The Champion of Women Awards 2017 took place on Friday 29th September in the stunning art deco ballroom at The Sheraton Grand London Park Lane Hotel in London.
It recognised successful women who have excelled in their field of business, shown compassion, provided support and encouragement to other women and young girls. The ultimate aim of the Awards was to raise money for Maggie’s – centres that offer a support programme for those affected by cancer.
QPR academy coach Manisha Tailor was a recipient for the ‘Champion of Sport’ award.
“To be in a room surrounded by so many inspiring women from across sectors certainly showed the powerhouse of women that are here to celebrate and empower each other. It was an incredible feeling to have been recognised for my contribution to championing mental health and women in football. This is motivation for continuing to provide opportunity for girls from minority ethnic groups to access the game on a level playing field”.
Lynsey Sykes Davis, director of AAG Wealth Management, who was on the judging panel and also hosted Manisha on her table at the awards commented,
‘Manisha is a worthy winner of this award. She was chosen ahead of other nominees because of her incredible work using the power of football and education to engage with diverse community groups and organisations, including women and girls and adults with mental illness. As the 2013 winner of the Women in Football Award at The Asian Football Awards as well as being one of only 19 Asian women to hold the prestigious UEFA B Licence in Football Coaching, Manisha is an inspiration to women and girls looking to get involved with football. She was an obvious choice for the Champion of Sport award.’