instructor of the Year

Nominee Details

Brian Love 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Ian Rogers ianrrogers@btopenworld.com DLTSC Club Member

Reasons for Nomination

Submission for The Mole Valley Active Surrey Awards. Category. Active Surrey Coach, Leader or Instructor. Dorking Lawn Tennis & Squash Club are nominating their Head Coach – Brian Love - for this award Brian has been with The Club for 18 years in which time he has transformed coaching standards across all aspects of tennis at The Club per se. Perhaps best to start with the youngest members of DLTSC – future champions in the making! • He has created amazing links to local junior schools where he has local tournaments for them and has brought the sport to schools where tennis is often not in the timetable. This year under his coaching Junior member Izzy Barlow won the Surrey Tennis U14s Junior Trophy & came runner up in the U16s final! • The Junior Teams were also coached to Surrey League success and he coached The Surrey Youth Team to achieving the Bronze Medal • Summer saw yet again Brian organising and overseeing the greatly attended and successful Junior Summer Camps, bringing tennis to more juniors during the school holidays. • The after-school Friday junior club night is very popular with the juniors; it is run by Brian and between 40 and 50 children attend on regular basis, with numbers growing Turning to Adults • Brian has coached a number of players to County/National standard but by his own admission is still looking for ‘The Golden Nugget’! He runs Cardio Tennis sessions to encourage and promote healthy living for not only Adults but also Juniors. A recent programme is for ‘Rusty Rackets and Beginners’ to encourage lapsed or new players onto the courts He is also closely linked to tennis coaching at The Grange – the centre for adults with learning difficulties and coaches a number of the adults on a regular basis. Amongst all of this Brian still finds time to fit in a couple of Tennis Holiday’s abroad each year with keen Club members. Brian gives much of his time on a voluntary (non remuneration) basis to both Adults and Juniors and generates a fun and informative weekly newsletter to keep all players updated on club news and events Brian is a true inspiration not only to the game of tennis but also to all members – Adult and Junior – of The DLTSC
  1. Passionate
  2. Motivated
  3. Personable

Inclusive Sports Award

Nominee Details

Sophia Warner 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Andrew Green greeny.ag@gmail.com Boyfriend

Reasons for Nomination

Sophia is not only a wonderful mother, but a Paralympian and a huge lover of sport. As an elite athlete Sophia was very fortunate to be given access to a whole world of sporting opportunities. But as any everyday person with a disability looking to do sports events for fun I’ve found it a real struggle. Sophia has cerebral palsy and was the first person with a disability to enter the London Triathlon back in 1998. Even as an elite athlete Sophia found it hard to keep up and had to ask other participants for help with her wetsuit and to get Sophia's bike down from the high rack. Sophia has also taken part in fun runs where the roads have reopened and organisers have started clearing up before she had a chance to finish. Sophia set up Superhero Series in order to create an event that would give everyday people with disabilities the opportunity to excel on there own platform, rather than being an 'add on' to an able bodied sporting event. Sophia approached various Corporations, Paralympians and Charities who she had worked, competed and had become friends with over the years, asking for there support in bringing the event to life. One of Sophia's priorities is to offer mass-participation events where Superheroes can use any type of equipment (or gadgets and gizmos as we like to call them) they need to complete the course, from adaptive bikes and powerchairs to race runners and baby buggies.Sophia also loves the idea of creating a series where people with all kinds of disabilities can feel confident that they'll come together with like-minded individuals and, crucially, feel in the majority rather than the minority. Channel 4, a leader and champion in broadcasting the Paralympics, decided in the first year to bring Superhero Series to the wider disabled community by broadcasting an hours highlights program and continues to do so into its 3rd year. I truly believe that Sophia has and continues to make disability sport more accessible. The drive and determination is evident with more and more participants getting involved with each event. Superhero Series and the community that supports it, is the only mass inclusive participation sport in the world at present and with the amazing corporations like Disney/Marvel lending its support, is set to encourage more and more people with disability to become sporting champions in there own right!!
  1. Creative
  2. Ambitious
  3. Determined

Outstanding Service to Sport

Nominee Details

Lesley Taylor 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Debbie Workman workmand@stmps.uk Friend

Reasons for Nomination

Lesley was a school teacher in Mole Valley for many years and since her retirement she continues to give up her time volunteering for her love of sport. (Athletics) She is always available to help with the Dorking schools partnerships.
  1. Kind
  2. Passionate
  3. Dedicated

Nominee Details

Andy Major 19 years or over

Nominator Details

James Penfold jk_penfold@hotmail.com None

Reasons for Nomination

Andrew Major been an active member of Newdigate Cricket Club and Surrey’s Colt Cricket system for over 30 years. From a playing member in our midweek side, he became Chairman in 1998, a role he occupied for 16 years, finally retiring in 2014. He has been an active coach with our juniors throughout his time at the club, served as an umpire for our 1st XI, playing member (where required) of our 3rd XI and is currently the curator of the square, where he takes pride in consistently producing quality cricket wickets. Every week he can be found at the club, spending hours on the roller, watering the square and mowing the strips; whatever is required to get the wicket ready for the weekend. Andrew was made President after leaving his role as Chairman and continues to add value across all the playing sides at the club. He still sits on the committee and offers valuable insights to me, as current standing Chairman, from his years of experience within the club.
  1. Amiable
  2. Hardworking
  3. Unassuming

Nominee Details

James Penfold 19 years or over

Nominator Details

John Callcut john.callcut@btinternet.com I am the senior cricket coach and he is the club Chairman

Reasons for Nomination

James has played cricket and captained sides at Newdigate since 1995. He became Vice Chairman and took over the Chairmanship following the untimely death of Mike Cooper in May 2018. With participation numbers falling in recreational cricket, he immediately stamped his own personality on the club and has worked tirelessly with promotion and innovation. He produced a five year development plan which encompasses the playing side, facility improvement and making the club totally inclusive. His biggest success has been making the club family friendly and he has overseen the development of a ladies team for the first time in the club's history. The family fun cricket day saw sixty children, parents and grandparents playing three concurrent softball matches. There was a bouncy castle and games for the younger children and a barbecue and cream teas. A six-a-side competition raised money for Prostate Cancer UK and he brought together former members at a memorable Chairman's lunch. Thanks to his enthusiasm the club is really buzzing and already anticipating 2020
  1. Enthusiastic
  2. Inspirational
  3. A doer

Nominee Details

Carolyn Stowell 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Karen Williams kwilliams@surreyhills.surrey.sch.uk Work Colleague

Reasons for Nomination

Carolyn has been working with Surrey Hills Primary School for over 5 years and also works for the Dorking Sports Partnership Group. She has spent hours each day, morning, lunchtime and after school coaching children in various sports, selecting teams and accompanying them on various tournaments, during the day and sometimes in the evenings. She also spends a lot of time organising various tournaments that all of the Dorking Schools are invited to participate in. She always gets the best out of the children she coaches and is a very positive person with a great sense of humour.
  1. Enthusiastic
  2. Positive
  3. ncouraging

Nominee Details

Sophia Warner 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Andrew green greeny.ag@gmail.com Boyfriend

Reasons for Nomination

Sophia is not only a wonderful mother, but a Paralympian and a huge lover of sport. As an elite athlete Sophia was very fortunate to be given access to a whole world of sporting opportunities. But as any everyday person with a disability looking to do sports events for fun I’ve found it a real struggle. Sophia has cerebral palsy and was the first person with a disability to enter the London Triathlon back in 1998. Even as an elite athlete Sophia found it hard to keep up and had to ask other participants for help with her wetsuit and to get Sophia's bike down from the high rack. Sophia has also taken part in fun runs where the roads have reopened and organisers have started clearing up before she had a chance to finish. Sophia set up Superhero Series in order to create an event that would give everyday people with disabilities the opportunity to excel on there own platform, rather than being an 'add on' to an able bodied sporting event. Sophia approached various Corporations, Paralympians and Charities who she had worked, competed and had become friends with over the years, asking for there support in bringing the event to life. One of Sophia's priorities is to offer mass-participation events where Superheroes can use any type of equipment (or gadgets and gizmos as we like to call them) they need to complete the course, from adaptive bikes and powerchairs to race runners and baby buggies.Sophia also loves the idea of creating a series where people with all kinds of disabilities can feel confident that they'll come together with like-minded individuals and, crucially, feel in the majority rather than the minority. Channel 4, a leader and champion in broadcasting the Paralympics, decided in the first year to bring Superhero Series to the wider disabled community by broadcasting an hours highlights program and continues to do so into its 3rd year. I truly believe that Sophia has and continues to make disability sport more accessible. The drive and determination is evident with more and more participants getting involved with each event. Superhero Series and the community that supports it, is the only mass inclusive participation sport in the world at present and with the amazing corporations like Disney/Marvel lending its support, is set to encourage more and more people with disability to become sporting champions in there own right!!
  1. Creative
  2. Ambitious
  3. Determined

Nominee Details

John O'Malley 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Christine Schauerman christine@maryfrancestrust.org.uk Line Manager

Reasons for Nomination

Mary Frances Trust is a local charity that supports people with emotional well-being and mental health concerns. John O'Malley came to work at Mary Frances Trust 18months ago, having previously worked for more than 6 years for Surrey FA.. During his time at Surrey FA John instigated and developed Walking Football across the county and has continued to do so at Mary Frances Trust, He has also developed MFT's activities programme, which includes football and walking football in its list of activities. John oversees the running of the 3 football teams Mary Frances Trust supports - in Mole Valley, Elmbridge and Spelthorne, which have up to 40 people taking part each week, and Walking Football in Dorking, which has up to 15 people each week. He has successfully applied for the FA's Grow the Game funding for the football teams. He has developed a Surrey Business league which promotes football to people in the workplace as a way to manage both their physical and mental health. During this year's Epsom Mental Health Week he ran a small tournament for teams from Surrey based Mental Health organisations to take part in. In addition to football, John introduced Netball, golf and boxercise to the programme and these are growing in popularity all the time.- Golf has been had 10 participants on each course, and other activities have up to 8 people each time. (MFT keep groups small to enable eve the most anxious client to take part.) MFT also provide yoga and John has worked closely with the yoga teachers to ensure MFT have courses that people can access near to their homes and feel comfortable in doing so. He also led the Men's Cycle Project over a year, encouraging a small group of men to take to the road on bikes. John is a qualified football referee and coach, and also trained to be a Walk Leader for MFT, and takes groups of 6 people out on Walking Photography activities every week. Aside from his work with MFT. John uses his skills and qualifications to help co-ordinate The Surrey Football for All League (for disabled players)as well as being the league's Referee Development and Respect Officer. John is extremely patient and kind - he has a high level of empathy which comes across in everything he does . He has a great deal of love and knowledge for all sport, but especially football and his enthusiasm spreads to those around him.. John has been instrumental in growing MFT's activity programme; helping the people he supports to link good physical health to good mental health, and not see them in isolation. He is a great team player, both in an office situation and on the fied as he often takes an active part in the sport too.
  1. Compassionate
  2. Enthusiastic
  3. Motivational

Nominee Details

Mrs Nicola Brett 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Estelle Holmes estelle.holmes@molevalley.gov.uk Friend

Reasons for Nomination

Nicola, now "Barn Owl" has volunteered for over 10 years for Westcott 1st Brownies. Her commitment has extended well beyond the requirements of the role, her service to Girl Guiding UK in Surrey and the local unit has exceeded any parent expectation. She has gone to extra lengths to include the Brownies in community engagement work (festive choir singing for the elderly and infirm, local litter picks, remembrance parades, raising funds for charities and village fetes) to sporting activities, days out and weekend camps, encouraging recognition of international and national awareness days and encouraging girls to embrace sports and hobbies to acquire badges in swimming, climbing, horse-riding, tennis - the list is endless. This has required her time not only every Friday (and weekends) but throughout the week to create an extensive itinerary of weekly duties and activities. Her creativity, thoughtfulness and dedication plus exemplary administrative skills has allowed the Brownies to enjoy trips to Surrey, Kent, London and the River Thames to try out a range of watersports and endless explorations in nature, all the while supporting local projects and charities in Mole Valley and nationally. Nicola has enjoyed a well supported team of helpers and parent helpers with a full waiting list of Brownies to join the unit, testament to her willingness to provide an unwavering service to local community and sporting opportunities for young people.
  1. Inspiring
  2. Dedicated
  3. Resourceful

Specsavers Young Sports Personality of the Year

Nominee Details

Felix Vaughan 18 years or under

Nominator Details

James Harris harris.james@ashcombe.surrey.sch.uk Pe Teacher

Reasons for Nomination

Felix is an outstanding runner who has represented not only the school but Surrey at National level in both Cross Country and Athletics. He was ranked number one in the UK last year for 1500m running a time of 4:07. He has also won the British Championships held in Bedford. He is currently in the top 41 of the all time British 1500 metre runners for Under 15. He is set to compete in the English Schools Cross Country in March and also compete in the British Inter Counties were he will be running for Surrey.
  1. Dedicated
  2. Driven
  3. Passionate

Volunteer of the Year

Nominee Details

Lesley Taylor 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Debbie Workman debbieworkman@sky.com Friend

Reasons for Nomination

Lesley has been a teacher in Mole Valley for many years and now since her retirement she continues to give up time coaching children in Mole Valley. She helps out at Dorking and Mole Valley athletic club and is always available to help which benefits the children in Dorking no end.
  1. Dedicated
  2. Kind
  3. Passionate

Nominee Details

Lesley Taylor 19 years or over

Nominator Details

carolyn Stowell carolynstowell3@hotmail.com work with Lesley

Reasons for Nomination

Lesley gives up a considerable amount of her time to coach in primary schools. She runs cross country clubs for Powell, Surrey Hills, St Pauls and St Martins primary schools, training and inspiring the year 3-6 children to take part in the local primary league competitions. In addition to this she has supported the Dorking Sports Partnership, with running many schools events. These include: sportshall athletics, cross country and quad kids. She also voluntarily helps with the district athletics for the Dorking primary schools, the Leatherhead primary cross country and district athletics and the country quad kids competition. She willingly gives up time to support sport in Mole Valley and help us to run many successful events.
  1. Motivational
  2. Encouraging
  3. Positive role model

Nominee Details

Natasha Baker 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Philippa Curphey info@philippacurphey.com Friend and volunteer

Reasons for Nomination

Tasha has been volunteering as a Hike Club leader with girls ALIVE since it started back in 2017. Sadly Tasha was diagnosed with breast cancer almost a year ago and her reaction to the this horrific news has been incredible. Throughout her treatment Tasha has continued her role of volunteer, guiding our Girls ALIVE hikers on 4 to 5 mile walks each week. She has inspired so many women in our community to get out and get active, in all weathers, regardless of how she is feeling, this incredible lady is on hand to encourage our walkers to get up Box Hill! --our Hike Club has almost doubled in size because of her welcoming character, her enthusiasm, positivity and can do attitude Tasha also recently completed a 10 km run at the local Dorking Tens event in Brockham to celebrate the end of her chemo treatment. That day we saw her complete the 10km was the end of what has been an emotional, physical and challenging journey for her, we are so, so proud of all that she has overcome. It's fair to say that Tasha alone continues to inspire the whole community of Brockham to get active, and this award would mean so much to her and her girls ALIVE Crew if she won.
  1. Empowering
  2. Strong
  3. Inspiring

Nominee Details

Natasha Baker 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Gill Venables gill.venables@yahoo.co.uk Friend

Reasons for Nomination

Natasha is a wonderful volunteer! She gives freely of her time to organise group hikes to get women exercising for their mental, physical and social well being. She is brilliant at involving everyone, with her friendly, warm nature, making hike club wonderfully sociable, accessible and inclusive. She would be an extremely worthy recipient of some recognition.
  1. Kind
  2. Friendly
  3. Brave

Nominee Details

Michelle taylor 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Martin taylor martintaylor23@hotmail.com Husband

Reasons for Nomination

My wife has been incredible over the last year volunteering for Mole Valley Runners. She gives so much of her free time; 2 evenings a week and 2 half days a week. Plus so much other admin. She has helped many people get fit, have support, headspace, new links Into a friendship community and all whilst working plus bringing up our kids. She amazes me to this day!
  1. Selfless
  2. Joyful
  3. Inspiring

Nominee Details

Ryan Turner 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Craig-richard davey craig.daveydwfa@gmail.com Team mates

Reasons for Nomination

Always volunteering for everything.
  1. Noisy
  2. Fun
  3. First

Reigate and Banstead Sports Awards 2019

Coach of the Year sponsored by Active Surrey & Specsavers

Nominee Details

Rachelle Sexton 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Andy Hall hallandy11@yahoo.co.uk None - daughter goes to club

Reasons for Nomination

Rachelle Sexton runs Nork & Westcroft Judo Clubs, working Mondays, Thursdays & Saturdays at Nork whilst the rest of her time at Westcroft. From the start of the free of charge taster sessions, Rachelle along with most of her family members, ensures ALL participants are instructed in a safe, professional and FUN way - explaining in exact detail both in words and in actual demonstrations on how to land safely, to perform the required moves and above all ENJOY every minute of the one hour sessions which frequently overrun as everyone is having a such a superb time. When the inevitable knocks and bangs occur, the participant is promptly treated and ensured that they are ok to continue if they wish to. After a month or so, my daughter, a complete novice to the sport of judo, had increased both her confidence and awareness to a level that otherwise would not have been attained elsewhere - this new found confidence also assists her in her progression from Year 6 to Year 7, as many of the club members that she has got to know attend the same school in different years. My daughter was proud to be selected for the Surrey Youth Games in Guildford in 2019, something that she was at first reluctant to attend but with Rachelle's coaching she attended and achieved a silver medal for her first competition - I was so proud and overcome by this that I felt that Rachelle and her team are SO deserving of this nomination hence the reason for my actions hereafter. Last Monday evening, there were 17 boys and girls in the session, of these three were new starters who, by observation, enjoyed themselves immensely. My daughter is looking forward to the forthcoming grading sessions and the Samurai Sam competition in order to increase her grading (with any luck) and again enjoy her judo to the full. Seeing the audience in the evening sessions, younger siblings are present as well as my younger son who is badgering me as to when he can start as well - recommendation by word of mouth is the most powerful tool in attracting and keeping new starters - something that I know will continue under the tutoring of Rachelle and her family. Bear in mind this family shows absolute dedication to both the sport of judo and the training of it - they are superb at this sport and wish to show everyone what they can achieve.
  1. Approachable
  2. Professional
  3. Dedicated

Nominee Details

Kate Holah 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Moray Carey m.carey1@ntlworld.com Unrelated - fellow runner, coach and club member

Reasons for Nomination

After gaining an athletics qualification in 2018 Kate guided a small group of family and friends through a beginners' running programme. Buoyed by their weekly improvement and enthusiasm she established Earlswood Running Club and offered an open structured Couch to 5k schedule designed for new runners to gradually increase their running time and reduce their walking time over 9 weeks to prepare them to run 5k non stop. Upon graduation Kate awards them certificates recording their achievement and encourages them to participate in the local 5k Reigate Priory Parkrun for which there is a big take up. To motivate the newly graduated runners to continue running Kate devised an original programme to prepare them to run up to 10k and beyond, the latest synchronised to end just before the annual Run Reigate races in September. A number of ERC runners successfully participated in both the 10k and half marathon races. I've attended a number of sessions myself and witnessed Kate's commitment to her runners. She creates WhatsApp groups so is always accessible. She's fostered team spirit and most attending the club runs voluntarily wear their distinctive Earlswood Running Club vests. At the club's first birthday party last month Kate's success could be measured by the number of people attending, upwards of 30 most of whom it was established had been non-runners 12 months previously. In year 2, Kate has increased the number of coached sessions from 3 to 5, introducing a range of disciplines, eg drills They are all conducted by Kate and scheduled at different times on different days of the week, offering greater availability. Mostly lasting 1 hour there is a modest charge for attendance which can be on an ad hoc basis. Although I'm a member of Reigate Priory AC Kate has generously given me guidance in developing my coaching skills and shared information about athletic content and equipment.
  1. motivational
  2. inclusive
  3. accessible

Nominee Details

Kate Holah 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Jackie Russell diggerandcoops@gmail.com Coachee

Reasons for Nomination

After seeing a Facebook post by Kate about a new running group she was starting up at Earlswoood Lakes, I thought I'd go along as I prefer running with other people rather than alone, especially at night. I'm so glad I did! I've increased my fitness, social circle and distance, along with the physical and mental benefits that are gained from running. Kate started Earlswood Running Club in September 2018, with 6 people at the first run. We celebrated its First Birthday in September 2019, and now there is on average, 25-30 runners each week. Kate also runs a Beginners 0-5km course, over 30 people have completed this and are now running regularly every week. She is currently running the 5th Course! Kate has recently introduced a FIT (Fully Inclusive Training) training Session on a Thursday to help those that want to improve their running. These sessions include hill training, interval training and time trials. All designed to increase fitness and in turn, speed and mental preparation for running to our best ability. Kate makes sure everyone's ability is catered for in all her sessions, no matter their speed and makes sure no one is left behind by recently introducing tail runners. She also makes everyone very welcome and encourages us to enter races, as she believes in our ability (more than ourselves sometimes). There were over 20 runners from our club who completed Run Reigate 5km, 10km and the Half Marathon this year. Kate also arranges monthly club runs at Park Run in Reigate, where some of our runners also volunteer. I think Kate deserves recognition for her amazing achievements with Earlswood Running Club, as she has inspired so many people to start and continue running. One of the complete beginners has completed a Half Marathon this year! I personally entered the Run Reigate 10k this year, which I would never have done without Kate's coaching sessions and encouragement. This is a voluntary role as she doesn't draw fees for herself. She coaches for 5 hours a week. It's really nice to have a welcoming club in the Earlswood area as most clubs seem to be in Reigate. It's great to get fit and have fun at the same time.
  1. Inspirational
  2. Encouraging
  3. Innovative

Nominee Details

Kate Holah 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Shaleen Robbins shaleenr1@gmail.com Earlswood Running Club member

Reasons for Nomination

Before September 2018, I was not a "runner" nor did I enjoy running at all. After a family bereavement in the summer of 2018, I struggled with another bout of depression. I came across a local advertisement via our residents association for a Couch to 5K course. I decided to give it a go as a self-help tool to deal with my depression. Over one year on, I have not looked back and now consider myself a runner, having just a few weeks back completed the RunReigate 10K. Kate Holah has encouraged me and motivated me, she leads by example. If it rained a little during the early days of running, she would send a message saying "I know its raining.... but.... come on, you can do it". She made me and the rest of my group believe in ourselves again. She has created a culture within ERC which is non-judgement, non-threatening, supportive, encouraging. We have a big following in our group now, so much so that Kate now has had to create different runs on different days and evenings, all of which are pretty much packed to capacity. She charges £2 for some runs so she makes running with the group accessible and affordable too. Wow! All this in just over one year! She has inspired all of us at ERC to join parkrun so most of us now run in Reigate parkrun every Saturday morning. She has changed my life and the life of everyone in our group. How can I not nominate this lady.
  1. Motivated
  2. Enthusiastic
  3. Supportive

Nominee Details

Kate Holah 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Betsie Fitzgibbons stubetsfiz@gmail.com Coach

Reasons for Nomination

Having tried and failed to take up running on my own for years, I then completed Kate ‘Couch to 5 km’ a year ago. I found Kate’s groups very motivating but never overwhelming. Our goals were achievable while always moving us forward. I was able to meet lots of people in my community and I love running with them in the groups Kate organises. Most recently I completed the RunReigate 10km.
  1. Dedicated
  2. Motivating
  3. Understanding

Nominee Details

Iain Woodhams 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Jane Allen jane@theallenclan.net Daughter’s coach

Reasons for Nomination

Iain, along with the other two coaches of the U13 girls rugby team, last year had an amazing impact on a ever-increasing number of girls. Many of the girls had no regular sport when they were made welcome to the team and encouraged to develop and improve. The three coaches showed an enthusiasm that was second to none. In less that an a couple of years the girls went from having a joint team with Dorking, to entering two teams into the Surrey Cup. One team won the cup, and the other made the semi-finals. Finals day was a real example of how Iain and the coaches motivated the girls. They put on breakfast where they showed videos of the girls’ families wishing them luck... and one from Dan Biggar! They then hired a coach where the girls were clapped on by the parents. Once at the venue, encouragement continued with the two teams cheering each other on. The cup was brought home to celebrate at a party that was planned regardless of the outcome! The girls development over the year was amazing. They really “got” rugby and learnt to develop the skills needed to play a team sport. I have just asked my daughter what how she would describe Iain - “not shouty, but encouraging”. “He was always there even if his daughter wasn’t”. “Over the year, in particular I learnt to ruck with the help from Iain”. Iain is not a paid coach - training the girls for about four hours a week.
  1. Patient
  2. Encouraging
  3. Kind

Nominee Details

Kate Holah 07855253567 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Aurelia Villainne villainnea@gmail.com 07584856975 Member of the running club

Reasons for Nomination

Being overweight as always been an issue and I didn’t have much confidence to start running . But in September 2018 my best friend find the group earlswood running club on Facebook . Kate has been an amazing coach . She believed in me , listened and understand . This September 2019 I’ve achieved my first 10km in Reigate and this is because of her and her support . She has been wonderful not only to me but to all the members of the club . We are all much fitter and I have to say I’m much happier « in my head » than before. Still struggle about my weight( working on it) but now I know that I can run and I shouldn’t let my weight stop me to exercise . After a year I’m still running with the club and I’ve met a lot of amazing runners ( again thanks to the earlswood running club)
  1. Supportive
  2. Understanding
  3. Amazing

Nominee Details

Kate Holah 07855 253567 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Sarah Oxby sarahoxby@yahoo.co.uk 07722624224 Running club

Reasons for Nomination

Kate set up Earlswood Running Club, running termly beginners courses that has enabled me and others to get fitter, run regularly and make friends. In a year the club has grown to about 40 participants and we’ve taken part in parkruns, 10K events and aquathlons. Kate makes sure the club is inclusive and friendly.
  1. Inspirational
  2. Encouraging
  3. Accepting

Inclusive Sport Award sponsored by Simply Sports

Nominee Details

Fay Hart 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Katie Gatt katie.gatt@ymcaeastsurrey.org.uk Coach

Reasons for Nomination

Since September 2018 Fay has continued to show great determination and improvements in her overall game. She attends regular club training sessions, extra weekly sessions and also is a member of the Scorpions Boccia Academy where she trains alongside athletes who are already on the England Talent Pathway. Fay continuously puts in 100% commitment to training and is always striving to achieve better and better results. This hard work is now paying off as her achievements over the last year have shown. Her ranking has now gone up to no.12 in the BC1 Classification and if you look at the table there are only 3 other females above her. She is a key member of the YMCA Wildcats B Team who achieved 2nd place in last seasons Surrey League, narrowly missing out to the A Team ! In January 2019 Fay was part of the Scorpions squad for the Team & Pairs Competition, this is for Players who are either in and Academy or part of the England Performance Group, needless to say the England teams won but this was a fantastic opportunity to learn from these potentially National and International players. In March 2019 Fay played in the Heathcoat Cup in Crawley and even though she finished 2nd in the BC1’s she qualified for the Heathcoat Cup Finals as the person who finished 1st wasn’t in her classification. In April 2019 she went to the Heathcoat Cup finals in Sheffield where she finished a very credible 2nd overall. As a result of this she qualified for the BE (Boccia England) Cup. Entry into this competition is by invitation only and so attracts players of a much higher standard than she had played before. This is an amazing achievement in itself. Fay’s overall placing was 9th in the BC1 Classification which was a fantastic result for a first timer in this competition. Despite having a few health setbacks over the past year Fay has bounced back and continues to show what a great role model she is to everyone, not just the other members of our Club ! People look up to Fay and want to achieve what she has. She's always helpful, always willing, always there !
  1. Enthusiastic
  2. Committed
  3. Driven

Nominee Details

Matthew Labbett 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Jessica Williams jessica.williams@surreychoices.com Colleague

Reasons for Nomination

Matt Labbett has made a significant impact on disability sport in Reigate and Banstead. Matt has completely changed the lives of disabled people through his commitment, determination and perseverance to the people that he supports at Surrey Choices. Matt works with disabled adults at Surrey Choices to help them to improve their fitness, health and wellbeing, He works with each disabled person and designs as fitness plan with them and then supports them to put this plan in place with the end goal being for them to be able to access sports and leisure facilities in their community independently. Matt is completely person centered. This includes supporting them to access their local public swimming sessions, to play golf, to access the gym and use equipment independently and to play badminton. Matt works with each person to help them believe that they can improve their fitness and supports them with their anxieties and self believe. He builds up their confidence through getting to know each person and setting realistic goals. Before Matt started working with some people they had never accessed their local leisure centre and now they go independently without support and use the gym. He also teach disabled people about how to keep healthy and supports them to create healthy menu plans. This has helped people to lose weight and feel better about themselves. Matt supports people with a range of disabilities including: - Those who are non verbal - Autistic people - Physically disabled people - Those with learning disabilities Matt makes adaptations to help people to reach and fulfil their potential such as: - Using pictorial images - Setting routines - Changing someone of the difficult words used in sports and leisure to plain english for people to understand - Using makaton - Breaking down the steps for using equipment - Putting in a step down approach where he reduces his support for each person for them to be able to learn each step - Using adapted equipment Through his commitment to the people he supports we have seen life changing outcomes. One example of how Matt has turned someone’s life around is Gary. Gary’s parents have written a supporting statement for Matt’s nomination as below: “Our son Gary is autistic with severe learning difficulties. He has very limited communication skills. Gary started running at about 10 to help manage his anxieties. By the time he left college, where he had a number of running partners, we could no longer keep up with him. Gary met Matt at Surrey Choices where Matt encouraged people with special needs to enjoy physical activity. This involved sessions at the gym but soon Matt was taking Gary for runs around Reigate Priory. We have always felt that Gary was in safe hands with Matt but also challenged. For the last two years Matt has accompanied Gary at the Superhero 10k at Eton Dorney. For last year’s run Matt even came back from holiday early in order to run with Gary. In July Matt ran with Gary in the evening Reigate 10k and at the end of September they will be taking on the Barns Green Half Marathon. Matt has established such a rapport with Gary that while he really likes running he loves running with Matt. We are very happy to endorse Matt’s nomination.” Matt really is a true role model not only for disabled people but also for his colleagues. He even inspired his manager to do the London Marathon and supported her every single step of the way! Matt’s passion and drive to make sports and leisure facilities more inclusive has impacted not only the people at Surrey Choices but the whole community. His work in the local community has inspired others that use the facilities. He has changed their perception of disabled people and shown that anything is possible with dedication and support. He has integrated disabled people into the community and made them feel part of it rather than them having specific disabled sports sessions inside a day centre. This is key in helping disabled people to be more independent and to take away stigmatisation. The General Manager at Donyngs Leisure Centre Tony Blatchford has written a supporting statement for this nomination: “I have known Matt for over 10 years as he attends this leisure centre with his group. The group participate in many activities and it is clear to see that they enjoy the sessions and gain a lot from them. Many of them have been coming for several years now. He provides a very safe, calm and inclusive environment for the group and it is obvious they feel comfortable with him. Matt has integrated his customers into the centre seamlessly and many of the staff know them on first name terms. His communication with me and the centre has always been excellent and, I hope, has formed a very strong partnership. I would absolutely support any nomination for Matt and his achievements with the group.” Everyone at Surrey Choices supports this nomination and would love for Matt to be recognised for his sheer determination to make sport and leisure accessible for everyone no matter who they are!
  1. Inspirational
  2. Dedicated
  3. Passionate

Nominee Details

Chris roulston 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Richard feist retro_rich@hotmail.co.uk 07896114068 Chairman

Reasons for Nomination

Chris has been instrumental in Merstham magics, the disability squad that runs all year round. He is the man that makes it all happen, organisation, promoting the club, organising fixtures and making sure they are managed. Along with this he is at training every week and stepping in when coaches can't make the session, planning trips to Essex for games, keeping the players feeling welcome and that they are achieving something each week. The players all look up to Chris and when I see them train or meet they are a,ways smiling and happy that they can have the opportunity to play, Chris has also arranged for 4 of them to take there coaching course. Nothing is too much for Chris so I hope we can help celebrate his work.
  1. Helpful
  2. Leader
  3. Supportive

Junior Team of the Year sponsored by Redhill Cycle Club

Nominee Details

Sanjay Patel 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Sanjay Patel salfordscricketclub@gmail.com Junior Cricket Director

Reasons for Nomination

Salfords CC Under 11 Cricket team The Salfords under 11 team won their respective division in the East Surrey Cricket League. They remained unbeaten through the year and continued from last year when they won the league and remained undefeated. The final record of winning 9 games and having lost one game to weather is a tremendous effort; with all team members contributing in the season at various points in the season. The team is formed by a number of boys from different schools and backgrounds; they have made every effort to be inclusive of team members and shown an excellent level of respect and spirit whilst playing against other teams. Considering the club re-formed the junior section 6 years ago and to have a team undefeated for two years is a tremendous effort and is testament to the coaching and support provided. To top off a great year 4 of the juniors have been selected for county trials this summer and have progressed to the final stages of the selection process.
  1. Sociable
  2. teamwork
  3. spirit

Nominee Details

East Surrey Acrobatics Competitive Squad 01737 779979 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Mike Roberts mike.roberts@ymcaeastsurrey.org.uk Manager at YMCA East Surrey, to whom club works in partnership with

Reasons for Nomination

East Surrey Acrobatics, who run in partnership with the YMCA East Surrey have had a very successful year (season), with the Competitive Squad competing regionally & nationally within the Sports Acrobatics discipline. The competitive squad comprises of 19 members who vary in age between 5 & 12 years. Within their specific partnerships over the season the club has won an impressive total of 18 medals, leading to the club representing the South East region at the National Acrobatic Finals in Stoke in May 2019. Our Mixed pair partnership finishing a very creditable 6th place in the whole of the UK. 2019, has also seen the Competitive Squad perform at the Cooper Box Arena, Olympic Park in front of a large audience of over a 1000 spectators. A showcase celebration of everything great about the sport of gymnastics from various clubs across the country. All of the Competitive Squad sat through the various clubs routines, watching with great enthusiasm & praising all of the performers. Within the Sports Acrobatics discipline, the emphasis is very much on teamwork with each individual gymnast working within specific partnerships. A lot of trust & co-operation is placed on each member of the team, which has really highlighted how much of a 2nd family the team has become. Positively encouraging one another & coming up with solutions in a team to worked well & what can be improved.
  1. Family
  2. Teamwork
  3. Friendship

Senior Citizens Sport Award

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Michael Palmer 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Stuart stuart.sharkey@hotmail.com teammate

Reasons for Nomination

I am Nominating Michael Palmer for this hard work and determination to succeed in the sport of boicca and always keeps going and trying to get better he is an inspiration to people of his age group when it comes to playing sport and keeping fit.
  1. Kind
  2. friendly
  3. Determined

Team of the Year sponsored by KD Jones Heating Engineers

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Reigate Squash Club Men’s First Team 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Emma Campbell emmajcampbell@gmail.com Fellow club member

