Lis Greenwell

Lis Greenwell

Aimee Barlow Athletics Coach Out Athletics Middlesbrough Aimee is a high calibre athlete in her own right competing in regional and national multi discipline events, however, Aimee has taken it upon herself to also develop her experience of leading children in athletics utilising her athletics leaders qualification. Working alongside more experienced coaches Aimee has led athletics on a weekly basis throughout 2018/19 with a group of primary school children of different ages, abilities and backgrounds. Aimee has demonstrated and conveyed her technical understanding of athletics to the children in an accessible and fun way whilst retaining the interest and enjoyment of the children she works

with throughout the session. If Aimee is ever unable to take a session the children always ask where is she and when is she back. Aimee is a credit to coaching and her sport. Help us spread the word of female coaches by tweeting & posting tonight on social media: #passonyourpassi on @teesvalleysport Beverley Linighan Netball Coach Oaksway Netball Club Hartlepool

Bev has been apart of Oaksway Netball club for a long time. She was a player and now giving back to the youngsters with her experience. She is an amazing coach and north east players have gained international caps through Bevs coaching. Shes an inspiration to others and is always getting the best out of her players. Shes a volunteer to the sport and coaches u14,U15 and u16, Taking them all around the country to play. She is an asset to the North east sporting community Bobby Tenwick Rugby Coach

Mowden Park Rugby Club Darlington Bobby has helped set up the social ladies section at DMP and continues to promote and encourage new ladies to have a go at rugby. She has achieved her Level 2 RFU coaching award and enthuses fun and inclusion for all. Carol Williams Athletics Coach Independent Coach Middlesbrough Carol is an athletics coach of many years standing with a strong focus of elite or elite potential athletes. Carol has enjoyed many successes as a coach including two UK age group number 1 UK

rankings with high jumper Patrick O'Connor. However, arguably Carol's great success has been enjoyed with 400m runner Rabah Yousif who has achieved 1 x World Championships Bronze medalist; 1 x World Championships finalist; 1 x All-African Games winner; 1 x African Championships Silver medalist; 1 x European Team Championships Silver medalist; 1 x World (Continental) Cup Bronze medalist; 1 x Diamond League meeting winner; 1 x European Indoor Championships finalist; 1 x African Championships finalist; 1 x National champion; 1 x World (Continental) Cup finalist and has a personal best for 400m of 44.54. With Rabah Yousif, Carol is truly coaching at a world level and as such represents a significant asset to

athletics coaching in Teesside. Claire Coulthard Run Leader Red Balloons Stockton Following a suicide attempt in 2017, Claire has used running to manage her own mental wellbeing. After starting to share her mental health story through peer support and social media, including how she looks after herself, it became clear that there was a need for a service in the area that combined physical activity for mental health. Although still poorly, Claire studied for the

relevant qualifications to offer fitness and talking servies, that are accessible and affordable. Red Balloons now has over 2000 followers across social media, 5 running groups, 3 walking groups, a radio show and hig plans to expand to help even more people. Help us spread the word of female coaches by tweeting & posting tonight on social media: #passonyourpassi on @teesvalleysport

Eileen Cowle Run Leader The Junction Foundation - Resilience at Heart Redcar Eileen has spear headed young people's motivation and involvement in the Resilience at Heart Project ( a young people's running programme predominantly for young people with additional issues aimed at getting the inactive active and mapping the benefits over of exercise to emotional wellbeing ). She has gone from a non runner to a run leader providing an excellent role model, completed her run leader course and organised weekly sessions as well as opportunities for young people to take part

in community events such as Redcar Running Festival Much of this has been done as an addition to her paid role ( young carers coordinator) and as a volunteer Francesca Harding Rugby Coach Mowden Park Rugby Club Darlington Cesca is the Chair of the girls and social ladies section at DMP, she has been tireless in her passion and enthusiasm to grow the sport for women and girls. She manages at the top level including co ordinating fixtures for Durham County girls and women. She is a Level 2 RFU coach and

coaches boys girls and ladies. She is an inspiration to all around her. Helen Johnston Running Coach Stockton Striders AC - Stockton Helen not only coaches but is also club secretary and chief organiser at our club. She enables the smooth running of club nights now but was also integral in the initial set up of the club. In addition to this she is a guide runner. She coaches and trains with her VI athlete and regularly gives up her own races and training to guide at these events.

