By Admin | 27/09/2018 Rotherham Advertiser
We want to change this and that is why we have launched the Rotherham Advertiser Sports Awards 2018.
To make it a success, we need as many nominations as possible for the eight awards, which we are running in partnership with Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council and the Rotherham United Community Sports Trust
For those who make the shortlist, there will be a finals night at the New York Stadium in November, at which the winners will be announced and prizes presented by special guests.
We want entries from across the board — football, rugby, cricket, golf, athletics, hockey and tennis clubs, plus individual sports and junior organisations from the borough.
We want to recognise those who have excelled in their chosen field and those who have enabled clubs to function, benefited their communities and changed lives.
Dr Billings said: “I would like to thank all those who give their time to volunteer with football, rugby, tennis, athletics, golf and other sporting teams that provide healthy lifestyles and activities for others.
“They provide opportunities for future sporting stars to develop. They also enable those who might not have the chance to participate in sport to do so.
“And they help to divert into purposeful activities young people who, through boredom, might otherwise get into trouble with anti-social or even criminal behaviour.”
YOYO stands for You’re Only Young Once and helps young people research the consequences of taking part in activities that could cause them harm or be criminal.
The programme is delivered by The Bauer Academy on behalf of the commissioner. It provides classroom learning to year nine pupils in schools across South Yorkshire.
Pupils produce podcasts, videos and radio advertisements to raise awareness of the signs of child sexual exploitation (CSE) and guns, gangs and knives. These themes also incorporate topics such as sexting, drugs, alcohol, safe strangers, domestic abuse and healthy relationships. In lessons pupils research and discuss online grooming, spotting the signs of CSE and why people join gangs or carry a knife.
Dr Billings added: “Young people spend most of their spare time on their mobile phones and tablets and watching YouTube videos.
“YOYO is designed to allow them to research those contemporary issues that put people in harm’s way and put their findings into a digital format. All the products on the YOYO website offer peer to peer advice on how to keep safe.
“With the use of digital technology, key messages, researched in the classroom, can be shared through digital and social media and in radio commercials, reaching a much larger audience.
“I would encourage parents and family members to watch the work pupils have produced to help them understand the issues young people are facing.
“Well done to everyone who has taken part in the workshops and provided the podcasts and radio advertisements to help me raise awareness of the issues to others.”
Podcasts and radio advertisements produced in the workshops are available on the YouTube channel and the website www.yoyosyorks.co.uk
The deadline for entries to the Rotherham Sports Awards 2018 is Friday October 19, and full details, including an entry form can be found here>> sports awards 2018 and entries submitted to email@example.com
More information will be made available in the Rotherham Advertiser over the coming weeks.
Benefits include association with a new high-profile award, improved brand awareness in the sporting market, the opportunity to be part of a positive initiative for Rotherham, and the chance to use the awards logo on your own promotional material.
If you would like to become a sponsorship partner or find out more about the benefits, contact Kim Ollivent on 01709 768169.