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Epsom & Ewell Sports Awards 2017

Active Surrey Coach of the Year

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Gary Howlett 19 years or over

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Matthew Threader matthewthreader@btinternet.com Parent to child he coaches

Reasons for Nomination

1) In my view the attendance at Epsom and Ewell training sessions has increased by 30% over the past 12 months due to "word of mouth" of how well structured and inspiring Gary is. The children not only increase their football skills under Gary's guidance, but also have fun and enjoy themselves. Gary not only provides a team environment with fantastic sportsmanship, he also takes the time to get to know each player on a 1-2-1 level and assess their ability and coach accordingly. 2) The under 9's (Gold's) had their 1st season (last season) together and were quickly promoted from division 5 to division 2 under Gary's leadership. At the end of the season the team came 1st at two tournaments and runner's up at the 3rd (three tournament's played in total). This has been down to the team culture Gary install's in the group of boy's and which has led to enable each of them to increase their personal performance. 3) As per number two above. 4) Gary remains professional at all times and is an unpaid volunteer giving up time on Thursdays for training (approx. 2 hours), Sunday football matches (depending on where, approx. 5 hours). Also guiding a Saturday team (Approx. 5 hours), not to mention all the phone calls, emails and texts he has to make/write/receive during the week. Very hard to say how much total time is spent as not all coaching is confined to the pitch, this may also be done by Gary off the pitch!! One last point, Gary has no child or relative in the team and so in my view shows his dedication is unquestionable for the work he puts in to creating and continually seeking excellence.
  1. Professional
  2. Approachable
  3. Dedicated

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Chris gauntlett 19 years or over

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vikki Godfrey vikkirose86@aol.com Mum of club member

Reasons for Nomination

Chris Gauntlett is an amazing coach at the boxing gym he doesn't just train the children there but also guides them. He's not just a coach but also a friend to to the members which gose along way. He has brought so many members so far in there careers and also given the younger members something to focus on and a dream for the future. This day and age it's difficult to get children and teenagers committed to something but Chris inspires everyone at the gym so much that his waiting list says it all. His passion for boxing has rubbed off so much that even the seven year olds want to be the next Ricky Hatton or Antony Joshua
  1. inspirational
  2. dedicated
  3. passionate

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Gareth Thomas 19 years or over

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Ava Thomas ava.l.thomas2005@icloud.com Daughter

Reasons for Nomination

He was positive and always encouraged us to do our best. We were able work better as a team and had better enthusiasm. Enabled players to set targets to enable the team to achieve results as one. Having not played for a few years and only coached his Battalion team in the Armed forces he has developed as a coach and quickly grasped guiding and coaching of young girls in the game of Rugby passing on his experience as well as learning from us. As a volunteer he gives up 1 hour ever Wednesday and majority of his Sundays to coach and mentor the team his approach is highly professional and is dedicated to the progress of the girls rugby which is evident at each game and training session you will hear and see him up and down the pitch giving advice and making sure our heads are always held high and he installs sportsmanship and fair play.
  1. Fun
  2. Loud
  3. Responsible

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James Peters 18 years or under

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Sam Phillips sam_phillips1@hotmail.co.uk Co-Coach

Reasons for Nomination

James' levels of commitment and his professionalism when coaching has enabled Glyn School to have its first 2nd XV Rugby side in over 10 years, as sole Head Coach of the side James has managed the team effectively all year and managed to bring in over 30 players to represent the team across the season. James' intelligent decision making and tactic setting even enabled the team to win games throughout the season and claim victories on some schools 1st XV's, no mean feat for any 2nd XV. James is certainly someone to give his all and so obviously he has done far more coaching than just that one team. This season saw James complete his 4th season of assisting the coaching of the Glyn U15s team, James was given the chance to act as Head Coach for the team last year and at the end of the 2016 season he lead the side to Surrey Cup victory- a first Surrey Cup for Glyn Rugby in over 5 years, It is James' relentless hard work and rugby expertise that lead the side to winning the competition with his individual player management proving priceless in keeping all players happy throughout the season. Venturing out of rugby, James was also asked to step in as assistant coach of the Glyn Social Football Side, a team primarily created for enjoyment and a bit of a laugh on a Wednesday afternoon. James took on this challenge in a new sport and managed to help the side reach a 3rd place finish in the league, narrowly missing out on an Area Final. If this wasn't enough, James took on the role of Head Coach for the Surrey Youth Girls U10 rugby team. With 9 girls new to the sport within James' team of 11 James managed to ensure that all girls left the Surrey Youth Games having experienced a fantastic few weeks of rugby and many of the girls have gone onto join the local team (Sutton & Epsom) which James will be Head Coach of next year (as well as all these other teams), not to mention, James' team won 6 out of 7 games at the Surrey Youth games. James then went onto act as Assistant coach for the U12 Surrey Youth Games team, playing a key role in helping them win a Gold Medal So now the season was over and with changes from the RFU regarding courses, the Level 2 course has now been abolished. James did however gain his Level 1 coaching badge and in doing so picked up work experience at the RFU, from which he has now gained a part time job as a coach for the RFU- something James thoroughly deserves. The current equivalent of a Level 2 badge is the Coaching Award Course, and James is in talks with the RFU to begin that course as soon as it opens! So, having been involved with coaching 5 teams across 2 different sports this year I think it is safe to say James has done his fair share of coaching hours this year, my guess would probably be around 5-6hours a week on an almost completely voluntary basis. Without a doubt this award is the very least that James deserves and at such a young age the world truly is James' oyster and I am sure that a career in professional coaching beckons for him.
  1. Passionate
  2. Adaptable
  3. Inspirational

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Chris Gauntlett 19 years or over

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Jo Munnery jomunnery@hotmail.co.uk Gym Member

Reasons for Nomination

I attend the ladies classes at Gauntlett Boxing Club, Chris is a brilliant coach, I am now my goal weight as with Chris's encouragement the weight has literally fallen off me. I am now fitter and more active than I ever have been before. The classes are so much fun that you forget you're exercising, he has the music pumping and the lights flashing during the class its just fantastic. I have told a number of friends about Chris as well as the other ladies in the class and hes classes are now full, that he's now thinking of adding more classes as its got more popular. Last week Chris exercised with us girls when we were pairing up, it was so great that he is more than happy to join in rather than other places I've been to where they just tell you what to do. You can tell Chris has a real passion for what he does and is so encouraging & passionate when it comes to meeting one of his members goals, he congratulates us on every achievement, whether it is losing some inches or getting better at press-ups, or just not being so out of breath. He really is a great coach with excellent dedication to his members and club.
  1. Friendly
  2. Funny
  3. Inspirational

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Reece 19 years or over

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Reece reecegarrett5050@outlook.com Student

Reasons for Nomination

Ive nominated chris for his dedication for everyone in the gym. The progression everybody moves at under his relentless work rate and commitment, combined with skill is second to none. Friendly welcoming and makes time for everybody in the gym.
  1. Motivated
  2. Passionate
  3. Friendly

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Matt Edgar 19 years or over

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Richard Haygarth Richard@mapleleafgolf.co.uk None

Reasons for Nomination

Matt joined Horton Park Golf Club over a year ago bringing with him a successful junior following but this has grown since he joined Horton and given us one of the busiest junior sections in Surrey. Since Matt has joined not only has the number of juniors coming for lessons increased, to over 150 juniors a week having lessons at Horton and a further 150 having lessons at their schools, but the whole golf club has been positively affected. As well as our main junior coach Matt has taken on the role as Junior organiser and runs our junior competitions. He runs a weekly competition on our academy course for all players to get involved with regardless of ability and this has been very popular even throughout winter never having less than 20 players turning up. He also runs our Junior Members competitions holding at least 2 of these a month at the club, as well as matches against other golf clubs and the adults members. He is our key link to get our juniors playing in Surrey competitions so they can broaden their playing experience in the Rookie and YIGS tour as well as Wee Wonders and UK kids golf. He has also given over 20 juniors to the Surrey JAGS programme and a few into the Surrey County Academy Programme with one of his 11 year old girls being invited to the U16 squad. Not only does Matt get the juniors that are already coming to Horton to play more golf he is also dedicated to giving as many juniors as possible the opportunity to try golf, whether this is at Horton or at the local schools. Matt has worked with Sandra and the Kingston School Sports Partnership for many years while he was at Chessington and has continued to work with these schools after the move down the road to Horton. Matt is now focusing his work on the Epsom and Ewell Schools and has taken on the challenge to deliver golf to all 31 schools and Colleges in the Epsom and Ewell Borough. Matt does not only work with mainstream school but has a successful partnership with Fulham Football Foundation who’s main goal is to get children with disabilities to participate in sports with able bodied children. It is Matt’s ability to retain as many children as possible in golf that has helped Horton become the dominant junior golf venue it has become. He overcomes obstacles put in the way to make sure children continue in golf and have a future in the game even if it isn’t with himself or Horton. He knows the more juniors given the opportunity to play golf the better even if it is at another golf course with another coach. Matt is part of the HSBC Golf Roots Coaches network and hosted the last south region meeting at Horton. This Network is key for Matt as he is able to exchange ideas and success with the other coaches making sure he is always at the peak of junior coaching. Through this coaches network Matt is excited to be given the opportunity to run CPD courses for teachers from the local Epsom schools. In these CPD courses Matt will give the teachers the knowledge and understanding to run successful Tri Golf sessions. He is hoping that the teachers being able to run more successful tri golf sessions during PE will encourage more schools to attend the Tri Golf Competitions leading to the surrey youth games. Matt has a proven player pathway that gives children the best chance to succeed not only in their golf ability but allows the children to grow as athletes and in confidence so they have the best chance to succeed in every aspect of life. This pathway is just the stepping stones for junior golf and it is Matt’s ability to know when to move the children onto the next step that keeps the children’s passion for golf and allows their ability to increase at a rate they are ready for. Matt will be improving his player pathway as he has been chosen alongside 10 other coaches to develop and extend the potential of a “Skills for Life” programme. This is an opportunity for Matt to broaden his skill set and to help the Golf Foundation enhance its focus on life skills for young people through golf. This piece of work will help the Golf Foundation to evidence its belief that golf can teach valuable life skills to young people and make a difference to their wider lives. Matt has recently achieved one of his goals of taking one of his players Jaya Wilkinson from school Tri Golf sessions all the way through the player pathway to being part of the Surrey County Squad. Jaya’s enthusiasm for golf encouraged Matt to create girls only sessions with these sessions now being hugely successful and brought more girls into golf than Matt could have ever imagined before starting them. Since Matt has joined Horton the golf club has seen some hugely positive changes as well. Not only do we see more parents spending time in the bar but he encourages these parents to play themselves. This allows them to join in the journey through golf making sure the parents love golf as much as the children, so the parents aren’t looking for barriers to not bring the children to golf if it’s cold, as they themselves want to come down and play. Matt has also taken on the role of Junior Organiser which Horton had not previously had. This is an unpaid role which Matt dedicates many hard working hours to; to make sure the children have as many opportunities as possible to play and complete regardless of ability. He runs weekly competitions for any player to join even if they are not members or having lessons at Horton. Matt has players as young as 4 and old as 16 playing 9 holes on the improved Academy course using his own handicap system so they can all compete on level terms.
  1. Inspiring
  2. Dedicated
  3. Professional

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Chris Gauntlett 19 years or over

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Emma Brown emmaandherboys@hotmail.co.uk Club member

Reasons for Nomination

Chris is great fun to train with whilst remaining focused and driven. He trains several hours a day with varying age groups, he is always positive and energised. All bases are covered when training with Chris, he works on speed, stamina, skill and motivation, an excellent coach.
  1. Postive
  2. Motivational
  3. Focused

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Laura Davison 19 years or over

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Sue Kerrins sue.kerrins@gmail.com Daughter was coached by Laura

Reasons for Nomination

1. For the past few years, Laura has been responsible for setting up the Epsom & Ewell netball coaching sessions & teams for the Borough. She has done this without the back up & assistance from any other established netball teams in the area. Her commitment to the girls & parents playing for Emeralds Elite, along with the Borough team has been brilliant with organising out of season training & competitive league games on Sundays, all voluntarily. This is in addition to having to complete the burden of paperwork, administration and fee collection etc. She encouraged participation for all abilities. All the girls involved showed great improvement in their ability & match play. So great to see. 3. In addition to working full-time, Laura has also found time to speak to other primary schools in the area with regard to branching out & assisting those schools with the introduction of competitive netball. She was able to arrange competitive games & netball tournament for Epsom & Ewell primary school. 4. This part has been covered by my comments above. But Laura has done this all voluntarily , which is a huge commitment, without back up organisation from an established club.She has been the core for the netball activity within the Epsom & Ewell Borough for both the Surrey Youth Games, & within the competitive league. The girls involved have been very fortunate that she spent so much of her own time doing this. She co-ordinated weekly training for Surrey Youth Games teams & Emeralds Elite, plus regular weekends for the games & competitive play - with early morning starts!
  1. Approachable
  2. Dedicated
  3. Encouraging

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Bomber 19 years or over

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Katie Bruce katie.bruce@aecom.com He was one of the coaches for my son for Hockey

Reasons for Nomination

My Son Toby asked me to nominate Bomber as his favourite Coach from boys hockey NB I do not have any contact details for this coach but am sure Mark Hill will know who he is - I also had to make up the email address to make the form submit!

