York Pony Club receives top healthy sport club award

York Pony Club’s Mia Monger (left) accepting the award from Healthway’s Julia Knapton (right). Image supplied by SportWest.

Initiatives of the York Pony Club’s were recognised at WA’s premier sport awards, the RAC SportWest Awards held at Optus Stadium last night.

The Club received the new Healthway Healthy Club Award, which recognises a sporting club leading the way to improve the health of its members.

The York Pony Club was recognised for completing healthier food service training, implementing a healthy food and drinks policy and for updating its café menu to include healthier options.

Junior riders selected the recipes for the new food and drinks menu.

The club’s kitchen is busy providing snacks, breakfast and lunch for more than 100 junior riders and families, for numerous two-day events throughout the year.

Healthway CEO Susan Hunt PSM said Healthway works in partnership with sporting clubs across the State to create healthier sporting environments, with healthy eating and drinking being just as important as physical activity.

“We are so pleased to recognise the York Pony Club with this award. The Club has demonstrated strong leadership and commitment to deliver healthier options to their members and their families,” Ms Hunt said.

Pony Club WA CEO Trudi Hall congratulated the York Pony Club for their award.

“We are delighted to learn that one of our clubs has won this very well-deserved award,” Ms Hall said.

“A lot of families camp overnight for their events and are very well placed to role model healthy behaviours to the community.”

The York Pony Club wins $5,000 to help further extend healthy club initiatives and become 2020 Healthy Club Ambassadors to promote the importance of creating healthy club environments amongst other sport clubs.