Fiona wins national award for getting Newham’s youth into sport

Fiona Miley getting her award from Welsh footballer Nathan Blake.

Fiona Miley getting her award from Welsh footballer Nathan Blake. - Credit: Archant

A community sports leader has won a national award for getting hundreds of people more active through her enthusiasm and commitment.

Fiona Miley, from Forest Gate, was presented with the Outstanding Contribution to Doorstep Sport award at Warwick University from sports charity Street Games.

As sports and activities manager for Active Newham Sports Trust since 2003, Fiona’s vision and drive led to a successful bid for the covered multi-use games area at Stratford Park .

She also oversees schemes such as the Neighbourhood Sports Programme and cheerleading project which gets hundreds of young people into sport.

Humble Fiona said: “This isn’t an individual award for me. It’s a national award and I’m really proud of the stuff we have done in Newham and to be involved in StreetGames.”

The charity’s StreetGames fieldwork manager Steve Welsher nominated Fiona for the award. He said: “Due to Fiona’s dedication and ‘can do’ attitude, she has had a major impact on the lives of so many people both young and old and on improving the communities in which they live.”