21 February 2020

The Korfball Team


Legal & General Chairman’s community awards

England Korfball volunteer Dean Woods has been nominated by his colleagues at Legal & General and selected as a finalist in for the Chairman’s Community Awards in the Inspiring Young People category.

Each year, Legal & General Chairman Sir John Kingman hosts the ‘Community Awards’ at the companies head office in London. This year’s awards ceremony takes place on Wednesday, 26 February.

The public vote is open until midday on Tuesday, 25 February. To vote for Dean go to the Legal & General website, open the Inspiring Young People category, select Dean Woods – England Korfball Association, and finally scroll down and click SUBMIT VOTE.

“I am delighted to have been nominated and shortlisted for the Chairman’s Awards 2020 for my work with England Korfball.

“I started playing when I was 10-years old and through korfball I have experienced a number of new and exciting experiences that I would normally have not been introduced to.

“I have represented my country as a player, coached young players, and now referee throughout the UK and internationally.

“Unlike some more traditional sports, korfball receives no central funding from the government or Sport England. All our youth and senior squads must cover 100% of their own training, travel and competition costs. When I was playing, I benefited from others’ generosity. My love of the sport encourages me to volunteer, so that others can play and experience some of the amazing opportunities that I have been lucky enough to experience.”

Voting is really simple, you don’t need to register or sign-up, just visit the website, select Dean Woods and click submit vote. You can also vote more than once. Vote Dean Woods!

Good luck Dean!