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Sporting Talent Celebrated At Hope Awards

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:

YOUNG ATHLETE

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)

 

LIFETIME ACHIEVER: 

Dave Goodall - Cricket

 

VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR: 

Phil Johnson - Mersey Tri

 

ACTIVE ACHIEVER:

Paul Aitchison - Lifestyles Wavertree

 

YOUNG VOLUNTEER: 

Leah Furlong - Empire Netball Club

Connor Murphy - North West Spirit Taekwondo

 

ACTIVE COMMUNITY: 

Croxteth Park - Get Going

 

COACH OF THE YEAR: 

Chris Davies - North West Spirit Taekwondo

 

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY PROVIDER: 

LFC Foundation

 

YOUNG ACTIVE ACHIEVER:

Alfy Scoullar - Lifestyles Garston

 

CLUB OF THE YEAR: 

HPL Gymnastics

 

ACTIVE WORKPLACE WINNER: 

The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust

 


Published on 16/03/2020