On Friday 25th May 2018 we’ll be hosting our first ever Club Doncaster Foundation awards evening. Hosted here at the Keepmoat Stadium, we will be celebrating the achievements of our participants and partners across our four key areas of work.
The awards will kick start a four day Festival of Sport that will see teams from across the UK and Europe competing in the Kids Cup, along with the Doncaster Business for the Community Cup, a unique three-a-side tournament and a girls’ tournament – all playing on the Keepmoat Stadium turf.
Jim Lord, CEO of Club Doncaster Foundation commented:
The inaugural Club Doncaster Foundation Awards Evening will kick start a spectacular four day festival of sport at the Keepmoat Stadium, attracting over 2000 participants to Doncaster over the late May bank holiday.
Club Doncaster Foundation's aim is to improve lives across all our communities by delivering excellence in education, sport, physical activity and inclusion.
"I'm sure that the awards will be a wonderful evening and with the generous support of our sponsors and key partners we'll celebrate and recognise the fantastic impact our initiatives are having right across the borough."
The awards wouldn’t have been possible without the fantastic organisations that have supported the event by sponsoring an award. There will be seven awards on the evening that are all focused on highlighting success or achievements across our provision. All of our award sponsors and nominees are detailed below:
Young Volunteer of the Year (Sponsored by Expect Youth)
Our Young Volunteer of the Year award looks to highlight the young people that have engaged with our volunteering pathway and gained valuable experience along the way.
"Expect Youth have chosen to support the Club Doncaster Foundation Festival of Sport because as organisations, we share very similar values and objectives. Expect Youth are working together to make sustainable improvements to the aspiration, inspiration and achievements of young people across Doncaster. "
Sporting School of the Year (Sponsored by Rejus)
Our Sporting School of the Year award looks to celebrate schools that have really championed sport and physical activity and the many benefits it can bring to their pupils.
"Club Doncaster Foundation have intrinsically altered and improved the way we interact with the community. The creation of CDF has made so many things possible and to be involved in this, however small, is exciting and a privilege which we can only thank all our clients who have made this possible."
NCS Graduate of the Year (Sponsored by Thorpe Electrical)
Our NCS Graduate of the Year award looks to highlight the fantastic progression our graduates have made in the last year, linked to their ongoing commitment to social action.
"Thorpes Electrical Ltd are proud to support Club Doncaster Foundation, a local community self-funding non-profit organisation, which makes a real difference to young people in Doncaster. We have been involved in fundraising for Club Doncaster Foundation for the last 3 years and are pleased to continue to offer support."
Fit Rovers Participant of the Year (Sponsored by Bioenergiser - Biofeedbac - presented by URVO LTD)
Our Fit Rovers Participant of the Year award seeks to highlight the positive lifestyle changes that participants have made while progressing through the programme.
"Biofeedbac is proud to be associated with the wonderful work Club Doncaster Foundation is doing. It's inspirational to see the positive responses and sustained results from the work the Foundation is pioneering in the community and now further afield.
"As a Doncaster based company we are always pleased to support any organisations and individuals who inspire positive change in the area. Club Doncaster Foundation do exactly that and we are proud to support them."
CDSC Student of the Year (Sponsored by Selby College)
Our CDSC Student of the Year award seeks to celebrate excellence within our education provision. This award highlights all round contribution to the college from within the student body.
"Selby College’s close partnership with Club Doncaster Foundation continues to flourish. Almost six years after links were first forged, the two organisations have built on their initial educational links to provide high-quality vocationally relevant experiences all the way up to degree level. Our students are exceptionally lucky to gain hands-on experience at a professional football club and the opportunities this partnership has created for them are immense. We are proud to be sponsoring the CDSC Student of the Year award."
Young Participant of the Year (Sponsored by Yorkshire Sport Foundation)
Our Young Participant of the Year award looks to highlight the special achievements from across our various programmes. With over 4000 young people engaged in our programmes across the year, there will be lots of competition for this award!
Yorkshire Sport Foundation
"Yorkshire Sport Foundation is proud to sponsor the ‘Young Participant of the Year’ Award. As a charity we aim to get more people of all ages active. It is our pleasure to recognise and celebrate the achievements of young participants in Doncaster."
Eric Randerson Special Recognition Award (Sponsored by Doncaster Council)
The Eric Randerson Special Recognition Award, named after Eric who has more than 30 years’ experience in working for the Club showcases those individuals who go the extra mile within the local community and are deserving of special recognition.
"On behalf of the wider Get Doncaster Moving Partnership, Doncaster Council is pleased to support the Festival of Sport. Get Doncaster Moving is a partnership that aims to help local communities become healthier and more vibrant by increasing the number of people taking part in physical activity and sport."