Newham All Star Sports Academy members become community champions

PUBLISHED: 09:00 10 December 2016

Newham All Star Sports Academy

Newham All Star Sports Academy


Newham All Star Sports Academy have received an early Christmas present with three of its members being recognised as community champions.

Coach Kelvin Facey, Carry A Basketball Not A Blade creator Anthony Okereafor and player Tyrees Garrod, collected their awards at the prestigious KeolisAmey Docklands Community Champion Awards 2016 on Tuesday (last week).

Tyrees, of Canning Town, landed the Young Achiever of the Year award for his stance against bullying, the coach bagged Role Model of the year, for his work inspiring young people, and Anthony picked up the award for Outstanding Service to the Community award, for his work NASSA’s CABNAB initiativeat the Radisson Blu Edwardian hotel, in Isle of Dogs.

“It’s amazing to be given this award. I didn’t set out to win anything. I just wanted to help other people not have the experience that I had.” Tyrees said.

While, Anthony also spoke of his excitment, adding: “It is a great feeling to win an award, but we must not forget all of the young people who have lost their lives through knife crime and we have to carry on our work.

“My dream has always been to spread our CABNAB work all over the country.”

The awards, which are in their second year, celebrate individuals and groups in the communities served by London’s Docklands Light Railway.

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