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18 Weeks and Counting

18 Weeks and Counting

I will be 55 in just 18 weeks time. For me life will be able to take another step into the next season in my life.

When this happens I am hoping to make greater use of this site for my musings on life and the world around! I have one big interview in May which might put these plans back a little bit (about 4 years) but either way there will be more time for travel and writing.

Stay tuned.


Seasons in Life - The Next one for Andy and Saje Impact

There are seasons to life I believe. Well it certainly feels like that as I start September 201Changes in 2018!8.

A number of Sport Board positions come to their natural end after several years of voluntary service - The Sport & Recreation Alliance , Special Olympic and CIMSPA . I want to thank everybody who has helped and supported me during the last 8 years since leaving Parliament (losing the election!) and welcoming me into the world of sport.

It has been another fascinating learning curve working with a sector I have passion for and trying to bring a fresh perspective and influence practise and policy. I will continue to do this but in different ways over the next 'season', mainly through The Sports Think Tank and through SAJEIMPACT LTD where I have generated a series of partnerships to bring the best people I have worked with to the sector - like David Slemen Sport:80 Services Limited . As always Loughborough University Loughborough University London will play a large part of what I do.

I will announce a few new NED positions too over the coming weeks.

I have always had a passion for my home county so I will be doing more economic growth work in Leicestershire through the LLEP too

Here is to the new season. Even if that includes retiring formally from Birstall RFC!

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Reed Presents 'Outstanding Sporting Performance' Award at SJA

Posted: Fri, 18 Dec 2015 18:16

Reed Presents 'Outstanding Sporting Performance' Award at SJA

Reed Presents 'Outstanding Sporting Performance' Award at SJA

Andy Reed presented the Pat Beresford Award at the high profile Sports Journalist Awards at the Connaught Rooms in London yesterday to the outstanding Dina Asher-Smith for her record breaking 100m in the summer.

The 2015 awards were announced at a gala ceremony in central London, sponsored by The National Lottery, and attended by nearly 400 celebrity guests from sport, politics and the media.

Andy said "It is always a pleasure to support the SJA Awards – presented by those who are perhaps closest to these athletes all year round. I was honoured this year to be asked to present an award an especially pleased it was for Dina. As a former sprinter (not even in her class for comparison clearly) it gave me special pleasure. It was even better because Dina and her mum Julie who I met before are such lovely grounded people who enjoy these awards and appreciate the recognition of the world class status she now has.

The Full list of winners:

The National Lottery Spirit of Sport Award: Katherine Grainger

SJA President's Award: New Zealand Men's Rugby

BT Sport JL Manning Award for services off the field of play: Andy Williamson (Football League)

SJA Committee Award: Alex Danson (Hockey)

SJA World Sport Achievement Award: Max Whitlock (Gymnastics)

SJA Bill McGowran Trophy for achievement in Paralympic sport: Ollie Hynd (Swimming); Jordanne Whiley (Tennis)

SJA Peter Wilson Trophy for international newcomer: Mark Wood (Cricket)

SJA Chairman's Award: Alec Stewart

SJA Pat Besford Award for outstanding performance of the year: Dina Asher Smith (Athletics)

Pictures from the SJA Awards:

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