Olympic swimmer Mark Foster presents award to Disability Sports Coach CEO

Disability Sports Coach CEO Peter Ackred was presented with a Community Partner award by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

Peter is pictured receiving the trophy from former Olympic swimmer Mark Foster at the borough’s Sports and Physical Activity Awards ceremony.

The award recognises the work of Disability Sports Coach in improving opportunities for disabled people to take part in sport through our pan-disability club in the borough.

Kensington and Chelsea praised our community clubs for providing “an inclusive opportunity for disabled people to volunteer and support their peers, giving a sense of self-worth and increasing social cohesion.”

Disability Sports Coach runs a club at Kensington Leisure Centre. The borough’s Lead member for Culture, Leisure and Community Safety, Cllr Emma Will said:

“The Sports Awards celebrate local people and the organisations in our borough who support their community day in and day out and work hard to inspire them through a range of physical activities.

“The commitment, enthusiasm, and encouragement they bring to their sports helps people to feel connected, be healthier and encourages future generations of athletes.”

Disability Sports Coach CEO, Peter Ackred said: “I am thrilled to accept a Community Partner award from the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

“Members tells us that our clubs are a vital lifeline where they can play the sports they love, develop their skills and make new friends.

“It’s fantastic that the impact of clubs our and specialist coaching has been recognised by this Community Partner Award and it’s an honour to be presented with it by six-time world champion swimmer Mark Foster.”


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