Disability Sport and Physical Activity Awards 2019 Nominees and Award Winners

The Annual Disability Sport & Activity Awards took place on Friday 12 July 2019 at Greenbank Sports Academy. The awards celebrate a year of inclusive sport and activity at Greenbank and throughout Merseyside.

Nominees and winners were:

Club of the Year

Greenbank Giants Boccia Club

Greenbank Powerchair Football Club – Winner


Senior Sportsperson of the Year

Joel Murphy (Boccia)

Caroline Robinson (Boccia)

Marcus Harrison (Powerchair Football) – Winner

Emma Foulkes (Powerchair Football and Boccia)


Young Sportsperson of the Year

Isaac Blackman (Boccia)

Sam Vaughan (Taekwondo – Clare Mount Student) – Winner

Esme Cotton (Equestrian Clare Mount Student)

Sally Garster (Saturday Club)

Katona (Saturday Club)

James (Saturday Club)

Jacob (Saturday Club)


Volunteer of the Year

Matthew Finnegan (Activity sessions and events)

Mark Bedford (Boccia) – Winner

John Smith (Power Football)

Winnie Cork (Boccia)

Adam Edwards (Events)

Sophie Coyne (Activity sessions and events)

Jan Hepner (Saturday Club / Empower Driver)


Spirit of Sport Award

Ramesh Sharma (Boccia)

Mark Rowland (powerchair hockey/boccia) – Winner

Lindsey Gallagher (Boccia)

All Parents of Saturday Club


Partner Organisation of the Year

Oakfield Day Service

Mencap Liverpool – Winner

Brother of Charity

Options for supported living


Coach of the Year

Pablo Rees (Boccia)

Gerry Kinsella (Power Football) – Winner


School of the Year

Sandfield Park

Knowsley Central – Winner

Knotty Ash School


Gym Member of the Year

Steve Smith

Alan Dunn – Winner


Panathlon Foundation Outstanding Achievement Award

Adam Rollason (Ten Pin Bowling)


Thank you to our award night sponsors Deloitte Liverpool, Panathlon Challenge and Marshall’s Housing.

Thanks to KCC Live, Dan Spelman, Daisy Gill and Wheelchair Basketball Paralympian Abdi Jama for assisting on the night.

Finally, thank you to all the participants, coaches, clubs, schools, volunteers, staff, parents, funders and supporters. Let’s keep working to promote inclusive sport and physical activity.

If you are interested in trying Inclusive Sport and Activity opportunities then take a look at our weekly activity programme.

Greenbank Staff and volunteers will also be down at Liverpool One for Summer of Champions from 26th July doing various taster sessions. Come and see us every Friday from 12-4pm at Chavasse Park. More information can be viewed at: https://www.liverpool-one.com/inspire-me/summer/