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It's time to nominate your 'Sporting Heroes!'

It's time to nominate your 'Sporting Heroes!'

Posted: Tue, 30 Nov 2021 08:58

Get ready to cast your nomination and help to find Hinckley & Bosworth's 'Sporting Heroes' of 2021! Read More »

Tags: 2021, Inspiration, Nomination, Sporting Heroes, Sports Awards

British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards - Nominations now open!

British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards - Nominations now open!

Posted: Mon, 18 Feb 2019 09:00

The nominations for the British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards are now open! Read More »

Source: Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport

Tags: Nominations, Sports Awards

Sports Personality: Sue & Jim Houghton Win Unsung Hero Award

Posted: Mon, 17 Dec 2012 10:31

Sue and Jim Houghton have won BBC Sport's 2012 Unsung Hero Award. Read More »

Tags: 2012, Hinckley, Olympic, Sports Awards

Sue and Jim Houghton win East Midlands BBC Unsung Hero Award!

Sue and Jim Houghton win East Midlands BBC Unsung Hero Award!

Posted: Thu, 13 Dec 2012 15:06

Sue Houghton, the Chair of the Hinckley & Bosworth Local Sport and Health Alliance, along with her husband Jim has been award the East Midlands BBC Unsung Hero Award! Read More »

Tags: Hinckley, Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport, Sport, Sports Awards

Harry Matty Wins Oldest Athlete –Volunteer of the Year Winner!!!

Harry Matty Wins Oldest Athlete –Volunteer of the Year Winner!!!

Posted: Tue, 09 Oct 2012 14:05

Harry is a fantastic role model; he gives freely of his time to support players of all ages at Desford Lawn Tennis Clubduring coaching, matches and informal club sessions. His enthusiasm is highly infectious and always makes participants feel they can achieve what is being coached to them. We tried to work out how many hours he gives to coaching and supporting players a week and lost count as he always seems to be there. However, we estimate it must be nearly 20 hours a week, come rain or shine!

Harry has not just coached tennis though he played football Belvor AFC in Hinckley until he was 42 and them moved to coaching and managing his sons junior football team for a further 10 years.

Harry still plays tennis recreationally and can give many of the younger players a run for their money. He is a great motivator and encourages everyone to play, often encouraging younger players parents to join the club.

Harry is a great believer in "sport for all" and supports the borough's Sport and Health Alliance Inclusive Club. He has attended every session they have run supporting the tennis sessions and through his encouragement and motivation moved players from this club into the junior section at Desford Lawn Tennis Club.

All in all Harryis an amazing example to us all of what we can achieve as an older athlete. His wisdom, encouragement, humour and knowledge has touched so many people and encouraged them to achieve so much more than they though possible. He has been delivering for years what Seb Coe wanted to achieve from the Olympics- to inspire a generation. Well Harry has inspired generations and long may it continue.

Many Congratulations Harry form Hinckley and Bosworth Sport and Health Alliance

Tags: 2012, Seniors, Sport, Sports Awards