This award recognises a quality accredited club which has demonstrated significant success across a range of ages and abilities both in and out of competition. They are committed to creating sustainable links within the community, with local schools and other sports clubs to offer a truly valuable sporting experience for all those involved with the club. Judges will give additional credit to a nomination if the club has been involved in the TAKEPART 2014 Festival of Sport & Physical Activity
Brighton City Table Tennis Club: Over the past year our winner has trained new coaches, engaged volunteers and provided high quality coaching and playing opportunities for its members. But above all, the club has sought to reach out across the city to people of all ages and abilities to inspire them to play table tennis.Through initiatives such as In2Sport, and Social Ping, and a programme of over 30 events as part of this summers Ping! Brighton & Hove Project, the club has engaged young people, older people, offenders, students, and disabled people across the city. All of their activities have seen a unique focus on inclusion, fostering community cohesion, bringing people together through fun intergenerational, mixed ability activities that are enjoyed by all, such as the inaugural In2Sport Mixed Ability Competition.
Portslade Cricket Club: Recognised for its continued efforts to reach out to all members of the community, and for the supportive environment it gives young players joining the club. Activities have included free coaching sessions for young people, and an ECB Club open day to raise the profile of girl’s cricket and opportunities provided by the club.