Barclays Community Sports Award 2010 -2012


 

For a number of years this was the official website for the Barclays Community Sports Award. The award aims to recognise the outstanding achievements of individuals that use sport to benefit communities across the UK.
Content is from the site's 20101 - 2012 archived pages and other outside sources..

 



Barclays Spaces for Sports
Barclays Spaces for Sports is a community-based sports programme, which uses sport as a platform to help young people develop life skills and revitalise disadvantaged communities in a sustainable way.

In the UK, 200 sites have been developed since 2004 in partnership with the Football Foundation. A further thirteen sport-for-development programmes have been launched globally.

The Barclays Spaces for Sports site at Bransbury Park was developed in 2007, following investment from Barclays and the Foundation worth £600,000. The site boasts tennis courts, grass football pitches, basketball courts, a multi-use games area and a large skateboarding ramp.

Charlotte Bishop, the Barclays Spaces for Sports Coordinator for Pompey in the Community's Respect Programme said:

"I think the programme speaks for itself, Barclays Spaces for Sports have invested in this site and the results are being shown by the community users through the project. It's just fantastic to see. Without Barclays Spaces for Sports and their investment into the site, we wouldn't get that. It's really changed a lot of young people's and adult's lives by giving them the positive benefit and positive experience of sport."

 



 

Barclays Community Sports Award

Kids playing

 

The Barclays Community Sports Award is a new award to recognise the outstanding achievements of inpiduals and groups that use sport to benefit communities across the UK. If you would like to nominate a person, group or not for profit organisation which has used the positive power of sport to make a real and lasting difference in their community then pleasecomplete the online form.

The accolade will be awarded each month during the Barclays Premier League season alongside those for Barclays Player and Manager of the Month, to highlight the great efforts being made by many in community sport.

Each monthly winner will receive £1,000 for their group or organisation, a limited edition trophy and will be entered into the end of season award to win a further £5,000, all donated by Barclays Spaces for Sports. The end of season award winner will also receive a VIP trip to London to receive their award from Gareth Southgate.

Former England footballer Gareth Southgate will head up the judging panel which is being delivered in partnership between Barclays Spaces for Sports, the Premier League’s Creating Chances programme and the Football Foundation. 

Before entering the award, please read carefully the terms and conditions:

Barclays Community Sports Award Terms & Conditions

We are receiving a high volume of entries for the award so please write as comprehensive application as possible, submitting any information that you feel will make your nominee stand out from the rest.

 



 

 

BCSA winners - 2010/11

 

End of Season Winner

Rabiya Ahmed

Rabiya Ahmed from Preston was awarded the Barclays Community Sports Award of the Season for her work with the Fishwick Rangers Youth Development Scheme in Lancashire, where she has provided sport schemes for local women and ethnic minorities in the area. 

Over the last two years Rabiya has worked in a voluntary capacity with the Fishwick Rangers Youth Development Scheme, establishing a number of schemes for women from ethnic minorities who previously did not take part in any sporting activities.

Rabiya has managed to increase the numbers of ethnic minority women participating in football, runs a number of football teams, and has set up swimming and fitness sessions to increase sporting participation amongst ethnic minority women who have suffered from social exclusion. She has also managed to encourage a further 25 women to become volunteers like herself.

Due to her commitment to the local community and the positive effect she has had on the women in Preston, Rabiya has been chosen as the first winner of the Barclays Community Sports Award of the Season that is backed by Barclays Spaces for Sports, the Premier League and the Football Foundation.

Rabiya Ahmed

Rabiya Ahmed and Gareth Southgatep

Commenting on winning the award Rabiya said: “I am delighted to have my work recognised by winning this award. I wanted to increase participation among women in Preston and the prize money will be a great help in continuing the Fishwick Rangers Youth Development Scheme".

Gareth Southgate, who heads up the judging panel for the award, said:  “Rabiya is a worthy winner of the Barclays Community Sports Award. Her work is a credit to herself and her family, and I hope will be an inspiration for others to become involved with community sport. I am particularly impressed with the increase in numbers of women participating in sport thanks to her volunteering.”

As the end of season award winner Rabiya won £5,000 towards her project and a VIP trip to London to receive her award from Gareth Southgate at the League of Managers Association Annual Dinner held on May 23, 2011.

Rabiya Ahmed

April

Paul Valinski

Paul Valinski from Dorchester was awarded the Barclays Community Sports Award for April by Barclays Spaces for Sports, the Premier League’s Creating Chances programme and the Football Foundation.

