13 November 2016

EKA Staff

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Jackie Hubbard shortlisted For unsung hero

Kent Korfball’s Jackie Hubbard, described as the “backbone of the Kent County Korfball Association” has been shortlisted for Medway Sports Unsung Hero award!

That gala presentation dinner with guest of honour Olympic gold medallist, gymnast Max Whitlock, will take place on Friday, 16 December 2016 at Mid-Kent College in Gillingham, Kent.

Last year Jackie and her husband David were presented with the Jan Hanekroot Lifetime Achievement Award for their dedicated services to the sport of Korfball. The Jan Hanekroot award is our country’s highest award.

England Korfball chairman Craig Gosling said “Jackie’s passion for junior korfball is unprecedented. She has been the driving force behind so many clubs, for so many years. Firstly with Invicta and lately with Tornadoes.

Jackie has not only introduced the sport to thousands of children, but has taught them so many life values that have defined so many individuals. Jackie has been so influential at school, club and international level for over 20 years

The shortlisted nominees for the Medway Sport Awards’ Unsung Hero:

  • Greg Thompson – Trampolining
  • Jackie Hubbard – Korfball
  • Jon Rye –  Hockey
  • Leigh Willis –  Football
  • Mikey Reynolds – Martial Arts
  • Steve Williamson – Football

Congratulations to all the shortlisted nominees, especially to Jackie! Good luck and Thank You!