Reasons for Nomination

For the first time in over 30 years, Reigate Squash Club Men’s 1st team won Division 1 of the Surrey Squash Summer Cup. The Surrey Squash Summer Cup has over 15 league divisions with well over 100 teams actively competing. Division 1 is the highest division in the Surrey Squash Summer Cup and includes many full time professional players competing. Reigate won Division 1 by winning 9 of their 12 matches which included wins against many of the largest and highest profile clubs in the country include St Georges, The Wimbledon Club and David Lloyd Purley. What made this success especially impressive is that: - Reigate only won promotion to Division 1 this year, after winning Division 2 last year - Reigate is a club run by the members, for the members. The management of the club and the teams are on a voluntary basis - Reigate is an amateur club and all players who play for the club always do so on a voluntary basis - Reigate competed against clubs with much greater resources including many which pay players to come in to play for them It was an excellent team effort from a relatively young team. The Reigate team comprised Curtis & Perry Malik who are ranked in the world’s top 200 and 300 respectively, Jack Martell who is ranked in the world top 400, Richard Campbell, a former Scottish International, Pete Campbell another former Scotland player, Rory Campbell who represented Scotland at the European under 15 Team Championships earlier this year, Ben Harris the no 1 ranked under 19 player in Surrey, James Heyes and Alex Phillips. A number of the Reigate players are products of the highly successful junior coaching programme led by Head Coach, Clare Wright. There is a real level of excitement about this achievement because the club has a positive community feel about it. The win is a further reflection of the success the club has had overall, including the juniors. It is hoped that this success will further inspire the large number of junior players in the hope that more of them will want to continue playing and will represent the club. The Surrey Mirror wrote a full back page article in the edition of 26 September 2019 covering the success of Reigate Squash Club’s Men’s 1st Team this year.
  1. Exceptional
  2. Inspiring
  3. Historic

Volunteer of the Year

Nominee Details

Arthur Cumings 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Emma Campbell emmajcampbell@gmail.com Fellow club member

Reasons for Nomination

Arthur is simply incredible. The membership at Reigate Squash Club is so thankful for the key role he has played over so many years in inspiring so many young players through his high energy, positivity and kindness. Arthur is 85 years young, and has been a member of the Club for some 50 years. His daughter Alison was a national squash champion and one of the highest ranked players in the world, and so Arthur has always been an active member at Reigate. Over the last 15 years he has selflessly given up nearly every Saturday to help with the Club’s junior coaching programme. He regularly goes on court with some of the youngest junior players, most of whom have never played squash before. Through his positive attitude and relentless encouragement he has inspired so many junior players to take up and as importantly really enjoy playing squash - the retention levels are very high. Furthermore thanks to Arthur’s involvement, Reigate Squash Club has over this period regularly had more junior players playing for Surrey than any other club in the county including many with much greater resources. Not only has Arthur given up so much of his time to help with junior development, but, for some 30 years, he has also voluntarily taken high quality professional standard photos for the Club at every key event that has taken place - be that the annual tournament, exhibition matches, or photos of overseas touring teams. His latest picture for Reigate Squash Club was the main picture on the back-page of the Surrey Mirror on 26 September 2019. I believe that Arthur has given so much over so many years to promote squash and encourage everyone to get involved through his high energy, positivity and kindness. It would bring a lot of happiness to the membership of Reigate Squash Club if he could be considered for this prestigious award.
  1. Inspirational
  2. Positivity
  3. Kindness

Nominee Details

Bernard Feist 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Richard feist retro_rich@hotmail.co.uk 07896114068 Son

Reasons for Nomination

Bernard is a true club legend. With out Bernard Merstham would not tick, he does the grounds, bar, new projects, pitch allocation, sets up and plans the Surrey school games. Not only this he has now got involved to help the council with its sports ground ploicies, how they can improve and joined committees regarding this too. Bernard has done this for a decade and more and all this after being the clubs chairman previously too. If you need to know anything re Merstham Bernard is a good bet to ask, getting the game on at two grounds and getting them to be the best they can and working on developing grounds too. All this for man who is retired and moved to Horsham a few years back could not keep him away, sometimes coming up every day in the summer and at least once a week in the winter to make sure all is ok. People like this need to be thanked and winning this award would be a great way to say thank you and know that he is a massive cog in the Merstham development.
  1. Passionate
  2. Hard working
  3. Club man

Young Boys Team of the Year sponsored by Stanton Construction

Nominee Details

RPCC u/14 Surrey Junior Invitation League Team 07738173762 (Simon Brewis, Man 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Jim Harmer hjharmer@aol.com 01737243930 Youth cricket director

Reasons for Nomination

Playing at the highest level for their age of club cricket in Surrey, the Reigate Priory CC u/14 SJIL team went through the entire season unbeaten, finishing top of their league with 30 points, 6 points clear of second place. This was a true team effort by a group of talented players capable of making big scores and with a string of excellent bowlers to call upon. All players were given the chance to participate and the team prides itself on playing to win but playing fairly and within the Spirit of Cricket, showing respect for their opponents. This was demonstrated at the season end by a number of opposition sides sending congratulations on a well played and conducted season.
  1. Talented
  2. Skillful
  3. Fair

Young Girls Team of the Year sponsored by Connick Tree Care

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Old Reigatian Under 13 girls rugby 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Jenny Rawlinson jenny_rawlinson@yahoo.co.uk Parent of one of the team members

Reasons for Nomination

I am nominating the Old Reigatian Under 13 girls rugby team for winning every cup match over the 2018-19 season and winning the Waterfall Cup in April 2019 to become under under 13 girls Surrey Champions. This is the first time since Old Reigatian RFU was formed in 1927 that one of its girls' team has won a county championship cup. The team of girls, made up from girls 11-13 (years 7&8) at a range of local schools won every cup match played over the year. And they did it with good spirit, determination and excellent attitude. The team remained resilient in the face of some tough opposition from teams which have been established for much longer. There were no prima donnas in the team. They supported each other - and celebrated each other's good play. Every single member developed as a player under the fantastic and dedicated coaching of Carl Hassan, Iain Woodhams and Matt Garbett. Come rain or shine, the team turned out for training twice a week (Wednesdays and Sundays) to learn new skills and work effectively as a team. The girls
  1. Determined
  2. Happy
  3. Skilled

Nominee Details

Emma Eaton / East Surrey Girls Football Club U13s 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Lauren McNally read.lauren@googlemail.com Mother of one of the team's players

Reasons for Nomination

I am nominating the U13 Team East Surrey Girls Football Club 1. Since it was launched in 2018, the club has gone from strength to strength, growing the number of teams and providing amazing opportunities for girls to discover 'the great game' in a supportive and inclusive environment. Every single member of East Surrey Girls FC is passionate about the growth of women’s football in the local area of East Surrey with the overall aim to increase participation levels across all ages. From the first group of pioneering girls, the amazing team of managers and coaches has grown the club to include U11, U12 and U13 teams competing in the Surrey County Women and Girls League. For girls age 6-11, there are approved Wildcats sessions to nurture budding talent. The U13 team has started the new season with strength and determination, building on a fantastic season last year. 2. Their team spirit and camaraderie is fantastic to see and while they may not win every game, they give every game their very best and exhibit excellent sportsmanship and support for each other. As a parent of one of the players, I cannot tell you how proud I am of the whole team and how far they have come in such a short space of time. This is in large part down to the passion and dedication of Emma, Dave, Ross and the other amazing volunteers that give their time so willingly to growing the club. Not only do the girls have opportunities to play football, but they are also provided with opportunities to be mascots at professional games and to meet their women's football heroes.
  1. Passionate
  2. Inclusive
  3. Inspiring

Nominee Details

East Surrey Girls Football Club 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Jennie Fundell fundelljennie@gmail.com Daughter plays

Reasons for Nomination

Having started life as, at most, with 5 players to see the club develop in to the huge success it is now is unbelievable. We now have 4 teams in four local leagues. There are girls of all ages who have found a place to develop their skills within a fully committed dedicated environment. They promote fair play at the highest level, good sporting attitude starting with the coaching staff and in-turn the players - they are a real credit to the local sporting community.
  1. Inclusive
  2. Progressive
  3. Committed

Young Sports Person of the Year sponsored by Qubed

Nominee Details

Leyla Palser 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Ender Palser ender.palser@gmail.com mother

Reasons for Nomination

Leyla is currently ranked #1 in her weight category in Taekwondo. She has been accepted onto the Development program which is the pathway to the youth and senior Olympics. Leyla has been doing Taekwondo for 10 years and is totally committed and driven. She has many medals from both the UK and international competitions. She helps train at her club and passes what she learns from the GB academy. £ times a week after school she trains leaving home at 4.30pm and returning 9.30pm. The commitment and disciple is admirable. She also trains twice a month in Manchester at the Taekwondo Centre with the GB Team. She has represented Britain at the European (in Spain Dec 2018) and World championships (in Uzbekistan Aug 2019) and we are going to Spain in 2 weeks for this years Cadet European Championships. She is amazing with her commitment. We live by Epsom Downs and she attends Blenheim High School just started year 10. They are amazing with her time off needed for training and competitions.
  1. Focused
  2. Disciplined
  3. Committed

Nominee Details

Adam Jones 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Jonathan Wilson jonathan.w.wilson@exxonmobil.com No Relation. Was captain of OR 2nd XI team last year

Reasons for Nomination

Adam Jones has been a pivotal player for Old Reigatians Hockey club during the 2018-19 season and was the unanimous nomination for this award by the committee, from a range of exciting youth players within the club. In addition to strong performances for Reigate Grammar 1s, he played regularly for Old Reigatians Hockey Club when schedules allowed, growing in confidence and ability through the season. He has largely played for the Old Reigatians 2nd team (Surrey Open Hockey League, Division 1) and though by far the youngest player in a team dominated by experienced players, he has cemented a regular place at left back due to his fitness, skill and reliability. His abilities have also lead to the occasional appearance for the Old Reigatians first team (Surrey Area Division 2 league), where in his most notable performance he scored the winning goal in the 5-4 win against Barnes. His maturity, commitment, sportsmanship and leadership mark him out as a player to watch for the future and we look forward to seeing him improve yet further in the season ahead.
  1. Leader
  2. Sportsman
  3. Team player

Nominee Details

Elloise Davison 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Tory Davison toryldavison@hotmail.com Mother

Reasons for Nomination

In the last year at primary school Elloise was made a sports leader whereby she had to run pe lessons for younger primary school children and make up sports games for them to enjoy. She also was selected to represent her school in the Netball A team, the school swimming team, the school hockey team and for the 3rd year in a row represented her primary school at district sports in long jump and running. On top of this she took part for the second year in a row for the Surrey youth games hockey representing Reigate and Banstead for which they came 3rd so took bronze for their council. This is on top of her football club. Elloise has played for Beecholme Belles in Banstead for the last 3 years playing up a year for her age category. She trains every Friday and plays a match every Sunday. She has recently been invited to try out for the Chelsea girls football foundation, the trials for which end next week. She is such a good example to other children of just how much you can achieve and encourages others to try all sports.
  1. Hard-working
  2. Perseverance
  3. Team player

Nominee Details

Alleke Allum 18 years or under

Nominator Details

sidske allum sidske@gmail.com mother

Reasons for Nomination

Alleke has been playing Basketball since she decided she wanted to play ball aged 5. She started with after school basketball club at her primary school (Walton on the Hill Primary) she was quickly picked by her school club to start playing in the Surrey CVL local league when she was just 8 playing in a mixed team. She has always worked tirelessly to better herself as a player and was then picked to play for her county (U13 girls) team aged just 9. Since then she has had to deal with the total collapse of her beloved club Ball Up Sports after the owner passed away and has since then joined the top Women's Basketball Club in the country and was last year picked for the Basketball England Aspire Programme, the pathway to developing future England and GB Players. She recently took part in their Aspire Tournament with Under 13 girls across the whole of England and was made Co Captain of her team (Under 13 Girls SouthEastRegion) this involved her lading and inspiring the rest of her team throughout the tournament. She also won the National Shooting Contest - making her the best U13 Girl Shooter in England. She now spends Fridays at her new club helping inspire the new Girls coming up in what is one of the fastest growing Girls sports in the UK!
  1. driven and focused
  2. talented
  3. inspirational

Nominee Details

Ethan Darcy 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Karl Darcy thedarcys@blueyonder.co.uk Father

Reasons for Nomination

Ethan Darcy is a dedicated 14 year old triathlete from Horley, who has been competing in triathlon since the age of 10. Ethan loves the whole world of triathlon & spends many hours training in the swimming pool, on the bike or running, but always finds time for his studies at Oakwood School, who are very supportive. Ethan has had a fantastic last 12 months, winning events in Dorking, Horsham, Brighton, London, Yorkshire & France. In Nov’18 he won the Sussex Triathlon Series, achieving the best overall score across all age groups. Throughout 2019, Ethan competed in the British Triathlon South East Junior Triathlon Series against the best young triathletes in Surrey, Sussex & Kent. Following some great performances, Ethan was the top triathlete in Surrey & came runner up in the overall series (to a young lad from Kent) and was selected to represent the South East Region at the British Inter Regional Triathlon Championships in Leicestershire – one of only 4 boys in his age group throughout the whole of Surrey, Kent & Sussex to do so. The South East Region went on to beat all 12 other regions throughout Great Britain to win both the team event on Saturday & mixed relay event on Sunday. 2019 has also seen Ethan compete in the Castle Triathlon Series for the first time. This is a series of prestigious triathlon events held at various castle estates throughout Great Britain & France. Ethan competed in 3 of these events – Castle Howard in Yorkshire, Chateau de Chantilly in France & Hever Castle in Kent. Ethan’s results (2 wins and a 3rd place) saw him crowned the 2019 Castle Triathlon Series Winner. I would like to nominate Ethan for the Young Sports Personality of the Year award as I feel his work ethic, achievements & great example to other children make him a worthy candidate.
  1. Determined
  2. Funny
  3. Inspiring

Nominee Details

Alvin sathya 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Richard feist retro_rich@hotmail.co.uk 07896114068 Club chairman

Reasons for Nomination

Alvin is a wonderful sportsman and not only does he have an impact at Merstham cricket club I know he has the same at his football club and does at school and for Reigate and Banstead representing this this year at badminton. Alvin always has a smile and has a great work ethic, training each week and not only at his age group any age group he can represent including playing adults teams too. I love watchignAlvin play and seeing how he sets examples and try's to motivate his team mates and get the best from them, he captained his team to a successful league campaign along with just losing out in the final of the cup. His energy is amazing for all players that play alongside him, you can ask him to do anything and he will, all with being a polite young man. Alvin has been to Surrey trials this year too and has represented the second team at the club which is great for a 14 year old. I hope we can cap off a great season and celebrate with this award which he fully deserves, I know that his football club Reigate priory, his school st be des would all back me in this application.
  1. Eneergetic
  2. Polite
  3. Hard working

Nominee Details

Will Brewis 07738 173762 (father's number) 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Jim Harmer hjharmer@aol.com 01737243930 Youth cricket director

Reasons for Nomination

Will Brewis has flourished as a cricketer this year. At just 14, he has cemented a regular spot in the Reigate Priory, playing third team Premier League adult cricket, which is a high standard. He has also played a leading role in the league winning u/14 SJIL team, playing at the top level of junior cricket in Surrey. In this team, he has captained the side and won the respect of his fellow players for his great attitude and performances (He averaged 72 with the bat for the team) and has become a role model for other players. Will's commitment to his cricket and to the club are demonstrated by the 40 matches he has played at junior and senior level which has brought an outstanding all-round set of personal highlights. 772 runs at a terrific average of 37 with a highest score of 89, 58 wickets at an excellent average of 15.5, with two 5 wicket hauls including a best of 5 for 7, and a total of 8 catches. His performances at senior level have brought him the prestigious Keble Guy award. His determined yet fair and respectful attitude in matches sets a perfect example to others.
  1. Dedicated
  2. Skillful
  3. Respected

Spelthorne Sports Awards 2019

Active Surrey Coach, Leader or Instructor of the Year

Nominee Details

Adam Hart 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Martin Abbey martin.abbey@btinternet.com Father of child being coached by Adam

Reasons for Nomination

My 9yr old son Connor had always avoided team sports such as football at school. This meant he shyed away from group sport both at and outside of the school environment. I decided to signed Connor up for hockey lessons at Staines Hockey Club early this year (as part of the Surrey Youth Games program) to see if it would interest him. Adam Hart was the coach organising the training and my son immediately took to both Adam and playing hockey. Adam's approach and easy nature with both Connor and the other children meant that Connor really enjoyed playing and attended every session. Connor held Adam in high regard and looked up to him during the training sessions. Adam acheived something with Connor where others had failed, to help Connor realise that group sport can be fun! This has utlimately led to Connor joining Staines Hockey Club in the Colts section and attending the training on a weekly schedule. The result of this is that Connor now has a new interest which is both good for him physically and socially. It has also helped give a major boost to both Connor's self esteem and confidence. I have observed Adam and I'm always throughly impressed with how he can connect with young people so well. This is a true natural talent. He is also always friendly with the parents and willing to take the time to discuss any issue or concern. Adam has helped improved my son's (and other childrens) interest in sport and that's why I believe he is 100% worthy of the 'Active Surrey Coach, Leader or Instructor of the Year' award. Anyone that can
  1. Positive
  2. Encouraging
  3. Inspiring

Nominee Details

Adam Hart 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Paul Gardner paulgmob@gmail.com Friend and Clubmate

Reasons for Nomination

Adam has coached at many levels over the past 10 years as a volunteer at Staines Hockey Club. He has activily encouraged improvement to numerous club members, young and old, male and female. His focus has always been on making sport fun and setting achievable goals. His dedication has led to him coaching upto 4 sessions a week of 1.5 or 2 hours. He is always bright, cheerful and full of fun, this makes him very popular amongst our junior section. Adam has been an unpaid volunteer upto this season where club policy changes means that he will now receive payment for coaching sessions.
  1. Tireless
  2. Passionate
  3. Understanding

Nominee Details

Jean-Claude Le Boudec 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Adrian Pearman apearman.1@btinternet.com Head Coach and Founder of Organisation

Reasons for Nomination

Spelthorne Sports Awards 2017 - Nomination: • Coach of the Year o Jean-Claude Le Boudec is a Tora-kai School of Judo coach effective January 2017. Although he only joined us recently, Jean-Claude has years of experience in Judo. He left for a while to join the corporate world but felt he was missing out on his main passion, Judo, and the enjoyment of teaching others the wonderful sport. o Jean-Claude has started 4 Judo classes from scratch, assisted other coaches when needed, and supported Adrian Pearman with the Spelthorne Team for the 2017 Youth Games. Since 2017 he has trained and taken the team to the Youth Games with continued success. o At the Youth Games in 2017 we walked away with 2 Bronze medals. In 2019 we achieved 5 Gold, 3 Silver and 7 Bronze medals. A well done to the team and Jean-Claude for their dedication and hard work. o Jean-Claude was organised with the admin, registration and communication with Spelthorne Council, ensuring we meet all the regulations and requirements. o He ensured that when arriving at the training venue, everything was set up correctly alleviating or minimising in form of risks. o He had a training schedule prepared which was followed and provide to be successful for the team at the actual Competition. o He encouraged students to keep trying and constantly helped improve their technique ensuring they felt comfortable, safe and happy. o Above all else his aim was to make sure that not only did the students feel like they had learnt something but that they enjoyed every part of the experience. o All our coaches have DBS checks, first aid training, safeguarding training, insurance, and constant technique training. Our Club is registered with the BJA. Many thanks Adrian Pearman Principal of Tora-kai School of Judo
  1. Determined
  2. Dedicated
  3. Respectful

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Danny Cain 19 years or over

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Ben Davies b.davies@springfield.surrey.sch.uk Colleague

Reasons for Nomination

A dedication to improving the provision of sport throughout the school. Tirelessly organising team events to raise the profile of sport throughout the school and give opportunities for children to participate.
  1. committed
  2. passionate
  3. inspiring

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Adam Evans 19 years or over

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Syreeta Tranfield syreetatranfield@gmail.com Child attended SSYG sessions

Reasons for Nomination

Adam was a superb coach for the SYG Spelthorne U15 Lacrosse players. The sessions were well organised, always ran on time and fully inclusive allowing every player to get involved and develop their skills. What I was really impressed with was his constant feedback for each participant. He openly praised good performance and when mistakes were made or development areas identified he saw it immediately and gave positive and constructive feedback to the individual. It was a really effective coaching method which proved successful as he led the team who'd only been playing together for the short period prior to the Games to a hands down victory. Well Done Adam, you've inspired and developed a group of young people in a great sport.
  1. Superb
  2. Inclusive
  3. Developing

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Louis Seex 19 years or over

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Lucy Hutton co@stainesseacadets.org Commanding officer

Reasons for Nomination

Over the last five years louis has continually shown his commitment to training our cadets in kayaking. He has undertaken strenuous courses to enable his skills to improve to allow this knowledge to be passed onto our cadets directly. As well as this he gives up his own time to ensure our cadets are receiving the best possible experience whilst out on the water and they are able to have fun in a safe and supportive environment. For the past five years louis has trained a team up to undertake our national championships, held at the ExCel Centre, London, every September, achieving gold medals year on year. The categories of entries he trains has increased every year, with entries and medals in all three disciplines, Flat Water Racing, Cross Steam Challenge and Kayak Polo. He has led Staines and Egham Sea Cadets to the overall regional trophy meaning our cadets currently hold the trophy for Paddlesports across the whole South of England. This is all done in addition to normal volunteering where he teaches cadets a plethora of subjects and having a normal full time job and family at home.
  1. Hardworking
  2. Dedicated
  3. Selfless

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Laura Quinn 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Catherine Batt cbatt@laleham.surrey.sch.uk Chair of Govenors at school

Reasons for Nomination

Since joining the team at Laleham, Laura has been amazing. The school has gone from a few sports clubs to a huge amount and for all ages in many areas from cheerleading, football, judo, hockey, street dancing to name but a few. Sport has become accessible to all. You don't get picked for the football team just because you're a good player. You get picked for your attitude, sportsmanship and skill. Everyone gets a chance to participate at some point in swimming galas, football matches, netball matches, athletics (and much more) and sports day in school has been completly transformed. Laura is an inspiration to all - she has enthusiasm for all sport and for encouraging the children to have a go, join in and get fit. Laura has been an asset to the school but over the past 12 months has made massive contributons to the school and move the PE team on. She has introduced the Head, Heart Hands approach - Heart - feeling, behaviour, mindset Head - thinking, creating, understanding Hands - doing, moving, body control She encourages all year groups to take responsiblity for sport in the school and has 20 Year 6 Sports Leaders. These children are choosen not just because they are good at a particular sport, but also because they show good attitude and enthusiasm. 2 of these children were subsequently choosen to be Sports Ambassadors (only 20 across the whole of Surrey) and she has introduced PE monitors. The sports leaders are encouraged to run lunctime sports clubs for the younger years, giving them a chance to grow. Laura supports the personal development of all the children in the school, whether they participate in competitive sport or not, she develops the teaching staff in their teaching PE to ensure they are delivering the very best PE lessons they can, and teams have surpassed expectations with Laura's encouragement. Of course, we should also mention that since the arrival of Laura, the school has increased it's participation in competitions, and has done very well - national teams at the British Schools Gymnastics, Cheerleading National Finals, Football, Athletics/District Sports, Hockey plus much more! Laura is also introducing new sporting opportunities within the school such as QuadKids athletics, Orienteering, Futsal and even a possible fencing and archery festival - there is something for everyone and everyone is encouraged. Laura is a paid member of staff at the school, but she goes above and beyond what is expected of her, running clubs before and after school.
  1. Dedicated
  2. Ethusiastic
  3. Fun!

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Richard Varley 19 years or over

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moyra zenonos zenonos.moya@gmail.com member of tennis club

Reasons for Nomination

Richard Varley is an amazing young man, he has gone through a traumatic time personally in the past few years, but is the benchmark for tennis coaching in Spelthorne and beyond. He delivers coaching that meets the needs of all of his participants, adults and juniors alike, devoting time to each and every one. He coaches in an area that is a socio-economically deprived, as well as a higher end, but treats everyone the same. Due to his amazing coaching skills he has increased the uptake in tennis significantly, inspiring and encouraging children and adults alike to improve in their performance in the game. He is a unique top class coach at all levels, he delivers coaching to a huge number of youngsters, red, orange, green and junior yellow players, plus adult beginner, intermediate and other groups, as well as junior performance groups. Many parents have commented that their children have grown in confidence through tennis and developed friendships across a diverse group of children brought about by his unique style of delivery. His coaching is inclusive of every child. Richard encourages all children to attend competitions and tournaments; he has an outstanding work ethic and displays passion and enthusiasm in each session he coaches. He has been involved in the organisation and co-ordination of the Spelthorne entry to the Surrey Youth Games, bringing together a team of young people through his coaching, mentoring and total commitment to win the competition obtaining the gold medal, an achievement which inspires and raises aspirations of all of the team members and beyond. I have witnessed first-hand his personal achievement of bringing and creating a team to work together to achieve this accolade, he has a totally professional approach at all times and he is totally dedicated to this sport. He has so many successes to his credibility. Richard is one of the most professional young people I have ever met; he carries out outstanding work in developing tennis for young people and adults alike in our local and wider community. Recently he has gone through a very difficult time personally in his life, losing his mother to cancer, he has not let this deter him, keeping a totally professional approach throughout. It is testament to his high quality of unique coaching delivery and commitment to the sport of tennis that makes him so outstanding. Richard displays passion and enthusiasm for this sport and transfers this to others in everything he does.
  1. Inspirational
  2. Dedicated
  3. Professional

Nominee Details

Ross Michael Getty 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Dominic Hadi dominic.hadi@yahoo.com Boxer at Odyssey

Reasons for Nomination

Ross lives and breathes boxing, always putting in the time for everybody never able at the end of teaching two different classes back to back for 3 hours straight from working a full day does he say no when somebody asks to do extra pad work with them. If you give him your attention he will give you the support at any level. He will always put himself in situations where most coaches would complain about being stretched too thin and thrive on that. He travels everywhere for his fighters, but the main reason Ross is one of a kind is the level of comfort he brings his fighters. Boxers are a temperamental bunch, to say the least so having a head coach who gives you reassurance and drive at the same time, that is what makes a great coach and leader.
  1. Funny
  2. Selfless
  3. Dedicated

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Nick Harman 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Tom Bourne tom_bourne2@hotmail.com I am the Spelthorne Sports CC Chairman

Reasons for Nomination

Nick is an inspirational coach and has done a phenomenal job in building our Colts section in what is a very saturated area for Cricket Clubs. Nick has ensured every minute detail has been covered, from ensuring the club is Clubmark accredited to ensuring we are able to benefit from the funding which saw this year's new artificial wicket providing our young colts the perfect surface to hone their technique. In addition he has ensured the section were completely self sufficient with some outside the box ideas like our "Cow Corner Cafe" which he setup during training and match days. Through Nick's incredible hard work we are now able to provide a safe and incredibly enjoyable environment for 40+ colts to play cricket. It is important to note that 8yrs ago we had no colts section at the club. Nick leads our entire colts setup and I would love to continue this by talking about fantastic success throughout both of our colts teams on the pitch however, that is not the case and ultimately not important to me right now. Our youngest team finished as joint winners of their league however, this doesn't even begin to compare with the job Nick has done with the team he manages. It is easy to create a feel good factor with a team that wins every week and that is definitely not the case with Nick's team, yet the sense of community and enjoyment from the parents and children is undeniable. For some senior games we have had to do the toss with 10+ children still conducting their own game on the artificial wicket after their match has finished! Rarely will you find a coach equally as good at the administrative side of running a colts section as they at getting the very most out of a team of young cricketers regardless of ability!
  1. Creative
  2. Passionate
  3. Clever

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Danny Cain 19 years or over

Nominator Details

David Baker david.baker@springfield.surrey.sch.uk I am the Deputy Headteacher of the school he works in.

Reasons for Nomination

I am nominating Danny Cain as he has worked extremely hard improving sports across our whole school since he joined us in September 2017. He led us to become sports school of the year last academic year. All children in our school thoroughly enjoy the P.E. lessons he teaches and the range of sporting opportunities the children have had has improved. His lessons are highly focused on improving skills and knowledge, which he always does to an extremely high standard. I feel Mr Cain deserves to be nominated for this reward due to his dedication, commitment and determined attitude for all children to achieve their full potential.
  1. Determined
  2. Dedicated
  3. Exemplary

Disability Sports Award

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London Care Partnership Group 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Emma Chesswas emma.chesswas@london-irsh.com Coach

Reasons for Nomination

I have been coaching the group from London Care partnership (LCP) which has a group based in the Spelthorne. Each week the staff at the LCP bring down a group of residents down to the Hazelwood Center and try to develop there skill co-ordination, balance and communication skills using rugby as a tool. Each week they have shown improving there skills and have worked very hard to improve each week. Each week the group comes keen to try different games and enjoy the sessions put on by London Irish Foundation. I think the London Care Partnership should be recognized for there hard work in attending the sessions each week and enjoying the physical, social and mental benefits that sport has to offer. They are a real pleasure to coach and they should recognized for the progress that they have made.
  1. Inspiring
  2. Determinated
  3. Hard working

Outstanding Service to Sport

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Steven Savage 19 years or over

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moyra zenonos zenonos.moya@gmail.com member of tennis club

Reasons for Nomination

Steve Savage has profiled this sport and placed a huge importance on tennis is our local and wider community for over 25 years. He has worked with schools for many years and continues to do so, and encourages all youngsters in this sport. Tennis is not profiled in state schools and is very rarely on the sports curriculum. Where it is on the curriculum non specialist teachers deliver it and often without enthusiasm but just to tick boxes. Steve has coached tennis at a tennis Club for many years going that extra mile at all times. So many local young people have benefited from his dedication to this sport. He is so committed to this sport and to provide access for all that he has set up a community tennis club working with the local council but also with his own investment. He has developed an amazing facility as a hub for affordable and inclusive tennis across Spelthorne and the wider community which must contribute significantly to community strategy priorities at no direct cost to the council. He has created a lovely club house/café area for not only the tennis club but the whole community. Not only are the tennis facilities amazing with well-maintained tennis courts and newly installed flood lights, but with approximately over 100 junior players’ starters, improvers and elite squads as well as adults from all categories, beginners, Improvers and advanced, he is really supporting the development of tennis at all ages and all levels. This facility is not only providing an amazing tennis provision, but has also transformed public tennis courts and the surrounding green area that was vandalised and misused into a lovely and safe environment that can now be enjoyed by all. This facility that Steve has built and developed is friendly and welcoming, with affordable tennis either by membership for those that wish, or for pay and play facilitated coaching and club sessions, increasing participation and enjoyment of this sport, making a hugely positive impact in our local and wider community, that I am positive will be supported by many residents and non-residents of Spelthorne. This whole facility is serving the local community and will further develop tennis for the local and wider community. He has developed this facility using many hours of his own time and sacrificed many things in order to achieve his vision, including his own resources financial a non financial. He demonstrates continued enthusiasm in all that he does at the tennis club, with an amazing outcome for tennis the sport and the local and wider community.
  1. Devoted
  2. Enthusiastic
  3. Resourceful

Specsavers Volunteer of the Year

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Howard Newport 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Tim Hore tim@tympani.co.uk 07736669136

Reasons for Nomination

Littleton Sailing Club was the Spelthorne sports club of the year for last year. One of the reasons for our success is the tireless efforts of several key club members. Howard Newport is one such member and puts in a huge amount of personal time across multiple disciplines. He is the bosun for the club's safety boats which involves ensuring our powerboat fleet of 6 boats are kept running, he assists on most of the club's training courses manning the safety boat. Howard is actively involved in other maintenance duties at the club and also a keen ambassador to promote the club to new and interested members. Howard is at the club most days it is open, helping and guiding people who need help. Without Howard, Littleton would not function as well.
  1. Resourceful
  2. Patient

Nominee Details

Howard Newport 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Tim Hore tim@tympani.co.uk 07736669136

Reasons for Nomination

Littleton Sailing Club was the Spelthorne sports club of the year for last year. One of the reasons for our success is the tireless efforts of several key club members. Howard Newport is one such member and puts in a huge amount of personal time across multiple disciplines. He is the bosun for the club's safety boats which involves ensuring our powerboat fleet of 6 boats are kept running, he assists on most of the club's training courses manning the safety boat. Howard is actively involved in other maintenance duties at the club and also a keen ambassador to promote the club to new and interested members. Howard is at the club most days it is open, helping and guiding people who need help. Without Howard, Littleton would not function as well.
  1. Resourceful
  2. Patient
  3. Enthusiastic

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Bob Parry 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Oliver Ellery oliver.ellery@gmail.com Organisation Colleague

Reasons for Nomination

Bob Parry has been part of Staines Lammas Football Club and has been at the club from being a player over the years and then moving up and then becoming the Club Secretary for this great football club. He has been at the club when the club has been through its highs and its lows and has always found a way in which resolve situations or praise other people through the use of word of month or the use of tangible awards. He has been part of the club since 1982-83 and started playing at the club as a football player and then over the years and progressed on to becoming football manager and within the last two decades has held the position of Club Secretary. Overall Bob has been at the club for 36 years of the 100 year history of the club. I know that Bob has without fail been to nearly every single game that has been played for the club let that be either a first team fixture or a reserve team fixture. Bob deserves this award so much because he has impacted loads of people over the years and personally he has affected me and shown me how to run the administration of a club at a young age and has shown me what to do when all things go wrong, and if it wasn't for him I wouldn't be in the place I am today without his support and dedication he gives to me and the club itself. When Bob used to work, (he's now happily retires) he would work a full days work going from 8am till 6pm every weekday and then when he gets home he would come in have dinner with his wife and would then sit down in his office at home and complete all things that were related to football to keep the administration of the club in good order, and if it wasn't for what Bob does for this club on the pitch and off the pitch the club would have the reputation it has today. This is why Mr Bob Parry should be nominated for the Specsavers Volunteer of the Year
  1. Dedicated
  2. Hardworking
  3. Unbelievable

Nominee Details

Steve Parsons 19 years or over

Nominator Details

David Norris dnorris@hemisphere-freight.com None

Reasons for Nomination

Steve is an unpaid volunteer and is Mr Staines Town FC. Steve first attended a Staines Town game in 1972 ( a 1-1 home draw v Addlestone in the Athenian League ) and from February 1975 became a regular at Home games and from May 1975 a regular at Away games. By August 1982 he had become co-editor of the clubs programmes , and in October 1984 was elected onto the STFC committee. In July 1985 Steve was elected Assistant Secretary , and then in June 1992 was appointed Club Secretary. In 1995 Steve received a 10 year long service award from Middlesex FA. In 2000 Steve was made a trustee of STFC , and in May 2009 was made a life member of STFC. In 2010 Steve received a 25 year long service award from Middlesex FA. In 2011 , along with Stuart Moore his fellow programme co-editor, Steve received the Conference South Programme of the Year Award , and this Award was retained in 2012. To this day , Steve still produces the club programme , something that he has now done for 37 years , along with being club secretary for 27 years. Steve is also responsible for the registration of all players as well as submitting the team sheet at every game. It is also worth mentioning that in nearly 2500 competitive 1st team games since December 1981 , Steve has only missed 3 games. Along the way Steve has also attended hundreds of youth games,reserve games,friendlies and ladies games (both Staines Town ladies and Chelsea ladies), In my opinion , Steve Parsons thoroughly deserves to be nominated for this award
  1. Inspirational
  2. Reliable
  3. Methodical

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Steve Parsons 19 years or over

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Arthur Kerslake mary.kerslake1@btinternet.com No direct kinship

