Local sports star nominated for Sporting Champions Awards

l-r Cllr Rachel Madden - Felicia Miloro - Lorenzo Clark

Local pole vaulter Felicia Miloro has been nominated for a prestigious award.

Felicia is up for Social Media Champion of the Year at Everyone Active’s Sporting Champions Awards, which are due to be held at Porchester Hall in Bayswater, London on Tuesday, November 7.


The event will be hosted by Great Britain’s double world 110m hurdles champion and former world record holder Colin Jackson.


Everyone Active runs more than 220 leisure and cultural centres across the country, including Lammas Leisure Centre, Kirkby Leisure Centre and Hucknall Leisure Centre in Ashfield, in partnership with Ashfield District Council.


The company’s Sporting Champions scheme is a sports talent development programme which supports 1,400 athletes.


Now in its seventh year, the initiative has helped thousands of athletes to achieve their sporting potential by providing free access to Everyone Active’s leisure facilities nationwide.


Felicia, 22, trains at Hucknall Leisure Centre and was under-23 national champion in 2022, as well as a bronze medallist at the UK Championships in July.


Award winners will include those who have had career successes or who have engaged with the Sporting Champions scheme and their local Everyone Active centre. Everyone Active will also celebrate those who have helped to inspire other up-and-coming sportsmen and women.


The awards ceremony will be preceded by a mentoring workshop, led by the scheme’s team of Elite athletes.


Olympic and Paralympic stars Lutalo Muhammad, Richard Kilty, Maisie Summers-Newton, Kadeena Cox and Lauren Steadman will share their insights and experiences to help guide the Sporting Champions athletes in their own careers.


Lorenzo Clark, Everyone Active’s contract manager, said: “We are really looking forward to celebrating the fantastic achievements of all the Sporting Champions athletes at Porchester Hall, including Felicia.


“The scheme has been very successful in providing exceptional support to emerging talent and we are delighted to be showcasing this.


“It’s fantastic to see how the scheme has expanded over the years, now providing more than 1,400 athletes nationwide with access to top-quality training facilities and support.


“As a leisure provider working in partnership with Ashfield District Council, we feel it is important to cater for all sections of the community, and we hope to continue making a real difference to our athletes’ success.”


To find out more about the Everyone Active’s Sporting Champions scheme, visit www.easportingchampions.com or follow @easportingchamps on Instagram. For further information on Everyone Active, visit www.everyoneactive.com

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