Sunday 27 January 2013
Barclays is looking for nominations for its Community Sports Award to reward people who have made a lasting difference in their community through sport.
The accolade is awarded each month during the Barclays Premier League football season alongside those for Barclays Player and Manager of the Month, to highlight the great efforts being made by many in community sport. The award is open to any individual benefiting their community in any sport.
Each monthly winner receives £1,000 for their group or organisation, a limited-edition trophy and is entered into the end-of-season award to win a further £5,000, all donated by Barclays Spaces for Sports. The end-of-season award winner also receives an invitation to a celebratory event with Gareth Southgate in London.
The 2012/13 season HAS a new focus for how the award money can be spent. At least 50% of the monthly or end of season sum should now be spent on sports or skills-based qualifications.
Former England player Gareth Southgate heads up the judging panel with representatives from Barclays, the Premier League, the Football Foundation and The Times newspaper. The award is being delivered in partnership between Barclays Spaces for Sports, the Premier League’s Creating Chances programme and the Football Foundation.
To nominate a person, group or organisation for the Barclays Community Sports Award of the Month simply visit www.barclayscommunitysportsaward.com.
November Katee Hui, founder of Hackney Laces community football team for girls
October Dawn Whitmore-Kirby, for 32 years’ service to disabled horse riding
September Stephen Pullen MBE, for his 50 years’ service to British judo
More information on the winners here