YST Girls Active Awards go live for 2018

Nominations for the 2018 Girls Active Awards are now open

Girls who are ambassadors for physical activity will have the chance to celebrate their achievements in getting more of their peers active with the launch of the 2018 Girls Active Awards.

The Awards are a celebration of the work 8 to 18-year-old girls are doing in primary and secondary schools across the UK through the YST Girls Active programme to get their peers moving and enjoying PE and physical activity.

Girls Active is developed by the Youth Sport Trust, delivered in partnership with Women in Sport and This Girl Can. It is funded through Sport England National Lottery. It involves girls in the design and delivery of PE and physical activity in secondary schools.

With nominations now live, there are five categories for the Girls Active Awards:

Leader

Influencer

Personal Growth

Best Squad

Future Leader (primary school category).

The awards are open to girls aged 8 to 18-years-old and who are involved in the YST Girls Active programme. Each nominee must meet at least one of the category criteria to be in with a chance to win.

Ali Oliver, Chief Executive of the Youth Sport Trust, said:

This is the second year we have run these awards and we again look forward to a terrific annual celebration of all the fantastic work being done by our Girls Active Ambassadors in schools.

The Awards will offer winners the chance to attend an awards ceremony in London as well as take part in money can’t buy experiences including a coaching session with Harlequins Ladies Rugby Team in association with Harlequins Foundation, journalism/marketing experience, and appearing on World Cup Winning Cricketer Ebony-Jewel Rainford-Brent’s podcast, The Art of Success.

Closing dates: Online nominations close 11:45 pm Friday 20 July 2018. Postal nominations need to be received by 23 July 2018.

For more information and to nominate a Girls Active school/Ambassador visit girlsactive.youthsporttrust.org

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