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James Peters 18 years or under

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Garry Jones Garry.Jones@Mac.com Sutton & Epsom RFC Coach - Worked previously with James on SYG

Reasons for Nomination

4th season of coaching Glyn U15s, 2nd season as Head Coach. Head Coach of Glyn School 2nd XV-first time Glyn has been able to have a 2nd XV in something like 10years. Recorded a few wins over other 1st XVs. Mid season stepped in as Social Football coach at school, finished 3rd in league. Completed my Level 1 Badge Head Coach of SYG Yth Girls- won 6 of 7 games and many girls joined club which I will be coach of next year at Sutton & Epsom RFC Assistant Coach of SYG Snr Girls- Won 5 of 6 games and a Gold Medal. Gained a part time job at the RFU as an "All School Coach" after work experience with them.
  1. Committed
  2. Reliable
  3. Ambitious

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Chris Gauntlett 19 years or over

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Karis Winyard kariswinyard@hotmail.co.uk club member

Reasons for Nomination

Chris Gauntlett is a great trainer that gives lots of encouraggment and really builds your confidence in your boxing abilities. He also makes the class lots of fun.
  1. Hardworking
  2. Inspiring
  3. Encouraging

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chris gauntlett 19 years or over

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karen rose xxkgxx@yahoo.com coach

Reasons for Nomination

I have never got such fulfilment out of a sport as I do for boxing. I was introduced to Chris by a friend and he is an outstanding coach and personality. When I began boxing I was shy but I have really come out of my shell since training with Chris. I have also lost weight too - I feel very comfortable with Chris and the coaches.
  1. Inspiring
  2. Confident
  3. Talented

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Dave Mitchell 19 years or over

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Paul Wolff paul.wolff01@btinternet.com Dave Mitchell is athletics coach to myself and many others !

Reasons for Nomination

Dave Mitchell is the middle distance and cross country coach at Epsom and Ewell Harriers. I wanted to commend him on the wonderful coaching he has given to the gifted athletes, special needs athletes, including my son Daniel Wolff and the golden oldies like myself who are no longer young and talented, but appreciate his encouragement and helping to keep our hearts ticking a little while longer ! Dave is like a rock, with a heart of gold. He keeps us working hard every week, with demanding and varied work outs. His years and years of running and coaching experience have been put into very good practice. I have seen and personally experienced considerable improvement in many athletes. He has been fantastic at harnessing the talent of both Matthew Houghton and my son Daniel Wolff, who both have learning difficulties. Daniel is ranked very highly in the Paralympic athletics, (learning difficulty classification) in Great Britain and is one of the best Special Olympic athletes in the world and I want to personally say that is largely due to Dave Mitchell's fantastic support over the last two and a half years ! I am proud to say I know Dave Mitchell, who is a considerable asset to both Epsom and Ewell Harriers, Surrey, England and Great Britain !
  1. Hard working
  2. Compassionate
  3. Supportive

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Chris Gauntlett 19 years or over

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Cath Wallis cathwallis@sky.com None

Reasons for Nomination

Chris has really helped my son become more positive as he was being bullied at school. He comes home from training very excited and always tells me how much fun he has had although it was hard work. I think Chris will continue to be a great help to my son with his professional but fun approach.
  1. Fun
  2. Helpful
  3. Dedicated

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Chris Gauntlett 19 years or over

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Natalie Petherbridge nataliepetherbridge@hotmail.co.uk Chris coaches my children

Reasons for Nomination

2. Chris has enabled personal development in both of my children. My son Charlie has been encouraged by Chris who is keen for all of the children to fulfill their potential. My son has developed a new inner strength, as Chris has encouraged him and coached him in boxing, Charlie isn't as fearful as he used to be. But the effect has been most profound on my daughter who has anxiety and depression . She wouldn't go into the gym at all as she was so anxious a few months ago , but Chris has encouraged her and helped her to find a way to participate which allows for her anxiety. She now goes to the gym and recently started a class with other teenagers which I would never have thought possible a few months ago.
  1. Inspirational
  2. Consistent
  3. Dedicated

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Gary Howlett 19 years or over

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Charlotte Hayes char_llewellyn@yahoo.co.uk My sons football coach

Reasons for Nomination

Gary is a fantastic coach to my sons U10's football team. The team was put together last season by Gary and In a short space of time they moved up 2 leagues. All the boys have a huge amount of respect for Gary and the amount of time he dedicates to them. He does not have a child on the team. Gary also trains all of the Epsom and Ewell Colts U10's boys on a Thursday evening, that's usually 60+ boys! They all listen and respect him. Gary also organises fun days for the boys and in the holidays puts on football summer camps for the boys to attend. Gary is a volunteer and does all this along side running his own business.
  1. Dedicated
  2. Enthusiastic
  3. Kind

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Tim Dowdeswell 19 years or over

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Mia Talbot miabogild@hotmail.com My son has Tim as coach

Reasons for Nomination

Criteria 1: Tim devotes his time coaching in a very inspiring way and manages to make each player feel valuated and important on the team. Tim is continuously positive, professional and motivating and the team follows his instructions easily and continues to improve their skills. Tim has a welcoming manner and communicates well with the children as well as the parents. In a very short time the team is showing significant improvement in terms of team spirit and skills all thanks to Tim and his commitment.
  1. Motivating
  2. Positive
  3. Encouraging

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Colin Parker 19 years or over

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Zaid El-Hamdoon elhamdoon@gmail.com None

Reasons for Nomination

A few years ago I went to the gym at Ruxley Lane, on my way out I noticed Mo-ichido. With our recent move to Ewell and my son starting a new school, I can sense my son was lost. So I signed him up and Colin (the coach of the club) has changed my son to something else. I noticed the change when I went to a parents evening and saw how my son had become a central point at school. I am sure that Colin has done this to many kids over the years and turned in to young confident people that contribute to the community they live in. That is for me as a parent the most important thing that someone can contribute to their community. Although Mo-ichido is a small club, it has contributed tremendously to English Karate, with the club producing two world champions this year both achieving third place at this year’s World Champions. In addition to the numerous Gold, Silver and Bronze medals at the British and European level championships. Colin is always assisting in refereeing running up down the country to referee in competitions, across Europe and most recently to LA, USA to referee at the 3rd largest sporting event in the world, The World Police and Fire Games, with over 10,000 competitors taking part. I really believe that Colin will referee at the Olympics in Japan 2020, when Karate will be introduced as an Olympic sport. I strongly believe that what Colin has achieved with such a small club on the local, national and international level is truly amazing, and know that he is an asset to our community and the children growing up there. Colin has built Mo-ichido as a volunteer over the last few years running on average of 10 one and half hour classes a week.
  1. Active
  2. Sincere
  3. Caring

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Dan Fernandez 19 years or over

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Peter Costello pete_cost@hotmail.com My daughter was coached by Dan as part of SYG programme

Reasons for Nomination

Dan's enthusiasm and willingness to travel from outside Epsom and Ewell were the sole reason Boxing was able to be offered as a Surrey Youth Games option for my year 7 daughter, Emma. The sessions were 1 hour per week on Saturday afternoons in the six weeks prior to the Surrey Youth Games event held at the Surrey Sports Park in Guildford. Under Dan's guidance Emma was part of the 5 strong Epsom and Ewell Boxing team which I'm led to believe achieved the best ever result for our region. His expert guidance was more than teaching of the basics to punch and move. He nurtured the group in such a way that, in a very short period of time, they went from absolute beginners to understanding the basic moves, and moved to overcame the natural fears and pain of being punched, such it became possible for my daughter to realise and experience the euphoric satisfaction associated in overcoming these fears and self doubt when she stepped into the ring and represented her region in Boxing, in both the non-contact and contact formats of the Surrey Youth Games. Dan spent time to assess Emma's ability expertly, and he worked hard to ensure that she was paired correctly with people of similar ability levels. This personal level of care ensured that her experience of the Surrey Youth Games was one she will remember positively for many years to come. She loved the experience and could not wait to be re-united with her team at the Epsom Surrey Youth Games presentation evening and receive her certificate. Emma's confidence and self belief have notably improved by her participation in this scheme. At such a critical time of her development, Dan has shown her that by working hard she can overcome significant barriers, and rise to the challenge.
  1. Dedicated
  2. Expert
  3. Encouraging

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Colin Parker 19 years or over

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Isabella Harding isabella_harding@talktalk.net Mother of a student of the karate club

Reasons for Nomination

Mo-ichido is not yet 6 years old and has grown from strength to strength in 2016/17 with a large increase of students, competitions and the addition of another dojo to accommodate student uptake. The positive ethos of the club has always been and always will be that anyone can train from 4 yrs to adult, never has anyone gone by the way side because they could not afford to train, Colin has always stuck to his guns and made Karate at his club affordable for everyone, no matter the ability or background. All of this and so much more Colin does as a volunteer, he believes that money should be re invested back into sports to give the children the best advantage he can give them, he has grown the club to be of very high standard whilst still giving those who struggle personal attention. He knows his students and understands how to get the best from them, even when the student themselves are stuggling. This has resulted in Mo-ichido’s profile in the Karate world gaining increased success and respect. This year has been another busy year for Colin and his students. As an individual in the sport Colin qualified as a European and World Referee, which meant many an hour sitting exams and refereeing all over Europe and the World. He has also been recognised as the Deputy Head referee for England (AMA) and this is a very significant addition to his many qualifications more so recently with karate being made an Olympic sport. Through his friendly, professional but unique, occasional unorthodox coaching approach, his attention to detail, knowledge of karate, competitions and his insight into getting the best from students he has coached and enabled people to gain team and personal achievement. In 2016 Colin trained 2 students to World level resulting in both of them gaining 3rd place in the World in 3 different categories, he then started running a development squad to ensure the high standards of achieve continued. This has inspired others to improve and push themselves and now a further 3 students training to European level resulting in 2 European champions and an 8th place in Europe. In total the club and Colin as the Sensi has achieved students being selected for local, national, and international competition, representing Club, National Association, and Country. Since Sept 2016 Colin’s students have achieved National and International competition medals (in their own and in open categories and at times in more senior age/weight groups). EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS ROMANIA KUMITE GOLD EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS ROMANIA KUMITE BRONZE X 2 (OPENWEIGHT) EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS ROMANIA KATA GOLD EUROPEAN INTERNATIONAL ITALY BRONZE NATIONALS SHEFFIELD 3 GOLD KATA AND 3 GOLD IN KUMITE BRITISH OPEN GOLD KUMITE BRITISH OPEN GOLD KATA In addition there have been multiple GOLDS, SILVER AND BRONZES gained at local competitions. This is an outstanding set of results when you consider the squad has been running for less than 3 years, Colin aim is to get 5 Mo-ichido students representing ENGLAND in the World Championships in Dundee, 4 in Kata and 3 in Kumite. He has also started coaching a development squad to ensure the high standards of achievement continues. His opinion and knowledge during the joint training of national and international competitors from all over England at national training sessions is sought after and valued. His coaching skills also extend to developing referees as well as students in Karate. In 2017 Colin’s high profile as a coach and Referee gained him an invitation to the World Police and Fire Games in Los Angeles, this being the 3rd biggest sports competition in the world with 10,000 people taking part, where he was asked to open the Karate section as central referee and the competitor he went with gained a gold and silver medal In this climate, there are very few coaches who dedicate as much time, money and effort into a club as Colin does, (27 hours a week teaching plus administration) and this can be seen from his students in Mo-ichido. For a “little” Karate club in Epsom to be producing European champions and students ranking 3rd in the World is a credit to the hard work and dedication that Colin puts into coaching on a daily basis. He always thinks of his students before himself and we as parents hope this will be reflected in him being successful in this entry.
  1. Enthusiastic
  2. Determined
  3. encouraging

AFC Ewell Young Sports Team of the Year

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Touch tennis 18 years or under

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Callum macarty callumm_94@hotmail.com Team coach

Reasons for Nomination

I'm nominating because they won the gold medal for the 1st time ever at the Surrey youth games this year. They came though a very tight semi final and final both being decided by a sudden death point which showed good focus and determination to win both.
  1. Determined
  2. Resilient
  3. Courageous

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Epsom & Ewell Harriers junior girls 18 years or under

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Stuart Flack stuflack@virginmedia.com Coach

Reasons for Nomination

Epsom & Ewell Harriers has seen a significant increase in participation by girls in both athletics and cross country with more than 50 girls aged between 11 and 17 actively competing for the club over the year. The key athletics competition for the under 17 girls is the Lily B League which includes clubs from across Surrey and south London. This year, the girls finished 3rd in the league, which is the highest position for many years, and qualified for the final on 2nd September (to be contested by the top 6 teams). The girls have shown excellent team spirit all season with a willingness to compete in less favoured events for the good of the team. The girls have also excelled in cross country events throughout the winter. The biggest success came in the Westminster Mile which incorporated the UK Championships where the under 13s finished 2nd and the under 15s finished 3rd. There were also consistently strong performances in the Surrey Cross Country League with the under 13s finishing 3rd, under 15s 3rd, and under 17s 4th; again, these were the highest finishes for the club in many years. More success came at the Nonsuch Park Relays where the under 17 team were the first junior team to finish and 3rd female team. The club's success was demonstrated by 5 girls being selected to represent Surrey during the year.
  1. Committed
  2. Teamworkers
  3. Fun

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MO-ICHIDO SHOTOKAN KARATE (MSK) 18 years or under

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COLIN PARKER colin@moichido.co.uk CHIEF INSTRUCTOR/ FOUNDER

