Club of the Year winners 2023 announced
Following 2 weeks and many thousands of votes cast, we're excited to announce our Club of the Year 2023 winners!
Firstly a huge thanks to all 11 Club of the Month winners. Each and every one deliver amazing inclusive and adaptive sessions that break down barriers to participation, and enable even more of the disabled community to enjoy the range of positive lifestyle benefits that sport and physical activity can foster.
Each of these clubs are already winners in our book and we've thoroughly enjoyed the time spent filming and getting to know the people involved with each organisation even more.
Deciding this year's winner took on a Strictly Come Dancing and Eurovision flavour, with scores from a panel (consisting of our Lived experience Advisory Board members and representatives from ToyotaGB) and the public vote forming the final scores.
Joint 3rd Place
Make Change & Brighton Table Tennis Club
This rarely happen, but equal final marks made it impossible to separate these 2 amazing clubs.
Make Change focus on finding the right sport for the individual. Delivering truly inclusive and adaptive activities for the disabled community, those in crisis, or people simply looking to participate. They target a range of locations and schools, including those in disadvantaged communities, to encourage participation and understanding for the next generation that inclusive activity is for every body.
BTTC are widely regarded to be at the forefront of inclusive sport, bringing people together at all levels and abilities, and from all walks of life, to play alongside each other. This philosophy also extends into their excellent community hub, with a pay as you can canteen and a full range of classes, courses and other ways to extend inclusion and engagement beyond sport.
Trailblazers Powerchair Football Club
From their base just outside Belfast,the Trailblazers pride themselves on allowing even more people to participate and enjoy the beautiful game of football. From humble beginnings, the club has grown significantly and helped to develop the sport in Northern Ireland. Through a welcoming and encouraging atmosphere, the club provides a place for participants and their support networks to meet like minded people and forge new friendships. The EBM team had a chance to play the game during our shoot and we can confirm this sport is next level fun!
1st Place and Club of the Year 2023
Leeds Rhinos Foundation
Rugby League is synonymous with the North of England, and Leeds Rhinos Foundation are going the extra mile to make sure that everyone has the opportunity to play the sport and engage in physical activity, no matter their ability or impairment. From a wide range of adapted rugby league sessions, through to their community work in conjunction with Aspire. Matching thri extensive ‘in-house’ club activities with taking physical and inclusive variants of the sport out to participants in the community. Leeds Rhinos Foundation deliver and huge scale and level of engagement, making a huge positive difference in the lives of so many across the whole community through the power of sport.
A huge congratulations to our top 3 (technically 4) clubs and all of the other Club of the Month winners from 2023. All of which will become part of the Every Body Move club community, helping even more clubs to deliver adaptive and inclusive physical activities.