The achievements of the young people who work with the Trent Bridge Community Trust have been praised at the Trust’s annual awards evening.

The event was held at Trent Bridge cricket ground and attended by young people and their parents, as well as local councillors and the Mayor of Rushcliffe, Councillor Maureen Stockwood.

A previous YouNG Ambassador, Jack Osborn, demonstrated how integral the programme can be in developing young people by putting in a flawless performance as Master of Ceremonies for the evening.

The YouNG Project helps local young people aged 13 to 21 prepare for work through experience, advice and support.

Many of our YouNG entrepreneurs and performers have stalls or shows at Christmas markets in the region.

Award Winners


YouNG Organiser – Beatrice Munro, 16, West Bridgford School

Behind the scenes wonder – Vanessa Iheama, 16, South Wolds Academy

YouNG Ambassador of the year – Jamie Cordon, 16, Toot Hill School

Best contribution – Jack Osborn, 16, East Leake Academy

Work experience

Work experience engagement award – Ethan Fox, 16, West Bridgford School

The Markets Awards were awarded to Josh Smith and Elise Long, with a special award, the YouNG Superstar Award, awarded to Charlotte Smith. Relive the event by clicking here.


If you know a young person who could benefit from the YouNG project, or a business that might have a work placement opportunity for YouNG entrepreneurs, please contact