Reasons for Nomination

Team of the year As the head coach for Mo-ichido Martial Arts I would like to nominate Mo-ichido Shotokan Karate Team (MSK) as Young Sports Team of the Year.This is only the second year of competing for them, The five members of the team range from 09 to 16yrs both male and female they are Tegan, Charlie, Sofia, William, Sara, they have competed in 2 Disciplines Kata (Forms) and Kumite (Fighting) the team have improved as a unit and as individuals so much so that their achievements this year are staggering, throughout the year they have clearly demonstrated consistent success at a high level. Their positive attitude, hard work, dedication, commitment and achievements deserve this recognition, they have evolved into competitive Karate Ka (exponents), being selected for local, then national, and this year international competition, representing Local Club, National Association, and Country, Since Sept 2016 they have achieved in national and international competition (in their own and open categories and at times in more senior age/weight groups), WORLD UNION OF KARATE FEDERATIONS (WUKF) EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS ROMANIA KUMITE GOLD EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS ROMANIA KUMITE BRONZE X 2 (OPENWEIGHT) EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS ROMANIA KATA GOLD EUROPEAN INTERNATIONAL ITALY BRONZE (INDIVIDUAL AND TEAM FIGHTING) AMATUER MARTIAL ARTS ASSOCIATION, (AMA) NATIONALS SHEFFIELD 3 GOLD KATA AND 3 GOLD IN KUMITE SOUTHERN CHAMPIONSHIPS 2 X GOLD KUMITE 1X GOLD KATA BRITISH OPEN GOLD KUMITE BRITISH OPEN GOLD KATA SOUTH EAST OPEN 2 X GOLD KUMITE 1 X SILVER KATA In addition there have been multiple GOLDS, SILVER AND BRONZES, earnt at local competitions. During this period whilst all have have endured a rigorous training regime that required personal sacrifices, two of the members also maintained their studies for GCSE exams, which they took in July, Demonstrating a mature balance and understanding of the need and requirements of a young person’s life outside of sport. The Teamwork, sportsmanship and support demonstrated in helping the less able students, each other, and the sportsmanship shown to opposing competitors is a credit to them and this breeds a positive vibe amongst the junior members. The teams Consistent, outstanding performances, hard work, dedication, attitude, development, and commitment, in my mind, without doubt make this team Epsom and Ewell’s young sports team of the year.
  1. inspiring
  2. consistant
  3. outstanding

Nominee Details

Blenheim High School U13 Girls Football Team 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Steffan Morgan Morgan@blenheim.surrey.sch.uk Head of PE at Blenheim

Reasons for Nomination

I wish to nominate Blenheim U13 Girls Football team for the AFC Ewell Young team of the Year award. Despite there being no actual Surrey U13 Girls Football Schools competition to take part in, I fully believe that this group of Year 8 and Year 7 girls from Blenheim High School are worthy of this award and fully embrace the Sport England slogan of ThisGirlCan. This group of students have also shown significant development over the year as at U12 level we had very little success in 2015-2016. In this academic year though, with the help of only one Year 9 player, the Blenheim U13 team got to the final of the Surrey Schools U14 Girls football 11-a-side competition. In doing so they beat numerous schools teams comprising of mostly Year 9 students, doing so by banding together to become an effective team highly supportive of each other. In addition to this the players from our U13 team competed in the Surrey Schools 6-a-side U14 and U12 competitions run by Active Surrey as part of the sainsbury's school games. They not only won the Epsom Schools competition (North Surrey) but went onto win both age groups in the district finals held at Surrey Sports Park. This was a phenomenal achievement defeating the best schools from the other district areas of Surrey. However this alone is not I'm nominating the U13's. In November we entered the girls into a competition run by Fulham Football club to find a school who could represent Fulham in the U13 Kinder+Sport EFL Girls Cup, which was a national competition comprising of all the English Football league clubs. This competition only runs in that age group as it is targeted by the football league to develop Girls football. Blenheim U13's not only won the the event (against 10 other schools) but won all games without conceding a goal. They then went on to represent Fulham in the regional round held at Millwall, and competed against school teams representing other football league clubs such as Leyton Orient, Charlton, Millwall and Brentford. Blenheim did Fulham proud by again not conceding a goal but missed out on reaching the South Area finals by losing in the final to a penalty shoot out (against a team they had beaten into group stage). The girls were amazing credits to Blenheim and Fulham and their success sparked lots of Blenheim girls wanting to do football at the school. Girls football is now even on the curriculum! This is not where the success ends as in January the Blenheim U13 team entered a competition run by Chelsea FC to find an U13 girls team to represent Chelsea in the Premier League for Schools finals in May. This is a competition which nationally involves over 1000 schools culminating in 20 schools representing each of the 20 premier league clubs at a national final. Blenheim won the first event held at the Cobham training centre and then won a further event against schools representing all the other Chelsea academy centres. This meant that the blenheim students got to represent Chelsea at the national finals which were held at Stamford Bridge. The Blenheim U13 girls had an amazing day at these finals which rounded off their impressive season perfectly. Not only did they get to wear and keep the Chelsea kit with their names on it, run out onto the pitch through the players tunnel but got to have pictures taken with the Premier League Trophy (Chelsea had won the premier league a couple of days before). They also got to play, score and perform great saves actually on the Stamford Bridge pitch, which is a dream come true to any aspiring football player. The girls also performed exceptionally well. Competing against schools representing other premier league teams, they won 3 out of 4 matches, only losing to the eventual winners Chesterfield School representing Liverpool 1-0. Chesterfield as it turned out were the reigning National Schools U13 Girls Football Champions (a competition we didn't enter) and beat all other schools much more comfortably so Blenheim went out of the competition proud of their achievement and individually inspired to play again in 40'000 seater stadiums! The success has been great this year but also the girls commitment to weekly training sessions in all weathers and commitment to each other so they didn't let each other down has been overwhelming. Their success has been fantastic and more special as some of the students were not even playing regular football before this year. As mentioned before this U13 team is made up of Year 8 and Year 7 students, with the Year 8's really guiding the younger students as positive role models and so through this team, the students have forged positive relationships across years which will help them as they develop through the school. I certainly feel that their achievements are worthy of recognition and hope that the selection committee also agree.
  1. Dedicated
  2. Talented
  3. Role-models

Nominee Details

Surrey Starlets Lavender 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Emma Haggis emmahaggis@yahoo.co.uk Head Coach

Reasons for Nomination

The Surrey Starlets Cheerleading Programme have over 150 competing athletes ranging in teams of different ages and abilities! The Lavender Junior Team are Level 1, and so therefore are the novice team for all new athletes to compete in. The year is always tough, having to learn the ropes whilst competing against the best in the country, but the Lavender team always do so with excellent sportsmanship. They have never let challenges defeat them, but spur them on to do better! This has been evident in their consistent competitive results and had them end the season as National Champions in a tough division at the National Championships in July!
  1. Dedicated
  2. Committed
  3. Hardworking

Better Sports Personality of the Year

Nominee Details

Michael Helps 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Dawn Helps thehelps5@ntlworld.com Wife

Reasons for Nomination

“Age is no barrier. It's a limitation you put on your mind." Year on Year this person continues to be Inspirational on so many levels! I would like to nominate Michael Helps for Sports Personality of the Year award. The best way to describe Michael’s approach to sport is INSPIRATIONAL. He is dogged and determined to not let age be a barrier jokingly turning the adage that”if you’re good enough you’re old enough!” often used to support talented youngsters making the grade. He states the channel, straits and lakes he swims don’t ask his age they just need to know if he up to it! For any sports person to achieve the challenges and variety of high level sports performances Michael has achieved would be impressive but the fact Michael is now 51 and has just completed the trilogy of Europe’s greatest swims makes him an inspiration to so many generations for showing them the way to achieve their goals Before explaining his spectacular achievements this year it is worth listing the highlights of his athletic and coach career prior to this year: • Won the Grand Slam of all British National Water Polo Titles as a Player (National League, ASA Championship and ASA Deep Water Championship) • Completed UK’s first Ironman Triathlon • Swam the English Channel solo and relay • Swam two lengths of Lake Windermere (21 miles) at night • Swam the length of Lake Zurich (17 miles) • Swam around the Channel Island of Jersey (41 miles) • Cycled the length and width of the UK ,Ireland ,France and Belgium • Completed the infamous Marathon Des Sables 151 mile running race across the Sahara desert (known as the Toughest foot race on the planet) • Coached Junior WaterPolo teams to three National Finals and two National Titles for the first time in the clubs history • Coached and mentored Olympic Great Britain Water polo goalkeeper from junior to senior level • Played for and Coached London Regional Teams and Surrey County Teams to Water Polo Championship Titles • Represented the Surrey County Water polo at every level from junior through to veteran Michael achievements in the year however have surpassed even this list of achievements when he took on three of Europe most iconic and technically and physically challenging swims. • The English Channel - regarded the Blue Ribbon challenge of distance swimming and referred to as the Everest of swimming even through 3 times as many have summated Everest than have swum the Channel one way. Only a few have attempted a two way swim. • The Gibraltar Straits – Swimming between Europe and Africa • The Bosphous – International Swimming Race Europe to Asia Epsom District Swimming Club Masters Swimmer Michael Helps completed the trilogy of Europe’s most iconic swims by completing the infamous Cross Continental race between Asia and Europe down the Bosporus in July 2017 finishing top British male in his age category. Michael was joined during the 6.5k race by 2200 competitors from around the World. The journey to completing the three great swims has not been without drama as Michael found himself in Epsom Hospital High Dependency Unit following his decision to turn his one way English Channel swim into a two way challenge turning around in France and swimming back. He however hit bad weather and having swum for 42 hours in chilly channel conditions passed out through exhaustion in the water with less than a mile left to swim before getting back to the UK having covered a distance in excess of 92 miles and already successfully landing in France. The swim was one of the longest, in both time in the water and distance covered, by anyone in the channel and is recognised globally as a huge feet of endurance with recognition from the open water community come from far and wide. This amazing swim was not the first of the great swims with a successful crossing of the Gibraltar Straits ,which is on its own is classed as one of the World greatest swims with less people having achieved this crossing from Europe to Africa than have swum the English Channel. Michael is very much a local sports person having been born, lives and trains in the area .Swimming with Epsom District Masters and played his Water Polo for Both Sutton and Cheam and Croydon Amphibians as well as always proud to be a representative of Epsom when competing for Surrey which he has done through every age group, seniors and veteran squads for the past 35 years. For someone from the Borough and County of Epsom and Surrey to have taken on Three of Europe’s most iconic swims and excelled has got to be something to be proud of and worthy of recognition. The fact he encourages others around him to achieve their goals and to compete at the highest level , for the worlds toughest challenges, in such a positive way regardless of age is INSPIRATIONAL. A decisive word I would use for Michael would be DETERMINATION because of the way he has managed to recover from a serious life threatening set back during the challenge to then work his way back to a position to complete the final swim race of the 3 Swims and finishing with such style to reward his determination to finish what he started. I am sure there will be many worthy candidates from around Surrey of a “normal” high level sports achievement age ,and we are fortunate as a County to be blessed with such talent, but to have someone consistently show year after year all the attributes that succeeding at the highest most challenging level in any sport would demand has got to make this entry rare and unique. It is on the basis of the above that I whole heartedly endorse the nomination of Michael Helps for Sports Personality of the Year award.
  1. INSPIRATIONAL
  2. DETERMINATION
  3. SUPPORTIVE

Nominee Details

Daniel Wolff 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Paul Wolff paul.wolff01@btinternet.com Father

Reasons for Nomination

I nominate my son for his considerable improvement over the last two and a half years of training with Epsom and Ewell Harriers athletics club. He started training with Epsom & Ewell Harriers, (he also represents Special Olympics Surrey), during the spring of 2015, at the recommendation of Maggie North, his Special Olympics Surrey coach. During the summer of 2015 he competed for Great Britain at the World Special Olympic Games at Los Angeles and took gold medal in the 400 metres, 5th in 800 metres and bronze medal with his team mates in the 4X100 metre relay. After the Los Angeles games my son said he was retiring from athletics, however two weeks after landing back on British soil after the games he wanted to go back to athletics training again ! During his first cross country season, (2015/2016), he showed considerable improvement in his endurance. During the 2016 track season he showed extraordinary improvement on the previous years track results, particularly in the 400 & 800 metre events. During the summer of 2016 he took gold medal at both the 400 & 800 metres at the National Mencap Athletics Championships. Later that same year he took a Silver medal at the mixed Paralympic England Athletics Chamionships 400 metres at Bedford. A very proud moment for all the family. During 2016/2017 cross country season he continued to show considerable improvement compared to his first cross country season and in his last race his excellent running managed to avoid the club being relegated to the division below ! During this track season he has shown significant improvement, regularly being selected as a scorer for the clubs competitions at SAL and Rosenheim leagues and he has managed to secure a number of memorable victories during the season again running 400 & 800 metres and 4X400 metres relay team. This year he defended his National Mencap Athletics 400 & 800 metre titles. His Great Grandfather Frederick Wolff represented Great Britain as a sprinter and he was part of the quartet that took Gold medal at 4X400 metres relay, at the Berlin Olympics in 1936. It gives all my family great joy to see Daniel's athletic improvements and being able to compare him to his very talented Great Grandfather Freddie. His Great Grandfather Freddie worked closely with a charity, which has close links with children and adults with learning and physical disabilities and if he were alive it would give him great joy to see how well his Great Grand son Dan is running ! Finally I would like to thank Epsom and Ewell Harriers, who have been incredibly supportive of Dan, including his coach Dave Mitchell, Liz Sissons, (track manager), Diane Norman and Stuart Flack. Daniel lives in Cheam, Surrey, SM3 8AE. Daniel D.O.B. 11/04/1994
  1. Dan has a diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum disorder
  2. Hard working
  3. Caring

Nominee Details

Mrs. Sarah White 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Mr. Leslie Simpson leslieaudrey@clara.co.uk Friend

Reasons for Nomination

Sarah White, an excellent Hockey Player, has worked exceedingly tirelessly for several years as Club Manager of the Epsom Sports Club which has progressed enormously and continues ro flourish.
  1. Helpful
  2. organized
  3. dutyful

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Laura Mongan 19 years or over

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Simon Durrant simon.durrant@thejockeyclub.co.uk Business to Business

Reasons for Nomination

An Epsom based trainer, Laura has been training here since 2004 with much success over both national hunt and flat racing codes but in September 2016 she achieved one of the highest accolades by becoming the first female trainer to win the St Leger, the World's oldest Classic in the racing calendar - run at Doncaster Racecourse with the horse Harbour Law. A truly incredible feat that has really helped place Epsom and its horse training community back on the map of successful yards.
  1. Inspirational
  2. Determined
  3. Aspirational

