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Sport Aberdeen named as finalist for Healthy Communities award at ukactive Awards 2022


Sport Aberdeen has been shortlisted for the Healthy Communities award at this year’s ukactive Awards.

The organisation is in the running for one of the industry’s biggest accolades, as trade body ukactive recognises the very best in the physical activity sector.

Held in partnership with Active IQ, the shortlist for the ukactive Awards 2022 includes fitness and leisure operators of all sizes, local councils, prominent suppliers, leading universities, sports bodies, and charities.

Placing community focus at the forefront of everything it does, Sport Aberdeen’s entry focused on its unique Active Lifestyles Referral Programme (ALRP). The programme offers specialist classes across Aberdeen, specifically designed for people living with a range of health conditions including cancer, arthritis, stroke, breathing conditions and those at risk of having a fall.   

The winners will be announced at a glittering awards ceremony at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham on Thursday 30 June, with hundreds of leaders from the worlds of fitness, health, leisure and sport expected to attend.

“We are delighted to be shortlisted for the Healthy Communitiesaward in this year’s ukactive awards. 

“Giving back and improving the lives of those in the local community is the lifeblood of what we do here at Sport Aberdeen, so it is great to receive recognition for our efforts.”

Graeme Dale, Head of Sport and Active Communities at Sport Aberdeen

Huw Edwards, CEO of ukactive, said: “We are delighted but not surprised by the number of incredible entries and stories we have received for this year’s ukactive Awards, which is testament to the unquestionable resilience and innovation within our sector.

“We are extremely proud of all of our members, who have worked so hard in rebuilding the sector and our nation’s health following the challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Congratulations to all the finalists and we look forward to seeing celebrating our industry at the awards ceremony this summer.”

Jenny Patrickson, Managing Director at Active IQ, said: “I’m delighted to see this year’s awards attract such a strong field of entries and send my congratulations to all the finalists.

“The standard has been very high once again this year and I would like to thank everyone who took the time and effort to put forward their entry for consideration.

“Active IQ is proud to once again be the headline sponsor for the ukactive Awards and we’re particularly looking forward to seeing everyone in person at this year’s event. Ahead of that, I wish all the finalists the best of luck for the next stage of judging.”

Join us at the ukactive Awards 2022 in Birmingham on Thursday 30 June.