Sports personality of the year: Owen Livesey
The Surrey Heath Sports Awards celebrated the best in local sporting achievement on Sunday 19 October at an invite-only ceremony at Camberley Theatre.
Organised by Surrey Heath Borough Council, the awards honour people from all over the borough who have excelled in sports including football, basketball, judo and cricket.
The evening is one of the most anticipated events in the borough calendar as a chance to celebrate the achievements of local athletes, clubs, coaches and volunteers. Nominations were open to the public for two months between July and August.
The awards were attended by around 350 members of the local sporting community and selected VIPs including the Mayor of Surrey Heath Cllr Bob Paton.
Cllr Craig Fennell, portfolio holder for Business said, “This year has been a stellar year for sport in the borough with gold medals for Camberley Judo Club at the Commonwealth Games and Camberley hosting Stage 7 of the Tour of Britain. The awards have been a great chance to enjoy and reflect on our achievements and look to further successes in the future.”
The winners of the Sports Awards, who ranged in age from as young as eight through to their seventies, will automatically be entered into the county-wide Surrey Sports Awards which are held in December.
The list of winners:
- Young Sports Team of the Year (sponsored by Arena Leisure Centre)
Camberley Cricket Club U9
- Sports Team of the Year (sponsored by Specsavers)
- Sports Club of the Year (sponsored by Accent)
- Disability Sports Award (sponsored by Basepoint)
- Young Volunteer of the Year (sponsored by Surrey Playing Fields)
- Surrey Youth Games, Performance of the Games: Ellie Kirby
Surrey Youth Games, Volunteer of the Games: Mandy Pack
- Coach of the Year (sponsored by Active Surrey)
Pete Collins, Deepcut Community FC
- Young Sports Personality of the Year (sponsored by Specsavers)
Jade Blackburn, England U16 Basketball
- Sports Personality of the Year (sponsored by Specsavers)
Owen Livesey, Camberley Judo Club
- Outstanding Service to Sport (sponsored by Specsavers)
Reg Rapley, Windlesham Bowls Club
For photos and videos of the event please go to www.surreyheath.gov.uk/sportsawards
With special thanks to our sponsors, Specsavers, Accent, Basepoint, Surrey Playing Fields, Active Surrey and the Arena Leisure Centre.