Sporting Excellence Award
Sponsored by Be Military Fit with Bear Grylls
About this Award…
An award to honour a person that has overcome challenges in pursuit of sporting excellence, demonstrating outstanding achievement in the field of sport and contributing to the endeavours and advancement of the Armed Forces Community. The winner of this award will be chosen through a public vote.
The judges will be looking for evidence of:
- An engaging story behind the person, what sporting endeavour they pursue and why they do what they do.
- What personal challenges have been faced and how they have been overcome.
- Great examples of achievements and advancements made for the Armed Forces Community through these sporting endeavours.
- The different or unique characteristics of these sporting endeavours that sets personal benchmarks or records and therefore makes this nomination special.
This award is suitable for a person.
Meet our 2020 Winner!
After her diagnosis of stage 4 bowel cancer, the incredible Jody swam the English Channel, raising £11,000 for Blesma, The Limbless Veterans. After 2,000 km of training followed seven surgeries, 21 infusions chemotherapy; Jody swam the 21 miles unaided in 18 hours, 14 minutes and 30 seconds, contending with strong currents, jellyfish and large ships.
Successful businesswoman, Veteran’s wife and mother to two young children, Jody Jones volunteers as the Chair of the North London Military Wives Choir. Jody’s drive and determination encompass everything it takes to be both a great sporting champion and a vital member of the Armed Forces community.
Jody is a huge advocate for bowel cancer prevention and raises awareness of its symptoms. She inspires everyone she meets.
2019 – Craig Monaghan
2018 – Steve Crowley
2017 – Owen Pick (individual)