A record-breaking sprinter from Harrow, Erykah-Monae Quartey, has been nominated for a prestigious award.
Erykah-Monae is up for the Young Champion of the Year award at Everyone Active’s Sporting Champions Awards, which are due to be held at Porchester Hall in Bayswater, London on Tuesday, November 7.
The event will be hosted by Great Britain’s double world 110m hurdles champion and former world record holder Colin Jackson.
Everyone Active runs more than 220 leisure and cultural centres across the country, including Harrow Leisure Centre, Hatch End Swimming Pool and Bannister Outdoor Sports Centre, in partnership with Harrow Council.
The company’s Sporting Champions scheme is a sports talent development programme which supports 1,400 athletes.
Now in its seventh year, the initiative has helped thousands of athletes to achieve their sporting potential by providing free access to Everyone Active’s leisure facilities nationwide.
In 2022, Erykah-Monae became the European all time age best record holder in 100m and 150m, as well as the Middlesex County Champion in 2023 for 110m, 200m and Shot Put.
The awards ceremony will be preceded by a mentoring workshop, led by the scheme’s team of Elite athletes.
Olympic and Paralympic stars Lutalo Muhammad, Richard Kilty, Maisie Summers-Newton, Kadeena Coxand Lauren Steadman will share their insights and experiences to help guide the Sporting Champions athletes in their own careers.
John Sewell, Everyone Active’s contract manager, said: “We are really looking forward to celebrating the fantastic achievements of all the Sporting Champions athletes at Porchester Hall, including Erykah-Monae.
“The scheme has been very successful in providing exceptional support to emerging talent and we are delighted to be showcasing this.
“It’s fantastic to see how the scheme has expanded over the years, now providing more than 1,400 athletes nationwide with access to top-quality training facilities and support.
“As a leisure provider working in partnership with Harrow Council, we feel it is important to cater for all sections of the community, and we hope to continue making a real difference to our athletes’ success.”