Through her roles she has enabled hundreds of people to become regular club runners in a friendly inclusive atmosphere, a large proportion of them being female. She has helped make running more accessible and improved the health of the people of Stockton through her selfless commitment to her volunteer roles. Did you know: Just 30% of coaches are women Only 17% of qualified coaches are women

30% of clubs can't find enough coaches to fulfil demand Janine Gilhespy Coach Leader Cross Fit & Rehabilitation - Hartlepool Borough Council OT falls prevention Janine is an advocate off the benefits of physical activity. She was instrumental in developing a steady feet falls prevention course where 90% of the participants saw a marked improvement in their functional fitness tests. This passion flows over into her personal life

where she has help set up and develop a cross fit club in Hartlepool with a wide range of classes for children and adults. Jill Foreman Netball Coach Oaskway Netball Hartlepool Jill has set up the young acorns and mini session. This is a session for 3-5 year olds and gives access to the fundamentals of movement and skills at any early age which can channel them into the sporting teams of the future. It is also developing them socially making new friends and learning how to work with

coaches. Jill runs this session weekly and is such an amazing coach giving her time as a volunteer to help these players progress. Help us spread the word of female coaches by tweeting & posting tonight on social media: #passonyourpassi on @teesvalleysport Kay Stokes Cycling, Triathlon, Running, Swimming Hartlepool participation team, Cleveland Wheelers

Commitment to the sports listed from a personal stand, and Kay's efforts and commitment to getting others involved in the sports. Kay played a key role in women's begin to MTB sessions for HBC. Laura Hegarty American Football Coach Teesside Steelers Stockton Laura is a very loving, passionate and enthusiastic leader within the Tesside Steelers. Hegs as she is known loves all of her players and works very hard to ensure they have the best training and

preparations to be a competitive team. Not only this, Hegs nurtures the players as people, making sure we are a fun and happy team. Hegs is all the more impressive as only 2 3 years ago she was a player forced out of playing due to a bad knee injury, and last season I asked her to be not only a coach but THE offensive coordinator. Of course Hegs took to this very well, as she worked hard to bridge her knowledge and learn the skills and techniques she needed. This hard work, persistence, passion and drive not only helped us win our division and earn promotion, but she also personally earned a spot on the Great Britain Womens American Football Coaching staff; a team that saw success in this years European

Championships. Hegs has proven to be a great coach and an even better friend. Research shows there are a mix of practical and emotional pressures that stop many women from being as active as they would like such as: Fear of judgement Lacking confidence Not having enough time Family Commitments Lesley Watson Triathlon Coach Hartlepool Triathletes & Hartlepool Borough Council

Lesley is a valued member of the HBC team of volunteers and paid staff. she supports with the open water swim element of coaching and running. This year she selflessly supported a blind veteran to take part in the Big Lime Triathlon with the open water swim and another member of the Hartlepool Tri club supported with cycle and run. Lesley supported Dave to access swimming training in the pool and ay open water sessions to prepare for the Big Lime Tri. Lindsay Evans Rugby Coach Rugby Hartlepool

Lindsay is the only female rugby union referee in the county and every weekend she will referee female, male, youth and senior rugby games come rain or shine, Lindsay fits this into her busy life as a primary school head teacher. She is very passionate about supporting players during a game and will stop play to explain to players about a decision etc. Lindsay is a role model to female rugby players and is very well know in the female leagues as an ex player and referee. Been a female referee makes a huge difference to encourage new females to enjoy the game and Lindsay shows players that you can still be apart of the game once you retire from the sport. Lindsay is so passionate about supporting grassroots

rugby in general she is a real asset to Durham County RFU. Help us spread the word of female coaches by tweeting & posting tonight on social media: #passonyourpassi on @teesvalleysport Lisa Cunningham Volunteer/Helper North Ormesby Football Club Lisa is primarily an administrator working with North Ormesby Football Club alongside Middlesbrough Council, Sport and Leisure Management, Unity City

Academy, the North Riding FA and the Football Foundation, are partners in the operation and development of football at the Southlands 3G pitch site. The past 3 years have seen a change in the management of the Southlands 3G pitch, a change in ancillary facilities at the site, and the need to renegotiate and update two significant SLA's between partners relating to the site. As NOFC's representative through this period of significant change Lisa has brought significant skill, tact, determination and understanding to work to achieve the best possible outcomes for the development of football. Lisa is an asset to both NOFC and the development

of football in East Middlesbrough Lisa Garforth Netball Coach All stars Netball Club - Hartlepool Lisa came to me with the idea of expanding our Netball club. She wanted to focus on a junior section that would give juniors of all abilities and disabilities the opportunity to play and be part of a team. I loved the idea and was delighted when she asked me to be the Head coach. Through Lisa's pure determination and passion for her dream, she spent months finding out information on how to achieve our goal. There was a lot more to it than we first thought. Working with children and disabilities required lots of forms and job roles to fill so we could offer a safe environment for all.

