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Bedford Sports Awards

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Bedford Sports Awards

Click here to download the full list of nominations for the 2016 Sports Awards

Sports Awards

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2016 Winners

Sports Club of the Year 2016

Riverside Tennis Club

Riverside Tennis Club is currently the Men’s & Ladies County Champions. The Men’s Team were also the Men’s Play-off Finalists in the AEGON Regional championships, which the Ladies Team won. They currently have three junior players attending Regional Training Camps, one player qualified for the deaf nationals, one wheelchair player in the National Championships and one senior member representing GB. Riverside Tennis Club also has more than 40 players representing the County.

 

Community Sports Award 2016

Challengers for Memory – Tibbs Dementia Foundation

Over 100 people with dementia and their families enjoy a range of meaningful, stimulating and physically challenging weekly activities. These sports activities enable people with dementia to retain fitness, skill, cognition, confidence as well as enhanced wellbeing, purpose, community and reduction in isolation. The project also challenges the negative stereotypes often surrounding dementia and highlights that people with dementia can continue to live full active lives with support and understanding.

 

Special Commendation Award

Fsella Afzal Pagliari – Fitness & Exercise

Volunteer Fsella has introduced a community of women to fitness and exercise by designing dedicated programmes that accommodate their religious beliefs, in a space that they can consider safe. The eight week ‘Fitnisa’ fitness and Pilate’s courses are especially attractive to Muslim women unable to join mixed facilities. The courses promote emotional wellbeing through social interaction. Additionally, around 50 women are following the courses online and on social media via ‘WhatsApp’.

 

Sporting School of the Year 2016

Goldington Academy

This year, Goldington Academy was District and/or County winners and/or runners up in a wide range of sports, including football, dodgeball, netball, sports hall athletics, athletics, rounders, rugby, tennis and cricket. Over the year 50% of Goldington’s students took part in extra-curricular sporting activity. The Academy is part of the Sky Living for Sport programme; all Yr8 pupils train as sports leaders, helping to run a multi-sports club for children with low confidence.

 

Junior Sports Personality of the Year 2016

Abbie Turner – Water polo

England U17 water polo player, Abbie won Bronze Medal at EU Nations Competition in Denmark (highest placed English team at the time) with five international camps. Abbie played for England U17 select team at the Senior Ladies North Sea Cup in Aberdeen and attended the GB training camp in Hungary, playing local ladies teams and scoring three goals. Abbie is also a member of the GB U19 squad and was awarded the Bedford Modern School PJ Hurley Cup for the most committed senior water polo player.

 

Young Sports Volunteer of the Year 2016

Lauren Jolly – Netball

In 2016 Lauren achieved her Young Official Netball Umpiring award. She is a committed young volunteer at the Cranfield Club, taking on a number of roles, including: being a buddy for younger players, captain of her club team, and sitting as Youth Representative on club committees. She also volunteers at Sports Zone, a multi-sports club for young people with special educational needs and disabilities. She is keen to take a Level 1 Coaching Award in Netball when she is 16.

 

Sports Team of the Year 2016

AFC Oakley U10s Team – Football

AFC Oakley U10s have had unprecedented success this year, winning two League Cups, two Tournament Cups and a Respect Award. As well as an excellent team the League Respect Award is most impressive; every game teams are scored by the opposition on coaches, players and supporters. AFC Oakley U10s beat 72 other U10s teams to achieve top marks. This is the first time this award has been won by any team of any age in Bedford Borough.

 

Sports Administrator/Club Person of the Year 2016

Dee Paterson – Canoeing and Kayaking

Dee has been involved in the sport for 24 years in a variety of roles as a competitor, coach and official. During the last 12 months Dee has been Area Coaching Representative; Chair of British Freestyle Committee; member of the English Council and representative on British canoeing; and UK Anti-Doping Educator. She regularly delivers training and development programmes in nutrition, strength and conditioning, together with equality and diversity.

 

Sports Coach of the Year 2016

Dave Cheshire – Athletics

Dave has developed many athletes to help them achieve their potential. Some of his athletes have competed to an elite club level and some have just improved their lives by attaining lasting exercise habits and improving health and wellbeing. David has coached for years on Tuesday, Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings. He rarely misses a session and attends races throughout the year which often take up all his day. He has provided tailored

programmes for each individual which takes up a lot of time.

 

Disability Sports Award 2016

Daniel Bullen – Table Tennis

Daniel started playing table tennis back in 2008 and, following attendance at the School Games, was introduced into the disabled table tennis player development programme. Since then he has gone from strength to strength and is currently in the GB squad in preparation for the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. In addition to playing for St. Neots Table Tennis club, he is a member of the County and Regional team, trains five times a week and regularly participates in GB Squad training camps both home and abroad.