Reasons for Nomination

I am a blue badge holder and not as mobile as I used to be. Steve is the club secretary and produces a team sheet for the announcer. Invariably he will give me a team sheet as well so I don't have to walk to get one. he is always helpful at the ground, and does so much voluntary work for the club - and to me as a supporter
  1. Dedicated
  2. Helpful
  3. Caring

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Steve Parsons 19 years or over

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Laurence Wakefield wakes76@icloud.com Fellow Staines Town FC supporter

Reasons for Nomination

Has worked for Staines Town FC since 1972 and spends every waking hour keeping the club running smoothly.
  1. 100% committed
  2. 100% loyal
  3. 100% effort

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Ross Michael Getty 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Dominic Hadi dominic.hadi@yahoo.com Boxer at Odyssey

Reasons for Nomination

Ross lives and breathes boxing, always putting in the time for everybody never able at the end of teaching two different classes back to back for 3 hours straight from working a full day does he say no when somebody asks to do extra pad work with them. If you give him your attention he will give you the support at any level. He will always put himself in situations where most coaches would complain about being stretched too thin and thrive on that. He travels everywhere for his fighters, but the main reason Ross is one of a kind is the level of comfort he brings his fighters. Boxers are a temperamental bunch, to say the least so having a head coach who gives you reassurance and drive at the same time, that is what makes a great coach and leader.
  1. Funny
  2. Selfless
  3. dedicated

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Bryn James 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Terence Jukes tmjukes@btinternet.com Friend (squash player)

Reasons for Nomination

Bryn is a very committed and excellent squash player, who has helped coach teams from Spelthorne for the Surrey Youth Games over the last three years. This year, his allocated teams won Gold and Silver medals. He has a brilliant attitude for promoting squash for Juniors and Seniors and the children respect and love him and he gets the very best performances from his pupils. Bryn deserves to win this award for his dedication and enthusiasm. Bryn has recently taken early retirement and, hopefully, he will shortly be taking his coaching qualification. He is an asset to Spelthorne and to the game of squash.
  1. Dedicated
  2. Enthusiastic
  3. Personable

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Kate Proffitt 19 years or over

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Mary Claremont lenandmaryclaremont@tiscali.co.uk Club member

Reasons for Nomination

I would like to nominate Kate for this award as she has encouraged the club and its juniors to enter the Surrey leagues and in doing so has had to arrange over forty matches this summer. Her enthusiasm for this has been passed on to the juniors and this has had a huge impact on the club and the standard of the juniors. Kate also advises parents and other supporters on what to expect at a match, eg what to do and what not to do. She is also encouraging them to take an active part in organising the matches and ensuring that the correct ratings are evidenced. In her own words at a recent committee meeting she said 'I have really enjoyed seeing them progress and get excited about tennis, down at the club. I wanted them to have something to work towards. It does get very stressful, but it's worth it, when you get a result, or even just a thank you from the parents, who have really appreciated the work and effort. As we have so many home matches, I can't always be there, so I have to message parents with instructions on what to do etc. Most of the time, I will pop down and get the matches started and then leave the parents to it. I make sure there are snacks etc down the club for the children, make sure there are balls and a match card for each match...….. I can send up to 20 messages per match! The children now approach me, asking excitedly when the next lot of matches will be...….. I captain all the teams, book the matches, get in touch with the other clubs and parents etc. There's not a junior captain for each team. As its getting bigger and bigger, we are looking to get more help from parents next summer. ' Kate has had to learn the club's computer systems for booking matches, payments for membership, record keeping etc. She also works with the coaching team who positively support this nomination.
  1. Professional
  2. Ethusiastic
  3. Organised

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Steve Parsons 19 years or over

Nominator Details

John Blair goonerjohn92@yahoo.co.uk None

Reasons for Nomination

Steve is an unpaid volunteer who has worked for Staines Town Football Club for 37 years. As well as having written (or co-written)the clubs programme for 37 years , he has been club secretary for 27 years and prior to that the clubs assistant secretary for 7 years. Steves enthusiasm for Staines Town Football Club is endless , and the time he puts into his voluntary roles is endless.
  1. Conscientious
  2. Methodical
  3. Reliable

Sports Club of the Year

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Odyssey Boxing Club 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Dominic Hadi dominic.hadi@yahoo.com Boxer at Odyssey

Reasons for Nomination

Odyssey Boxing is a special place. Having been to a few different boxing gyms straight off the bat I knew Odyssey was won of a kind. A lot of gyms discuss loyalty and family within and its something that Odyssey live by. Everybody makes sure people that are fighting soon are supported and lifted, there is always an army of fans at every show regardless of the distance, but more importantly every person in the gym respects one another. Everybody has off days but if you're at the gym it's easy to forget because fo the family factor not to mention its full of very skilled boxers so you best keep your wits about you during drills. Odyssey has helped me a lot and I'm always grateful for that.
  1. Energetic
  2. Competitive
  3. Family

Sports Personality of the Year

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Caroline Loiuse Rutherford 19 years or over

Nominator Details

William Rutherford w.j.rutherford@btinternet.com Father

Reasons for Nomination

1. Made significant progress in the field of sport : In just over a year she went from having a heart transplant to being awarded Best Senior Female at the British Transplant Games held in Newport from July 25th to 28th 2019. It was particularly impressive as it was over three sports. 2. Had significant impact on sport in Surrey and been an inspiration to others At 15 weeks post transplant she got both Mum and Dad to run the Saturday 5km park run along side her. Now they are addicted to running. When people discover she is a transplantee achieving in sport they are all inspired. 3. Exceeded expectations in their sporting performance or made significant difference to a team At the Transplant games Caroline was part of the swim relay and the track relay. Harefield hospital has never won a medal in the swim relay. Caroline contributed significantly to the silver medal in swimming and bronze on the track. No one (including herself) was expecting to do so well in her first games especially so soon after a transplant. Her natural ability and love of sports along with her determination and positivity have helped her to be so successful so soon. Caroline was always very sporty and reached national level in swimming and international level in kayaking as a junior. However, at 20 she was diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy (heart failure and disease) which put paid to her sporting life and dreams. She had to stop all competitive sport because she couldn't physically walk up a flight of stairs without being out of breath and it was unsafe to do so. Clearly, this was devastating for her and she had to create a life without sport, despite it being ingrained in her personality. She reaccessed her future and made the best of life with an ICD ( Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator). Fast forward a decade and she required a LVAD (heart pump) as she was too ill to wait for a heart transplant. Fast forward 18 more months and she received the life saving gift of a heart transplant. Whilst in hospital the British Transplant games were taking place in Birmingham (2018) and she immediately had the 2019 games as her aim to compete in. After a few ups and downs in the initial few months and lot of recovery she began to attend her local park run, walking the majority of the way, gradually running a bit more each week, which continued throughout winter 2018/19. She then started to play some tennis with her father, once or twice a week, something she'd never done when she was younger. During the first year after transplant she was particularly susceptible to infection due to the immunosupressant medication she has to take so could not go swimming or kayaking until 12 months had passed. This meant that she only had time to go swimming four times before the British Transplant Games 2019 in Newport. This was the only time she had been in a pool in the previous 3 years, but she still entered the most challenging swim events available- the 200m freestyle and 50m butterfly (30-39 group). You could tell how thrilled she was just to be there when they announced her name at the start. She achieved a fantastic silver medal in 200m Free and won gold in the 50m fly! The swimming was topped off by Harefield Transplant team winning silver in the mixed 4x50m free relay, in a very tight and exciting race. This is particularly impressive as they have not been in contention for medals for as long as anyone can remember and it is well known that heart and lung transplantees (Harefield team are only these) are generally at a disadvantage to other transplantees. Despite having only taken up tennis a few months previous she held her nerve and won gold in this too. Then on the final day on the track she ran the 800m, which she found tough, but finished with a silver medal. Her final race was the mixed 4x100m relay (3 men, one female) and they won an unexpected bronze against some excellent teams! She has said how both of the relays in particular have shown how competitive heart and lung athletes can be in the cardio events. To top the whole event off she was awarded the Best Senior Female at the games, which is fantastic as it was her first games, just over a year after her transplant, against very talented athletes. Through out the last 12 years she has never complained or felt sorry for herself but considers herself lucky to have been able to receive the brilliant care from the NHS especially the gift of life from her generous donor. Caroline has won the admiration of those around her and is determined to have a great life in honour of her donor
  1. Inspirational
  2. Determined
  3. Positive

Young Sports Personality of the Year

Nominee Details

Aaron Evans 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Graham Evans Graham_Evans@Talktalk.net father

Reasons for Nomination

Aaron has been sailing for four years in a Topper dinghy, during this time his performance has significantly improved culminating in a fantastic year in 2018. Results: 2nd Topper Worlds held in China 2nd Topper Nationals, six weekend events 1st Topper London & South East regional events 1st National Schools Sailing association (NSSA) Aaron is now sailing a Laser dinghy, whilst having minor success in coming third in the 2019 NSSA. His focus has been on his GCSE studies in which he achieved fantastic results. http://www.matthew-arnold.surrey.sch.uk/109/latest-news/article/296/gcse-exam-success He is also a successful swimmer with Staines Swimming Club This summer he achieved his RYA Dinghy Instructor qualification and his RYA Race Coach level 2 qualification, both of these allows Aaron to pass on his skills to other dinghy sailors.
  1. Focussed
  2. Determined
  3. Resilant

Nominee Details

Aaron Lewis Evans 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Graham Evans Graham_Evans@Talktalk.net father

Reasons for Nomination

Aaron has been sailing his Topper dinghy for the past four years, in that time he has developed his performance significantly, which culminating in some fantastic results 2018: Topper Worlds held in China, 2nd overall August 2018 Topper Nationals series, 6 weekend events 2nd overall September 2018 Isle of Sheppey 40 mile endurance race, 1st junior & 1st Monohull September 2018 RYA London & South East region,12 events overall position 1st October 2018 During September 2018 Aaron transitioned to a Laser dinghy, winning various local events including the Queen Mary Sailing Club Youth Open in October 2018 and 1st solo sailor at the round the Island race in 2019. In July 2019 he competed in the National Schools Sailing Association event held at Weymouth, he come third in the Laser Radial section and an instrumental part of Queen Mary Sailing Clubs team winning the club trophy for the second year running. In the early part of 2019, whilst Aaron continued sailing at local events his focus was on his GCSE exams in June 2019. He was recognised by his school as the highest performing student obtaining nine grade nine's and eight grade eights. During the summer Aaron has become a RYA Dinghy Instructor and an RYA Race Coach level 2, which he is using to coach other junior sailors so as to improve their racing skills. He has also completed his NPLQ (National Pool Lifeguard qualification), he has been a member of Staines Swimming Club for the past ten years and still competes at regional & national events.
  1. Focussed
  2. Determined
  3. Resilant

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Lawrence Caird 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Mary Claremont lenandmaryclaremont@tiscali.co.uk Club member

Reasons for Nomination

Lawrence is 14yrs old and has made tremendous strides in his tennis over the last year as he has progressed from playing in the junior team to playing in the adult men's team at Ashford Tennis Club. He also mixes in well with the adult social play as he has a mature attitude, congratulating both his partner and opponent on good play and encouraging the juniors when he plays in their matches. He has been a role model for the juniors and has inspired them to improve their game just as he has done. In doing so Lawrence has helped the junior team to achieve good results this year and has also contributed to the success of the men's third team. (Sadly, Lawrence's mother recently passed away after a long illness so Lawrence has had a very difficult year and his success has been attributable to his courage to overcome adversity and his determination to achieve in the face of such devastating odds).
  1. Courageous
  2. Determined
  3. Mature

Young Sports Team of the Year

Nominee Details

Laleham CofE Primary School Gymnastics Squad 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Catherine Batt cbatt@laleham.surrey.sch.uk Chair of Govenors at school

Reasons for Nomination

I would like to nominate the Gymnastics Squad at Laleham School. They range in age from 8-11 years old and in May, a mixed pair from the squad won a silver medal at the National British Schools Gymnastic Competition. The group routine also secured a 6th place finish in a tough group, competiting against children who were all older than them. This is an improvment on the previous year. The squad only trains once a week for 40 minutes, and doesn't have the funds to even by proper gymnastics mats. The staff who run the squad are dedicated and so are the children. They all want to do well and are striving to improve thir results year on year - they're aiming for gold at the Nationals next year! They have an excellent sporting attitude - one of the team dislocated her knee a few days ebfor the National Competition but didn't want to let the squad down and despite arriving at the venue on crutches, still performed in the group routine. They work hard, train hard and are deicated to achieveing great results at the reginal and national competition this year. They want to make their school proud and show newer and younger members of the squad what they can achieve.
  1. Dedicated
  2. Focused
  3. Determined

Nominee Details

racqueteers junior badminton club 18 years or under

Nominator Details

sheila collins cshl19483@aol.com head coach

Reasons for Nomination

Racqueteers yr 5 badminton team consists of 2 boys and 2 girls and plays in the London jr. Club League. Last season, they came together for the first time in competition and with one boy player from yr 3 and the other from yr 4, the team were always under pressure from the older players. Undaunted they faced their challenges well and were runners up in one of the opening rounds so with mounting confidence they arrived at the yr 5 final, only to find that one of their team had failed to turn up.. Faced with only 3 players, and so always conceding 15 points in their 6 rounds, they went onto court with the words of encouragement...' just go and enjoy it' Not only did these 3 musketeers enjoy it they won bronze, narrowly missing out on the silver. The team are still together and in October, but now having to play in yr 7 as their are no even number year groups. The 2 girls who collected bronze medals were Vihana Vijayaraghavan, Jess Hoareau and our yr 4 boy Evan Jokubauskas;
  1. determined
  2. unphased
  3. relaxed

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Buckland Primary School Lacrosse Team 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Barry Cook barry.cook@bucklandprimary.surrey.sch.uk Coach/Teacher

Reasons for Nomination

The Buckland Lacrosse Team are an amazing group of individuals. They are hardworking, determined, and demonstrate the characteristics of a seasoned team. Their teamwork and togetherness is second to none and their drive and willingness to learn has resulted in tremendous results. These children had only played Lacrosse a handful of times prior to picking up a stick in February. By March they had competed in the local Spelthorne tournament, placing first. They went on to compete at the Surrey county competition Winning all their group games, followed by the semi-final and final meant they were the best lacrosse team in Surrey for their age. In June they travelled to Sheffield for The National Lacrosse Championships. The team won all their group games, ensuring progression to the knockout stages of the elite trophy competition. Considering where the team began, to where they are now this was a monumental achievement. The team narrowly lost their knockout match, just missing out on a place in the final. This team has truly amazed their school. The entire school is incredibly proud of them. This is the highest success the school has achieved and the children deserve every accolade they receive.
  1. Determined
  2. Inspirational
  3. Teamwork

Nominee Details

Ashford Tennis Club Junior Team 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Mary Claremont lenandmaryclaremont@tiscali.co.uk Committee Member

Reasons for Nomination

I would like to nominate Ashford Tennis Club's junior team for this award as I feel their team spirit and mutual keenness for the game is foremost in encouraging each other to do the best they can in their matches. The report given to a recent committee by the Junior Secretary gives a good account of the team's success this year and I would like to add a personal statement of fair play and good sporting attitude as I have played on an adjacent court whilst some of the matches were being held and the line calls were resolved without fuss and there was evident respect for the opponents. The team has achieved success by improvements over last year and the team is encouraged by this, so for them is so it is not necessarily about being at a high level but improving their own level in the league which they have done throughout the summer. 'We first started to enter teams in Winter 2016. We only entered about 3 or 4 teams. We lost every match, badly! Since then we have entered teams in Summer and Winter every year. Increasing the number of teams every time. We now have 8 teams entered into the Winter competition. We have started to win matches, and no longer always come last in the league. Our u15 girls came second in the summer competition this year. We no longer lose 6-0. The children are more competitive and have games like 7-5, 6-4 etc. They have to umpire the games themselves, and have become very competent in that. The children now approach me, asking excitedly when the next lot of matches will be. We've always had really positive comments about our children when we go and play at other clubs, and the other clubs are very impressed when they come to us.' We have a pool of approx. 20 children ranging from 8-16 who are all keen to play in the matches and we feel that their enthusiasm, improvement and respect from other teams deserves this award.
  1. Enthusiastic
  2. Motivated
  3. Well-respected

Sport Godalming Awards 2019

Active Surrey Coach, Leader or Instructor of the Year

Nominee Details

Matt Jordan 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Nick Fiddler fiddlernick7@gmail.com Client

Reasons for Nomination

Matt is inspiring & encouraging throughout all our sessions and has helped me improve and achieve my goals. He constantly encourages clients to strive for more once targets are achieved. He is extremely professional in his approach and I would recommend his services to everyone.
  1. Professional
  2. Dedicated
  3. Supportive

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Matt Jordan 19 years or over

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Alex Roebuck alex@loconinja.co.uk Client

Reasons for Nomination

Matt is endlessly cheerful, encouraging and motivating. He knows his stuff, not just about training, but about nutrition too. I had never been to a gym before and had not participated in any sport since school, but Matt instantly put me at ease and I have been going to his Fitter Men class for four months now. I am really pleased with my results so far. Matt is really supportive, and while he never puts me under pressure, he nevertheless motivates me to to do the best that I can. Without Matt, I would not have the willpower to train and keep fit on my own. He makes it fun.
  1. Motivating
  2. Cheerful
  3. Knowledgeable

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Matt Jordan 19 years or over

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David Boddy daboddy@me.com Client

Reasons for Nomination

Matt has made a huge impact to my personal and sporting development over the past eight months. I have completed two triathlons over the summer which I would never have thought possible this time last year. Matt has a very genuine dedicated approach to his work and I genuinely enjoy training with him. He will also take on his own personally challenges which are genuinely inspiring.
  1. Motivational
  2. Enthusiastic
  3. Genuine

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Matt Jordan 19 years or over

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Pat Harrison patdmharrison@icloud.com Fitness client

Reasons for Nomination

Matt has had an exceptional impact on my attitude to health and fitness. He has a number of personal and group fitness options which are all motivating and fun. He has a very professional approach and manner and goes a long way to ensure that his skills are also regularlly updated. Fitness and health is a true passion for him!
  1. Dedicated
  2. Professional
  3. Cutting edge

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Matt jordan 19 years or over

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Lee young leeyoung1988@icloud.com Personal trainer

Reasons for Nomination

Matt is incredible. He helped me from being unhappy with my body to getting me motivated and now making me feel comfortable and more confident about myself. He has pushed me every training session to get the best out of it for myself and he has always been focused on our sessions and tailored everything towards what I wanted out of it. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is looking to change their lifestyle through fitness and nutrition.
  1. Friendly
  2. Personal
  3. Dedicated

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Matt Jordan 19 years or over

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Kerry Jordan kerryjordanemail@gmail.com Client

Reasons for Nomination

I found Matt because he was posting encouraging video's on our local community board based around fitness. He's now helped my friend and I progress from being stuck at running around 2 miles, to getting to 4.5miles in less than 2 months, so we are well on our way to our 10k goal! He really listens to what you want to achieve, and builds a personalised programme around that, rather than just a standard 'one thing fits all'. The thing that stuck out for me was, when we had to change a PT session, I asked if he could let us know what we could be doing on our own until we next met. I expected an email with a couple of bullet points - Matt actually recorded a YouTube video with the excercies we needed to do, how many, and for how long. That's what I call going above and beyond.
  1. Positive
  2. Aproachable
  3. Dedicated

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Matt Jordan 19 years or over

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Sally Swait sallyswait@icloud.com Customer

Reasons for Nomination

My friend and I needed motivation in getting fitter and losing weight. Over the last 3 months Matt has set up achievable but challenging targets. He’s kept us positive and motivated throughout, where previously we have failed. Offers support and advice on fitness and nutrition. Always smiling and pushing to reach our targets
  1. Motivated
  2. Aspiring
  3. Encouraging

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Matt Jordan 19 years or over

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Ali OConnell allyoconnell@hotmail.com Client

Reasons for Nomination

I have known Matt for five years, he is a dedicated, motivating and enjoyable person to spend time with. He is my go to guy for health and fitness in godalming, running fun and varied training sessions, I know I will get results.
  1. Passionate
  2. Sincere
  3. Reliable

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Matt Jordan 19 years or over

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Lauren Solomon laurensolomon@sky.com Client

Reasons for Nomination

Matt has been by my side since 2014. He has not only taught me the healthy aspect of living but the enjoyment of exercise and mindsets. He always has a plan b/c and d to tackle something and does it with a smile on his face. He is determined to seeing you meet your goals.
  1. Mentor
  2. Motivating
  3. Fun

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Matt Jordan 19 years or over

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Clare Crosbie clare@crosbiefoods.co.uk Matt is my trainer

Reasons for Nomination

Started going to Matt nearly two years ago. I was very unfit, despite regularly attending classes, it wasn;t the same fit as I am now! Matt has worked on my strength (woman of a certain age, taking daily steroids and early menopause!) and encouraged me to push myself and achieve goals I wouldn't have thought possible. In May I took part in the Vitality 10K in London - I ran every step of the way, slowly but I did it. I simply would never have thought this possible or even attempted it without Matt's encouragement and dedication. He also gives sound advice on nutrition. He takes on board what you are hoping to achieve but also listens if you are going through a tough time and works out his training sessions to fit your mood and energy levels.He is both professional and personable. My general fitness, strength and well being has improved since working with Matt and essentially my fitness for the future too.
  1. Inspiring
  2. Encouraging
  3. Dedicated

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Matt Jordan 19 years or over

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Verity Vinen verity.vinen@btopenworld.com attendee of fitness class

Reasons for Nomination

I am nominating Matt because he inspires and motivates by his infectious enthusiasm, great humour and personal approach. He is able to bring a group together and enables everyone to reach their goals and challenges. His classes are fun, varied, inventive and he quickly breaks down any anxiety or nerves with his winning smile and 'can do' approach. He cares about the whole person and offers advice on nutrition, self care, and offers fitness challenges that are doable.
  1. Engaging
  2. Inspirational
  3. Fun

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Matt Jordan 19 years or over

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Dawson buck dawsonbuck@cloud.com Client

Reasons for Nomination

Matt has great attention to detail, guidance in training programs and dietary health. I lost 25lbs before my daughters wedding thanks to Matts help Matt continues to provide new and interesting methods to his training and is an inspiration Matt is professional and diligent and provides excellent customer service
  1. Professional
  2. Dedicated
  3. Nice guy

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Matt Jordan 19 years or over

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Rod Donald rod.donald@strathmoor.co.uk client

Reasons for Nomination

Matt is an excellent coach. Through the last 18 months he has encouraged and inspired me to get fitter through his enthusiasm, confidence building and discipline. I have achieved a great deal with his coaching but will keep building on our progress. My general fitness levels have been noticeably improved over the last 12 months, from being able to run up the Jubilee Line escalators to simple general lifting. Matt is very professional whilst being personable. I have a regular paid session with him for one hour a week - occasionally 2 sessions in a week. Matt varies the exercises & routines so they are never repetitive. I once dreaded the gym but now look forward to it.
  1. Professional
  2. Inspirational
  3. Dedicated

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Matt Jordan 19 years or over

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Julie Llewelyn julie.llewelyn@icloud.com none

Reasons for Nomination

I have done personal training with Matt for many years (as a paying customer). He is a source of constant inspiration and always coming up with new ideas and goals to maximise his impact. He really 'walks the talk' by challenging himself with lots of different sporting events which is hugely encouraging. Matt will always go the extra mile and when I undertook the Haute Route which is a very challenging ski touring week long circuit he came up with a specialised preparation plan and helped me complete this every step of the way. Matt is extremely professional, dedicated and effective. He does lots of voluntary work helping his local community stay fit by coaching the junior football team, running boot camps and fitter men groups and is often found to be training for a gruelling charity sporting event. He thoroughly deserves to be recognised for his all round outstanding contributions to keeping his clients and the Godalming area community fit and healthy.
  1. Motivating
  2. Professional
  3. Effective

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Matt Jordan 19 years or over

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Gary Gooch gmg@targettimber.com None

Reasons for Nomination

I have been training with Matt for several years and he has proven to be extremely dedicated to his work his encouragement and knowledge is outstanding, he has helped me a great deal through a difficult shoulder problem with his patience and ability to action the best procedures, the rest of me is also working well under is guidance I also appreciate greatly his general attitude one of wanting it right but in doing so lets have some fun doing it I highly recommend Matt
  1. Dedicated

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Matt Jordan 19 years or over

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Simon Wilder simon.wilder@gmail.com Client

Reasons for Nomination

Since working with Matt, I have gained the focus and drive to be able to start reaching my goals. I've struggled with a bad back for a long time now and Matt has tailored his approach to help me get over this. I've found his approach and guidance an enormous help, better than previous trainers and coaches that I've had. This is because he's listened and worked with my exact needs and evolved our sessions based on my changing needs. Our weekly paid sessions have been a huge help in allowing me to get back to enjoying my life without the constant ball and chain of a bad back.
  1. Motivational
  2. Receptive
  3. Knowledgeable

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Matt Jordan 19 years or over

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richard edwards rich810@live.co.uk Client

Reasons for Nomination

In the four years that I have been a client of Matt, he has consistently motivated me to achieve regularly reviewed targets, and has been supportive, innovative and encouraging on my journey to develop my fitness levels. I have also recognised a hunger to enhance his own knowledge and methods, developing tools to help clients, offering a true bespoke service.
  1. Professional
  2. Knowledgable
  3. Empathetic

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Matt Jordan 19 years or over

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John Levack levacks5@gmail.com Client

Reasons for Nomination

I first started working with Matt over 2 years ago whilst recovering from Lymphoma. He assessed me and then designed a fitness programme and regime to get me back gradually to full fitness. He also gives me advise on diet to augment my constantly changing programme. Result is that I am now fitter than ever.
  1. Proffesional
  2. Caring
  3. Very nice person

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Matt jordan 19 years or over

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Mark bloodworth worthy2000@yahoo.com My personal trainer

Reasons for Nomination

Motivator Value for money Inspirational Tries new techniques
  1. Humble
  2. Motivator
  3. Knowledgable

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Matt Jordan 19 years or over

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Suzy Willis suzy@parkgatearundel.com Customer

Reasons for Nomination

Helped with my fitness levels Diet requirements assistance, tailor made for me Great encouragement and support to keep me on track Lost 5 lbs since I joined him nearly 3 months ago Regular advice and monitoring on "My Fitness Pal" even when he was on vacation Great personality and creates fun group exercise classes
  1. Dedicated
  2. Enthusiastic
  3. Knowledgeable

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Matt Jordan 19 years or over

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P Cooper foreversysiphus@outlook.com Nil

Reasons for Nomination

Matt is an outstanding trainer. I’m ex-Military so have worked with a lot of trainers and Matt is quite simply the best trainer I’ve ever worked with.
  1. Thinking
  2. Pushing
  3. Doing

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Matt jordan 19 years or over

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ben hallett benhallettwoodlands@gmail.com None

Reasons for Nomination

Matt deserves all the recognition possible having built a small business from scratch and helping those who are less inclined to exercise and eat healthier to embark on a journey towards their goals. He works tirelessly to help you achieve those goals
  1. Inspiring
  2. Motivational
  3. Dedicated

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Matt Jordan 19 years or over

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caroline doherty cjdoherty1@btinternet.com personal trainer

Reasons for Nomination

Such a great mentor and takes time to understand what will work best. Very motivational.
  1. Motivational
  2. understanding
  3. knowledgeable

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Matt Jordan 19 years or over

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Andrew Houston andrewhoustonis@hotmail.com Client

Reasons for Nomination

Matt has supported me on my path to losing 50kg!! I am half way there and that is down to Matts professional, supportive approach. He started with a 'light touch' encouraging me to come along to one of his Fittermen Classes and then help me put together a short and long term plan. His own fitness/life balance is one of the reasons he is successful in encouraging his clients to make positive decisions. He runs multiple team programs in the village for all abilities. His business has, and continues, to grow over the last 12 months. This is not only based on his professional dedication but also the help he provides the community cricket and football teams in his own time (2 x 1/2 days per week). He has played a massive part in residents of Chiddingfold and beyond introducing and making sport and exercise a big part of their daily life.
  1. Professional
  2. Supportive
  3. Dedicated

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Matt Jordan 19 years or over

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James McStay mcstayclan@msn.com Matt is paid by me for fitness coaching

Reasons for Nomination

I have been working with Matt since March 2019 at Hone Gym. He has helped with fitness and weight loss through a gym fitness regime and diet advice. In that period, through Matt's advice, I have lost 8kg in weight and 10 cm from my waist so am very happy with the outcome. Generally, I see Matt for two hours per week and as fitness training is his career, I pay for these training sessions. I found them always to be worthwhile and value for money. Matt's fitness regime for me commenced with a relatively easy work out but built up in a safe and manageable fashion to where I am today. At no point did he try to push me too hard and was sympathetic to the fact that I am 62 years old and have led a sedentary office based life for many years. He is always encouraging and makes you feel you are achieving your goals no matter how small the betterment has been. He has good people skills which I believe to be key in such a job.
  1. Motivational
  2. Communicator
  3. Caring

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Matt Jordan 19 years or over

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Kate Organ kateorgan@hotmail.com Client

Reasons for Nomination

Matt is a fabulous Personal trainer (PT). I have used him for PT training and for group classes, he has developed his own methods for increasing fitness and weight loss depending on your goals. He always works with you to achieve your own desired outcomes and tailor makes all the exercises kits for you and your ability. He is extremely professional and knowledgeable. Always happy and motivating. I really enjoy his methods as they are effective and his accompanying written materials help to give a holistic approach to PT by providing nutritional and lifestyle support too. He’s also a really hardworking and lovely guy. He definitely deserves this award.
  1. Inspiring
  2. Motivating
  3. Passionate

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Shaun Moorey N/A

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Karen Barham karenbarham@barlowrobbins.com Committee member

Reasons for Nomination

1. Since 2012 Shaun has taken grassroots football to another level. He is Chairman, club Secretary and assistant welfare office; he also coaches a side. The club provides well managed safe football for boys, girls and young people from age 6 to 18. His commitment is without equal (he soaks up the work load like a physio's magic sponge) 2. The club provides safe inclusive footballing opportunity to all; it is not elitist. There is equality of opportunity; no child is excluded and relegated to the touch line watching 'the talent' on the pitch wondering if they'll ever get picked. The spirit and ethos of an organisation comes from its leaders and Shaun is inspirational in his commitment to and delivery of opportunity for all 3. The club has over 500 players this year increasing in number year on year. Since his stewardship thousands of local children and young people have enjoyed their football. He is the gift that just keeps giving 4. Shaun is local - lives in Milford - providing football in Milford and surrounding villages. We have over 500 children and young people on our books & that doesn't organise or run itself. There's a huge amount of admin, regulation, organisation, man management and then he finds time to run a team as well. Finally I would like to add that this has not been an easy week for football after the horrendous racial abuse of England's black players in Bulgaria. However it is a timely reminder that we have come so far in this country. Grassroots football has and will continue to play its part in teaching a generation to respect one another regardless of colour, greed, gender etc. I commend this candidate to you for the award of Active Surrey Coach, Leader / Instructor of the Year. Thank you
  1. Breathtaking capacity
  2. Relentless
  3. Kind

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Shaun Moorey 19 years or over

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Paul Thomas paulthomas1974.pt@gmail.com My children are both members of Milford Pumas

Reasons for Nomination

Shaun ‘is‘ Milford Pumas Youth Football Club. He’s done everything for the club since it’s inception and continues to be an outstanding leader of this growing local youth football club. He’s spent years making the club the most inclusive and welcoming club in the area, with a philosophy of football for every girl and every boy who wants to play. His genuine commitment to the happiness and welfare of the children who play each and every week is inspiring, and it’s the reason the club has grown to have such a fine reputation; probably the best in the area. It supports the most children in Surrey for a club at its level without a dedicated home ground. This in itself is a remarkable achievement as Shaun has to lead an organisation that plays its sport over many different locations. From marking out pitches before the season starts, to ordering vast quantities of kit and managing a club of 500+ children and 80 volunteers is an immense task - he does it with a smile on his face at every moment and it’s a delight to me that both my children are lucky enough to be within this great club. I fully commend Shaun for the great club he has built and continues to serve. A true gentleman and a local legend.
  1. Inspiring
  2. Caring
  3. Dedicated

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Shaun Moorey 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Jack Coxeter jackcoxeter@mac.com Coach at the club

Reasons for Nomination

1. Since 2012 Shaun has taken grassroots football to another level. He is Chairman, club Secretary and assistant welfare officer; he also coaches a side. The club provides well managed safe football for boys, girls and young people from age 6 to 18. His commitment is without equal (he soaks up the work load like a physio's magic sponge) 2. The club provides safe inclusive footballing opportunity to all; it is not elitist. There is equality of opportunity; no child is excluded and relegated to the touch line watching 'the talent' on the pitch wondering if they'll ever get picked. The spirit and ethos of an organisation comes from its leaders and Shaun is inspirational in his commitment to and delivery of opportunity for all 3. The club has over 500 players this year increasing in number year on year. Since his stewardship thousands of local children and young people have enjoyed their football. He is the gift that just keeps giving 4. Shaun is local - lives in Milford - providing football in Milford and surrounding villages. We have over 500 children and young people on our books & that doesn't organise or run itself. There's a huge amount of admin, regulation, organisation, man management and then he finds time to run a team as well. Finally I would like to add that this has not been an easy week for football after the horrendous racial abuse of England's black players in Bulgaria. However it is a timely reminder that we have come so far in this country. Grassroots football has and will continue to play its part in teaching a generation to respect one another regardless of colour, greed, gender etc.
  1. Reliable
  2. Considerate
  3. Dedicated

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Shaun Moorey 19 years or over

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Michael Tasker mt@mslglobal.com Committee member

Reasons for Nomination

Milford Pumas Youth FC: I would like to nominate Shaun for this award as his dedication, time and general approach to the daily running of the club is exemplary. The constant management of kids, parents, coaches, managers, and also 3rd party organisation like schools, leagues and suppliers would never happen without his kind, thoughtful and level headed approach to the club. Shaun is always contactable for any advice, direction and decisions which keeps the teams active every week and this time keeps the club and teams glued together. As evidence to his leadership and the way the club is open to all kids, Milford Pumas has grown hugely during his chairmanship to now over 550 children (boys and girls) and ages from 7-16 which has a massive impact on the local community through this well-known and respected football club!
  1. Dedicated
  2. Fair
  3. Community

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Shaun Moorey 19 years or over

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Alistair Brew alistair.brew@bgf.co.uk Age Group manager at the club

Reasons for Nomination

Since 2012, Shaun has worked tirelessly to grow Milford Pumas FC, which provides well managed safe football for boys and girls from 6 to 18, to where it is today. He is Chairman, club secretary and assistant welfare officer. The club now has over 500 players this year increasing in number year on year. Since his stewardship thousands of local children and young people have enjoyed their football. He is the gift that just keeps giving. I commend this candidate to you for the award of Active Surrey Coach, Leader / Instructor of the Year. Thank you
  1. Tireless
  2. Selfless
  3. Humorous

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Matt Jordan 07765108790 19 years or over

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Shaun Kriel wism79@gmail.com 07716287153 client

