Choose a champ who’s go­ing for gold

With the Euros, Wim­ble­don, Olympics and Bri­tish Open it’s go­ing to be the best sum­mer of sport ever, but do you know an in­spi­ra­tional young cham­pion who has de­fied the odds and de­serves to be on top of our podium?

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Children’s Awards 2016 -

The foot­ball has kicked off in France and the Olympics in Rio are not far be­hind. And while the UK is in the midst of its sport­ing sum­mer, the Ward Chil­dren’s Awards judg­ing panel will be team­ing up in the com­ing months to look at how this year’s po­ten­tial win­ners line up.

Among the cat­e­gories this year is the Go­ing for Gold award, which not only seeks achieve­ments in the world of sport but also in mu­sic, vis­ual and per­form­ing arts. It is directed at chil­dren who are tack­ling their hobby re­gard­less of dis­abil­ity.

Are you a foot­ball coach or dance teacher who is wit­ness­ing some in­cred­i­ble achieve­ment from one of your pupils or mem­bers? Do you be­long to a rugby club, ten­nis club or per­form­ing arts group in which a young per­son is do­ing amaz­ing things in spite of a dis­abil­ity? Are they de­serv­ing of an award?

Go­ing for Gold is a cat­e­gory specif­i­cally de­signed for chil­dren and young peo­ple who are win­ning awards or ac­co­lades or ex­celling in ex­ams for a tal­ent or hobby, re­gard­less of the restric­tions their dis­abil­ity might be plac­ing upon them.

Al­ter­na­tively the award could also recog­nise some­one who has fought se­ri­ous ill­ness whilst be­ing able to con­tinue and achieve within their sport, mu­sic or cho­sen art.

At the end of the nom­i­na­tion process, judges will view all of the en­tries be­fore fi­nal­ists are in­vited to a spe­cial awards lunch in the au­tumn to an­nounce and cel­e­brate the win­ners.

Char­lotte Hawkins and Keith Lovell with last year’s Go­ing for Gold win­ner, Tan­isha Jones and right; Tan­isha at Jumpers Tram­po­line Group

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