25th Oct, 2020

Nominations revealed for this year's Malvern Hills District Community Sports Awards

THE NOMINEES for this year’s Malvern Hills District Community Sports Awards have been revealed.

A shortlist of 30 individuals or teams will contest 12 accolades which will celebrate the great sporting achievements and voluntary contributions across the district in the last year.

The event will be held on Thursday, July 11, at The Bank House Hotel in Bransford.

The accolades are run by Malvern Hills District Council in association with headline sponsor Freedom Leisure.

The keynote speaker will be Paralympian Mel Nicholls, a wheelchair racer, endurance handcyclist and adventurer.

Mel will be telling her inspiring story, including her attempt to become the fastest person to handcycle from Land’s End to John O’Groats in June this year.

Coun Tom Wells, Malvern Hills District Council’s portfolio holder for community services, said the council was committed to encouraging people to be more active and look after their health and wellbeing.

“It is an opportunity to celebrate the sporting achievements of those individuals and groups across the district.

“The awards shine a light on those making a positive impact on their community through sport which inspires others to get involved too.”

The full list of nominees:

1. Community Project of the Year (sponsored by Sports Partnership Herefordshire and Worcestershire):

MTFC Junior Club Matchday Experience

Pendock Spring Chicken Run

The Friday Night Project

2. Inclusive Project of the Year (sponsored by Three Counties Showground):

L&BBFC Inclusivity & Increased Participation Project

Swim Inspiration

3. Sports Schools of the Year (sponsored by Rural South Worcestershire Community Safety Partnership):

Pendock Primary School

Tenbury CofE Primary Academy

4. Team of the Year (sponsored by Automated Packaging Systems):

L&BBFC U12 Saints

Motionesque

5. Coach of the Year (sponsorship opportunity available):

Adele Hodges – City of Worcester & Malvern Gymnastics Club

Gemma Hinton – Dance in Motion Academy

Jazz Kristy – City of Worcester & Malvern Gymnastics Club

6. Club of the Year (sponsored by Fortis Living):

Kempsey Tennis Club

Leigh & Bransford Badgers Football Club

Malvern Buzzards Running Club

7. Positive Change of the Year (sponsored by YMCA Worcestershire):

Bronwen Matthews – Malvern Splash

Nicola Turrell – Malvern Buzzards Running Club

8. Volunteer of the Year (sponsored by Melton Group):

Bradley Barnes – City of Worcester & Malvern Gymnastics Club

Simeon Foreman – Malvern Buzzards Running Club

9. Young Female Sports Personality of the Year (sponsored by Malvern Panalytical):

Bryony Heasman – Dance in Motion Academy

Charlotte Martin – Worcester Crocodiles

Sarah-Jane Ollis – Worcester Athletics

 

10. Young Male Sports Personality of the Year (sponsored by Cue Events):

Charlie Bennett – Worcester Wolves Basketball Academy

Daniel Day – Worcester Crocodiles

Malachi Cashmore – Malvern Triathlon Club

 

11. Sports Personality of the Year (sponsored by Worcestershire County Cricket Club):

Ellen Cochrane – Gaia Horsemanship

Esme Ruff – Malvern Hills Riding Club

Harriet Harnden – Malvern Cycle Sport

 

12. Unsung Hero of the Year (sponsored by Freedom Leisure):

Lisa Stride-Turner – British Dressage

Peter Daffin – Malvern Town Football Club

There is still one sponsorship opportunity available, please email: sophie.jackson@malvernhills.gov.uk to request the Sponsorship Package.

Visit www.malvernhills.gov.uk/sports-awards for more information.

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