After moving to the Maiden Newton area 11 years ago, Paul pioneered the development of local sports facilities for the community and set up the FA affiliated Maiden Newton Junior Football Club. His tireless campaigning led to a Multi-User Games Area being built which has allowed the club to train 50 children and host friendly matches against neighbouring teams. This site was funded by Barclays Spaces for Sports.

Paul has played a vital part in all aspects of the community after taking up the positions of Chair of the Youth and Community Centre, Youth Club Leader and being elected onto the local council. Using his status he implemented sports and coaching into the existing council programmes. Through the support of the Football Foundation, Paul has been able to undertake his Level 1 FA coaching badge as well as offering the opportunity to twenty-one other members of the local community.

Winner Paul, commented: “'Maiden Newton is a small village with a fantastic community spirit and it is wonderful for it to be recognised by Barclays Spaces for Sports, the Football Foundation and the Premier League Creating Chances. When I moved here I wanted to improve the sporting facilities for the local children by giving them somewhere to learn new skills, build up their confidence and make new friends. I can't believe that our efforts have now been awarded in this way".

Gareth Southgate, who is heading up the judging panel for the award, said:  “Paul’s work for the Maiden Newton area has been exemplary. Having been a prominent figure in the building of local facilities he has been an invaluable member of the community and fully deserves his award.

Paul Valinski

March 

Jenny Leyland

Jenny Leyland from Merseyside was awarded the Barclays Community Sports Award for March by Barclays Spaces for Sports, the Premier League’s Creating Chances programme and the Football Foundation.

Jenny formed Sutton Junior Football academy in 2008 by donating £1000 of her own money, after learning that local children did not have access to a junior football team in their area. The academy, which started off with only 8 children, has now grown to a FA Charter Standard club with fifty members that are trained by nine fully qualified coaches.

Despite piding her time between a full time teaching job and the football academy, 63 year old Jenny offers each new member a thorough health-screening and continues to host fund raising events to ensure that the teams are able to keep training.

As well as allowing the local children to partake in weekly football matches and training sessions, Jenny also pays for enthusiastic members to take their coaching badges and other training through courses at a local college.

BCSA Presentation

Phil Thompson presenting March BCSA to Jenny Leyland

 

Winner Jenny, who was recently awarded an MBE for her 20 years service to grassroots football, commented: “ I’m absolutely over the moon the receive this award. I can’t thank Barclays Spaces for Sports, the Premier League’s Creating Chances programme and the Football Foundation enough for their support. This money will go a long way towards kit for the teams and allow me to buy further health screening equipment for our members”.

Gareth Southgate, who is heading up the judging panel for the award, said:  “Jenny Leyland has been a real inspiration to the people of Sutton. Her work has been vital for the well being of the young people in the area, and created a place for them to spend their weekends that is both enjoyable and educational. The enthusiasm she shows for the Sutton Junior Football academy, and all grassroots football, is superb.”

BCSA Presentation

March BCSA winner: Jenny Leyland

February

Disability Inclusive Sports Club

The Disability Inclusive Sports Club (DISC) based in Towcester has been named as the Barclays Community Sports Award winner for February by Barclays Spaces for Sports, the Premier League’s Creating Chances programme and the Football Foundation.

The club started in 2008 after South Northamptonshire Council funded a monthly taster session of sports, specifically aimed at young people with disabilities and their families. Due to the success of this event a permanent club was founded after the council reached out for willing volunteers in the community to run and staff it. In recent years, the club has managed to reach 65 registered members.

Due to members being unable to participate in mainstream sporting activities, DISC offers inclusive sporting opportunities to all. The club provides regular sessions that aim to promote self-confidence through social inclusion and an appreciation of sport as an enjoyable way for those with disabilities to spend their time. A number of qualified coaches provide expert coaching sessions in swimming, badminton, yoga and martial arts amongst other sports.

The award is judged by a panel which includes former England footballer and Gareth Southgate, who commented: “The Disability Inclusive Sports Club have been doing a fantastic job at promoting a healthy lifestyle to young people that often don’t have the chance to partake in sporting activities. The fact that they now have over 60 members is a sign of the superb work that DISC is doing for the community.”

