Thanet Sports Awards 2016

Thanet Sports Awards 2016

Olympic Gold medalist recognises Thanet's Sporting stars!

Now in its eighth year, the awards, organised by Thanet District Council’s Sports Development Team and supported by various local organisations, recognise the sporting achievements of local clubs, schools, volunteers, and of course, athletes and coaches.

With over 250 guests in attendance, the evening began with six categories, following on with an inspirational speech from Susannah Townsend, Team GB Olympic gold medallist and Kent hockey star. After the interval four more categories were announced before the evening finished.

Councillor Lin Fairbrass, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Community Development said: ‘It was a fantastic evening and we were delighted that Susannah could speak at this year’s Thanet Sport Awards. As well as being one of the world’s top hockey players, Susannah is a role model for all sporting individuals.

It was also inspiring to hear of all the achievements and dedication of those receiving and being nominated for awards and I hope that everyone in the audience feels motivated to continue their sporting careers.”

A special thank you to the award sponsors, Motiv8 Sports, Canterbury Christ Church University, Kent Sport and Physical Activity Service, School News Group, Stagecoach and Your Leisure for their contributions and support to ensure this annual event can take place.

 

Award Winners

Winner Disability Sports Person of the Year - Ryan Holden

Ryan Holden -WINNER DISABILITY SPORTSPERSON

Winner Primary Sports School of the Year - Northdown Primary School

Winner Primary Sports School Of The Year Northdown Primary

Winner of Sports Volunteer of the Year - Chelsea Cornish

Winner Sports Volunteer Of The Year Chelsea Cornish

 Winner of Secondary Sports School of the Year - Dane Court Grammar School

Winner Secondary Sports School Of The Year Dane Court

 Winner of Young Sports Person of the Year - Marley Barham

Winner Young Sports Person Marley Barham

Winner of Community Sport Impact Award - Alfies Striders

Winner Community Impact Award Alfies Striders

 Winner of Sports Person of the Year - Sam Crabtree

 Sam Crabtree

 Winner Sports Coach of the Year - Lisa Barratt

Winner Sports Coach Of The Year Lisa Barratt

Winner of Sports Club of the Year - Thanet Swim Club

Winner Sports Club Of The Year Thanet Swim Club

Special Recognition Award for Services to Sport - John White

Special Recognition Award John White

 

 

Susannah Townsend Team GB Olympic Gold Winner

Susannah Townsend Gold Medal

Award Category

Category Description

Sports Club of the Year

Awarded to clubs demonstrating excellence in management, development, fair play, open and inclusive, provide a clear a robust coaching structure to further promote and support coach education, evidence of competing at a local, regional or national level.

Sports Coach of the Year

Awarded to a coach who has demonstrated a commitment to improving their skills through taking coaching courses, outstanding coaching ability, committed from grass roots to excellence and promotes fair play and respect and has a positive impact within their sport, individual or organisation.

Disability Sports Person of the Year

Awarded in recognition of a sports person, registered as disabled in any age group, who has exhibited the highest level of skill, performance, dedication and commitment to their sport in the last year.

Sports Volunteer of the Year

Awarded to recognise those working behind the scenes to make it easy for coaches and players to take part in sport. A chance to say thank you to those that often get no credit.  Those that work tirelessly to support the development of the club through fund-raising and promote opportunities within the wider community.

Sports person of the Year

Sports Person has exhibited an improved level of performance in the last 12 months at a local, regional or national level, has shown commitment and dedication to their sport, reinforces the sporting values, fair play and respect, has shown enthusiasm and gone the extra mile to further enhance their personal and skill development. 

Young Sports Person of the Year

Awarded to a Sports Person aged 15 years or under who has exhibited an improved level of performance in the last 12 months at a local, regional or national level, has shown commitment and dedication to their sport, reinforces the sporting values, fair play and respect, has shown enthusiasm and gone the extra mile to further enhance their personal and skill development. 

Primary sports school of the Year

Awarded to a primary school that provide high quality PE and school sport, engages with the local community and encourages pupils of all abilities to participate.  Supports staff development to further enhance and develop sustainable school sport opportunities.

Secondary sports school of the Year

Awarded to a secondary school that provide high quality PE and school sport, engages with the local community and encourages pupils of all abilities to participate.  Supports staff development to further enhance and develop sustainable school sport opportunities.

Community Sport Impact Award

Awarded to clubs/groups demonstrating excellence in management, development, fair play, open and inclusive,  Have contributed towards, or made a significant impact within a local community setting, encouraged participants to engage in sport and physical activity at all levels.