THE winners of the Get Berkshire Active Awards have been announced at a ceremony hosted by Tim Dellor at the Hilton Hotel in Reading.

Over 350 sports enthusiasts assembled together to reflect on a fantastic year of sport and physical activity in Berkshire.

The event saw 12 people, organisations and clubs receive awards and local Olympic Skeet Shooter, Amber Hill enthused guests with her inspirational after-dinner speech.

The Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to table tennis coach, Ken Phillips.

Phillips is chairman of Cippenham Table Tennis Club and has been on the committee since 1983, helping dozens of players to develop to an international standard.

Maidenhead United Football Club and Stand Out for Autism were awarded with the Health Project of the Year award for their soccer school, which opened for children on the autistic spectrum.

The Workplace of the Year Award went to the Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service, who prioritise health and wellbeing at the core of the 18 fire stations across Berkshire.

The Active Primary School and Active Secondary School awards recognised schools that create an active culture for its students and staff, and were decided by public vote via the Get Berkshire Active website.

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PHOTO: Maidenhead United Football Club and Stand Out for Autism were awarded the Health Project of the Year award.

The Active Primary School was presented to Priory School in Slough and St Barts were awarded the Active Secondary School Award for the second year running.

Brett Nicholls is Chief Executive Officer at Get Berkshire Active. He said “At Get Berkshire Active we promote active lifestyles, and manage a number of local and national campaigns to encourage physical activity.

“This challenge is made easier by the hard work and dedication of many people across Berkshire, and these awards is an opportunity to reward their commitment.”

Nominations for next year’s Get Berkshire Active Awards will be opening in September. If you would like to sponsor an award next year please call 01628 473031.

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