Nominee Details

Alice Lethbridge 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Jane Lethbridge jane@lethbridge7.plus.com parent

Reasons for Nomination

My daughter Alice, has made significant progress in her sport this year whilst working extremely hard as Head of Year at Tiffin Girls School in Kingston. She ran for the county for many years and moved into cycling when repeated injury finally stopped her running. Not only dedicated to her own training and competing but also strives to encourage others by volunteering at a day to introduce women to time trialling and also helping to run club time trials this year to get more people into the sport. This year she has exceeded her own expectations, the most notable records being broken are the UK Competition Record 12 hour ( http://road.cc/content/news/228024-beryl-burtons-12-hour-time-trial-record-falls-after-half-century) held by Beryl Burton for 50 years and UK Competition record which was 10 years old. Full list of her achievements this year - Silver medal RTTC Circuit Champs Silver medal RTTC National 50 Gold medal RTTC National 100 Gold medal RTTC National 12 hour Team gold medal RTTC National 25 UK Competition Record 100 miles UK Competition Record 12 hour ( http://road.cc/content/news/228024-beryl-burtons-12-hour-time-trial-record-falls-after-half-century) UK Competition Record Team 25 miles UK Competition Record Team 50 miles She has also set personal best times at all the standard distances - 10 (equal 17th on all time lists), 25 (8th all time), 50 (6th all time) , 100 (1st all times) miles and 12 hour (1st all time). There were times when I wondered if Alice would ever lead a normal life as she battled with eating disorders for over 15 years - she is a true inspiration.
  1. Inspirational
  2. Dedicated
  3. Generous

Epsom & Ewell Colts F.C Volunteer of the Year

Nominee Details

Mike Moth 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Nick Payne info@epsomfencingclub.org Head Coach

Reasons for Nomination

Mike is retired and has been volunteering with Epsom Fencing Club for the last 4-5 years and has been a massive help running the Adult Beginner classes, helping set up the equipment and run the warm up for the younger kids as well as giving one on one lessons to the improving fencers. He has recently said that he needs to wind down his activities and he will be greatly missed. We hope he may still come occasionally but would like to recognise his help over the years.
  1. caring
  2. helpful
  3. guiding

Nominee Details

Mark Ayers 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Epsom LTC Committee jonrcooper@hotmail.com Submitted by all of the committee members

Reasons for Nomination

Mark started playing tennis in the local parks (through Tennis for Free which he ended up running classes at too) only a few years ago, encouraging children and adults to get involved in sport and since joining Epsom LTC he has thrown himself in to making the club a better place for all. Now Mark is the Chairman and a driving force behind Epsom LTC. He works tirelessly at looking for innovative ways to improve the club facilities, clubhouse and members. Always coming up with new ideas to promote the club and tennis in the community, making tennis fun and welcoming for everyone. Notable impacts he has had on the club include: - Making the club committee more professional in its approach to meetings and management including writing a business plan, introducing a senior management team and challenging the committee and board on proposals. - Delivering significant improvement projects – Mark was instrumental in the resurfacing of our old astro courts to artificial clay (including getting the buy-in form certain membership categories that this was the way forward). In addition, obtaining a Sport England grant for new floodlights to encourage more juniors being able to play. He also project managed and got involved (to save costs) in the erection of a new canopy structure to help develop the social side of the club, devoting a huge amount of his time over the summer to this project. - A constant presence at the club for all events whether they be tennis related or purely of a social nature and including running a number of events himself and actively helping others get involved and making tasks fun, whilst also achieving these tasks to a high standard. A real go-getter and asset to the club. Mark manages to do this whilst also running his own business and looking after his family. A credit to the club.
  1. Enthusiastic
  2. Achiever
  3. Entertaining

Nominee Details

Terry Bailey 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Jyoti Chotai jyotichotai@hotmail.com N/A

Reasons for Nomination

Terry is very dedicated and encouraging and supported both Jay & Krish's development
  1. Encouraging
  2. Supportive
  3. Dedicated

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Adam Boothroyde 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Angela Crowe angela.crowe@charallelegal.co.uk Colleague

Reasons for Nomination

1. Adam in the last year has become my right hand person - as Chairwoman of AFC Ewell, with 20 teams - the running of the Club requires tremendous contribution and he has risen through the ranks to spend most of his waking hours ensuring the coaching and development side of the Club has progressed. He became Head of Development 3 years ago for the Club and is also now highly active on the Committee. 2. Adam came up with an initiative for the Club by approaching the FA to win the accolade of 50 hours of dedicated contribution from an FA Coach Mentor (Lee Innes) which manifested itself in various workshops and one to one sessions for all our coaches at the Club who are volunteers themselves. Adam himself runs a team of U12's for the Club, coaches on a Thursday night for 7 to 12 year olds for AFC Ewell, plays himself for an adult team, as well as coaching that senior team on a Saturday - literally spending hours of time away from his young family! 3. Adam has pulled together our group of volunteers by introducing an FA Coach Mentor - he also plays an active part in coaching during the workshops, concentrating not just on physical skills but mental and psychological development for young players. The coaches have enjoyed this extra tuition and I have personally seen them develop into better coach/mentors and there is a unity and a camaraderie never seen previously. This is all down to Adam Boothroyde who also has developed personally and professionally - sometimes to the detriment of time he could spend at home with his own family. His enjoyment in seeing others thrive and grow is truly inspirational. He is so deserving of this recognition.
  1. Passionate
  2. Dedicated
  3. Inspirational

Epsom & Ewell F.C Disability Sports Award

Nominee Details

Alexandra Rickman 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Laura Mangan laura.mangan@gll.org I work for GLL who support alexandra with funding

Reasons for Nomination

Alexandra Rickham represented ParalympicsGB at three consecutive Paralympic Games and is a double Paralympic bronze medallist. Rickham and Birrell narrowly missed out on a podium place on their Paralympic debut at Beijing 2008, but entered competition at London 2012 as reigning World Champions. After several days of highly competitive racing they were awarded the bronze medal after poor conditions on the final day of competition denied the duo the chance to race for silver. In addition to the gold medal that Helena Lucas won in the 2,4mR, the bronze medal from Rickham and Birell helped ParalympicsGB to secure their most successful performance in sailing at a Paralympic Games since the event was formally introduced to the programme in 2000. At Rio 2016, Rickham and Birrell succeeded in winning bronze in a highly competitive field. The pair have won five World Championship titles in their class.
  1. Committed
  2. Fearless
  3. Determind

Nominee Details

Daniel Wolff 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Paul Wolff paul.wolff01@btinternet.com Father

Reasons for Nomination

I nominate my son for his considerable improvement over the last two and a half years of training with Epsom and Ewell Harriers athletics club. He started training with Epsom & Ewell Harriers, (he also represents Special Olympics Surrey), during the spring of 2015, at the recommendation of Maggie North, his Special Olympics Surrey coach. During the summer of 2015 he competed for Great Britain at the World Special Olympic Games at Los Angeles and took gold medal in the 400 metres, 5th in 800 metres and bronze medal with his team mates in the 4X100 metre relay. After the Los Angeles games my son said he was retiring from athletics, however two weeks after landing back on British soil after the games he wanted to go back to athletics training again ! During his first cross country season, (2015/2016), he showed considerable improvement in his endurance. During the 2016 track season he showed extraordinary improvement on the previous years track results, particularly in the 400 & 800 metre events. During the summer of 2016 he took gold medal at both the 400 & 800 metres at the National Mencap Athletics Championships. Later that same year he took a Silver medal at the mixed Paralympic England Athletics Chamionships 400 metres at Bedford. A very proud moment for all the family. During 2016/2017 cross country season he continued to show considerable improvement compared to his first cross country season and in his last race his excellent running managed to avoid the club being relegated to the division below ! During this track season he has shown significant improvement, regularly being selected as a scorer for the clubs competitions at SAL and Rosenheim leagues and he has managed to secure a number of memorable victories during the season again running 400 & 800 metres and 4X400 metres relay team. This year he defended his National Mencap Athletics 400 & 800 metre titles. Two days ago as a bit of fun I took Dan to compete at a Watford Open meet, 1500 metres event. Unbelievably he managed to smash his previous best time by 11 seconds ! His Great Grandfather Frederick Wolff represented Great Britain as a sprinter and he was part of the quartet that took Gold medal at 4X400 metres relay, at the Berlin Olympics in 1936. It gives all my family great joy to see Daniel's athletic improvements and being able to compare him to his very talented Great Grandfather Freddie. His Great Grandfather Freddie worked closely with a charity, which has close links with children and adults with learning and physical disabilities and if he were alive it would give him great joy to see how well his Great Grand son Dan is running ! Finally I would like to thank Epsom and Ewell Harriers, who have been incredibly supportive of Dan, including his coach Dave Mitchell, Liz Sissons, (track manager), Diane Norman and Stuart Flack. Daniel lives in Cheam, Surrey, SM3 8AE. Daniel D.O.B. 11/04/1994
  1. Dan has a diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum disorder
  2. Hard working
  3. Caring

Nominee Details

Peter Harding 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Tamsyn Woodman tamsyn.woodman@surreyfa.com Professional partnership work

Reasons for Nomination

Pete dedicated 437 volunteering hours to disability football during the 2016/17 season, including coaching the Football For All (pan-disability) teams at Wandgas. He leads training sessions for both the adult and youth sides, and is dedicated to attending Football For All League tournaments days at Walton Xcel alongside his other commitment, including acting as Head Coach for the AFC Wimbledon Down Syndrome Girls team. Pete was named the FA Young Volunteer of the Year last season, and has continued to inspire and excel in his volunteering roles in the 2016/17 season. This year he has also completed his Level 2 Coaching certificate, and is a role model to the players and future coaches in his team. Several of his players at Wandgas have as a result shown interest in attending a Level 1 coaching course themselves. Having acquired a disability in his teenage years, Pete returned to football as a both a player and a coach, and is a central member of the disability football community in Surrey, including sitting on the Surrey Disability Football Steering Group, and is the Chair of the Surrey FA Youth Forum.
  1. Dedicated
  2. Dependable
  3. Fun

Nominee Details

Ron Henstock 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Dennis Jones dennisjones15@btinternet.com Friend

Reasons for Nomination

Ron has been involved with The Wandgas SEN Football for All team since it started in 2010 firstly as a parent and then as a coach. Ron has passed the following courses during this time FA level one coaching course FA coaching Disabled footballers FA Goalkeeping award level one FA mentoring adults FALCC CPD level one and two Ron has been an inspiration to all our footballers showing great care and consideration for all abilities and has became a great mentor for special needs football not only at Wandgas every Saturday morning but at NESCOTT College where he has provided lunch time football for the SEN students. He is liked and respected by players and parents and does it all for free.
  1. Caring
  2. Reliable
  3. Joyfull

Nominee Details

William James 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Philip James jamespxd@outlook.com Father

Reasons for Nomination

William has represented Team Epsom and Ewell at the Surrey Youth Games for the past five years in Judo and Boccia, winning gold and silver medals that have also brought in points to allow Team Epsom & Ewell to win the borough trophy twice in that time. He is extremely committed to his judo, representing his club, Westcroft Nork at many Special Needs Judo events around the country and in the Netherlands. William is currently the East of Scotland Opening Special Needs Champion 2017 and recently has achieved a Silver medal at the British Special Needs Open at Stoke Mandeville in August. He has made many friends in the Special Needs Team that represents Great Britain that he regularly competes alongside and against. The Great British Team coaches have noted that they have seen a vast progress in his abilities since they first met him three years ago and he is always cheerful and a pleasure to be with. William developed Meningitis when he was 15 months old which resulted in him becoming profoundly deaf in both ears. He now has a cochlear implant in one side and a digital hearing aid in the other. His disability means that in competitions he is unable to wear his implant and digital hearing aid so he cannot hear any support / encouragement or direction from anyone - the referees are told he will continue to fight until they tap him to stop. This is quite a lonely way of fighting, not being able to hear supporters or to be given advice throughout the competitions, but William copes well. Being profoundly hearing impaired makes training more difficult as he still relies heavily on lip reading to supplement the input he receives from his hearing aids. William has also represented his schools (Auriol Juniors & Epsom & Ewell High School), for the last four years at the British Schools' Special Needs Judo Championships, again winning a number of gold and silver medals. William has been a committed Surrey Youth Games Ambassador for the past four years, encouraging all pupils at his schools to sign up to take part. William has participated with his family over the past three years in the Epsom & Ewell Round the Borough Bike & Hike Events. As well as his judo and boccia, William is very supportive of the other deaf children that attend the unit at Epsom & Ewell High School - he has made many friends there and is very popular. He is very kind and will always help anyone if the require support with their own hearing needs. William is an active member of the Surrey Deaf Children's Society and regularly attends and helps out at their events. He has also in the past few years supported DELTA, a charity that provides support and guidance for parents who have made the decision to communicate using the aural route, rather than through signing. He has helped, alongside his family at three Summer Schools. William has also participated himself in a number of National Deaf Children's Society Summer Schools where he has had to work with other deaf children on a wide range of activities, supporting those who are newly diagnosed with the need for a processor, to those who he can just share quality time with. William really enjoys computing, cycling and cooking. He is always asking questions to find out more about the world around him and can is not afraid to ask for clarification for something he believes he still does not understand. He is looking forward to returning to Epsom & Ewell High School in September to start his GCSEs and is aiming to continue with his judo and boccia into the future, supporting his school, his club, his borough and his country. I believe that William is certainly worthy of this award.
  1. funloving
  2. keen
  3. inquisitive

Epsom & Ewell Sports Council Sports Club of the Year

Nominee Details

Mo-ichido Shotokan Karate 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Sarah Lusted ssmaple@yahoo.co.uk Parent

