On Friday 16th September I attended the Burton Mail Community Champions Awards Evening having being nominated by Mrs Berry and Mrs Roberts in the category for Inspirational Youngster for my dedication to sport and helping others in sport and the local community.
During the course of last year I organsied and ran a variety of primary school festivals, arranged a community tea for the elderly community of Barton. I also played rounders in the England Elite U16 squad as well as playing cricket in the Staffordshire Ladies U17 squad.
After arriving at the venue (and checking out the football pitch through the huge window in the function room!) I was given a celebratory glass of Bucks Fizz, followed by a delicious three-course course meal.
It was then time for the awards ceremony to begin, hosted by Andy Potter a presenter from Radio Derby. In total there were 14 award winners in various categories, including Teacher of the Year, the Extra Mile Award and Fundraiser of the Year. Each award was sponsored by a different business from the Burton area and it was their job to choose the winners of their category.
I sat nervously awaiting the time for my name to be announced as winner of my category and finally my name was called. I was awarded with a framed certificate like every other award winner. In addition to awarding me with the certificate, Andy Potter started asking me about what I was hoping to achieve in life, what my ambitions were and even went on to interview my nan!
After every award had been commemorated it was time to leave. It was the end of a memorable night and one which will make me want to do more for the local community and carry on with my sport.