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Harborough District Sports Awards 2017

Thank you to everyone that got involved with the Harborough District Sports Awards this year. Whether you nominated, were shortlisted, won an award or sponsored a category, we couldn't have done it without you all!

We would love to do it all again in 2018 - contact us if you would like to be part of the 2018 celebrations. Contact the Sport and Health team at HDC at activetogether@harborough.gov.uk or call 01858 828282 and ask for the team.


Nomination Categories

Sportsman of the Year - Winner Craig Twigg of Speedhub Triathlon Club

This award is for an individual aged 18 or over, who has achieved success at a national or international level: exceeded expectations in their sporting performance or made a significant difference to a team.

Sportswoman of the Year - Winner Emily Campbell and Laura Turner of Speedhub Triathlon Club

This award is for an individual aged 18 or over, who has achieved success at a national or international level: exceeded expectations in their sporting performance or made a significant difference to a team.

Junior Sportsman of the year - Winner Andrew Stamp

Aged under 18 on 31 August 2017, this award is for a young individual who has made significant progress in their field of sport, exceeded expectations in their sporting performance or made a significant difference to a team.

Junior Sportswoman of the Year - Winner Maisie Elliott

Aged under 18 on 31 August 2017, this award is for a young individual who has made significant progress in their field of sport, exceeded expectations in their sporting performance or made a significant difference to a team.

Community Impact Award - Winner Market Harborough parkrun

An individual or a group that has developed a sport or physical activity project or had a positive influence to inspire others to become more active in the community.

Team of the Year - Winner Foxton Netball

A team of 2 or more people who have achieved success or competed at a consistently high level throughout the year; demonstrated fair play, a good sporting attitude or have promoted positive participation behaviours.

Physical Activity Star Award - Winner Geoff Knowles

An individual who has significantly gained a positive health benefit over the last 12 months through physical activity.

Twilight Achiever of the Year - Winner Kathy Tarrant

An individual aged 65 years plus, who in the last year has tried a new sport and has seen the positive impact of physical activity and encourages others to get and stay active.

Club of the Year - Winner Bowden Cricket Club

This award is for a club who has achieved some or more of the following in the last 12 months: gained or attained NGB accreditation, has evidenced commitment to volunteer recruitment and upskilling the volunteer workforce including increased membership and participation levels and has demonstrated successful partnership working

Junior Volunteer of the Year - Winner Lily Mills

This award is for an individual under the age of 18,who has demonstrated enthusiasm, leadership and commitment to a physical activity or sport.

Senior Volunteer of the Year - Winner Val Dunton

This award is for an individual aged 18 or over who has demonstrated enthusiasm, leadership and commitment to a physical activity or sport.

Disabled Sports Star of the Year - Winner Matthew Chilvers

Has achieved at a high level in their sport, has overcome barriers to participation and is acting as a positive role model for people within their community.

Photographs from the Awards

The arrival of the shortlisted nominees, nominators, sponsors and friends and family

The hall fills ahead of the start...

Leanne Plummer, Physical Activity Development Officer at Harborough District Council takes to the stage

Cllr Janette Ackerley, Portfolio holder for Localities and Wellbeing at Harborough District Council welcomes everyone

Gaynor Nash and Harry Ellis get the proceedings underway