‚ÄúBoxing is all about being disciplined. If by supporting Altogether Now ‚ÄĒ a Legacy for Blackpool I can inspire or encourage a child to believe they can succeed then that‚Äôs fantastic‚ÄĚ
British Light-Middleweight and World Inter¬≠con¬≠ti¬≠nen¬≠tal Cham¬≠pion boxer Brian Rose, is among a list of high pro¬≠file stars recog¬≠nis¬≠ing Blackpool‚Äôs sport¬≠ing talent.
Brian is strongly back¬≠ing the Alto¬≠gether Now ‚Äď a Legacy for Black¬≠pool Com¬≠mu¬≠nity Sports Awards 2014 which will show¬≠case the suc¬≠cesses of both indi¬≠vid¬≠u¬≠als and teams across the town in nine sep¬≠a¬≠rate categories.
For¬≠merly known as the Com¬≠mu¬≠nity Sports Awards which have been held in Black¬≠pool for 25 years, the event will hon¬≠our the ded¬≠i¬≠ca¬≠tion and com¬≠mit¬≠ment of coaches, teams, and vol¬≠un¬≠teers as well as recog¬≠nis¬≠ing out¬≠stand¬≠ing achieve¬≠ment. It will cul¬≠mi¬≠nate in a pre¬≠sen¬≠ta¬≠tion cer¬≠e¬≠mony in the Spon¬≠sors Lounge at Black¬≠pool Foot¬≠ball Club on Thurs¬≠day 3 April.
Alto¬≠gether Now ‚Äď a Legacy for Black¬≠pool is a part¬≠ner¬≠ship between the NHS in Black¬≠pool (Clin¬≠i¬≠cal Com¬≠mis¬≠sion¬≠ing Group and Hos¬≠pi¬≠tals Trust); Black¬≠pool Coun¬≠cil and Black¬≠pool Football Club.
The all-inclusive pro¬≠gramme is aimed at improv¬≠ing the health and well¬≠be¬≠ing of peo¬≠ple in Black¬≠pool, irre¬≠spec¬≠tive of age, race, gen¬≠der or abil¬≠ity through increased phys¬≠i¬≠cal activ¬≠ity, lifestyle changes and an aware¬≠ness of the role men¬≠tal health and well¬≠be¬≠ing play in over¬≠all health.
Brian said: ‚ÄúI am proud to sup¬≠port these awards and the inspi¬≠ra¬≠tional peo¬≠ple they are recog¬≠nis¬≠ing. There are some extremely ded¬≠i¬≠cated and com¬≠mit¬≠ted peo¬≠ple in our local com¬≠mu¬≠nity who give their absolute all to help and sup¬≠port oth¬≠ers take part in the sports they love.
‚ÄúAdd that to the grow¬≠ing group of extremely tal¬≠ented home grown sports men and women, and we have some real local sport¬≠ing heroes in Blackpool.‚ÄĚ
In his role as a Health Ambas¬≠sador for the Fit2Go pro¬≠gramme, Brian works with NHS Black¬≠pool Clin¬≠i¬≠cal Com¬≠mis¬≠sion¬≠ing Group (CCG) to deliver a six week phys¬≠i¬≠cal and healthy lifestyle course to every pri¬≠mary school in Black¬≠pool, tar¬≠get¬≠ing young chil¬≠dren and their families.
He added: ‚ÄúBox¬≠ing is all about being dis¬≠ci¬≠plined. If I can inspire or encour¬≠age a child to suc¬≠ceed then that‚Äôs fantastic.‚ÄĚ
Brian signing autographs at the recently held Altogether Now ‚Äď a Legacy for Blackpool Community Sports Awards 2014.