Article from Croydon Advertiser – March 20 2011

Crystal_palace_Diving_Win_2011_London_Sports_AwardCrystal Palace Diving Club were crowned the School Partner of the Year at the Pro-Active London Awards for Community Sport.

The club were honoured for their continued commitment to introducing diving to school children in the South London area.

Over the past 12 months, they have worked with 58 schools and 620 children.

This has allowed the club to develop the children individually and also ensure that they receive the chance to represent their school in competition in an “alternative” sport that would not instantly be one children would turn to quickly.

 

Justin Webb, Partnership Manager for Pro-Active South London said: “Crystal Palace Diving Club is very deserving of this award. They have developed a fantastic relationship with schools and are committed to giving all young people the chance to try diving.”

Richard Sumray, chairman of the London 2012 forum, hosted the evening which was also attended by the Mayor’s commissioner for sport, MP Kate Hoey, Mike Diaper – executive director of youth and communities for Sport England.

The award was collected by Gill Snode, the Crystal Palace Diving Club Manager.