Barrow Borough Sports Council is the strategic body supporting sport and physical activity in the Barrow Borough. Our members include the Borough and County Councils, local schools and Colleges, professional and amateur sports clubs and other agencies which support sport and physical activity in the area.
The Sports Council is supported by a multi-agency Sports Development team. This team works together to implement the Barrow Sports and Physical Activity Strategy.
The Sports Council awards grants to local clubs, organisations and individuals who are working on projects which support our Strategy. We run free holiday sports activities and we are partners in Kick It Out, Furness Street Soccer and lots of other local projects and activities. We also recognise local achievement by awarding a Performance of the Month Award and with our Annual Sports Awards.
The Sports Council meets every 6 to 8 weeks and our Annual General Meeting is in November each year. If you want to keep informed about what we do and other sporty stuff in the area, email Emma and and ask to receive our free weekly email
Barrow Borough Sports Awards 2012 were presented to a packed house at the Forum on Thursday 8 November.
There were some exceptional performances over the last twelve months, making the individual awards particularly closely contested.
Sportsperson of the Year is Barrow Raiders Liam Harrison (below) and the Junior sportsperson is table tennis player Emily Bolton.
In the team categories, Askam under 14 Rugby League won the Junior Team with Barrow Striders Cross Country Team winning the open age award.
The Sports Awards also recognise the work of the often unsung heroes who help out week after week - and in some cases year after year. This year, the Pat Ryan Service to Sport Awards was presented to Tommy Jefferson (Rugby League), Matt Graham and Danny Miller (Karate), David Tyson (Football), Bob Woods (Hawcoat Park), Jeff Moses (Boxing) and Joanne Irvine Leech (Islanders Dance Troupe).
The Young Volunteer of the Year is Brogan Stewart.
Congratulations to all the finalists.
Sports Person of the Year - Liam Harrison Rugby League
Liam Conroy Boxing
Dean Kelly Multi sports
Kyle Brown Snooker
Young Sports Person of the Year - Emily Bolton Table Tennis
Rebekah Thompson Match Angling
Jamie Warriner Swimming
Georgia Stanway Football
Junior Team of the Year - Askam under 14s Rugby League Team
Barrow Celtic under 12s Girls Football Team
Furness Gymnastics Club Under 11s Regional Novice Team
Holy Family School Year 6 Class
Furness Cavaliers under 10s Whites
Open Age Team of the Year - Barrow and Furness Striders Men’s Cross Country Team
Barrow Raiders RLFC
Vickerstown Cricket Club
Young Volunteer of the Year - Brogan Stewart
Service to Sport Awards Winners
Matt Graham and Danny Miller Askam Wadoki Karate Club
David Tyson Barrow Junior Football League
Joanne Leech Islanders Dance Troup
Jeff Moses Barrow Amateur Boxing Club
Thomas Jefferson Barrow Island ARLFC
Bob Woods Hawcoat Park Rugby Union
Womens Sports Day
Free holiday sports
We are always happy to receive new nominations for members of the Sports Council from local clubs and leagues. You can nominate a member on the attached form at any time. If you want a chat about what’s involved before you take the plunge, ring our super secretary Emma on 407319.
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