Reasons for Nomination

Being a sufferer of depression and anxiety over the past few years my self esteem and motivation was non existent. Fortunately for me i came across Matt Jordan and his Fitter Men group class. This class has been a saving grace for me. Matt's classes are always challenging, exciting and fun but best of all I have met a great bunch of guys and its given me a boost of confidence and self belief. Its only been a few months and it has been great for my mental well being. I find Matt to be professional, passionate and always encouraging.
  1. professional
  2. passionate
  3. committed

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Matt Jordan 19 years or over

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Ollie charlesbuck17@outlook.com 07932597180 Trainee

Reasons for Nomination

Always strives to provide for the local community! A fantastic asset to our village and the surrounding areas. I couldn’t think of a better nominee
  1. Fantastic
  2. Excellent
  3. Motivational

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Matt Jordan 07765108790 19 years or over

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Mary mceneaney marymceneaney@yahoo.ie 07739103263 Wife

Reasons for Nomination

Matt is extremely passionate about heathy eating and keeping fit. He is constantly thinking of new ways to make keeping fit fun.
  1. Passionate
  2. Energetic
  3. Innovative

Nominee Details

Matt Jordan 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Jeremy Bennett jezzbennett@outlook.com 07816 666182 Client

Reasons for Nomination

Having attended Matt's classes for 6 months, he was motivational and put the needs of myself at the centre of all we did. He pushed me but in an appropriate way and made exercise enjoyable as opposed to being a chore. I met the goals *we* set and have continued to exercise after stopping the classes.
  1. Inspirational
  2. Friendly
  3. Supportive

Nominee Details

Matt Jordan 07765108790 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Grant Paine gpaine@btinternet.com 07769643432 Client

Reasons for Nomination

Matt is an excellent trainer who I have worked with for the last two years. My personal health and well-being including my mental health has improved significantly since I have been in the Fitter Men fitness class he runs. He is inspiring, highly driven and very dedicated to his work. He is encouraging and has attracted a good team of fellow clients whom we all get on with. He varies the activities keeping the class fresh and enjoyable which motivates me to attend 5 classes a week. He is also encouraging on the nutrition front as well as organising some additional activities e.g 3 Peaks Challenge which some of us did for Prostate Cancer Charity, as well as the occasional social event.
  1. Inspiring
  2. Motivating
  3. Determined

Nominee Details

Matt Jordan 441428685505 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Susan south Jasonomar123@jasonomar123.plus.com 441428685505 Client

Reasons for Nomination

I think he’s very good at what he does and is keen to help in anything I have a problem with, he makes his classes fun and does plenty of stretches after and a good warm up
  1. Friendly
  2. Fun
  3. Positive

Nominee Details

Mark Hobbs 07546 251399 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Neil Boosey neilboosey@gmail.com 07770660043 club member

Reasons for Nomination

Run Leader Mark Hobbs, (Waverley Harriers volunteer) develops and organises the track and hill training routines, for the club. His inclusive approach makes the sessions attractive to all abilities, increasing participation. Track sessions, which now happen every week instead of every other week, have increased to an average number of 30 participants throughout the year. Mark is also a "leader of leaders" as he coordinates all the run leaders for the club run nights ensuring that all the sessions are led by a qualified leader and he manages safety briefings for run leaders to deliver. Mark has coaxed new run leaders to emerge from the club membership developing running and coaching skills to benefit running at all levels in the Godalming community.
  1. Comitted
  2. Diligent
  3. Enthusiastic

Nominee Details

Harriet Ivine 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Neil Boosey neilboosey@gmail.com 07770660043 club member

Reasons for Nomination

Harriet Irvine is a seasoned volunteer run leader for Waverley Harriers. She leads track sessions to develop speed and technical ability - open to all members of the club. Her specialist role is in partnering with the regional cross country leagues to organise races through the season. Thanks to Harriet's determination and persistence, Waverley Harriers maintains positions in both the Southern Counties Cross Country League and the MABAC league. This involves active contribution to the monthly league committees and also generating interest and runners to compete in the matches. For many this becomes one of the first competitive races that members take part in. These extremely popular events provide opportunities for club members to compete in a friendly often beautiful, but muddy environment!
  1. Dedicated
  2. Supportive
  3. Fun

Nominee Details

Matt Jordan 07765 108790 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Deborah Helsby deborah.helsby@gmail.com 07899 795606 trained by Matt

Reasons for Nomination

Always helpful, caring, clearly knows his area and is great to work with. He keeps our work outs varied and interesting and he is conscious of all our individual needs and goals
  1. Innovative
  2. Caring
  3. Professional

Nominee Details

Matt Jordan 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Nicholas Durston nbdurston@gmail.com 07789993232 Client

Reasons for Nomination

Matt helped me by creating a fitness regime which enabled me to reach my goals of reducing my body fat, increasing my strength and fitness.
  1. Motivational
  2. Focused
  3. Measured

Nominee Details

Shaun Moorey 07824448529 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Richard Withers richardjwithers@googlemail.com 07824448529 Coach at club

Reasons for Nomination

1. Since 2012 Shaun has significantly developed grassroots around Godalming on an entirely voumtary basis. He is Chairman, Club Secretary, assistant welfare officer and also coaches a side for Milford Pumas. The club provides well managed safe football for boys, girls and young people from age 6 to 18. His commitment is nothing short of inspirational - he is involved in every facet of the club and can often be found as the first person there on a Saturday morning to help with under 6 football and the last one to leave after all other age groups have played their matches/trained. 2. Shaun has helped develop the club to be renowned locally for providing safe inclusive footballing opportunity to all; it is not elitist. There is equality of opportunity; no child is excluded. The spirit and ethos of an organisation comes from its leaders and Shaun is inspirational in his commitment to and delivery of opportunity for all. 3. The club has over 500 players this year increasing in number year on year (far beyond what might even have been expected 3-4 years ago). Since his stewardship thousands of local children and young people have enjoyed their football. And that means that Shaun has an unenviable amount of admin, regulation, organisation and man management to perform every week! 4. Finally, I would like to highlight Shaun's great skill in helping ensure that Milford Pumas continues to be both a community-aligned club, but also a club that lives up to its status as a F.A. chartered football club. Shaun inspires large numbers of parents to join up to help coach and administer the club every year, whilst also emphasising the importance of ensuring that those coaches commit the time and energy to obtain the required qualifications and inspire the next generation of grassroots football players. As someone who has progressed from a supportive touchline parent to a coach of an under 8s team, I can testify to the fact that I (like many others) only made this journey as a result of the encouragement and assistance of Shaun.
  1. Inspirational
  2. Committed
  3. Selfless

Charterhouse Club Sports Personality of the Year

Nominee Details

Yasmina Hasan 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Athar Ali Shareef atharshareef@aol.com Nominee's great uncle

Reasons for Nomination

Yasmina has won numerous awards and has brought credit to her family. We are all extremely proud of her achievements, and the maturity, dedication and enthusiasm she has shown.
  1. Enthusiastic
  2. Determined
  3. Mature

Nominee Details

Shaun Moorey N/A

Nominator Details

Karen Barham karenbarham@barlowrobbins.com Committee member

Reasons for Nomination

1. Since 2012 Shaun has taken grassroots football to another level. He is Chairman, club Secretary and assistant welfare office; he also coaches a side. The club provides well managed safe football for boys, girls and young people from age 6 to 18. His commitment is without equal (he soaks up the work load like a physio's magic sponge) 2. The club provides safe inclusive footballing opportunity to all; it is not elitist. There is equality of opportunity; no child is excluded and relegated to the touch line watching 'the talent' on the pitch wondering if they'll ever get picked. The spirit and ethos of an organisation comes from its leaders and Shaun is inspirational in his commitment to and delivery of opportunity for all 3. The club has over 500 players this year increasing in number year on year. Since his stewardship thousands of local children and young people have enjoyed their football. He is the gift that just keeps giving Finally I would like to add that this has not been an easy week for football after the horrendous racial abuse of England's black players in Bulgaria. However it is a timely reminder that we have come so far in this country. Grassroots football has and will continue to play its part in teaching a generation to respect one another regardless of colour, greed, gender etc.
  1. A human dynamo
  2. Relentless
  3. Humbling

Nominee Details

Shaun Moorey N/A

Nominator Details

Karen Barham karenbarham@barlowrobbins.com Committee member

Reasons for Nomination

1. Since 2012 Shaun has taken grassroots football to another level. He is Chairman, club Secretary and assistant welfare office; he also coaches a side. The club provides well managed safe football for boys, girls and young people from age 6 to 18. His commitment is without equal (he soaks up the work load like a physio's magic sponge) 2. The club provides safe inclusive footballing opportunity to all; it is not elitist. There is equality of opportunity; no child is excluded and relegated to the touch line watching 'the talent' on the pitch wondering if they'll ever get picked. The spirit and ethos of an organisation comes from its leaders and Shaun is inspirational in his commitment to and delivery of opportunity for all 3. The club has over 500 players this year increasing in number year on year. Since his stewardship thousands of local children and young people have enjoyed their football. He is the gift that just keeps giving Finally I would like to add that this has not been an easy week for football after the horrendous racial abuse of England's black players in Bulgaria. However it is a timely reminder that we have come so far in this country. Grassroots football has and will continue to play its part in teaching a generation to respect one another regardless of colour, greed, gender etc.
  1. A human dynamo
  2. Relentless
  3. Humbling

Nominee Details

James Williamson 07523094216 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Neil Boosey chairman@waverleyharriers.co.uk 07770660043 James is a member of the club

Reasons for Nomination

Charterhouse Club Sports Personality of the Year James Williamson (Waverley Harriers) Amateur athlete, took up triathlon 4 years ago. His incredible commitment to training and developing each discipline brought him early success through the shorter forms of the sport. Then in August 2019, in the Tenby Wales Iron Man event James came 4th in the 30M category and 26th overall, out of 1876 competitors. This secured James Qualification for next years, Iron Man World Championships in Hawaii. Iron Man events are open to professional as well as Amateur athletes. James trains and competes around his full time work commitments, which further demonstrates his talent and commitment.
  1. Talented
  2. Self-aware
  3. Committed

Nominee Details

Daniel Hull 07745 494634 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Neil Boosey neilboosey@gmail.com 07770660043 Club member

Reasons for Nomination

Daniel Hull (Waverley Harriers) Age category winner of the England Masters half marathon in Madenhead, with a time of 72:58.This event was on the 1st Sept 2019, so it misses the official deadline by a day, however its very much part of this seasons achievements. To compete in this event Daniel had qualified through previous round through the year. With a busy job and young family, Dan is also an active member of the club. He can regularly been seen pushing his daughters buggy around the streets of Godalming, or local park runs, at great speed.
  1. Dedicated
  2. Friendly
  3. Hard working

Go Godalming Association Young Sports Team of the Year

Nominee Details

Barrow Hills U11 Hockey Team 18 years or under

Nominator Details

James Clarke Jcl@barrowhills.org Coach and teacher

Reasons for Nomination

This U11 Hockey team have exceeded expectations through extremely hard work and resilience. The team of eight boys, with only two club hockey players in it, have won the highest level tournament of their age group for schools; the 'In2Hockey South East Regional Competition'. The team entered the Surrey cup where they played some really strong local teams, narrowly losing in the finals to Cranleigh after extra time and sudden death penalty flicks. Ultimately the team made it into the regional competition facing the top two teams from each county including Surrey, Sussex, Oxford, Kent, Hampshire, London and Berkshire. The boys had a really tough group playing some huge schools with far more children from which to make the team selection in comparison to Barrow Hills. The boys fought really hard in the group stages and made it through. They then faced Cranleigh in the semi-finals of the Regional Cup and triumphed thus proving just how resilient they are. This is much further than our school had ever been in the U11 tournament. We started in the final slowly and went down by two goals very quickly. However, the boys had such great resilience and fight that they ran, worked and played hard to get two goals back making it 2-2. Our goalie made some brilliant saves to keep us in the game and Barrow Hills kept working and scored the all important third goal giving them the all important lead. The final whistle went and the boys almost couldn't believe what they had achieved. They celebrated and generously commiserated and cheered their opposition. The smiles on the boys' faces were overwhelming when they received their medals.
  1. Resilient
  2. Scholarly
  3. Determined

Nominee Details

Milford Pumas Youth FC Under 10 Age Group N/A

Nominator Details

Alpa Cox alpacox@yahoo.com On the Club Committee

Reasons for Nomination

With 64 players now in this single age group spread between 6 teams, the managers work extremely hard to ensure all players have a safe fun environment to play football in. They all play fairly on the pitch, showing respect and a good sporting attitude towards the opposition. Kevin Goodman the age group organiser is extremely dedicated to his role and supported by 5 other managers, they ensure the players are happy and are in the right teams to suit their personal and individual needs.
  1. Good attitude
  2. Enthusiastic
  3. Fair

Nominee Details

Elstead Riding Club Junior Team - Annabelle Tavener, Callie Rickwood, Lily Amero and Sydney Aldred 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Penny Jann penny.jann@btinternet.com Team manager

Reasons for Nomination

I am nominating the Elstead Riding Club Junior team members (Annabelle, Callie, Lily and Sydney) for this award for their outstanding achievements in the past year as well as demonstrating significant improvement since their first attempts at riding club teams in 2016/17. In September 2018 the team won the British Riding Clubs Junior 70cm Show Jumping Championship at Lincolnshire Showground where they competed against other teams from the whole of the UK. All four jumped at least one clear round helping the team to victory. As well as the team 1st, Lily was placed individual 2nd. The team was also 4th in the Team of Four Dressage - a competition where all four ride in the arena at the same time, keeping closely together during the six minute test. In October 2018 the team won the Surrey Area Dressage & Show Jumping qualifier for the BRC Festival of the Horse championship in May. They also did well at the BRC national winter championships in April 2019, where Lily was 2nd in the 80cm Show Jumping and Sydney 8th in the Dressage. All four qualified in June 2019 for the British Riding Clubs National Championships, travelling to Lincoln at the end of August where they all jumped well and came home with top ten rosettes at various different SJ heights up to 90cm. Their improvement over the past three years has been remarkable, gaining confidence as they have jumped higher and progressed to more demanding dressage tests. During this time they have demonstrated a great sporting attitude as well as supporting each other during training and at competitions. They are a credit to the club.
  1. enthusiastic
  2. determined
  3. improved

Nominee Details

St Catherine’s School Inter Athletics Team 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Laura Cox laura.cox@stcatherines.info 07796901948 Head Coach

Reasons for Nomination

The St Catherine’s Inter Athletics team I think completely fit and even exceed the criteria for this award. A supremely talented group of young athletes, they not only committed hard to their own training but showed supreme dedication to the school athletics club, acting as role models for the younger girls and helping them with their training. The girls competed in the English Schools Athletics Association Track and Field Cup. After winning the county qualifying round they went on to compete at the South East Regional Finals where they came joint first. This score was then bettered at the National Finals where they performed to an exceptional standard and placed 4th in the country and top in the South East. This is a huge achievement for the girls and the athletics programme as a whole and I am so proud of them. The girls that are too old to compete next year have already volunteered to assistant coach next season to help the younger students. An absolutely outstanding group of athletes.
  1. Determined
  2. Committed
  3. Role Models

Nominee Details

St Catherine's Junior Swimming Team 18 years or under

Nominator Details

emily mcwilliam emily.mcwilliam@stcatherines.info 01483 893363 teacher

Reasons for Nomination

For the first time in the schools history this swimming team had an undefeated schools season and some top results in high level competitions. They finished second in both the medley and freestyle relay at the Surrey relays and qualified for the National finals held at the London Aquatic centre. This made them the top 30 out of 300+ schools that tried to qualify. At the National finals they made the finals and finished 4th in the freestyle relay and an even better 3rd in the Medley relay. They went on to all finish in the top 5 at the Surrey individual gala and their points accumulation made them the best team overall. Their success continued winning the Girls School Association gala for our area and being crowned champions in the Guildford and district swimming gala. Their enthusiasm and dedication truly paid off having the most outstanding season
  1. Dedicated
  2. Focussed
  3. Enthusiastic

Long Service Award

Nominee Details

John McKenna 07958 305495 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Neil Boosey neilboosey@gmail.com 07770660043 club member

Reasons for Nomination

Since joining the club 5 years ago, John McKenna has performed numerous volunteering roles within Waverley Harriers, including the role of Chairman for 3 years. During this time the club has doubled in size to over 200 active members with local members of the community learning to run for the first time and progressing through to seriously competitive athletes at local, regional and international events. Since joining WH, and being an excellent athlete in his own right, he has qualified as a Leader in Running Fitness and more recently become a Coach in Running Fitness giving many hours of his time to creating and delivering technical track sessions to help all members to improve their running. John’s hard work has been instrumental in building the governance routines and processes required for a large and growing membership. Of particular importance John’s focus on Safeguarding and Wellbeing for all members has enabled the club to become more diverse and aligned to the community (50/50 male female membership). His commitment to continuing this work will help the club to become more accessible and to safely grow the membership of this club in the heart of Godalming community. John supports the work of other run leaders and has played a coach development role, freely giving advice to those looking to progress on a coaching journey to support the club. John also helps regularly in promoting and supporting the Godalming Run and at local parkruns where he has taken on a number of volunteering roles and he is now a Run Director for the Cranleigh juniors parkrun. Alongside this, John also sets a great example to the club in maintaining his own training with this year succeeding in completing the 100mile South Downs Way Run (yes, 100 miles in one go) in 20 hours.
  1. Dedicated
  2. Thoughtful
  3. Selfless

Nominee Details

Shaun Moorey 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Richard Withers richardjwithers@googlemail.com 07824448529 Coach at club

Reasons for Nomination

1. Since 2012 Shaun has significantly developed grassroots around Godalming on an entirely voluntary basis. He is Chairman, Club Secretary, assistant welfare officer and also coaches a side for Milford Pumas. The club provides well managed safe football for boys, girls and young people from age 6 to 18. His commitment is nothing short of inspirational - he is involved in every facet of the club and can often be found as the first person there on a Saturday morning to help with under 6 football and the last one to leave after all other age groups have played their matches/trained. 2. Shaun has helped develop the club to be renowned locally for providing safe inclusive footballing opportunity to all; it is not elitist. There is equality of opportunity; no child is excluded. The spirit and ethos of an organisation comes from its leaders and Shaun is inspirational in his commitment to and delivery of opportunity for all. 3. The club has over 500 players this year increasing in number year on year (far beyond what might even have been expected 3-4 years ago). Since his stewardship thousands of local children and young people have enjoyed their football. And that means that Shaun has an unenviable amount of admin, regulation, organisation and man management to perform every week! 4. Finally, I would like to highlight Shaun's great skill in helping ensure that Milford Pumas continues to be both a community-aligned club, but also a club that lives up to its status as a F.A. chartered football club. Shaun inspires large numbers of parents to join up to help coach and administer the club every year, whilst also emphasising the importance of ensuring that those coaches commit the time and energy to obtain the required qualifications and inspire the next generation of grassroots football players. As someone who has progressed from a supportive touchline parent to a coach of an under 8s team, I can testify to the fact that I (like many others) only made this journey as a result of the encouragement and assistance of Shaun.
  1. Inspirational
  2. Committed
  3. Selfless

Specsavers Sport Development Award

Nominee Details

Matt Hull 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Jo Hull manson999@hotmail.com Wife

Reasons for Nomination

My husband is the Assistant Head teacher at Broadwater school. He not only is a brilliant leader and inspirational teacher in the classroom but also in the gym. Matt has been a power lifter for over 20 years and has knowledge of the sport that surpasses many PT’s in the area. Everything Thursday after school he dedicates his time to the boys in the upper school who want to compete in lifting too and release some energy that may be unwisely used outside of school. He takes a group of between 10-15 boys and teaches about correct lifting techniques, healthy diet and lifestyle and most importantly he teaches them how to support, assist and encourage one another. Many of the boys have behavioural issues and lack of self confidence. Hi has single handily given them something to focus on and strive for. He does a brilliant job, he trains them every week and for some of them it’s their highlight!! He deserves to be recognised.
  1. Selfless
  2. Dedicated
  3. Resilient

Nominee Details

Shaun Moorey 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Alpa Cox alpacox@yahoo.com On the Club Committee

Reasons for Nomination

Milford Pumas Youth FC has been going since 1989 but has rapidly increased in size with nearly 550 boys and girls from U5 to U18 playing in youth community football. His commitment and dedication to the Club as a volunteer is incredible and he has put the time and energy in to ensure we have local facilities to train and play matches. The club ethos of ensuring all children of all abilities are able to play football has been drilled in to all club officials by Shaun and he reiterates this at every meeting - we are not looking for Eilte players or to win - we just want to give the local children as place to enjoy football in a safe and fun environment. This ethos has definitely contributed to our growth in the past couple of years and is no doubt why so many come to us from other clubs which they may have found too competitive. He has also made extra effort to ensure the girls teams were developed and given the support it needed to flourish - a huge benefit to the community in itself.
  1. Committed
  2. Exceptional values
  3. Selfless

Nominee Details

Shaun Moorey Chairman Milford Pumas Football Club N/A

Nominator Details

Karen Barham karenbarham@barlowrobbins.com Committee member (I am Child Welfare Officer)

Reasons for Nomination

1. Since 2012 Shaun has taken grassroots football to another level. He is Chairman, club Secretary and assistant welfare office; he also coaches a side. The club provides well managed safe football for boys, girls and young people from age 6 to 18. His commitment and is without equal (he soaks up the work load like a physio's magic sponge) 2. The club provides safe inclusive footballing opportunity to all; it is not elitist. There is equality of opportunity; no child is excluded and relegated to the touch line watching 'the talent' on the pitch wondering if they'll ever get picked. The spirit and ethos of an organisation comes from its leaders and Shaun is inspirational in his commitment to and delivery of opportunity for all 3. The club has over 500 players this year increasing in number year on year. Since his stewardship thousands of local children and young people have enjoyed their football. He is the gift that just keeps giving Finally I would like to add that this has not been an easy week for football after the horrendous racial abuse of England's black players in Bulgaria. However it is a timely reminder that we have come so far in this country. Grassroots football has and will continue to play its part in teaching a generation to respect one another regardless of colour, greed, gender etc.
  1. A human dynamo
  2. Generous of his time
  3. A local hero

Nominee Details

Kate Lees 07980 417831 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Neil Boosey neilboosey@gmail.com 07770660043 club member

Reasons for Nomination

Waverley Harriers Couch to 5 K initiative: Kate Lees, Nikki Legg, Len Phillips and Graham Sampson. The team has led couch to 5K programmes for the club introducing 20 new runners to the sport in a safe and enjoyable way. They have organised additional volunteers from the club membership giving many more people an insight into coaching and leadership. This has grown participation in running in Godalming at all levels from new runners to those returning to the sport. The couch to 5k programme trains and mentors runners over a 10 week course, ready for graduation at parkrun. Particular recognition is deserved by Nikki, who completed C2K5 herself, joined Waverley Harriers and, inspired by the team, has undertaken the Leader in Running Fitness qualification form England Athletics to develop her coaching. This year saw an increase in participants over the duration of the course compared to last year and the team created a follow-on course to give couch to 5K graduates the confidence to continue running and to join in fully with Waverley Harriers activities. Due to popular demand, the team have planned an extra programme to start later in 2019.
  1. generous
  2. dedicated
  3. fun

Nominee Details

Gary Lee 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Neil Boosey neilboosey@gmail.com 07770660043 club member

Reasons for Nomination

Gary is a volunteer leader for Waverley Harriers. Since gaining his Leader in Running Fitness qualification he has taken on many different sessions for the club to meet the needs of as many different people as possible. This has included well-prepared and inventive track sessions, hills sessions throughout the summer and longer, more social runs: always helping club members to develop into better runners. Not only that, but he also spearheads the social side of the club, ensuring that there is a supportive side of the club for anyone who can't run at that moment - perhaps due to injury - an important aspect of managing mental as well as physical health; as well as creating a community for runners of all standards to share their achievements. He has included club members in international running escapades and always leads by example being a regular parkrunner and taking on all distances up to ultra marathons. Gary's enthusiasm and technical direction has supported club Waverley Harriers to participate in two cross country leagues, have representatives in 100 mile races, represent England at Masters level and the Godalming Town Carnival.
  1. Enthusiastic
  2. Hard working
  3. Dedicated

Nominee Details

Helen Askew & Laura Woodward 07900454891 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Neil Boosey neilboosey@gmail.com 07770660043 club members

Reasons for Nomination

Helen & Laura are members of Waverley Harriers running club and Start Godalming run community group. This year they organised the Godalming Staycation run on the 3rd of August. This was a 5K and 2.5K run around Broadwater lake and the park.New to organsing such events Helen and Laura managed it brilliantly. Working with local stakholders to gain permission for use of the route, though arranging insurance and co-ordinating 20+ volunteers. On the day the event was a terrific success with approx 100 participants enjoying the great weather and support from Helen Laura and all the volunteers. They even arranged for the Lady Mayor to present finishers medals!
  1. Public spirited
  2. Dedicated
  3. comitted

Nominee Details

Shaun Moorey 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Richard Withers richardjwithers@googlemail.com 07824448529 Coach at club

Reasons for Nomination

1. Since 2012 Shaun has significantly developed grassroots around Godalming. He is Chairman, Club Secretary, assistant welfare officer and also coaches a side for Milford Pumas. The club provides well managed safe football for boys, girls and young people from age 6 to 18. His commitment is nothing short of inspirational - he is involved in every facet of the club and can often be found as the first person there on a Saturday morning to help with under 6 football and the last one to leave after all other age groups have played their matches/trained. 2. Shaun has helped develop the club to be renowned locally for providing safe inclusive footballing opportunity to all; it is not elitist. There is equality of opportunity; no child is excluded. The spirit and ethos of an organisation comes from its leaders and Shaun is inspirational in his commitment to and delivery of opportunity for all. 3. The club has over 500 players this year increasing in number year on year (far beyond what might even have been expected 3-4 years ago). Since his stewardship thousands of local children and young people have enjoyed their football. And that means that Shaun has an unenviable amount of admin, regulation, organisation and man management to perform every week! 4. Finally, I would like to highlight Shaun's great skill in helping ensure that Milford Pumas continues to be both a community-aligned club, but also a club that lives up to its status as a F.A. chartered football club. Shaun inspires large numbers of parents to join up to help coach and administer the club every year, whilst also emphasising the importance of ensuring that those coaches commit the time and energy to obtain the required qualifications and inspire the next generation of grassroots football players. As someone who has progressed from a supportive touchline parent to a coach of an under 8s team, I can testify to the fact that I (like many others) only made this journey as a result of the encouragement and assistance of Shaun.
  1. Inspirational
  2. Committed
  3. Selfless

Sports Club of the Year

Nominee Details

Peter Hirons 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Arron Lock arron.lock@gmail.com Colleague

Reasons for Nomination

FYFC is a volunteer-led youth football club with over 430 kids aged from 5 to 16. The club has grown significantly over the past 2-3 years with a collaboration with Chelsea FC Foundation and the recent investment in getting Girls football off the ground at the Club. The club is run by 8 volunteers who give a huge amount of their time to maintaining a safe and fun place for kids in the Godalming area to play and enjoy football. There is an extended network of coaches and managers who also give up their time to make sure that everyone gets a similar level of training and competitive matches. FYFC also runs a number of community events (Bonfire and Fireworks night, for example) to raise money and give something back to the community as a whole.
  1. Passionate
  2. Community
  3. Volunteer

Nominee Details

Roberto Nieman 07463735532 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Roberto Nieman robertonieman@icloud.com 07463735532 Family Friend

Reasons for Nomination

Her incredible will to be the best she can with her bowls well juggling school work on the side. Being chosen for England youth trials is a fantastic achievement and should be recognised.
  1. Funny
  2. Hard Working
  3. Talentes

Surrey Playing Fields Young Volunteer of the Year

Nominee Details

Matthew Pond-Kellett 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Tom Crowe Tom.crowe@waverley.gov.uk Project Organiser

Reasons for Nomination

During the 2019 Specsavers Surrey Youth Games, Waverley Borough Council utilised enthusiastic local young people to become young ambassadors. Their role as an ambassador was to promote the benefits of physical activity and the advantages of getting involved in the games. Matthew was accepted as a Young Ambassador and volunteered to use their time to the inspire others to take part and try something new. They embodied the spirit of the games devoting their time to allow others to understand the opportunities available through the games. Matthew gained and used existing skills to deliver: - Held an assembly in front of year 4 explaining the games. - Distributed leaflets to their own school As a result of their efforts Team Waverley saw considerable increase participation. Leading to more people able to experience a new sport. The effort which Matthew inputted was invaluable to the success of the Specsavers Surrey Youth Games.
  1. Resourceful
  2. Creative
  3. Enthusiastic

Nominee Details

Georgina Sheppard 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Tom Crowe Tom.crowe@waverley.gov.uk Project Organiser

Reasons for Nomination

During the 2019 Specsavers Surrey Youth Games, Waverley Borough Council utilised enthusiastic local young people to become young ambassadors. Their role as an ambassador was to promote the benefits of physical activity and the advantages of getting involved in the games. Georgina was accepted as a Young Ambassador and volunteered to use their time to the inspire others to take part and try something new. They embodied the spirit of the games devoting their time to allow others to understand the opportunities available through the games. Georgina gained and used existing skills to deliver: - Delivered an assembly to their whole school. - Distributed leaflets to a variety of locations includes out of school clubs and their school. - Promoted the games via various promotional methods. As a result of their efforts Team Waverley saw considerable increase participation. Leading to more people able to experience a new sport. The effort which Georgina inputted was invaluable to the success of the Specsavers Surrey Youth Games.
  1. Resourceful
  2. Creative
  3. Enthusiastic

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Aisling Condren 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Tom Crowe tom.crowe@waverley.gov.uk Project Organiser

Reasons for Nomination

During the 2019 Specsavers Surrey Youth Games, Waverley Borough Council utilised enthusiastic local young people to become young ambassadors. Their role as an ambassador was to promote the benefits of physical activity and the advantages of getting involved in the games. Aisling was accepted as a Young Ambassador and volunteered to use their time to the inspire others to take part and try something new. They embodied the spirit of the games devoting their time to allow others to understand the opportunities available through the games. Aisling gained and used existing skills to deliver: - Delivered an assembly to the whole of their school. - Distributed leaflets to their whole school. As a result of their efforts Team Waverley saw considerable increase participation. Leading to more people able to experience a new sport. The effort which Aisling inputted was invaluable to the success of the Specsavers Surrey Youth Games.
  1. Resourceful
  2. Creative
  3. Enthusiastic

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Sofia Hawkins 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Tom Crowe tom.crowe@waverley.gov.uk Project Organiser

Reasons for Nomination

During the 2019 Specsavers Surrey Youth Games, Waverley Borough Council utilised enthusiastic local young people to become young ambassadors. Their role as an ambassador was to promote the benefits of physical activity and the advantages of getting involved in the games. Sofia was accepted as a Young Ambassador and volunteered to use their time to the inspire others to take part and try something new. They embodied the spirit of the games devoting their time to allow others to understand the opportunities available through the games. Sofia gained and used existing skills to deliver: - Delivered an multiple assemblies to their whole school, year and outside organisations. - Used multiple promotion techniques, including social media to advertise the games. - Walked around the entire high street, delivering leaflets to multiple locations. - Having multiple conversations with a variety of people to be an ambassador for the games. As a result of their efforts Team Waverley saw considerable increase participation. Leading to more people able to experience a new sport. The effort which Sofia inputted was invaluable to the success of the Specsavers Surrey Youth Games.
  1. Creative
  2. Resourceful
  3. Enthusiastic

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Lola White 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Tom Crowe tom.crowe@waverley.gov.uk Project Organiser

Reasons for Nomination

During the 2019 Specsavers Surrey Youth Games, Waverley Borough Council utilised enthusiastic local young people to become young ambassadors. Their role as an ambassador was to promote the benefits of physical activity and the advantages of getting involved in the games. Lola was accepted as a Young Ambassador and volunteered to use their time to the inspire others to take part and try something new. They embodied the spirit of the games devoting their time to allow others to understand the opportunities available through the games. Lola gained and used existing skills to deliver: - Delivered multiple assemblies to a variety of organisations such as their school. - Promoted the games via distributing leaflets to multiple locations. - Had multiple conversations with a variety of people to promote the games. As a result of their efforts Team Waverley saw considerable increase participation. Leading to more people able to experience a new sport. The effort which Lola inputted was invaluable to the success of the Specsavers Surrey Youth Games.
  1. Creative
  2. Enthusiastic
  3. Resourceful

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Ines Duran Higginson 18 years or under

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Simon Brown simmotino@hotmail.com Club Chairman

Reasons for Nomination

Ines joined Farncombe Wanderers in our inaugural season of running junior girls' coaching 6 years ago, having only ever participated in cricket twice at school. Over the past 6 years, Ines has shown incredible dedication and tenacity to become a very capable cricketer who has attended Surrey Junior trials twice and will be starting for the Senior 1st XI next season thanks to her eagerness to practice and her hard work. Not only has her cricketing ability flourished, but she has also evolved into a natural leader and role model for the other girls and juniors at the club and is also now a young ambassador for the club and heavily involved with our All Stars coaching programme each week. Efforts which were recognised by Surrey County Cricket Club this year with the award of the OSCA for Young Volunteer. An incredible achievement in such a short space of time. As Chairman I am incredibly proud to have Ines at our club, and even more proud of what she has achieved in such a short space of time on a personal level. Her continued dedication and enthusiasm for the cricket club is contagious and I have no doubt in my mind that she is destined for great things in the future, both at Farncombe Wanderers and on the wider stage.
  1. Enthusiastic
  2. Dedicated
  3. Determined

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Shaun Moorey 19 years or over

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Alistair Brew alistair.brew@bgf.co.uk I am an age group manager in the club

Reasons for Nomination

Since 2012, Shaun has worked tirelessly to grow Milford Pumas FC, which provides well managed safe football for boys and girls from 6 to 18, to where it is today. He is Chairman, club secretary and assistant welfare officer. The club now has over 500 players this year increasing in number year on year. Since his stewardship thousands of local children and young people have enjoyed their football. He is the gift that just keeps giving. I commend this candidate to you for the award of Active Surrey Coach, Leader / Instructor of the Year. Thank you
  1. Tireless
  2. Selfless
  3. Humorous

Trade Direct Insurance Young Sports Personality of the Year

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Hannah Sollars 18 years or under

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Tony Sollars tony.sollars@gmail.com Father

Reasons for Nomination

I'm nominating my daughter Hannah based on the effort and her performances in her chosen sport which have led to her being selected for the England Ladies U17 roller hockey squad for the Euro Cup (due to be held in Matera, Italy in December). (See https://www.englandrinkhockey.com/news/ladies-under-17-final-squad-for-euro-cup-2019/ ) Hannah started playing at Farnham Roller Hockey Club around the time of her 8th birthday, 7 years ago. She developed quickly and soon got spotted by the England Coach, Carlos Amaral, and invited to the monthly National Training sessions in Peterborough around 5 years ago. She has worked hard at the National Training and progressed through the levels until reaching the top level around a year ago. Her dedication and work ethic has been shown by the fact that she has only missed 1 National Training session in those five years due to illness. Her attitude has been first class, on and off rink, and she is known for her honesty on the rink as well. She is a very unselfish team player and a great asset to her side. She continues to train at Farnham, and helps with coaching/developing the younger ones, and has helped to inspire the next generation of girls at Farnham who are hoping to emulate Hannah in earning National selection in the next few years. She has recently been signed for the forthcoming season by one of the top clubs in the country, based in Ely, Cambridgeshire, and will be part of their Ladies teams at Seniors/U17s, and the mixed team at U15s.
  1. Dedicated
  2. Hard-working
  3. Unselfish

