The Girls Active Awards 2019 was hosted by Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson at the Houses of Parliament on November 6th, with winners and their guests attending, along with a host of Girls Active Ambassadors.
Since 2015, Girls Active has been delivered in over 700 primary and secondary schools, engaging more than 82,000 girls in activity, tackling the research that shows by age 7 girls are already less active than boys with the disparity widening at secondary schools. Girls Active is delivered by the Youth Sport Trust, supported by This Girl Can and Women in Sport, with National Lottery funding from Sport England.
- Leader: Aliyah Olajide from Durrants School in Enfield
- Influencer: Calla Crome from Cambourne Village College in Cambridge
- Personal Growth: Batoull Misurati from Manor Academy in Sale
- Best Group/GLAMS: LGA GLAMS from Lord Grey Academy in Bletchley, Milton Keynes
- Future Leader: Darcey Phillips from John Wilkinson Primary School in Broseley, Shropshire
Youth Sport Trust Chief Executive Ali Oliver said: “I have been truly inspired by the stories of our winners this year and I know the nominations across the country were of an extremely high quality. Girls Active is unique in that it puts girls at the centre of the design and delivery of their PE and allows them the freedom to put their views into action and get their peers active. I would like to thank Sport England and the National Lottery for the continued support of Girls Active. The impact we see across the country from girls, both leading and being involved in the programme, is fantastic and I’m so pleased we get to celebrate girls’ work through the Girls Active Awards.”
Women in Sport Chief Executive Steph Hilborne said: “As a charity committed to ensuring every girl has the chance to gain the lifelong benefits of sport, we’re delighted to work with the Youth Sport Trust on the Girls Active Awards. The Awards tell a powerful story of the influence girls can have when given the opportunity to drive change when it comes to school sport and physical activity.”
Women in Sport is incredibly proud to work with the Youth Sport Trust on their Girls Active Awards. The partnership, influence and change the Girls Active programme brings about tells a powerful story of the influence girls can have when given the opportunity to drive change when it comes to school sport and physical activity.”
Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson said: “I was thrilled to host the Girls Active Awards at the Houses of Parliament again this year. Having been involved in the judging process as well as the day itself, hearing girls’ stories and the impact and change they’ve had within their schools and local area, gives me hope that continued change and a levelling of school sport and physical activity continues to spread with programmes like Girls Active.”
The Girls Active Awards 2020 will be opening soon. Keep checking the YST website for updates from the winners this year, ambassadors and everything you need to know about celebrating Girls’ achievements on the programme.