Lynette Emary, the Club Chair commented: “We’re absolutely over the moon to receive this award from Barclays Spaces for Sports, the Premier League’s Creating Chances programme and the Football Foundation. The work that DISC does is invaluable to the local disabled community and the money will allow us to to increase the range of activities we offer to our members, increase our membership and hopefully branch into specific sport training groups”.

BCSA DISC

January

 Bradford based charity One in a Million was named as the Barclays Community Sports Award winner for January by Barclays Spaces for Sports, the Premier League’s Creating Chances programme and the Football Foundation.

The charity is dedicated to helping disadvantaged children in the local community through sporting activities and informal education, preventing crime and anti-social behavior while promoting healthy living and community cohesion. 

Co-founded by Bradford City Assistant Manager Wayne Jacobs, the charity is based at the home of Bradford City FC and among other activities provides a Twilight Football League that runs on Friday nights at five different locations across the city. After the five-a-side matches have taken place, each team has a mentor that speaks about various issues including gang crime, vandalism or alcohol abuse.  The scheme not only keeps young people off the streets at night but attempts to educate them about these important issues.

The charity was presented with the Barclays Community Sports Award by former England footballer and judging panel member Gareth Southgate, who commented: “One in a Million is a truly unique scheme that engages young people through sport while educating them on important issues.  The West Yorkshire police have noticed a huge reduction in local crime while the scheme has been in existence which is testament to the fantastic and important work the charity is doing.”

Charity fundraiser Sean Rutherford commented: “It is fantastic to receive this award in recognition of the important work that One in a Million does with disadvantaged young people across Bradford. A huge thanks to Barclays Spaces for Sports, the Premier League’s Creating Chances programme and the Football Foundation for their support. This money will be vital in ensuring that One in a Million can continue their great work across the region.”

December

Rabiya Ahmed - Fishwick Rangers Youth Development Scheme

Rabiya Ahmed from Preston, Lancashire, was awarded the monthly Barclays Community Sports Award by Barclays Spaces for Sports, the Premier League’s Creating Chances programme and the Football Foundation.

At only 18 years of age, Rabiya Ahmed has already dedicated two years to the Fishwick Rangers Youth & Community Development Scheme based in Preston. The scheme provides a range of interests to disadvantaged people in the local community – giving them a productive way to spend their free time and improve their fitness. One of the activities provided to the youth of Preston is an Asian female football team, which Rabiya manages single handedly.

She began volunteering at Fishwick Rangers aged 16 and went on to gain qualifications in both Sports Leadership and Football Coaching. Thanks to her hard work and determination, around 20 Asian girls aged 7 to 12-years-old now meet each week to train and take part in competitive matches.

As well as coaching the team and managing the administration side, Rabiya is a role model for the children she trains. She provides them with advice and support in all areas and dedicates most of her spare time to organising matches, enabling young Asian women to take part in a sport they may previously have felt excluded from.  Her enthusiasm and success has also inspired a number of other young people to volunteer at Fishwick Rangers.

On top of her work with young people, Rabiya also delivered a 40-week scheme for Asian women in the local community that involves weekly swimming and fitness sessions in a female only environment, run by qualified instructors.

Winner Rabiya Ahmed commented: “It was a complete surprise to be nominated and an even bigger shock to win the Barclays Community Sport Award. I do the work because I enjoy it and to be recognized in this way for doing something I love is fantastic. The prize money means that the ladies football team can continue to grow as funding is essential to us, so the players are thrilled.”

Fayyaz Ahmed, Secretary at Fishwick Rangers, said: “Rabiya has been a great benefit to our organisation as she has overcome major barriers within the community and cultural differences enabling young Asian females to volunteer and gain key skills and confidence. She alone managed to talk and persuade elders within the Asian community to allow their daughters to take part and assist within the community.”

Gareth Southgate, who is heading up the judging panel for the award, said:  “Rabiya Ahmed is an inspiration to young people in the UK. She saw a gap in the opportunities available for young Asian women in her local community and set up a women’s football team that enables them not only to train and exercise weekly, but to work on important skills like team work and self confidence. She has also inspired her peers to volunteer their time to Fishwick Rangers, which is testament to the role model she has become in her community.”

Rabiya Ahmed presented with the December Barclays Community Sports Award

November

Akay Isola - All Stars Youth Club

Akay Isola MBE, founder of the All Stars Boxing and Youth Club in London, was awarded the monthly Barclays Community Sports Award.

