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Seaton Community Champions 2018
Friday, 22 February 2019 09:42

This is the fourth year of the Seaton Community Champion Award, which is designed to give recognition to people who have made a valuable contribution to village life. Nominations were sought in December & a selection panel consisting of Seaton Vicar the Reverend Grainger, Seaton Academy Headteacher Mrs Banks & Parish Councillors Mrs Lily Harwood, Julie Norman & Celia Tibble, reviewed those nominations in January.

There are two categories of award: the first is an individual contribution to the community & the second is a contribution as a part of a group. Four nominations were received, all exhibiting commendable achievements: Gill Brinicombe; Olivia Norman; Seaton Junior Football Club Coaches; & Seaton Junior School Canteen Staff.

The winner of the individual award was Olivia Norman. Olivia was recognised for her regular contribution to the Seaton Brownies Group, where she is training to be a Young Leader, & Seaton Youth Club, where she helps supervise. In addition to those weekly commitments, Olivia has contributed to village activities for a number of years, including the Tour of Britain Cycle Race in 2018, Scarecrow Festival & Christmas Lights Switch-on events, & for a number of years she was involved with the Chernobyl Children’s Charity. Olivia has a good relationship with other young people in the village & has demonstrated leadership skills above her age, working with adults & other young people alike.1

Anthony Ferguson & the other volunteers who help run Seaton Junior Football Club were recognised for their management of over two hundred young people, giving up a lot of their own time to teach young people in the art of football & in operating as a part of a team. It is a huge commitment to take responsibility for such a large number of young people & a longer term benefit to the community, through the life skills which are developed over time, as well as the health benefits. Many young people go on to play football in their adult life & although the new David Beckham hasn’t been found, Seaton is well represented in adult teams throughout the area, a result of the many years for which the Club has operated!

 

Olivia was presented with an engraved, silver salver at the February meeting of the Parish Council; Seaton JFC will be presented with a similar award at the March meeting.


 

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