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Hope To Host Prestigious Sports Awards

Athletes, coaches and community groups will be celebrated at a prestigious sports awards hosted by Liverpool Hope University next week.  

The Liverpool Sport and Physical Activity Awards was first set up in 2018 by Liverpool Sports Forum in conjunction with Liverpool City Council.

It seeks to recognise the talented youngsters, coaches, and institutions - as well as the dedicated volunteers - who make Liverpool’s sports clubs tick.

And when the awards take place at Hope Park on Monday March 9th, it’ll see individuals picking up prizes in categories like ‘Club of the Year’, ‘Lifetime Achiever’ and ‘Young Volunteer of the Year’.

Shortlisted Nominees come from a range of community clubs and organisations, including the LFC Foundation, North West Spirit Taekwondo, as well as the Sunflowers Cancer Support Centre, in Dingle.

And visiting dignitaries include the Lord Mayor Anna Rothery, Deputy Mayor Wendy Simon and Tom Douglas, director at MSP - formerly known as the ‘Merseyside Sports Partnership’.

Organiser John Farrell said: “The awards will recognise talented young athletes, along with coaches, community groups, lifetime achievers and volunteers who commit to the community and sports clubs environment within Liverpool.  

“A number of young athletes will also receive a bursary to assist them with costs associated with achieving national selection.”

Professor Omid Khaiyat, Head of Liverpool Hope University's School of Health Sciences, said the awards illustrated the University’s commitment to sporting initiatives in the city.

He added: “We’re delighted to be able to host the Liverpool Sport and Physical Activity Awards, which will applaud those talented individuals who are excelling in their athletic discipline, as well the people who’ve made their journeys possible.

“Liverpool Hope University has been a stakeholder in City Council programmes such as the ‘Active Well-being Initiative' and ‘Active Liverpool City’.

“And we want to continue to make a meaningful contribution to health and wellbeing across the city.”

 

Full list of shortlisted nominees:

Paul Aitchison - Lifestyles Wavertree

Vincent’s School for Sensory Impairment

Croxteth Park Get Going Group.

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The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust

North West Taekwondo

HPL Gymnastics

Neil Anderson – AYAC Judo Club

Mike Lisle - Mersey Tri

Chris Davies - North West Spirit Taekwondo

Dave Goodall - Cricket

Sunflowers Cancer Support Centre

LFC Foundation

Phil Johnson - Mersey Tri

Paul Fallows - LFC Foundation

Rob Davies - North West Spirit Taekwondo

Alfy Scoullar - Lifestyles Garston

Henry Nwoke – Liverpool Harriers & AC

Callum Wilson - St Johns KUGB Karate Club

Callum Edwards - North West Spirit Taekwondo

Leah Furlong - Empire Netball Club

Connor Murphy - North West Spirit Taekwondo

 


Published on 04/03/2020