Nominees for the ultra-competitive ukactive Awards have been announced, with Everyone Active scooping 12 nominations across six categories ahead of the winners being announced at the award ceremony on 21st June. These awards cover the length and breadth of sports and leisure landscape, with awards rewarding every aspect of the industry, from whole centres, suppliers and even outstanding individuals within those organisations.
As ever, Everyone Active’s outstanding contributions to the industry has been recognised with a significant number of nominations across a wide variety of categories. We’re proud to announce that five of our centres have been shortlisted in the Regional and national Club/Centre of the Year Category, with Lammas Leisure Centre, the Westway Sports and Fitness Centre, Silksworth Sports Complex, Stratford Leisure Centre and Daventry Leisure Centre all making the final list.
Furthermore, two of our sites – Hart Leisure Centre and Sapphire Ice and Leisure – have been shortlisted for the prestigious New Concept, Build or Design of the Year award. This accolade rewards innovation and original thinking in the building and design of new leisure and sports centres – something that Everyone Active is committed to. Additionally, our Westgate Leisure Centre has been nominated for the ukactive Kids Award and the Westway Sports and Fitness Centre has also been shortlisted for the Healthy Communities Award.
It’s not just about the centres and the business, however, but it’s about recognising the outstanding individuals within those too, and three Everyone Active colleagues have been nominated for such awards. In the Physical Activity Champion category, Luke Sheppard, a fitness trainer from the Watford Leisure Centre – Central, and Louisa Chatwin, an ice skating coach from Lammas Leisure Centre have both been nominated. Luke was nominated for his outstanding contribution to integrating the diverse communities within Watford and for his dedication to helping people lose weight and improve their health through physical activity.
Meanwhile, it was Louisa’s commitment to increasing the sport’s profile and to working with a disabled skater, helping unlock their full potential, which saw her being shortlisted for the same award, which was in part due to her work with. In further recognition of her dedication to the cause, she was named as Team GB’s head coach for the 2017 Special Winter Olympics in Graz, Austria. Lastly, Rachel Oakley from the Mid-Suffolk Leisure Centre has been shortlisted for the Unsung Hero Award.
Following our success at last year’s awards, where we were named Operator of the Year for the fifth time, here’s hoping the 2018 edition brings similar success.