The 2017 British Gymnastics National Awards are fast approaching and we are delighted to introduce you to the shortlisted nominees.
The Awards, taking place on Saturday 21st October at the Imperial War Museum in Duxford, Cambridge, will recognise and celebrate the achievements of the most inspirational people within our gymnastics community.
Congratulations to all of those who were nominated, and to all of the following who have been shortlisted:
The National Club Award is presented to a British Gymnastics affiliated club that provides a quality experience for their members. This year, Abbey Gymnastics CIC, Cambridge Gymnastics Academy and Valleys Gymnastics Academy are shortlisted.
Susan Robertson, Su Kileen and Sylvia Comber are shortlisted for the National Volunteer Award. This recognises a volunteer over the age of 18 whose contribution to gymnastics has been invaluable, with their efforts instrumental in the work behind the scenes.
Phoebe Blair, Emily Harper and Alex McMullan are shortlisted for the National Young Volunteer Award for giving up their time and providing enthusiasm in helping others enjoy our sport.
The National Inclusive Award goes to an individual or club demonstrating commitment and enthusiasm to the development of gymnastics for disabled people through the delivery of an inclusive gymnastics programme. Stephanie Martin, Stacie Ridley and Richmond Gymnastics Association are shortlisted.
Biz Scales, Shelley Gonsalves and Claire Chapman are shortlisted for the Education Award for playing a crucial role in providing excellence in the delivery of coach education.
Other recognitions on the night will be made with the following awards:
National Safeguarding Award, Award of Merit, Nik Stuart Honorary Life Member, The Frank Edmonds Trophy, Alex Strachan Trophy, Outstanding Athlete of the Year (Olympic & non-Olympic disciplines), Outstanding Coach of the Year (Olympic & non-Olympic disciplines) and an inductee in to the British Gymnastics Hall of Fame.
Tickets for the evening are now available. For more information or to book your tickets to be at this prestigious evening, call Customer Services on 0345 1297129.
Full list of shortlisted nominees
National Club Award - Abbey Gymnastics CIC, Cambridge Gymnastics Academy, Valleys Gymnastics Academy
National Volunteer Award - Susan Robertson, Su Kileen, Sylvia Comber
National Young Volunteer Award - Phoebe Blair, Emily Harper, Alex McMullan
National Inclusive Award - Stephanie Martin, Stacie Ridley, Richmond Gymnastics Association
Education Award - Elizabeth (Biz) Scales, Shelley Gonsalves, Claire Chapman