Fylde people, clubs and organisations that go above and beyond to keep the community active were celebrated at a glittering ceremony at Ribby Hall on October 1st with BBC Radio Lancashire’s John Gilmore as compere.
Hosted by Fylde Council’s Sports Development Team, the champions of the 11 categories included representatives from across the sporting spectrum including, running, martial arts, football, bowling and gymnastics. Sponsors from across the borough got involved to help organisers make it the best and most exciting awards ceremony yet.
AFC Fylde, Danbro, Dickinsons Solicitors, Excel Fostering, RS Fitness and Spago were all delighted to be involved. The promotion of the awards was supported by marketing agency and creative partner, ICG and Streetwise Lancashire assisted with sponsorship and organisation of the evening.
Ian Brookes, Sports Development Officer at Fylde Council, said: ‘After a two year break due to Covid we wanted to create a wonderful evening to remember and, after months of hard work and determination, I am confident we did just that! We changed the name from the Fylde Sports Awards to the Fylde Active Community Awards as we wanted to broaden our reach and recognise groups and organisations that work to ensure people embrace all types of activities that will benefit their physical and mental health. We had a record number of entries this year from many different clubs, organisations and individuals and it was wonderful to see companies from across the area getting involved as sponsors. Here on the Fylde, we have a vibrant and successful sporting community – it is great to see the successes and achievements of all our winners officially recognised and applauded.”
The winners of the Fylde Sports Awards go on to represent their district at the Lancashire Sports Awards.
Winners of the Fylde Active Community Awards 2022
Coach of the Year
- Ana Blackburn – Fylde Coast Rhythmic Gymnastics
Club of the Year
- Freckleton and Warton Running Club
Contribution to Active Communities – Individual
- Amanda Jurin – Health Walks, Behaviour CHANGE Programme
Contribution to Active Communities – Group
- AFC Fylde Community Foundation
Secondary School of the Year
- Lytham St Anne’s High School
Primary School of the Year
- Clifton Primary School
Young Achiever of the Year
- Amelia Doran – Kaidokan Judo Club
Volunteer of the Year
- Sue Sinclair – Crown Green Bowling
Active Workplace of the Year
- HM Land Registry Fylde
Health and Wellbeing Award
- Together We Can Do (TWCD) Supporting Disabled Adults
- Gerry Gregoire