Lisa managed to organise this and in 2016 we advertised our first session to children of 8 to 15 year old's. Within one year we needed to expand our session from one to four sessions a week. Now in 2019 we have five teams ageing from 5 to 15 years old. Our 14 year old's have now started to filter into our adult teams. It makes Allstars so proud to see these girls grow in confidence make new friendships and enjoy a game of netball. Allstars are so grateful to Lisa for her time, passion and commitment to achieve our overall aim. MAKING NETBALL AVAILABLE TO ALL REGARDLESS OF AGE OR ABILITY. Lisa Peart Fitness Coach DPP Fitness Club - Hartlepool

Lisa is a fitness coach and founder of the TrainFit programme in Hartlepool. Lisa's passion for helping people to see progressions in their physical fitness, enjoying using the gym and feeling good about them selves has been a driver for her to create the TrainFit programme in Hartlepool. She encourages people especially women to use functional movement and strength training to improve physical fitness and health lifestyles. Lisa is also an advocate to support more female coaches in the industry mentoring and supporting newly qualified fitness instructors in her gym. Lisa has made a difference in participants life by making them feel good about themselves and also a difference in newly qualified gym instructors life by

supporting and encouraging them to progress within the industry. Meghan Gardner Rugby Coach Mowden Park Rugby Club - Darlington Meg has played through to the end of U18s girls and has progressed to senior rugby playing for Sharks premiership team. Meg stepped up to complete her Level 2 RFU coaching award and now coaches the current girls U18s squad. She is a fantastic role model for the girls and continues to enthuse and develop the team at the same time as developing her own

game. Pamela Highfield Running Coach More than a run Redcar Pamela has directly benefited from her own experience of running and wished to share this positive experience with others. Pamela approached South Tees Public Health seeking assistance to help her to deliver running sessions to others and in so doing help them to enjoy the mental and physical health benefits of running. Subsequent to approaching South Tees Public Heath Pamela has delivered running sessions for children and parents at St Alphonsus Primary School in North Ormesby, Middlesbrough; established 2 weekly running sessions at Pallister Park, Middlesbrough and 1 at

Middlesbrough Sports Village. Pamela has also been instrumental in helping to establish a monthly 10k trail run at Ormesby Hall. Pamela's running sessions are fun and engaging often incorporating challenges and longer term goals to assist with participants' motivation form one session to another. Pamela has also worked collaboratively with North East Run Project to assist with runners' preparations for the 2019 Middlesbrough 10k. In essence, Pamela is able to empathise with many of the barrier people looking to run for the first time face and then help them overcome these barriers. Philippa Hambley Running Coach Run for Resilience The Junction Foundation

Redcar The Junction Foundation is a local Charity supporting children and young people. Over the past year we have developed a 'Run for Resilience' Project encouraging young people, mostly girls and female staff members who are inactive to get active. Philippa has trained as a Run Leader and has given her time to leading running sessions with young people, coordinating running events and participating in events to raise funds for The Junction. Young people (mostly young carers) from our area have taken part in regular running sessions. Due to their caring roles these young people are often isolated and struggle to take part in outside activities. This project has given them opportunity to take part in

sport and gain confidence. Philippa has worked with staff to develop a reward and incentive scheme for the young people, acknowledging their participation, development and achievements. Philippa has been a key part in making this project happen. Recently Philippa has managed The Junction's charity places for the Great North Run and Redcar Running Festival of which The Junction is a named charity. Even though Philippa has been an employee of The Junction Foundation, she has gone above and beyond with her commitment and time to this project. Pip Bell Multi Sports Coach Teesside University Pip has worked at Teesside University for 12yrs and

played rugby for over 25yrs, she is very passionate about supporting and encouraging female students to become more physically active and get involved in sport as a participant and also supporting students to take up coaching through employing students as sports activators and supporting student volunteers. Pip organises and runs weekly sports sessions aimed at students who don't have the confidence to take part in sport or physical activity. Pip is very passionate about using sport and physical activity as a tool for students to achieve potential at University and learn lifelong skills through sport that can be transferred into future careers and life situations she enjoys seeing students have experiences she has

