With the Manchester Sports Awards now only days away, the World Academy of Sport (WAoS) is excited to soon be announcing the inaugural winner of its ‘International Award for Excellence in Sports Education’.
The three contenders for the Award who have made the shortlist are as follows (in alphabetical order by surname):
Ghizela Enslin: Shortlisted for her work as Coaches Manager at Tennis South Africa, increasing opportunities for the more inclusive development of tennis coaches.
Tan Teck Hock: Shortlisted for his work with student-athlete programmes at the Singapore Sports School, allowing student-athletes to remain supported in their sports pursuits while continuing with their education.
Rebekah Wilson: Shortlisted for her work in upskilling young people, diversifying the delivery of sport and education, and youth crime reduction initiatives through her role at the Diane Modahl Sports Foundation.
Submissions from the three shortlisted contenders (in the form of written questionnaires and short videos highlighting their work) were assessed by a panel of esteemed industry judges from WAoS’ International Advisory Board.
These judges are Sir Philip Craven, the former President of the International Paralympic Committee; Molly Rhone, the former President of the International Netball Federation; and Helene Raynsford, British Paralympic Association Athletes' Commission Chair and a Paralympic Gold Medallist and World Champion in Rowing.
The judges scored the contenders based on a range of criteria including:
The three shortlisted contenders have been invited to attend the Manchester Sports Awards on the evening of Saturday 19th October and the winner will be announced on the night.
The recipient of the Award will receive exclusive access to an appropriate training or development opportunity offered by WAoS that will be tailored to their individual needs.
For more information about the Award, or to arrange an interview with the winner after the announcement has been made, please contact Rachael Church (firstname.lastname@example.org).