"To protect athletes, coaches and the sporting community by fostering a culture of safety through comprehensive CPR and AED awareness training, enabling rapid and effective response to cardiac emergencies."
"at the Heart of the Game" was founded by Anna Pim during lockdown when she reflected on a friend who survived a cardiac arrest.
The next two years saw Anna make a huge impact throughout the hockey family in Northern Ireland.
She came up with an idea, branded it, gathered a support network around her, sought funding, raised money, liaised with governing bodies and organisations.
Delivering awareness training, Anna empowered over 300 young people with the knowledge and confidence to perform CPR and use a defibrillator in the event of a cardiac arrest.
Anna has combined her love for sport, business and leadership to create an educational programme for the sporting community throughout Ireland.
"The award is given to the sportsperson who has made a substantive yet unrecognised contribution to sport"
"Anna was awarded the EuroHockey Youth Leadership Award after she presented to the 35th General Assembly of the European Hockey Federation about at the Heart of the Game"
"SportMaker Awards acknowledge the incredible work of our sporting community and highlight the outstanding people and projects that have made an impact over the last year"
"The Female Sports Forum showcases not only talent but those who are exceptional role models for their communities and peers"