Eastside Award for Contribution to Sport

Entries were invited from individuals, teams or groups involved in the promotion and provision of sports related activities that contribute to greater involvement and engagement in sporting activities and or the pursuit of sporting excellence in the East Belfast area.

We are grateful to Wolseley for sponsoring this award.

The finalists for the Eastside Award for Contribution to Sport were:

  • Mel Boyle, Move a Muscle CIC & Stormont Parkrun
  • Justin McMinn, Street Soccer NI
  • Gail Redmond, Glentoran Belfast United
Winner: 
Justin McMinn, Street Soccer NI

The judges said that Justin McMinn from Street Soccer NI is the winner because of the amazing life changing transformations taking place for the participants in the programme, using sport as a hook to combat homelessness for some of the most marginalised people in Belfast.