The Sport Gives Back Awards 2024

Sport Give Back Awards 2024

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Week 13 2024 : Sat 23 Mar - Fri 29 Mar

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The Sport Gives Back Awards 2024

ITV1 presents coverage of the Sport Gives Back Awards 2024, which celebrates the dedication of individuals and organisations that use sport to help change the lives of thousands of people across the UK.

Hosted by Jeanette Kwakye and Josh Denzel and conceived by former athlete Connie Henry, eight awards were handed out at a star-studded ceremony at Cadogan Hall in West London.

The event was supported by a host of familiar faces from the world of sport including Sir Mo Farah, Frank Lampard, Ellie Simmonds, Lawrence Dallaglio and Dame Kelly Holmes and the Duke of Sussex recorded a very special message for one of the winners.

The winners included:

  • The Invictus Games Foundation’s Community Liaison Manager Josh Boggi, who was chosen as winner of the Unconquered Award. Reading-based Josh lost both legs and his right arm while serving in Afghanistan and went on to develop a love of cycling during his recovery. Now, he works with other international wounded and sick service personnel to give them similar opportunities and aid their recovery.
  • Dallaglio RugbyWorks chose Dan Ley as the winner of its Transforming Lives: Empowering Excluded Youth Award. Having been expelled from school on numerous occasions as a teenager, he turned his life around and now mentors young people in south Wales through the medium of rugby. Dan’s award was presented by charity founder Lawrence Dallaglio.
  • Dame Kelly Holmes Trust’s Community Partnership Impact Award went to Team Sheffield. This group of athlete mentors works alongside Westfield Health and 12 schools to work with young people facing personal challenges, helping them achieve their aspirations. Dame Kelly herself was on hand to present the award on behalf of her charity.
  • Greenhouse Sports honoured Sarah Bonnell School in east London with its Team for Life Award. Located in one of the most deprived areas of the capital, the school has worked with the charity on a tennis programme since the pandemic; this has increased the confidence, teamwork and resilience of its pupils. The award was presented by Paralympian gold medallist Ellie Simmonds and international netball star Ama Agbeze.
  • Lord’s Taverners’ Inspire Award went to Connor Hyde. Connor has overcome his own challenges with cerebral palsy and epilepsy to work with the charity’s Somerset Super 1s disability cricket project. He now runs some of the sessions, coaches at his local cricket club, and is a personal trainer. Connor received his award from England cricketer Chris Woakes.
  • Sported honoured Joe Donnelly with its Community Sport Social Impact Award. Based in Northern Ireland, Joe set up a mental health charity in memory of a friend he lost to suicide. Tackling Awareness of Mental Health Issues uses sport as a conduit to make mental health fun and engaging via sessions with clubs, schools and youth groups. Joe’s award was presented by football legend Frank Lampard and his wife, TV presenter Christine.
  • SportWorks’ Community Group of the Year award went to The Elfrida Society in Islington, north London. The group, which has been at the heart of its community for over 100 years, has a long history of supporting autistic people or those with learning disabilities. Its sporting activities include tennis, studio fitness and football. The award was presented by ITV Sport presenters Ed Chamberlin and Jill Douglas.
  • Youth Sport Trust selected Jill Newbolt from Sheffield to win its Building Brighter Futures award. Jill has dedicated her career to breaking down the barriers that society places on children with disabilities in sports and physical education, particularly those with profound and multiple learning disabilities. Olympians Sir Mo Farah and Fatima Whitbread presented Jill with her award.



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