Paralympic champions get behind Lord's Taverners youth sports awards

23rd Jul 2015
Paralympic champions get behind Lord's Taverners youth sports awards

Lord’s Taverners today announced that Paralympians Mickey Bushell MBE (wheelchair racer), David Clark (footballer) and Giles Long MBE (swimmer and inventor of the groundbreaking Lexi Paralympic classification system) have joined the expert judging panel that will decide the inaugural winners of the charity’s Sporting Chance Awards next month.

The UK’s leading youth cricket and disability sports charity has launched the awards to celebrate the achievements of young people in disability and mainstream sports, together with the contributions of individuals, clubs and programmes that enable young people to enjoy sport.

England cricket’s greatest all-rounder, Sir Ian Botham, is urging parents, coaches and teachers to nominate young people – and those who help them enjoy sporting opportunities – for the awards.

• Watch Sir Ian Botham’s video message here:
• Download the video here:

There are seven awards categories spanning individuals, teams, clubs and programmes:

Junior of the Year
• Team of the Year
• Sports Club of the Year
• Programme of the Year
• Greatest Personal Development
• Service to Sport
• Lifetime Contribution

Nominations must be made by 14 August (12pm) at Shortlisted nominees will be notified by 28 August and invited, with a guest, to the Sporting Chance Awards Lunch on 11 September at Mansion House in London, where the winners will be announced.

Further details of the ceremony including judges, celebrity awards presenters and shortlisted nominees, will be announced closer to the event.

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