Reasons for Nomination

Mo-ichido was formed 6 years ago as an independent karate club based at one site that has grown from humble beginnings with a mere 5 members. It has now become a club based at numerous sites with over 200 members. The club began its journey with only one instructor, now there are 2 instructors and a team of dedicated student volunteers, who are trained to teach younger children as part of their personal development and continued karate journey to gain black belt. Students range in age, ethnicity and ability. The youngest being 4 years old to adult level. Children embark on a karate path for various reasons, some for self defence, others to help with discipline or lack of confidence. Some of the children come to the club with behavioural and developmental issues, and where identified with the parent, the main instructor works closely with the child and parent to support this on an ongoing basis, with noticable positive changes that have great impact. Irrespective, the children go on to to form friendships outside of their daily school environment. The club operates 6 days a week with various training times for the wide age range and abilities so that everybody is welcome and accommodated. As a result, there is a constant buzz and positive family friendly atmosphere that becomes the hub for many families. Students are offered unlimited training, so they are able to choose to train for one hour per week to 6/7 hours depending on age and ability. Many of the students have joined from complete beginners and have progressed to the competition squad level, and are selected to compete on local, national and international level, achieving outstanding results and recognition. The club this year is home to 2 European gold champions, who also hold various national and international titles. We also have several national champions within the club. The club is currently working alongside Lovelace school and continues to work alongside local schools on a regular basis to offer demonstrations at school fetes, thus promoting an alternative activity to inspire children to get more active. The children at the club represent the club at these occasions and enjoy the opportunity to show off their knowledge and experience in these demonstrations.
  1. Diverse
  2. Dedicated
  3. Fun

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Sutton and epsom 5xv Extra Bs 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Russell Keegan russ.keegan@gmail.com Player in the team

Reasons for Nomination

I have been a member of Sutton and epsom rugby club for about 13 years, and specifically for this team for 11 years. When I joined the team I could hardly play rugby, I lacked in adult social skills, and I really needed a support network away from home life as it was rather unstable. The guys in the XBs took me in and treated me like family. I instantly found a new home and knew that this place would play a massive part in my life. Over the years I have met hundreds of people and have made so many life long friendships, but the core of the team has always been there, forever shifting and adapting to changes life throws at us, but staying a family. Last year we played under the leadership of Chris Deverson. He was in his fourth year of running our team and placed so much time and energy on bringing a real touch of class into our game play and making us into a competitive team. We have always been a great team, and an even better social side! But under Chris's leadership we started to see the joy in playing the sport really well. As a team we started to train really well, managing to get decent numbers to training every week come rain wind or snow, a few of the guys took up the opportunities our club provides and went on a few training courses to help this development, and ultimately we started really compeating on the field. Although winning and compeating on the field is great, this is not what drives an Extra B, we are, and will always be, at the core, a social side! We host events all year round that try to bring everyone together and interacts with as many people as possible. Last year we hosted a massive Super Bowl party for 40 people, karaoke events, a testimonial game for old and new players, a tour to Newcastle playing against Gateshead rugby club (we took 25 players), several trips to international games, and so many more organised events. As a team we have over 70 players and social members that come along on the average season, and they range from 19 - 65 years old, and could be anything from a surgeon to a plumber. We come from so many walks of life, but are connected by our love of our team. So I say again, winning is not the most important thing, but playing a decent level of rugby, training on a weekly basis, having a structured feel and all the success Chris brought over the last few years and last season especially has meant that we draw in several new players and social members that want to be part of our family. Twice a year we run recruitment events in epsom town and Sutton town talking to locals and handing out leaflets and sharing rugby stories. Our family is always expanding! Due to the social nature of our team, we would never turn a player away, there are no trials, and there are no limitations, we have guys playing that carry disabilities, and through playing rugby it helps them in so many ways, we will provide them with the support they need to develop, and will always make sure they get good game time to develop their skills. We also have players from all different skills! Some brand new players that have never even watched rugby, all the way to a nearly retired vet trying to get one more year. This year, I have taken on the honerable role of leading this team and being asked brought a tear to my eye. I have been through so much over the last few years and to be able to guide this ship for a small part of its journey to help other people the way it has helped me is a dream. We have upped our training by pushed two people further up the coaching laddder, invested our own cash in new training equipment, and kicked off an amazing new social media campaign! Already we have had a few posts manage to go viral with over 800,000 views and nearly 1000 followers on our page in one month. This year we have so much planned, and this success is all because of the hard work that the team did last season. To be considered for an award like this would mean so much to the guys that put so much work in. Thanks for reading!
  1. Family
  2. Home
  3. Love

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Rudy Sanwell 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Rudy Sanwell roo_s_91@hotmail.com Boxer

Reasons for Nomination

I am nominating the gauntlett boxing club as I feel it has a great way of pulling the local community together. I have been a member since they first opened there doors and there is not a club around like it.I have met some great friends through the club boxers and coaches who have supported me through out my injury to my elbow. Coaches were in regular contact to get me back in the gym and offer physio. It is a great support network and also a lot of fun at the same time.
  1. Supportive
  2. Great community
  3. Fun

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Gauntlett Boxing Club 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Emma Brown emmaandherboys@hotmail.co.uk Member

Reasons for Nomination

I have been training here since it opened, the trainers are so good at what they do, they are positive and very motivational, and keep the classes fresh and interesting, no mean feat when your are training 2-3 times a week!
  1. Postive
  2. Motivational
  3. Welcoming

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Chris Gauntlett 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Ollie Waddingham wadding@googlemail.com coach

Reasons for Nomination

I nominate Gauntlett Boxing gym for club of the yer bebcause I love coming to the club and it has a great atmosphere. Everyone is really friendly and I have learnt a lot whilst being here.
  1. Professional
  2. Organised
  3. Fun

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Chris Gauntlett 19 years or over

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Karis Winyard kariswinyard@hotmail.co.uk Club member

Reasons for Nomination

A fantastic club that teaches great fitness and boxing. All the staff and really helpful and fab coaches. I love the womens class it never gets boring as they change it up from week to week. I feel like I have really worked out at the end of a class. I am so pleased I found out about this class as I prefer is so much more than any other gym or fitness class!
  1. Fun
  2. Encouraging
  3. Hardworking

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chris gauntlett 19 years or over

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karen rose xxkgxx@yahoo.com member

Reasons for Nomination

The Gauntlett gym is the best gym around. Since attending I have really felt my confidence improve in small and big groups of people. It is a fitness club and also a social club. The club is a great support for me and I think they are always changing and improving the way they teach and the equipment they have. They are interested in the members best interests.
  1. Fun
  2. Engaging
  3. Inspiring

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Chris Gauntlett 19 years or over

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Kerry Phillips kerryphillips1@mac.com Client

Reasons for Nomination

2. Chris is inspirational and fun. He coaches brilliantly and leaves you buzzing. I have started as a complete beginner to the sport and unfit, Chris makes you want to work hard and progress. I look forward to every class.
  1. Professional
  2. Fun
  3. Inspirational

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Ebbisham Sports Club 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Graham Leese grahamleese@yahoo.com Club member

Reasons for Nomination

1. The Club actively engages with local schools and authorities, making its facilities available for various children's tournaments throughout the year. The Club's tennis and squash coaches have worked with local schools to encourage participation in these sports. 2. In the last year the Club has improved junior recruitment efforts, by: (a) organising holiday-time Try-Sport Camps in December 2016 and April 2017 attracting numerous non-members to participate, some of whom subsequently becoming Junior Members; (b) from April to June attracting non-members juniors to Ebbisham as part of the Surrey Youth Games, supplying free sessions/coaches/facilities in badminton/squash/tennis/touchtennis, offering special deals to SYG training squad juniors to join as Members. 3. The Club is actively involved in assisting charities, donating over £1100 to its chosen charity in 2016 and has now chosen for 2017 the charity the Special Baby Care Unit at Epsom Hospital. Through its efforts to support the SYG event, the Club has assisted with the training of boccia participants and is considering future training in wheelchair tennis. 4. The Club has increased usage of social media with regular posts and advertising on the Club's Facebook page, its website ‘News’ page, What’s On In Epsom and The Best of Epsom & Ewell and Council Notice Boards to increase awareness and marketing of the Club. The Club has also Introduced new Pay & Play Drop-in Badminton and Tennis evening sessions for Beginners and Improvers on Monday and Tuesday evenings.
  1. Active
  2. Enthusiastic
  3. Friendly

Nominee Details

Gauntlett Boxing Gym 19 years or over

Nominator Details

sarah Hudspeth sazzy_5tar@hotmail.com User of the gym

Reasons for Nomination

The clubs women's classes have been a safe environment for me to learn the skills associated with boxing and improve my general fitness. I feel grateful that the single sex classes exist - had they not, I would not have taken up the sport. The benefit of the classes being on three times a week ensures that no matter what your working hours of child care commitments, you are able to attend one class a week which really encourages me too keep going. The coaches, Chris, Chole and Matty, are incredibly supportive of all of the women, no matter what their age, ethnic background or fitness ability. There friendly and encouraging nature ensures that they get the best out of each person every class, pushing each person to reach the next level. I have learnt so much and met so many lovely ladies due to gauntlet boxing club and would love for them to be club of the year
  1. inclusive
  2. encouraging
  3. fun

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EPSOM SPORTS CLUB 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Sarah White sarah.white@epsomsportsclub.co.uk Manage the sports club

Reasons for Nomination

Epsom Sports Club is one of the biggest multi-sport clubs in the Borough, with over 1500 members of all ages, abilities and sporting interests and a history that reaches back to the 19th Century. The club has a commitment to providing & developing sport in the local community and has recently become a charity to further support this aim. It has four main sections - Cricket, Croquet, Hockey and Tennis, but also hosts a range of other local sports clubs, schools and community organisations at its facilities at Woodcote Road (behind the hospital). The Club is outward looking, with the following examples of it's community work: The Tennis Section/Club operates a school-club link programme with St Martins school, whereby the pupils walk across to the club to use it's fantastic court facilities and get coaching from the team of qualified coaches. The Sports Club also provides free facilities for 3 primary schools cricket festivals each year, working with the County Sports Partnership (Active Surrey), Surrey Cricket Foundation and Glyn School to deliver well organised, high quality and fun introductions to competitive cricket activity. In a similar way the Hockey Section/Club and it's volunteers co-ordinate the Primary School's Annual Hockey Festival, which has grown in popularity over recent years from 5 teams from 2 schools in 2015 to 11 teams from 5 schools in 2017. The event is used by the Club to help develop it's young volunteers with a number of its junior members helping with the officiating and umpiring at the event. As well as supporting local schools, Epsom Sports Club also supports the Council's Surrey Youth Games entries for Junior Hockey and Girls Cricket, with ever expanding numbers of the Borough's young people trying out these sports for the first time and getting their chance to represent the Borough at the prestigious SYG Finals Weekend. Involvement with SYG has been invaluable for both Hockey & Cricket Sections in bringing new players to the Club to start their, hopefully, lifelong involvement in sport. The Sports Club has demonstrated great success in retaining young players in sport, particularly girls, with thriving numbers of teenage girls regularly training and competing at junior level (all the way up to U18's) and because of this supportive environment, then having the confidence to take the step into senior club teams. In the Hockey Section, not only are there large numbers of junior girls, but the Section is now able to compete at the highest levels of competition, with the U16's girls reaching the National Finals in 2015 and the U18's Girls reaching the Home Counties Finals in the last two years - testimony to the depth and breadth of girls hockey development at the Club. At the other end of the age spectrum, the Croquet Section is also growing in numbers - providing opportunities in both Golf and Association Croquet, with extra weekly sessions provided in 2017 to cope with the increased demand from club members and local U3A groups who also use the croquet facilities. On a more physically active note, the "Masters" level of representative sport (40+) is also catered for within the Sports Club, with Hockey and Cricket members selected for Regional, National and International honours in the current and recent years, with again the Hockey Section having winning Teams at National Finals in the last 2 years. Proving that the Sports Club truly does cater for all ages and abilities. To enable these continually increasing number and range of sporting activities to take place, the Club is fortunate to have the support of an army of volunteers (approx.: 90 across all four Sections), including coaches, parents, committee members, officials, who's commitment is tireless and invaluable. Without them, the Sports Club would not be the success that it is and the opportunities for the local community would cease to exist, so whilst they do not ask for any recognition for the work that they do, this Award would go a long way in highlighting the amazing contribution they and the Sports Club make to the local community.
  1. Welcoming
  2. Supportive
  3. Accommodating

Nominee Details

Sarah White 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Wendy Leveridge wleveridge@outlook.com Hockey coach for daughters

Reasons for Nomination

Amazing effort that is contributed by both Andy and Sarah White to Epsom Hockey Club. Helping to organise matches with various teams of different ages. Also social events and activities and also linked with business in the area such as Atkins. Coached the hockey team for the Surrey Youth Games. Put forward plan and for a new hockey club in Ewell which has received planning approval and is in the process of fundraising for the new clubhouse.
  1. Hard working
  2. Superb
  3. Amazing

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Ruth Steynberg 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Ruth Steynberg ruthsteynberg@gmail.com None

Reasons for Nomination

The passion shown by the club and club members during the selection process and the training of the team was incredibly supportive and inspiring. My daughter has been inspired to play squash socially and really enjoyed her engagement with the club.
  1. Welcoming
  2. Inclusive
  3. Successful

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Colin Parker 19 years or over

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Philip Kirk philipekirk@gmail.com My son is a member of the club

