Media Release – 24 November 2012

Canary Wharf to Celebrate the East End’s Top Sporting Talent

Canary Wharf Group is calling for nominations for its annual Canary Wharf Sports Awards, which celebrate high-achieving athletes, sports clubs and administrators from the East End of London over the past 12 months.

The award ceremony is on 31 January 2013 at the East Wintergarden, Canary Wharf, and will be attended by Olympic Champion rower Mark Hunter CBE along with a host of local dignitaries. Nominations are being called for the Individual Achievement Award, Senior Team of the Year, Junior Team of the Year, Group of the Year and the Voluntary Commitment Award, with cash prizes and trophies to be won in each category. Entries close on 30 November 2012.

The ceremony’s premier award will go to the Canary Wharf Sports Personality of the Year. Previous winners have included London 2012 Olympic-sprinter Perri Shakes-Drayton, from Bow, and Bethnal Green’s Ashley Facey-Thompson, who won the award last time around.

Zakir Khan from Canary Wharf Group, which is organising the awards ceremony, says: “2012 has seen the East End of London host the most extraordinary display of sport ever. Now is the time to capitalise by encouraging the young local sports people, not only to participate, but to aspire to greatness.

”The Canary Wharf Sports Awards will allow the spotlight to fall on sporting achievement in the communities dotted around the Olympic Park, which continue to produce some of Britain’s best sporting talent.”

Local sports people, clubs and administrators interested in applying for the awards can contact or call 020 7418 2448.


For further information or images, please contact:

Hamish McDougall
Canary Wharf Group plc
T: 020 7418 2326
M: 07779 888 075

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About Canary Wharf Group plc (CWG)

Canary Wharf Group plc is an integrated property development, investment and management group of companies. Canary Wharf has a working population of nearly 100,000 people in a diverse range of sectors for some of the world’s leading companies. It has paved the way for the regeneration of London’s Docklands and one in five Canary Wharf workers now lives in a local East London borough. It has helped London and the City consolidate its position at the centre of the business world.

Following the announcement to build a new headquarters for the European Medicines Agency at 25 Churchill Place, the Group has plans in place to continue to develop Canary Wharf in the coming years. This will be in parallel with other central London developments such as the Shell Centre on the South Bank (in a joint venture with Qatari Diar) and 20 Fenchurch Street in the City of London (in a joint venture with Land Securities).

The Group is currently constructing the Canary Wharf Crossrail station ahead of schedule and on budget, which is ready to receive the Crossrail tunnel boring machines in 2013. Twitter: @yourcanarywharf