Celebrating sporting achievement at Hackney Youth Sport Awards 2010

Hackney’s young sports men and women were honoured at the Hackney Youth Sports Awards 2010, on Wednesday 3 November at the Hackney Empire.

Comedian Kat B compered the night, and special guests, British Olympic bronze medalist Natasha Danvers and Paralympic swimmer, Dervis Konuralp presented some of the awards. The successful pair, who are a sporting inspiration highlighted the achievements that can be made with hard work and dedication.

The Awards, now in their fifth year recognise the achievements of the borough’s sporting talent who have participated at local, county or national levels in various events over the past year. There were also awards for volunteering, services to sport and coach of the year. And, all the London Youth Games medallists with awarded with a years free gym membership by GLL.

Shaun Purcell, Head of PE at Cardinal Pole School, and winners of Schools Participation Award said "Once again some of the achievements were great from kids across a range of activities and schools. I was particularly happy that Cardinal Pole managed to win the school challenge award again due to the fantastic efforts of our pupils getting involved in a range of sports."

Brenda Sullivan who won the Career Achievement Award said "It s a great opportunity to show off all the excellent sporting talent amongst our youngsters today. It was a fantastic opportunity to recognise all the good work done in sport in Hackney."

Hackney Council s Cabinet Member for Community Services, Councillor Jonathan McShane said: “Well done to all this years winners. I look forward to seeing some of them succeed in future years, maybe even as Olympic medal champions! Sport can be enjoyable and give you a sense of achievement as well as helping you stay fit and healthy. There are lots of opportunities in Hackney to get involved in sport either at school or at your local leisure centre.”

This year’s winners are:
Outstanding Contribution to the London Youth Games - Fe Keown. She develop her own club’s opportunities but also a team who represented Hackney in the London Youth Games. She coaches her team with respect, understanding and sets a good example for all her young players to follow.

Outstanding Contribution Team Contribution to the London Youth Games - Hackney Boys Football Team. Finished in the top three at the London Youth Games. A first for over twenty years.

The London Youth Games Challenge Award - Cardinal Pole Secondary School. They had the greatest participation in the London Youth Games 2010

Primary Schools Participation Award - Jubilee Primary School. They attended the most School Sports Partnership events and competitions in 2009/10 and had the most representation at a Regional and National level.

The Young Leaders Award
Eniola Adelin
Wackesha Alexander
Roxanne Hinds
Yolanda Lear

Career Achievement Award - Brenda Sullivan has worked tirelessly not only for her own Primary School of Holmleigh but also in support of school sport across Hackney providing guidance, support and a helping hand to all who require it.

Young Volunteer Award - Siobhan Forde. She has worked with local primary schools to set up schools competitions with her PE department. She assists on delivery of sport within Hackney Free School, and has achieved her Sports Leaders Award along the way. Besides all this she has manage to squeeze in Head Girl responsibilities and be a Hackney Olympic Youth Ambassador.

Inclusion Award, sponsored by GLL - Jill Danskin. For her tireless work both paid and voluntary throughout the borough in disability athletics and for her unwavering commitment to the whole well being of the young people in their care.

Under 11 Team of The Year - The Hackney Mini Tennis Team for finishing 1st in East London and 4th in London at the Mini Games Tennis Competitions

The Under 18 Team of The Year - Hackney Community College Boys Basketball Team for winning the National League Title.

Coach of the Year - George Manners, Cardinal Pole Weightlifting Club
His team has won silverware at the National schools and the National under 18 championships and finished 1st at the the London Youth Games.

The Personal Best Awards
Hackney Personal Best Healthy school Award - Our lady St Josephs.
Personal Best Healthy School Award - Whitmore primary school.

The Mayor’s Award for Services to Sport in Hackney - Phil Hayfield. The development and ongoing support of the Hackney Girls Basketball Club and the support of individuals from grassroots to International standard.

The under 13 Sports Person of the Year - Lucas Taylor
He is currently ranked 1st Nationally for tennis in the under 13’s age group and plays for Hackney City Tennis Club.

The under 21 Sports Person of the Year - Alex Peters
He is a member of the winning London Youth Games Cycling Team and is currently ranked 2nd on the road and 4th on the mountain bike in the country at his age group.

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