London's community sport heroes recognised at Wembley

The cream of community sport in the capital gathered at Wembley Stadium on Thursday night for the third annual London Sport Awards. 

Eight projects and individuals were celebrated for their work in using sport to improve the lives of Londoners, with star guest Faye White, the former Arsenal and England captain hailing "the fantastic projects and winners" on the night. 

Matthew Ryder, London’s Deputy Mayor for Social Integration, Social Mobility and Community Engagement, spoke of the Mayor of London’s commitment to supporting grassroots sport in the capital, and saluted the role of physical activity in bringing together different communities. 

The full list of winners was:

Volunteer of the Year
Adrian Klemens (pictured above) – Dynamic Sport Academy | London Borough of Haringey 

The Physical Activity for Health Award 
Move It, Lose It – Palace for Life Foundation | London Borough of Croydon 

The Workforce Award 
Muslimah Sports Association and Partners – Asian Women’s Workforce Partnership | London Borough of Redbridge 

The Technology for Participation Award 
Camden Council, Health and Wellbeing Team – Race to Health | London Borough of Camden 

The Children and Young People Award 
Elaine Wyllie – The Daily Mile Foundation | Pan-London 

The London Together Award 
Latin American Multicultural Group – “LA LIGA” Female Recreational Football League | London Borough of Southwark 

The Harnessing the Power of Elite Sport Award 
England Athletics – Team Personal Best | Pan-London 

Club of the Year 
Core Sport | London Borough of Hackney 

Tove Okunniwa, London Sport Chief Executive and Chair of the London Sport Awards judging panel, said: “This year’s awards saw some incredible people and projects nominated for their work in giving Londoners meaningful opportunities to lead happier and healthier lives through sport. 

"Every winner and nominee has had a significant impact on the health and prosperity of London; this commitment to grassroots sport makes our great city a real blueprint for places around the world."