20 January 2014
Wednesday 22 January
In providing three cash awards, The Charter 600 Charity of the Mercers’ Company, like London Youth, believe in the importance of encouraging and enabling young people to participate in and develop a life long of sport. The 2013/2014 winners were selected by a panel of judges based on the criteria of involving and develop young people as community sport leaders.
Samuel Lithgow Youth Club (Camden) and its team of eight Junior Youth Workers received the first placed award. They have set up and ran a Junior Youth Club catering for 125 eight to 12 year olds on Friday evenings. The sessions have included multi sport provision led by the Junior Youth Workers and provided young people with access to healthy snacks and meals from the on-site kitchen.
In second place, was Christian Evangelical Church (CEC) based in Southwark. Jamal Parnell who is 18 years old was nominated for his ability to plan and deliver sport programmes and events that benefitted young people in his local community. Jamal demonstrated his leadership abilities though encouraging peers and friends to get involved as well as providing 121 support for young people who needed that little bit of help.
Finally, Ryan Conner from Coram’s Fields (Camden) was selected because of the high number hours he has volunteered delivering school holiday multi sport programmes. Ryan has become an integral member of the team and is well regarded by participants and fellow coaches.
All of the award winners have developed themselves as community sport leaders and are rightly regarded as strong role models. The impact they have made is testament to the difference that can be achieved when empowering young people with the necessary skills and confidence.
For further information about London Youth’s Sports Development Programme, please contact:
Zoe Mellis (Head of Sports Development)
020 7549 8811