LOCAL SPORTS AWARDS RECOGNISE THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE A DIFFERENCE - THE LOCAL TEAM COMMITTED TO LEAVING A LEGACY FOR THE SPORTS STARS OF TOMORROW
From 01/06/2013 to 01/06/2013
Time: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Emsworth Park
On the 1st June 2013, FitBeat will take place in Emsworth Park. Now in its third year, the sporting event which seeks to encourage children to find their love of sports locally, have invited the public to nominate their favourite sporting club, local sporting leader and child who has achieved the most through sport.
FitBeat is a large, free of charge, outdoor event with a number of activities, including taster sessions by local clubs, training sessions with a top athlete, to be announced prior to the event, 70s classic game, It's a Knock Out and a Children's Olympiad.
Nominations for the awards can be made on line by visiting www.fitbeat.co.uk. The local club receiving the most votes will win a cash prize to purchase new sporting equipment. The local leader and child who has achieved the most through sport, will both win prizes donated by title sponsor, Alexandra Sports worth £250 each.
Ruth Dancer, one of the founders of FitBeat, was the Venue Manager at the Eton Dorney Olympic and Paralympic venue, where Team GM romped to victory in the Olympic Rowing and Canoe Sprint and Paralympic Rowing at London 2012.
Talking about the local leader, she said, "It is so important to recognise people who give up their time, often evenings and weekends, to help local people to learn how to play a new sport and even excel at it. To me, they are the people at the grass roots level, who inspire children to become the kinds of incredible athletes we saw in 2012."
Co-founder, George "Topsy" Turner owns local fitness company, Innovations Fitness, following his retirement from the Royal Navy where he served as a Physical Training Instructor for 20 years. About the children's award he said "Fitness for me is all about having fun, pushing yourself and in many cases, gaining in confidence. I firmly believe that sport is crucial for children of all ages and abilities, and I want to see more children be recognised for their efforts. Whether that child has been an outstanding sportsman, used sport to rehabilitate following an accident or illness, or even overcome shyness to become a brilliant team player, I want to hear about them and give them a moment to shine on our stage."
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