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Cage Cricket Nominated for National Award

Cage Cricket are delighted to announce the nomination and shortlisting for the Daily Mirror’s Pride of Sport Awards. This highly prestigious national award, now in its third year, sits alongside the Mirror’s Pride of Britain Awards as one of the most celebrated gatherings of the year, with previous winners including the likes of Olympian Jo Pavey, England Cricket captain Alastair Cook and former England football manager, Roy Hodgson.

Following the successful games in Rio, this year promises to be yet another celebration with athletes from the Olympic and Paralympic games present, and names such as Claudio Ranieri and Eddie Jones competing for the Coach of the Year Award.

This years Mirror’s Pride of Sport Awards are in association with TSB, and are designed to both celebrate and recognise the unsung heroes of sport, as well as raising awareness about sport and encouraging people to be more active on a regular basis, the event will highlight people who have contributed to sport at a local or national level, across all walks of life.

Cage Cricket have been nominated within the TSB COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP AWARD. A category with the following criteria: For an individual or a group of people who have worked together in partnership as a force for good in their local community, improving the lives of people around them through sport. This could be anything from supporting young people to help them thrive, to bringing communities together to make a difference. Cage will line up alongside two additional nominees chosen in this category.

The Pride of Sport explained further, “There were really fantastic nominations across all of the categories, many which left the judging panel in tears seeing the passion and commitment which is being given each and every day throughout communities across the country. Those shortlisted in each category are all fully deserving of the recognition, with the panel recognising the extraordinary difference being made to people of all backgrounds, abilities and experience.”

Director, Simon Young, defined just what it meant; “To receive this nomination is not just recognition of Cage, but testimony to all those varied and diverse communities who have embraced and been transformed through the Cage Cricket offering. It also demonstrates the power of programme collaboration when we can partner with groups such as Bournemouth University, Dementia Friends Hampshire, the Alzheimers Society and many others to provide opportunities that would not ordinarily exist. It will be a proud night, and we feel privileged to be representative of all those neighbourhood groups who have allowed Cage to be where it is today.”

“We have wonderful community partners right across the UK, each of which brings not only something new to Cage, but which continues to teach each one of us lessons in the power of the individual, the desire to participate, the genius of young and old alike and the power to make change happen from the grass roots upwards.”

The gala celebration will take place at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on 7th December 2016, with the winners being announced on the night.

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