Dreamstore Active Social Inclusion Award 2013

Dreamstore Active Social Inclusion Award presented to Jim Mathew, Coatbridge High School, Angling For Youth Development.

Social Inclusion Award presented to Jim Mathew, Coatbridge High

Dreamstore Active Social Inclusion Award presented to Jim Mathew, Coatbridge High School, Angling For Youth Development. Pictured left to right: Willie McCutcheon, Coatbridge High School AFYD; Ray Unsworth, Sales Sharks Academy Director and speaker at Dreamstore Day; Jim Mathew, Coatbridge High School, Angling for Youth Development; David Hoey, Dreamstore; Police Constable Steve Cuthbert, Coatbridge High School.

This year’s Dreamstore Active Social Inclusion Award is made to Jim Mathew and his team at Coatbridge High School for the consistent and sustained programme of engaging young people in angling over more than fifteen years.  The Award was presented at the recent Dreamstore Day for angling development which brought together voluntary sector groups from all over Scotland.

David Hoey, Dreamstore, welcomed Jim’s Award:

“One of the most difficult challenges in the voluntary sector is sustainability.  This Award to Jim Mathew and the Coatbridge High School team of coaches and volunteers is for the tremendous achievement of having introduced hundreds of young people to angling over a time scale of more than fifteen years. Additionally, Jim works with others in the area on encouraging disadvantaged young people into positive recreational angling. This award is richly deserved.”

For once, Jim Mathew was speechless.