‘Mr Akay’, as he is known locally, founded the boxing club in 1974 after he noticed a lack of places for young adults in the local community to train. The club has since become an institution within the community, providing training, support, encouragement and guidance to the youth of West London.  The 75-year-old’s dedication and skill set has produced several local and national boxing champions, as well as enabling disadvantaged children and young adults to develop the skills needed to compete both in and out of the ring.

Early on, Mr Akay and his young members had no official club residence and trained as often as possible outdoors, with occasional access to a local gym. Finally the local youth council – impressed with Mr Akay’s results – provided the club with a disused property. To secure the funding needed to turn the building into a workable facility, Mr Akay managed to register the club as a charity, obtain a lottery grant and by matching funds from the Sports Council he raised the £1,500 needed for renovation and equipment. The club now has approximately 300 members who train and compete in boxing competitions or partake in the KO Circuit fitness programme – teaching boxing fitness exercises and skills to the general public, as well as creating an extra source of income for the club.

Winner Mr Akay Isola MBE commented: “I am overwhelmed to receive the Barclays Community Sports Award from Barclays Spaces for Sports, the Premier League’s Creating Chances programme and the Football Foundation. I thoroughly enjoy what I do and I’m so happy to be in a position where I can help young people turn their energies towards positive achievements. The prize money will go a long way towards funding new equipment for the club.”

Club supporter David Lieber spoke at the award presentation: “I am thrilled that Mr Akayhas been recognised with this award. He gives his time and energy totally unconditionally six or seven times a week and his enthusiasm is infectious.  He not only trains the hundreds of All Stars members but teaches them life values, camaraderie and respect. Mr Akay thoroughly deserves this recognition and will use the prize money to benefit the whole club.”

Gareth Southgate, who is heading up the judging panel for the award, said:  “The quick growth of the All Stars Boxing and Youth Club and the commitment of its members and volunteers is testament to the outstanding contribution from Mr Akay in getting this fantastic club up and running. He has created a place where the youth of London can not only learn the commitment and dedication it takes to become a professional sportsman, but where members from all walks of life can improve their fitness levels.”

Akay Isola  - Barclays Community Sports Award Winner (November 2010)

October

Simon O' Brien Ellington - Charioteers Wheelchair Football Club

Simon O’Brien Ellington, Chairman and Founder of The Charioteers Wheelchair Football Club in Ipswich, was awarded the October Barclays Community Sports Award.

Simon started the club with the help of the Suffolk Football Association, Ipswich Borough Council and the Wheelchair Football Association after his wife Claire – who is a wheelchair user – spotted wheelchair football on the TV and expressed a desire to play.

Early on Simon’s enthusiasm secured two partnerships to support the scheme - one with charity Optua who funded the first two training sessions and another with Novotel Hotel who continue to supply funding for the hall hire and team strips. The hotel was also the venue for the award presentation where the Mayor of Ipswich, Councillor Jane Chambers, showed her ongoing support for the club by presenting Simon with his trophy.

Through Simon’s dedication, Suffolk’s only wheelchair football club was created and now includes a team of 19 players who meet fortnightly. Simon and wife Claire now have FA Level 1 coaching qualifications so sessions can run as professionally as possible.

Simons dedication to the club see's him work as the first aider, wheelchair mechanic, marketing manager, qualified coach and general jack of all trades. WIthout his dedication there would be no wheelchair football club in Ipswich and wouldn't be the only registered charity wheelchair football club throughout the whole of the Wheelchair Football Association. Simon devised the club motto "Family & Fun".

Winner Simon O’Brien Ellington commented: “I am honoured to receive the Barclays Community Sports Award, which I accept on behalf of my wife and our members without whom the club would not exist, and who constantly inspire me to keep working. The prize money will go a long way in securing the club’s future.”

Club supporter Mayor Chambers spoke at the award presentation: “I am thrilled that Barclays Spaces for Sports, the Premier League’s Creating Chances programme and the Football Foundation have recognised Simon’s outstanding achievement in setting up a wheelchair football club in Ipswich. Both Simon and Claire have my utmost gratitude for contributing to the local community in this way.”

Christophe Ughetto, General Manager at the Novotel Ipswich Centre which supports the Charioteers club, said: “Simon has never stopped working to keep the club alive and attract new members. Not only did he need to raise awareness, but he also needed funding, training facilities and equipment. His tenacity, determination and passion for the club have always been second to none even when it became very difficult to secure training facilities.”

Gareth Southgate, who is heading up the judging panel for the award, said:  “The quick growth of the club and the commitment of the players is testament to the outstanding contribution from Simon, and of course his wife Claire, in getting this fantastic team up and running.”

