Bernard Matthews Youth Awards 2015!

27 October 2015

Our Bernard Matthews Youth Awards 2015, celebrated for the 7th year at a ceremony on 27th October, yet another outstanding group of young people!

Over 100 young people were recognised through nominations on the night, with the awards aiming to recognise and reward the skills, talent and dedication of young people throughout Norfolk & Suffolk. 8 categories from community work to bravery, celebrated a variety of achievements and each award winner was presented with a trophy and £1000 to put towards their life’s ambitions and goals. The evenings generous sponsors were the Eastern Daily Press and the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, with entertainment from local youth theatre group, The Garage, and the ceremony set at the OPEN Youth Trust.

Our Bernard Matthews Young Person of the year winner, as well as Sports winner, was Ben Collingwood, age 16, for his passion and commitment towards tennis. Ben set up his own coaching business to encourage more people to pick up a racquet and now coaches more than 60 adults and children, aiming simply to pass over his love of the sport.

We are incredibly proud to yet again be able to reward such inspiring young people who are all having a positive impact on the community. These are the generations of the future and such enthusiastic talent should be praised, encouraged and recognised in order to create positive awareness for young people and inspire others.

If you would like to hear more about Ben, or find out more about the other amazing award winners of the night, please click the link or visit to find more out about the categories.