Leah Eastwood-Webb, an Ambassador for London, has been named the Young Volunteer of the Year Award winner at this year’s StreetGames National Awards. The Ambassador for London was recognised by the awarding panel for their outstanding achievements in the field of youth and community sports, beating out a number of fantastic competitors in the process.
The event, which took place on Tuesday 20th March at the De Vere Staverton Estate in Daventry, saw more than 200 delegates gather to applaud the efforts of these deserving finalists.
Award winner Leah shared her feelings by stating: ‘’I was really shocked that I won the award, it was really overwhelming and the support from everyone was amazing. I was awarded for all my volunteering and involvement with OnSide and Street Games’’.
StreetGames’ CEO Jane Ashworth OBE also added her congratulations, stating: “I’m told by the judging panel that this year’s categories were are strong as they’ve ever been, which makes our winners’ achievements even more exceptional! Thank you once again for all of the inspiring work that you do on behalf of disadvantaged young people in your community. Without your passion, determination and skill, none of our work to change sport, change communities, and to change lives would be possible”.
StreetGames is changing lives and transforming communities through the power of sport. Formed in 2007, StreetGames was inspired by the success of joint work conducted by The FA, Football Foundation and other agencies working within disadvantaged areas – places in which young people were almost 50% less likely to be active than their more affluent peers. Since that time, projects across the UK have benefitted from the StreetGames ‘Doorstep Sport’ programme, delivering sport in the right style at the right time and at the right price.
Leah received praise and celebration from the network for all of her hard work and effort in everything she does with OnSide and within the community. Having been involved with OnSide from the onset, she is passionate about helping young people like herself to reach their potential in all areas. She is currently undergoing an apprenticeship at Salmon Youth Zone, Bermondsey.