had throughout her sporting journey as a coach and player. Pip Bell Multi Sports Coach Teesside University Middlesbrough Pip has worked at Teesside University for 12yrs and played rugby for over 25yrs, she is very passionate about supporting and encouraging female students to become more physically active and get involved in sport as a participant and also supporting students to take up coaching through employing students as sports activators and supporting student volunteers. Pip organises and runs weekly sports sessions aimed at students who don't have the confidence to take

part in sport or physical activity. Pip is very passionate about using sport and physical activity as a tool for students to achieve potential at University and learn lifelong skills through sport that can be transferred into future careers and life situations she enjoys seeing students have experiences she has had throughout her sporting journey as a coach and player. Rachael Longstaff Rugby Coach Mowden Parrk Rugby Club - Darlington Rachael is an inspiration to many women! She runs the ladies touch and social contact teams and helps out in our girls section

turning up every week to make sure girls are supported. She fundraises to get kit and brings in ladies who have never played the sport before supporting them and driving the women's game to increase numbers and make ladies aware that nothing can stop them when it comes to reaching personal goals and building their self esteem. Rebecca Robinson Football, Futsal, Netball, Multiskills Coach Inspire Coaching - Hartlepool Becky puts everything in to her coaching, she coaches for free week in week out at a local football

club as well as branching out into her own business venture to try and bring more activities to the children in our town. She sets a super high standard which sets her above the rest, and is consistent with it. The sessions she delivers are always engaging and fresh. She is constantly looking to develop her own knowledge to put it into her sessions. As well as being a highly qualified football coach she is also qualified in netball, futsal, multiskills and many more! All done off her own initiative and in her own time. Doing this whilst managing family life of 2 children under 5 is amazing! She is an inspiration to those around her, and makes juggling a hectic life look like

a walk in the park! Sam Waugh Athletics Coach Middlesbrough Track and field Sam is heavily involved in all aspects of developing opportunities for people to cycle but with a particular interest in developing track/velodrome cycling. Quite simply, Sam is an inspirational coach, particularly with children, working with them to overcome the significant technical challenges of cycling on a track/velodrome where the cyclist can face banked bends of up to 45 degrees on a fixed wheel cycle (you

need to keep pedaling) with no brakes. Following a session on a velodrome with Sam children leave full of confidence, excited about their next session and with a smile of their face. Help us spread the word of female coaches by tweeting & posting tonight on social media: #passonyourpassi on @teesvalleysport Samantha Johnson Mixed Martial Arts Coach

MAX Training Academy Middlesbrough Sam is one of the most inspirational people we have worked with, she has been instrumental in setting up martial arts classes for children from all walks of life, including children of refugees and asylum seekers. She regularly works with schools promoting the health and well-being benefits of her sport, and teachers recognise the improvement in discipline and focus that results from this. She is not only a great coach, she is genuinely passionate about helping children and adults achieve their potential by encouraging participation and pathways to coaching. She has worked alongside us at Investing in People and Culture to introduce more children and adults from ethnic minority communities and those who are often

excluded from mainstream sport provision to become involved with the club. The results speak for themselves, with both Tees Valley Sports and Children in Need as funding partners, and participants saying it has made a massive difference to their lives. Apart from all this, Sam is just a fantastic person who puts others first and communicates her passion and energy for her sport in a brilliant way. Steph Robinson Dodgeball Coach Hartlepool Mavericks Dodgeball Steph and Lucinda have managed to build a huge following and bring massive success to Hartlepool by bringing home champion titles

across all ages in the dodge ball team. They are very passionate about what they do and have great rapport with community services and players alike. Timmi Duncan Dodgeball Coach Run for resilience The Junction Foundation The Junction Foundation is a local Charity supporting children, young people. Over the past year we have developed a 'Run for Reslience' Project encouraging young people, mostly girls and female staff members who are inactive to get active.Timmi, who was not a runner, trained as a run leader and has be leading running sessions with young people. Timmi has participatied in Redcar Running Festival 2018 to

raise funds for The Junction. Young people (mostly young carers) from our area have taken part in regular running sessions. Due to their caring roles these young people are often isolated and struggle to take part in outside activities. This project has given them opportunity to take part in sport and gain confidence. Timmi has worked with staff to develop a reward and incentive scheme for the young people, acknowledging their participation, development and achievements. Timmi has been a key part in making this project the success it has become. We appreciate the hard work & dedication of female

sport coaches, leaders, volunteers & helpers! Tracy Russell Run Leader Sister R Doing It Stockton Tracy started the beginners running club to encourage women , who had never ran in their lives , to take it up. She encourages and supports us to believe in our ability as well as creating a feeling of unity within the group . She is a lovely person who deserves to be recognised for her hard work and commitment to us. She leads the beginners groups of Sisters R Doing It, all womens running groups and empowers women of all ages and abilities to believe in themselves and to achieve their 5k goal.

