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PERSONAL trainer and tennis coach Glen Bowe has been recognised as the overall Tweed Shire Access and Inclusion Award winner for 2018.
Glen, who owns Positive Fitness, was recognised for his dedication to helping people with a disability participate in tennis and gym programs.
He also employs people with intellectual disabilities and autism in his business and has supported many people with disabilities to obtain an international tennis coaching qualification through the Australian Tennis Professional Coaches Association.
This qualification enables participants to seek employment as professional tennis coaches.
The 2018 Belonging Award went to Kingscliff Performing Arts for supporting people with disabilities to do dance.
Cudgen Leagues Club was recognised for the Dementia Friendly Community Award and the president of Blind Citizens Australia, Suzy Hudson, received the Faye Druett Award for Advocacy.
Patron of the awards and paratriathlete Bill Chaffey said these awards were important to recognise those who had opened the door to more inclusion in the community.
“However, I look forward to the day when inclusion is part of everyday life and we no longer need to hold Access and Inclusion Awards,” he said.
BIG WIN: The winners of the 2018 Access and Inclusion Awards.