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Watford Borough Council’s Watford Get Active programme of free and low-cost fitness activities has been named Community Project of the Year in the Hertfordshire Service to Sport Awards.
Since its launch, Watford Get Active has helped more than 3,900 people, with more than 46,690 recorded attendances at its events.
Cllr Karen Collett, whose portfolio includes overseeing the council’s community events, said: “We’re delighted to have been recognised in the Hertfordshire Service to Sport Awards. Watford Get Active is a fantastic community project. We have got so many people out and about exercising, enjoying a new activity, making new friends and improving their health. We hope that people can take inspiration from this project and look after their wellbeing for many years to come!”
Other Watford winners in the awards include football club Everett Rovers FC in the Paul Pearce Contribution to Disability Sport category. Mark Collins, who established the club’s all-inclusive offering to people of a range of abilities, was named Disability Coach of the Year. The Everett Rovers has been assessable for all of Watford’s young people for the past two years.