A SPORTS enthusiast has won an award for his tireless work helping youngsters in Hastings.
Ken Dullaway, the council’s Active StreetGames co-ordinator won Arrow FM’s Making a Community Difference accolade for his contribution to StreetGames and his commitment in helping young people access sport.
He was presented with the award at a ceremony at The Powdermills Hotel in Battle.
Sarah Broughton, who nominated Mr Dullaway, said: “Ken is passionate about enriching the lives of young people and his tireless efforts have made a huge impact on the youth of Hastings and the surrounding areas through his work with StreetGames.
“He sees sport as a learning tool and his enthusiasm is contagious. Ken believes implicitly that all young people should have the opportunity to access sport, regardless of ability, background or means.”
Mr Dullaway is part of Hastings United Youth Football Club’s management committee and a former Tottenham Hotspur schoolboy player.
Active StreetGames has run sports sessions for boys and girls aged between eight and 18 and has also trained up to 250 local youngsters to be community coaches.
The StreetGames team provide more than sports, they use darts and snooker to help children with their maths, promote healthy eating and bring in community groups to talk about issues like sexual health.
Councillor Trevor Webb, the council’s lead member for leisure, said: “We’re extremely lucky to have such a dedicated and passionate member of staff work for us. Ken’s determination to encourage young people to participate in sport is admirable and I’m pleased his hard work has been recognised.”