Eloise Moller was recently named This Girl Can Grassroots Sportswoman of the Year in a glitzy ceremony in central London.
Eloise, who was honoured for her work at the charity Single Homeless Project, picked up her prize at the Sunday Times Sportswomen of the Year awards after topping the public vote.
Sport England’s This Girl Can campaign partnered with the Sunday Times to support this year’s grassroots award, which celebrates women who are organising amazing grassroots sports and activities in their communities, up and down the country, to help women find joy through getting active.
A record number of women were nominated for the award before entries were whittled down to a shortlist of four that was put to a public vote.
A delighted Eloise said the award was recognition for everyone who had taken part in the project.
“I feel incredibly proud to have won this award,” she added. “It’s amazing recognition for all our clients who take part in the project and also the wider team who run all the sessions on the ground.
“This is for everyone who takes part and uses sport to improve their life and turn their circumstances around.
“By coming to the sessions, our clients gain a social element to their lives and it’s an escape from the stresses of their lives and is a way for them to improve their health and build positive relationships.
“It has a knock-on effect, once they get to know us they can get to know their key workers, substance abuse workers and get back into employment or education.”
Eloise spent the last five years creating and developing a project that’s aimed at improving the health of those experiencing homelessness, using sport and physical activity.