Reasons for Nomination

Mo-ichido is a very young club, which has been running for less than six years. It has grown from strength to strength in 2016/17 with a large increase of students, competitions and the addition of another dojo to accommodate student uptake. The positive ethos of the club has always been and always will be that anyone can train from four years of age to adult. Never has anyone gone by the way side because they could not afford to train, Sensei Colin has always stuck to his guns and made Karate at his club affordable for everyone, no matter the ability or background. All of this and so much more Sensei Colin does as a volunteer; he believes that money should be re-invested back into sports to give the children the best advantage he can. The club is run to a very high standard yet still gives those who struggle the personal attention they need. This has resulted in Mo-ichido’s profile in the Karate world gaining increased success and respect. Whatever the back ground or ability of the individual, the club really nurtures each individual in training sessions, in squad (squad training provided free of charge), at competitions (local, national and international) and social events, such as the Christmas bowling party where members of all ages and abilities (and their families) attended. The club actively encourages more experienced members to help train/coach the younger or less experienced student classes, even before some have reached their teenage years. This experience really helps develop the individual’s confidence and development of important life skills. The club has also actively supported a young man, Sensei Alfie who now works alongside Sensei Colin and helps with training and Squad. This year has been another busy year for Mo-ichido sport as Sensei Colin qualified as a European and World Referee, which meant many an hour sitting exams and refereeing all over Europe and the World. He has also been recognised as the Deputy Head referee for England (AMA) and this is a very significant addition to his many qualifications more so recently with karate being made an Olympic sport. He is then able to pass on this knowledge and experience to his club members through a friendly, professional coaching approach. This attention to detail, knowledge of karate and competitions and insight into getting the best from students he has coached and enabled the club to gain great team and personal achievements. In 2016, the club had two students gaining 3rd place in the World in three different categories. The club also runs a development squad to ensure the high standards of achievement continue to other members. This has inspired others to improve and push themselves and now a further three students are training at European level resulting in two European champions and an 8th place. In total the club has achieved students being selected for local, national and international competition, representing Club, National Association, and Country. Since September 2016 they have achieved in National and International competition: WORLD UNION OF KARATE FEDERATIONS (WUKF) EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS ROMANIA KUMITE GOLD EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS ROMANIA KUMITE BRONZE X 2 (OPENWEIGHT) EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS ROMANIA KATA GOLD EUROPEAN INTERNATIONAL ITALY BRONZE (INDIVIDUAL AND TEAM FIGHTING) AMATUER MARTIAL ARTS ASSOCIATION, (AMA) NATIONALS SHEFFIELD 3 GOLD KATA AND 3 GOLD IN KUMITE SOUTHERN CHAMPIONSHIPS 2 X GOLD KUMITE 1X GOLD KATA BRITISH OPEN GOLD KUMITE BRITISH OPEN GOLD KATA SOUTH EAST OPEN 2 X GOLD KUMITE 1 X SILVER KATA In addition there have been multiple GOLDS, SILVER AND BRONZES, gained at local competitions. Outstanding when you consider the squad has been running for less than three years. The Club Sensei’s opinion and knowledge during the joint training of national and international competitors from all over England at national training sessions is sought after and valued. His coaching skills extend to developing referees as well as Karate Ka. The community really benefit from Mo-ichido being in Ewell, Ashtead and running classes in Lovelace School, Chessington and the club regularly provide teams of all abilities (from beginners through to European champions) for displays at local schools, charity events and fetes. This is always free of charge and the club members and their families really enjoy showing their skills to the community. The innovation for the club is in the style and manner it is run, being completely inclusive to any one of any age, background or ability. One monthly fee allows a member to train at as many sessions as they can attend. Members are actively encouraged to train several times a week and support each other. It’s not just about karate, but also about the ethos of supporting each other through all of life’s challenges including members doing their school exams, or achieving in other aspects of their lives. It’s not just the karate students that join the club, but their families become part of the club too. I am really proud to be associated with Mo-ichido and we as a community are so lucky to have such an outstanding club with three dojos in our area.
  1. inspiring
  2. dedicated
  3. nurturing

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Christ Church United Football Club 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Revd Rosemary Donovan vicar@christchurchepsom.org.uk Vicar

Reasons for Nomination

Christ Church United is a truly wonderful club fully affiliated to FIFA and enabling boys and girls to develop soccer skills, teamwork and positive attitudes. It was established 25 years ago by the former Curate of Christ Church, Clive Potter and is celebrating its silver anniversary this season so it would be a fitting for them to win an award of long standing contribution to the youth of Epsom and Ewell. At the annual awards ceremony held in my church I am always encouraged and amazed by the passion and enthusiasm of both young and old to the beautiful game. Past members frequently become coaches and parents and supporters alike can see the positive contribution that membership of this club makes to the lives of youngsters from 5-18 years of age. I highly commend them for an award.
  1. Motivational
  2. Enthusiastic
  3. Fun

Epsom Golf Club Sports Team of the Year

Nominee Details

Chris Gauntlett 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Rudy Sanwell roo_s_91@hotmail.com Boxer

Reasons for Nomination

I have been at Gauntlett boxing club since it opened and think it has improved me as an athelete and inspired me to get back into my fitness. chris in particular has been a huge support to me. I injured my elbow(tennis elbow) and struggled to attend classes but he made things work for me and amended the classes to suit me as well as offering support outside of the gym. The club is a great support network and although I come here to train its a great social aspect and I think Chris and the other coaches do a great job to keep it friendly and non intimidating.
  1. Inspiring
  2. Funny
  3. Talented

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Epsom Embers mens veterans hockey team 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Mark Sydenham mark.sydenham@icr.ac.uk Captain of team

Reasons for Nomination

Epsom Embers hockey team was formed only 4 years ago to accommodate the older players of the club who still wanted to play competitive games against people of a similar age. The team entered the London League Vets division 2 playing against teams from the South-East of England. The team have improved each season finishing 8th, 4th, 2nd and finally won the league last season only losing 2 games in the process. They also completed the league and cup double, beating close rivals Reading HC 3-2 in the final. In addition the team also entered two national competitions at over 40 and over 50 years of age. Last season both teams won their respective cups and were looking to retain their titles this season. The over 40's team became the first team to retain their national title, beating teams from all over England but unfortunately the over 50's lost at the semi-final stage. The team has been so successful that a second vets team has been formed for next season.
  1. successful
  2. fun
  3. inclusive

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Epsom & Ewell Harriers senior athletics team 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Stuart Flack stuflack@virginmedia.com Coach

Reasons for Nomination

Epsom & Ewell Harriers senior athletics team have been consistently strong all summer. In Division 3SE of the Southern Athletics League (a mixed team competition), the team won their opening 4 matches by huge margins and were top of the league going into the final fixture in August. Unfortunately, with many athletes on holiday, the team had to settle for second place in the final fixture. This meant that they finished second in the division against 16 clubs from across the south east, and secured promotion to division 2 (the second tier of competition in the South of England). The club also competed well in the Rosenheim League comprising clubs from Surrey and South London. After the first 5 regional matches, the men's and women's teams qualified for the final in which they both finished in an excellent third position. In all competitions, the athletes have shown great team spirit and a willingness to do their best for the team and compete in less favoured events in order to maximise points.
  1. Spirit
  2. Determined
  3. Friendly

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Epsom & Ewell Women's Vet Team 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Diana Norman odnorman@yahoo.co.uk Team member

Reasons for Nomination

Epsom and Ewell Womens Vet team are the strongest in the Southern Countries area. They have won the SCVAC (Southern Counties Veterans Athletic Club) finals for the past eight years and hope to make it the 9th win this year. The team have progressed from previous years by consistently winning the four regional matches that lead up to the final to be held on the 3rd of Sept 2017. This has been enabled by the fabulous team management of Sue Boyman and the exceptional team cohesion of the ladies filling in gaps of the timetable, competing in events that they may never have attempted before to ensure a win for the team. The ladies are role-models for the younger generation as to 'age doesn't matter' & to keep doing the sport you love. Within this team we have several U.K., European and World age record holders.
  1. Committed
  2. Achievers
  3. Role-models

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Surrey Starlets Violet 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Emma Haggis emmahaggis@yahoo.co.uk Head Coach

Reasons for Nomination

The Surrey Starlets Violet Team are a senior Level 3 competitive team. Whilst being the lowest level of Senior Teams at the Starlets Programme, they are the most decorated team. The Violet Team are always the hardest working attending voluntary additional practises to ensure perfection at every competition and event. Their captain showed and instilled such fantastic sportsmanship in her team, that she was awarded the club athlete of the year! After a phenomenally successful season, the Violet Team were awarded Leve 3 National Champions for the 4th consecutive year at Nationals this July!
  1. Passionate
  2. Dedicated
  3. Inspiring

Epsom Gymnastics and Trampoline Club Sports Young Sports Personality of the Year

Nominee Details

Sofia Elizabeth Harding 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Isabella Harding isabella_harding@talktalk.net Mother

Reasons for Nomination

Over the last year Sofia has made significant improvements in sport, in particular in Karate, Hockey and athletics. She has increased her focus, attitude, attention span, power & speed. She has achieved a good standard in karate, is dedicated and even when things are difficult for her she works towards overcoming the issue. She trains hard and has proved her ability to compete at local, national, international, European and World competitions. Last year she was selected by the England Amateur Martial Arts Association National Squad coach to represent England in the European Championships as a direct result of her achieving 3rd in the World in 2016. This was a very difficult competition for Sofia as due to her age she went up to the next category where competition is very steep as this is the most popular age range for girls in Karate. Sofia did her club Mo-ichido proud and gained a very respectable 8th place in Europe. Apart from the Europeans Sofia has defended her title as National & International World Karate Union Championship in Sheffield (Ponds Forge) in 2017 and hopes to defend it again in 2018. Sofia has entered 14 local competitions and has always won gold. In addition to the above Sofia was picked to be the goal keeper of the A team for Hockey for her school Downsend. Downsend was entered into the IAPS Girls regional hockey competition where they gained a respectable 3rd place which placed them in the National finals where due to some skillful passes and calculated goal saves by Sofia Downsend came 6th overall in England. This last term at school Sofia was also asked to represent her school at the regional athletic championships and came 4th in the 200meters. Unfortunately she could not go through to the Nationals as she sustained a knee injury which she is just recovering from but this has not stopped her. Sofia is a true sportswomen who has set her heart on representing her country at the Olympics in Karate. So not only does Sofia hold a World, International, National position in Karate she has added to her skill set of sports this year by also gaining the title National Champion in Hockey at the age of 11 yrs and 4 mths.
  1. Determined
  2. Achiever
  3. Focused

Nominee Details

Sofia Harding 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Laura Mangan laura.mangan@gll.org work for GLL who support Sofia with funding

Reasons for Nomination

Over the last couple of years Sofia has made significant improvements to her karate, in particular she has increased her focus, attitude, attention span, power & speed.  She has achieved a good standard in kata, is dedicated and even when things are difficult for her she works towards overcoming the issue.  She trains hard and has proved her ability to compete at local, national, international and World competitions. Last year she was selected by the England Amateur Martial Arts Association National Squad coach to train with them for selection for entry (in her age category) into the World Championships in 2016 where she gained a bronze medal under 11 category ranking her 3rd in the World. She attended the National championships held in Sheffield in February and was selected for the European Championships in Romania where she came 8th. Sofia promotes a positive image for the club, association and karate per-say.  Her dedication to improvement is a positive example to the younger generation. The most important goal and aim in Karate for Sofia currently is that she would be in a position to stand for selection for the Olympics. Her coach fully supports Sofia in this path that she has chosen herself to travel along.
  1. Dedicated
  2. Strong
  3. Focused

Nominee Details

Callum Durrent 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Paul Taylor pkt1964@gmail.com Family friend

Reasons for Nomination

I have been tenpin bowling for over 45 years and I have never seen a bowler come along and take to the sport as easy and as confident as Callum. Callum has only been bowling for 3 years and this year Callum won the NAYBC National Single Championships for Intermediate Age Group. Beating over 70 competitors from across the UK and Channel Islands over 2 weekends in Dunstable. Since this win Callum has gone on to represent Surrey in several tournaments and bowling in an adult league, one of only a few junior bowlers good enough to do so., This is a remarkable achievement for someone who only took up the sport 3 years ago.
  1. Confident
  2. Keen
  3. respectful

Nominee Details

Ben Partridge 18 years or under

Nominator Details

David Franklin david.franklin2002@virgin.net Fellow Member of Epsom Golf Club / Member Junior Cttee..

