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Michel rewards Haringey's young sporting heroes

Posted on 19 November 2015  - 12:14

Michel Vorm attended a special ceremony at Tottenham Green Leisure Centre last night to recognise the achievements of Haringey’s top sports men and women at this year’s Celebrating Sport Awards.


The goalkeeper was guest of honour alongside the Mayor of Haringey, Jennifer Mann, and presented certificates and goody bags to 36 winners across 12 categories which recognise sporting excellence, top quality coaching, volunteering and performance.

Michel also presented a special posthumous award of ‘Outstanding Contribution to Sport in North London’ to late Spurs Ladies chairman, Glenn Weaver, who sadly passed away in February this year.

The Dutch international said: “All of the individuals recognised tonight have worked extremely hard to get to where they are and I’d like to congratulate them all in their achievements. I hope to see some of the people I’ve met at the awards go on to represent their country in future sporting events and I wish them the best of luck.”

The Club has supported the Celebrating Sport Awards in Haringey for a number of years and is the principal sponsor of the event. The Club also donated Spurs goody bags to the nominees and winners who attended the ceremony to mark their hard work and commitment to sport in the local community.

Cllr Stuart McNamara, Haringey Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, said: “Last night’s tremendous event saw us celebrating not just Haringey’s fantastic sportsmen and women, but also the teams of people behind them that make it possible for people in our borough to take part in sport.

“It was great to have the opportunity to celebrate the contribution that sport makes to our borough – from better health to community cohesion and teamwork.

“Congratulations to all the winners and their teams, and thanks for the hard work they do to in Haringey.”

Full list of winners:

• Sports Project of the Year: Finsbury Park Sports Partnership
• Junior Volunteer of the Year: Ryan Perry, Pedal Power 
• Disabled Team of the Year: Riverside School Football Team
• Volunteer of the Year: Bob Packham, Alexandra Park Youth FC
• Junior Sports Performer of the Year: Mo Ferrag, London Boxing Academy
• Emerging Club/Sports Organisation of the Year: Sanjuro Doorstep Club
• Junior Team of the Year: London Mets Under-18s
• Sporting School of the Year: Rhodes Avenue Primary
• Disabled Sports Performer of the Year: Vanessa Daobry
• Sports Performer of the Year: Jonelle Pelie, London Blitz American Football Club
• Coach of the Year: Paul Quill, London Skolars Rugby League Club
• Club of the Year: Asco Netball Club