The Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin Energize Awards evening was held on Thursday 7th November 2013 at Shrewsbury Town Football club. Following Judith Lester’s excellent work in nominating Shrewsbury Swimming Club, Danny Malcolm and Amy Carter for Community Club of the Year, Coach of the Year and Young Volunteer of the year respectivley, we came away with two winners: Community Club and Young Volunteer
Shrewsbury Swimming Club’s nomination read:
Shrewsbury Amateur Swimming Club has Swim 21 status and delivers swimming coaching to young people and adults. Over the last 5 years under the guidance of a new Head Coach and committee a clear, long-term development plan has been produced and the Club has gone from strength to strength.
The club caters for competitive of swimmers and those that just want to swim for fitness. There are special sessions for young people encouraging them to stay in the sport through the difficult teenage years. They are also offered the chance to gain recognised qualifications and volunteer with the club, gaining skills for employment.
In 2012 one of their swimmers, Gemma Almond, represented Great Britain at the Paralympics. As she came up through the ranks, SASC and the Head Coach were noticed by Swim Wales and the GB disability Coaches. Consequently SASC is a signpost club for disability swimmers from Mid Wales.
And Amy’s nomination was:
18 year old Amy has been volunteering for Shrewsbury Amateur Swimming Club for four years and in that time she has given over 500 hours of her time. She helps to coach the younger squad members and gives up weekends to team manage at junior galas.
For the last 2 years Amy has been the Club Captain. She has helped to organise fun nights for the swimmers, a 24 hour swim for charity and she is also the link between the swimmers, the committee and the Coach.
Amy has taken various courses to improve her ability to help other swimmers – both novices and those wanting to compete. Alongside her volunteering Amy has completed GCSEs and A levels, and works part time as a lifeguard.
Well done to both winners and commiserations to Danny who was up against some tough competition. Photos of the winners appeared in the shropshire Star and can be seen at: http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/2013/11/08/shropshires-sporting-stars-honoured-at-energize-awards/.
A full list of all the nominees can be seen on Energize’s website at http://www.energizeawards.co.uk/
Many thanks to Judith as, without her nominations, we would not have had any winners!
This weekend of Club Championships will be the launch of the final fundraising for Cancer Research UK.
There will be three separate draws:
Four GB 2012 shirts – two Paralympic and two Olympic. These are signed by various well known athletes including; Becky Adlington, Hannah Miley, Liam Tancock, Lizzie Simmonds, Daniel Fogg, Claire Cashmore, Gemma Almond, Ellie Simmonds, Ellie Faulkner, Dan Evans, James Godard, Caitlin McClatchey, and more…….
The draw for the GB shirts will be £2 per entry. No limit on number of entries.
Four GB Paralympic swim suits (female). Three Adizero gld advanced suits – size 28″. One Speedo reversible drag suit – size 32″.
The draw for the swim suits will be £5 per entry. No limit on number of entries
One Shrewsbury Town FC football shirt. This is in a presentation box and is to celebrate 125 years of the club. It is a limited edition and is numbered 104 out of 125.
The draw for the football shirt will be £2 per entry. No limit on number of entries.
We do have pictures which will hopefully be added later once a technical issue has been resolved and should be available on the Facebook page shortly.
The Energize Awards recognise people that take part, work and volunteer in sport and physical activity across Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin.
The awards celebrate achievement in the field of sport and physical activity across the county. They recognise those people, organisations and groups who have gone out of their way to contribute to the promotion of sport and physical activity.
This year, Shrewsbury has had three nominations shortlisted for awards. They are:
· Coach of the Year – Danny Malcolm
· Young Volunteer of the Year – Amy Carter
· Community Club of the Year
The awards evening will take place on the 7th of November 2013 when we will find out the results.
Good luck to all the nominees and many thanks to Judith for her work in putting them forward for the awards.
Just to confirm the winning raffle ticket numbers:
Mel Marshall training session 525
Toni and Guy voucher 728
Severn Valley tickets 438
Chocolate workshop 269
Wines and spirits 985
Thank you to everyone who bought tickets!!
Saturday 6th April 2013
Apologies to anyone that was not aware, further to the cancellation of this event, all cheques that had been submitted were subsequently destroyed.