 

Adult Sports Personality of the Year 2016

Alex Edwards – Freestyle Kayaking

Alex is undefeated in all major national and international competitions in 2016 in freestyle kayaking’s ‘Squirt boat’ category. Representing GB, he is Freestyle Kayaking World Champion, also winning Gold at both World Cup events in Argentina, Gold at the European Championships and became British Champion for second year in a row. He received an award from British Canoeing for his achievements in 2016.

 

Outstanding Achiever Award 2016

Phelan Hill – Rowing

Phelan has been cox for the GB Rowing Team men’s eight for the past two Olympiads guiding the eight to Gold at Rio this year and Bronze at London 2012 ,together with Gold at three successive world championships. He started coxing at Bedford School in 1995 to help out some friends and hasn’t looked back. Being an international athlete since 2002, he has also competed in Commonwealth Games and World Championships, and as an active member of London Rowing Club previously winning Henley Royal Regatta. He is a role model for young people, local clubs and schools and happy to offer support to local athletes.

 

Lifetime Achievement Award

Iva Barr – Athletics

Iva is a local well known veteran athlete, a prolific marathon runner and charity fundraiser. She entered the 2016 London Marathon for the 19th time and the oldest female competitor at 88 years. Iva is a member of the Bedford Harriers Athletics Club and well known nationally for over 30 marathons and other long distance events including the Great North Run. In 2012 she carried the Olympic torch for her work in the local community. Iva has been awarded the Whizz-Kidz Inspirational Fundraiser Award for efforts over the years along with The Point of Light Award from Prime Minister David Cameron for her incredible charity work.

 

The next Sports Awards will be advertised in October 2017, however if you have anyone who you feel deserves recognition please contact amy.stevens@bedford.gov.uk

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2015 Sports Awards

Click here to download the full list of nominations for the 2015 Sports Awards

 

Sports Awards 2015

 

2015 Winner

Sports Club of the Year - Bedford Cricket Club

Rising Star Award - Rahul Sheemar (Cricket)

Special Commendation - The Salvation Army, Bedford (Multi-Sports)

Sporting School of the Year - Castle Lower School

Special Commendation - Brickhill Lower School

Junior Sports Personality of the Year - Julie Rogers (Athletics)

Young Sports Volunteer of the Year - Temitope Fisayo (Walking Football)

Sports Team of the Year - Star Club Juniors (Rowing)

Sports Administrator/Club Person of the Year - Tony Ogborn (Sailing)

Sports Coach of the Year - Grace Blacklock (Acrobatic Gymnastics)

Disability Sports Award - Peter Smart (Sprint Kayaking)

Adult Sports Personality of the Year - Dee Paterson (Canoeing and Kayaking)

Outstanding Achiever Award - Bethany Dix (Netball and Dodgeball)

 

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2014 Sports Awards

Download the 2014 Sports Awards Programme here to view the full list of nominees.

 

Sports Awards 2014

 

2014 Winner

Sports Club of the Year - Riverside Tennis Club

Rising Star Award - Laura Dorrell (Rowing)

Sporting School of the Year - Lincroft School

Junior Sports Personality of the Year - Bethany Dix (Dodgeball and Netball)

Young Sports Volunteer of the Year - William Feaver (Tennis)

Sports Team of the Year - Bedford and County AC Men's Cross Country Tean

Sports Administrator/Club Person of the Year - Fay Legg (Netball)

Special Commendation, Long Service - Alan Johnson (Rowing)

Sports Coach of the Year - Dee Paterson (Canoeing and Kayaking)

Disability Sports Award - Jean Bedford (Riding)

Adult Sports Personality of the Year - Alex Edwards (Freestyle Kayaking)

Outstanding Achiever Award - Jon Miles (Cycling)

 

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2013 Sports Awards

On Monday 9th December 2013 a glittering ceremony took place at the Bedford Corn Exchange for the Bedford Sports Awards celebrating local sporting talent.  A fantastic 130 local nominees were put forward for awards demonstrating the strong local sporting tradition ahead of the event which saw one of the biggest gatherings of sports people ever, in the County.

