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A night of celebration at the Let’s Get Moving Melton Awards 2023

The Let's Get Moving Melton Awards 2023

Melton Borough Council hosted their first Let’s Get Moving Melton Awards on 30 November 2023.

The awards ceremony celebrates sporting successes and active lifestyle advocates across the borough.

The event, held last night at Parkside, was hosted by master of ceremonies, Adam Whitty from BBC Radio Leicester. Guests were able to enjoy an evening of festivities as they recognised the winners and nominees for the 14 awards.

The sold-out evening was created to recognise people or groups within the community who should be celebrated for their commitment to sports, physical activity and healthy lifestyle across the borough.

Over the course of the ceremony the awards were presented to the following winners:

  • Let's Get Moving School Award - Ab Kettleby Primary School
  • Primary School Team of the Year - Brownlow Primary School Year 5/6 Swimming Team
  • Secondary School Team of the Year - Birch Wood School Year 10/11 Boccia Team
  • Junior Team of the Year - Melkham Girls U16’s Rugby Team
  • Junior Club of the Year - Performing Stars
  • Junior Sportsperson of the Year - Emilia Whitehouse
  • Let's Get Moving Young Hero Award - Jacob Turner
  • Team of the Year - Melton Town Walking Football Team
  • Group/Club of the Year - Melton Mowbray Swimming Club
  • Melton Inclusive Sport Physical Activity (MISPA) Person of the Year - Robert Smith
  • Sportsperson of the Year - Izzy Pymm
  • Let's Get Moving for Health Award - Phil Moulds
  • Let's Get Moving Hero Award - Mike Williams
  • Let’s Get Moving Outstanding Contribution Award - Johnny Nicol

Alongside the award presentation, the evening was filled with inspirational stories from the nominees who have all dedicated themselves to sports physical activity and health within the Melton community.

The heroes celebrated over the course of the evening ranged from sporting successes to members of the community who inspire and demonstrate that sports and physical activity can be accessible to all.

One winner of the night was Johnny Nicol who took home the Let’s Get Moving Outstanding Contribution Award. He has been instrumental in setting up the Race Hub at Frisby Lakes as a new community offer for residents to access open water swim sessions.

After receiving the Let’s Get Moving Outstanding Contribution Award, Johnny Nicol, said: “I’m thrilled to win this award, it’s lovely to be nominated from our community of swimmers. We’ve got over 1,300 members now that take part in open water swimming for not only their physical wellbeing but also their mental wellbeing.

Race Hub are a great community, lots of people have been trying it out for the first time and open water swimming’s grown massively. So, if anyone wants to try it Race Hub is a great place and a safe place to try it for the first time.”

Photos of the evening, taken by Soar Photo, can be viewed at: https://melton23.soarphoto.co.uk

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For more information please contact: communications@melton.gov.uk

Additional Information:
Thank you to those who sponsored the Let’s Get Moving Melton Awards:

01 December 2023