Her encouragement to help us ladies succeed & build our confidence. Always there for us to give advice I class her as a friend an amazing lady, she has helped me so much with difficult times in my life & the running helps also have made so many friends we support each other & now I've entered a marathon my confidence has grown so much. Val Jones Exercise Referral Coordinator Middlesbrough Council She has been a mentor to me consistently throughout my time working with her, showing the passion and joy she gets from her work. Teaching me numerous ways of

interacting with clients, and how to forge positive relationships that make her adored by everyone she interacts with. She inspires me everyday, and I hope one day to be as good as her. I cant thank her enough for her teachings, and she never seems to stop. She deserves it. Victoria Brown Fitness & Exercise Coach Teesside University Victoria, is very passionate about supporting female students to become more physically active and get involved in sessions.

Victoria runs a weekly female gym fit class aimed at students who don't have the confidence to take part in sport or physical activity. Victoria also supports students with mental health issues and uses physical activity to help them become more confident and overcome barriers associated with mental health. Victoria is very passionate about using physical activity as a tool for mental health and goes above and beyond her role to support students. Wendy Glasper Tees Valley Sound

Tennis & North East Visually Impaired Tennis Club VI Tennis Wendys continuing buzz and boundless passion to open tennis up to more people across the Tees Valley and further is absolutely inspiring and infectious! Yasmin Ellahi Rounders/Walking Club/Healthy Cooking classes HALO Yasmin has identified an unmet need within the BME community across Tees Valley, specifically for those affected by

abuse and very often in destitute situations. She has listened to what affected women need, these women and girls have little confidence and no support structures due their vulnerabilities. Yasmin has developed strong partnerships with Tees Valley Sport to develop tailored programmes which enable women to gain confidence and this has led to many using sport as a lunch pad to further education and training. Her leadership and coaching/mentoring qualities have provided sustained engagement through sport, equipped women and girls who do not always speak English to access support services who can help. She has continually engaged women and girls who are victims of abuse and listened to their ideas, developing them into sporting choices which have made a significant and positive impact in their lives. From organising meetings to

booking venues, to working with key strategic partners to seek funds and programmes. Yasmin has provided true leadership and innovation through her clubs. She is an excellent communicator and works tirelessly to help affected communities across Tees Valley reach their potential. She has also promoted cohesion through sport and helped women to report hate crimes , her ability to engage all of the women and girls has been amazing-she has empathy, compassion for all-a true leader and a fantastic coach. Help us spread the word of female coaches by tweeting & posting tonight on social media: #passonyourpassi on

@teesvalleysport Marsha Garrett Dance Coach All in Youth Project Marsha is a dance teacher who provides opportunities for young people from Middlesbrough and Stockton's BAME communities - particularly those from black-African origin. Marsha is working with the communities on a range of initiatives including educating young girls on the practise of colourism where people with lighter skin tones are given preferentail treatment. This has led to the dangerous practise of skin lightening/skin bleaching among young females from the community and Marsha has used dance as

a way to engage the girls and then educate them about the dangers of skin bleaching as well as empowering them to celebrate who they are and their heritage which has improved self-worth and improved the mental health of the participants. Marsha has proved to be an inspirational coach and community activist as well as an excellent dance teacher and her dance groups can been seen performing at community events around the Tees Valley. Jessica Jolly Yoga Coach Kalma Baby I am nominating Jessica because she finds innovative ways to inspire children to practice yoga.

Jessica involves everyone in yoga and Jessica spends time building positive relationships with children to inspire them to practice yoga on a regular basis and to be able to see the physical and psychological benefits of learning the none competitive sport. Jessica brings yoga into Stockton's schools teaching children a skill they otherwise would not get chance to learn and a skill they will hopefully continue to develop for many many years to come Amanda Coulson Boxing Coach England Boxing I would like to nominate Amanda for her passion in developing female boxers and coaches alike by

offering opportunities through her role as the Lead Development coach for England Boxing. Amanda has been a role model in a male dominated sport as a boxer for 16 years and more recently in the past 7 years as a coach- giving back to the sport that helped change her life. A recent innovation by Amanda has seen over 100 female Boxers and 15 female coaches come together in a Womens aspire Programme which has been a huge success . She also actively plays a part in delivering athlete mentor visits into local schools using her journey in the sport to inspire the next generation. Help us spread the word of female coaches by

tweeting & posting tonight on social media: #passonyourpassi on @teesvalleysport Sophie Palleschi Netball Coach Billingham Mavericks Netball Club Because she works a full time job, studies for level 6 CIM and runs 3 netball teams excellently. She provides training sessions for adults and minis and organises all 3 teams that are in our club. Sophie never asks for help or complains about her busy lifestyle and I think she deserves recognition for what she does.

