Gedling Sports Awards
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volunteers and coaches were honoured at a special celebration of sporting
achievement on Thursday November 22 at The Carlton Academy in Nottingham.
The Sportsperson of the year award was won by Katie
Bartlett winner of the Young Sportsperson 16-21.
The sixth annual Gedling Sports Awards, which
recognises Gedling people who have achieved success in sport during the past
year, also includes the Gedling Health Awards.
Zimbabwean Medical Doctor Sylvester Nyatsuro was
among the presenters of awards. Dr Nyatsuro presented the Changing Gedling Award,
an award for a group or individual who has helped others to change their
lifestyle through physical activity.
Dr Nyatsuro is also the Health and Well being Building Block Lead for the Nottingham North and East Clinical Commissioning Group.
Dr Nyatsuro who owns and runs the Willows Weight
Loss programme is currently the first British General practitioner who is a
member of the American Bariatrics Association, an association of specialist
surgeons specialising in weight loss.
Other health awards were also presented by Mike
Wilkins, Deputy chair to Nottingham North and East Clinical Commissioning
Groups governing body, Dr Nadya James, Paediatrician for NHS Nottinghamshire
The Mayor of Gedling, Councillor Mrs Sandra Barnes
presented the final four awards.
Olympic canoeist Jonathan (Johnny)
Akinyemi, the first Nigerian to compete in the canoeing event in the Olympics presented the first six awards and Nottingham
rowing coach, Julie Edwards also presented seven awards on the night.
(Johnny) Akinyemi is a canoeist from Cheshire with dual British/Nigerian
citizenship. He has competed for Nigeria since 2007 though he paddled for Great
Britain as a junior. Johnny secured Africa's sole K1 spot at the London 2012
Olympic Games by winning the African Championships, retaining his K1 title.
is a British Rowing World Class Start Coach based in Nottingham. She runs a
programme for tested athletes with potential to reach the GB Senior Team at the
National Water Sports Centre.
There was a total of 21
award categories which covered school teams, club teams and age categories from
children under 11 to adults. There were also categories to recognise the people
behind the scenes who made sport happen, the sports leaders, coaches and volunteers.
The supreme awards were for overall sportsperson of the year, for lifetime
achievement in sport, and for sports club of the year.
The shortlisted nominees represented a wide range
of sports – football, cricket, rugby, rowing, swimming, athletics, basketball,
speed-skating, figure-skating, ice-hockey, in-line hockey, boxing, triathlon,
and gymnastics. They included national age-group champions, members of national
squads, people who have represented Great Britain in international competition.
The Gedling Health Awards are for people who have
changed or helped others to change their lives by being more physically active.
Categories include the Changing Lifestyles Award and the Changing Young Lives
The event was organised and run by the Gedling
Sports Forum, an association open to all the sports clubs in Gedling, and is
supported by Gedling Borough Council and The Carlton Academy who provided the
venue for the celebrations.
Cllr Darrell Pulk, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and
Development at Gedling Borough Council said:
"On the sporting front, Gedling has a lot of local
people to be proud of - these awards recognise what they have achieved in sport
through their ongoing dedication. I am
particularly pleased to see the efforts of volunteers in sport being rewarded –
without them many clubs would struggle to keep going."
Stef Roberts, Chairman of Gedling Sports Forum,
"It is good that Gedling clubs are able to
recognise the achievements of their members and also to commend the often
unseen work of their volunteers. These awards also give an opportunity to
acknowledge the success of those who live in Gedling but are members of clubs
outside the borough."
winners are as below:
of the year : Katie Bartlett
Sportsman of the year under 11: Chance Edmond
Sportswoman of the year under 11: Alana Meenan
Sportsman of the year 11-16: Tom Hovell
Sportswoman of the year 11-16 :Jessica Urquart
in Disability Sport: Luke Huntingdon
Club Team of the year under 11: Under 9 team Burton
Joyce Football club
Club Team of the year 11-18 : Netherfield Colts
Club team of the year : 1st XI Gedling colliery Cricket
Team of the year (Primary) :Tag Rugby Team (Willow Farm Primary School)
Team of the year (Secondary) : Under 14 Girls Football
Team (The Gedling School)
Coach of the Year : Shanice Kinkaid (Phoenix Boxing Club)
lifestyles Award: Charles Rouse
Gedling Award : Janet Eason and Wendy Wilson
Person Of The Year Award: Antonio Vocaturo
Lives Award: Jamie Flynn
of the year award: The Andy Bowers Award: Carlton Forum Swimming
person Of the Year Award: Phoenix Boxing Club
Achievement in Sport: Dale Mc Philbin