Bedford Sports Awards
SPECTACULAR EVENING CELEBRATING SPORT
IN BEDFORD BOROUGH
An impressive array of local sporting heroes
gathered at the Bedford Corn Exchange, on Monday 8 December, to
celebrate their success and dedication over the past year at the
annual Bedford Sports Awards.
Over ninety local nominees were put forward
for awards in a number of different categories demonstrating
achievements, commitment, team work and passion for a range of
More than 250 audience members watched as
winners were announced in eleven different categories. The Adult
Sports Personality of the Year went to Alex Edwards – freestyle
kayaking and the Junior Sports Personality of the Year went to
Bethany Dix – dodgeball and netball. A special commendation was
awarded to Alan Johnson for recognition of his long service to
The Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson,
said: “Bedford Borough has a rich sporting heritage, and this
year’s Bedford Sports Awards was a fitting celebration of the
continued sporting excellence being achieved by locally by many
individuals, teams and clubs. Congratulations to all the
winners and nominees.
The commitment and passion of volunteers at
sports clubs and groups across the Borough in helping to provide
opportunities for all to enjoy sport is remarkable, and it is right
that we should thank them all for their efforts on behalf of the
The event, which is organised by Bedford
Borough Council, is now established as an important date in the
local sporting calendar. This year it attracted nominees from
dodgeball to dressage, and from blind bowling to basketball.
Nominees ranged from local community clubs to
international standard performers.
For information on Bedford Borough’s previous
Sports Awards events visit http://www.bedford.gov.uk/ (and
search for Bedford Sports Awards).