2014 Grant Round-Up

2014 has been a successful year for Sport Worcester 6 new grantees and a great Sport Awards. There has been tough competition for the grants this year with a lot of talented athletes applying.

The first grant went to Murray Field, a successful Boccia player who plays for Worcester Boccia Club. Murray has won Gold at the Cheltenham Regional Championships this year as well as enrolling onto the England Talent Squad last year and recently has been selected to represent the England Lions Squad. He applied for the equipment award as he was in need of a new ball case for his Boccia balls.

Grant: £240

The next grantee was Worcester Rhythmic Gymnastic Club. The club has been around since 2011 and offer programs for recreational, development and competitive rhythmic gymnastics. They applied for a grant to help fund some coaching courses so that they could train their coaches at a higher level and improve the quality taught at the club as well as develop the athletes to go on to compete at a higher level.

Grant: £416.50

Susannah Barnett is a unique athlete being a Blind rower, after winning many events both regional and local, she wanted to progress and expand her opportunities by starting to row in a single scull boat generic cialis 10. This involved having a sighted rower in front of her or on the river bank to inform her of the route she is taking. The Sport Worcester grant helped her to get a 2 way radio system so that Susannah could have contact with her coach/sighted rower.

Grant: £250

Worcester Rowing Club has over 300 members who row both competitive and recreational, they have become a very successful club in the growing number of members as well as in many competitions the club takes place in. The club were looking to get more equipment due to the growing success of the club. They invested in 2 new sets of oars with the Sport Worcester Funding.

Grant: £500

The fifth grantee is Kate Horsburgh. A young talented tennis player who has represented Worcestershire in events all over the country and has won many regional and national competitions has got funding towards new tennis rackets and trainers for a range of different surfaces.

Grant: £300

The final Grantee is Jenny Nesbitt. She won this years Worcester 10k and has gone on to start representing England in the UK and abroad. Jenny is a determined and passionate  long distance runner and her grant went towards competition fees and training so that she can focus on competing at a higher level.

Grant: £300


The Sport Awards congratulated and celebrated the achievements of athletes, coaches, volunteers, communities and clubs in 16 different categories. Steve Cram MBE hosted the evening and told some inspirational stories of his time as an athlete. The awards are being held again next year so if you know of someone who has had sporting success this year then keep an eye out for information on nominations soon!


Sport Awards 2012

The City of Worcester Annual Sports Awards are being held at Worcester County Cricket Ground, New Road in the Graeme Hick Suite on Thursday 20th September 2012.

 This fantastic evening, celebrates local sporting achievements from over the last twelve months and is well supported by local personalities and media. Within this 2012 legacy year we are determined to ensure Worcester City’s sporting achievements from a grassroots to elite level are recognised.

Click Here to download the Nomination Form

If you would like to sponsor one of the 15 awards contact the Sport Devleopment Team on 01905 722331 / 721164 alternativel e-mail sportsdevelopment@worcester.gov.uk and quote ‘Sport Awards’.