Sports Club of the Year Awards 2008

CCPR, the alliance of national governing bodies of sport and recreation, held its prestigious Sports Club of the Year awards ceremony in London last night. Amongst the winners of the awards, presented by sports minister Gerry Sutcliffe MP and world cup winner Jason Leonard, was Windsor Judo Club.

In association with the Foundation for Sport and the Arts (FSA) and running sports, CCPR recognises sports clubs which have made an outstanding contribution within their community. The six finalists had all shown exceptional commitment and dedication in providing opportunities to make sport inclusive and accessible for all. The winners were awarded cash prizes between £1,000 and £6,000.

In the view of the judges, Windsor Judo Club , which finished in joint third place, engages with a wide range of partners from the local police force, through its local authority, to the Household Cavalry to promote judo to all. Offering regular technique-based training with high quality coaches, Windsor provides mentoring to its members and actively works to ensure effective long term player development, regardless of ability. The club is also working to provide free judo to children in the local area.

Tim Lamb, CCPR chief executive, said:

CCPR is proud to present the Sports Club of the Year awards and to recognise community sports clubs in this way. Their volunteers devote countless hours of their time encouraging participation in sport and it?s only right that this contribution is highlighted on nights like this”.

Windsor Judo Club provides a wealth of opportunities for participation and is an example to clubs right across the country. The people of Windsor are very fortunate to have such a beacon of excellence in the area.

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