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Preston Sports Awards 2014: Community sports heroes honoured at ceremony

Posted on - 10th March, 2014 - 7:28pm | Author - | Posted in - News, Sport
David Simpson (left) won the oustanding achievement award

David Simpson (left) won the oustanding achievement award

Sportsmen and women from across the city have been celebrated at the annual Preston Sports Awards.

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Hundreds joined a glitzy ceremony at the Guild Hall on Friday which included a sit-down meal and entertainment.

Jason Gardener, British sprinter and Olympic medalist, gave a speech about his success at the Athens games when winning gold as part of the four by 100m relay team.

Full list of winners

Coach of the year (aged 16 years plus) Sponsor, BMW Bowker – Chris Hills (Springfields Hockey Club)

Joe Kilshaw collects the award for Savick Boxing Club

Joe Kilshaw collects the award for Savick Boxing Club

Club of the year, Sponsor – Surridge Larches and Savick Boxing Academy

Volunteer of the year (Adult – aged over 25 years), Sponsor – FWP Architecture – Kevin Parker (Preston Swimming Club)

Nicole Gardner was volunteer of the year

Nicole Gardner was volunteer of the year

Volunteer of the year (Young – aged up to 24 years)Sponsor – Lancashire County Council Public Health – Nicole Gardner (Preston Netball Club)

Rising star, Sponsor – Millers Taxis (in memory of Sam McCulloch) – Sam Miler (Preston Harriers)

Achievement/Performance of the year (male junior), Sponsor – Walker Smith Way Solicitors – Edward Jeans (Preston Harriers)

Achievement/Performance of the year (female junior), Sponsor – Preston’s College – Isabella Raven (City of Preston Gymnastics Club)

Stephanie Slater was a joint winner on the night

Stephanie Slater was a joint winner on the night

Achievement/Performance of the year (senior), Sponsor – Shoutnetwork.co.uk – Joint Winners Stephanie Slater (Preston Swimming Club) and Graeme Thomas (Sale Rowing Club)

Service to disability sport, Sponsor – Ambulant Physiotherapy Ltd – Colin Robson (Preston City Trampoline Club)

Team performance of the year (junior team), Sponsor – UCLan – City of Preston Gymnastics Boys Squad

Team performance of the year (senior team), Sponsor – Skiddle – Preston Swimming Club Arena Team

School team of the year (primary), Sponsor – GB Energy – Broughton CE Primary School

School team of the year (secondary), Sponsor – Wallwork, Nelson & Johnson – Corpus Christi Catholic High School

Community organisation of the year, Sponsor – Jigsaw Training – Preston Grasshoppers RFC

Higher/Further education team of the year, Sponsor – McDade Roberts – UCLan Golf

Joe Powell (second from right) collects special recognition award

Joe Powell (second from right) collects special recognition award

Special recognition/service to sport, Sponsor – Preston City Council (in honour of Councillor Tom Burns) – John Powell (Preston Grasshoppers)

Lifetime achievement (aged 30 years plus), Sponsor – John Turner Construction Group – David Simpson (Preston Schools and Scouts)

Did you go to the awards? How was the night? Let us know in the comments below

All pictures kindly supplied by LAT Creative

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