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Yasmina Hasan 18 years or under

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Minhaj Hasan min_hasan@yahoo.co.uk Father

Reasons for Nomination

Despite her GCSE's Yasmina has made huge strides from 2018 to 2019 & the icing on the cake being selected for England Youth Academy, which no one under the jurisdiction of SG has ever achieved this. This is what Yasmina has achieved this season: Selected for England Youth Academy Won Surrey Junior pairs Won Sport Godalming Trophy Played for Surrey Under 31's Amy Rose team Semi finalist in Hong Kong friendly international Youngest to play in Friends of England Executive bowls game
  1. Passionate
  2. Conscientious
  3. Competitive

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Yasmina Hasan 18 years or under

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Sandy Hasan xenia13@hotmail.co.uk Mother

Reasons for Nomination

Yasmina has done very well this year. Done exceedingly well in GCSE & then focused on bowls & plenty of achievements - the best being selected for England Youth Academy. Many counties nominated their best youngsters, which was short listed to 16 girls & then only 8 were selected. Also achieved the following: Selected for England Youth Academy Surrey Junior pairs Sport Godalming Trophy Selected for Amy Rose team Semi finalist in Hong Kong friendly international Youngest to play in Friends of England bowls
  1. Focused
  2. Dedicated
  3. Intelligent

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Yasmina Hasan 18 years or under

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Saheed Khan biryani4@yahoo.co.uk Gymnastics Instructor

Reasons for Nomination

I taught Yasmina gymnastics from a very young age. Suddenly she stopped gymnastics & swimming & said that all she wants to do is play lawn bowls. Her dedication & transformation to this unique sport from the age of 11 to now, has been amazing & the pride she has brought to Godalming can never be questioned Besides winning Surrey junior pairs & Sport Godalming trophy where she beat previous champion ( I watched this game), and then to get selected for the England academy, is an outstanding achievement. Yasmina has been representing Surrey Ladies under 31's now for 3 years in Amy Rose trophy, played at Nationals. Any person will feel elated representing their club and its a huge step to represent their county but nothing can beat when one is selected to England Youth Academy I have no hesitation in nominating her as no youngster from Godalming has achieved so much in bowls, conducted herself so well & is a fabulous ambassador and an inspiration to many youngsters.
  1. Dedicated
  2. Professional
  3. Hilarious

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Yasmina Hasan 18 years or under

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Pam Garden pamelagarden@btinternet.com Friend & Bowls Mentor

Reasons for Nomination

Winner of Surrey County Junior pairs Winner of Sport Godalming Trophy 3rd consecutive year being selected for the County Amy Rose team Semi finalist in a friendly v Hong Kong internationalists Short listed & Selected for England Youth Academy
  1. Star
  2. In
  3. Making

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yasmina hasan 18 years or under

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martin payne martinlpayne@yahoo.co.uk junior team manager egham indoor bowls

Reasons for Nomination

i have had the pleasure of working and coaching yazmina over the past year and have seen her grow in her ability and attitude towards the game of bowls both outdoors and indoors she has won the surrey junior pairs with her partner and was selected to be part of the surrey under 31 amy rose squad which along with being in the sutton winson under 18 singles has aloud her to be at leamington your the the bowls england national finals in three different competions. this the reason why she was put forward for the bowls england youth academy trail and has now been selected in the final 16 in england to attend the academy in march 2020 she has been a memeber of egham's junior bowls section and played in the national indoor double triples squad she is always keen to learn and progress in the game of bowls which i hope will continue for many more years
  1. talented
  2. team player
  3. encouraging

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Yasmina Hasan 18 years or under

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Rameen Hasan Rameenhasan@googlemail.com Brother

Reasons for Nomination

I used to swim and I know how hard it is to excel in any sport but to be selected for England Youth Academy, is unbelievable. We have seen her grow & her passion & determination to be the best in bowls is unbelievable. Every year she has matured & fears no other bowler. Winning Sports Godalming trophy & Surrey Junior pairs will always rank very highly but to be a part of the England Youth Academy where only 8 girls from all over England were selected, is the perfect end to her season. We all look forward to next year when she will don the England colours.
  1. Fighter
  2. Determined
  3. Thoughtful

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Yasmina Hasan 18 years or under

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Debbie Souter dobeyhere1@aol.com Manager of Surrey Ladies Under 31's & Juniors

Reasons for Nomination

I manage Surrey Under 31 Ladies & Juniors. I first saw Yasmina in 2017 & noticed her talent & immediately selected her for the prestigious Amy Rose Trophy - a National event for Under 31 ladies, where Surrey lost in semi finals. I have since seen Yasmina mature - she's very dedicated, intelligent, can handle pressure & never shies away from learning. She observes all the big players & has developed her own game. In team games, I have used Yasmina as lead or 2 & never been disappointed. Despite her GCSE's, she has done very well by winning Surrey Junior pairs (played very well in Nationals against very experienced girls), winning Sport Godalming Trophy, was again part of Amy Rose team & then to be selected for England Youth Academy, has made Surrey & me, very proud. The competition in juniors is very tough & all counties had nominated their best youngsters & to be selected for England academy, is a huge achievement. As a keen bowler & who has been to several Nationals, I personally think she has a great future. She is an excellent team player & found her to be very pleasant & polite. I sincerely wish her the very best
  1. Determined
  2. Polite
  3. Intelligent

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Yasmina Hasan 18 years or under

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Charlotte Lloyd cstrange@rodborough.surrey.sch.uk Teacher

Reasons for Nomination

Yaz is a passionate, hard working and delightful young lady. Yaz successfully juggles her commitment to her A Level studies as well as her determination to succeed in bowls. Yaz's 'can do' attitude and positive attitude is infectious. Most recently Yaz has been selected for the England Youth Academy which is fantastic!
  1. Determined
  2. Passionate
  3. Wonderful

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Yasmina Hasan 18 years or under

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Kate Watson kwatson@rodborough.surrey.sch.uk Ex Teacher

Reasons for Nomination

For her determination and perseverance to be the best she can and always with a smile. She has won a couple of awards and has been selected for the England Youth Academy.
  1. Determined
  2. Motivated
  3. Inspirational

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Yasmina Hasan 18 years or under

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Benjamin Garden bengarden48@yahoo.com Friend

Reasons for Nomination

Won Surrey Junior pairs Won Sport Godalming Trophy Selected for Amy Rose team Selected for England Youth Academy
  1. Very
  2. Talented
  3. Youngster

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Yasmina Hasan 18 years or under

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Hannah Roberts hhr@godalming.ac.uk Teacher

Reasons for Nomination

I am nominating Yaz for her commitment to her sport including winning the Surrey Junior pairs and Sport Godalming Trophy. She was also selected for the Amy Rose team and the England Youth Academy
  1. Cheeful
  2. Hard working
  3. Dedicated

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Amelia Alder 18 years or under

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Chris Alder pocketfullofhorses@hotmail.com Father

Reasons for Nomination

I'd like to nominate my daughter Amelia, who took up Judo when she started at Busbridge Junior School aged 8. She walked past a coaching session in the school hall and was hooked, making my wife wait for 40 minutes whilst she watched. Eventually, the coach (who runs Witley Judo) invited her in. Neither my wife or I have ever done any Judo and since then, it's all been driven by Milly. Milly quickly showed an aptitude for the sport, not just the physical side but as a good student, working hard to develop her skills. Milly started to complete in Surrey competitions and ended up winning the Surrey Youth Games in her weight category (winning the President's Cup for most dominant performance) and then going on to represent Surrey in the Inter Counties Judo competition against Sussex, Hampshire and Essex, winning all her matches. Milly continued to push herself, becoming British Schools Champion that year. In terms of the qualifying period, Milly became British Champion in her pre-cadet Under 36kg category in December of 2018. Since then she has completed in Europe, taken gold in the Kent International tournament and represented the South East in the British Teams Championship in Glasgow, winning all her matches to help the team take Gold. During the qualifying period, she is unbeaten in the UK in her weight category. Although it is out of the qualifying period, last month Milly took bronze in the Commonwealth Judo Championships in Wolverhampton. As a keen sportsman myself, what strikes me most about Milly is how hard working she is and how humble she is in her achievements. Milly is in her second year at Guildford High School and in addition to her studies, she takes part in a range of activities from cooking to representing the School in both Lacrosse and Netball, whilst still finding time for Judo training two nights a week and Saturday mornings. On occasion, Milly will do Lacrosse before school, Netball at lunch and Judo afterwards. I hope I have done this remarkable young lady justice here, I'd be very happy to discuss if needed.
  1. Humble
  2. Dedicated
  3. Happy

Nominee Details

Yasmina Hasan 18 years or under

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Jenny Hunter-Phillips jhp@godalming.ac.uk Senior Tutor

Reasons for Nomination

Surrey Junior pairs Sport Godalming Trophy Selected for Amy Rose team Selected for England Youth Academy She's also a wonderful, committed and polite student who is modest about her levels of success.
  1. Enthusiastic
  2. Charming
  3. Dedicated

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Joshua Lowmass 07749113064 18 years or under

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Kerry Fowler k.fowler@broadwater.surrey.sch.uk Teacher

Reasons for Nomination

Josh started Taekwon-do in 2008, aged 5. By 2011 he was competing across the U.K. In 2013 he was knick named the mini warrior. He has been competing for 8 years. Josh is the first Dan black belt, recently he has been training with the TIF England Taekwon-do team. Josh has been given the most valuable black belt in class award in 2015 and 2018, competitior of the year 2013 and 2014 and student of the year 2012. He competed in the 2017 European TIF Taekwon-do championships in Liverpool which was televised on YouTube and on Channel 4 on the 21sy May 2017 with an accompanying documentary about the sport. In 2018 Josh competed in the European ITF championships in Estonia in April where he is ranked 7 in Europe. Then in August he competed in The World championships in Minsk and is ranked 10 in the world. He has been selected to represent as part of the English National team at the forthcoming European championships in Italy. Recent Medals 2019 London open - Gold / Gold Welsh open - Gold / Silver LTSI - - Gold English open - Gold / Bronze 2018 BTF Championship - 2 Gold LTSI - Silver English open - Bronze Welsh open - Gold / bronze British Federation - Gold / bronze London open - Silver LTSI English open - Silver UK open - Gold / Silver / Bronze 2017 Welsch open - Gold LTSI - Bronze London open - Gold / Bronze BTF National championship - Double Gold UK open - Silver Josh also won 10 medals in 2016, all silver / gold in in England, Welsh, London, Scottish, UK and Midland open championships. 2015 he won 9 medals, 2014 3 medals, 2013 7 medals, 2012 - 3 medals, 2011 4 medals. Josh is a lovely, well mannered, polite pupil who always works hard and is a pleasure to teach.
  1. Hard working
  2. Polite
  3. Mature

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Sophie Hanna 18 years or under

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Tamsyn White tamsyn.white@stcatherines.info Teacher

Reasons for Nomination

Sophie Hanna qualified to represent the South East at an Inter Regional Triathlon competition at Mallory Park. The competition took place over two days with Saturday being the individual events and Sunday was the mixed relay. The South East team won both individual and relay competitions, meaning that Sophie came home with two gold medals!
  1. Dedicated
  2. Passionate
  3. Enthusiastic

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Yasmina Hasan 07786759823 18 years or under

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Khatija Hussain khatija_hussain@hotmail.com 07968595150 Aunt

Reasons for Nomination

Yasmina has made us proud to win all the competitions so far and seeing her so focus and dedication towards the game is an achievement by itself, hope she has a excellent carrier a head
  1. winner of surrey Junior Pairs
  2. Selected for Amy Rose team
  3. Selected for England youth academy

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Yasmina Hasan 18 years or under

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Liyaan liyaanh@hotmail.com 07871648150 Family

Reasons for Nomination

She had taken to bowls like a duck to water. Persistant in her love of the sport and never gives up playing even when faced with some close defeats.
  1. Determined
  2. Hard-working
  3. Persistant

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Yasmina Hasan 07786759812 18 years or under

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Rob Deal rob.deal@southessex.ac.uk 07921457404 Cousin

Reasons for Nomination

Yaz has just kept improving and demonstrates a passion for the sport which is a pleasure to watch. Her dedication to events all over the UK whilst maintaining a presence at club level reinforces her commitment to the sport of lawn bowls. She is the youngest to play in Friends of England bowls which again was a pleasure to watch a committed team of young women who are the future of the sport. She has played in the Surrey Junior pairs and won. You can see how much it means to her to win a game and a tournament and more to the point, winning as a team is a respective quality that is such a great thing to see in the world of competitive sport. I believe it is because of her demeanour and commitment that she has been selected for the Amy Rose team, semi finalist in Hong Kong friendly international.
  1. Supportive
  2. Dedicated
  3. Passionate

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Yasmina Hasan 07786759812 18 years or under

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Aurelia Reichardt Aureliareichardt@gmail.com 07713906557 friend

Reasons for Nomination

Yasmina is a dedicated player. Watching her play it becomes evident how passionate and committed she is to the sport. She is an inspirational individual, exceeding expectations in singles but especially in doubles or team events her spirit motivates the entire team and drives them to great achievements.
  1. Cheerful
  2. Driven
  3. Compassionate

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Yasmina Hasan 07786759812 18 years or under

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Nigel Deal patandnigel1980@hotmail.co.uk 01375404847 Uncle

Reasons for Nomination

Yasmina has gained several achievements in Bowls including playing for the Amy Rose trophy two years running. She has been picked to play Surrey Junior pairs and was a semi finalist in the Hong Kong friendly international match. Yasmina 17 years old today is the youngest to play in Friends of England bowls and has recently been selected for England Youth Academy. She has been the recipient of many trophies in the few years she has been playing and I see her as a rising star in the future, playing for England. Bowls England, I am sure, will be proud to have her amongst their ranks.
  1. Dedicated
  2. Motivated
  3. Reliable

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Bryony Bovell 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Laura Cox laura.cox@stcatherines.info 07796901948 Teacher

Reasons for Nomination

Bryony is an exceptional young sports woman with, I believe, a truly elite sporting career ahead of her. To me, she is a talent such as I haven’t really seen in 20 years of teaching- not only through natural ability, but through her commitment, determination and yet humility and humble attitude, despite her exceptional talents. She has had a very, very difficult year (severe parental illness) but has maintained her commitment to training and has demonstrated outstanding strength of character. Amongst all of the above- she has been instrumental in helping her U15 school lacrosse team win the National Championships, help the u16 school netball team qualify for regional finals for the first time in a decade, provide the top points total for the Inter Athletics team at the Regional and National Finals and also individually, placed within the top 10 Nationally in the long jump, when representing Surrey. She has shown leadership across all areas and is a true role model to all the girls in the school, even those in older years than she is. Bryony deserves this award and so much more. She is an absolute star.
  1. Resilient
  2. Humble
  3. Outstanding

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Sophie Moore 18 years or under

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emily mcwilliam emily.mcwilliam@stcatherines.info 01483 893363 teacher

Reasons for Nomination

Sophie entered into the Surrey age groups swimming championships with the hope of doing well in all the breast stroke races. She made it through all the preliminaries and into the finals. She finished 3rd in the 50m Breast stroke and 2nd in the 100m Breast stroke. Sophie went on the be crowned the surrey champion in the 200m Breast stroke. Her times were put forward and she qualified for the English National summer meet. she made it to the final of the 14 year olds and finished the 9th best 200m Breast stroke swimmer int he country.
  1. Enthusiastic
  2. Dedicated
  3. Driven

Volunteer of the Year

Nominee Details

Josie Wheeler 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Tom Crowe tom.crowe@Waverley.gov.uk Project Organiser

Reasons for Nomination

The Cranleigh Friday Night project (FNP) is a youth club based in Cranleigh Leisure Centre. Every Friday from 5:30pm to 8:30pm, young people aged 11 to 18 have access to the centres facilities. The projects aims to increase physical activity, provide a safe space for young people in Cranleigh and reduce anti-social behaviour. FNP utilises a combination of centre staff and local volunteers to run and supervise the club. Josie Wheeler is our established ‘Head Volunteer’ and gone way above what was asked, despite being an already active member of the community. Not only has been supporting the project, through giving up her Friday evening to make sure that the project runs smoothly and encourage all to get involved. Josie also organises and rota’s in the volunteers every week. Making sure that forms are being completed to keeping the peace between participants. Josie’s contribution has introduced people around the village to new faces; creating a community of volunteers vital to the running of the club. Alongside this, Josie has played an active part in shaping the project, promoting and providing a voice of the community it serves. Often attending meetings in her own free time and communicating with the council and leisure centre; making sure that the young people’s interest is at the heart of the project. Josie will always put others before herself and will always try to help. Instead of having a week off, Josie will come in for an hour or so, when she is unavailable for the whole evening. It is little gestures which make her help so valuable. The success of the project is a result of the hard work that is put in. I would like to thank all the volunteers for their contribution however, it cannot go without notice the extra effort which Josie inputs. Josie encapsulates the meaning of community spirit and I applaud the huge amount of enthusiasm she brings every week. There simply would not be a Friday Night Project in Cranleigh without Josie Wheeler.
  1. Vital
  2. Enthusiastic
  3. Invaluable

Nominee Details

Shaun Moorey 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Alpa Cox alpacox@yahoo.com On the Club Committee

Reasons for Nomination

These are points from the managers which speaks volumes: - fact he is heart and soul of the club - involved in almost every aspect of the club - significantly grown the club - installed the ethos that every child is welcome and should be encouraged - often the first person there and last to leave at matches - enthusiastically runs the u6s and u7s sections, even though his own son is well past that stage - his time and dedication is second to none (even though he has a full time job!). He responds to all enquiries from parents, managers, committee members etc within minutes! - Has organised amazing end of season awards with all 500 children and parents attending as well as always being at local village fetes to represent the club. His commitment and dedication to the Club as a volunteer is incredible and he has put the time and energy in to ensure we have local facilities to train and play matches. The club ethos of ensuring all children of all abilities are able to play football has been drilled in to all club officials by Shaun and he reiterates this at every meeting - we are not looking for Eilte players or to win - we just want to give the local children as place to enjoy football in a safe and fun environment. This ethos has definitely contributed to our growth in the past couple of years and is no doubt why so many come to us from other clubs which they may have found too competitive. He has also made extra effort to ensure the girls teams were developed and given the support it needed to flourish - a huge benefit to the community in itself.
  1. Committed
  2. Responsive
  3. Selfless

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Tanya Boardman 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Simon Crowther simoncrowther7@gmail.com None

Reasons for Nomination

Tanya is an inspiration to all those who meet and listen to her story – as well as playing for Godalming CC Ladies – she also is a sports massage therapist and running coach, helping people to look after their mental and physical health. She had a ‘leap of faith’ moment a couple of years ago signing up to the charity ‘Cricket without Borders’ which took her way out of her ‘comfort zone’. This charity helps deliver social and health messages through sports in countries throughout Africa, Middle East and Europe. The charity helps young children discover the game of cricket while learning how they can fight HIV/AIDS and the spread of disease. She visited Uganda in 2017 coaching children of all ages and teaching them about HIV prevention and being inclusive all throughout cricket-based games. She has just returned from her second trip, this time in Kenya where her team coached over 7500 children, integrating the messages on HIV prevention and provided testing for over 100 at one of the mini tournaments. Like all her fellow volunteers, she must raise a minimum of £750 to cover the costs of the project, including transport, accommodation and most importantly cricket equipment that is left in the country. Volunteering is a gift and those who involve themselves in all types of vocations are amazing – to do what Tanya has done and will keep doing is truly commendable and by combining both the social & health messages to children while enabling them to discover and enjoy the game of cricket is something over and above just being a volunteer and she richly deserves this nomination.
  1. Inspirational
  2. Exceptional
  3. Motivational

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Rob Brown 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Alpa Cox alpacox@yahoo.com On the Club Committee

Reasons for Nomination

Rob Brown currently manages an under 16s team and has selfless commitment to the team and age group as a whole. Not only has he has been with Pumas for over 7 years but also gained a qualification in refereeing last season which is a huge benefit to the club. He is also part of a band and has provided entertainment for our fundraising events over a number of years. His contribution in meetings has always been to support his parents and players first and ensure they are well represented.
  1. Committed
  2. Enthusiastic
  3. Selfless

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Kevin Goodman 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Alpa Cox alpacox@yahoo.com On the Club Committee

Reasons for Nomination

Kevin is a dedicated volunteer and not only manages an U10 team but organised the group as a whole as well as two U8 teams too! He is willing to put himself forward where required and has a calm and supportive approach. An asset to the club and invaluable support for the committee. Some words from the parents managed by Kevin that say it all: My son has only just joined Milford Pumas but Kevin has been terrific - totally welcoming, an encouraging coach at every opportunity and showing a real interest in every child. Inspirational, friendly and kind! I'd like to recommend our manager Kevin Goodman for volunteer of the year. Why: Kevin works hard for the Puma's U10's, and has for many years now, managing his own team, with an overall view of the U10's as well. He's great at organising, and showing good leadership. He's passionate about the game and club, and recognises the importance of ongoing training, and getting other volunteers involved. We have a stream of young people approaching the club wanting to join, which is evidence of the way Puma's are spoken about in the community. He has such a positive, supportive attitude to the children. He's calm, measured, giving encouragement all the time, enabling them to develop.
  1. Dedicated
  2. Empowering
  3. Supportive

Nominee Details

Mark Raynsford 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Alpa Cox alpacox@yahoo.com On the Club Committee

Reasons for Nomination

Mark has been one of the Girls managers that has helped the club to rapidly grow this section and continue to flourish due to his commitment. Being a Personal Trainer also brings invaluable experience and skills to the club and teams. Feedback from a parent: He is so incredibly encouraging gets a team out every week with subs, they turn up to training and work as a team. To have girls this age still wanting to engage in football takes someone special. He is great fun, very supportive and always ready to listen. We always get a feedback text after the match and parents are encouraged to be involved. The girls enjoy being with him, he is fair and motivating. 
  1. Encouraging
  2. Kind
  3. Fun

Nominee Details

Andrew Baker 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Alpa Cox alpacox@yahoo.com On the Club Committee

Reasons for Nomination

Andrew has had 4 boys go through Milford Pumas, his last now at U17 which is the team he currently manages. Andrew has been a manager for over 10 years (maybe even 20!) in various age groups and only stopped for one year after a horrific bike accident - but that didn't stop him, he continued to be supportive to his son and the team by attending matches and the awards ceremony in his wheelchair! Due to his commitment the team were able to continue this year which wouldn't have happened if he hadn't stepped forward again. He has a fair and calm approach with the players and parents and communicates well with all. His management skills are excellent and a role model for the rest of the club. A message from a parent: Thanks to Andrew the year group is now in its 11th or so year. Andrew’s vision over the years and wish to give something back to Pumas has resulted in children having the ability to play organised football for many years – with up to 5 teams in the age group in one year. From being overall age group manager Andrew is now back to managing Wanderers which is all the more remarkable given the horrific injuries he sustained a couple of years ago. Andrew’s philosophy remains football for all with fun at the centre of the philosophy and if that means that the team is not always as competitive as it could be I think the team are better off as a result.
  1. Fair
  2. Resilient
  3. Committed

Nominee Details

Shaub Moorey 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Richard Withers richardjwithers@googlemail.com 07824448529 Coach at club

Reasons for Nomination

1. Since 2012 Shaun has significantly developed grassroots around Godalming. He is Chairman, Club Secretary, assistant welfare officer and also coaches a side for Milford Pumas. The club provides well managed safe football for boys, girls and young people from age 6 to 18. His commitment is nothing short of inspirational - he is involved in every facet of the club and can often be found as the first person there on a Saturday morning to help with under 6 football and the last one to leave after all other age groups have played their matches/trained. 2. Shaun has helped develop the club to be renowned locally for providing safe inclusive footballing opportunity to all; it is not elitist. There is equality of opportunity; no child is excluded. The spirit and ethos of an organisation comes from its leaders and Shaun is inspirational in his commitment to and delivery of opportunity for all. 3. The club has over 500 players this year increasing in number year on year (far beyond what might even have been expected 3-4 years ago). Since his stewardship thousands of local children and young people have enjoyed their football. And that means that Shaun has an unenviable amount of admin, regulation, organisation and man management to perform every week! 4. Finally, I would like to highlight Shaun's great skill in helping ensure that Milford Pumas continues to be both a community-aligned club, but also a club that lives up to its status as a F.A. chartered football club. Shaun inspires large numbers of parents to join up to help coach and administer the club every year, whilst also emphasising the importance of ensuring that those coaches commit the time and energy to obtain the required qualifications and inspire the next generation of grassroots football players. As someone who has progressed from a supportive touchline parent to a coach of an under 8s team, I can testify to the fact that I (like many others) only made this journey as a result of the encouragement and assistance of Shaun.
  1. Inspirational
  2. Committed
  3. Selfless

Waverley Borough Council Sports Team of the Year

Nominee Details

Hambledon Reserves 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Matt Kiley hambledonfc@gmail.com Club Secretary

Reasons for Nomination

Hambledon Reserves had a very successful 2018/19 season. They were crowned Surrey Intermediate Premier Reserve Champions and were runners up in the Premier Reserve Challenge Cup. The club has always made the final since joining the Intermediate league, taking part in the last 5 finals which is some achievement winning 2 of the 5 cup finals. They were hampered winning the league with two teams folding during the season meaning the 3 wins they had secured didn't count and also meaning teams who had lost to them were now back in the title race. However this didn't phase the team winning 10 games in a row. They also had to content with teams dropping down first team players to try and beat them. And were involved in a epic game against Keens Park Rangers. 3-1 down with 20 left the Dons roared back to win 4-3 in the last minutes. It was a great season for the team and they will be hoping to defend their title this season. Come On You Dons
  1. Courageous
  2. Spirit
  3. teamwork

Nominee Details

Hambledon Vets 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Matt Kiley hambledonfc@gmail.com Club Secretary

Reasons for Nomination

Hambledon Vets enjoyed a great 2018/19 season securing promotion to the top division possible and rubbing shoulders with former professional players in the County Cup. After being a friendly team for many years they decided to join a league in the 2015/16 season. Joining the Farnham Sunday District league. They have enjoyed 2 promotions in the last 3 seasons and made the final of the Runwick Cup. The highlight of the season was entering the County Cup for the first time in the club's history and making it to the quarter finals were they faced eventual winners Old Mid Whitgiftians` This team was captained by Steve Sidwell ex Chelsea, Brighton to name a few. The team was made up of entirely ex pros from Crystal Palace and Reading. The Vets held them for 60 minutes despite their keeper pulling out in the morning. But eventually lost 2-0. They managed to win their last 5 games in a row to come second behind Ropley Vets. Hambledon were the only team to defeat the winners and they did this both home and away. Securing promotion to Division One. The highest level the club can play at. A fantastic season for the Dons
  1. teamwork
  2. Spirit
  3. battle

Nominee Details

Guildford Hockey Club Ladies 1st XI N/A

Nominator Details

Andrew Fergusson andrewj.fergusson@btinternet.com Team Manager

Reasons for Nomination

For the second year in succession the Ladies 1st XI were crowned league champions and gained promotion to the top regional league in the south of England. The team had one of the youngest average ages in South Division 2 and had an impressive season winning 16 out of their 20 games. The work ethic and commitment to training twice a week was shared among the whole team and contributed to their success. In addition to their league success they also reached the final at the Olympic Park, of England Hockey's Tier 2 National cup where they narrowly lost out to Loughborough University. This was the first time in the clubs history that a ladies team had reached a national cup final. The teams reputation was held at such a level that teams such as the British Army and England over 45's played friendlies. Guildford Ladies 1st XI are now working hard to seek promotion to the National League
  1. Dedicated
  2. Determined
  3. Ambitious

Nominee Details

Trevor Jaggard 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Trevor Jaggard trevorjaggard@outlook.com Chairman of Farncombe cricket club

Reasons for Nomination

Farncombe cricket club continue to be a valuable contributor to the local sporting community For the second year running the club's first eleven won promotion playing in the Ianson Cricket League, We will now be playing in the Ianson top league next season We promote & run a very successful junior cricket with over 70 youngsters

Nominee Details

John Mckenna (Waverley Harriers Hart 4x4 team) 07958 305495 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Neil Boosey neilboosey@gmail.com 07770660043 club member

Reasons for Nomination

Waverley Harriers Hart 4x4 team: The Hart 4x4 relay is a 4 hour time trial, where 4 runners take turns to run a 4k route. After 4 hours of exhilarating racing and 17 laps, the men's team (of Chris Peck, John McKenna, James Williamson and Mark Rowland) won the event by a substantial 2 minutes margin beating 179 other teams. In support of this victorious team, the Women’s team came 3rd in their category. It was an incredible day for the whole club. Waverley Harriers entered 4 of the 180 teams and were supported by the largest and noisiest crowd. The members of the men's team have also participated in regional cross country leagues and have represented the club at numerous races over a variety of distances throughout the year.
  1. Talented
  2. Commited
  3. Sporting

Nominee Details

St Catherine's Junior Swimming Team 18 years or under

Nominator Details

emily mcwilliam emily.mcwilliam@stcatherines.info 01483 893363 teacher

Reasons for Nomination

For the first time in the schools history this swimming team had an undefeated schools season and some top results in high level competitions. They finished second in both the medley and freestyle relay at the Surrey relays and qualified for the National finals held at the London Aquatic centre. This made them the top 30 out of 300+ schools that tried to qualify. At the National finals they made the finals and finished 4th in the freestyle relay and an even better 3rd in the Medley relay. They went on to all finish in the top 5 at the Surrey individual gala and their points accumulation made them the best team overall. Their success continued winning the Girls School Association gala for our area and being crowned champions in the Guildford and district swimming gala. Their enthusiasm and dedication truly paid off having the most outstanding season.
  1. Dedicated
  2. Focussed
  3. Enthusiastic

Sport Guildford Awards 2019

Active Community Project of the Year

Nominee Details

Amanda Pick 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Zareena Linney Waine youthboxsurrey@yahoo.com Lead on project

Reasons for Nomination

This project is an Easter and summer holiday playscheme offering a wide range of different activities for young people. The scheme offers 160 places per day and this year achieved 98% capacity. The scheme is aimed at young people from Guildford borough but attendance of young people comes from across Surrey, especially from young people with additional needs. Attendance FISH significantly increases activity levels in attendees. This year 71% of attendees said they tried something new at FISH. They introduce a variety of sports and physically active games facilitated by both professional coaches and playworkers who specialise in sports. This ensures the scheme is child-led so the young people can direct their own activities at a pace that is right for them, there is no expectation or pressure on any young person. However they are gently encouraged to ‘get involved’. Young people are encouraged to make up their own rules for their game, either on a group or individual basis and often plan and deliver their own ‘tournaments’. Young people are signposted to local clubs / societies if they wish to continue participation in a specific activity. The staff help young people overcome barriers such as confidence or learning and some are assigned to young people on a one to one or a one to five basis, ensuring the right level of support for each young person. FISH encourages referrals from less advantaged young people and this year welcomed young people who are refugees, young carers, have learning difficulties, disabled young people and young people needing emotional or social support over the holiday period. This is achieved by referring agencies such as Home School Link Works, Family Support Team and Children’s Services funded places for targeted young people. Concessions are available for low income families. Their broader impact includes increasing young people’s resilience through risk taking and challenge, problem solving and dealing with new situations. Provides opportunities for developing social skills and learning, allows an increase in confidence through developing new skills The young people are encouraged to be outside in the green spaces. Positive behaviour is encouraged and rewarded, many new friendships are made and clear boundaries are in place. Increases self-awareness, self-esteem and self-respect.
  1. Fun
  2. Inclusive
  3. Supporting/encouraging

Nominee Details

Matrix (The Matrix Trust) 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Misty Bower mistybower@matrixtrust.com CEO

Reasons for Nomination

The Get Active Festival (at Matrix Bellfield Youth Hub) was run alongside the Surrey Youth Games fun running sessions. The aim of the festival was to provide different sporting opportunities to the young people at the Youth Hub in a safe comfortable environment. Activities included: hockey, boxing skills, ball games, table tennis, skipping, running and more. It increased activity levels in the young people attending, with the lead youth worker saying how the boys often came in and chose to play on the console, but they didn’t even ask for it when the Get Active Festival was on.
  1. Active
  2. Fun
  3. Inclusive

Nominee Details

Matrix (The Matrix Trust) N/A

Nominator Details

Misty Bower mistybower@matrixtrust.com CEO

Reasons for Nomination

Ready 4 Action happens every year over the May Day Bank Holiday, and although is only a weekend it has a huge community impact. It consists of rubbish clearing, tidying gardens and getting muddy. Each year it involves 180+ volunteers (at least one third of which are young people) who have fun together clearing overgrown gardens that are unsafe for children, or just unsafe for our vulnerable residents – making a huge difference to the lives of many families in the area. This project enables young people to be more active, enhancing a sense of belonging in a community that cares and boosts health and wellbeing of residents, through completing tasks that may have been getting them down. Last year Ready 4 Action helped over 100 individuals and cleared nearly 10 tonnes of rubbish.
  1. Community
  2. Collaborative
  3. Wellbeing

Nominee Details

Onslow Ladies Football 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Christina Philippou oceanicbreeze@hotmail.com Founding member

Reasons for Nomination

Onslow Ladies Football was established in April 2019 to encourage women of any ability to play a team sport. It was open to those that had not played before, lacked confidence, or could only play occasionally. The idea stemmed from a lively book group meeting, discussing Eat, Sweat Play (Anna Kessell). The author explains that many women encounter various barriers to participating in sport, ranging from inexperience, lack of time, low confidence etc. This opportunity struck a real chord with the group – and the idea for Onslow Ladies was born. The team was quickly set up by word of mouth in Onslow Village, and lead by a football enthusiast. The sessions provide a weekly opportunity for fitness and fun on a 'drop-in' basis for a group of around 50 women - whatever their skill level. Different skills are taught every week to boost confidence and ability, ranging from real basics such as how to kick the ball, to defending and passing. It was essential to make the group flexible, welcoming, and supportive. Most (over 70%) of the attending women had never played football before, and two thirds (67%) had not played an organised sport of any kind in more than 10 years!* Since its inception six months ago, around a fifth (21%) of the group are playing every week, and about a half play at least twice a month. Regular players are advocates for newcomers as they spread their enthusiasm for Sunday football. The sessions regularly include refreshers of basic skills for those who have only just joined. We also run 'bring a friend' sessions, whereby regular players are encouraged to bring along someone who hasn't played before. Playing football together as a group of women is having a real impact on our lives. Many of us feel an increased sense of community and belonging; we are learning new skills, and have found our way back to playing sports. It's also had a positive impact on our families: we show our children that sport is fun and that football is for girls too. Some team members have said that their newfound skills have given them the confidence to kick a ball about with their kids. Our first 'Mums and kids' football took place on Sunday, October 2nd. It was a happy event demonstrating the mutual pride and respect of parents and kids alike. Some quotes from members of our team sum up why we love Onslow Ladies Football: “Completely got me back into exercise, I feel so much better now in myself, and it is so much fun!” “I would never have joined a football club as a complete newbie, but in this team we are all mixed abilities, and very supportive of each other” “I have never had any confidence at team sports as was never picked at school and therefore assumed I was just not good at all team sports. Would never have thought I’d start football in my 40s!” “Our ‘Coach’ works really hard to organise everything, encourage people to attend, and make everyone feel welcome and get to grips with basic skills. She really emphasises the casual nature so that people don’t feel intimidated by the more regular attendees whose skills are improving in leaps and bounds. It fills a gap for many of us who maybe didn’t realise how much we were missing out on by not participating in team sports….” *We held a survey among the group to obtain these figures
  1. Supportive
  2. Flexible
  3. Fun

