A great year for British sport
The Surrey Sports Awards 2012
On Sunday 9 December, guests, athletes and nominees gathered at the stunning Mercedes Benz World, to celebrate an outstanding year of sport in Surrey.
The event, organised by Active Surrey, now in its sixth year, was hosted by BBC Surrey presenter Tim Durrans, and welcomed back four of the previous Surrey Sports Personality of the Year Winners: Rachel Morris, two time Paralympic Handcycling Medalist; Chris Martin, World Record holding Ocean Rower; Edward Upcott - Gymnastics Acrobatics World Champion and member of Britain’s Got Talent winning “Spelbound”; Liam Heath - a London 2012 kayaking Olympic bronze medallist; who were all inducted into The Surrey Hall of Fame.
London 2012 athletes Sophia Warner, Helen Turner and bronze medallist Karina Bryant as well as local torchbearers James Topping (Paralympic torch), Megan Munro (Olympic torch) and torch legend Austin Playfoot (1948 & 2012 torchbearer ) also took to the stage to share experiences of their Olympic & Paralympic journeys.
Active Surrey believes events such as the Surrey Sports Awards will help ensure the Olympic legacy message continues at a local level for years to come.
Coach of the Year, sponsored by Active Surrey - Seamus O'Connell
Young Sports Team of the Year, sponsored by Surrey FA - Howard of Effingham's Yr 7 Boys Rugby League Team
Sports Team of the Year, sponsored by 3Wise - Surbiton Hockey Club's Ladies 1st XI
Volunteer of the Year, sponsored by Fusion Lifestyle - Gerald Gregory-Jones
Sports Professional of the Year, supported by Sport England - Tamsin Greenway
Disability Sports Award, in aid of the Children's Trust - Helen Turner
The High Sheriff Sports Project of the Year - Longmeadz Kickin
Young Volunteer of the Year, sponsored by Surrey County Playing Fields Association - John Humphreys
Young Sports Personality of the Year, sponsored by Surrey Sports Park - Connor Sawenko
Sports Club of the Year, sponsored by Seymours Estate Agents - Farnham Rugby Club
Sports Personality of the Year, sponsored by Freedom Leisure - Karina Bryant
Outstanding Service to Sport, sponsored by BBC Surrey - Chris Evans