PHC recognised at the UK Sport high-performance awards

The Peter Harrison Centre for Disability Sport (PHC) has been shortlisted for a UK Sports PLx 2022 award, in recognition of its research and applied support for 'collaboration and team working' within Para Sports.

The Centre was recognised in the 'Collaboration and team working – Best practice from a sport demonstrating impact in improving elite sport performance' category at the annual awards ceremony.

The category recognised that: 'a high performing team, working well together is a genuine game changer in any high performance sport, but it isn’t easy. This award seeks to recognise a team, that has collaborated and worked together to deliver a significant impact, improving high performance in their field, since Rio 2016'.

After receiving the nomination Professor Vicky Tolfrey said: "While we may not have won on the night, we are incredibly proud of the fact that we were shortlisted for such a prestigious award at an event which provides great recognition for ParalympicsGB and those working alongside them."

Seven PLx awards were presented at the awards ceremony, with ParalympicsGB scooping two awards linked to their Paralympics campaign in Beijing in March.

Other award winners included British Curling’s Nigel Holl who was recognised for his work transforming British fortunes on the curling ice and Tom Daley for his LGBTQ+ campaigning. Tracy Whittaker-Smith MBE at British Gymnastics, Fieke Blackwell at British Canoeing and Commonwealth Games England rounded out the 2022 winners.

For more information about the awards, visit the UK Sport website.