The #PassOnYourPassion campaign celebrates the great success of local coaches, volunteers and clubs in sport within Tyne & Wear.

Local badminton coaches, Sarah Burtenshaw and Mark Thompson, were nominated for the #PassOnYourPassion Award.

Sarah with her award at one of her Badminton sessions in North Tyneside

Sarah was nominated for her role as an amazing coach at Longbenton Badminton Club and various other coaching roles! She is a great role model and leader who encourages players of all ages and abilities to participate and enjoy Badminton.

Mark Thompson collecting his award

Mark was nominated for dedicating a substantial amount of his time and effort into delivering both new and existing opportunities for disabled people in North Tyneside to take part in a wide range of activities, including the delivery of Tyneside Disability Badminton Club and two well attended ‘No Strings’ badminton sessions at The Parks Sports Centre.