Culture and sport award 2021 winner
Delwyn established the all-inclusive Bellvue Football Club to promote inclusion by bringing together people from a host of overseas countries and people from other perceived adverse backgrounds living in the Wrexham area. This included people who had experienced very difficult times including refugees and asylum seekers. In bringing together his love of football and his sense of community and inclusion he has managed to do so much more than establish a football team.
Through sport Delwyn has brought community cohesion and social integration, something that is key to tackling community tensions and hate crime. Under Delwyn’s leadership, he and the club have won many awards and trophies –such as the 2018 Wrexham Community Winners’ Cup, the 2018 North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Community Awards, the Daily Post Sportsmanship Award for 2018, BBC Wales Sports Personality of the Year Unsung Hero for 2019, and the 2020 FAW McDonald’s Football Awards North East Wales Best Grassroots Story, Wrexham County Borough Council Sport Awards, Volunteer of the Year 2019 and the Offa Community Council and Citizen of the Year 2019. The awards recognise Delwyn’s aim of making football a more inclusive sport.