Community Sport and Recreation Awards 2012

The winners of the Sport and Recreation Alliance's Community Sport and Recreation Awards, formerly the Sports Club of the Year Awards, have been decided for 2012.

The judging panel, chaired by the BBC’s Eleanor Oldroyd, commended the quality of the shortlist and the array of outstanding projects and practices that were shown.

Entries were awarded by the Alliance to sport and recreation organisations that have excelled in areas such as volunteer management, school links, green thinking and innovative projects.

This year’s winning organisations represented a move away from the traditional categories to include a wider variety of activities, including the Chess in Schools project, which was highly commended for its innovative work in schools.

The Alliance presented the awards at its Annual General Meeting in July, where the winners and highly commended will be presented their award by HRH The Earl of Wessex.

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Volunteer Management
Newcastle Staffs Volleyball Club
Richmond Volleyball Club
Deer Park Archers – WINNER

School Links
Chess in Schools and Communities – Highly Commended
South Staffordshire Sailing Club
Addington Court Golf Club – WINNER

Green Thinking
Staunton Harold Sailing Club – WINNER
South Staffordshire Sailing Club
Deer Park Archers

Professional Club Community Programme of the Year Award
Everton FC - Everton in the Community – WINNER

Innovative Project
Mountain Biking Swindon
Bristol Hospital Education Service – WINNER
Lea Rowing Club

Community Sport and Recreation Premier Award
South Staffordshire Sailing Club – WINNER
Deer Park Archers
Staunton Harold Sailing Club

Nominations are now open for the Community Sport and Recreation Awards 2013. For further information please visit the nominations page.

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