Jackal wins Leicester Sport Award
18. November 2014 08:34
RDL rookie skater Mojisola Green has won a major Leicester sports award, taking the Active for Life category at the Leicester Sport Awards. Having been shortlisted by a panel of experts, Moji attended the awards ceremony for finalists on Saturday evening, supported by teammate Sharon Lewin.
The awards recognised the sporting achievements of teams and individuals from the city and celebrate those who have had a major impact on Leicester’s sporting success. This year the awards attracted 279 nominations.
Mojisola won the prize on Saturday evening in the Active for Life category. She has made significant changes to her health and lifestyle through roller derby, and continues to be an inspiration to others.
Mojisola suffers from both plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis, conditions that have improved significantly since taking up the sport. She is also one of only 291 people in the world over the age of 50 who participate in the sport, proving that you can make a commitment to get active at any age.
Following her win, Moji said:
“I am humble and proud to have won the Active for Life award. Just to be nominated by my team and subsequently shortlisted was a wonderful surprise, but to have been selected as the award winner by the panel of experts is a tremendous honour.
Leicester is well-known for its sporting success, and it was wonderful to be able to celebrate the fantastic achievements of its athletes at the Leicester Sports Awards. To be selected as an award winner myself when surrounded by such high-achieving sportsmen and women felt incredible.
I would like to thank the fantastic team of skaters and coaches at Roller Derby Leicester for all of their support, and I look forward to helping the club go from strength to strength in 2015.”