Brightness is on the horizon after a darkish and troublesome previous 12 months, however there are heroes in our group that present this hopefulness to others each single day. A shining star of encouragement and kindness throughout moments of despair, these persons are true group champions that deserve countless reward and commendation.
With 14 awards at this 12 months’s awards, so many inspiring tales might be celebrated and admired. From particular person work to group initiatives, charity fundraising to acts of braveness, south Wales is overflowing with selflessness and compassion. The South Wales Evening Post Community Awards are devoted to these simply desirous to make the world a greater place, beginning proper right here in our area.
The South Wales Evening Post Community Awards might be streamed on-line without spending a dime on Thursday, April 29. The particular occasion is headline sponsored by McDonald’s, and might be simply as particular because it often is. Everybody is inspired to take care of help our native heroes, simply register for a free ticket by clicking here.
The Sporting Excellence class, sponsored by Swansea University, has been created to have a good time the good expertise and distinctive sporting achievements of these in our group. Whether or not they’re skilled or newbie, their ambition and expertise needs to be celebrated. Their onerous work and experience is placing south Wales on the map and this class is proof of how proud the group is to have such expertise in our midst.
The finalists for Sporting Excellence are:
Tennessee is a full-contact kickboxer and is the present World Affiliation of Kickboxing Organisation’s (WAKO) Welsh, British, European and world champion. Her title made her the primary Welsh fighter to win gold in 41 years, and the second lady to be topped a full-contact world kickboxing champion for Nice Britain.
Tennessee trains in Port Talbot and represents the Welsh Kickboxing Organisation in addition to the Nice Britain crew.
29 year-old Jay Harris is a Welsh skilled boxer who has held the Commonwealth flyweight title since 2017 and the European flyweight title since 2019.
Harris began coaching on the age of 12 in Townhill and has been skilled by his dad ever since. His regular rise accelerated when he signed with MTK International, a promotional firm, and he received a European title shot throughout the 12 months. He has since fought within the US for the WBC flyweight title.
Born and raised within the small village of Pontarddulais, Brett Johns’ martial arts profession began with judo when he was 4 years previous. He made his mixed-martial arts debut in 2011 and turned skilled a 12 months later. Residing in an space the place skilled MMA was basically exceptional on the time, Johns was nearly prepared to surrender on his goals of turning into knowledgeable fighter earlier than getting the decision to hitch UFC in 2016.
Having taken day out for a knee harm, John’s returned to UFC in 2020. His MMA document is at a formidable 17 wins to 2 losses, having fought many occasions within the US following his success in Wales.
The complete listing of classes is:
Covid-19 Hero Sponsored by BMI Werndale.
Grassroots Sports activities Coach of the Yr
Sporting Excellence Sponsored by Swansea University
Neighborhood Champion Sponsored by Delta Wellbeing.
Carer / Healthcare Skilled of the Yr Sponsored by Wales England Care Training.
AmbassadorS ponsored by Swansea Council.
Baby of Braveness Sponsored by Admiral.
Instructor / Mentor of the Yr
Charity Fundraiser Sponsored by Amazon.
Good Neighbour / Volunteer
Lifetime Achievement Sponsored by Happy Home Furnishers.
Editor’s Selection Sponsored by McDonald’s.
Be sure you check out the other finalists’ stories.