Reasons for Nomination

Ben joined the Golf Club at the age of 6 and has progressed through the sport to the point where he now plays of a Handicap of 1.1. He has played at Regional and National level from the age of 11, and is an inspiration to his colleagues both at school and the Club. In the last 12 months he has been representing Surrey at Under 16 and 18 level and has competed in the English Schools Championship U16, held at Hawkeston Park, finishing 15th., and in the International McGregor Trophy U16, held at Burnham-on-Sea, finishing 35th.. He is the current Junior Captain and Junior Champion at Epsom Golf Club He has now been selected to play for England Schools against Scotland Schools at Royal Troon in September. He more than satisfies all the above criteria, is extremely popular amongst the young players and all the Members at Epsom. His impact on Junior golf is immense and his progress through to the England team is proof of this.
  1. Courteous
  2. Friendly
  3. Talented

Nominee Details

sara Annuar 18 years or under

Nominator Details

COLIN PARKER colin@moichido.co.uk Student

Reasons for Nomination

Sara Anuar has trained with us for 4 years.She recently showed an interest in competing with the Mo-ichido team. Since then her abilities have improved significantly and she has progressed rapidly. Her tenacious dedication to training has impacted on others as they see what she has achieved. This has influenced them to train harder and improve. She is an absolute ambassador for the club and karate in not only the way she trains and her competition manner but when dealing with others much older than her. She has slotted into the Mo-ichido team and made a huge positive difference to the dynamics. Her quiet can do demeanour and her dedication to getting it right has allowed her to rapidly move up the ratings, Winning local, regional and national recognition and medals. She has assisted in encouraging others to take up sport and this year has exceeded all expectations by winning gold in the European championships in Romania. At the European championships her category was amalgamated with a more senior age and grades group who had trained and competed for much longer than Sara. However she showed enormous grit and determination at 10 yrs old to step up and win. Her accolades include SEPT South east open championships Gold OCT BASK championships London Gold NOV Yamaguchi South end Gold DEC Portsmouth Gold FEB AMA National championships GOLD MAR AMA SOUTHERN CHAMPIONSHIPS GOLD APRIL EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS GOLD In addition there have been multiple GOLDS, SILVER AND BRONZES, gained at local competitions. Sara fully deserves the nomination as young sports personality of the year.
  1. determined
  2. focused
  3. commited

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Tegan Nickson 18 years or under

Nominator Details

COLIN PARKER colin@moichido.co.uk CHIEF INSTRUCTOR/ FOUNDER

Reasons for Nomination

Tegan Nickson has only been competing for a couple of years and has only been doing karate for 4 . She has made significant progress in this time. This year she has inspired others, helped out around the club, taught when I was injured, shown a positive example to others and encouraged them, she has been selected as team captain for local and national competitions and exceeded all expectations in her achievements, both at school and in karate. Mo-ichido Shotokan Karate team would not be what it is today without her influence, and she happily gives back to the club and students whenever she can, She trains hard and has a physically demanding regimen of classes and competition requirements but still manages to complete her homework and this year also took her GCSE exams, achieving great results in all aspects of sport and academics. This year in particular Tegan has shown great progress and this culminated in her winning WUKF EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS ROMANIA KUMITE GOLD -55kg making her the current European Champion for her age group. In addition she has also won EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS ROMANIA KUMITE OPEN WEIGHT BRONZE EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS ROMANIA KUMITE TEAM 2 x BRONZE EUROPEAN INTERNATIONAL ITALY KUMITE 2 x BRONZE (INDIVIDUAL AND TEAM ) NATIONALS SHEFFIELD KUMITE GOLD BRITISH OPEN GOLD KUMITE SOUTH EAST OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS KUMITE BRONZE This is a great achievement in just one discipline; however, she has also managed to train and compete in Kata (forms) a completely different discipline and has won NATIONALS SHEFFIELD GOLD KATA SOUTHERN CHAMPIONSHIPS GOLD KATA BRITISH OPEN GOLD KATA SOUTH EAST OPEN SILVER KATA EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS ROMANIA 6th place In addition there have been multiple GOLDS, SILVER AND BRONZES, gained at local competitions. A bright young star that has a great future. She is a modest, unassuming, ambassador for the club and Karate wherever she goes, Tegan fully deserves this award.
  1. DEDICATED
  2. CONSCIENTIOUS
  3. ACHIEVER

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Tyri Donovan 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Steffan Morgan morgan@blenheim.surrey.sch.uk Teacher

Reasons for Nomination

I would like to nominate Blenheim High School Year 13 student Tyri Donovan for the Young Sports Personality of the year award. Tyri has always been a promising athlete throughout his time at Blenheim, he has represented the school and central surrey numerous times and holds a lot of school records. However he has excelled himself this year, whilst also studying for his A levels. Prior to 2016 Tyri had always focussed on sprint distances in his athletics but a chance meeting with a hurdling coach (his current coach) on the Epsom track led him to try the 400m hurdles for the first time. By the end of the season he had run the 49th fastest time by a British national that year and was suitably hooked on the event. Tyri has gone from strength to strength this year in 400m hurdling which is why I wish to nominate him. Over the course of the 2016-2017 season Tyri has propelled himself forward in the event dropping a couple of seconds on his pb and now commands the 19th fastest time this year by a British national, rising 30 places in the power of 10 rankings in just over a year. During the summer of 2017, Tyri also won a bronze medal in the England under 20 Athletics championships despite only being 18 and competing against older individuals. He also was part of the Surrey Athletics squad that took part in the 2017 English Schools Athletics Championships. Whilst proudly wearing his Surrey vest, Tyri finished 3rd in the U19 400m Hurdles winning another bronze medal and lots of points for Surrey. His performances throughout the summer led Tyri to be selected to represent England South at the Welsh u20 outdoor international event in July, where he actually won the event. This great rise in the the rankings and brilliant performances are not alone why I'm nominating Tyri, but its also at what he has given back to Blenheim. A measure of this student is that within 24 hours of winning the Welsh event, and whilst his peers were off on holidays celebrating the end of their A levels, Tyri handed out medals at the the Blenheim High School Sports Day, inspiring the whole school with his achievements. So many of the Blenheim student population couldn't wait to have their photo taken with Tyri (donning his England Vest) or just be around him that a 1hr visit, turned into a 4 hour stay! He is a truly selfless individual, who has had a fantastic year in his sport, representing himself, Blenheim, Surrey and England, and being that he is so knew to his event, I believe we will be hearing his name in athletics for years to come.
  1. Humble
  2. Dedicated
  3. Giggly

Surrey County Playing Fields Association Young Volunteer of the Year

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James Peters 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Tom Scorgie scorgiet@glynschool.org Teacher

Reasons for Nomination

This year James has further built on his already exceptional volunteering credentials. Taking a lead role in coaching the Glyn 2nd XV (a team full of boys his own age and older) James has again demonstrated fantastic leadership skills and has always proven to be reliable and efficient in his sporting work. On top of this, James has assisted the U15s rugby side (a team James has previously lead to Surrey Cup victory as Head Coach). In this particular role James was on hand at training sessions on Mondays and at all Saturday and midweek fixtures- balancing this with Wednesday commitments of leading the 2nd XV was a task james performed excellently. If that wasn't enough, James has again ran the schools sport website updating it weekly with rugby fixtures and results. Aside from school rugby, midway through the term James was asked to take a lead on the schools social football team, venturing out of his rugby roots James assisted Mrs Mabbott in coaching the side on matchdays, again balancing this with the ongoing rugby fixtures. Now the school season had come to a close James decided he was up to the task of acting as Head Coach of the junior girls Surrey Youth Games Rugby team. This saw further Wednesday evening commitments and hearing about James' consistent voluntary work was a delight to everyone at Glyn. We are pleased that James has now completed his Level 1 coaching badge and I am looking forward to supporting him in his persuit of a Level 2 badge next term. Glyn has been extremely fortunate to have James' help over the past years and as he enters his final year of studies at Glyn this award is the least that he deserves.
  1. Hardworking
  2. Considerate
  3. Passionate

Nominee Details

Max Parris 18 years or under

Nominator Details

James Peters 11petersj@glynschool.org H.Coach

Reasons for Nomination

Max joined Sutton and Epsom as an Assistant Coach at the start of the season. Max initially joined as part of his Duke of Edinburgh award however Max has had such a positive impact on the club that he has continued to volunteer since completion of his award. Max is again helping out as the new season commences and his weekly support is truly valued by the other coaches at the club. Max brings a lot of confidence to his role which is vital in helping all the girls in the youth section improve week on week and his sense of youthfulness certainly provides a warming and enjoyable environment for everyone at the club. I am looking forward to supporting Max as he begins to gather his coaching qualifications and so nominating him for this award was the least I could do to thank him for his persistent assistance at the club
  1. Confident
  2. Integral
  3. Charasmatic

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EMMA PITT 18 years or under

Nominator Details

COLIN PARKER colin@moichido.co.uk CHIEF INSTRUCTOR/COACH

Reasons for Nomination

As coach and chief instructor of Mo-ichido martial arts I would like to nominate Emma Pitt, for recognition in this category, Emma (14yrs) has Aspergers Syndrome which is an Autism Spectrum disorder, this means she finds social interactions difficult and working in groups very challenging, this impacts on her confidence and persona, Despite this she volunteered to assist in teaching and improving the younger students, she has made herself available to assist Both in Ashstead and Epsom, during her time Emma demonstrated 100% commitment, she is always on time even after a busy day at school, sacrificing her time out with friends in order to assist the junior members. Even when classes were difficult Emma would have a smile on her face and always helped with a great deal of enthusiasm, the children warmed to her quickly and even though only young herself, managed them in a mature and respectful manner, her attention to detail and patience were factors in the tremendous impact she made within the club, engaging with the students (aged between 4-10yrs) at their level and developing their skills in preparation for grading’s by external assessors. Emma always created a safe and enjoyable environment whether working one to one with a child or in a larger group. Her desire to help the younger students improve and willingness to assist the chief instructor was particularly significant and had a huge positive impact during a sustained period of inactivity by the chief instructor due to an injury that required surgery. Even menial tasks such as cleaning, laying mats, picking up mats, paperwork etc are never too much and are completed with a smile. Emma maintains her own training 4 times a week to ensure she keeps up to speed with standards, knowledge, ability and fitness. I believe Emma’s ability to overcome her own difficulties and yet work so hard at improving others on a voluntary basis has had a positive impact on students, instructors and Emma Herself and is a fantastic Achievement that deserves recognition.
  1. enthusiastic
  2. committed
  3. supportive

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olivia lusted 18 years or under

Nominator Details

COLIN PARKER colin@moichido.co.uk student

Reasons for Nomination

As coach and Chief Instructor of Mo-ichido Martial Arts I wish to nominate Olivia Lusted She has been training with us since 2012 and is a fully committed member of the club, our ethos and standards we set. She started volunteering in September 2106, she came to me and suggested she could help out, as the club was growing and classes were getting bigger. Since then she has transformed the way we run classes, She adopted the new students and those who struggled to progress and has made a great connection with them, ensuring their personal development doesn’t get overlooked and allowing the other instructors to work on the more competent children, in doing so she has assisted in raising the standards of the whole club and now the organisation has started running a volunteers programme. Olivia is an enthusiastic volunteer, she has always been on time or early and with a smile on her face she has shown important organisational skills whilst preparing students for grading. Her Team work and ability is obvious when she helps out other volunteers ensuring they meet the same standards of requirement. Even though only young herself, She has managed students respectfully and in a mature way, engaging with the students (aged between 4-12yrs) at their level and developing their skills in preparation for grading’s by external assessors, meeting the requirements but ensuring the students enjoyed it, whether working one to one with a child or in a larger group. Her desire to help the younger students improve and willingness to assist the chief instructor was particularly significant and had a huge positive impact during a sustained period of inactivity by the chief instructor due to an injury that required surgery. Even menial tasks such as cleaning, laying mats, picking up mats, paperwork etc are never too much and are completed with a smile. Throughout this period she has also maintained her own training 4 times a week to ensure she keeps up to speed with standards, knowledge, ability and fitness. I believe is a fantastic Achievement that deserves recognition.
  1. Enthusiastic
  2. commited
  3. reliable

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Marcus Levett 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Diana Norman odnorman@yahoo.co.uk Mentoring Coach

Reasons for Nomination

Marcus is a devoted and enthusiastic team member of Epsom and Ewell Harriers. He trains in my coaching group of U17's and above. Since last year he pro-actively started helping explain and demonstrating specific drills and exercises to those individuals that needed help or if I was held up for any reason. This then progressed to Marcus taking the group under my supervision, from just warm-up drills to specific technical disciplines i.e. 400m hurdles in which members of the group have attained personal bests in those disciplines this year. Marcus took on this assistant coach role whilst still training and even when he unfortunately ruptured his ACL in football training, he still made sure he attended the sessions even with the help of his crutches!! Marcus is full of joyful enthusiasm and dedication even after injuring himself, taking his A levels and after the loss of his father just before his 18th birthday this April. He is a valued member of the coaching team and club, and fully deserves the Young Volunteer of the Year award.
  1. Dedicated
  2. Enthusiastic
  3. Reliable

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Hannah Palmer 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Laura Davison emeraldselite@outlook.com Coach

Reasons for Nomination

Hannah has been described as being a very good role model for the netball players who took part in the Surrey Youth Games this year. Hannah herself knows all about the Games, having taken part in previous years. Hannah supported the netball Team Manager in each training session by leading group warm-ups and demonstrating various drills that the players needed to complete. Hannah also supported the borough’s Leisure Developments Team at the finals weekend by helping Derby the Mascot find his way around all of the sports at the Surrey Sports Park! If I had to describe Hannah in 3 words they would be: 1 - Disciplined - Hannah always has a busy schedule with school, tutoring (to help her improve her academics), her own sports commitments and coaching, however she never lets herself or anyone else down. 2 - Confident - She believes in herself and this comes out during her coaching sessions. This quality is a key part in her role model behaviour! 3 - Talented - Hannah has a fantastic sporting ability. Netball is her main sport although she has experience with athletics and hockey too! Her knowledge about netball gives others an opportunity to grow and she doesn't hold back in sharing her understanding.
  1. Disciplined
  2. Confident
  3. Talented

The Rotary Club Outstanding Service to Sport

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Andy Baker 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Colin Shermer colind.shermer@ntlworld.com friend

Reasons for Nomination

Andy has been involved with tennis at the park for many years now and has devoted an incredible amount of his own spare time. The sessions cater for all people in the community from young children to adults. He has had upwards of 20 people attending sessions.Quite a few of the attendees have progressed to join us at Ebbisham Sports Club as well to continue their passion for tennis and keep sport going in the local community. Andy is not only there on Saturday afternoons come rain or shine but spends a lot of time organizing so that the full afternoon runs smoothly. Andy always has that friendly outlook that welcomes new participants so everybody enjoys themselves.
  1. committed
  2. enthusaistic
  3. friendly

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David Franklin 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Roger Wildig rwildig@yahoo.co.uk Fellow club member