Simon O' Brien Ellington - Barclays Community Sports Award Winner (October 2010)

September

Andy Thorp - Street Soccer

Andy Thorp, founder of Street Soccer, won the first ever Barclays Community Sports Award to honour his outstanding contribution to grassroots sport in the UK.

The Manchester based initiative, founded in 2005, enables homeless inpiduals to rehabilitate themselves through football with the support of a 30-strong volunteer base.

With Andy’s help Street Soccer has grown from a Salford-based weekly football training session to a full rehabilitation scheme providing FA Level 1 coaching qualifications to inpiduals who are homeless, in supported housing or on probation.

FA Level 3 qualified coach Andy currently combines his work in Street Soccer with coaching Salford College in the English Colleges League, tapping into his previous experiences of coaching Leigh RMI, Trafford FC and Rochdale AFC U16s. Andy also has experience of working in the community having previously served with Manchester City FIC, Football Focus and Ambassadors in Sport.

Winner Andy Thorp commented: “I am honoured to receive the Barclays Community Sports Award. We set up Street Soccer as a place for people to meet, make friends and play sport, but also where they can gain coaching qualifications which will ultimately make them more employable. The prize money will ensure more inpiduals than ever are able to work towards an FA Level 1 coaching qualification.”

Gareth Southgate, who is heading up the judging panel for the award, said: “We are delighted to recognise Andy’s amazing contribution to grassroots sport in the Manchester area. Along with his team he works 50 weeks of the year providing support for the homeless, which shows the relentless dedication he has to Street Soccer.

“With centres in Stockport, Bolton, Wigan and Leigh, and plans to expand further, this is certainly testament to the outstanding contribution from Andy and his team.”

Andy Thorp - Barclays Community Sports Award Winner (September 2010)

 



 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

01. Who can enter?

The Barclays Community Sports Award is a new award to recognise the outstanding achievements of inpiduals and groups that use sport to benefit communities across the UK. If you would like to nominate a person, group or not for profit organisation which has used the positive power of sport to make a real and lasting difference in their community then please complete the online form.

The accolade will be awarded each month during the Barclays Premier League season alongside those for Barclays Player and Manager of the Month, to highlight the great efforts being made by many in community sport.

Each monthly winner will receive £1,000 for their group or organisation, a limited edition trophy and will be entered into the end of season award to win a further £5,000, all donated by Barclays Spaces for Sports. The end of season award winner will also receive a VIP trip to London to receive their award from Gareth Southgate.

Former England footballer Gareth Southgate will head up the judging panel which is being delivered in partnership between Barclays Spaces for Sports, the Premier League’s Creating Chances programme and the Football Foundation.

02. Is this award just for inpiduals/organisations in England?

No, anyone from England, Northern Ireland, Wales or Scotland may enter the award

03. When do nominations open and close?

 The award will be open for entries from 10 September, 2010. A single monthly prize of £1,000 will be on offer. If your entry arrives after 17.00 on the 20th of the month, it will be considered for the following month’s award.

04. Can I send my form in by post?

 No. All entries must be made online at www.barclayscommunitysportsaward.com

05. How do I know if you have received my entry?

 You will receive a confirmation email once your entry has been received. Please ensure you wait at least 48 hours for your confirmation email.

06. Is there a phone number I can call for assistance?

 No, all enquiries will be dealt with online. If, after you have read these FAQs you still require further information, then please email your question to enquiries@barclayscommunitysportsaward.com

07. What organisations or groups can enter this award?

 Any ‘not for profit’ organisation may enter the awards – e.g. local sports clubs, charities, schools and community groups, provided it is not:
(i) A political party or body;
(ii) Supporting a political party or body;
(iii) Promoting religious beliefs (though projects run by religious groups that benefit the whole community are eligible);
(iv) A Rotary Club, Lions Clubs or other third-party giving organisation;
(v) A  medical charity;
(vi) Funding or supporting medical research; or
(vii) Supporting animal care charities.
In addition, no part of the monthly prize or final prize can be used to fund hospital costs or to fund salary costs.

08. How many different inpiduals/organisations can I enter?

 You may enter as many inpiduals, groups or organisations as you like

09. How many times can I enter an inpidual or organisation?

 You will only need to enter an organisation or inpidual once. That entry will then be considered for that month’s award and subsequent months

10. What if the nominee gets paid for their work?

 You can nominate someone who is paid for the work they're doing.

