The North East Disability Sports Awards celebrate the fantastic achievements and contributions that athletes, coaches, clubs and schools have made to disability sport across the region. The event is in its 15th year and is always fiercely contested.
During 2016/17 Sport England awarded club and community organisations in excess of 4 million pounds worth of funding through their small grants scheme; of the 635 successful awards 14 were from organisations in Tyne and Wear. Similarly of the 211 Inspired Facilities applications only six were from our sub region.
Barclays team championed the Active Workplace Winter Games, run by Tyne and Wear Sport. The games were held at Silksworth Community Pool, Tennis and Wellness Centre on February 23 and are aimed at increasing sport participation within businesses. In total, seven teams from businesses across the region attended the event which also resulted in the runners up place going to Foundation of Light (Sunderland AFC) and Virgin Money.