Children aged 5-11 years old were recognised at the annual Everybody Junior Awards on Saturday 9th November at Holmes Chapel Community Centre; for their inspirational efforts and contributions to local sporting success.
This year, nearly 100 nominations were received over 7 award categories including; Junior Member of the Year, Everybody Swim Rising Star, Junior Achiever of the Year, Everybody Family of the Year, Junior Sports Personality of the Year 9-11 years, Junior Sports Personality of the Year 5-8 years and Junior Helper of the Year.
This year’s ceremony was sponsored by XN Leisure, SAS Daniels, and Holmes Chapel Parish Council.
Kerry Shea, director at Everybody Sport and Recreation commented, “The Junior Awards get better every year and it’s amazing to see how many talented children we have in Cheshire East, the afternoon was great and all finalists and winners were celebrated.”
Each category was filled with worthy winners, and choosing one proved difficult for our judging panel!
And the winners are…
Junior Member Of The Year:
Grace had faced difficulty in the past with swimming and was often a danger around water, but since joining she has learned so much and developed many skills. Grace’s family are so proud of her achievements and we are all delighted that Grace has found a love for swimming. In the future Grace wants to develop her skills and become a lifeguard in order to help others.
Everybody Helper Of The Year:
Amelia has done amazing and always offers support to everyone. She always helps out with lessons and provides ideas on a regular basis. She has progressed amazingly in our swim programme and her teachers think she would make an amazing teacher in the future!
Everybody Swim Rising Star:
Ruby has achieved so much whilst swimming with Everybody and her achievements really are admirable. In just 3 years she has managed to work her way through nearly the complete scheme! Her dedication to swimming goes even further as she now swims for her local team, the Crewe Flyers. She is always willing to learn and wants to develop her skills even more. She is a pleasure to teach and her passion and commitment is commendable.
Everybody Family Of The Year:
As a family, being fit and healthy is a huge part of their life. The family are amazing and really have changed their lifestyles. They have increased exercise, both parents attending the Everybody gym on a regular basis from attending cluberrsize to Les Mill body combat class showing great role modelling and parent skills to their two children. The biggest achievement is the change in health of the whole family including weight loss, reduce in BMI, reduce in blood pressure, waist circumference which has increased health status and made the family feel better.
Junior Achiever of the Year:
Oliver has always been dedicated to sport and was so exciting to start competing! Since competing his achievements have been amazing. So far, he has won all of his sprints with PBs, set the season record for his club’s age-group at javelin, but most impressive has been his change in attitude to long distance – he never moans and always puts his passion into everything! His recent injuries and setbacks are what made the judges pick him as a winner, his mind set and ability to overcome issues at such a young age was what made him stand out as a clear winner!
Sports Personality of the year 5-8 years:
Bella is so dedicated to sport and her achievements at just 6 years old are truly astounding! Bella shows dedication at such a young age by training 3 times a week for her gymnastics and her coaches say she always gives 110% to everything she does, and her ambition is to one day compete in the Olympics! As well as her dedication to Gymnastics, she also regularly attends other classes including dance and swimming. Bella’s maturity and dedication to her sport is amazing. She always tries her absolute best and is always happy. Her level of skill at gymnastics is fantastic and she recently won an array of golds at her latest competition.
Sports Personality Of The Year 9-11 years:
Oliver is an inspiration, and we all truly admire his dedication, he has faced problems whilst trying to progress in dance but has never let them get in his way! Oliver over the past year has performed twice with the English youth Ballet in productions in Nottingham and Stoke where he auditioned among 300 other children and both time received a special mention from the company manager.
Junior Superstar Award:
Ned never lets his disability get in the way of his love of sports and plays everything from football to cricket. He participated in the annual dwarf games in Birmingham this year, a three day event and highly competitive. The events range from running to football to cycling to swimming. He achieved a silver medal in Curling, gold medals in football and hockey and a bronze medal in the 10m sprint. We think he is an inspiration and never lets his disability and challenges get in the way of his love of sport.
For more information about the Junior Awards, please go to www.everybody.org.uk
Notes to Editor
Everybody Sport & Recreation – Everybody is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee. As a Health and Wellbeing Charity, Everybody Sport and Recreation aims to provide ‘leisure for life’ by changing lives through healthy recreation. The charity operates 15 leisure facilities across the Cheshire East region as well as a range of Health, Leisure Development and Outreach programmes and the new Everybody Academy, providing local training and career opportunities. For more information please visit: www.everybody.org.uk or follow on Twitter @ebleisure.
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