26th May, 2019

Awards honour our sporting stars

Rob George 20th Sep, 2017 Updated: 21st Sep, 2017

THE cream of Worcester’s sporting talent were honoured at the 2017 City of Worcester Sports Awards which were held at the University of Worcester Arena.

Athletics great Steve Cram was again on hand to support the 14th City of Worcester Sport Awards which were delivered in partnership by Freedom Leisure and Sport Worcester and supported by Worcester City Council.

Sixteen categories were hotly contested by Worcester’s prolific sporting talent, with winners announced and presented by the popular former Olympian, world champion and commentator.

Among those honoured was 78-year-old John Weston, chairman and president of the Worcestershire County Bowling Association for more than 30 years, who received the Howard Peters Award for outstanding contribution.

Sam Payne was rewarded for his tireless work to initiate, establish and run a weekly Parkrun event for Worcester City with the Volunteer of the Year prize while Worcester Athletics Club coach Quentin Elmhirst was named Coach of the Year

Ivan Horsfall-Turner, Managing Director of Freedom Leisure, said: “The awards as always were a truly humbling night and Freedom Leisure is proud to be the host because the event brings together the city’s sporting elite and allow us to honour the best, which in turn garners a great sporting legacy in the area.

Coun Mike Johnson, chair of Worcester City Council’s Communities Committee, said:

“We’re proud to support these fantastic awards, which celebrate the grass roots community heroes who help make Worcester the healthy and active city it is.”

Visit www.freedom-leisure.co.uk/centres/sportdevworcester/city-ofworcester-sports-awards to view details of all winners and nominees.

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