Eastwood’s Abi Coward and Watnall’s Owen Jordan honoured for volunteering work at Broxtowe Sports Review 2015

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A dedicated Eastwood volunteer and an upcoming fencing star has been honoured at the Broxtowe Sports Review 2015.

Abi Coward (18) picked up the young volunteer of the year accolade during the annual awards ceremony.

Abi has been sorely missed at Hall Park Academy since leaving for University last summer.

She made a huge impact on the lives of a number of young people through dedicating her free time to improving sport and physical activity at school.

Whilst volunteering at Hall Park Academy Abi helped organise and deliver events including, the Broxtowe School Cross Country Championship and the District Athletics Competition.

Abi also led the after school badminton club and netball club and assisted with a number of PE lessons, where she supported young people with special educational needs.

She was joined by Watnall fencer Owen Jordan (17) , who was named young sportsperson of the year.

Owen is working towards competing in the 2020 Olympic Games and represents Great Britain at U20’s level.

He trains at least three times a week travelling to London, Milton Keynes and Chesterfield weekly.

At the end of 2014, Owen was ranked the number one fencer in England at U17’s and was one of three fencers selected for the European World Championships.

In 2015 Owen became the U18’s British Youth Champion and went on to win a silver medal at the Senior British Championships.

The event took place at the East Midlands Conference Centre, in University Park, Nottingham, where winners were unveiled.

The winners were selected from over 70 nominees after residents were invited to nominate local people for the Broxtowe Sport Review last year in recognition of their dedication, commitment or success in sporting activities in Broxtowe Borough.