The Annual Living Sport Sports Awards took place on Thursday 28th November to celebrate the amazing sporting achievements within our local community.
The Awards, now in their 14th year, honour sports men and women, coaches, volunteers, young people in sport, schools and businesses.
Finalists and winners were treated to an evening of celebration at Burgess Hall in St. Ives. Following a formal dinner the winners were announced and received their prestigious awards from leading industry figures from our region.
The list of awards, sponsors and winners on the evening:
Coach of the Year (Anglia Ruskin University) – Andy Matson
Community Club of the Year (Lifeplus) – Joint Winners – Three Counties Running Club and Wisbech Inline Speed Skating Club
Community Volunteer of the Year (Enjoy the View) – Jonathan Evans
Jonnie Peacock Award (Irwin Mitchell) – Gabriella Wells
Impact Award (3B Design & Print) – Danielle Guy, Friends of Histon & Impington Recreation, Jenny Parker
Matthew Warn Power of Sport – John Wroe
School of the Year (Baldwins) – Ditton Lodge Primary School
Services to Sport – Colin Bedford (Badminton)
Sports Performance of the Year (Freedom Leisure) – Lucy Warne
Workplace of the Year (Everyone Health) – Wellcome Sanger Institute
Young Community Volunteer of the Year (Nene Park Trust) – Lily Callaghan
Youth Sports Performance of the Year (Chromasport) – Samuel Missin
Jonathan Evans was the worthy winner of Community Volunteer of the Year at this year’s Living Sport Sports Awards. In his spare time, Jonathan has volunteered as the Director of Ely Outdoor Sports Association (EOSA) for the last 18 months. Under his guidance, the clubhouse is thriving – he has an ability to bring the right people together to make a difference. For the first time in its history the clubhouse will be self-financing. He is also a regular volunteer for his local parkrun on a Saturday morning.
Press release from Living Sport