As you were all aware, we were nominated and short-listed for the prestigious award, of West Oxfordshire Sports Club of the Year 2013, and tonight, Thursday 23rd May, it was announced that we won! Congratulations to all involved in making this a truly wonderful club!
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Awards for West Oxfordshire’s sporting stars
Budding sports stars and inspirational club staff were honoured at the annual West Oxfordshire Sports Awards on 23.05.13.
The ceremony, held at Witney Lakes Resort, acknowledged the District’s talented athletes as well as the valuable work carried out by the sports clubs, coaches and unsung heroes.
West Oxfordshire District Council runs the awards in partnership with GLL Sports Foundation. Richard Langridge, Cabinet Member responsible for leisure was full of praise for the winners. He said: “This is one of my favourite events of the year as it a chance to celebrate the passion, achievement, dedication and commitment of the talent we have in West Oxfordshire".
Sports Club of the Year
Carterton Gymnastics Club was crowned Sports Club of the Year in recognition of its achievements and links with the local community.
The Club provides coaching for all ages and has 100 children participating at all levels. Last year they coached an elite squad to county and regional level and coached a veteran gymnast to national level, achieving second place in the GB veteran competition
The club shares facilities with the local community college, providing an excellent model of sporting opportunities for the students and actively encourage students participating in GCSE, A level and Duke of Edinburgh.
Photo: Head Coach, Debra Courtney Crane, received the award on behalf of the Club and said, “This is a fantastic achievement for the Club and all the volunteers who give up so much of their time. This is why the Club is such a success. I have 12 volunteer coaches helping me and I couldn’t do it without them."