Fiona Taylor & Emma Zenja Leaders Building Blox They help and support more people in one day than some people do in a lifetime. They are very passionate about helping people and it comes across in everything they do. Their door is open to anyone who feels they need any support or if they just fancy a cuppa. I have learnt so much from working with them and they have inspired me to do more for others. Nusrat Ali Fitness & Diabetes Leader Nur Fitness Nusrat is one of the most inspiring women I know. Nusrat

lost her husband to cancer 3 years ago. She was devastated and hit rock bottom. She had been attending Nur Fitness and was a helper before his death. I motivated Nusrat to come back to Nur Fitness to help her with her grief. She has made the negativity in her life into positivity for others. She has worked endlessly on numerous projects with me on making videos on awareness of cancer (These can be found on the Nur Fitness youtube channel) diabetes and so on. She has worked alongside me at every single charity event I have ran from start to finish. She stays back late on the evenings, comes in on a Sunday without complaining. She tells me she wants to make her husband proud and wants to show other women, especially from the BME community that life has to continue no matter what it throws at you.

In the Asian community widows have a very hard time and are not allowed to participate in life in the way that other women do. Nusrat has changed this perception and broke down barriers for women in her position and for divorces with her strength and desire to help other women suffering. Nusrat Ali Fitness & Diabetes Leader Nur Fitness Robina is a true inspiration to all who meet her. She was never given an opportunity in life as her mum suffered from severe mental health problems and she had to take a lot of time off school to help look after her siblings. She then had an arranged marriage at the age of 17. She struggled with studying at school too. Robina found herself at the age of 46 years old through Nur Fitness. She started attending the classes and started helping Shazia as a helper. Shazia approached her to become an instructor. She initially said no, as she struggled with studying.

Shazia convinced her to give it a go. Whilst on the course it became apparent that she had undiagnosed dyslexia. Thus she received help and passed her exercise to music. Robina has then gone on to becoming one of the most inspirational instructors at Nur Fitness. She is known as then Asian Jane Fonda and has bought out so many women from the BME community to come out to exercise, many for the first time. Robina has become a role model for the all women in her community who are over 50. Before Robina came along, many believed that they were too old to start, but Robina has broke barriers and changed perception of the over 50 Asian women. Fitness gave her confidence and now she is known in the community as a women to aspire to. She is so humble and still can't see how inspiring she is and this is one of the reasons I want to nominate her as I need her to see what she has achieved and the difference her work has made to women who previously had given up on life and were sat at home depressed and feeling low.

Help us spread the word of female coaches by tweeting & posting tonight on social media: #passonyourpassi on @teesvalleysport Jess Simon Football Coach Guisborough Ladies & Girls FC Ive had the pleasure of working alongside Jess coaching beginners football through the wildcats scheme. She is a dedicated coach who volunteers her time and runs 3 training sessions a week as well as

managing her under 11s girls team on a Saturday morning. She has a great way of motivating a teaching the girls she works with, and they love her to bits for it. Lyndsay Madden Gymnastics Coach Gym mad gymnastics club Because she is a truly amazing inspiring lady. There are not many people who are as dedicated and passionate about their sport as Lyndsay. After my autistic daughter had a difficult experience at another gym club, Lyndsay literally saved her life and changed it forever. She has encouraged my daughter to be who she is and not ashamed of it. She changed her competitive pathway to a disability pathway and has campaigned with British Gymnastics to open up the

disability route for gymnasts so that there are more options to compete in a fairer way. She has convinced BG to change the ACRO pathway which is coming out tomorrow. She continues to fight for disability tumblers to be able to go to National finals like all other tumblers (something they are currently not allowed to do). They have told her no on numerous occasions but she doesnt give up! She took 3 disability pairs to National finals in May this year and 1 pair became British Champions and the other 2 placed 3rd in Great Britain. This lady gives up so much of her time every weekend to travel to competitions with the girls. She is 1 in a million, inspiring amazing and I owe her so much for what she has done for my daughters who truly love her. She has changed their lives forever, particularly my 13 year old daughter who now has a completely different and fulfilled life, filled with

