Awards for sporting stars and community heroes
Published: Friday, March 6, 2020
Wandsworth Council’s Active Wandsworth Awards have celebrated sporting individuals, clubs, volunteers and coaches for all their hard work and exceptional achievements in 2019.
The evening was hosted by Sky Sports News presenter David Garrido with special guests Fara Williams, England’s most capped female footballer and GB middle distance runner Katie Snowden.
The standard of nominations were particularly high amongst the Sports Personality categories with Herne Hill Harrier and GB Sprinter Kristal Awuah (pictured below) scooping the Sports Person of the Year Award in a year where she has become the GB under 23 champion over 100 and 200m and has been part of the senior relay teams at World and European level. Ernest Bevin School pupil Shayden Walters collected the Junior Sports Person of the Year Award following his success at the British Cadet and Commonwealth Cadet Judo Championships.
People and organisations that encourage people into activity were also recognised. Spencer Lynx Hockey Club won the Physical Activity Project of the Year Award for outreach work into local Primary Schools to make the sport more accessible
Battersea Ironsides Rugby Club won the Sports Club/Organisation of the Year for its work in local prisons as well as its continued growth and membership and its support for charities.
Volunteers were also recognised across a number of sports and organisations. Nathan Horsford at Putney and Roehampton Boxing Club received a special recognition for his Outstanding Contribution to Sport and Physical Activity over a number of years.
Wandsworth Council’s cabinet member for Community Services and Open Spaces, Steffi Sutters, said: "We owe so much to the many talented sports men and women, coaches, clubs and others who contribute so much to sport and physical activity in Wandsworth.
“It was a real pleasure to hear be at the Awards to hear their stories and to help celebrate their achievements. Congratulations to all.”
The Active Wandsworth Awards are managed and delivered by Enable Leisure and Culture on behalf of Wandsworth Council.
A full list of winners and photos from the evening can be found at www.enablelc.org/awa2019.
The full list of winners is as follows:
- Young Volunteer of the Year - Etta Sam
Volunteer of the Year - David Ayres, Olive Foley, Rosie Fowler, Ashley Freitas, Gemma Gil, Marilyn Harvey, Anne Hegvold, Alister Notridge, Daniel Sheehan & Anthony Soalla-Bell
The Mayor's Award - Sacred Heart Primary School (Battersea)
Coach / Instructor of the Year - Phil Kissi
Outstanding Contribution to Sport/Physical Activity - Nathan Horsford
Sports Club/Organisation of the Year Award - Battersea Ironsides Rugby Football Club
Physical Activity Project of the Year - Spencer Lynx Hockey Club
Junior Sports Person of the Year - Shayden Walters
Sports Person of the Year - Krystal Awuah