WORCESTER’S sporting talent was celebrated at the annual awards ceremony at the University of Worcester Arena.
The city’s Olympic sporting legacy was clear for all to see as prizes in 16 categories were presented at the City of Worcester Annual Sports Awards last Thursday (September 19).
Garry Milward picked up Senior Male Sports Person of the Year having been an influential member of Worcester Dragonboat racing for over 15 years.
He represented Great Britain this year at the World Championships in Hungary, winning gold in the 200m and a bronze in the 500m.
At just 18 years old, Ella Gibbons is ranked in the top ten in the UK for high jump and won the Senior Girls event at the National Schools championships.
Ella recently finished fourth at the British and World Championship trials and she received the Senior Female Sports Person of the Year.
Other winners included; Will Bird, Kate Horsburgh, Andy Poppleton, Tom Rimmer, Lynne Newell, Laura Gill, Roy Mclaren, Sue Thomas, Hannah Porter, Samantha Childe, Worcester Hockey Club girls U12s, West Mercia Badminton Club and Performance Centre, Worcester Tae Kwon-Do Club, Worcester College of Technology Football Academy and St Barnabas Primary School.
All the winners will now be automatically nominated for an award at the Herefordshire and Worcestershire County Sports Partnership Awards Ceremony, with the winner of the Unsung Hero Award having the opportunity to progress onto the national BBC Sports Personality of the Year.
Hannah Cox, sport, art and play Development Manager at Worcester City Council, said:
“Nominations for this year’s sport awards were the most impressive we’ve ever seen.
“The awards evening really highlighted the incredible local sporting talent in Worcester, and we were proud to host such an inspirational evening.”