The Changing Lifestyle Award recognises a person who has used physical activity to transform their lifestyle for the better.
Winner: Alan Richmond (Wigan)
Bolton: Sam Ormrod
Bury: Katherine Edge
Oldham: Reddy Lenge
Rochdale: Gordon Aaron
Salford: Lesley Wiszniewski
Stockport: Denise Cowgill
Tameside: Gaynor Nightingale-Patterson
Trafford: Victoria Lysaght
The School Commitment to PE and Sport Award recognises schools that have gone above and beyond in respect to incorporating activity into a school day for their pupils and staff.
Winner: Holy Family RC Primary School (Rochdale)
Bolton: Sacred Heart School
Bury: Park View Primary School
Manchester: Abbey Hey Primary School
Oldham: The Oldham Academy North
Salford: Light Oaks Junior School
Stockport: Rose Hill Primary School
Tameside: Arlies Primary School
Trafford: Heyes Lane Primary School
Wigan: Landgate School
This award is for young athletes (aged under 18) who are not professionally funded who have had significant success in their sport throughout the year.
Winner: Caitlyn Saddington (Wigan)
Bolton: Emily Hesford
Bury: Berri Neil
Manchester: Success Eduan
Oldham: Libby Genge
Rochdale: Peter Reilly-Day
Salford: Joe Stout
Stockport: William Shirt
Tameside: Jack Green-Wilson
Trafford: Akyra Rodgers-Plummer
This award recognises long term volunteers (over 10 years) who have made a significant difference over that timeframe.
Winner: Roger Boyer (Stockport)
Bolton: Robert Naylor
Bury: Kath Pemberton
Manchester: Terry Surridge
Oldham: Gareth Evans
Rochdale: Mohammed Sheraz
Salford: Ian Keymer
Tameside: Paul Harper
Trafford: Damian Preston
Wigan: Tom Harrison
This award is for volunteers who have given up their time to volunteer over the given time frame.
Winner: Elham Afzal (Rochdale)
Bolton: Ellie Winnard
Bury: Ken Buggie
Manchester: Nazim Darr
Oldham: Pam Hazelton
Salford: Rob Wilson
Stockport: Lee Price
Tameside: Julie Briggs
Trafford: Jamie Barry
Wigan: Peter Hill
For a community club or community group who has had an impact in their local community in the given time period.
Winner: Rammy Men Football Club (Bury)
Bolton: Wave Adventure
Manchester: Active Communities Network (ACN)
Oldham: Oldham Netball Club
Rochdale: Rochdale Hornets Sporting Foundation
Salford: Eccles RFC
Stockport: Cheadle and Gatley Junior Football Club
Tameside: Hyde Running Community (HRC)
Trafford: Moss Lane Rovers
Wigan: Orrell Ju Jitsu
This award recognises an individual that has used physical activity or sport within their professional role to have positive impacts.
Winner: Aidan Tevlin (Tameside)
Bury: Deborah Bancroft
Manchester: Claire Duffy
Oldham: Claire Timms
Rochdale: Shirley Waller
Stockport: Jan Sinclair
Trafford: Dr Yvonne Burke
Wigan: Nicola Leyden
This award recognises a physical activity initiative by an organisation which has made a difference in communities and achieved positive social outcomes.
Winner: Solemother (Trafford)
Bolton:The Young Mentor’s Programme
Bury:Bury FC Womens Vets
Manchester: Over 50’s project – Love Withington Baths
Oldham: Mental Health Football
Rochdale: GM Walking Football
Salford: Roe Green Cricket Club
Stockport: The Cherry Tree Project
Tameside: Tour of Tameside – Running Bee Foundation
Wigan: WigLe Dance CIC
An employer (no matter of size) for making a difference on employees levels of activity during the working day.
Winner: Rochdale Borough Council
Salford City Council
Wigan & Leigh College
This award recognises an individual or organisation who is showing outstanding commitment to Greater Manchester Moving and the plan’s twelve priorities to increase activity across our county. This commitment could be as part of their day job or it could be a voluntary role they take on in the local community.
Winner: Kirsty Rowlinson-Groves
An expert fitness instructor Kirsty developed and led the successful CAN:Move cancer exercise referral scheme in Salford. Kirsty is now the GM Active Programme Manager for the region wide Prehab4Cancer programme. Her ‘can-do’ attitude, plus expert knowledge was crucial in the co-design and delivery of this innovative scheme. It will enable 2,000 GM residents diagnosed with cancer to engage in physical activity for improved clinical outcomes and lifetime benefits. Many have been sedentary prior to participating; Kirsty’s knowledge, experience, warmth and empathy helping them start and crucially, continue exercising throughout their cancer pathway and beyond. She is a fantastic role model to her staff and the healthcare professionals involved in Prehab4Cancer, making the seemingly impossible, possible.
Diane Modahl MBE
Diane is hugely passionate about young people and sport and through founding the registered charity Diane Modahl Sports Foundation (DMSF), she has enabled countless children from poverty stricken backgrounds to become fit, active and part of a supportive team. Diane works tirelessly to make sport fun and attractive to young people who may have previously been unmotivated, unfit or having serious problems in life. The home of DMSF is a hub of high energy, with children feeling comfortable to express themselves and enjoy physical activity. Diane leads with passion, resilience and never-faltering can-do attitude which naturally rubs off on the children the foundation supports, who not only become more active, improve their own health, well-being and fitness levels, but become valuable, contributing members of the community.
Ben has spent ten years developing Empower You, supporting disabled people to do physical activity. He works with young people and adults with learning, physical and sensory impairments. Ben’s approach directly enables disabled people to sustain independent physical activity, both individually and in groups. He also trains both leisure and care professionals in working with disabled people. This both increases activity levels and the income of leisure providers. He influences policy and strategy for active lives, ensuring that provision is made accessible and appropriate for disabled people. Other than Paralympians, disabled people are rarely reflected in marketing on physical activity. Ben is working to change this, enabling visual reflection in marketing, as well as his own series of videos on physical activity by disabled people.