Commonwealth Games medallist to speak at Alliance awards

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Birmingham will be celebrating all things Commonwealth Games at the Community Sport and Recreation Awards on Friday 15 March.

Joining us for the award ceremony at Edgbaston will be Emily Campbell, weightlifting bronze medallist from the Gold Coast 2018 and British record holder for the 90kg+ class.

Keeping with the Commonwealth Games trend, Ian Reid, CEO for Birmingham 2022, will be celebrating grassroots success and looking ahead to the event as it heads to England’s second city.

Dignitaries from the city and the royal family will be at the awards with Yvonne Mosquito, the Lord Mayor of Birmingham, attending with Alliance president HRH the Earl of Wessex who will present the winner of each category with their award and £1,000 prize money.

Tickets for the awards are available to buy here.

The Sport and Recreation Alliance has shortlisted 15 grassroots organisations for their excellent and inspiring community sport projects.

The day will also provide an excellent opportunity to network with colleagues in the sector and celebrate the value of grassroots sport and recreation.

The 15 shortlisted entries are;

Community Engagement Award sponsored by the PFA

  • Burnley FC in the Community
  • London Youth Rowing
  • Thatto Heath Crusader Amateur Rugby Club

Creative Partnerships Award sponsored by Sport:80

  • Bristol Sport Foundation
  • GreaterSport and the Proud Trust
  • Youth Hostel Association (YHA)

Mental Health Award sponsored by Active IQ

  • Boxing Futures
  • Core Sport
  • Hallam Barbell Olympic Weightlifting and Strength Training Club

Volunteering Award supported by Join In

  • Active Surrey
  • Loughborough University
  • Northumbria Sport

Youth Development Award sponsored by DeCyber

  • Gympanzees CIC
  • Panathlon Challenge
  • Snow-Camp Charity