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Spotlight On... The Sport Unites Award
Three weeks to go: The London Sport Awards 2020, supported by the City of London Corporation, is nearly here.
With less than a month to go until the London Sport Awards 2020, we’ll be focusing on each of this year’s Award categories to give you the inside track on each Award and the groups and people that are in the running.
Who is in the running?
The Sport Unites Award celebrates organisations and projects funded through the Mayor of London’s Sport Unites programme which have excelled in the use of sport and physical activity to tackle one or more of London’s key social issues.
Here’s the three groups in the running to be named winners of the Sport Unites Award 2020:
Ebony Horse Club
A horse-riding club based in Brixton engaging young people from BAME and disadvantaged backgrounds of all ages and abilities.
The club provides opportunities in a sport that, UK-wide, is predominately a white sport with less than 10% of participants coming from ethnic communities.
At Ebony HC though, 90% of riders come from a BAME community and 40% of riders on the programme have some form of additional need.
The Golf Trust
The Golf Trust uses golf to inspire and empower older adults living in care homes and sheltered housing across London to lead happier and healthier lives.
Golf is a low-impact sport which can be done seated or standing and can be delivered in communal lounges within facilities that the residents trust using first touch adaptive equipment.
In 2019, The Golf Trust delivered more than 180 hours of coaching across ten weeks. The success of the project in London has seen it expand beyond the capital to over 40 care homes.
Time Out Together
A free programme designed to help local parents and carers with autistic and SEN children cope with the stresses and pressures that can build up due to a lack of public understanding.
Time Out Together find venues then use sport, e.g. boxing, as a stress release valve for parents and carers then introduce social components to raise awareness for people coping with SEN.
The sport breaks down physical and mental barriers which then allows subscribers to embrace the subsequent social enrichment leading to better health and wellbeing.
Who’s in the Hall of Fame?
The Sport Unites Award was brought into the London Sport Awards in 2019 with Salaam Peace the inaugural winners. The Awards’ predecessor was The London Together Award.
- Salaam Peace (Sport Unites Award 2019)
- Latin American Multicultural Group – “LA LIGA” Female Recreational Football League (London Together Award 2018)
You can be there with us as we find out who wins The Sport Unites Award at the London Sport Awards 2020 but only if you’re quick. Our final remaining tickets are selling out fast so act now to avoid disappointment.