Nominee Details

Cathedral View Community Garden 07881855622 N/A

Nominator Details

karren Griffen karrengriffen@yahoo.co.uk 07881855622 Member of the community garden

Reasons for Nomination

We are a community project that started two years ago since then we have progressed, with more members of the community helping with the garden. from painting tires to building a wishing well, gardening, weeding and generally keeping the area and surrounding clean and trimmed. Our aim for the future is to get more children involved in taking care of the community they live in and learning to take care of our plants and nature itself.
  1. Colourful
  2. Healthy
  3. Engaging

Nominee Details

Mr Peter Martin & Mrs Min Martin 07473560605 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Mr Peter Martin & Mrs Min Martin itsagazillion@hotmail.com 07473560605 / 01483454854 nominees

Reasons for Nomination

The Guildford Sports Awards 2019 Category: Active community Project of the Year’ Active Community Project of the Year This award is for a project that can: 1. Evidence a sustainable increase in activity levels of Surrey residents 2. Show innovation to help participants overcome barriers 3. Have had a broader impact beyond activity levels (physical wellbeing, mental wellbeing, individual development, social/community development, economic development) My wife and I are nominating ourselves, on behalf of the residents of Palmer’s Lodge Guildford, for the award of ‘Active Community Project of the Year 2019’. As the Palmer’s Lodge Community Garden is a Community Project we would wish that all the residents of Palmer’s Lodge that have contributed towards this project are as recognised as winners, should we have the honour of receiving this award. As we have only just received an invitation to enter the Surrey Local Sport Awards from Lysandra McCulloch (of Guildford-in-Bloom fame) we very much hope that our efforts on behalf of the residents of Palmer’s Lodge may merit this award. My wife and I began the work of developing a Community Garden for Palmer’s Lodge in 2015. Prior to starting we contacted all our neighbours to make sure that we were not going to step on anyone’s toes. We were delighted to find that practically all residents were more than enthusiastic to have a community garden and there was not one person who had any objections to our ideas. Our next step was to ask the council for their approval to develop a grass covered area for the garden. This was received very quickly and in May 2015 we turned over the first turf of grass to begin what we now call the Palmer’s Lodge Community Garden. Since the beginning of the Community Project many of the residents of Palmer’s Lodge have actively supported us through donations, which we have used to buy plants and fertilizers and the purchase of a wooden arch, which has given the garden an outstanding focal point. Some of our neighbours have also given us plants and composts. When we first started this project we were also given some invaluable practical guidance, by one of our neighbours, on how to prepare the ground for planting. We are more than pleased we took this advice as we have had some truly staggering displays of flowers over the past four years. This year’s display has been second to none and in September of this year the Palmer’s Lodge Community garden was awarded the Guildford-in-Bloom trophy for the Best in Class Community Project. After four years of hard work the residents of Palmer’s Lodge are absolutely delighted. At the awards ceremony we were very pleased that eight of our Palmer’s Lodge neighbours were able to receive the trophy with us. My wife and I are particularly happy that the Palmer’s Lodge Community Garden is now somewhat like an oasis in our small estate and that so many of our Palmer’s Lodge residents enjoy sitting in the garden to absorb the beauty of the flowers and to chat with their friends and other neighbours. The oak bench, which the Council very kindly donated, is also as popular with Palmer’s Lodge carers as it is with our neighbours. Above all, my wife and I are more than happy that through this Community Project we have, we believe, helped to generate a greater interest in gardening amongst Palmer’s Lodge residents and have even motivated several of our neighbours to become keen gardeners themselves. Neighbours who are not mobile enough to do practical gardening also tell us the Community Garden helps brighten their days. The Community Garden has also effectively brought many of our neighbours much closer together. This is particularly evident when we hold our annual Guildford-in-Bloom tea and cake party, which is open to all Palmer’s Lodge residents. The Palmer’s Lodge Community Garden Project has certainly exceeded our expectations of four years ago and is now, without question, a source of well-being – physical, mental and social - for the Palmer’s Lodge community. Mr Peter Martin & Mrs Min Martin
  1. husband and wife
  2. keen amateur gardeners
  3. community supportive

Active School Innovation of the Year

Nominee Details

Holy Trinity Pewley Down School 01483539033 N/A

Nominator Details

Clare Brunet clareb@htpd.surrey.sch.uk Head Teacher

Reasons for Nomination

Holy Trinity Pewley Down School is passionate about ensuring that all the children, staff and families that attend the school (as well as live in the wider community of Guildford) benefit from the positive impact of an active lifestyle. We ensure that sport and activity is both inclusive - providing "Sport for All" - as well as aiming for excellence - providing extensive opportunities for healthy competition! Every week, staff run free sporting clubs for the children (ranging from hockey, to netball, football, cross country, circus skills, dodgeball...the list goes on!). Our inter-school sporting competition programme ensures that more than 70% of the 564 children who attend the school take part in cross-Guildford events, representing HTPD and experiencing the joy of winning! Some children that find it more challenging to take part in sporting activity are encouraged through a highly successful "Change for Life" programme, as well as outdoor learning opportunities in the woods (camp fire building, woodcraft and team games). We also provide 1:1 adult support for children with SEND who need support to access after school clubs successfully. Our PSHE programme ensures that links are made between an active lifestyle and well being and good mental health. Following excellent training, teachers ensure that every day is active, with children enthusiastically taking part in daily runs, stimulating PE lessons, and active learning. Our Sport Twitter feed, weekly newsletter and parent communications highlight different activities taking place both in school and in the wider community so that parents are well informed about events that are available across the town. For example our annual fun run, involving both children, parents and staff is attended by over 300 people. We also encourage families to take part in the Guildford Park Run, with several staff taking part every week. We also have a staff biking club and relaxation classes. Every year the infant site enjoys "Healthy Week" providing ideas for healthy living to our younger children and giving them tasters of various new sports. We promote environmentally friendly healthy choices, encouraging families to walk to school or use green methods of transport. The annual Golden Boot Challenge is hotly contested! The following paragraphs from our school website summarises our active ethos well: "We really believe in the power of sport and link the school’s values right the way through everything we do. We are passionate about the power of sport and physical activity at Holy Trinity Pewley Down. Our dedicated staff are committed to providing a platform for every child to excel and enjoy sporting activities, whatever their prior experience. Every day we see the impact of our enthusiasm for sport in the children. We see changes in the way they see themselves, the pride they have in their school, their commitment to achieving their best and their love of learning. We also notice that Holy Trinity Pewley Down children are open to new experiences and happy to embrace challenge. Witnessing these changes every day gives us the belief in what we’re doing and the determination to continue to offer our children every opportunity we can. This is why we have a dedicated sports team who oversee both the curriculum and our extra-curricular sporting activities. As a result we are able to support all of our children, maximising their potential and offering opportunities to all. Our curriculum PE sessions aim to create a love of physical activity and cater for children of all abilities. We teach a broad range of sports and skills with a number of specialist teachers able to support children in finding their passions. In addition to our curriculum work we have an extensive clubs list offering over 15 different sports clubs each week. Many of these clubs are run for free by our highly qualified group of teachers, either before school, during lunch or after school. Through our sports administrator we are also able to enter our children into many sporting fixtures with local schools. Holy Trinity Pewley Down children have the opportunity to represent the school in football, netball, tag rugby, XC running, biathalon, swimming, athletics, cricket, rounders, dodgeball and many more. Last year alone children at Holy Trinity Pewley Down competed in over 60 fixtures with other schools. Further to this we believe that the opportunity for competitive sport should be available to everyone, not just a talented few, which is why we run regular house tournaments between our four houses, Shackleton, Keller, Mandela and Nightingale. Our excellence in sport was recently noted by Active Surrey, who awarded us both the Gold standard at the juniors and the Star Mark at the infants for our sports’ provision." For all of the above, I would like to nominate Holy Trinity Pewley Down School for its contribution to Active Innovation. It would encourage our staff and children to continue in our quest to prioritise healthy lifestyles and, as our school motto says, to "learn to live"!
  1. inclusive
  2. encouraging
  3. Creative

Active Surrey Coach, Leader or Instructor of the Year

Nominee Details

Sally Bittner 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Katherine Kirkwood kdkirkwood@gmail.com Mother of youth participant

Reasons for Nomination

Sally has worked so hard to encourage new players to join the newly set up youth section of Guildford Netball Club. She is very open, friendly, warm and encouraging, and has a very inclusive approach. My daughter, who is quite shy, has felt extremely comfortable with her, and has felt inspired to join the club. I really appreciate the time she takes to encourage the range of young players, all of differing abilities and ages. She makes all players feel inspired and positive, despite them not all playing particularly well! She really is the right person to be setting the youth section up. I am delighted she is heading it up.
  1. Friendly
  2. Inclusive
  3. Open

Nominee Details

Nick Ingham 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Oribim MacPepple kingmacpepple@yahoo.com 07706225768

Reasons for Nomination

He was very helpful and made the kids feel great
  1. Gentle
  2. Encouraging
  3. Helpful

Nominee Details

Sue Fowlds 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Kelly Burditt busty33@hotmail.co.uk Parent of pupil Sue coached.

Reasons for Nomination

Sue has worked with Special Needs children for a number of years. For the last couple of years she has managed to put some of the children together from Pond Meadow for a Boccia Team and has coached them at school and even managed to take them to the Surrey Youth Games. The kids loved it and were really proud of them selves with what they achieved!! And this was all Thanks to Sue.
  1. Wonderful
  2. Caring
  3. Passionate

Nominee Details

Dan Jacobs 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Neil Bowyer neil.bowyer100@gmail.com He coached my daughter in SYG

Reasons for Nomination

I would certainly like to nominate Dan Jacobs (U14 girls badminton seniors). He was excellent at the training sessions, really encouraging and enthusiastic. At the games themselves he was so motivational and got behind the team especially when they were losing. He demonstrated sportsmanship and perseverance- an excellent role model. My daughter learnt a lot from his sessions and has continued to play the sport at school. His patience and helpful manner really fuelled her interest in Badminton. Thank you Dan!
  1. Enthusiastic
  2. Inspiring
  3. Supportive

Nominee Details

Sally Bittner 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Jane Sampson jane@motionmusic.co.uk Parent to colt

Reasons for Nomination

I would like to nominate the coaches for year 5 netball at Surrey youth games.. I know there were a few involved and they were all so lovely and encouraging towards my daughter who was starting netball. Gentle encouragement and kindness is so important to some children in sport and not always found in coaches but these ladies had it in abundance!
  1. Kind, caring and ecn

Nominee Details

Sally Bittner 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Jane Sampson jane@motionmusic.co.uk Parent to colt

Reasons for Nomination

I would like to nominate the coaches for year 5 netball at Surrey youth games.. I know there were a few involved and they were all so lovely and encouraging towards my daughter who was starting netball. Gentle encouragement and kindness is so important to some children in sport and not always found in coaches but these ladies had it in abundance!
  1. Kind
  2. Caring
  3. Encouraging

Nominee Details

Heather Brown 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Jane Sampson jane@motionmusic.co.uk Parent of youth player

Reasons for Nomination

I would like to nominate the coaches for year 5 netball at Surrey youth games.. I know there were a few involved and they were all so lovely and encouraging towards my daughter who was starting netball. Gentle encouragement and kindness is so important to some children in sport and not always found in coaches but these ladies had it in abundance!
  1. Encouraging
  2. Supportive
  3. Kind

Nominee Details

Carl Hassan 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Jenny Rawlinson jenny_rawlinson@yahoo.co.uk Parent of one of the young people Carl coaches

Reasons for Nomination

I am nominating Carl Hassan, coach of girls' rugby at Old Reigatians Rugby (ORR) club for coach of the year as I have never come across anyone so enthusiastic, supportive and inspiring of any sports team. Carl's enthusiasm is infectious and helped U13 girls become Surrey champions as winners of the Waterfall cup in April 2019. All of the girls's coaching at ORR has been excellent. But for me Carl stands out because of his love of the game, dedication to girls' rugby and coaching skills. Carl is part of a fantastic coaching set up at ORR but I am nominating Carl for his skill and tenacity in identifying something special in every girl playing. At the end of every training session or game, he has a quiet word with the players, picking out what she did well in that session, motivating and encouraging each girl rather than a blanket 'you did well.' The U13 girls had a fantastic season, winning every one of their cup matches. The squad grew so much that it was able to field two teams. Never one to stand still, Carl is always looking to improving his coaching. He took his level 3 refereeing course recently to keep his skills up-to-date and he motivates and organises his fellow coaches. From a personal perspective, he has enthused my daughter, Olivia, with a love of rugby. Carl has picked up her when the game is not going her way, given her confidence when its waning and helped her become a fearsome tackler. Carl is now coaching the U18 squad at OR and they having a fantastic start to the season.
  1. Inspirational
  2. Dedicated
  3. Motivating

Nominee Details

Mark Rawlinson 07903 500838 19 years or over

Nominator Details

andrew isherwood andrewisherwood@hotmail.co.uk 07917365882 GRC Committee member

Reasons for Nomination

Mark stepped in to lead the junior coaching team as junior membership, particularly older juniors, was declining. Within 12 months, junior membership has almost doubled, from around 60 to approaching 120. New coaching and training disciplines have been implemented, to ensure that all juniors are happy and feel comfortable at the club: whether they seek to be nationally competitive or row solely for pleasure. There is a place for everyone, and everyone is able to progress in a way that satisfies their ambitions. The J14/WJ14 squads have been particularly successful during the 2018/19 season, achieving 3rd and 5th places in the National Sculling Regatta at Eton Dorney, with wins at a number of regattas and heads including Thames Valley Park, Molesey, Henley long distance sculls, Burway, Staines and Weybridge. He has achieved this by gaining the active support and commitment from not only the junior athletes, but also a small number of equally dedicated coaches to assist with training both on and off water. Mark dedicates significant time to the development of the club and the junior section particularly, leading training sessions 6 days a week for a total of over 18 – 30 hours a week. His approach is very methodical with all key aspects rigorously documented and he has introduced leading edge technology to support performance analysis and club-wide communication. Typically, this involves sacrificing most weekends and evenings. Plus, additional administration and planning time. All of this as an unpaid volunteer.
  1. Professional
  2. Dedicated
  3. Inclusive

Inclusive Sports Award

Nominee Details

Rachael Hurton 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Sue Littlewood sue@synergydance.co.uk employee

Reasons for Nomination

Rachael has and continues to make a significant impact on disability sport and is an inspiration to others due to her commitment and drive to reach all groups who may struggle to find or attend a suitable and inspiring dance, yoga or fitness class. She devotes all of her time and resources to development of disability fitness through promoting lifelong participation in dance and fitness and to reach all levels of fitness, ability and background – through work in schools, leisure centres, outreach programs and funded charity work for under-represented or inactive groups. The barriers to overcome is mainly spreading the word which she strives to tackle through social media, newsletters, events, fundraisers and collaborating and networking with disability organisations. As well as teaching herself and being an active part in events and promotions Rachael is always looking at ways that she can improve teaching and encouraging everyone to join in. She is also planning to launch new programs for Alzheimers/Dementia and MS.
  1. Committed
  2. Driven
  3. Positive

Nominee Details

Chris Boys 07527 633943 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Andrew Isherwood andrewisherwood@hotmail.co.uk 07917365882 GRC Committee member

Reasons for Nomination

Chris started adaptive rowing 7 years ago at GRC, following a visit from one of the club's coaches to The Sampson Centre, where Chris was receiving treatment for his MS. To date, he has achieved 4 world records and 1 British indoor record for indoor rowing. He also has 2 gold medals and 1 silver at British Rowing indoor championships. On water, Chris has won multiple national on water awards to complement his indoor rowing success. At the rowing club, Chris was Captain of the Adaptive squad for 5 years during which time he helped to inspire and get a range of people with lots of differing disabilities into adapted boats and compete at various events. During the last 3 years Chris has also been responsible for voluntarily managing the gym at Guildford Waterside Centre, which caters for people from the Samson Centre for MS as well as the Wey Kayak Club. He has transformed this facility to enable wheelchair users and disabled people as well as able bodied athletes to train together.
  1. Role-model
  2. Inspirational
  3. Encouraging

Outstanding Service to Sport

Nominee Details

Danny Skillman 07710287369 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Andrew Isherwood andrewisherwood@hotmail.co.uk Parent of junior rower and GRC Committee member

Reasons for Nomination

Danny has been involved with Guildford Rowing Club for over 25 years. Throughout that time he has been on the Committee and has served as Chairman, Captain, Secretary, Treasurer (twice), Bosun, Safety Adviser and Welfare Officer. During this time the Club has grown from 52 adult members to nearly 300 adult, junior and adaptive members. Danny has also been significantly involved with the club’s junior section for over 20 years; during that time he has coached hundreds of young athletes, the majority of whom have developed a love for the sport, some have gone on to represent GB, and many more have gone on to row at universities and clubs around the country. He has led training sessions on up to 4 days a week, typically committing between 10-20 hours a week, sacrificing most week-ends and even family occasions! Danny is often the first person that many young beginners meet when they start to row and, as such, he has provided a supportive and guiding hand to many of them over the years. He has also been a point of contact for parents of junior members who are unfamiliar with the sport and has encouraged many of these to get actively involved as well – even running rowing taster sessions and courses for parents.
  1. Supportive
  2. Committed
  3. Enthusiastic

Specsavers Young Sports Personality of the Year

Nominee Details

Alexandra Snowdon 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Jason Snowdon jason@warleyhouse.com Father

Reasons for Nomination

Alexandra Snowdon is a talented young speed skater with ambitions to represent Great Britain at the 2026 Winter Olympics in Italy. Alexandra trains with Aldwych Speed Club, based at the Spectrum Ice Rink in Guildford, and took up the sport in early 2018 and as such has only competed in this fast-paced sport for one full season (2018-2019). 2018-2019 ACHIEVEMENTS Through a combination of hard work, commitment and dedication Alexandra achieved a number of impressive milestones in her first season competing which include: *crowned the 2019 British U14 Short Track Champion *crowned the 2019 British U14 500m Long Track Champion *the 2019 British U14 1000m Silver Medallist *3 x British Long Track Record Holder (500m, 1000m & 1500m) *ended the 2019 season with a world ranking in the top 60 for multiple distances: 38th in the world (500m Long Track) 20th in the world (1500m Long Track) 57th in the world (500m Short Track) 25th in the world (333m Short Track) *appointed to Team GB 🇬🇧 representing the country at two international competitions: Country Match in Hamar, Norway 🇳🇴 European Youth Championships (Viking Race) in Heerenveen, Netherlands 🇳🇱 *finished in 8th place (out of 24 competitors) at the European Youth Championships (she was the 2nd youngest competitor at the Championships and skated up two categories). HISTORY Alexandra has been on ice since she was 3 years old and competing nationally since the age of 5, although not always as a speed skater. From the age of 3 to age 10 she was an ice dancer, training at Streatham Ice Rink in South London under Diane Towler-Green MBE and at Guildford Spectrum under Hamish Gaman. As an ice dancer Alexandra competed nationally and internationally as both a solo ice dancer and as as a dance couple and during her time as an ice dancer she won five international medals (4 golds & 1 silver) and was the 2017 British Solo Dance Primary Ladies Silver Medallist. Alexandra was also the youngest competitor to have ever qualified for a British Figure Skating championship having qualified for the British Solo Ice Dance Championships in Sheffield when she was only 7 years of age (and finished in a very respectable 7th/20 place). NOMINATION Alexandra is a true inspiration to others. Her commitment in achieving in all that she does is unwavering and the drive and dedication she shows never fails to impress. To become a double British Champion after just one season competing says it all. Alexandra’s competitive times are so good she has the qualifying time to compete at the Junior World Cup but unfortunately she is too young to go........and as such she has to wait until she is 15/16 years of age. I believe Alexandra to be a very worthwhile nominee for the Specsavers Junior Sports Personality of the Year.
  1. Dedicated
  2. Committed
  3. Inspiring

Nominee Details

Will Jackson 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Ben Fullick office@mattfiddes-sussex.co.uk Coach

Reasons for Nomination

A passionate and dedicated sportsman, Will has shown great commitment to martial arts, his club and local community. His desire to help and mentor others (young and old) is a testament to his strength of character, also reflected in his eagerness to attend any training sessions going! Will is a valuable member of the team and represents his club with great pride, throwing himself into community events, teaching junior classes and even making instructional videos with the help of his coach. In short, Will’s genuine passion for the sport means that he goes above and beyond and that vigour can be felt across the club and local community. His approachable nature means he’s always on hand to help with nerves, training tips or just a friendly smile. The extent of his commitment is reflected in his perfect grading record and his multiple wins across county, national and international level competitions, which have seen him take home 5 golds and 2 silvers across 2019/2018 alone. His progress in the sport, his inspirational commitment and strength of character and his impact on both the team and club make him a perfect nominee for Specsavers Young Sports Personality of the Year.
  1. Dedicated
  2. Passionate
  3. Inspirational

Sports Club of the Year

Nominee Details

Guildford City Boxing Club N/A

Nominator Details

Tony Gorham agorham118@gmail.com Supporting moving to charitable status

Reasons for Nomination

Guildford City Boxing Club is Guildford's best kept secret. This authentic boxing gym has been teaching, training and showcasing amateur and professional boxers since it started life in the 1920s. We offer 'Boxing for All' – for those who want to compete, for those who want to take on a new challenge, for those who want to learn the art and techniques of boxing and for those searching for an extreme workout. The club now offer a non-contact boxing club for fitness. It's many young people have found that the club embraces their needs, makes them feel important and a very strong bond with the team and their peers. The club wouldn’t be where is, if it wasn’t for the dedicated team behind it: Ben Harmsworth - head coach and chairman John Edwards - head coach and club secretary Michael bartell - coach and executive committee Jesse Easton - coach and club vice chairman Kazy kindon - coach and executive committee Vinnie lamport - minors head coach Dave clegg - minors coach Martin Bolstridge - coach and boxfit Jimmy lee - coach Ricky Tizard - trainee coach Joel bartell - trainee coach Ben Elstone - helper Andy wells – helper A formidable team indeed, all focussed on the wellbeing of it's members.
  1. Holistic
  2. focused
  3. professional

Nominee Details

Sean Crooke 07774494939 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Sean Crooke seancrooke007@gmail.com Club Member

Reasons for Nomination

Worplesdon Rangers over the last few years have worked closely with Guildford County School in obtaining grants for their new MUGA pitch. Also only May of this year saw the opening of a brand new and improved full size 3G pitch @ Kings College working closely with both the School, Guildford Borough Council, Surrey FA other member Clubs Inc. Woking FC and Guildford Saints. As a Club we are constantly looing to improve the level of our coaching and always support any Coaches looking to improve their qualifications by helping financially and finding the right courses. we also look to help our members get onto referee courses. DofE students are a regular part of our Club and we currently have a minimum of 4 at this time. The Club also looks to help local families when it come to membership fees, lifts and support so their children get a chance to play football. We have a strong Ethos which confirms our commitment to offering a safe and friendly environment for all Children regardless of ability as we offer "Football for All"
  1. Friendly
  2. Welcoming
  3. Supportive

Sports Personality of the Year

Nominee Details

Alice masterman 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Bella fellows idfellows@outlook.com sailing partner

Reasons for Nomination

I have sailed with Alice for the past year in the 49er FX and we formed a new partnership due to recommendations from the RYA and British Sailing Team. I was new to the boat and it was a big step up but with alices help I picked it up really quickly. We had a lot on as we were 5th ranked boat in the UK and not on funding and in 8 months we were expected to achieve a funding result and be able to train with the 4 other boats at a high standard. To put it in perspective we couldn’t even keep it up right at this point! We put our heads down and sailed for 3 months by ourselves in Weymouth Monday to Friday and caught up to speed with number 4. We then trained with them over the winter in Portugal and had our first event in March 2019. We went in with little expectation and just wanted to finish every race. The event had 66 FXs, the biggest event this cycle to date, and we finished 32nd overall and 21st European. This was the first stage of the UK Olympic trials for the test event this summer and we finished 3rd British boat. After that we had a World Cup event where we also finish 3rd Brit and then our big outcome event at the weymouth Europeans in May. We finished 27th European and 3rd British boat which meant we consistently finished top 3 Brit and 3rd in the trials process which has blown all expectations. We managed to do this on limited funding and limited coaching hours due to our previous ranking and on the oldest boat! We worked really hard for it and we couldn’t have done it without each other and we brought the best out of each other and work incredibly well as a team. A lot of hard work goes into organising the campaign and I keep the boat well maintained but Alice makes sure it gets there! Part time she coaches young aspiring sailors and we both worked at the 29er Europeans this summer and it’s a great feeling to have a little fan club of sailors who are passionate about your campaign as much as we are. Her hard work has paid off and she is now head coach of two squads this winter and manages to balance this all around a busy sailing schedule and a masters degree in real estate. We have 5 years to 2024 but if we keep up this momentum, attitude and team work the selections should be ours. I’m really pleased with how we have done and we both say we couldn’t have done it without each other’s hard work and contribution to the team
  1. Super
  2. Organised
  3. Motivated

Nominee Details

Michelle Ware 19 years or over

Nominator Details

IVO C MANDRADZHIYSKI i.mandradzhiyski@gmail.com Team Coach

Reasons for Nomination

Michelle is a member of the very successful Guildford city masters squad and has been a team captain and leader in her many years in this squad. She has had a outstanding summer in the 18th FINA World Masters Championships in South Korea ( Gwanju 2019). She has won a totall of 6 Gold Medals and 1 Bronze Medal. Winning; 50m and 100 Freestyle . 50m Butterfly, 50m Backstroke, 4x50m Freestyle, 4x 50m Medley relays. Bronze: 100m Butterfly. In her years in the club she has been and inspiration and example for all people around her. Her character and dedication to the sport has moved everyone around her to strive for greatness. She has always been a great support for other teammates and worked with the coach the deliver a high standard of work. She is a winner of countless British Records, European and even World Records and i can't think of a person who is more deserving of this award.
  1. Driven for success
  2. Hard working
  3. Hearth of a team

Sports Team of the Year

Nominee Details

Guildford City Masters Squad 19 years or over

Nominator Details

IVO C MANDRADZHIYSKI i.mandradzhiyski@gmail.com Team Coach

Reasons for Nomination

1. The squad collectively has been awarded 26 World Masters Championship Medals in South Korea (Gwanju 2019). That is the highest level of competition for masters swimming around the world. The medals were won from the following people: Michelle Ware, Michael Hodgson, Christina Victor, Lynda Coggins, David Bryant, Robert Doran. Jodie Cox member of Guildford City masters squad represented Great Britain in the World Transplant Games in Newcastle (2019) winning 7 medals and claiming 2 World Records. Hannah Kitchen also member of the squad, was selected to represent Great Britain in the forthcoming World Beach Games in Doha (2019). 2. The team has consistently showed the highest form of professionalism and team spirit. They have worked extremely hard together to achieve their goal of representing Guildford City swimming club and Great Britain in the best of their ability in the highest stage in this sport. 3. Guildford City masters squad has shown incredible improvements thought the the years. The previous World Masters Championship in Budapest (2017) held once every 2 years. The team managed to win 7 medals compared to this summers massive step up to 26 medals in South Korea (2019).
  1. Great positive team spirit
  2. Goal driven
  3. High standard of excellence

Surrey Playing Fields Young Volunteer of the Year

Nominee Details

Elena Rose 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Richard Dwyer sophiecarlotta@gmail.com 07801 450427 Flair Gymnastics Club Founder & CEO

Reasons for Nomination

I would like to nominate Elena Rose for the Young Volunteer of the Year Award. Elena shows real commitment to performing and coaching gymnastics and has been passionate about the sport from a young age. She began her gymnastics adventures at the age of 4 and at the age of 11 joined Flair Gymnastics Club Guildford Spectrum. Her natural flair and ability matched with her strong work ethic helped her to improve quickly as she worked her way through the award syllabus. Within a couple of terms Elena was chosen to become a member of Flair’s Display Squad Team. As a member of the squad she improved her tumbling and acrobatic skills and also learned what it was like to work as a member of a team and how to support each other as you learn new skills together. Elena’s Lead Coach Sam Archer spotted her potential and suggested that Elena became a Volunteer Assistant Coach in March 2016 just before her 13th birthday. Elena jumped at the chance. A Volunteer Assistant Coach is someone new to coaching who is interested in learning from the experienced Flair coaching and management team in a volunteer position. Being a Volunteer Assistant Coach Elena was able to learn how to coach gymnastics skills and how to work with the coaching team under the guidance of her Lead Coach and mentor Sam Archer. She was also trained to deliver spectacular service at the Flair Necessities Training Day delivered by Flair Founder & CEO Richard Dwyer and she attended her technical coaching training course. Elena has strong support from both her parents who have always made sure that she arrives on time to her classes making sure that she never lets down the team and have encouraged her with every opportunity that has come her way. Elena’s mum Katerina is a great supporter of all things Flair and she also volunteers at Flair events helping out at the registration desk and being an all round positive ball of energy. Her approach has rubbed off on Elena. Katerina loves seeing her daughter grow in confidence as both a gymnast and a coach over the years. Elena’s ability and interest in sport from a young child has inspired her to follow a career as a sports physiotherapist and Elena is now studying for her BTEC in Sport as well as Psychology and English A Levels. She also belongs to a girls football team and will always be very passionate about her gymnastics. Elena excelled as a Volunteer Assistant Coach from 2016 until 2019 and shows continued commitment to her personal development and dedication to her club by working her way up the ranks. She is a positive role model to all the young gymnasts that she inspires and enjoys supporting them as they develop their skills and confidence and she especially enjoys working with the Special Educational Needs and Disability gymnastics classes and seeing the children's progress. Richard Dwyer Flair Gymnastics - Founder & CEO
  1. Committed
  2. Positive
  3. Inspirational

Volunteer of the Year

Nominee Details

Alan Tingay 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Daniel Morris djs_morris@hotmail.co.uk Club member

Reasons for Nomination

Alan has kept Wey Valley Indoor Bowls Club afloat for over 20 years. He is the current club secretary, treasure, league secretary, membership secretary and fixture Secretary. Doing all these roles as a volunteer and asking for nothing in return. He is the first port of call for our 450 members and does so much to make the club a success, welcome new members. He has handled challenging matters for the club with skill and dedication so this award would be fitting for such a hard working but humble man.
  1. Dedicated
  2. Humble
  3. Fun

Nominee Details

Graham Sampson 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Danielle Holdsworth dani@calax.com Club Member

Reasons for Nomination

Graham has been involved in providing a fulfilling and rewarding rugby experience to many children in the Minis section of Guildfordians RFC for around 15 years. Guildfordians RFC is a rugby club based on Stoke Park in the heart of Guildford with over 450 child members. Graham is currently the Head Coach of the Guildfordians Under 10s section. What makes Graham’s commitment to this group particularly special is that his own boys have long since grown up and left the club, yet Graham's passion and commitment to children and rugby sees him continue to deliver rugby training to this day. Many of the children will have known Graham since they joined the club as 3-4 year olds, so Graham's dedication to coaching has a pivotal impact on their personal development by instilling within them the RFU values of teamwork, respect, enjoyment, discipline and sportsmanship . Under Graham's unwavering enthusiasm and fervent commitment to their development and enjoyment of rugby, the team numbers have grown steadily, and we now regularly have around 30 boys and girls training every Sunday morning at Stoke Park and taking part in at least 5 rugby festivals per year. His leadership has also inspired other parents to get involved as coaches and as a result, he has increased the number of dedicated coaches across the age group from 6 to 8 in the space of just 1 season. In addition to coaching, Graham plays a very active role in the club to ensure its smooth running. Graham has a unique ability to get things done at the Club without ruffling feathers – he’s a ‘do-er’ and despite his outwardly affable and friendly nature, he’s not afraid to challenge the status quo if it benefits the children. Modest to the core, Graham rarely takes personal credit for the exceptional hard work he puts in, week after week, for 8 months of the year. Graham is always first there on a Sunday morning, ensuring the pitches are set up for the training and the kitchen is operating to provide everyone with hot food and drink. And when many of us have left the pitch after training in the rain, wind and cold, Graham is the first to ensure the kit is returned to the Clubhouse and those who need it will have a pint poured for them when he steps in behind the bar. Once the rugby season has ended, Graham doesn’t hang up his sporting boots – he spends his summer coaching cricket to children at the Wood Street Village Cricket Club. Graham’s commitment to the children of Guildfordians RFC is unwavering, his enthusiasm is infectious and without him, we wouldn’t have the happy, disciplined and fulfilled rugby players and coaches we have in our age group. I couldn’t think of a more deserving candidate for this award and he has the support of so many parents who would agree.
  1. Tireless - in his commitment to the children members of the club
  2. Inspiring - to so many children as they grow in their characters
  3. Selfless - in ensuring all the children have the best experience they can, both on the pitch as team players and off the pitch as members of our rugby club family

Nominee Details

Helen Gray 07875362506 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Andrew Isherwood andrewisherwood@hotmail.co.uk GRC Committee member

Reasons for Nomination

Helen has tirelessly promoted women’s rowing in Guildford over the last 5 years. In her role as vice-captain of rowing for women’s rowing at Guildford Rowing Club, she devotes significant hours each week to encouraging active participation in the sport of rowing for women, a number of them learning to row for the first time at GRC. On top of her own personal training, she has led training, coaching and competing from adult beginners to those with more experience. Her positive energy has been critical to the continued growth of our women’s squad, and Guildford Rowing Club more broadly. Helen has supported a group of senior volunteer coaches to ensure that their knowledge is passed on to beginners. Under Helen’s stewardship the Guilford Women’s squad has competed and won at national level competitions
  1. Positive
  2. Passionate
  3. Supportive

Young Sports Team of the Year

Nominee Details

Wey Valley Indoor Bowls Club u25 team 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Daniel Morris djs_morris@hotmail.co.uk Club member

Reasons for Nomination

Wey Valley a u25 team reached the final 4 in the country of the nationwide club 2 triples competition, competing against some of the best young players in the country. Bowls often has the stigma as an old man's games but our team show anyone can play and we have a player who is autistic as one of our stars.
  1. Diverse
  2. Stigma-changing
  3. Fun

Nominee Details

Avalanche u10 inline hockey team 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Chloe Tombs chloetombs@googlemail.com Club volunteer

Reasons for Nomination

I am nominating the u10s team at avalanche inline hockey club for their achievements. Avalanche are an inline hockey team based out of bisley and competing in the bipha league. They finished 4th in the league which was enough to secure their place at nationals Nationals are held in rotherham against teams from north, south and central and is the most prestigious tournament of the season. At nationals they lost their first game to their rivals in south Hornets 5-1, but their teamwork and dedication both leading up to the nationals and whilst competing over nationals weekend, Saw them win the rest of their games in their group and make it to the final. To face hornets again, this time doing the unthinkable and beating Hornets 4-1 to walk away national champions. Which is by means no easy task. The team ranges from 8 to 11 years old and all season worked tiredlessly both on and off the rink, practising their skills and fitness. The children's dedication and team morale was impeccable and was great to see certain players take on a leadership role and boost the rest of the team.
  1. Dedicated
  2. Team players
  3. Champions

Nominee Details

Guildford Saints Lions U16s 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Steve Maher stevemaher2004@yahoo.co.uk Team Manager

Reasons for Nomination

Guildford Saints Lions U16s football team won the 2019 Surrey County Cup. On the way to winning the most prestigious football trophy in Surrey the team beat many other teams including the winner of the competition for the last four seasons. In addition the team were promoted to the Surrey Youth League Premier Elite division, the highest standard league in Surrey and won numerous tournaments throughout the summer across Surrey. To win the Surrey County Cup is an outstanding achievement for Guildford Saints, a local Guildford club competing against far larger clubs such as Leatherhead FC, Sutton United, Farnham Town to name just a few. It cannot be stressed what an amazing achievement this is for this local Guildford team
  1. Passionate
  2. Determined
  3. Resilient

Sport Woking Awards 2019

Active Community Project of the Year

Nominee Details

Isha Nandra 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Raja Prasanna rajaprasanna@gmail.com Husband

Reasons for Nomination

Isha Nandra started providing free and paid for Bollywood dance classes over 4 years now. Starting at Winston sports centre and now holding them at the Maybury Centre, she has opened up classes to woman, predominantly Asian origin, to help combat physical and emotional health variants. Some are very regular attendees whilst others come at odd occasions, however Isha has created a platform for a ladies only class working on their cardio, strength and flexibility. They are supported by one another and the class is structured so that they feel comfortable to etrwnd and it has been beneficial physically and mentally for them
  1. Positive
  2. Caring
  3. Hard working

Nominee Details

Forest Hub- Youthbox Monday night 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Zareena Zed youthboxsurrey@yahoo.co.uk youthbox

Reasons for Nomination

The project is for young people age 10 til 16 and its offers non contact boxing and fitness and games and youthwork , it has been running for 9 months with over 20 young people improving health, social skills and mental well being , it been great for social action as the youthwork element has offered some strong element of looking at societies issues this discussions and ideas happen after the exercise and combining the two has given excellent social skills an depth to the development of young people both mind and soul and body. Young people have overcome challenges such as getting more focused at school due to ADHD, non school attenders have integrated well and other have shared re family issues and developed great support networks. Activity levels have definitely gone up with the young people from the estate. they are all very engaged enjoying boxing , and circuits totally keen. We have volunteers working on the project.
  1. project great for fitness
  2. space for ideas and social action
  3. social welcoming and fun!

