The annual Sport Islington award ceremony was held on Monday 26th June at the Town Hall in partnership with Islington Schools.
The award ceremony kicked off with guest speaker Cherrelle Brown, three times national boxing champion, a Sport Islington grant recipient and former Joanna Brown Trust award winner.
Cherrelle gave an account of her boxing journey. By her own admission Cherrelle found the sport of boxing later on in life and it helped her get onto the right track. Cherrelle wrote down her goals onto paper and with self-belief, perseverance and hard work she was able to achieve them.
Cherrelle was crowned National Elite England Boxing champion at under-64kg for the third year in a row on Sunday 23rd April. The event was held at the Magna Centre in Rotherham. Cherrelle Brown the number one seed by GB Boxing in the light-welterweight category received a bye to the semi-finals, where she faced opponent Megan Reid. Cherrelle beat Paige Murney of Leicester Unity in the final elated to defend her title for three consecutive years.
Cherrelle ended her speech with two key messages, quoting Nelson Mandala Cherrelle encouraged the audience to do the best they could in their sporting and academic careers.
Sport Islington winners on the night were
Volunteer of the Year: Cassie Williams
Sports Organisation of the year: Middle Eastern Women and Society Organisation
Sports Club of the Year: Islington Boat Club
Sportswoman of the Year: Nye Enver – Karate
Sportsman of the Year: Tyreece Rankin – Athletics
Coach of the year: David Moreno from Pedal Power
Life-long Service Award – David Heather for 11 years of work with Sport Islington
Photos include Mayor Una O’Halloran, Councillor Janet Burgess, and Boxer Cherrelle Brown