Contribution to Women’s Participation 2017

This award is made to an individual who has made a significant impact on women and girls participation in sport and physical activity. This Award is proudly sponsored by Blackpool and the Fylde College.

Highly Commended: Charlene Makinson

Charlene support the What Women Want programme in Preston,  providing physical activity and sport that women want and tailoring these to individual needs, where possible. She creates a positive friendly atmosphere at her classes to welcome women and encourage them to return. Many of the women who Charlene engages with have had really positive experiences and are now leading more active healthy lives.

Winner: Joanne Baldwin

Jo was one of 18 women who attended the very first just play Rounders session in 2013. She has gone on to lead her team to win the indoor Rounders league, become a qualified Rounders Umpire,  organise the successful World Record bid for the mort participants in a game of Rounders, Chair of the newly formed Burnley Rounders Club,  Director of Rounders England, and support hundreds of women to get active and play Rounders.