4th Active Westminster Awards
By londononline | Thursday, August 29, 2013, 18:03
Nominations for the Active Westminster Awards opened today and anyone who lives, works or goes to school in the borough can be put forward for one..
Ten categories of awards are to be given to honour Westminster's coaches, community instructors, volunteers, sports groups, schools, athletes and those who have gone the extra mile in encouraging sporting activity in the city.
Entries will be shortlisted in October before the winners are revealed at a prestigious awards ceremony later this year.
Winners will be rewarded with prizes of sporting experiences and equipment.
Last year, children from Gateway Primary School in Lisson Green were treated to a basketball training session with players from the NBA's New York Knicks and Detroit Pistons at the O2 Arena after the school scooped the 'Active School' award for their efforts in encouraging children to take up more physical activity. Tickets to a Premier League football game, 20/20 cricket match at Lords, and signed sports jerseys were also among the prizes handed out to last year's winners.
Cllr Steve Summers, Westminster City Council's Cabinet Member for the Community, said:
"I'm delighted to see the Active Westminster Awards return for a fourth successive year.
"The awards provide a fantastic opportunity for residents to recognise the efforts of the city's unsung heroes, for their achievements and contribution to sport, and to also pay tribute to our fantastic local athletes and sporting facilities.
"I'd encourage everyone who lives, works or goes to school in the city to get nominating, as not only is handing out an award and prize a great way to say thank you and well done to these people, but there's the incentive of a free gym membership for those who put our winners forward."
For more information and to nominate visit www.westminster.gov.uk/activeawards or drop into your local leisure centre.
There are ten Active Westminster Award categories:
Coach of community instructor
Give the school or college the recognition you think they deserve for the work they do to keep their students active. This award is open to primary, secondary and special schools as well as colleges of
Further Education in Westminster.
This category is for an individual person, group or organisation that has made an outstanding contribution over a period of time above and beyond expectation.
Champion of the future
London Youth Games
Physical activity, health and wellbeing award.
If you know a project which has improved people's health and wellbeing nominate it for this award. The winner of this award would have delivered results and improved the health of those involved and enabled them to change their lifestyle, demonstrated partnership working and engaged those who are less active.