VIDEO: #Love Cramlington 2020 Sports Award
December 28, 2020
Cramlington Town Council’s Youth Network Co-ordinator Steve Beaty reveals the results of the #Love Cramlington 2020 Sports Award on behalf of Councillor Ann Mitcheson.
The first runner-up is Cramlington in the Community.
This is a newly formed project that aims to deliver a range of sporting activities to children and young people. In a short space of time and using their facilities at East Hartford, the project has been delivering a free weekly soccer club for 4 – 9 year olds, multi sport holiday camps that have been free and reduced rates because of the Covid situation, and small group fitness and sport development sessions.
All activities have been carried out following risk assessments and COVID 19 guidance.
The group has also opened its doors to other community groups to enable their activities to take part at this time, at a safe venue with internal facilities available. This has included a local cycle club, ArtAdventures and Northumberland Futsal, outdoor yoga, Cramlington Youth Village Project and Northumberland Communities Together.
They have reached out to schools to offer some free taster sporting sessions and will continue to work in partnership and/or support to other community groups .
Our next runner-up is Ema Gamlin.
Ema is a Hypnotherapy and life/business coach.
During lockdown she started to offer her classes online – the variety of classes so they are inclusive of all abilities.
Her nomination stated that ‘the classes Ema offered when leisure centres were closed have been a godsend, and really help with people’s mental health’.
And the winner is…Twyford Close Street Exercise
Albert Storey,71, and his next door neighbour Rob set up and carried out a series of street exercise sessions 3 times a week that started in March.
Albert led the exercise and Rob supplied the music and pulled things together.
It was based in Twyford Close and was so popular that residents from neighbouring streets joined in too.
There were some fantastic fancy dress costumes and great community spirit. Albert has been overwhelmed by the feedback from people saying it helped them so much, especially their mental health.
Well done Albert and Rob – you generated fantastic community spirit in your neighbourhood and it was a huge boost in morale for all who attended.