friends and fun thanks purely to Lyndsay. Im really excited to see what she will achieve in the coming years. Fiona Taylor Hockey Coach Norton Hockey Club Ive been privilege to witness a small amount of the work that Ash does, that ultimately benefits others far beyond what could reasonable expected of some one of her age. Be like Ash should be a motto for life. There are more Ashs out there than you might think lets celebrate them. Inspirational teammate, captain, coach, umpire, organiser, administrator, friend. Plays a pivotal role in the continued provision of hockey in a large part of the region.

Nicola Mcullogh Archery Coach Norton Archery Club Nicola work tirelessly as coach and secretary for norton archers as well as part of the County junior development programme group. Nicola also competes as a longbow archer, recently being part of the winning team down at Lilleshall for archery GB's On Target competition. This year she was also presented with a trophy for outstanding contribution to norton sports charity. Help us spread the word of female coaches by tweeting & posting tonight on social media:

#passonyourpassi on @teesvalleysport Elaine Barrett Rugby Coach Darlington Mowden Park Elaine manages the girls section for Darlington Mowden Park rugby and tirelessly devotes her time to ensuring the girls have kit, get to games and coaches across all age groups. she also is a committee member for Durham County women and girls ensuring all girls get a voice in how to move their sport forward. Danielle Austin Netball Coach

All Stars Netball Club Danielle is an absolute credit to Allstars. I have lost count of the many job roles that she dose for the club. She is a level 2 coach, and is working towards her B award umpiring. Danielle is involved with every section of the club from coaching, umpiring and supporting our 5 year old's up to the 80 year old's. She is so passionate about netball and motivates everyone to do their best. She is a fabulous coach and player and the whole team love working along side of her. She is responsible for organising social and team bonding events for the full club and always comes up with great ideas for all the club to enjoy. It's because of coaches like Dan, that so many others can enjoy

being part of a team and enjoy playing a sport. It is with great pleasure that i nominate Dan for her outstanding contribution to netball. Anne Marie Archer Netball Coach All Stars Netball Club After many years of being unhappy in her job role, Ann Marie decided to leave and follow her dream of becoming a sports coach. During her time at collage Tees valley sport offered me the chance through the pass on your passion scheme to mentor Ann Marie. I have played netball with Ann Marie for many years and was delighted to become her mentor. It came at the perfect time as we were just setting up our junior club and she was so keen to teach the juniors.

Within two years she has now become a level 2 coach. She has such a lovely way with the juniors they all love being coached by her and they respond so well to her teaching skills. She volunteers every Wednesday night to help coach our busy sessions. She is involved with all aspects of running the junior section umpiring, coaching and supporting the club in various netball leagues. She is always putting her self forward for courses to help develop our club, and is currently waiting to go on a B award umpiring course. Ann Marie has set up a back to netball session which has encouraged Ladies of all abilities to take up the sport. She is a fabulous coach and its an absolute pleasure to nominate Ann Marie for her commitment to netball.

Help us spread the word of female coaches by tweeting & posting tonight on social media: #passonyourpassi on @teesvalleysport Carol Watson Netball Coach All Stars Netball Club Carol really is the back bone to our club. Although she isn't a qualified umpire due to a foot problem, which affects her movement around the court, she is always keen to umpire where permitted, particularly in informal leagues and charity tournaments, which she absolutely loves.

As well as being a Level 2 coach, Walking netball host, First Aider, volunteer, and mentor to all of our Allstars players. She never misses a match, training session or tournament and when not umpiring she is on the side lines scoring, coaching and supporting each team. Carol has played an active part in were we are today, she is a lovely lady with such a passion for netball. Her dedication to the club and the game is admirable and it's a pleasure to nominate Carol as a way of saying a big thank you from all of us at Allstars Netball club our very own star!. Sheila Boyes Badminton Coach Haughton Badminton Club For the past 3 years we have been delivering a

Badminton Satellite Club at the Education Village in Darlington which has gone from strength to strengh. Currently averaging around 18 pupils. We have in 2019 set up a small Primary School Session and a Ladies & Girls session at the Towns Dolphin Centre. All of these sessions have been run by Sheila with a little help from myself and aided by Holly Robson from Badminton England. Natalie Bilton Weight Lifting/mental health Coach Happy Cactus Coaching Strength, passion, determination, dedication and above all, overwhelming kindness - a list of just a few values which encapsulate Natalie. Through her work at Happy Cactus

