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The John Giffard Sports Award presented to PC Colin Gay and PCSO Michelle Chadwick

The Award

The John Giffard Award is aimed at recognising and celebrating members of the force Sports Association who have achieved sporting excellence representing the Force or at British Police level, or who have delivered outstanding contribution in their chosen sport with the Sports Association.

The award winner is to be chosen by members of the Sports Association who have the opportunity to vote from a shortlist of nominations. If you are a member of the Sports Lottery, then you are eligible to vote.

If you are not a member of the Sports Lottery and Sports Association, I would encourage you to consider membership at just £2.71 per month. The benefits include:

  • Being in the fortnightly prize draw (3 prizes of £500, £250 and £100)
  • Being eligible to compete for the Force in sports events
  • Subsidised entry to sports events locally and nationally
  • Team-building with other sportsmen/women from across the Force
  • The opportunity to maintain and improve your fitness and health

John Giffard Sports Award - Colin Gay and Michelle ChadwickCitation

PC Colin Gay and PCSO Michelle Chadwick are nominated for their commitment and dedication through sport to supporting local charities and communities.

Colin was a founding member of the Blue Glove Boxing Academy (BGBA) which was formed in 2005. The BGBA was initially started to provide a place for fellow emergency service employees to train and keep fit. However, through the hard work and dedication of Colin and Michelle, the BGBA has grown from strength to strength. This has led to a succession of charity boxing events taking place with over £250,000 being raised to the benefit of local charities to date.

Colin and Michelle devote the majority of their spare time to run the BGBA and both lead training classes throughout the week, fitting this in between work commitments, and they coordinate support from other coaches to maintain a schedule of boxing classes every week. The BGBA is a not for profit organisation and all money raised through the club is either used for improving the facilities or donated to charity.

Due to the continued efforts of Colin and Michelle and through the Blue Glove Boxing Academy, since 2005 there has been a safe place for people to socialise and train, for people to come together for community events and a means to improve the lives of thousands of people who have benefited as a result of the money raised and donated to local charities. Thank you on behalf of all the people who have benefited from their hard work and dedication through the BGBA.

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