Super sports pioneer Alex targets elite award
An inspirational Stamford sporting trailblazer is in the running to win a highly-coveted national newspaper honour.
Overjoyed schools’ sport pioneer Alex Paske, 27, said she was “elated” after being nominated for the Sunday Times Sportswomen of the Year award in the grassroots category.
Sports-mad Alex has been put forward for the prestigious accolade by nutrition specialists Nibble Protein after she set up the well-respected Mintridge Foundation in 2015.
She said: “I’m just so pleased and excited to be in with a shout of winning this fantastic award.
“I’m in the mix with a lot of incredible women so I’m really honoured - and this reflects well on our entire team right across the board.”
Alex, of Ryhall Road, Stamford, said they have had a massive impact on a stunning 40,000 students and young people in schools and sports clubs all over the UK.
She has put together a top team of 30 professional athletes who work with youngsters in sports ranging from athletics to cricket, cycling to hockey and wheelchair basketball.
“We have worked with students in up to 160 schools - and we have athletes based from Edinburgh all the way down to Exeter.
“We want the best athletes to work with us but they’ve also got to be excellent communicators and have superb people skills,” said Alex, who’s lived in Stamford for five years.
“They work with young people on both a physical and mental level.
“We try to instil qualities such as hunger, passion and desire but also set out to help students cope with pressure.”
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