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 two to three months 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 us and and ask to receive our free weekly email
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, give us a call on 407319.
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Congratulations to Award winners and finalists at our 2015 Sports Awards.
Adult sportsperson is England Cerebral Palsy Footballer Jake Brown.
England under 17 footballer Georgia Stanway won our Young Sportsperson award.
Team awards went to Dalton Cricket Club and North Walney Junior School Football team.
Pat Ryan Service to Sport awards went to Gerry Holland, John Pownceby, Allan Artis, Paul Lewis, Jeff Simm, John Knagg, Tony Wallace and, Wilf Knight
We also recognised the great work done by many young people. Young Volunteer Awards were presented to
Shane McDermott, Arron Wakefield, Leah Clough, Tara Tappenden and Lewis Buchanan
Finalists in our team and individual categories were
Furness Cavaliers Under 10s (Football), South Lakes Maidens (Cricket), Walney Central Under 12s (Rugby League), Barrow ASC Diddy League (Swimming), North Walney Primary School Football Team
Open Age Team
Barrow Sixth Form College Football Team, Dalton Cricket Club (1st Team), Furness Firecrackers (Roller Derby)
Georgia Stanway, Aimee Everett, Milly Knowles, Jake Calvert
Grant Johnson, Sonja Foster, Donna McDonald, Jake Brown
For a full report and pictures, visit the Evening Mail website.
Adult Sportsperson is our martial arts World Champion Tom Younger.
Junior Sportperson is England footballer Georgia Stanway.
In the team categories, Furness Cricket Club won the open age and Dowdales Year 11 rugby league team won the young team award.
Dowdales Year 11 Rugby League Young team of the Year
Team of the Year Furness Cricket Club
The packed crowd at the Forum also saw young volunteers recognised along with the annual Service to Sports Awards for long service to local sport.
Service to Sport
Furness Cricket Club
Furness Karate Team
Duddon Canoe Club
Dowdales Year11 Rugby
Barrow Island Under12 Rugby
Furness Cavaliers Under12 Football
Alan Wilson Andy Roach
Bob Huitson John Maxfield
Keith Minnican Derek Brook
Connor McDermott Marley Johnson-Spence
Emily Cox Meg Cruse
India Hutchason Liam Hunsdale Grace Miller
Womens Sports Day
Free holiday sports
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