Pair rewarded for careers devoted to sports development
StreetGames Chairman, Norman Turner (pictured top row, second right), and former StreetGames National Operations Manager and current Get Berkshire Active Chief Executive, Mark Lawrie (pictured top row, far right), carried the Olympic Flame between Wandsworth and Lewisham yesterday (23rd July) as the Torch entered the final lap of its journey to the Opening Ceremony on Friday.
Norman’s nomination as a torchbearer was just reward for the work he has done in the field of sports development throughout his career. Prior to his role at StreetGames he was Chair of the National Chief Leisure Officer’s Association and Chief Leisure Officer of Newham Council.
Mark was chosen to be one of the 8,000 inspirational people to become torch-bearers because of the work he did at StreetGames. He was nominated for his work supporting StreetGames projects working with young people aged 16 to 25 across the country.
Mark said: “I’m really honoured to have been picked for this historic, once in a lifetime event. I run regularly so haven’t needed much training but may fit in a few extra runs as the day gets closer.”
Jane Ashworth, CEO of StreetGames, said “StreetGames is delighted that Mark is a torch bearer. We nominated him because of the role he has played in taking sport to the doorstep of disadvantaged young people. Mark was instrumental in the early days of StreetGames. We are grateful to him.”