The benefits of sports for young people are well documented; from developing teamwork skills and self-esteem, to improving communication and overall physical and mental health.
The Sports Initiative of the Year award shines a light on individuals, teams and organisations demonstrating incredible levels of dedication to sporting achievement.
Whether that’s a school department delivering improvements in participation under tight budget constraints, or a sports team demonstrating outstanding commitment and dedication to achieving their goals, this award highlights the very best in sporting endeavour.
The award is open to primary and secondary schools, colleges and community teams.
Winners: HAWA DAR, OLIVIA HALL & ELLA HAMPSON, MANCHESTER HIGH SCHOOL FOR GIRLS
After carrying out a school-wide survey to identify activities that would encourage more young women to participate in sport, Hawa, Olivia and Ella have successfully introduced handball into their school’s curriculum, inspiring more girls than ever to embrace sport at their school.