Top award for former teacher

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FORMER Barnsley PE teacher Darren Padgett was named Unsung Hero at the Aviva/Telegraph School Sport Matters Awards.

Darren, from Hoylandswaine, Barnsley, was nominated for the award by Gordon Calvert, sports coordinator at High View Primary in Wombwell, where Team Activ delivers sports activities for pupils in the borough.

Darren founded Team Activ, a not for profit organisation last year.

He said: “This award will really help us to raise awareness of the impact a model like ours can have on improving sport in schools.”