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We are delighted to share the news that our Founder and Director, Alex Paske won the incredible accolade of the Sunday Times Sportswomen of the Year Award in the Grassroots Category at a star studded event at News UK in London on Thursday 1st November 2018.
The Awards are supported by the Sport and Recreation Alliance, UK Sport, Sport England and Women in Sport.
Alex felt honoured to be amongst such trailblazers in the world of sport such as Jessica Ennis – Hill, Kate Richardson – Walsh, Sue Anstiss MBE, Dina Asher – Smith who has set the athletics world on fire this year and the mastermind of “This Girl Can”, Jennie Price CBE. Our very own England Netball Ambassador, Eboni Beckford – Chambers was amongst the first winners of the evening with her England team mates as well. Netballers certainly know how to party!
The full list of winners can be seen below:
1st: Dina Asher-Smith
2nd: Lizzy Yarnold
3rd: Katie Archibald
The Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year
Young Sportswoman of the Year
England Netball Squad
Team of the Year
Menna Fitzpatrick & Jen Kehoe
Disability Sportswoman of the Year
Helen Rollason Award for Inspiration
Jennie Price CBE
Lifetime Achievement Award
Alex was in awe of the other candidates in her category and loved meeting Stacey Copeland (http://4theloveofsport.co.uk/2017/06/16/stacey-copeland-launches-project-pave-the-way/), Pat Mathie (http://avonbournegymclub.co.uk/) and Danielle Robertson (https://surfsenioritas.bigcartel.com/) while hearing the impact of their work in their own communities.
To read more about Alex’s journey and her night at the Awards, please visit Rebecca Myers’ article at the Sunday Times: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/3d6c32a8-df8e-11e8-98b1-0be7908db1ea
We would like to thank Erin Moroney from Nibble Protein for putting Alex forward for this award, we certainly enjoyed celebrating the evening with you and look forward to our partnership progressing in the future.
Thank you very much to everyone that voted for Alex, it means a huge amount to both her and the Foundation and we hope that this has given us a new platform to reach more young people with our incredible role models.
On speaking about her success, Alex said “I probably don’t yet realise what we have created and this has given me an opportunity to take a step back and look at this incredible journey and where we are taking it to next! We have big, big ambitions!”