1st Dec 2021
Yolanda Martin

Shortlisted and supporting volunteer award

The awards season cranks up this month with London Youth Games featuring heavily at the upcoming London Sport Awards at the Guildhall on 6 December.

Demonstrating our commitment and support of volunteering – not least through the long-established GamesForce programme – LYG is supporting the Volunteer of the Year Award. Warren King, Nahimul Islam and Adaeze Iheanacho are the shortlisted nominees on what promises to be a glittering evening celebrating everything that is good about sport in the capital.

Additionally, LYG is thrilled to be shortlisted for The Young Londoners Award is association with Sported. Power Mobile Gym and Charlton Athletic Community Trust are nominated in a category recognising incredible work supporting under 25s to start and maintain a physical activity habit for life.

Jennie Rivett, London Sport’s Business Development Manager, said: “It’s fantastic to have Sported and London Youth Games demonstrating their incredible support for grassroots physical activity and sport at our London Sport Awards this year.

“London Sport has worked closely with both organisations for a number of years, and we can’t wait to strengthening these relationships in the build-up to and beyond the Awards.

“Sported and London Youth Games do so much work across the capital to support more Londoners to be active so they’re a perfect fit for our Awards celebrations.”

“London has so much to celebrate across all levels of sport from grassroots through to excellence..”

Andy Dalby-Welsh, Chief Executive at London Youth Games, said: “London has so much to celebrate across all levels of sport from grassroots through to excellence at Olympic and Paralympic level from athletes to coaching to volunteering.

“It is our ambition to create the world’s biggest and most inclusive city-focused youth games – we can only achieve that thanks to the incredibly skilled and committed volunteer base in every London borough.

“That’s why we are delighted to support Volunteer of the Year to recognise the people who are the catalyst of community sport for hundreds of thousands of Londoners. Congratulations to all the nominees, we are sure the London Sport Awards will be a memorable occasion, recognising everything that is good about this incredible and diverse sporting city.”

To see the full shortlist for the London Sport Awards 2021, in association with the City of London Corporation, and learn why they’ve been nominated click here.