Nominee Details

Ali Waheed 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Josh Crooks jcrooks639@gmail.com Friend

Reasons for Nomination

Ali has single handedly improved the quality of boxing in Woking. He has taken kids of the streets with knives and put them in the ring with gloves. Ali has been inspiring and and I feel honoured to have worked alongside him. Despite his success Ali continues to improve and his morals have not he threatened. Despite competition Ali’s focus and goals to have an impact on the lives of young people in a positive way has not been altered. I travelled from Plymouth Devon to be apart of Ali’s event and am very proud to have represented The knives down gloves up community with continuous support from Ali before, during and after the event. Ali deserves recognition for the work him and his Team have put in to promoting not just boxing but a work ethic, drive and discipline into the lives of people across multiple generations.
  1. Passionate
  2. Driven
  3. Selfless.

Nominee Details

Ali Waheed 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Krisztina Sztojka krisztinasztojka1@gmail.com Friend

Reasons for Nomination

I am nominating for ali waheed because he has made the community come together in woking, he looks after his fighters, every event he makes is family friendly everyone who turns up to watch the shows are always satisfied and has a night to remember i personally have brought my child with me to one of the shows and we all enjoyed it. Ali has put a lot of work into this and continues to do so, he deserves an award for his hard work as he is the only one in woking that is doing an amazing sport such as boxing in woking town.
  1. Hard working
  2. Caring
  3. Organised

Nominee Details

Bilal ali waheed 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Raheel Nasir raheel.nasir@outlook.com Friend

Reasons for Nomination

Ali Waheed has created a white collar boxing platform in Woking for the young generation to flourish in by allowing them to pick up certain important life skills that can be transferable in work/social life. He raises awareness on mental health and knife crime issues within the younger generation by helping raise donations. Ali is now onto his 5th show and has already had special guests such as MP Jonathan Lord and Deputy Mayor Saj attend to show support in his community efforts. His focus on reducing crime on the streets is why we support him majorly as it has helped so many get off the streets and live healthier lifestyles.
  1. Hard working
  2. Caring
  3. Organised

Nominee Details

Ali Waheed 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Abdul Tahid calibra99@hotmail.com Acquaintance

Reasons for Nomination

Ali has done so much for the community its unbelievable. He is the most selfless person that I have ever come across. He works day and night for our community. Not once puts himself first, and not once takes any credit for all the hard work he does. His results and success does the speaking for him. He has organised 4 boxing shows across 2 towns ALL in the space of 12 months. He has united community's together regardless of age, gender and race. He is the champion for anti knife crime which is plaguing our streets. His stance on "knifes down gloves up" has really highlighted and made awareness on the knife crime issue we have today. He has taken the youth off the streets and given them a platform to do something productive in their lives and gives them something to work towards to make them better citizens of our town. He really is someone the people in Woking look up to, but as I said at the start, he really is not getting the recognition he deserves. I think it's about time we start to recognise and award the people who work day and night to make better the lives of other. Mr Ali Waheed, you have my vote.
  1. Selfless
  2. Hardworking
  3. Leader

Nominee Details

Ali Waheed 19 years or over

Nominator Details

William Young wpyoung@hotmail.co.uk Friend

Reasons for Nomination

Ali is providing a platform for people to get fit and participate in an excellent show, all for the cause of raising awareness for mental health charities and knife crime. I personally have benefited from this organisation and has helped me in my battles with mental health issues.
  1. Hard working
  2. Dedicated
  3. Friendly

Nominee Details

Ali Waheed 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Aqeel Zaman aqeelzaman10@gmail.com Boxer And Friend

Reasons for Nomination

Ali Waheed has started his boxing company last year August 18th 2018 to keep the youths of Woking off the streets and he has done that. He has now about to do his 5th show in a year and what amazing achievement that is for anybody .he has given the youths and anybody else the platform to get off the streets put on a pair of gloves and see where the sport takes you. He has to be the most unselfish person I know who takes his time and effort out to support others.
  1. Ambitious
  2. Generous
  3. Highly Driven

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Ali Waheed 19 years or over

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Hamza nawaz hamza78610@hotmail.com Community member

Reasons for Nomination

Ali has been putting on events for the youth of woking to combat the rise of knife crime by instead training them in sports and using boxing as an avenue to release tension and anger. This helps the community as violence has decreased and the youth are putting the knives down and gives up instead
  1. Brave
  2. Inspiring
  3. Genuine

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Ali Waheed 19 years or over

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Numaan Ahmed numaan31@hotmail.com Friend

Reasons for Nomination

This individual has overcome many personal shortcomings prior and through the formation of his own White Collar boxing promotion, Combat Sports League. Attending some of the fight nights in Aldershot and Woking, it was apparent how much time and effort was invested into the preparation of each show. Boxing promoters tend to face a lot of criticism and scrutiny from the non-boxing crowds. This is something that Ali has been dealing with, yet he constantly builds on the criticism he faces in order to attract his events to every market that attend the events. Since the existence of Combat Sports League, many members of the community have grown the courage to pick up the gloves and step into the ring. Ali has been able to facilitate excellent training camps for each fighter that signs up. As the promotion continues to grow after each event, more people are willing to enquire from Ali about how to fight for his promotion. The ethos of this company is clear to see for the general person. The aim is to take the youth, who lack opportunities to engage in sport and decide to waste their lives away in crime, and bring them into the sport of boxing, enabling them to become disciplined, respectful and regimental members in the community.
  1. Passionate
  2. Patient
  3. Resilient

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Ali Waheed 19 years or over

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Amaan Hussain amaanh53@gmail.com Family friend

Reasons for Nomination

Ali Waheed has been a brilliant role model and inspiration to the community and myself by organizing a boxing event which took part August 18th 2018 and has done 4 shows already and the 5th on the way. This gave alot of youngsters a chance to get off the streets and make something of themselves and a better person by organising these shows and also a new experience for people who have never boxed. I believe he has done an outstanding job and has come a very long way with alot of haters and doubters to prove them wrong that anything is possible if you believe in your self and dont let others get in the way of your journey. Ali my brother keep up the hard work may Allah swt bless you soth more success and happiness ameen.
  1. Role model
  2. Inspiration
  3. Humble

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Ali Waheed 19 years or over

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Yasir yas_753@hotmail.com Friend

Reasons for Nomination

Helps kids stay in boxing
  1. Nice
  2. Honest
  3. Heavy

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Ali Waheed 19 years or over

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Asiah Abdoullahi abdoullahi_a@yahoo.com no relation - just know of him

Reasons for Nomination

Ali has inspired and motivated many young people in the woking community. He has pushed young people to take part in boxing and encouraged them to achieve their aspirations and stay on the right path. He has inspired many people in woking to take up their passion, I know this because my brother has been boxing for combat sports league and he has decided to take boxing seriously and follow it through as a career because of the opportunities Ali has created for him and many others. He organises events very well and makes them enjoyable to all ages of the community. He has given open opportunities to the woking community and he is very humble.
  1. Inspiring
  2. Motivator
  3. Ambitious

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Ali Waheed 19 years or over

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Alex clarke alexclarke93@yahoo.com Boxed on his show

Reasons for Nomination

I have nominated Ali after being invited to fight on his show at last minute. I love what the show stands for, I have suffered for mental health for years and years, this didn’t bother Ali in the sense he treated me in the same way he did everyone else. At weigh ins he boosted my confidence and told me I’ve got this. He didn’t Judge my scars and was happy to listen to my past or what my anxiety’s were on fight night. He will be staying a friend and I feel like I could go to him when ever I’m struggling, despite not knowing him for long ! That led not happen often !
  1. Humble
  2. Interesting
  3. Calming

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Bilal Ali Waheed 19 years or over

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Borhen Hizaoui bocube89@hotmail.com Friend

Reasons for Nomination

Bilal started with a vision to help give back to the community and to various charities by setting up the Combat Sports League. It has gotten more people off the street to help reduce street crime and to give people an opportunity to work on their health by training as boxers. Having witnessed how much work Bilal has put in and the results that have come, it is a true credit to all the work he has put in that it is paying off. Since the start each event has gotten bigger and more people are coming forward to change their lives and do something different for themselves even not to participate but there in support. Bilal is a fantastic person and always puts other people’s needs before his own which shows the type of person he is.
  1. Loyal
  2. Trustworthy
  3. Passionate

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Ali Waheed 19 years or over

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Zoheab Sahi Zoheab-Sahi@hotmail.co.uk Friend

Reasons for Nomination

I am nominating Ali for this award as I have been a friend of his for many years and I believe he truly deserves this award. In the past year since he has created combat sports league, I have seen the affect it has had on the community from the very first show up until now planning his 5th show. He has shown a lot of people, youngsters in particular that carrying a knife doesn't make you cool and if you want people show people that you're tough, then put the gloves on and settle this in the ring for a great cause. Ali has supported a lot of causes and charities such as woking hospice, mind mental health awareness, refugees in Syria, the poppy appeal and many more. Not only is he doing work in person, he is massive on social media and has a big platform that has been recognised by a lot of people out of town. He's had fighters and special guests come from all over the country to show their support to combat sports league. Ali has encouraged people to not be afraid about any illnesses they suffer and to speak up as combat aoirts league is here for them. Ali had personally suffered from mental health and has shared his story with everyone to encourage them to not be afraid and that they are not alone. Boxing is a great way of letting anger and stress out which is what a lot of people suffer from so Ali's shows not only helping the community physically but mentally as well. Combat sports league caters for everyone and anyone, they have had fighters from all different races and backgrounds take part and they all support the main message that combat sports league is coming out. Knives Down Gloves Up!
  1. Inspiring
  2. Dedicated
  3. Respectful

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Bilal Ali Waheed 19 years or over

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Sunil Chandarana sunilchandarana48@hotmail.com Partners cooperative

Reasons for Nomination

An outstanding and highly motivated individual who has personally helped to create a new avenue for various age groups in Woking. Bilal is very committed and hard working and cares about the youth and future generations. A role model that Woking should be proof of.
  1. Determined
  2. Dynamic
  3. Industrious

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Ali Waheed 19 years or over

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Kieron King k94king2@hotmail.co.uk Friend/Associate

Reasons for Nomination

During a time where many people look to resolve their issues with negative actions, it has become very difficult for younger people in particular, to find positive influences within their communities. Much of today’s issues within the younger community are a direct result of not having much to do or anywhere to go. People need to be stimulated. Having something to do on a regular basis makes your life feel purposeful. Without a routine people become apathetic and eventually depressed, frustrated or enraged. These types of emotions, on top of living in poverty/a low income household, a lack of education amongst other problems are what lead to crime and anti-social behaviour. The government is failing communities like our own, by not providing us the right type of amenities. There needs to be more funding pumped into lower income and impoverished areas, or the consequences become dire. We are already seeing an increase in crime and violence across the country, even in “green old Surrey.” I grew up in Woking (Sheerwater). I know how the town is, what different types of people think and feel. I understand the morale of the youth and where their minds are at, as I too felt the same. Most of the kids today feel as though they don’t belong anywhere in particular. Even those in cosier, more fortunate homes don’t feel as though they are a part of anything, let alone kids who go back to dysfunctional homes everyday. Children need to be able to go somewhere, where they can escape the burden of any pressure or misery they regularly face. They need to be around positive and driven individuals, who are willing to put a hand out to them when no one else is really interested. Platforms like CSL (Combat Sports League) are a ‘go to’ opportunity for younger and older people to vent and channel their frustrations, in a way that pulls them away from disorderly conduct. They’re able to test themselves in a way where they can improve on both their physical and mental health. It offers you the chance to get fit, improve on your social skills as well as becoming a part of a growing family of like-minded individuals who all want the best for themselves, each other and their community. If more people were as driven and inspired as Ali is, then almost all communities would surely and gradually improve. He comes from humble beginnings and is someone who wants the absolute best for everybody in Woking, regardless of their age, race, gender or beliefs. We all the same where CSL is concerned... It is not about fighting each other, rather fighting our problems. There is much to do in order to solve many of society’s problems, but this is certainly a step in the right direction. If one positive person is able to help a lot of people, then imagine what a lot of positive people could end up doing. Ali deserves all the help he needs in order to carry on doing what he is doing. He is a credit to his community and a good man. CSL absolutely deserves this award.
  1. Inspiring
  2. Ambitious
  3. Humble

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Ali Waheed 19 years or over

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Akbar akbarhassan7866@gmail.com Friend

Reasons for Nomination

Providing opportunities for the youth to interact and raise awareness for various charities as well as making a difference in our community and others around.
  1. Helpful
  2. dedicated
  3. Motivated

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Ali Waheed 19 years or over

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Azza azza_50@hotmail.co.uk Friend

Reasons for Nomination

He’s been working hard in the community to get kids & adults off the street & to have some purpose/direction in their lives. Actively working towards a better community & to build relations between youth.
  1. Ambitious
  2. Driven
  3. Caring

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Ali Waheed 19 years or over

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Dan Sahi Daanyaalsahi@gmail.com Member of combat sports leauge

Reasons for Nomination

He has turned this community around, from an area filled with violence muggings and stabbings he has taken the fights from the streets and allowed our youths to channel there energy in a positive manner
  1. Brave
  2. Courageous
  3. Generous

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Bilal Ali Waheed 19 years or over

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Dot Pertiwi dotttp7@outlook.com Community Supporter

Reasons for Nomination

Ali lived on an estate with high numbers of single mothers and disaffected young people but, instead of moaning about the youth of today, he started to listen to them and, as a result, started a club with sporting activities and facilities the community. This is now used by a large number of local teenagers. He had to work hard to gain the support of the community other local businesses but was determined to succeed. Now, a once crime-ridden, hugely unpopular estate, is thriving with a real sense of purpose and achievement and crime rates have plummeted. Ali is a huge part of the community and with his determination and positivity he will continue to help and take pride in his community.
  1. Determined
  2. Generous
  3. Caring

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Ali waheed 19 years or over

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Faisal afridi faisalafridi15044@gmail.com Friend

Reasons for Nomination

With his idea of CSL i believe he has helped the younger generation realise more about mental health as well as the whole knife crime. I feel like he has made a massive impact on us and he has brought a whole new idea of allowing the community to take part in a spot (boxing) as well as unite them and raise awareness of mental health as well as #KnifesDownGlovesUp to allow us to better ourselves as well be active. He has raise money for multiple charities and bring the people of woking together. He deserves this Award for his hard work.
  1. Motivating
  2. Humble
  3. Good-hearted

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Ali wahead 19 years or over

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Imjustwoking imjustwoking@gmail.com Friend

Reasons for Nomination

Ali is one of the best guys out there he’s out going and does great in Everything and I pray he carry’s on like this he has made Woking proud of him as well as Gujar Khan Pakistan proud of him he’s a awesome guy to talk to an amazing coach and a is keeping young children off the street and away from knife crime in Woking and surrounding areas, keep doing what your doing bro #knivesdownglovesup ❤️🤟💯
  1. Humble
  2. Trustworthy
  3. Determined

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Bilal ali Waheed 19 years or over

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Mc khan hamzamunikhan@gmail.com Friend

Reasons for Nomination

Bilal ali Waheed has done a lot for our community taking kids off the streets Showing them a different path away from bad and criminal activity’s Also had done for charity’s raising money.
  1. Honest
  2. Loving and caring
  3. Hard worker

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Ali Waheed 19 years or over

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Amal Hajji amalgavardo@gmail.com Friend

Reasons for Nomination

I’m nominating Ali Waheed due to his work ethics ,his willingness to make his community a better place for the new generation. He’s a hard working individual, he never gave up,he has faced some struggles,sleepless nights and more... He started his project for a good reason and that’s why I believe he deserves this award.
  1. Passionate
  2. Dedicated
  3. Studious

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Bill Ali Waheed 19 years or over

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Ghazal Waheed ghazalaw@hotmail.co.uk Mother

Reasons for Nomination

Bilal is doing exactly what a responsible, kind and caring person should do in their community in regards to addressing and dealing with growing youth crimes especially drugs related. He is encouraging young people to channel their energies and spare time to participate in a sports which has positive impact on their self esteem and their well being. Local youth are provided with a perfect platform to know their strengths and their potential. His project is the best way to prevent youth issues, it also compliments other youth services available in the area.
  1. Hard Working
  2. Determine
  3. Kind

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Bilal Ali waheed 19 years or over

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Imran mamud imranmamud@hotmail.com Friend

Reasons for Nomination

Bilal Ali Whaeed is an outstanding member of our community, he’s a shining star for the youth who now turn to him. He has organised a league which allows all people to join and compete, this has allowed the youth to focus and improve their skills in all aspects. Bilal in my opinion is the one that deserves this.
  1. Passionate
  2. Caring
  3. Focused

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Bilal Ali Waheed 19 years or over

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Irtizaz irtizaz99@gmail.com Uncle

Reasons for Nomination

An inspiring boy with lots of energy and enthusiasm to do for the community. He motivated youth off the streets and join the Boxing as a sport. Organized multiple boxing events in Woking with overwhelming response from the youth and the community. Targeted the youth into healthy activities with self example and role model. People of community appreciated whole heartedly and supported the cause all the way.
  1. Inspiring
  2. Hard Working
  3. Upright

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Bilal Waheed 19 years or over

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Alliah aliya.altaf24@gmail.com Friend

Reasons for Nomination

Bilal is extremely encouraging and aspires others to take on a more healthy and active lifestyle. He is passionate about his work and the results he can bring.
  1. Motivated
  2. Passionate
  3. Aspirational

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Bilal Ali Waheed 19 years or over

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Bilal Hassan Akhtar bilal.akhtar@hotmail.co.uk Friend

Reasons for Nomination

Ali has been actively involved in community project where he is helping youngster to stay off the streets and get involved in boxing and more sports activities. He has worked really hard and has already done about 3 events successfully where all the boxers who have taken part are amateur boxers. They normally train for about 8 weeks before the match which helps them to keep fit for themselves and keeps them off the street or get in to wrong activities.
  1. Hard working
  2. Honest
  3. Committed

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Bilal Waheed 19 years or over

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Suzanne Akram suzanneakram@smef.org.uk None

Reasons for Nomination

Bilal has worked hard to get the local youth into sport. And provided a much needed activity. He leads by example and is full of energy and determination, using his own personal resources to make a difference to people’s lives.
  1. Committed
  2. Passionate
  3. Determined

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Bilal Ali Waheed 19 years or over

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Fatima Waheed fatimah_waheed93@hotmail.com Sister

Reasons for Nomination

I am nominating Bilal Ali Waheed as he has actively organised white-collar boxing shows since August 2018. He has just completed his fourth show which was in August 2019 at the Leisure Centre. His shows promote mental wellbeing and he has supported charities such as Mind! Not only is he helping local charities he is also helping the local youths. As we know knife crime is at an all-time high, youngsters are getting involved and carrying knifes. My brother’s boxing provides the youths with stability and instead of them roaming around the local streets not knowing what to do or where to go, his boxing has become a part of their life leading them astray from crime. He provides these young individuals with training prior to their boxing fight, thus helping them keep fit, improving their physical wellbeing and mental wellbeing as many studies have shown that psychical exercise can help people who suffer with mental health issues! Boxing is known as a sport of discipline and teaches these young individuals to learn how to respect each other and has been shown through their sportsmanship during their boxing fights! It has helped young people increase their confidence and self-esteem which is vital to ones mental health. I personally know two boxers who have been fighting in my brother’s white-collar boxing shows and they themselves have noticed an improvement in their physical and emotional wellbeing! Their mother has also noticed that her sons have been able to control their anger much more and their self-esteem has improved greatly. She personally came to my brother to thank him! My brother has also supported a young individual who is very much into his art and draws beautiful paintings of celebrities etc, my brothers platform has allowed this young man to showcase his talent and to put them up for auction in which the proceedings go to a mental health charity! This has helped this young individual increase his confidence in his work and give him the acknowledgment he deserves! Bilal Ali Waheed has been an asset to the Woking community! He is the exact kind of role model our residents need especially these young people. Youth centres have closed, and knife crime has gone shooting up. My brother has given these young people a chance to get off the streets, use their time wisely, keep physically fit and emotionally healthy. I am proud to call him my older brother!
  1. Caring
  2. Passionate
  3. Hardworking

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Ali Waheed 19 years or over

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Heather Kane heatheralicekane@gmail.com N/A

Reasons for Nomination

The Combat Sports League has put on many boxing events open to the public over the last year, which have encouraged many to take up the sport, or another similar sport. The ethos of the organisation is so important; there is always a clear promotion of the importance of mental health, and on stopping knife crime. Many young people have been given a productive outlet with this, and there is a sense of camaraderie that has been fostered by the Combat Sports League. It goes beyond sporting activity - it provides discipline, focus, ambition, fun, and support to those involved, as well as a sense of community to those who attend the events. So much work has been put into this organisation, and it's very obviously a cause close to the leader of the organisation's heart.
  1. Driven
  2. Compassionate
  3. Encouraging

Active School Innovation of the Year

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West Bylfeet Junior School N/A

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Geoff Harries gmharries@btopenworld.com parent

Reasons for Nomination

This school achieves sporting excellence in the breadth and depth of activities available for its students. We have seen this year more opportunities provided, especially for girls cricket.
  1. Outstanding
  2. Focussed
  3. Diverse

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Amber Hillier 19 years or over

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Mrs Clare Spires head@barnsbury.surrey.sch.uk Employer

Reasons for Nomination

I would like to nominate Amber Hillier, my PE leader, and Barnsbury Primary School and Nursery for the Active School Innovation of the Year award. I recognise the exceptional commitment Amber demonstrated, and the positive impact she had on increasing movement and fitness for the 450 pupils, aged 2-11, in our primary school within the last academic year. New creative approaches were introduced which enhanced and further developed our PE curriculum offer. These innovative ideas enabled pupils, particularly those who need it most, to be more active, more often. To launch the concepts and changes, Amber led staff training and assemblies to reinforce the importance of daily physical activity and the positive impact this has on your health. Following the launch, Amber introduced a weekly Boot camp club for pupils who do not engage in weekly statutory PE sessions (usually as they have forgotten kit). This ensured they still received their weekly exercise, in turn, reducing the amount of kit being forgotten! Vouchers were also created using sports premium funding and gifted to children who do not engage in any physical activity after school, either on site or off. These vouchers could be used to pay for a school run after school physical activity, such as skipping, cheerleading, netball, football or gymnastics club. Physical movement was introduced to assemblies once a week in whole school singing assembly. Active songs were introduced to get children physically moving whilst singing instead of the usual static sitting. Children were further encouraged to become more active more of the time, throughout the school day, everyday, using a variety of techniques in class. Teachers were introduced to Jump start Johnny, Fitter future and Super movers, a series of short movement clips, which they used for brain breaks mid lesson, on the hour every hour, or as warm up or cool down sessions at the start or end of a lesson. These were adopted by all classes daily and were highly effective in allowing children to stretch or exercise in the classroom throughout their school day. Amber led staff training, sharing practical activities and ways to incorporate movement into daily lessons - such as walking plenaries and magpie galleries, all simple ideas to get children on their feet during lessons whilst still learning. Zones were introduced to our playground which encouraged pupils to be more active in play during their lunch. Children who would walk, stand or sit for the duration of break time were now engaging in a range of different sporting or physical activities, self selected, further promoting active and healthy lifestyles across the whole school day. Ambers energy and enthusiasm for all things fitness and fun during this period of change and introduction of new concepts was infectious, and certainly rubbed off on the staff team across school. She led by example, allowing other teachers to follow her model and share her ideas and enthusiasm. I can confidently say all 450 Barnsbury pupils were more active daily as a result of these innovate ideas.
  1. Enthusiastic
  2. Passionate
  3. Committed

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Chris Sexton 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Gary Schofield gary.schofield@west-byfleet-junior.surrey.sch.uk Teacher

Reasons for Nomination

The opportunities he has given our children this year have been incredible, culminating in the school receiving the gold sports games mark. His dedication and drive to allow all children the opportunity to participate and achieve is commendable; subsequently, he is a well liked teacher at our school. Overall, Chris is has taken our school to the next level in P.E and this is down to the dedication he has for his role.
  1. Organised
  2. Dedicated
  3. Driven

Active Surrey Coach, Leader or Instructor of the Year

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Ashley Tombs 19 years or over

Nominator Details

karen speirs karenlspeirs@gmail.com secretary of avalanche inline hockey club

Reasons for Nomination

I would like to nominate Ashley for this award, as i believe he truly deserves recognition for his continued commitment, hard work and the success he has achieved over the last 2 years. When reading the description on this category, every point made resonated with Ashley. Ashley is a player coach and has been coaching since 2011 when the club was formerly ash avalanche and playing out of Ash,surrey. In 2017 Ashley took over the running of the club, reinventing it as Avalanche and the club moved to a new purpose built rink in Bisley. Since then the club has grown from just 16 players across two age groups (u12 and u14) to 5 teams during the 2018/2019 season and hopefully to 7/8 teams this coming season. The club currently has 60 registered players from the ages of 4 to 17. Ashley works tirelessly to promote the team, in which he coaches and trains all age groups,all this is done voluntary. Training takes place on Thursday and Friday evenings (3hours a week) with games being played across both Saturday and Sundays (this could be up-to 6 hours on one given weekend) to give the club/players 100% of his attention, therefore sacrificing his own weekends and family time. The successful growth of the club along with Ashley's enthusiasm and dedication both at training and on game days is only testament to the recent success the club has seen. This season saw the u12s and u14s both win the league at their respective ages. The u10 and u12 teams secured a nationals spot, (the most prestigious tournament of the year, where teams across the south,north, central and scotland compete up in Rotherham:) *The under 12s made the final, narrowly missing out and coming away runners up/second *The under 10s also made it to the final beating their rivals Hornets in the south 4-1 and being crowned national champions 2019 (after losing to them in their first game of the tournament 5-2 and only finishing 4th in the league overall) Ashley worked tirelessly with both the u10s and u12s leading up to the nationals, both on their fitness, work ethic and skill set. For both teams to make the finals, shows the team believed in his ethos and his/ their hard work paid off. Not only did he coach two teams at nationals, he also made it to the final himself as a player. Narrowly losing in the final to another southern team. Ashley gives 100% to all the players, giving them the best possible opportunities both on and off the rink, he strives to be the best and give the best and as i stated at the beginning thoroughly deserves recognition for his efforts. Myself and my son joined avalanche in 2016, and we have been made to feel part of the family. My son has strives under him and we have had been giving such great opportunities whilst at avalanche. I think this only shows in the growth the club has seen.
  1. Dedicated
  2. Inspiring
  3. Positive

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Joe Holden 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Paula hanson p.c.hanson03@hotmail.com My Twins coach

Reasons for Nomination

Joe has put in many hours of his time coaching the athletes at woking AC He has gone way far and beyond to help, advice and encourage His support is amazing. He is loved and respected by the athletes, especially the team of sprinters. He actually deserves a medal!
  1. Supportive
  2. Encouraging
  3. Amazing

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Richard Buckmaster 19 years or over

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Sarah Chtistopherson sarahbell2005@hotmail.co.uk None

Reasons for Nomination

Richard has been coaching the under 9s and now under 10s Mayford AFC football team. The team has grown and grown and Richard often found himself coaching 20 players +. He is the most positive, encouraging coach you could meet. When things aren’t going well, he has the wonderful ability to keep the players morals high and everyone positive. He is so encouraging and the kids respect him tremendously. They have gone from strength to strength with many players developing personally as a result of Richards advice and encouragement. My son started a year ago and he is unrecognisable as a player now. He could be aggressive and upset when things didn’t go his way and Richard has really developed him to be a team player with a positive attitude. Richard works tirelessly and is now coaching two teams every week often staying for two Sunday matches to make sure each kid gets a game. He goes well beyond the call of duty and we really appreciate his dedication and involvement. An absolutely amazing coach who doesn’t get paid but puts in so much effort and time!
  1. Encouraging
  2. Fair
  3. Dedicated

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Zareena Linney 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Abby Woodhouse abby.woodhouse@freedom-leisure.co.uk Manager

Reasons for Nomination

Zareena is an amazing coach, tying together youth work and boxing coaching. She is always positive with a smile on her face and is hugely passionate about what she does. She has a great rapport with young people from different backgrounds and has the ability to get them to open up to her. Her boxing sessions are lots of fun, a great workout and the young people really enjoy them. Since working on projects with Zareena for the last 9 months, she has developed and is now working on lots of different projects around the county. She has a great relationship with Active Surrey also.
  1. Passionate
  2. Positive
  3. Great rapport with young people

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Mr Joe Holden N/A

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Mrs Josephine Panton josephine.panton@ntlworld.com None

Reasons for Nomination

Joe Holden is a volunteer athletics coach and puts in around 45 hours per week at the Club and travels to all the relevant competitions throughout England. When my grandson (Tyler Panton) was chosen to run the U18 100m and 100m relay for England against Ireland this summer Joe even paid his own personal expenses to travel to Ireland to support him. He is 100% committed to the Club and to the Athletes and is a very fine Coach, having greatly improved my Grandson's ability and technique, and having raised his position to one of the top five in the U.K. (even though Tyler has only been in the Club for one year). His attitude to the athletes is very patient, caring and supportive and therefore the youngsters are very fond of him and put in all their effort to justify his very hard and knowledgable work. He is also extremely popular with the parents who trust him implicitly with their offspring's wellbeing and health. He is also good fun.
  1. Passionate
  2. Supportive
  3. Knowledgeable

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Vince Skillcorn 19 years or over

Nominator Details

James Lowe james-lowe@outlook.com Brother in Law

Reasons for Nomination

Fighting Fitness Judo is a unique Judo club. Head Coach Vince Skillcorn is one of only a handful of Judo coaches in the country to hold an MSc in Advanced Sports Coaching Practice. Combining years of personal Judo experience with everything learned studying gives Vince an edge not many Clubs can boast. He delivers fun classes with the child's development at the forefront of everything he does. He teaches over 650 kids across clubs and schools in Surrey.
  1. Dedicated
  2. Driven
  3. Ambitious

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Duncan Thompson 07909957799 19 years or over

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Christina Thompson dcthompson@sky.com 07811804026 Wife

Reasons for Nomination

Duncan is a PE teacher at a guildford based secondary school during the week. Working with young people to help them reach their potential on the pitch, track or court. Outside of work hours he is the head coach of the under 10' s white team for wokkng Cougars leading their weekly training sessions and taking their weekly fixtures. He has volunteered in this role for the last 5 years. Duncan also, on a sunday is the joint head coach for chobham rugby under 10s . Again, promoting enjoyment and sportsmanship whilst developing new skills. He again volunteers for this and has been a coach here for the last few years.
  1. Fair
  2. Patient
  3. Dependable

Nominee Details

Duncan Thompson 07909957799 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Christina Thompson dcthompson@sky.com 07811804026 Wife

Reasons for Nomination

Duncan is a PE teacher at a guildford based secondary school during the week. Working with young people to help them reach their potential on the pitch, track or court. Outside of work hours he is the head coach of the under 10' s white team for wokkng Cougars leading their weekly training sessions and taking their weekly fixtures. He has volunteered in this role for the last 5 years. Duncan also, on a sunday is the joint head coach for chobham rugby under 10s . Again, promoting enjoyment and sportsmanship whilst developing new skills. He again volunteers for this and has been a coach here for the last few years.
  1. Fair
  2. Patient
  3. Dependable

Freedom Leisure Inclusive Sports Award

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Michael Dey 19 years or over

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philippa CURPHEY philippa.curphey@cycling.org.uk colleague

Reasons for Nomination

Michael has been a long standing volunteer with Wheels For All since the project started 7 years ago. Michael's dedication to the charity is exceptional and he goes above and beyond to help us run our sessions every Sunday. Michael has a visual impairment and he has used his disability to empower and inspire children and adults of all ages and abilities to show that anything is possible on a bike if you put your mind to it. Michael has an extensive mechanical knowledge of all our specialist bikes and his ability to educate other volunteers has made him a valuable member of our team. We really think Michael deserves this award and so does his 9 year old Son James, who also comes along to help us run our sessions. James spends a lot time with the children who visit, he always makes them feel at ease and encourages them to get on their bikes and give it a go! Winning this award would give us the opportunity to thank Michael and his son for all of their hard work and efforts in changing peoples lives for the better!
  1. inspiring
  2. hard working
  3. knowledgeable

Outstanding Service to Sport

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Richard Grady 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Andy Burrell a.burrell@ntlworld.com Club Chairman

Reasons for Nomination

Richard as a founder member of WRFC in 1989 has given 100% every minute since through the ups and downs he has been the rock the club is based on often putting the club before everything else in his life. He is highly respected by all our members and those of our governing bodies the RFU and Surrey RFU and has driven the clubs local community inclusiveness policy. Richard is a doer rather than a talker it is not uncommon to see him sweeping out the changing rooms he truly leads by example and is the perfect example of rugby's values. As an example of his dedication he has recently suffered serious ill health enough to prevent any normal person from carrying out their duties but not Richard he has continued to seamlessly carry out his numerous roles in the club. When his current situation began it was testament to his incredible service to the club and community that we received hundreds of messages of support from members new and old and a large number of local residents. Richard has and continues to provide consistent outstanding service and is extremely well respected by all that have been lucky enough to know him.
  1. Selfless
  2. Dedicated
  3. Driven

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Faisal Khurshid 19 years or over

Nominator Details

bilal Ali Wahees bilalaliwaheed@gmail.com Friend

Reasons for Nomination

Football and cricket (Woking CC and Woking Maybury) First time Woking CC promoted to Prem Div Retaining Woking and maybury involving parents and people who left sports to play.
  1. Honest
  2. Hardworker
  3. Reliable

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Faisal Khurshid 19 years or over

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Zahid Mahmood a2zeeuk@gmail.com Nephew

Reasons for Nomination

He helped youngsters to get involved in sport. Keep them out of trouble and helped on other community projects.
  1. Talented
  2. Friendly
  3. Down to earth.

