Lakeside Weightlifting does Eastleigh Sports Awards
Last Thursday evening, Lakeside Weightlifting was invited to attend the Eastleigh Sports Awards as we had been nominated by some of our lovely members for the ‘Club of the year’. We were in stiff competition with other local clubs namely the Ravens Netball Club and Eastleigh Amateur Boxing.
Our usual appearance of gym wear, wraps, belts and chalk, was swapped for smart suits, dresses and heels and we made our way to the swanky Hilton at the Ageas Bowl, where the award event was being held. We were greeted with fizz and shown to our table. We awaited our nomination listening to the amazing stories of the other athletes and clubs in the room – the atmosphere was inspiring to say the least.
Our turn came and as the card was read out the commentator gave us a long dramatic pause – and we waited……
We did it Lakeside Weightlifting was picked, we cheered from our table and I tottered on my heels to the stage to collect a hefty glass trophy from the Major of Eastleigh.
We did not get a chance to thank those that nominated us or have supported to get this far us at the event itself so I would like to do so now.
Firstly many thanks to Eastleigh Borough council, Eastleigh Sports Works, Energise Me, and Lakeside Country park teams for their continued support in promoting and helping us with funding in our first year.
Thank you to our volunteers – coach Liz Morrissey, and welfare officer Tom Bane, for your continued support, time, and efforts at the club keeping things running smoothly and developing our members.
Thank you to my family, my partner Tim, and coach/mentor Marius for keeping me sane throughout our first year and believing in me when I wavered or needed their support
And lastly and perhaps most importantly, many thanks to our members, without you there would be no club – you are the life and soul of Lakeside Weightlifting and make going to work every day, fun, exciting and challenging – I am very grateful to those who took the time to acknowledge the work we do and nominate us for the award – Our little club has come along way in just a year.
I am truly humbled by the experience and looking forward to where 2018 will take our lifting family.
If you would like to keep up to date with our journey this year or come along and find out about what we are all about please do drop us a line: firstname.lastname@example.org