Heroes of sport honoured at glittering awards ceremony

Heroes of sport honoured at glittering awards ceremony

The heroes who make local sport happen in Bucks were honoured at a glittering awards night on Friday (December 4th)

Over 200 people gathered at Aylesbury’s Waterside Theatre for the 10th annual Bucks & MK Sport Awards after a record number of nominations.

The event, which included special guest Paralympic gold medal cyclist Dame Sarah Storey DBE, paid homage to unsung individuals and organisations from all across the area.

Roger Fennemore, Chairman of Leap said: “This is the Bucks sporting version of the Oscars, with the message being to recognise the people behind the people in sport – all the volunteers who make sport happen.

“Friday was a fantastic celebration of their tireless work, and we were delighted to have organised such a successful and rewarding event.”

As in previous years, winners in some categories feed into the Regional BBC Sports Awards, and any qualifying unsung hero nominations could win in the same category at the National BBC Sports Personality of the Year later in December.

The winners were:

  • Active Workplace of the Year 2015 (Sponsored by Bucks New University) – NHS Chiltern CCG.
  • Club of the Year 2015 (Sponsored by Planet Ice) – Halton Tennis Centre.
  • Community Coach of the Year 2015 (Sponsored by Amersham & Wycombe College) – Lee McCarthy.
  • Performance Coach of the Year 2015 (Sponsored by BP Collins) – Jemima King.
  • Project of the Year 2015 (Sponsored by Buckinghamshire County Council) – Kick Start 100.
  • Primary School of the Year 2015 (Sponsored by Buckinghamshire Learning Trust) – Oak Green School.
  • Secondary School of the Year 2015 (Sponsored by Buckinghamshire Learning Trust) – Great Marlow School.
  • Volunteer of the Year 2015 (Sponsored by Aylesbury College) – Heidi Leseur.
  • Young Leader of the Year 2015 (Sponsored by MK Community Foundation) – Bethan Partridge.
  • Terry Cook Unsung Hero of the Year 2015 (Sponsored by 1Life) – Brian Lucas.

Click here to see photos of the event

blog comments powered by Disqus