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Faisal Khurshid 19 years or over

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Asmaa asmaamahmood96@gmail.com Cousin

Reasons for Nomination

Because he has several clubs in cricket and football over the last 5 years and has helped over 300 players and parents across 6 clubs.
  1. Pleasant
  2. Respectful
  3. Sporty

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Faisal Khurshid 19 years or over

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Sidra Butt sidra89@hotmail.co.uk Husband

Reasons for Nomination

Dedicates a lot of time and effort to the team and Woking sports, is supportive has very good leadership skills and has a love for sports like no other.
  1. Analytical
  2. Perfectionist
  3. Team player

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Faisal Khurshid 19 years or over

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Lubna Sheikh misslsheikh786@gmail.com Friend

Reasons for Nomination

Faisal has supported several clubs in cricket and football over last 5 years, helping over 300 players and parents across 6 clubs. He is an extremely passionate cricketer, with a relentless commitment throughout the years in supporting the youth in his community. He has not only been an example in the sport, cricket, he has also been a huge support for building the confidence in important life skills of those involved in the club. This includes building initiative, team work and team spirit within his community to create an even brighter future for Woking. His patience and his dedication has been commendable in supporting all areas of his team.
  1. Dedicated
  2. Motivated
  3. Supportive

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faisal khurshid 19 years or over

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jeff burke burkejw100@virginmedia.com cricket

Reasons for Nomination

Time and efforts towards young children Efforts to understand pther clubs and sports across the borough
  1. hardworking
  2. supportive
  3. loyal

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Faisal Khurshid 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Yousuf hussain yhussain87@yahoo.com Player

Reasons for Nomination

Help in many clubs no matter who just so he can bring people together. A pillar to our community.
  1. Supporting
  2. Giving
  3. Friendly

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Me Faisal Khurshid 19 years or over

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Ms salma sumra salmasumra@aol.com Family friend

Reasons for Nomination

Very good player my children adore him and want to follow in his steps , has dedication and strength to follow his dream
  1. Hard working
  2. Dedicated
  3. Honest

Sports Personality of the Year

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Bradley Roberts 19 years or over

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Laura Roberts laura.lroberts@yahoo.com Sister in law

Reasons for Nomination

I’d like to nominate Bradley for this award because he’s been so inspirational this past year. In 2018, he was diagnosed with haemochromatosis. He was advised that it is something he’ll need to manage throughout his life. He was told he’d need to follow a certain diet, go for regular treatment at the hospital and that he’d need to take it easier on exercise. Bradley has always played football and currently plays for Knaphill Club. He had also recently got into boxing before this diagnosis. He was devastated to learn he may not be able to continue training. However, he has not let it beat him. Through the support of his family, friends and amazing trainer (Pete Mercer), he’s able to play football and continue his boxing. He actually won a title belt earlier this year! I think he should know how well he’s done and how proud we all are of him - especially his nephews!
  1. Brave
  2. Aspirational
  3. Determined

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Bradley Roberts 19 years or over

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Tony Roberts tonyroberts_1@icloud.com Father

Reasons for Nomination

Since a very early age Bradley has shown true sportsmanship in all aspects of sport, the very notion of teamwork is key to his success as a football player as a fighter , he is highly regarded by all who have had the pleasure to play with him or against him, he trains relentlessly while holding down a full time job, I am not being biased but he is the real deal a sportsman a gentleman and mentor to many people who train along side him, he is selfless when it comes to sports Whatever discipline he strides to be the best whilst giving his all.
  1. Sportsman
  2. Dedicated
  3. Humble

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Bradley Roberts 19 years or over

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Scott Garland scttgarland@hotmail.co.uk Friend

Reasons for Nomination

This year Bradley has worked hard to reach his goals, not giving up when things have gotten tough. He has inspired and helped others not only with Boxing but other sports in and around Woking. Boxing has been a passion of his for a few years now and he has come a long way to get where he is now, spending his time working out in the gym early mornings, boxing classes in the evenings. Early his year he had a belt match which he won and is currently working on achieving this again in December.
  1. Hard working
  2. good influence
  3. role model

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Paul Hodges 19 years or over

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Angela Gray edisedis79@hotmail.com None

Reasons for Nomination

Paul Hodges has been born and bred in Woking. He has always played for local clubs and now plays for our Town team. He is an amazing role model to our children, on and off the pitch- working as a teacher. He shows our children that their dreams can become a reality.
  1. Kind
  2. Hardworking
  3. Aspiring

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Josh Casey 19 years or over

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Daniel O'Sullivan daniel.osullivan@wokingfc.co.uk Supporter

Reasons for Nomination

Not only a fantastic footballer, but a fantastic guy too.
  1. Commitment
  2. Hard Work
  3. Consistency

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Josh Casey 19 years or over

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Ashling Donnelly Ashling90@me.com Fan

Reasons for Nomination

I'm voting for Josh Casey, captain of Woking FC, for this award. He is a highly personable and competent player, whose consistency, game after game, is remarkable, considering he is a part-time player who also holds down a day job.
  1. Leader
  2. Passion
  3. Consistency

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Josh Casey 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Sam Boultwood samboultwood@hotmail.co.uk Supporter

Reasons for Nomination

Josh has been a exemplary example of how to behave and conduct yourself when representing Woking (& Woking FC). He has shown incredible commitment and determination to work full time and continually perform for the club and provide the perfect example for the younger generation.
  1. Leadership
  2. Passion
  3. Determination

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Josh Casey 19 years or over

Nominator Details

John Walters j.lasource@gmail.com none

Reasons for Nomination

Josh is captain of Woking FC a club going through the mill over the last years. Promoted, relegated, and then once again promoted, Woking is now finding once more its destiny. The efforts of Alan Dowson and Martin Tyler, the manager and assistant manager have no doubt been key in that resurrection, but they acknowledge the incredible effort put forward by the captain Josh Casey. This young man despite carrying a full-time job manages to get in training and play two league games per week, a remarkable feat while maintaining a high level of fitness. His sense of humour and level headed leadership inspire all those around him. His dressing room style is legend, and his contribution to the team and the increasing importance of Woking as a football team is the result. Woking FC has had greatness in its history, and now it seems that time is returning. Josh I believe is part of that return.
  1. Passionate
  2. Leader
  3. Vitality

Nominee Details

Josh Casey 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Barney Fisher barney.fisher@outlook.com Fan

Reasons for Nomination

Led Woking to promotion as captain and showed experience and leadership in motivating teammates, especially during various dramatic comebacks, particularly the play off game against Wealdstone
  1. Leadership
  2. Passion
  3. Consistency

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Ali Waheed 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Aqeel Zaman aqeelzaman10@gmail.com Boxer

Reasons for Nomination

Ali Waheed has started his boxing company last year August 18th 2018 to keep the youths of Woking off the streets and he has done that. He has now about to do his 5th show in a year and what amazing achievement that is for anybody .he has given the youths and anybody else the platform to get off the streets put on a pair of gloves and see where the sport takes you.
  1. Ambitious
  2. Generous
  3. Highly Driven

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Ali Waheed 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Asad Ali 2573aa@gmail.com coach

Reasons for Nomination

He has done amazing successful shows in woking leisure centre.
  1. Humble
  2. Kind
  3. Helpful

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Ali Waheed 19 years or over

Nominator Details

William Young wpyoung@hotmail.co.uk Friend

Reasons for Nomination

Giving people a platform to get fit, participate in an excellent all for the cause of mental health awareness and knife crime.
  1. Dedicated
  2. Hard Working
  3. Friendly

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Ali Waheed 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Aqeel Zaman aqeelzaman10@gmail.com Boxer And Friend

Reasons for Nomination

Ali Waheed has started his boxing company last year August 18th 2018 to keep the youths of Woking off the streets and he has done that. He has now about to do his 5th show in a year and what amazing achievement that is for anybody .he has given the youths and anybody else the platform to get off the streets put on a pair of gloves and see where the sport takes you. He has to be the most unselfish person I know who takes his time and effort out to support others.
  1. Ambitious
  2. Generous
  3. Highly Driven

Nominee Details

Ali Waheed 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Aqeel Zaman aqeelzaman10@gmail.com Boxer And Friend

Reasons for Nomination

Ali Waheed has started his boxing company last year August 18th 2018 to keep the youths of Woking off the streets and he has done that. He has now about to do his 5th show in a year and what amazing achievement that is for anybody .he has given the youths and anybody else the platform to get off the streets put on a pair of gloves and see where the sport takes you. He has to be the most unselfish person I know who takes his time and effort out to support others.
  1. Ambitious
  2. Generous
  3. Highly Driven

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ail waheed 19 years or over

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William green Buttonsgreen9@gmail.com csl supporter

Reasons for Nomination

he has help woking grown and come togather in boxin csl (ali) help girls and boys build there life's and fitness up ali is helping woking and many others knife down gloves up
  1. inspiration
  2. determination
  3. community

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Josh Casey 19 years or over

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Dan Hall dan@hslbuildingservices.co.uk Supporter of Woking FC

Reasons for Nomination

Josh has show over a season and a third of this current season to be a hard working and inspiring Captain of Woking FC. Not only a very talented footballer, his personality comes out when interacting with the crowd on match days, and is an articulate and intelligent man to talk to. he is a great example to the younger followers of the younger followers of the club, an inspiration on the pitch and a great ambassador off the pitch.
  1. Leader
  2. Skilled
  3. Inspiring

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Josh Casey 19 years or over

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Phil Armitage aparmitage@gmail.com Fan of Woking FC / Nominee

Reasons for Nomination

He has been a large reason (along with the manager) why Woking FC have thrived since being relegated from the Nation League in 2017/2018. He has led from the front and deserves all the accolades he receives,
  1. Leader
  2. Competitive
  3. Grafter

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Josh Casey 19 years or over

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Peter Jordan pj0502@aol.com not related

Reasons for Nomination

a great leader of our local football team,led Woking FC to promotion his dedication to work ethic is second to none and a great sportsman for youngsters to look up to
  1. Leadership
  2. Inspiration
  3. dedication

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Josh Casey 19 years or over

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Louis Bougard louisplou@hotmail.co.uk None

Reasons for Nomination

One aspect of Josh my wife I especially admire is the fact before every match he comes and talks to and gives a big hug to a severely disabled female spectator. He always gives 110% on the pitch and leads by example.
  1. Always
  2. Gives

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Josh Casey 19 years or over

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Rob Southey robsouthey@btinternet.com Supporter of football club

Reasons for Nomination

Josh led the team to promotion last season putting in some tremendous individual performances along the way.
  1. Leader
  2. Committed
  3. Winner

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Ed Marshall 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Libby Campbell-Bowler e.campbell-bowler@hotmail.co.uk Partner

Reasons for Nomination

Ed has achieved notable progress in the last year as a player in Jodo and Iaido, including the: gold medal in the Sandan category of the European Jodo Championships 2019 https://www.ejc2019.pl/competition, gold medal in the Sandan category of the UK Jodo National Championships; and silver medal in the 40th Ishido Sensei Anniversary Taikai. In Iaido, he has achieved a further gold medal in the team competition of the UK Iaido National Championships, and silver in the 40th Ishido Sensei Anniversary Taikai; and will compete this October in Athens at the European Iaido Championships http://www.26eic2019.gr/. Since Jodo and Iaido began to grow in Woking and Surrey since Ryoshinkan was founded in 2015 https://www.ryoshinkan.org/home, it has spearheaded increasing membership in these sports. Ed and his club have coached the first new under 18 member from Woking to the European and UK Jodo Championships. As a result of his mentoring of new members and support finding new premises Iaido and Jodo in Woking has grown from nothing in the last four years. Ed’s progress since joining the British Kendo Association in 2012, has been significant and exceeded expectations this year by his achieving a gold medal at the EJC (European Jodo Championships). Despite Ed’s consistent ranking in the UK http://www.britishkendoassociation.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/BKA-Jodo-National-Ranking-2019.pdf, the EJC has always provided an insurmountable challenge personally until 2019. Achieving a gold at this level has been the result of significant local, national and international training. Celebrating this exceptional achievement through this award would give Jodo and Iaido and this personality the profile it needs to further develop in Woking and Surrey.
  1. Exceptional
  2. Nurturing
  3. Dedicated

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Oliver Quitmann 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Brown Helen helen.brown@britishrowing.org Coach

Reasons for Nomination

Oliver has lived in Woking all his life and had been a swimmer with Guildford City whilst studying at St Peter's Comp. He went off to University and tried a little rowing and found he quite liked it. Having graduated from Uni he was advised by a team mate to try out for the World Class Start Programme (the Talent ID and Development scheme for Great Britain Rowing Team). He successfully trialled at the Twickenham centre in July 2018. He started rowing as a full time athlete with no funding but a lot of ambition. He went from a low club level in the winter to qualifying for Henley Royal Regatta (an international event) in his single and in July he qualified for the England Team. Oliver was selected for the double and the quad to race at the Home International Regatta. He went on to win Gold in the double and Silver in the quad. A massive achievement in such a short space of time. He is now ranked 4th overall in the World Class Start Programme and is trialling for the GB Senior Team in November.
  1. Humble
  2. Driven
  3. Dedicated

Volunteer of the Year

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Adrian Hardy 19 years or over

Nominator Details

philippa CURPHEY philippa.curphey@cycling.org.uk colleague

Reasons for Nomination

Adrian is one of our long standing volunteers at Wheels For All, he is the back bone to our charity down here in Surrey. Adrian's knowledge, expertise and experience in dealing with adults and young people with mental and physical disabilities is beyond first-class. Adrian is a popular member of the team and he is also extremely popular with our clients who attend the sessions week on week. Many of our cyclists come along not only to get active on our bikes but also to spend some time with Adrian, who's ability to talk to people on their own level is inspirational. Adrian's attitude is that when you get on a bike for the first time, its not about disability, it is about having an ability, if you just step out of your comfort zone and give it a go. Adrian more then deserves this award and we would love him to be recognised for all of his hard work in going above and beyond in making our cycling sessions at Wheels For All such an enjoyable, rewarding and beneficial experience for both our cyclists and volunteers.
  1. inspiring
  2. determined
  3. championing

Young Sports Personality of the Year

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Martha Collings 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Bel Smith honsec@wokingac.com Friend / WAC Club Member

Reasons for Nomination

Martha Collings is a 16 year old athlete who competes for Woking AC. 2018 has been a breakthrough season for Martha, in her favoured event the 1500m steeplechase, which has seen her win the English Schools title and earn her first England vests. During the season she has lowered the Surrey U17W 1500m steeplechase record three times and the U17W 2000m steeplechase record once. She is also ranked #1 in England for both. In summary : 1. Represented Surrey at the English Schools track and field champs in Birmingham - won Gold. 2. Selected to run for England Schools against Scotland, Ireland and Wales in Swansea - won gold. 3. Selected to run for the England U18 team in the Youth Nations Cup in Dublin - won gold Martha’s sheer determination and hard work has truly inspiring. She managed to compete and revise her GCSE’s and managed to get excellent results too.
  1. Determined
  2. Inspirational
  3. Persevering

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James and Alex Hanson 18 years or under

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Paula Hanson p.c.hanson03@hotmail.com Mother

Reasons for Nomination

I can’t just nominate one twin so I have to nominate both. Alex and James Hanson wake up thinking about their sport, go to bed thinking about this boat, dream of the Olympics, Athletics is their life, they have come so far and their timings are improving year by year. The attitude to training is unbelievable. Athletics is not a hobby it’s a lifestyle choice. The handsome twins are aiming to be the best in the world. I just think they deserve some kind of recognition for their efforts
  1. Tenacious
  2. Persevering
  3. Single minded

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Bilalaliwaheed@gmail.com 19 years or over

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Karl Reichmann reichmannkarl@hotmail.com Friend Fight Promoter

Reasons for Nomination

My Guy Ali Waheed Who's Gonna Become Woking Mayor Some Day Always Been Beside My Side So I'll Be There For You Bro Helped The Kids Of Woking To Get Into Boxing And Take Them Away From The Streets And Into Something Constructive
  1. Polite
  2. Motivated
  3. Well Spoken

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Ayub Mumin 18 years or under

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Usmaan Razaq urazaq2004@gmail.com Close Friend

Reasons for Nomination

I am nominating Ayub because he is a young upcoming superstar, who is very motivated when it comes to Boxing. He is working very hard to fulfill his dream of becoming a pro. He has the determination to well. Ayub is always keen to learn new things and become the best he can. So for these reasons I think Ayub should be 'Young Sports Personality Of The Year'.
  1. Hard-working
  2. Dedicated
  3. Determined to be the best

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Ayub 19 years or over

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Islam islamuddinunderscore_989@hotmail.com Friend

Reasons for Nomination

Hes a great young rising future star for our local woking county, he has immense dedication towards boxing, and I believe his hard work and determination makes him worthy of this award to be recognised with.
  1. Talented
  2. Hard working
  3. Determined

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Ayub Mumin 18 years or under

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Raf Sultan 12sultr05@gmail.com Acquaintance to someone in a local area

Reasons for Nomination

I want to nominate Ayub as he is a 5 year old that no one else has seen before, his skills in boxing are miles ahead of his age and really does show a promising future. Very hard worker whilst enjoys all the work he does. Off boxing he is a very kind and respectful young lad and his incredible confidence at his age.
  1. Diligent
  2. Incredible
  3. Surprising

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Ayub 18 years or under

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Md Afjal Hossain afjal_3186@yahoo.com Fan

Reasons for Nomination

I Am nominating Ayub because he is young upcoming super start who has really good potential
  1. Hard working
  2. Determined
  3. Dedicated

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Ayub Mumin 18 years or under

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Mohammed imdadrahman26@gmail.com Family friend

Reasons for Nomination

This young boxer (aged only 5) is extremely talented and shows abilities well beyond his years. I believe that it would be a struggle to find someone similar to him at his age in the whole country.
  1. Energetic
  2. Hard-working
  3. Talented

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Ayub Mumin 18 years or under

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Rezaul Bari reja1@glorydale.com Fan

Reasons for Nomination

He is such a young talent. I can’t describe in words how talented he is. He is so brave and even at that age he is an inspiration. His work ethic is exceptional. I have to pinch myself to remind myself that I am describing these qualities and he is 5! But credit where it’s due. It’s not often that you get to see the rise of a super star and I’m convinced to the core that I am witnessing a future world champion. For someone of Ayub’s age, he is very grounded and mature. He has all the makings of a world champion and it seems that they are in built within his psyche. I can go on longer describing what a talent we have in our hands. I think he has the personality to handle pressure. Even at such a young age, all these qualities are evident. I think he should be promoted from now so when he represents Woking at a world stage, we all appreciate him.
  1. Talented
  2. Brave
  3. Relentless

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Ayub Mumin 18 years or under

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Nasir Ahmed nasir_ahmed@outlook.com Fan

Reasons for Nomination

I’ve seen this child boxing and he’s really impressed me and even inspired my own child to take up full contact sport.
  1. Hardworking
  2. Unstoppable
  3. Determined

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Ayub Mumin 18 years or under

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Ashrafi Sultan ashrafi_sultan@hotmail.co.uk Mother

Reasons for Nomination

I work with children as a parent governor and have seen children work hard in sports but my son ayub is exceptional at boxing. First of all he loves boxing, trains very hard and is trained by a professional boxer. He has been featured on sky sports and bbc Russia this August and had also been on the local papers several times in the last 2 months. Ayub was part of a local boxing event in woking leisure centre where 600 people were present. And only a few days ago has trained with heavyweight Dillian Whyte. He has met several boxers in the sport. He is an inspirational child and thrives on working hard and training hard. He is only 5 years old and is loved by all in his community. He attends new monument primary academy in Woking.
  1. Hard worker
  2. Exceptionally-talented
  3. Dedicated

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Ayub mumin 18 years or under

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Mehwish Andleeb mehwish.ravian@gmail.com Friend

Reasons for Nomination

Because he is very talented and very hard working at the age of 5 he has immense potential.
  1. Young
  2. Confident
  3. Hardworking

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Ayub mumin 18 years or under

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shammim hussain shammim_hussain@hotmail.com None

Reasons for Nomination

This young child as done amazing in such a short time. So many children have taken the sport on becuase of him as well as well as leading a better lifestyle at a young age He is extremely hardworking and a top performer
  1. Inspiring
  2. Dedicated
  3. Brings about change

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Ayub Mumin 18 years or under

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Mujib Rehman mrehman786@hotmail.com None

Reasons for Nomination

I nominate little Adam Mumin who is 5 years old. He is a shining light for all younger kids with a keen interest in sport. Adam, is a well known young boxer training on a regular basis and also with famous boxers ie dillian Whyte and has also met many ie Lomachenko. He has set himself targets to become a professional boxer, even as far as a world champion. The best thing is he is from woking and now very well known.
  1. Hard working
  2. Hungry
  3. Ready!

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Ayub Mumin 18 years or under

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Syeda Uddin syedauddin_17@hotmail.com Family friend

Reasons for Nomination

Ayub is an amazing little boy. At such a young age his passion for boxing is truly inspiring. He is so talented and very dedicated to his sport.
  1. Talented
  2. Dedicated
  3. Inspiring

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Ayyub mumin 18 years or under

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Nagina nagina_i@hotmail.com Friend of parent

Reasons for Nomination

He is an excellent talented boxer only being only 6 years old. Great talent
  1. Young
  2. Quick
  3. Talented

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Ayub Mumin 18 years or under

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Abdul Tahid chutneywoking@gmail.com Father

Reasons for Nomination

I feel my son Ayub has an exceptional boxing talent. I have been training him myself since he was 3 years old. He has trained every single day without fail since then. When he turned 5, I ran out of things to teach him so I turned to the pros. His training is now more intense and longer. He currently has 4 qualified boxing coaches (including a current professional boxer.) He trains just as much and just as hard as an adult professional boxer would train. To aid his boxing he also does Yoga to improve his balance. At such a young age, he has already featured 5 times in local newspapers. He has featured on Sky and BBC News as well as meeting some of the best fighters on the planet. Everyone in the boxing world is tipping him to be the future of boxing. He is learning and doing things that some 16 year old boxers struggle with. He has a charm to him, he is super confident. He did a Boxing workout at Woking leisure centre last August in front of around 600 spectators. Not once did he even feel slightly nervous. It's like he was made for this. He is an inspiration at the school he attends (New Monument Primary.) Although he is in Year 1, every student (including the senior year 5 and 6 students) look up to him. Every teacher including the head teacher is super proud of him. When you walk into the school, if you take a look at the school display by the office, about 90% is on him and his achievements in Boxing. We recently went to train with Heavy Weight boxer Dillian Whyte. He was so impressed, he took a moment to congratulate Ayub and said to the whole crowd (around 40 others who went to train) about Ayub "if he Carries on like this, he will definitely be a world champion in the future." Dillian was so impressed that he has now started following Ayub on social media and also posts Ayubs videos on his page for thousands of people to view. I know he is my son, but I have NEVER in all my life seen anyone who is more determined, more hard working, more passionate or anyone more dedicated than Ayub Mumin. There is no surprise that his aim is to be the best boxer ever. He loves boxing more than anything else in this world, and his training and work ethics reflect this. I think Ayub would be the ideal nominee for this award.
  1. Talented
  2. Inspiring
  3. Determined

Nominee Details

Ayub 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Michael Matthew yu_fu@yahoo.com Friend

Reasons for Nomination

I've seen Ayub go from strength to strength and has a real passion for his chosen sport.
  1. Passionate
  2. Champ
  3. Determined

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Ayub mumin 18 years or under

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Sal Shah salshahwas@gmail.com Family friend

Reasons for Nomination

Ayub has such a strong passion and drive for boxing. He is so dedicated and commits 100 per cent to focusing on his career as a boxer in the future. Such a little star!
  1. Fierce
  2. Dedicated
  3. Determined

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Ayub Mumin 18 years or under

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Zarrin Tasnim Sultan zarrinsultan@gmail.com Aunty

Reasons for Nomination

The talent this young boy has is u believable, he is so small yet so talented. I think he's a rising star.
  1. Cute
  2. Talented
  3. SPECIAL

Nominee Details

Fatimah Zahra 18 years or under

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Abdul Razaq abdul.r.razaq@gmail.com Father

Reasons for Nomination

She has won English, British & European titles and 99% of all the competitions she has entered (national & international). She is a true role model for her family, community especially young muslim girls. She skills were recognized a few years ago (when she was 10) when she became an officially sponsored athlete by Swole Nutrition. She trains every day in various sports such as Judo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Boxing, Gymnastics & Swimming. Her ambition is to become a professional athlete or a doctor, and yes she is very bright too - top sets in all of her subjects in secondary school. Winning this award would further elevate her confidence and allow her to achieve greater success.
  1. Motivated
  2. Brave
  3. Intelligent

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Fatimah Zahra N/A

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Azeema shabbira azeemashabbir786@hotmail.com Family

Reasons for Nomination

Because she is a brave girl she is good example for other girls she always try her best
  1. Brave
  2. Active
  3. Kind

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fatimah zahra N/A

Nominator Details

billy Zahid bilal.zahid@live.co.uk none

Reasons for Nomination

Very hard working Showing improvement constantly Tenacious attitude in succeeding objectives Consistent in effort
  1. shy
  2. honest
  3. strong

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Fatimah Zahra N/A

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Iqra Bibi iqra.m12386@gmail.com Family Friend

Reasons for Nomination

She’s a tough BJJ and has won many gold medal and even if one tournament doesn’t go as she hoped she always picks herself up and goes with a bang in the next game.
  1. Enthusiastic
  2. Hard Working
  3. Fun

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Fatimah Zahra N/A

Nominator Details

safina Bibi bibisafina26@gmail.com Anti

Reasons for Nomination

She always tries her absolute best and has achieved many gold medals starting from a young age
  1. Bright
  2. Funny
  3. Hard Working

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Fatimah Zahra N/A

Nominator Details

Abdul Mubeen abdulmubeen@hotmail.com Uncle

Reasons for Nomination

She inspires others to get involved with sports
  1. Inspiring
  2. Hardworking
  3. Caring

Nominee Details

Fatimah Zahra 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Sidra Yasmeen sweetyjee25@yahoo.co.uk Aunty

Reasons for Nomination

Fatimah has developed in boxing judo over time and has come such a long way. she has participated in many competitions and has won numerous times however in true sportsman style she never allows the losing opponent to be dis-heartened. She is very caring and considerate and often goes and shows comfort to her opponents Fatimah is a very talented young girl who shows determination even when shes losing or tired she never gives up. She is an inspiration to her siblings as well as her cousins.
  1. Determined
  2. Considerate
  3. Strong

Nominee Details

Fatimah Zahra 18 years or under

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Laiba Akram laiba4407@outlook.com Friend

Reasons for Nomination

Because she is a strong girl and competitive.
  1. Strong
  2. Competitive
  3. Hard worker

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Fatimah Zahra 18 years or under

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Hamza Ali abdul.r.razaq@gmail.com uncle

Reasons for Nomination

Because she is really good in Bjj and judu she won more then 20 gold medals she's really hard worker
  1. Brave
  2. Hard Worker
  3. Kind

Nominee Details

Fatimah Zahra 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Hamza Ali abdul.r.razaq@gmail.com uncle

Reasons for Nomination

Because she is really good in Bjj and judu she won more then 20 gold medals she's really hard worker
  1. Brave
  2. Hard Worker
  3. Kind

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Fatima Zahra 18 years or under

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Khadijah Qureshi shaz_q@hotmail.com Teacher

Reasons for Nomination

I am nominating Fatima as she is an incredibly hard working and determined young lady. She is quietly confident and works hard at her game. She is committed to her sport and manages to fit her training and competitions into a busy schedule. She is not afraid to rise to a challenge and always goes about her sport in such a respectful and professional manner. She is way ahead of her 12 years.
  1. Hard working
  2. Determined
  3. Winner

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Fatimah Zahra 18 years or under

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Qurat ul ain ainneyasir786@gmail.com Aunty

Reasons for Nomination

She is really good in BJJ judu and boxing she won more thayn 20 golden medals. She is really hard working.
  1. Brave
  2. Hard worker
  3. Kind

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Fatimah zahra 18 years or under

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Saba saba1997gul@outlook.com Cousin

Reasons for Nomination

She is a very ambitious and hard working individual. She always wants to progress in whatever she is doing and puts a lot of hard work into everything that she does.
  1. Hard working
  2. Ambitious
  3. Confident

Nominee Details

Fatimah Zahra 18 years or under

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Zeeshan Anwar shanzz@hotmail.co.uk Family Friend

Reasons for Nomination

Fatimah is a bright student and done really well in JIU-JITSU and won many awards, I believe Fatimah well deserves to be awarded for her skills at this age.
  1. Hardworking
  2. Passionate
  3. Consistence

Nominee Details

Fatima Zahra 18 years or under

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Zeshan jahangir zeshan.jahangir21@gmail.com Niece

Reasons for Nomination

She is superbly active girl

Nominee Details

Fatimah Zahra 18 years or under

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Nadia Amanat nadiaamanat@hotmail.com Mother

Reasons for Nomination

Fatimah is a perfect combination of princess & warrior .she 's the first girl in our family who's doing BJJ, Judo, Boxing, Archery and gymnastic. I want my daughter to be an example for other girls she is a really hard working girl she always trys to give her best .I am a pround mum I belive Fatimah deserve to be awarded .
  1. Fighter
  2. Passionate
  3. Intelligent

Nominee Details

Fatimah zahra 18 years or under

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Samina arzoo samina.arzoo@hotmail.com Friend

Reasons for Nomination

She has competed many times before and has won more than 20 gold medals and she never gives up and always make sure she playing her best
  1. Resilient
  2. Brave
  3. Caring

Nominee Details

Fatimah zahra 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Aniqah aniqahy@gmail.com Aunt

Reasons for Nomination

Fatima is a very talented young girl. She is a hard worker and has trained consistently which lead her to winning many awards. She focused and determined!.very bright. Never gives up. Even though she has won many times. She has stayed humble and does not boast which is amazing in the society we live in. When you see her on the mats you know shes doing it because she enjoys it with a passion. Its just not a sport for her.. It keeps her focused and helps her have structure in other parts of her life. I think she deserves this award 💯 she really is a role model to other youngsters! Who said girls cant fight!
  1. Shy
  2. Humble
  3. Happy

Nominee Details

Ayub mumin N/A

Nominator Details

Sajida sajida_15@outlook.com Cousin

Reasons for Nomination

I want to nominate ayub mumin because I think his a very hard working person and is very committed
  1. Confident
  2. Good effort
  3. Hard working

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Fatimah Zahra 18 years or under

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Alina khan alinakhan239@hotmail.com Neighbour

Reasons for Nomination

Fatimah is a really nice girl she is a hard working parson she won lots off hun and judo competitions she deserve this award
  1. Fighter
  2. Hard worker
  3. Strong personality

Nominee Details

Fatimah zahra 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Hafsah noman hafsah.awais.noman@gmail.com Friends and family members

Reasons for Nomination

She is good hard working and deserves an award
  1. Hard working
  2. Capable
  3. Smart

Nominee Details

Fatimah zahra 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Abdul Razaq abdulrazaq@hotmail.com Grand father

Reasons for Nomination

Fatimah is my best granddaughter she is a fighter my all family sports her she is hard worker girl she won lots off BJJ competition's I wish her good luck for this award.
  1. Brave fighter
  2. Caring
  3. Very Hardworker

Nominee Details

Fatimah zahra 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Shaeen Tariq shaeentariq998@hotmail.com Auntie

Reasons for Nomination

I am nominating Fatimah as she has come a long way being very determined on her journey with bjj and so she thouroughly deserves to win this award.
  1. Happy
  2. Strong willed
  3. Caring

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Fatimah Zahra 18 years or under

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Summia Ather yummisummi@yahoo.co.uk Aunt

Reasons for Nomination

She is an inspiration to the community especially the girls out there and her continuous hard work and efforts have shown through all her medals achieved She is a great spirit and is inspiring others always to join the BJJ team from the community memebers to her very own siblings who are always practising the bjj moves
  1. Hard working
  2. Bubbly
  3. Very caring

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Fatima zehra N/A

Nominator Details

kaneez mamoona mamoonahussain980@gmail.com cousin

Reasons for Nomination

Because she is doing best and her performance is great so she deserve thid
  1. talented
  2. energetic
  3. active

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Fatimah zahra N/A

Nominator Details

Shaista Sakhi shaistasakhi@gmail.com Friend

Reasons for Nomination

I think Fatimah is excellent and is amazing in her bjj
  1. Excellent
  2. Excellent
  3. Excellent

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George Hopkins 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Craig Holder noddyh1@hotmail.co.uk Club committee member and former coach (before taking up pole vault)

Reasons for Nomination

George has been competing for Woking Athletic Club since 2011. Since then he has come on leaps and bounds showing steady improvement over the years but this year he has been exceptional in his main event, the pole vault where he has improved hugely. He first started competing in the pole vault in 2015 before beginning to take the event more seriously in 2016 to the point where he has now progressed to be ranked 2nd in the UK in 2019 with a vault of 4.52 metres. This extended the long standing club record, which he had already beaten 3 times in the season, previously held by Ian Tullett who went on to become an England International and a Commonwealth Games silver medallist. As well as the fantastic ranking and magnificent club record George has also shown he's a man for the big championships with a great competition mind-set. This year he won the gold medal at the prestigious English Schools Championships in Birmingham, finished 2nd in the England Championships and filled the same position in the Schools International in Swansea, both times behind the number 1 UK ranked athlete as well as winning the Surrey County Championships. George is also multi talented and won both the Surrey County Championships and Surrey Schools Championships in the Javelin as well as jumping an impressive 1.91 metres in the high jump during the season. As well as being a very talented athlete George always shows keen interest in how team mates in other events are doing which makes him an extremely popular member of the club and beyond. He is very likeable and very modest of his achievements. George has the talent to go very far in the sport.
  1. Talented
  2. Hard working
  3. Popular/likeable

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Fatimah Zahra N/A

Nominator Details

Ather Shabbir ather785@hotmail.com Uncle

Reasons for Nomination

Fatimah has worked very hard and continues to inspire the youth especially of woking She is very hard working and extremely consistent
  1. Hardworking
  2. Caring
  3. Bubbly

Nominee Details

Fatimas Zahra 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Naseem Rashad rashad01@btinternet.com Friend

Reasons for Nomination

I am nominating Fatimah Zahra because she is a very talented and confident young lady, and she gives her sport 100%. Very bright girl who is disciples and focused
  1. Confident
  2. Determined
  3. Focused