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Borough celebrates its sporting heroes (published 13/12/2018)

Children, adults, males and females withe the mayor, some with  trophies/awards

Published Thursday, 13 December 2018

VICKY MACQUEEN, former England international rugby player and recipient of a British Empire Medal for services to women’s rugby, was the guest at Hinckley and Bosworth Sports and Health Alliance Awards evening.

During the event, Vicky spoke about her career and her experience setting up the highly successful children’s Diddi rugby programme to a packed audience of sporting nominees and their supporters.

The award winners were:

  • Sportsperson of the year- Joint winners Martin Mayfield (power-lifting) and Jaco Van Biljon (Invictus Games)
  • Junior Sportsperson of the year - Megan Havers (Archery)
  • Disabled Sportsperson of the year - Matthew Chilvers (Tennis)
  • Junior Disabled Sportsperson of the year - Joint winners Harry-Ray Tyrrell (Swimming) and Isabel Dean (Swimming)
  • Club of the Year - NKF Burbage FC (Football)
  • Team of the Year - Hinckley Gymnastics Club World Championship Team (Downs Syndrome)
  • Volunteer of the Year - Errol Tuitt (Football)
  • Junior Volunteer of the Year - Heather Smith (Sailing)
  • Coach of the Year - Joint winners Beth Edge/Lucy Roberts (Gymnastics) and Alec Matty (Tennis)
  • Lifetime Achievement - Craig Perkins (Boxing)
  • Active Lifestyle Award - Susan Stephens (LCFC Fan)
  • Active Business Award - The School of Ballet Theatre UK
  •  School of the Year Primary - Joint winners Elizabeth Woodville Primary School and Westfield Junior School
  • School of the Year Secondary - Sketchley School (Priory)
  • Outstanding Contribution to Sport - Leicestershire and Rutland Youth Sailing Association

Councillor, Maureen Cook, Borough Sporting Champion and Executive Member for Culture, Sport and Leisure said: "It is a pleasure to recognise the amazing talent we have across our borough. Yet again, judges have had the most difficult task picking winners in each category. The sheer number of worthy nominees is inspirational and they all deserve our warmest congratulations and appreciation.”