Charnwood Sports Awards winners announced

Published: Tue 5th December, 2023

Local sporting talent in Charnwood has been celebrated at an awards ceremony.

The Charnwood Sports Awards recognised the work and dedication of individuals, clubs, coaches and volunteers across the borough.

They also highlighted workplaces and schools making a difference to health and wellbeing.

The awards, organised by the borough council’s sport and active recreation team, Active Charnwood, took place at Burleigh Court in Loughborough on Monday December 4.

Among the winners were 10-year-old twin sisters Katie and Emelia Corns, who represented the UK at this year’s World Dwarf Games in Cologne, Germany. Katie and Emelia won the Junior Sportsperson of the Year after they participated in 11 sports, both individual and team, winning a staggering 17 medals between them.

Paralympian Jonathan Broom-Edwards MBE, a Loughborough University graduate, won Senior Sportsperson of the Year award after overcoming a hamstring injury to win gold at the Para Athletics World Championships in Paris.

This year’s awards also saw Ashmount School in Loughborough pick-up the Let’s Get Moving Wellbeing at Work award for encouraging staff to take part in a range of weekly sports and wellbeing clubs.

There was a total of nine categories including the Joe Humphries Memorial Trust Special Recognition Award which recognises inspirational people or groups who have gone above and beyond and made outstanding achievements, in the face of adversity.

The Joe Humphries Memorial award went to went to Ann and Jerry Bullock who are the founders and organisers of a weekly volunteer led wellbeing walks at Gorse Covert in Loughborough which has recently celebrated its 10th anniversary.

Cllr Liz Blackshaw, the Council’s lead member for communities, said: “A massive congratulations to all the winners and runners-up at this year’s Charnwood Sports Awards.

“They provide a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the borough’s sporting excellence and those who encourage our communities to stay active.  It was an honour to hear about the hard work and dedication of all of the nominees this evening.

“Thank you also goes to our partners and the organisations which have kindly supported this year’s awards.”

This year’s awards were supported by Efficiency East Midlands (EEM), Active Together, Serco, Fusion Lifestyle, Loughborough College, Loughborough University, South Charnwood Schools Sport Partnership Network and idverde.

The winners also included Loughborough Rugby Club, Wenlo RDA Young Volunteers, Joel Wolfe, Nick Shaw and Sanjit Sudarsan.

To see pictures from the event, visit our Flickr album.

The 2023 winners and runners-up are:

Club of the Year

  • Winner: Loughborough Rugby Club
  • Runner-up: Loughborough College Flag Football Team
  • Runner-up: Loughborough Swimming Club
  • Runner-up: Safe Well Happy Group

Joe Humphries Memorial Trust Special Recognition

  • Winner: Ann & Jerry Bullock
  • Runner-up: Leandra Whelband
  • Runner-up: Phil Williamson

Lets Get Moving Junior Ambassador of the Year

  • Winner: Wenlo RDA Young Volunteers
  • Runner-up: Amelia Trahar & Jessica Brooker
  • Runner-up: Chichi Jamu

Junior Sports Person of the Year

  • Winners: Katie & Emelia Corns
  • Runner-up: Harry Donald
  • Runner-up: Dahnon Ward

Lets Get Moving School Sport Award

  • Winner: Joel Wolfe
  • Runner-up: Ashmount School
  • Runner-up: Hannah McClay - Ward

Outstanding Contribution to Sport Physical Activity & Health

  • Winner: Nick Shaw
  • Runner-up: Gorse Covert Health Leaders
  • Runner-up: Mark Riches
  • Runner-up: Phil Williamson

Lets Get Moving Senior Ambassador of the Year Award

  • Winner: Sanjit Sudarsan
  • Runner-up: Andy Moore
  • Runner-up: Pauline Young

Senior Sports Person of the Year Award 2023

  • Winner: Jonathan Broom-Edwards
  • Runner-up: Daniel Powell
  • Runner-up: Mary Cholhok

Lets Get Moving Wellbeing at Work Award 2023

  • Winner: Ashmount School
  • Runner-up: Loughborough College Active Team
  • Runner-up: Watermead Day Nursery

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