Shining a spotlight on the role sport and physical activity play in changing lives the 19th annual Greater Manchester Sports Awards returned to Emirates Old Trafford on 15th November.
The awards celebrate the outstanding talent, hard work and passion of those who go the extra mile to deliver community grassroots sport across the city region.
Tameside’s Aidan Tevlin scooped the Workforce Advocate award. This award recognises an individual that has used physical activity or sport within their professional role to have positive impacts.
Aidan is a swimming teacher who works with 10-16 year-olds on a voluntary basis. With his help, his club now have twice as many swimmers competing in category two swims and some competing for their county. He encourages swimmers to better themselves, organises community events and helps to increase participation. Aidan is committed to giving back to his sport and will soon be training others to become swimming teachers.
Winners and guests enjoyed a fantastic evening bursting with inspirational stories, including Kirsty Rowlinson-Groves, the winner of the prestigious Mayor’s Award. An expert fitness instructor Kirsty developed and led the successful CAN:Move cancer exercise referral scheme in Salford.
GreaterSport CEO Sara Tomkins said; “The Greater Manchester Sports Awards celebrates the unsung sporting heroes across our region who have a positive impact on people’s lives. The awards event continues to grow year on year and the number of nominations and the variety of sports and activities represented are evidence of the growing physical activity movement that is sweeping across our city-region.
“I congratulate all the winners for their outstanding achievements over the last 12 months.”