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GBA Awards

The Get Berkshire Active Awards 2018, coming soon!

Guest of Honour

Paralympic swimmer and Paracanoeist Jeanette Chippington MBE, has been announced as the Guest of Honour for this year's Get Berkshire Active Awards. Local athlete Jeanette will lead the celebration of Berkshire's physical activity and sports awards' winners on Friday February 15, 2019 at the Hilton Hotel in Reading.

Jeanette represented Great Britain as a swimmer at five consecutive Summer Paralympics winning a total of 12 medals, including 2 Gold. She also set world records in the 100m freestyle S6 class and the 4 x 50m women's freestyle relay. The Athens' Paralympics 2004 was Jeanette's last Games as a swimmer, as she then made a remarkable sporting comeback in 2013 as a Paracanoeist winning medals at the 2016 Summer Paralympics and ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships between 2012 and 2017. Jeanette was made a MBE in the 2017 Honour's List for services to Canoeing.

Commenting on Jeanette's attendance this year, Get Berkshire Active's CEO, Brett Nicholls, said: "We are particularly delighted to have Jeanette join us as our Guest of Honour this year, as she won the prestigious GBA Sports Personality of the Year Award in 2016."


We are delighted to have so many great sponsors already on board for this years' Awards.


The panel has shortlisted the nominees.

Join us in celebration of Berkshire's achievement in Sport & Physical Activity of the 15th of February 2019 by booking your place.

The 7th annual Get Berkshire Active Awards will be hosted at the Hilton Hotel in Reading on the 15th Feb 2019. These awards recognise and celebrate those fantastic individuals and organisations who make sport and physical activity happen in our communities across Berkshire.

Brett Nicholls the Chief Executive Officer at Get Berkshire Active said "This is a special evening to say thank you to lots of brilliant people who give so much of their time to ensure sport and physical activity is available to everyone".

Last year's gala awards' night welcomed 320 guests to showcase a fantastic year for sport and physical activity in Berkshire. Twelve awards were presented to individuals, organisations and clubs and our special raffle raised over £1200 which has been donated to the charities CLIC Sargent and Stroke Support.

If you are interested in sponsoring an award take a look at our sponsor brochure

Find official pictures of last year's event here.


If you are interested in sponsoring the Get Berkshire Active Awards 2018 please contact brett.nicholls@getberkshireactive.org or call 01628 473031.

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