 

Sports Awards 2013

 

2013 Winner

Sports Club of the Year - Queens Park Youth Cricket Club

Rising Star Award - Luke Smyth (Canoe Slalom)

Sporting School of the Year - St Gregory’s Middle School

Junior Sports Personality of the Year - Katie Batchelor (Wakeboarding)

Special Commendation - Adam Worker (Fly-fishing)

Young Sports Volunteer of the Year - Greg Hubbert (Multi Sports)

Sports Team of the Year - Bedford Mighty Eagles Ladies Team (Dodgeball)

Sports Administrator/Club Person of the Year - Brian Woodrow (Hockey)

Sports Coach of the Year - Dr Jonathan Katz (Fencing)

Disability Sports Award - Anne Tredget and Kathleen Stephens (Bedfordshire Games)

Adult Sports Personality of the Year - Charlotte Porteous (Dodgeball)

Special Commendation - Gill Fullen (Triathlon / Duathlon)

Outstanding Achiever Award - James Pritchard (Rugby Union)

 

To view all nominees please click on the image below to download the programme from the night.

 

Sports Awards 2013

 

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2012 Sports Awards

On a cold evening on Monday 10th December the Corn Exchange was looking resplendent and set to receive around 350 guests for a special London 2012 themed celebration of Sport and to recognise the massive wealth of talent and dedication to Sport that exists in Bedford, in what is probably the biggest gathering “ever” of sports people the town has ever seen!

 

The tables were laid with original London 2012 bunting and complimented by official 2012 mascot models – the stage was decked with official 2012 flags and the big screen was replaying some of the greatest moments from the summer.

 

After an introduction from the Principal Sports Development Officer (Richard Tapley) the Deputy Mayor , Cllr Charles Royden, officially welcomed the 350 guests/nominees/sponsors to the evening.

 

There was a special welcome to Bedford’s Olympic guests:

  • 2012 Olympic Gold Medallist  – Etienne Stott (who had just been given the Freedom of the Borough at a special ceremony that morning)
  • 2012 Olympic Bronze Medallist – Phelan Hill
  • 2012 Paralympic Team members Julie Rogers & Jessica Frezza
  • 2004 Olympic Silver Medallist and MBE – Gail Emms

 

The Deputy Mayor acknowledged the part that the people of the Borough have played in making the summer of 2012 so memorable…. both at local and National level and welcomed a range of Games Makers, torch bearers and pre-games training camp volunteers onto the stage to thank them.

 

Sports Awards 2012 winners

2012 Winners

Adults Sports Personality of the Year - Josh Bassett (Rugby Union)

Junior Sports Personality of the Year - Charles Clark (Handball)

Sports Club of the Year - Viking Kayak Club

Sports Team of the Year - Beauchamp U13’s Team (Handball)

Sporting School of the Yar - Bedford Academy

Judges certificate of recognition: Milton Ernest Lower School

Sports Coach of the Year - Simon Eastwood (Athletics)

Sports Administrator/Club Person of the Year - Dennis Johnson (Athletics)

Disability Sports Award - William McAllister (Golf)

Rising Star Award - Nicola Pasquire (Swimming) and William White (Rowing)

Outstanding Achiever Award - Etienne Stott (Canoe Slalom)

Young Sports Volunteer of the Year - Gino Ciampa (Football)

 

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2011

 

View the 2011 Bedford Sports Awards Programme with the full list of Nominees

View the photos of the evening on our facebook page - www.facebook.com/bedfordsportsdevelopment

 

2011 Winners

Sports Club of the Year – Bedford and County Athletics Club

Rising Star Award – Anisha Thind (Cricket)

Sporting School of the Year – St Gregory’s Middle School

Junior Sports Personality of the Year – Edward Munno (Rowing)

Young Volunteer of the Year – Shevaun Davis and Jonathan Powell (Sailing)

Sports Team of the Year – U18 Sharnbrook Upper School Netball Team (Netball)

Sports Administrator or Club Person of the Year – Kate Costin (Hockey)

Sports Coach of the Year – Carl Denham (Gymnastics)

Disabled Sports Award – Elisabeth Curtis Centre (Riding for the Disabled)

Adult Sports Personality of the Year – Lucy James (Athletics)

Open ‘Pride’ Award – Paula Radcliffe (Athletics)

Special Commendations:

Glen Paxton – Cricket

Bernard Wells – Athletics

 

Please click here to view the 2011 Bedford Sports Awards Programme with the full list of Nominees

View the photos of the evening on our facebook page - www.facebook.com/bedfordsportsdevelopment

 

If you have any queries please contact Amy Rance on 01234 718827

 

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2010


View the 2010 Bedford Sports Awards Programme 

Click here to view the feedback from the Sports Awards 2010

The evening of the 14th December witnessed the biggest ever gathering of Bedford sports people from across the borough that has probably EVER taken place!

