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2016 Cornwall Sports Awards Inspiring women & girls across Cornwall

Cornwall Sports Awards - Thank You Batons

Sport and Physical Activity would not happen in Cornwall without the dedicated volunteers who give their time each week, show your appreciation by nominating them in the 2016 Cornwall Sports Awards.

Cornwall Sports Partnership wants this year's awards to inspire Women! We are focusing on celebrating those amazing women and girls who inspire other women and girls across Cornwall to be active.  Whether it's a Coach, volunteer, official or club member, we want to reward, recognise and share their inspirational stories.  We want this event to inspire more women back in their communities inspire other women to get involved.

Natasha Howard from the CSP explains: "We have held the Cornwall Sports Awards every year since 2006 to give recognition to our local sports volunteers who are the unsung heroes in making Cornish sport as great as it is".

"Over the years we have uncovered some incredibly inspirational people and linked to the # This Girl Can campaign delivered by Sport England we want to recognise more women and inspire them to get more women and girls active right here in Cornwall."

Inspirational women who have previously been recognised include Linda Brickell, from Cornwall Squash & Racketball Association who won Volunteer of the Year 2015.  Quoted that 'squash as a sport wouldn't exist in Cornwall if it wasn't for Linda'. She works with young people training them to be level 1 coaches, organising competitions and ensuring the future of
the sport is sustained.

Linda Brickell - Sports Awards winner in 2015

On winning her award Linda said: "The evening at the Sports Awards was magical. The whole experience was super, amazing company with a great diversity of sporting people from all over the County, not to mention great organisation and wonderful food in comfortable surroundings!"

"I was humbled to be in the company of so many people who give so much to their sports and I was proud to be a part of it. Thank you".

Since winning her award in 2015 Linda has worked locally on a Young Mum's project inspired by #ThisGirlCan, that engages new people in our sport. This work has led her to become a key lead volunteer for the National Steering Group that develops women's and girls' opportunities. Her ideas, thoughts and project concepts will not only engage over 50 new young mums into sport locally but encourage women from across the nation to participate in squash which is truly unquantifiable.

The Awards are separated into four categories and incorporate 14 separate Awards including Children's Coach of the Year, Club of the Year, Official of the Year, Community Volunteer of the Year, Active Workplace of the Year plus many more...

The deadline for nominations for the 2016 Cornwall Sports Awards is Wednesday 7th September 2016, so now's the time to make your nomination!

If you know somebody who does great things for sport in your local community, why not say thank you and give them the recognition they truly deserve.

Make you nomination online here!