Friday, June 14, 2024

Thames Valley Kings founder and head coach is Highly Commended in the Hero of the Year category of European Diversity Awards

Kings founder and head coach Jacqueline Scoins-Cass was Highly Commended in the Hero of the Year category of last week’s  2017 European Diversity Awards held in the Hintze Hall of the National History Museum in London. Although missing out on the grand prize which went to David Lammy MP for his support for the victims of the Grenfell tower disaster. Jacqueline is honoured to be recognized for her work stating

“It was an amazing night at the Natural History Museum, to be highly commended for the award of European Diversity Awards Coca-Cola Hero of the Year was very special. I didn’t expect to win as the group had so many heroes shortlisted. It was great to be recognized for my volunteering to the sport of wheelchair basketball in a non-sports based award scheme”.

Launched six years ago, the European Diversity Awards have become the continent’s most prestigious and widely respected diversity event. The awards recognise individuals and organisations who have made an outstanding contribution to equality, diversity, and inclusion across Europe.

Since it’s establishment in 2004, The Thatcham based Wheelchair Basketball Club with Jacqueline at its helm has endeavoured to provide a high-quality wheelchair basketball programme that is accessible to players of all ages and abilities.  the club strives to support, inspire and become a social hub for everyone – believing that by actively encouraging both disabled and able-bodied players, the club can create a fun and engaging atmosphere.