Eighteen sports clubs received over fifteen thousand pounds worth of new equipment and apparel on Sunday 1st August at Redruth Charity Trust’s annual Youth Sports Awards ceremony.
Delivery of the 16th scheme may have been three months later than usual due to the pandemic, but the Trust was delighted that the 2021 awards were able to be presented in person. Representatives from 18 clubs gathered to receive their new kit, worth over £15,000 trade cost; these donations will benefit 2400 under-18 club members in the Redruth district.
Chris Hailey, Chair of Redruth Charity Trust, said:
“It has been a challenge to make this year’s awards happen, with supplier delays and government restrictions on gathering, but we were determined. The club volunteers themselves have faced huge challenges and continued to deliver engagement to their members during the pandemic, so it was our duty to work as hard as possible to help their recovery with vital new kit and equipment.
“The young people in our district need sport now, more than ever, to re-energise and re-build after a period of hiatus and isolation. Over the last sixteen years, we have donated hundreds of thousands of pounds in kit – the Trust continues to make a difference and support youth development through sport.
“The presentation evening, and the run up to it, involves a lot of work from the Trust team, but more so from Paul Hancock of Granite Sports, our procurement partner. We thank him for his continued commitment to supporting the Trust and we also extend our thanks to Redruth School for hosting the awards evening.”
In addition to donating equipment, the Youth Sports Awards also celebrate individual athletes who have shown improvement in performance, attitude or effort in the previous year. The Trust awarded a medal and holdall full of kit to one nominated individual from each of the 18 clubs in this year’s scheme.
A retiring collection was held for Redruth United FC, whose clubhouse had been vandalised this summer. £250 was collected, which the Trust rounded up to £300.
Photos below kindly taken by Steve Barnes, Fal Photography
2021 Individual Winners
2021 Club Awards
CAMBORNE-REDRUTH MOTOR CLUB: large first aid kit plus ice packs
DUCHY HOCKEY CLUB: 96 t-shirts
SUPREME STAR MAJORETTES: 32 Pom Poms and an extra box of clothing courtesy of Cornish Granite Sports.
PORTREATH PILOT GIG CLUB: waterproof first aid kit.
REDRUTH UNITED FC: 2 Feather Flags, 32 mixed size footballs, 2 First Aid kits and a ball pump.
REDRUTH RUGBY FC: mixed sized balls, a full set of flags and sleeves plus 12 ruck pads.
REDRUTH JUDO CLUB: 73 t-shirts.
WEST COAST ACADEMY: Harness Belt
REDRUTH CRICKET CLUB: 12 Bola balls, a feed buddy with balls and an extension, 12 match balls and 2 soft balls.
CORNWALL ATHLETICS CLUB: 4 shot putts, 4 discus, 6 knocken balls, 4 medicine balls, 6 hurdles and 50 t-shirts.
REDRUTH TENNIS CLUB: 6 Wilson training racquets, 3 buckets of balls; Orange, Green and Yellow and 10 quarter-zip tops.
POOL JUNIOR FC: 25 t-shirts.
ILLOGAN JUNIOR FC: 100 mixed size footballs and an extra box of clothing courtesy of Cornish Granite Sports.
ST DAY YOUTH FC: 180 large bootbags with space for individual names.
GAZELLES GYMNASTICS CLUB: Inflatable Incline and 2 foam mats.
PORTREATH SLSC: an extensive range of fitness equipment: Mini Pole sets, Flat hoop sets, Agility ladders, Space Markers,, Medicine Balls, Crash bags and a Kettle bell set.
CARN BREA /HELSTON SC: 90 water bottles with space for individual names and 6 t-shirts.
RADNOR ROYALS GOLF: 12 hoodies.
REDRUTH SCHOOL: set of Equestrian Jackets.