A Lichfield District Council officer credited with encouraging women and girls into sport has received recognition for her work.
Health and Wellbeing Manager Tasmin Turner has won this year’s StreetGames’ Midlands Engaging Women and Girls Award.
The award scheme recognises those driving change and empowerment in their communities and Tasmin has been described as a “true advocate” who has demonstrated a “relentless commitment” to addressing the sporting inactivity gap by building strong relationships with local women.
Tasmin, pictured above with her award, said: “I’m delighted to have been chosen to receive this award. We have done a lot of work for the project, not just in terms of providing physical activity but in also offering a safe space for women and girls and promoting healthy relationships.
“It is great to see more women and girls participating in sessions and being active as it has such a positive effect on lifestyle and mental health.”
Lichfield District Council’s Chief Executive Simon Fletcher said: “Tasmin has, and continues to do, amazing work encouraging women and girls to participate in sport.
“Her enthusiasm and determination to deliver improvements to people’s lives through physical activity is inspirational and we are very proud of her and her achievements.”
The local authority has recently secured investment from the UK Shared Prosperity Fund to continue and expand the Us Girls project across the district.