We’re pleased to have been highly commended for an award at this year’s London Sport Awards, which recognise best practice and excellence in the sporting sector across the city.

The biggest achievements in grassroots sport in London were recognised at the annual London Sport Awards 2017, with eight projects and individuals going home with various accolades.

At a ceremony held at indigo at The O2, attended by over 350 people from the worlds of sport, business and politics in London, the work of clubs, coaches, volunteers and other organisations was celebrated for its impact on the lives of Londoners of every age, ability and background.

The Trust’s Get on Track programme was highly commended in the ‘The Harnessing the Power of Elite Sport Award’ category, in association with Team GB.

Get on Track is our flagship programme that uses world class athletes to support and mentor young people facing disadvantage and empowers them to realise the attitudes needed to live a positive life. We recently announced that we will expand our transformational mentoring programmes to reach over 8,300 young people facing disadvantage in London by 2020.

Following the announcement, Emma Atkins, CEO at Dame Kelly Holmes Trust, said:

“I’m delighted that our Get on Track programme has been highly commended in this category, and that we’ve been able to demonstrate how world class athletes can be incredible vehicles for social change and transform the lives of young people facing disadvantage in London.

“This is real testament to the impact we’ve made in the capital over the past twelve months, working alongside our exceptional partners to transform the lives of thousands of young people facing disadvantage and support world class athletes in their lives beyond sport.”

Now in its second year, the awards are run by organisation London Sport – the leading organisation committed to help inspire more Londoners to be physically active.

You can find out more about the awards here.