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Following her success at the most recent Goalden Globe Awards, we are pleased to share that Wiltshire based Mo Squires has since been been nominated for a Torch Trophy Trust award and will be attending the award ceremony in London next month.

The Torch Trophy Trust is a charity that rewards, recognises and supports volunteers in sport and recreation and in particular aims to identify and honour sporting volunteers who ordinarily would neither gain or seek recognition for their work with sports clubs and individual athletes in their local communities.

Mo has been nominated by England Netball President, Lindsay Satori, to receive an award for ‘her outstanding voluntary work for England Netball’ and specifically for her involvement in the development and delivery of Walking Netball.

Mo has fondly been named as the ‘founder’ of Walking Netball and has been a strong advocate of the game and its benefits. As one of the first Walking Netball hosts, Mo led the launch of the game in Swindon and Wiltshire, and has ensured that it continues to go from strength to strength – she now oversees 6 sessions running each week in Swindon and also built a relationship with Wiltshire Council who now deliver 5 sessions right across the County too. Alongside local delivery, Mo has been a continued and valued support to the wider delivery of the game – including providing access to sessions for coverage on BBC Radio 4 and Sky Sports.

On receiving the nomination, Mo commented, “There are only 20 people across the country and across all sports nominated each year, so to receive an award like this is an honour”.

Mo will join other nominees at an event in Pall Mall next month, which will also be attended by the Trust’s President, Sir Bobby Charlton and a member of the Royal Family.

Best of luck, Mo! This nomination is thoroughly deserved.

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