Paralympics swimmer and paracanoeist Jeanette Chippington MBE will be guest of honour at this year’s Get Berkshire Active awards.
Jeanette represented Great Britain as a swimmer at five consecutive Summer Paralympics, winning a total of 12 medals – including two gold – before making a remarkable comeback as a paracanoeist, winning medals at the Rio Paralympics in 2016.
She will lead the celebration of Berkshire’s sport and physical activity award winners at the Hilton Hotel in Reading on Friday, February 15.
Following public nominations for this year’s categories the shortlisted nominees have been revealed.
Three awards will be decided by the public: Active Primary School award; Active Secondary School award and Community Club of the Year.
Shortlist for this year’s Awards
Lifetime Achievement Colin Fox; Gina
MacGregor; Doug Cook; Margaret Deighan.
Junior Sports Personality of the Year
Charlotte Payne; Liam Barker; Ben East.
Youth Engagement Project of the Year
Park House School Sports Leaders; Boxing Clever; The Adventure Learning Charity.
Team Performance of the Year
Wokingham District Primary School U11
Football Team; Reading Athletics Club; Woodley U14 South Region Squad.
Community Club of the Year
CrossFit Maidenhead; Woodley Netball Club; Thames Valley Kings Wheelchair Basketball Club.
Coach of the Year
Symon O’Keeffe; Rachel Berenson-Perkins; Richard Devereux
Volunteer of the Year
Adrienne Hardy; Alan Leason;
Physical Activity for Health Award
Run with Active Slough; Sport in Mind;
Man v Fat Football.
Active Workplace of the Year
Bracknell Forest Council; Wokingham
Active Primary School Award
Geoffrey Field Junior School; St Michael’s School; Hawkedon Primary School
Active Secondary School Award
Eden Girls School; Kennet School; Park House School.
Sports Personality of the Year
Francesca Williams; Carl Lofthouse;