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COMMUNITY: CST awards winners

Images from our annual Community Sports Trust awards

21 March 2018

Carlisle United’s EFL Day of Action was capped off in style on Tuesday evening when the club held its annual Community Sports Trust awards event.

The CST awards event not only showcases the excellent projects and campaigns delivered and supported by our Community Sports Trust, but also recognises individuals who have gone above and beyond in their respective disciplines. 

Excellently hosted by BBC Radio Cumbria’s Mike Zeller – thank you once again from everyone at the club, Mike – the evening saw seven awards given to very deserving recipients. 

Congratulations to them all! 

Award Winners 

Football Development Scholar of the Year

Nathan Johnstone 


Community Coaching and Development Degree Student of the Year (USW)

Harry Armstrong 


Walking Football Award

Bob Hope 

Speaking about the award, Bob said: “I went through a very difficult period just after I retired a few years ago and I found that I was at a point where I wasn’t seeing anybody. I started to stay in the house more and there were days when I hadn’t spoken to anybody. I saw the advert for walking football on the club website and I thought ‘go on, I’ll give it a go.’ That was the best decision I’ve made. I now have a close circle of friends and something to really look forward to. Thank you to John Halpin, my team mates and everybody connected with the scheme – this award is for all of them.” 


Women and Girls Football Award

Emily Watson 

Emily said: “I’m really proud to get the award and the sessions we go to are really enjoyable and good fun. I’ve managed to persuade a lot of my friends to come along as well, so that makes it even better.” 


Mental Health Award

Reeve Thompson 


National Citizen Service Award

Nathan Harmon 

Nathan said: “People ask which bits of the course are the most enjoyable and I have to just say all of it. I found it to be really enjoyable from start to finish. I would definitely recommend it to others because it challenges you and you have a good time learning new things as you go along.” 


Carlisle United Community Player of the Season

Luke Joyce 

Luke said: “This is a really proud feeling because I know all of the lads enjoy getting out and into the community. It’s actually easy for us, it’s all organised by Andy [Hall] and Amy [Nixon] and we just turn up when we’re told to and carry out the appearance. It’s the same with John Halpin and his team. Whenever I go to PFA meetings it’s Carlisle United who are held up as a great example to other clubs for the work we do in the community. That’s why it’s so special to get this award, and it’s even more special because it’s linked to the visits we do to Jigsaw Hospice.” 


Carlisle United FC Community Sports Trust has worked with over 25,000 children and adults in Cumbria over the course of the last 12-months. 

The Trust’s vision is to help people achieve their goals by delivering quality innovative programmes through football and sport. 

Our programmes includes; National Curriculum Coaching, After Schools Coaching, Holiday Courses, Football Development Scholarship, University South Wales Foundation Degree, National Citizen Service, Walking and Mental Health Football, Premier Stars and Premier Girls and Show Racism the Red Card and Kick it Out Equality and Inclusion days to tackle all forms of discrimination. 

Carlisle United Community Sports Trust joined forces with Wates Construction in September 2017 to deliver Community activities in West Cumbria. The partnership, the first of its kind in Cumbria, means Wates Construction and CUFC CST are working closely together to deliver Sports Coaching and health and well-being activities in schools in the West of the County.

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