Posted: Thu 4th Feb 2016

Montgomeryshire sports stars honoured

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Feb 4th, 2016

Sports stars from across north Powys have been honoured at the 2015 Montgomeryshire Annual Sports Awards. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The accolades, which are co-ordinated by Powys County Council’s Sports Development Team, recognise and celebrate sporting success of local individuals and teams in sport at all levels. The event was by McDonalds, Newtown for the third year running. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The awards night were held at Newtown’s entertainment venue Hafren last Friday (29 January). 65 nominations were received for the latest awards, which saw the accolades go to: ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

• Junior Team of the Year: Welshpool High School – Wheelchair Basketball Team
• Senior Team of the Year: Badminton duo – Emilie/Oliver Gwilt
• Young Sports Leader: Grace Powell
• Volunteer of the Year: Bronwen Poole, Swimming
• Coach of the Year: Lisa Trigg, Netball
• Club of the Year: Dolly Mixtures
• Disabled Sports Personality of the Year: Ben Johnson-Rolfe, Wheelchair Tennis / sailing
• Junior Sports Personality of the Year – U12’s: Paris Schofield, Football
• Junior Sports Personality of the Year – U14’s: Ryan Lewis
• Junior Sports Personality of the Year – U18’s: Lauren Williams – Athletics
• Senior Sports Personality of the Year: Tom Sagar – Motor Cycle Enduros ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Services to Sports Awards were also presented to three individuals to recognise their outstanding contribution to sport. They were: ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

• Dai Brown – Cricket
• Graham Jennings – Karate
• Caroline Orrells – Athletics ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Former Powys County Council Sports Development Manager Gareth Oldham was recognised with an Outstanding Achievement Award after dedicating 30 years to sports development, not only in Powys but across Wales. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Cllr Graham Brown, Powys County Council’s Cabinet Member for Sports Development, said: “This year’s award were of the highest calibre and it just shows how many talented and dedicated sports people we have. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“I would like to congratulate the winners of this year’s awards, who fully deserve their accolades, but also everyone who was nominated. We are extremely privileged to have so many talented sports people in the area.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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