Printed Date: 23/01/2018

FINAL SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED FOR COMMUNITY PHYSICAL ACTIVITY PROJECT OF THE YEAR AWARD

Following hundreds of nominations across ten award categories, the London Awards for Sport & Physical Activity are now down to the final shortlists.

Nominees from all over London have been shortlisted for awards ranging from ‘Club of the Year’ to ‘Volunteer of the Year’. Judging panels include representatives from sports development organisations from across London.

This year’s shortlist for the ‘Community Physical Activity Project of the Year’ award includes:

  • Ascension Eagles Cheerleaders, a project that used cheerleading to transform and inspire young people to reach their full potential;
  • African Dance Project, which has created social cohesion in a diverse community and provided consistent, reliable provision to less active demographics; and
  • Young@Heart, one of British Cycling’s largest Go-Ride clubs who offer inclusive sessions to a multi-cultural community.

The Community Physical Activity Project of the Year award is sponsored by GLL, the UK’s largest Charitable Social Enterprise and leisure provider, who are committed to making community sport and services better for everyone.

Mark Sesnan, Managing Director, GLL, said, “We are delighted to be sponsoring the Community Physical Activity Project of the Year award, and actively encourage the great work the awards do in recognising the key people that make our sports so great.

“GLL are also proud operators of the Copper Box Arena and London Aquatics Centre on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Through these awards, we continue to build on and celebrate the legacy of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, offering affordable access at these world class sporting venues for all of the community.”

The London Awards for Sport & Physical Activity celebrates the clubs, organisers, coaches and volunteers that contribute towards sport and physical activity in their local communities. They are organised by London Sport, the County Sports Partnership for Greater London.

The winner of the Community Physical Activity Project of the Year, and indeed nine other award categories, will be announced at the Lee Valley VeloPark on the evening of Wednesday 4th June.

Tickets for the event are still available. As well as being held at the iconic Lee Valley Velodrome, the awards will feature special guest appearances including Montell Douglas, Britain’s fastest ever female 100m runner. Ticket holders will also be able to enjoy and take part in a variety of activities provided by our community participation partner GLL.

If you want to be a part of it, tickets are on sale now at www.londonsportsawards.org/tickets.