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07 Dec 2018

Sandwell Primary School Recognised at the West Midlands Community Sports Awards

The Federation of Abbey Infant and Abbey Junior School in Sandwell was recognised among the winners of the prestigious West Midlands Community Sports Awards last night in Birmingham.

Abbey Infant and Junior School were awarded a Primary PE and Sport Premium award for their commitment and dedication to upskilling PE staff within their school.

Last nights event hosted by Nick Owen from BBC Midlands Today celebrated the unstinting work that local people carry out to enable communities to engage in physical and sports activities.  It wasn't just the winners and runners up that were celebrated last night.  We also saluted all those who have been nominated, together with the wider community; a significant proportion of which is voluntary.  Without them a number of opportunities to take part in activity wouldn't take place.

The West Midlands Community Sports Awards is run by the six County Sports Partnerships across the region; Active Black Country; Coventry, Solihull & Warwickshire Sport; Energize Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin; Sport Across Staffordshire & Stoke-on-Trent; Sport Birmingham; and Sports Partnership Herefordshire & Worcestershire, along with the University of Birmingham Sport and BBC Midlands.

The full list of winners are:

Community Club Award:
Newport Cycling Club
This award recognises a community sports club that provides a high quality sports environment for its members.

Community Project Award:
Our Parks (Hednesford Park)
This award recognises an innovative project which uses sport and physical activity to improve and enhance the quality of life of the people in the Community.

Community Coach of the Year:
Jenny Masterman, trampolining
This award recognises the achievements of a paid or unpaid coach who has made a significant impact on those they have coached and is committed to providing more opportunities for people to start, stay and succeed in sport.

Aspiring Talent Award:
Penny Healey, archery
This award recognises a young person who has progressed and excelled in their sport and is a positive role model to others.

Power of Sport Award:
Lewis Higgs
This award recognises an individual whose life has significantly changed and improved through adopting a more active lifestyle.

BBC Midlands Sports Unsung Hero Award:
Mike Day
Special Olympics City of Birmingham

BBC West Midlands Sporting Hall of Fame:
Basil D'Oliveira, cricket

Primary PE & Sport Awards
The Federation of Abbey Infant and Abbey Junior Schools, Sandwell
John of Rolleston Primary School, Staffordshire
Paget Primary School, Birmingham


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