Leisure Charity present Junior Awards to South Cheshire finalists and winners

By Matthew Shannon November 25, 2022

Leisure Charity present Junior Awards to South Cheshire finalists and winners

Everybody Health and Leisure are delighted to announce the finalists and winners for the 2022 Junior Awards. Everybody went out to present awards in their schools and clubs and recognised children aged 5-11 for their inspirational efforts and contributions to local sporting and activity success.

The finalists and winners from the South Cheshire area are:

Junior Helper of the Year

Dominic Crisp, Head of Operations presenting Isabella McKinney with her Junior Award

Winner: Isabella McKinney, 9 years old from Nantwich

Bella is a keen sports person and dancer completing 12 hours of Gymnastics training a week. She has helped to raise money for the Wingate centre, Wrenbury, Nantwich, over the past few years and has raised a substantial amount. Bella has made such a difference in the children’s lives who attended the centre. The Wingate centre offers fully catered residential accommodation with 23 twin bedrooms across two self-contained floors so children and young adults with physical and learning disabilities can have the holiday of a lifetime in a unique, safe and caring environment. The year previous Bella completed a 1000m swim at just 6 years old to raise money. She raised £1800 for the centre.


Sports Personality of the Year (5-8 years old)

Keith Rogers, Youth Participation & Talent Lead, presenting Thea Heys with her Junior Award

Winner: Thea Heys, 8 years old from Haslington

Thea started her Karate journey at just 4 years old in October 2018, gaining her first belt in July 2019. She has won medals at National and International level and is due to take her black belt in March next year at 8 years old. Thea took to Karate naturally and loved training and making new friends along the way.

Thea gained a bronze medal at the English Karate Academy and has gone on to gain a silver medal internationally and most recently Gold at The English Karate Academy.


Family of the Year

Winner: Frost Family, from Crewe

Kerry Shea, Director of Health & Communities, presenting the Frost Family with their Junior Award

The whole family is engaged in every sport around Cheshire. With 5 children all in sports up to National level, mum is not only the taxi driver but volunteers to coach in a dance troupe and as a pre-school coach for gymnastics. Thea Frost became seriously ill and lost all ability to co- ordinate. She had achieved British medals at gymnastics and fought back this year to become part of the British representative team.

Tirana Frost achieved high level medals at British Championships and although took time away she has now returned to gymnastics. Tirana is building her levels up in the club and surpassing so many goals she set herself but also only at the age of 13 gives over 5 hours voluntary work to the club, coaching the next generation of future stars.

John Frost is a great boxer and is about to compete in his first bout. He trains 3 times a week at LSGCA gymnastics club.


Junior Achiever of the Year:


  • Ruby Stonier – competitive swimmer entering in local galas and competitions, winning recent Bronze and gold medals with her local swimming club (Crewe Flyers’) at the Crewe Lifestyle Centre.

Sports Personality of the Year (9-11 years old):


  • Izzy Hubbard – competes as part of the regional squad at Rising Phoenix gymnastics club, recently winning an array of medals at her competitions

Kerry Shea, Director of Health & Communities at Everybody Health and Leisure shares,

“Presenting the Junior Awards get better every year and it’s amazing to see how many talented children we have across Cheshire East. Going out to the children’s clubs and schools was great, with the finalists and winners being recognised for their amazing efforts in sport and activity.”

Read more about Everybody’s winners and finalists across Cheshire East on their website here www.everybody.org.uk/news/


Notes to Editor

Everybody Health and Leisure is a registered charity which aims to provide ‘leisure for life’ by improving the health and wellbeing of local communities. The charity operates 16 leisure facilities including 9 swimming pools and 7 Taste for Life cafes across the Cheshire East region, and delivers a range of targeted health, sports and disability and inclusion programmes. For more information please visit: www.everybody.org.uk or follow on Twitter @ebleisure.

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