The Oldham Sports Awards 2019- one week to go
Date published: 13 September 2019
It’s a week to go until the glitzy presentation evening at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Oldhamers are now being urged not to miss out on their chance to celebrate with their local sporting heroes at the 2019 Oldham Sports Awards.
The great and the good of the borough's sporting fraternity will converge at the QE Hall on Friday, September 20th 2019.
This year marks the 17th annual award ceremony.
The event allows people from different sporting backgrounds to unite as a community and appreciate each other's efforts in order to help improve the local area, while also congratulating and celebrating the accomplishments of the borough's biggest sporting heroes.
Winners from the Sport's Awards - there are eight categories - will go on to represent the borough at the Greater Manchester Sports Awards later in the year.
The award categories this year are Unsung Hero, Club of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Workforce Advocate of the Year, School Commitment to PE Award, Sports Achiever of the Year, Community Initiative Award and the Changing Lifestyle Award.
Today the Chronicle features the seventh of our eight looks at the award nominees with a focus on the Community Initiative award.
Three candidates have been nominated:
Alexandra Junior Park run
The park run is a friendly and welcoming event, that helps to encourage people to take up a sporting activity.
It has helped people make the effort to get up and go running on a Sunday morning.
Mental Health Football
The Mental Health Football is held at the Oldham Futsal Arena every Friday from 7pm to 8pm.
It is a free game of football for anyone over the age of 18- suffering from mental health issues.
It started in January and is already having a positive impact on people that have been attending.
The initiative has also been shared a lot on social media.
UProjects have introduced a lot of health initiatives into the borough- including the successful triathlons held in Alexandra Park.
It has introduced new activities to schools and has brought new sports and competitions.
Young people who didn’t engage in traditional sport have taken part.
Teachers from Oldham schools and sports development staff helped to shape the events and children get feedback at each station.
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