Lynne Cullingworth took mothers pride to a new level at the East Midlands and Nottinghamshire Apprenticeships Awards ceremony held at The Walkers Stadium just over two weeks ago.
Not only was she there in support of her son James Cullingworth, she ended up on stage receiving two awards on his behalf.
Lynne was called into action because James was involved in a cup match for his current Club that went into extra time and then a penalty shoot out. We do have to confirm that the penalty shoot out was lost but as a consolation James arrived at The Walkers Stadium to find a very proud Mum and an armful of awards.
James was identified by LFE as one of only three Football League ASE Apprentices who was capable of winning national recognition in the Apprenticeships Awards 2007 and so was encouraged to apply. Using these national level applications East Midlands and Nottinghamshire held their own regional awards. Winners of the regional awards are then automatically passed for judging at a national level.
James will find out on May 11th if he is to be one of the national finalists and be invited to the National Awards ceremony to be held at The London Hilton on 20th June.
James, Lynne and LFE would also like to note that the support James received from Nottingham Forest under their philosophy of ‘independent learning’ was a major part of James’ current and hopefully continued success.
Although delayed James was not too late to pose for pictures with a representative from the awards sponsors (above).
Footage from the ceremony will be available shortly.