 

The annual Bedford Sports Awards took place in the Corn Exchange, and hosted over 350 guests. Organised by the Borough Council Sports Development Team; the event aims to recognise the many achievements and contributions that local people make to sport.

 

There were 11 different award categories and organisers received a record number of nominations from clubs, schools and individuals from across the borough.

 

Amy Rance, Sports Development Officer and Event Organiser at the Bedford Borough Council, said: “The whole event is really inspirational. It shows how many great achievements and potential achievers there are in Bedford. I also feel that without this event many sporting clubs and individuals may not gain the recognition that they deserve.”

 

Guest speaker, Barry Fry, entertained guests with his passion, enthusiasm and anecdotes! Winners were presented with their awards by the sponsors following the opening of the golden envelope.

 

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Sports Awards Winners 2010

 

Sports Personality of the Year (Adult) – Charlotte Cook (Rowing)

Sports Personality of the Year (17 and under) – Shaunagh Craig (Netball)

Sports Club of the Year – Bedford Ladies Football Club

Sports Team of the Year – Beds and County Mens Cross Country Team

Sporting School of the Year – Westfield Middle School

Sports Coach of the Year – Maggie Jackson (Netball)

Sports Administrator/ Club Person of the Year – Andy Croft (Windsurfing)

Special mention for Robin Gell

Disability Award – Julie Rogers

Rising Star Award – Sarah Kerr (All rounder)

Young Sports Volunteer of the Year – Hannah Stark (Karate)

Open Pride – Mike Rayer (Rugby)

Sports Awards 2010

Click here to view the feedback from the Sports Awards 2010

Please click here to view the 2010 Bedford Sports Awards Programme 

If you have any queries please contact Amy Rance on 01234 221700

 

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2009

Bedford Borough Council’s Sports Development Unit and Sport Bedford presented the 14th Annual Sports Awards 2009 which took place on Monday 14th December at the Corn Exchange, Bedford.

 

Winners:

Sports Awards 2009

 

Megan Hodgkins  - Young Sports Volunteer of the Year

Jake Devereux - Rising Star Award

Miles Northwood - Disability Sports Award

Sue & Derrick Harper - Sports Administrator/Club person of the Year

Alex Stanton - Coach of the Year

Westfield School - Sporting School of the Year

Star Club Junior Rowing Squad - Sports Team of the Year

Priory Sailing Club - Club of the Year

Lucy James - Junior Sports Personality of the Year

John Barnes - Adult Sports Personality of the Year

Gail Emms - Open ‘Pride’ Award

Sports Awards 2009

I am really please with how the award evening went, I would like to thank the sponsors for helping us support the event. We have had just shy of 110 nominations. From the feedback so far everyone really enjoyed themselves and all agree that it was a really inspirational evening. I am always amazed at the amount of different sports Bedford represents, such as Kayaking, Wrestling, Javelin, Cricket, Equestrian and Swimming. I think that the Sports Awards are a really important evening in the Event’s calendar as it promotes all the sporting success and achievements in Bedford from grass routes to International level.’ Amy Rance Sports Development Events Co-ordinator

Sports Awards 2009

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2008

Winners are as follows:

Sports Club of the Year 2008 – Viking Kayak Club

Rising Star 2008 – Aaron Buckingham (Kayaking)

Sporting School of the Year 2008 – Westfield Middle School

Sports Team of the Year 2008 – East Area Thai Kick Boxing Squad

Sports Administrator / Club Person of the Year 2008 – Brian Foster (Rowing)

Sports Coach of the Year 2008 – Nigel Thompson (Kick Boxing)

Disability Sports Award 2008 – Jack Gambrill (Athletics)

Junior Sports Personality of the Year 2008 – Hannah Firth (Athletics)

Adult Sports Personality of the Year 2008 – Etienne Stott (Kayaking)

Open ‘Pride’ Award 2008 – Paula Radcliffe (Athletics)

Young Sports Volunteer of the Year – Charlotte Broughton (Multi Sports)
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"I would like to thank everyone who came to the Sports Awards 2008 and made it an inspiring evening. You people made the evening what it was! Many thanks." Amy Rance Event Organiser.

 

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Sponsors

All of the awards were sponsored by companies/organisations in and around Bedford, for more information click on the chosen logo.

Rotary Club of Bedford Park Logo    Team Beds and Luton Logo

 

Bedford College Logo   

Times and Citizen Logo

 

Uni of Bedfordshire LogoSport Bedford Logo

 

Sports Develoment Logo

 

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