Talented youngsters, coaches, volunteers and institutions were celebrated at the Liverpool Sport and Physical Activity Awards.
The event was hosted by Liverpool Hope University, and took place inside Hope’s plush Eden Arbour Room.
The awards - now in their third year - are organised by the Liverpool Sports Forum in conjunction with Liverpool City Council.
And as key stakeholder in the Council’s crucial fitness initiatives, Hope’s Professor Omid Khaiyat was invited to open the ceremony.
Professor Khaiyat, Head of Liverpool Hope University's School of Health Sciences, spoke about Hope’s commitment to health science research, highlighting its recent investigations into the benefits of playing tennis, as well as the University’s expertise when it comes to injury prevention and sports rehabilitation.
He added: “We have worked with the City Council across the last five or six years to promote physical activity within Liverpool.
“And it’s highly appropriate that these awards are held at Hope.”
The awards are designed to recognise the talented and committed individuals & community groups who make Liverpool’s vital sports clubs tick.
And as well as recipients and their families, other attendees included the Lord Mayor Councillor Anna Rothery and Tom Douglas, director at MSP - formerly known as the ‘Merseyside Sports Partnership’.
Here’s a full list of the winners:
Winner: Callum Wilson - St Johns KUGB Karate Club
Shortlisted: Callum Edwards - North West Spirit Taekwondo
Henry Nwoke – Liverpool Harriers & AC
(Each nominee was also awarded a £250 bursary towards travel and accommodation costs)
Dave Goodall - Cricket
VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR:
Phil Johnson - Mersey Tri
Paul Aitchison - Lifestyles Wavertree
Leah Furlong - Empire Netball Club
Connor Murphy - North West Spirit Taekwondo
Croxteth Park - Get Going
COACH OF THE YEAR:
Chris Davies - North West Spirit Taekwondo
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY PROVIDER:
YOUNG ACTIVE ACHIEVER:
Alfy Scoullar - Lifestyles Garston
CLUB OF THE YEAR:
ACTIVE WORKPLACE WINNER:
The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust