Local sporting stars have been honoured at the annual Charnwood Sports Awards ceremony, 2017.
The awards ceremony, organised by Charnwood Borough Council, involved 35 shortlisted groups and individuals who were celebrated at Burleigh Court, Loughborough on Monday, December 4.
Loughborough Town Cricket Club U15s were crowned Junior Team of the Year, while Ann Bullock took home the award for Outstanding Contribution to Sport and Physical Activity.
Ann, who is the walk leader at Shepshed and Dishley Grange Walking for Health Groups said: “I’m really shocked but very pleased to have been nominated. There are so many wonderful people in walking for health groups, so it’s really an honour to be here.
“I feel I’m representing everybody who’s involved in the groups, all 54 walkers from Dishley and over 40 from Shepshed.”
Other winners included Team GB triathlete Ben Dijkstra who won Senior Sportsperson of the Year, Loughborough Futsal Development Team who were crowned Senior Team of the Year and Sophie Hahn, Paralympic and world champion, who won Disabled Sportsperson of the Year.
Runners-up included Charnwood Cycling Club who were nominated for Junior Team of the Year.
Wayne Brewin from the club said: “It’s really exciting to have been nominated as we’ve only been going around 18 months.
“A lot of the riders are new to cycling so this is a really exciting development for the club.”
Councillor Brian Page, the Council’s Lead Member for Communities, Safety and Wellbeing, said: “These awards are a fantastic way to recognise the talented athletes, coaches, teams and volunteers we have in the borough.
“I’m pleased to say that the night was a great success once again and thoroughly enjoyed by everyone who attended.
“It’s an honour to be involved and to celebrate our local sporting heroes. I’d like to congratulate all nominees and winners on their achievement.”
The categories recognised the achievements of junior and senior athletes, coaches, volunteers and individual projects.
The event was sponsored by Kangaroo UK, Fusion, HittheStreet, idverde, Loughborough College, Active Charnwood Alliance, Team Charnwood, LRS Sport, Odyssey, Sports Trader, Serco and Loughborough University.
The winners and finalists were:
Junior Sportsperson of the Year
William Bell - WINNER
Junior Volunteer of the Year
Lorraine Wright - WINNER
Junior Team of the Year
Loughborough Emmanuel Lions U7
Loughborough Town Cricket Club U15s - WINNER
Charnwood Cycling Club
Outstanding Contribution to School Sports
Ashmount Staff Team
Burton on the Wolds Primary School
Izzy Perry - WINNER
Senior Sportsperson of the Year
Ben Dijkstra - WINNER
Senior Volunteer of the Year
Liz Hyde - WINNER
Senior Team of the Year
Loughborough Futsal Development Team - WINNER
The Michael Smith Challenge Team
Poplar Running Clun Ladies Team
Disabled Sportsperson of the Year
Sophie Hahn - WINNER
Club of the Year
Sileby Town Cricket Club - WINNER
Poplar Running Club
Loughborough Foxes Women and Girls FC
Coach of the Year
Mark Barber - WINNER
Outstanding Contribution to Sport and Physical Activity
Ann Bullock - WINNER
Best Community Sport and Physical Activity Project
Loughborough Green Gym
Shepshed Walking for Health Group - WINNER