Natalie empowers girls and boys. There , future warriors learn how to grow their strength both physically and mentally, thanks to the work of Natalie and her equally phenomenal business partner Michelle . She focuses on communicating and building trusting relationships to create safe space through exercise. Natalie goes above and beyond for the company, she devotes her spare time from sunrise to sunset to coaching and planning sessions. It is essential in todays world for children and teenagers to learn to express themselves with self belief and confidence. In Natalies gym this judgement free space is achieved, they are taught to recognise and appreciate their own talents, and develop their fitness levels too! Natalie not only teaches these skills, but epitomises them herself as a mum who also upholds a day job - she is truly an example of

the sort of hard-working, caring and talented female coach that changes the world, one life (and push up) at a time. What started with Girls Strength Camp/Happy Cactus Coaching Co. could change the world! Sheila Boyes Badminton Coach Haughton Badminton Club For the past 3 years we have been delivering a Badminton Satellite Club at the Education Village in Darlington which has gone from strength to strengh. Currently averaging around 18 pupils. We have in 2019 set up a small Primary School Session and a Ladies & Girls session at the Towns Dolphin Centre. All of these sessions have been run by Sheila with a little help from myself and aided by Holly Robson from

Badminton England. Helen Johnson Run Leader Stockton Striders Helen is so inspiring, she dedicates an enormous amount of her personal time encouraging others to achieve their full potential. Helen is an ambassador for the great tees games giving her time up to volunteer and attend numerous events despite her personal commitments. I started going out for runs with Helen and Debbie, a visually impaired runner who Helen guides when they were training for York marathon. I decided on the closing day to enter myself despite only running one 10k! I know with Helen beside my I will achieve my dream of running a marathon. There is 6 of

us running the marathon together and Helen as organised every single training run. We would be all over the moon if she won she thoroughly deserves this award Pamela Highfield Run Leader More than a run Pamela is a great coach, puts on great group sessions for all abilities, improving fitness and running techniques. I enjoyed the sessions I attended leading up to Middlesbrough 10K. A lovely lady who organises running groups for all ages and abilities. She makes a point of getting to know each runner. Also she focuses on the benefits of running and mental health as well as physical health.

Help us spread the word of female coaches by tweeting & posting tonight on social media: #passonyourpassi on @teesvalleysport Pamela Highfield Run Leader More than a run Pamela is a great coach, puts on great group sessions for all abilities, improving fitness and running techniques. I enjoyed the sessions I attended leading up to Middlesbrough 10K. A lovely lady who organises running groups for all ages and abilities. She makes a point of getting to know

each runner. Also she focuses on the benefits of running and mental health as well as physical health. Victoria Weighill Netball & Football Coach Hartlepool Clubs She is a fantastic role model to all aspiring coaches, nothing is ever a problem to her and she will always help out whenever she is asked regardless of what role it is. She has so much enthusiasm in all of her sessions and has a great rapport with participants regardless of their age. Victoria is always looking to develop and also share her knowledge. She gives up a lot of time volunteering at local Netball and Football clubs in both

coaching and umpiring roles. Jayne Wallace Boxing Coach Billingham Boxing Club Jayne is a Volunteer coach at the newly formed Billingham Boxing Club. She is taking her level 1 coaching badge in November to become an affiliated England Boxing Coach. She has lots of ideas and input within the club so I am trying to take her under my wing a bit to get her out there and realise he potential she has. Jayne Wallace Boxing Coach Billingham Boxing Club Jayne is a Volunteer coach at the newly formed

Billingham Boxing Club. She is taking her level 1 coaching badge in November to become an affiliated England Boxing Coach. She has lots of ideas and input within the club so I am trying to take her under my wing a bit to get her out there and realise he potential she has. Lesley Crawford Fitness & Gymnastics Coach Billingham Forum Lesley is 81 years young and still coaches three 50+ keep fit classes/week at Billingham Forum where she has a huge following of devoted keep fit enthusiast. Lesley started coaching keep fit classes in 1995 but she also coached gymnastics at Billingham Forum

Gymnastics Club from 1967-1990. Lesley is still coaching after 52 years and is a fantastic example and inspiration to all females in sport and physical activit Help us spread the word of female coaches by tweeting & posting tonight on social media: #passonyourpassi on @teesvalleysport

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