£100,000 jackpot for young Redruth sports stars
Young sportsmen and women hit the jackpot at Redruth Charity Trust’s youth sports award evening.
In the eight years that the scheme has been running, the trust has handed out £100,000 worth of kit and equipment.
And Sunday’s presentation carried on the winning theme with £16,200 of clothing and gear given to 18 local youth sports clubs, thanks to the support of 28 business sponsors.
The top award went to Gazelles Gymnastics Club who were given equipment worth £1,500 .
New electronic scoreboards were presented to Redruth Judo Club and Carn Brea Storm Netball, while Lastonet Netball received new bespoke dresses with the RCT YSA logo design. (Redruth Charity Trust Youth Sports Awards)
All 18 clubs that applied were supported this year, plus 18 individual winners, chosen by their clubs, received a trophy and a kit bag full of sports items.
Alan Jewell was the master of ceremonies on the night and top rugby coach Will Davies was the guest speaker.
A personal message was read out to the young sports people from Olympic gold medalist rower Helen Glover, who was at a training camp in Portugal.
She said: "Sorry that I cannot attend but hope that you have a great night and keep up the good work."
Redruth Radio played the fanfares during the presentations and Supreme Star Majorettes gave a half-time dance display which kept the 300-strong audience entertained.
Redruth Charity Trust chairman Chris Hailey said: “Buying in bulk at great prices from Cornish Granite Sports means that the funds work better for the trust .
“1,900 young people benefit from sports club membership in Redruth and the trust was delighted to help the clubs deliver their sport to our young people.
“The Trust is lucky to have such loyal sponsors and without them this scheme would not be as good.
“Redruth leads the way with this unique scheme which is the only one of its type in Cornwall.”
Club awards: Carn Brea Helston swimming club - 105 tee-shirts in club colours; Cornwall athletics club - 60 kit bags; Redruth RFC mini juniors - ten first aid bags and ten match balls; Gazelles gym club - six-meter run up track and “top tumbler”; Illogan junior football club - flags, pumps, training cones, corner an halfway flags, training jackets, ball sacks, training ball and match balls; Portreath surf life saving club - 60 hooded tops; Redruth judo club - electronic scoreboard, ice packs; Carn Brea Storm netball - electronic scoreboard plus ice packs; St Day youth football club - 30 track suits, 20 training balls and five match balls; Redruth tennis club - two storage lockers, notice board and 110 junior tennis balls; Redruth cricket club - a selection of training and match balls; First Edition junior badminton club - 56 polo shirts, first aid bag and ice packs; Mount Ambrose cricket club - one catching net, two training nets, 40 caps and 12 match balls; Lastonet netball club - 18 netball dresses plus ten training balls; Trelawney Twirl - two maces and six batons; Carharrack youth football club - five football kits, one kit bag, one first aid kit, 20 training balls; Supreme Star majorettes - 16 sets of pom-poms, 18 batons and a first aid kit; Kernow Shotokan karate association - ten backpacks and ten ice packs.
Individual winners: Paddy Swan, CAC; Brenna Rowe, Redruth RFC; Jessica Weeks, Gazelles; Matt Hewitt, Portreath SLSC; William Humphrey, Redruth judo; Zoe Stratton-Knowles, CArn Brea Storm; Piran Kent, Redruth CC; Georgia Doe, Illogan FC; Mathew Griffiths, First Edition; Robin Singh-Bharaj, Mount Ambrose CC; Chloe Powell, Lastonet; Arron Gronert, Carharrack FC; Katie Taylor-Steer, Supreme Star; Alija Bochnacka, Trelawney Twirl; Amy Rule, Carn Brea Helston SC; Ben Crocket, Redruth Tennis club; Thomas Richards, St Day FC; Daniel Cooper, Kernow Shotokan.