11. Can I save my online form and complete it at a later date?

Yes, simply hit the save button at the bottom of the page and you can return to the form at a later date.

12. Who decides the winning entry?

A judging panel of industry experts will review each monthly shortlist and decide the winner of both the monthly and end of season award.

13. What does the winner receive?

The monthly winner receives £1,000 to be spent on their organisation and a trophy. Each monthly winner will be entered for the end of season award which will be chosen by the panel. They end of season winner will receive an additional £5,000 to spend on their organisation and a

14. Who does the panel consist of?

The panel consists of representatives from the Premier League, Barclays and the Football Foundation. Also on the panel is the Barclays Community Award ambassador, Gareth Southgate.

15. How do I know if I have won?

You will be contacted by telephone by representatives of Barclays who will discuss the presentation of the award with you.

16. Will I need to provide an independent referee?

Yes, for those nominees that get shortlisted we will contact the independent referee to confirm that the details provided are accurate and correct.

 



 

Terms and Conditions

Barclays Community Sports Awards (the “Awards”)

Awards

1. Barclays Bank PLC (“Barclays”) has agreed, subject to the terms and conditions (the “Terms and Conditions”) set out below, to:

(i) award a grant of £1,000 (a “Monthly Award”) to each monthly winner (a “Monthly Winner” and collectively “Monthly Winners”); and

(ii) award a grant of a further £5,000 and a VIP trip to London (the “Overall Award”) to one of the Monthly Winners (the “Overall Winner”) at the end of the 2010 – 2011 Barclays Premier League football season.

Application

2. Any inpidual, group of inpiduals or not-for-profit organisation (a “Nominee”) may be nominated for a Monthly Award.  Applications must be made by a nominator (a “Nominator”) on behalf of another person or a not-for-profit organisation.  Inpiduals may not nominate themselves.

3. Nominations must be for not-for-profit organisations located in the UK and UK residents, of any age, including employees and their immediate families (in their personal capacity) of Barclays Bank PLC, its parent company and subsidiaries (the “Barclays Group”), the Football Foundation and the Football Association Premier League Limited (the “Premier League”).  Nominators need not be located in the UK.

4. Applications will be judged by the official panel (the “Panel”) consisting of Gareth Southgate and representatives from the Football Foundation, the Premier League and Barclays.  The Panel’s decision is final.

5. Each Monthly Winner will automatically be put forward to win a further £5,000 from Barclays Bank PLC - Barclays Spaces for Sports and a VIP trip to London to meet Gareth Southgate.  The VIP trip will be limited to one inpidual and their guest or, if the Overall Winner is a not-for-profit organisation, two people only from that not-for-profit organisation.

Timing

6. All entries must be made via www.barclayscommunitysportsaward.com on or before 5.00 p.m. on the 20th of each month (except for applications made in the month of September 2010 when entries must be made on or before a date to be determined by Barclays, details of which will be posted on www.barclayscommunitysportsaward.com) in order to be eligible for participation in the Monthly Award which will then be announced on the 1st Friday of the following month (except for the first Monthly Winner which will be announced on a date to be determined by Barclays, details of which will be posted on www.barclayscommunitysportsaward.com).  Once received, valid entries will then also be considered for subsequent months until 20 April, 2011.  The final Monthly Award will be announced on 6 May, 2011 and the Overall Award will be announced on 20 May, 201

Acceptance

7. Entry into the Awards constitutes acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.  These Terms and Conditions will continue to apply to all Nominators and Monthly Winners until 20 May 2011.  However, with respect to the Overall Winner, these Terms and Conditions will continue to apply until the Overall Award has been applied in accordance with clauses 12 & 13 below. 

8. Each Monthly Winner will be required to complete and duly sign a letter of acceptance (the “Letter of Acceptance”) which will be sent by the Football Foundation on behalf of Barclays Spaces for Sports. These Terms and Conditions and the completed Letter of Acceptance will constitute the agreement between Barclays and the Monthly Winner.  If the Monthly Winner fails to accept the offer within the deadline specified in the Acceptance Letter, the offer will lapse unless reasons, which are accepted by Barclays, are given for the delay.  If this offer lapses, the Monthly Winner’s application will be regarded as having been withdrawn and no replacement winner will be selected by the Panel.

