Date published: 18/11/2014
Lorraine Snow, from Brighton, presented Bob and Mike Bryan with the Men’s Doubles trophy at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals on Sunday after her contribution to Barclays Spaces for Sports, the community sports investment programme, was recognised. Lorraine’s work has been done at the Crew Club, Brighton, where she helps the development of the young disadvantaged people who visit the facility.
Hannah Jarman, who is the Development Officer at the Crew Club and nominated Lorraine for the award, said of her colleague: “Lorraine has demonstrated outstanding ability in developing the Crew Club into an integral, successful, well-used and well-loved part of the community. It would be inconceivable to think of this Barclays Spaces for Sport site without her and it is now being used by a second generation of young people in Brighton and Hove.”
Lorraine, who is the centre manager at the Crew Club, actually founded the club in 1999 and is responsible for managing all the staff and volunteers, gaining new funding, providing additional after school activities, as well as mentoring and ensuring the safety of all the children who use the site.
Paulette Cohen, Barclays Head of Global Programmes said: “Lorraine has shown great dedication and commitment to making a real difference to the lives of those young people who attend the Barclays Spaces for Sports site in Brighton. We were delighted that she was able to present the trophy to the Bryan brothers on behalf of Barclays.”
Lorraine said: “I was humbled to win the chance to present the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals Trophy to the Bryan brothers. The whole experience has been amazing. I’d like to thank everyone at Barclays and the Football Foundation for their hard work on the programme and giving me this opportunity.”
“However, I wouldn’t be here without the help and support of everyone at the Crew Club in Brighton. From all our young people who visit us on a regular basis to a hard working dedicated staff team and my husband Darren, everyone has been incredible and this recognition is as much for them as it is for me.”
This year marks 10 years of Barclays Spaces for Sports, which uses the positive values of sport to help young people from local communities to develop the skills they need to reach their potential. It is part of Barclays’ commitment to 5 Million Young Futures – a goal to help the next generation achieve their ambitions by developing enterprise, employability and financial skills.
Barclays has, in partnership with the Football Foundation, created over 200 sports sites across the UK since 2004, which are used by 53,000 people each week. Barclays wanted to highlight all those fantastic people who work at their Spaces for Sports sites across the UK so they established the Barclays Spaces for Sports Awards. The awards looked to shine a light on the eight most influential people involved in Spaces for Sports and reward them with an all-expenses paid trip to the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals.
For further information please contact:
James Jackson, Football Foundation - Barclays Spaces for Sports Support Officer, 0845 345 4555 ext:4262 or email@example.com