Birmingham Sports Awards

A double success for Table Tennis, including one for a hard working Colebridge member, was the highlight of last Friday’s 32nd annual Birmingham Sports Awards. The awards, hosted by the Birmingham Sports Association, are held to recognise people, clubs and projects in Birmingham that not only demonstrate high performance on the international sporting stage, but also those who give up countless hours to support the development of sport within the many communities of Birmingham.

Ping Brum was successful in the Governing Body Project of the Year for its extremely well supported Festival of Ping Pong that took place throughout the City from 6th July to 13th August. Surveys done at the time, revealed that 109,000 people played on the 64 tables and that 4000 bats were supplied (many distributed by Inky Moss, no doubt!).

Our man in the spotlight was Youth Leader and Coach, Edward Lynn, who was named Participation Coach of the Year, for his tireless work on Ping, the Premier League 4 Sport Programme with Aston Villa FC, and his formation and successful running of the North Birmingham 2 Aside League.

Well done to all concerned.