Sunday 8th October was a very busy day for Cerebral Palsy Sport at the Harvey Hadden Sports Village in Nottingham.
A RaceRunning Taster session was held, which included Paralympic athlete Stephen Miller MBE who wanted to try the sport for the very first time! There was also a RaceRunning classification opportunity for regular participants supported by CPISRA , and a practical and educational training camp for Swimmers.
Athletes and coaches during the day with expert coaching and advise on hand including a talk from Paralympic Swimmer Matthew Walker.
Our sincere thanks go to Freeths Solicitors who supported the day and also provided volunteers on the day.
The Cerebral Palsy Sport Ambassadors were all invited to the day to talk to the participants during the afternoon session which was a fantastic opportunity to hear their stories and ask questions. It proved to be very entertaining, inspiring and informative. Steve Judge was introduced as the newest Sporting Ambassador to the team.
“As new Ambassador is was great to meet representatives of Cerebral Palsy Sport yesterday, athletes, staff, family, friends & volunteers”
Cerebral Palsy Sport’s Awards 2017
Following on from an AGM, the annual Cerebral Palsy Sport Awards were presented. Congratulations to all those who were nominated, and the winners who are listed below:
Sports Coach of the Year:
Presented by: Steve Judge
Winner: Andrew Longden
Swimming – Swimmer of the Year:
Presented by: Basher Hassan
Winner: Hayley Milne
Sports Volunteer of the Year:
Presented by: Leon Taylor
Winner: Simon Keaney
Fundraiser of the Year:
Presented by: Aideen Blackborough
Winner: Marcus Pemberton & the Trick Questers
Sports Club of the Year:
Presented by: James Shaw
Winner: CP United Football Club
Partner of the Year:
Presented by: Ilana Freestone
Winner: APCP – Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapistsa
Swimming – Andrew Stubbs Trophy:
Presented by: Mrs Stubbs
Winner: Hollie Pinder
Athletics – Colin Rains Trophy for Endeavour:
Presented by: Graeme Ballard
Winner: Nathan Freeman
Sports Achiever of the Year:
Presented by: Sam Ruddock
Winner: Samuel Whearty
Lifetime Achievement Award:
Presented by: Aideen Blackborough and Stephen Miller MBE
Winner: Basher Hassan
Cerebral Palsy Sport Young Sporting Ambassador Ellie Simpson said:
“Great training day thanks to CP Sport. And SO proud of my coach who won Coach of the Year! Unbelievably well deserved!”
Photos from the Awards ceremony can be found here