Host and Speakers

The London Sport Awards has proudly welcomed some incredible speakers from across the physical activity and sport sector over the years.

The fantastic Sky Sports presenter David Garrido hosted the Awards for three years and welcomed speakers which included England and Arsenal footballer Faye White, six-time Paralympic medallist Susie Rodgers and boxing legend Barry McGuigan.

For 2019, we’ll have another stellar line-up of speakers at Twickenham Stadium ready to inspire and amaze our 400 guests on 14 March.


Host

Jessica Creighton

Jessica has worked at some of the biggest sporting events on the globe, with some of the world’s most prestigious broadcasters.

Over the past 10 years she’s reported live from three Olympic Games and a Commonwealth Games, building her reputation as a knowledgeable, engaging and dynamic broadcaster.

She has presented for national BBC TV and radio, BT Sport and most recently Sky Sports – Jessica currently anchors Sky Sports News’ daily coverage.

Having played football for Charlton Athletic Women for a number of years, Jessica has always been passionate about sport. The England call-up never materialised unfortunately so she focussed her efforts on talking about sport for a living instead!

She’s covered everything from archery to wrestling during her career and is also keen on highlighting the issues surrounding inequality in sport.

We’re delighted to have Jessica as our host for the London Sport Awards 2019 and know she’ll be the perfect guide to an entertaining, informative and inspirational evening.


Speakers

Danny Bent

Danny Bent has led a life less ordinary. A life that led him to be named one of the Top 100 Happiest people in the UK. A life powered by one statement, ‘To be the best version of yourself’.

Danny was a finalist on the BBC show, ultimate Hell Week, is a dyslexic best-selling author, competed for Great Britain in triathlon and holds a couple of world records.

Danny is the founder of Project Awesome, a free fitness community taking London by storm and has also raised half a million for charity through multiple week relay runs.

He is all about the power of sport in London and beyond without the fluff and gloss.

Beth Towle

Beth Towle co-founded South London Laces, an award-winning community women and girls football club. The Laces family teach life skills as well as ball skills and were named ‘Sports Team of the Year’ at the Active Wandsworth Awards in 2017.

Beth has volunteered in community sport for nearly a decade and is currently the Health & Wellbeing manager at Palace for Life Foundation. The Foundation won The Physical Activity for Health Award at last year’s London Sport Awards.

Beth’s passion around reducing health inequalities has seen her tackle mental health, encourage women aged 40+ to lose weight and inspired teenagers to embrace healthy lifestyle choices.

She is currently completing an MSc in Public Health and researching GPs perception of non-clinical interventions in the context of social prescription programmes.