Assignment

9. Barclays shall be permitted on prior written notice to the Nominator and Nominee to assign or transmit the benefit and the burden of these Terms and Conditions to any successor body of Barclays. 

Specific requirements

10. Barclays reserves the right to amend, alter or withdraw the Awards as necessary due to exceptional circumstances outside its reasonable control.

11. Nominees hereby give their consent to any publicity about the Awards and their project as Barclays may from time to time require.  Barclays may carry out any forms of publicity and marketing to promote the Awards as it sees fit.  Nominees agree to do whatever Barclays reasonably requires in order to assist with any form of publicity and marketing, including any press or media related activities. 

12. Nominees must use sport to benefit communities across the UK in order to be eligible for the Awards.

13. Nominees must not:

(i) Support or be a political party or body;

(ii) Promote religious beliefs (though projects run by religious groups that benefit the whole community are eligible);

(iii) Be a Rotary Club, Lions Clubs or other third-party giving organisation;

(iv) Be a medical charity or fund or support medical research;

(v) Apply any part of the Monthly Award or Overall Award to fund hospital costs;

(vi) Apply any part of the Monthly Award or Overall Award to fund salary costs; or

(vii) Support animal care charities.

14. Eligibility for a Monthly Award or the Overall Award is subject to a Monthly Winner fulfilling, to Barclays satisfaction, the following requirements:

(i) any money received will be used solely towards furthering the positive impact for the community / beneficiaries which the project has already had, and under no circumstances will it be used for any other purpose;

(ii)the Monthly Winner and the Overall Winner shall comply with all statutory requirements and other laws and regulations relating to the project, including without limitation all relevant health, safety and employment laws and regulations;

(iii) the Monthly Winner and the Overall Winner shall maintain full and proper accounts and records regarding the project. Any representative authorised by Barclays shall be given access, whenever Barclays so requests, to such accounts and records;

(iv) no one will be denied access to use the project on grounds of race, creed, colour, sex, occupation, sexual orientation, disability, religion or political persuasion;

(v) the online nomination form shall be completed by the Nominator honestly and all information contained therein shall be correct and not misleading;

(vi) the Nominator and Nominee must satisfy these Terms and Conditions; and

(vii) the Monthly Winner and the Overall Winner may not transfer any part of the Award or any rights under it to another organisation or inpidual unless Barclays has provided its prior written approval.

Payment of the Award

15. Once the Monthly Winner and the Overall Winner has accepted the Terms and Conditions, fulfilled the requirements set out above and Barclays has been satisfied by the appropriate documents, the Monthly Award or the Overall Award will be paid in full.

16. Payments will be made by Barclays Bank PLC - Barclays Spaces for Sports via the Clearing House Automated Payment System (CHAPS) directly into a valid UK bank account, but each Monthly Winner and the Overall Winner will be sent a remittance advice advising exactly how much is being transferred into their account and the date the transfer will be made.

Exclusion of liability

17. The Barclays Group accepts no liability for any consequences, whether direct or indirect, that may arise from the Awards application, running of the relevant community sports project, use of the Monthly Award and the Overall Award or from a withdrawal of the Awards pursuant to clause 10 of these Terms and Conditions.

18. To the fullest extent permitted by law, Barclays accepts no responsibility for any loss, whether arising from negligence or not, which is not foreseeable or arises as a result of the use of the Award.

19. Barclays decision regarding all promotional matters is final and binding.

Privacy – your information

20. Your information will be collected and stored by the Football Foundation in accordance with privacy and data protection laws and the privacy statement that you can access from the bottom of this page. 

21. The Football Foundation will share the information with Barclays and the Premier League so that they can use it in connection with the Awards, specifically to consider your application and to select a Monthly Winner and the Overall Winner. 

22. The Football Foundation, Barclays and the Premier League will only use the personal information collected for the purposes of the Awards.

23. The names of Monthly Winners, the Overall Winner and the organisations associated with them and the amounts they receive may be released to the public via press releases and other public announcements.

24. By submitting the nomination, you confirm that you, the Nominee and the referee are all happy for the Football Foundation, Barclays and the Premier League to process your / their information for the Awards, as detailed above.  Please make sure that the Nominee and referee are happy for their information to be used in this way before you submit the nomination.

Amendments

25. Barclays reserves the right to amend or alter these Terms and Conditions without any prior notice to the Nominator or Nominee.

Governing Law

These Terms and Conditions, and any non-contractual obligations arising out of or in connection with them, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law

 


 

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