A KIRKLEES based women's project has won a sports award.
The Women's Sport Foundation (WSF) has awarded the medal to the SITARA project, a women-only initiative offering a range of health improvement activities and which aims for social inclusion for women in Batley.
The WSF is in partnership with West Yorkshire Sport and Sport England acting as the region's leading example of how to encourage more girls and women to get more involved in sport and physical activity.
Nigel Harrison, director at West Yorkshire Sport, said: "Sitara is an innovative scheme that has had evident positive effects on the local community. It is hoped that other local authorities will benefit from the knowledge and experience gained through this project."
Sitara was established in 1997.
West Yorkshire Sport is currently working with the WSF and Sport England to identify and reward the good work that is going on in the region and promote opportunities for females to take part in sport at all levels.
Alison Morby, head of the Physical Activity Development Team at Kirklees Council, said: "I am delighted that Sitara been recognised. It is a fantastic project that has now been running for seven years."