Reasons for Nomination

David has a background in Sports Administration having been Chief Executive of the Club Cricket Conference. Outside of work he had always been a keen supporter of sport for young people, coaching and managing Junior Cricket & Football, Umpiring & Refereeing, managing Junior Sports Tours and doing all things necessary to make junior sports both appealing & successful. He decided to get involved with Junior Golf at Epsom Golf Club in 2002. It meant persuading members of the Club and the Professional to support the junior effort and to give the extra required. At that time junior membership was small and limited mainly to members families. After a couple of years the number of Juniors dramatically increased into a vibrant Junior section & a transformed attitude towards younger golfers. This was achieved through David’s single minded determination to get children playing the game. David discovered two initiatives launched by the Golf Foundation, a Charity created with the aim of getting more people to play the game and with a strong emphasis on children. This provided the tools for him & his growing team to realise his ambitions. Firstly he took the concept of the Golf Foundation Junior Golf Passport Scheme to the Club’s Professional, persuaded him to adopt the scheme and the Club started structured junior coaching for the first time in its 100 year history. Secondly David discovered Tri Golf, a new way to attract local children into golf, using plastic clubs & soft balls. This facilitated David introducing golf into schools in 2003.Since then over 4000 children aged 5 to 11, from eleven local schools have experienced golf. This was followed up by David’s idea to hold an annual Golf Festival at Epsom Golf Club for local schools, which began in 2003 & continues annually under the auspices of the North East Surrey Schools Games Organiser. All David’s efforts in the schools & at the Festivals are done voluntarily & the outreach programme continues to grow. At the advanced age of 80 David still takes more sessions than anyone else. David has throughout the years ensured a welcoming and secure environment for young golfers. He was instrumental in ensuring all those involved in Junior golf completed their CRB, now DBS, the national certificate trusting persons to assist looking after children & also the necessary safeguarding & protecting Children training. He cajoled Members to sponsor events and even managed to obtain a levy on members subscriptions for the Juniors. Since 2003 no less than five Epsom Juniors have gone on to become Golf Professionals & our current Junior Captain has recently been selected to play for England against Scotland at Troon. Each year the Club welcomes Junior Golfers aged under 18, to play in the Epsom Junior Open - a Daily Telegraph qualifying event. The winner is awarded the Franklin Trophy, which was donated in 2006 by the Club in his name in recognition of his unstinting efforts & determination, as well as creating & running the event, which he is currently doing this year. David was awarded the Golf Foundation Gallacher Volunteer Award in 2005 for his services & the Club were awarded the Golf Mark in 2004 & Club Mark in 2006 due to his efforts. In May this year he received the national Sir Henry Cotton Award, presented to an Individual who has demonstrated meritorious service to Junior golf for a sustained period. For many years David has organised regular Roll-Up style games for Junior Golfers & can still be seen on the Course accompanying them round for 6,9 or 18 holes, continuing to ensure young Golfers get their chance.

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Mrs. Sarah White 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Mr. Leslie Simpson leslieaudrey@clara.co.uk Friend

Reasons for Nomination

Sarah White, an excellent Hockey Player, has worked exceedingly tirelessly for several years as Club Manager of the Epsom Sports Club which has progressed enormously and continues to flourish.
  1. Helpful
  2. dedicated
  3. selfless

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Alan & Jackie Cunningham 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Lorna Rew admin@ebbisham.com Club Administration for Badminton

Reasons for Nomination

1. Reason 1 - Contributed Significantly to sport over a minimum of 5 years Alan & Jackie Cunningham’s sporting career has spanned some 50+ years and began playing in 1959, but coaching in 1958 and 1974 respectively. Together they have gone over and above the call of duty and committed themselves totally to Badminton and to the development of players over a wide age span. The background includes:- • Qualifying in various areas covering Sports Psychology, County Coaching, NCF Assessor for NVQ’s, • Formed and coached Surrey Under 12’s squad, coached and managed Under 15’s and under 17’s Squad(s) • Qualified as a NFC Internal Verifier and is one of only a small number in the country. • Formed and coached Ebbisham Advanced Juniors with many juniors and subsequently senior county and national players • Tutor/Assessor of Badminton Association of England • Has coached juniors extensively over this period of time on a voluntary basis • Based in Epsom & Ewell and provides 1 to 1 and group coaching • Has provided Junior National Championship Coaching to Chris Langridge (3 medals at 2014 Commonwealth Games, Rio Olympics Bronze Medalist Doubles) & Michael Scholes, amongst others. 2. Reason 2 - Demonstrated Continued Enthusiasm and Devoted Time and Resources to Enable Others to Take Park (etc) Together, Alan& Jackie have coached the Surrey Youth Games and coaches 3 squads of under 12’s, under 14’s, under 16’s and under 18’s By attending weekend matches (2 teams for each squad) and evening coaching means they have very little time away from Badminton but the incentive for this amazing couple is seeing the youngsters follow their dreams and achieve their potential Their aim is to try to develop the players by looking after and nurturing them since this forms parts of the overall process, as well as education. This means attending their matches as they believe this is the way you get to know what they actually need as players and it also enhances the rapport between coach and player which they believe is a key component. Their role also includes acting as an educator to parents on how much the child should be playing. In coaching, they believe by increasing the participation by encouraging their players and ensuring a welcoming environment to attend means players will keep attending. They always have full capacity in their groups and it’s very seldom players do not turn up for training. This is the same with Squads – very rarely does anyone miss a session. By working as a team, Alan & Jackie bring their complimentary skills to the table; Alan leads coaching with the older players, whilst Jackie is very good with the younger players – a workable and successful mix, underpinned by the most important element in any coach-player relationship = Trust. 3. Reason 3 - Increased Participation and Enjoyment of Sporting and Made a Positive Impact in Their Local Community Before I include direct quotes obtained from a variety of the Badminton Sporting fraternity, I'd just like to say that it seems fitting to mention under both Alan & Jackie’s instruction both the Surrey U16s and U14s squads should win the Shires tournament and that the U12s squad (playing for the first time in this national tournament) should emerge as runners-up. In Ebbisham Sports Club mind, and also a thought shared by many many others in the sporting world, Alan and Jackie can truly be described as the Rolls Royce of badminton coaches and here at Ebbisham Sports Club in Epsom, we are delighted to be able to nominate such fantastic people for this marvellous award of Outstanding Service to Sport. Over an incredibly long career, Alan & Jackie have worked with many people (players and fellow coaches) and here follows a few quotes:- Wendy Taylor, ex Head Coach at Ebbisham Sports Club says:- “Alan and Jackie are Surrey Badminton - their commitment and enthusiasm ensure that all players they coach enjoy and achieve and continue to play long after they've worked with them” Steven Jacobs, Junior & Performance Centre Coach, says:- “Alan & Jackie have been an amazing inspiration to young Badminton players helping nurture them into better badminton players and fine young adults. They have both given countless hours of their time to others and the sport and as a fellow coach I admire what they have achieved” Steve Watkins, Badminton Chairman at Ebbisam Sports Club, says:- "Alan and Jackie are an inspiration. Without their passion, badminton in Epsom and the whole of Surrey would not be the same. The fact that after 50+ years of coaching they are still regarded as top coaches is a testament to not only their skill but their commitment to inspiring the younger generations into the sport. They are irriplacable" Chris Langridge, Rio Olympics Bronze Medalist “I know for certainty I would never have found the sport of badminton without the Cunninghams; this in turn would have changed Olympic history. They have both done so much for the sport in Surrey and the sport in England. I am very thankful to have had the honour of being coached by both of them when I was younger. Many other players who did not reach my level still found love for the sport; they would not have found this enjoyment and passion without the guidance of the Cunninghams” Ron Snow, President of Surrey Badminton Association, says:- “After many years of service and involvement with Surrey Junior Badminton Alan and Jackie Cunningham have decided to take a step back with Alan retiring but Jackie will still be involved with the Under 12 squad. Apart from the regular coaching sessions, they have been responsible for arranging travel and overnight stays at various venues for inter-county competitions around the country. In 2003 they each received the English Badminton Award for longstanding service to badminton in England” Graham Leese, says:- “Respected and revered at both the Surrey County and National level, Alan and Jackie Cunningham’s contribution to badminton, working tirelessly as a professional coaching duo over more than four decades, has been truly outstanding, not only in the promotion of the sport itself but by inspiring and developing the skills of numerous youngsters, in the process reaping an impressive array of tournament success”
  1. Inspirational
  2. Developmental
  3. Committed

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Colin Parker 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Isabella Harding isabella_harding@talktalk.net Parent of Mo-ichido

Reasons for Nomination

Colin Parker has always been involved in Karate since he was knee high to a grass hopper. Karate is in his blood and always will be. Colin’s Karate life started at the age of 10, following him while he served in the armed forces and into his civilian life where he became a Sensei of his own club Mo-ichido in 2011. Colin achieved his black belt in 1997 and then carried on his personal development and achieved his 2nd Dan in 2000 and 3rd Dan in 2014. The last 6 years have been the most significant to Colin’s karate life as he has been able to open his own karate club (Mo-ichido) which is the most important aim in any Sensei’s life. To own your own club and train your own students to National, International, European and World level which Colin has achieved in this very short space of time is all a credit to his dedication to Karate. Life at Mo-ichido has changed over the last six years. Colin started his little club with a few students on the longmead estate and rapidly had to find new premises as the club grow from 20 permanent students to over 100 students in 3 different dojos today. The continual enthusiasm and devoted time Colin has ploughed into Mo-ichido has reaped tenfold. In 2016 Colin training 2 students to World level resulting in both of them gaining 3rd place in the World in 3 different categories. He then started running a development squad at his own club Mo-ichido to ensure the high standards of achievement continued, resulting in a further 3 students training to European level resulting in 2 European champions and an 8th place in Europe. In total, the club and Colin as the Sensei has achieved students being selected for local, national, and international competition, representing Club, National Association, and Country. Since Sept 2016 Colin’s students have achieved National and International competition medals (in their own and in open categories and at times in more senior age/weight groups). EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS ROMANIA KUMITE GOLD EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS ROMANIA KUMITE BRONZE X 2 (OPENWEIGHT) EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS ROMANIA KATA GOLD EUROPEAN INTERNATIONAL ITALY BRONZE NATIONALS SHEFFIELD 3 GOLD KATA AND 3 GOLD IN KUMITE BRITISH OPEN GOLD KUMITE BRITISH OPEN GOLD KATA In addition, there have been multiple GOLDS, SILVER AND BRONZES gained at local competitions. In 2018 Colin aim is to get 5 Mo-ichido students representing ENGLAND in the World Championships in Dundee, 4 in Kata and 3 in Kumite. His opinion and knowledge during the joint training of national and international competitors from all over England at national training sessions is sought after and valued. His coaching skills also extend to developing referees as well as students in Karate. In 2017 Colin’s high profile as a coach and Referee gained him an invitation to the World Police and Fire Games in Los Angeles, this being the 3rd biggest sports competition in the world with 10,000 people taking part, where he was asked to open the Karate section as central referee and the competitor he went with gained a gold and silver medal In this climate, there are very few coaches who dedicate as much time, money and effort into a club as Colin does, (27 hours a week teaching plus administration) and this can be seen from his students in Mo-ichido. For a “little” Karate club in Epsom to be producing European champions and students ranking 3rd in the World is a credit to the hard work and dedication that Colin puts into coaching on a daily basis. Colin’s dedication, enthusiasm and energy has to be acknowledge and celebrated and the parents at Mo-ichido hope this will be achieved through this entry.
  1. Dedicated
  2. Enthusiastic
  3. Passionate

Nominee Details

Colin Parker 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Stephanie Parker affinity51@gmail.com Wife

Reasons for Nomination

I would like to nominate Colin Parker for The Rotary Outstanding Service to sport award in recognition for his commitement, dedication, outstanding leadership, tireless efforts and contributions he gives to Moichido karate club and his students in order to achieve their sport goals,and ensure that their physical and psychological needs are met on an individual basis. He started Moichido 6 years ago, with 5 students and now has well over 100 ! He runs, teaches, manages and organises Moichido on his own, which is a not for profit club. Parents play an active part within the club, which has always been encourged. His vision had always been to create an affordable sociable sports club that promotes a community spirit amongst the members and their families. Colin promotes his sport and and style of karate in a passionate and dedicated manner. He is consistent, compassionate, tough, fair, hardworking, honest, encouraging and ethical. Colin is a 3rd Dan in shotokan karate and started attending karate classes at 9 years old with his Dad. He has competed at National and International level and is also a World level karate referee, attending European and International competitions. Some of Colins students were selected to respresent the England National Karate Squad- a huge achievement and testament to his teaching skills especially being the sole instructor. He sacrifices most of his spare time, sometimes to the detriment of his home life, to teaching, training and assisting children in competitions and/ or referring at home and abroad. It is staggering to think that the efforts of one person, one particular person, can truly make a difference to so many peoples hopes and dreams and that has had such a positive impact within the local community.
  1. Passionate
  2. Dedicated
  3. Outstanding

Nominee Details

Colin Parker 19 years or over

Nominator Details

ceri passmore ceri@dacapo.co my children's Sensei

Reasons for Nomination

The degree of dedication that I have seen from Sensei Colin since my son and daughter have been training at Mo-ichido over the last 2 years is aspirational. He truly lives and breathes this sport, and it's inspiring to see how he captures the attention of his students, encourages them to become part of it, be enjoy ing themselves while working really hard to achieve their goals in the dojo. I have also seen how this motivation and determination they learn there resonates in their daily lives outside of the dojo too. I have witnessed Colin build the club over the last year from a fairly small group to the 100 pupils that it is now, across 3 sites. As the outstanding reputation spreads, it’s exciting and clear to see how much potential the club has to continue growing. With Colin’s outstanding personal achievements and knowledge of the sport, paired with his complimentary teaching skills, he always promotes a positive, supportive; anything is possible atmosphere in the club. You can see the students thrive and there is a good balance of seriousness and fun that engages the kids. It is not always easy and they learn a lot from the challenges the sport throws at them. To add to the accomplishments, as if that wasn’t enough, it is also now home to 2 European gold champions, who also hold national and international titles, as well as several national champions. To have achieved so much in this fairly short period of time is testament to Colin’s pure passion, and undeniable commitment to the sport and his students. He works 24 / 7, sacrifices and works most of his weekends to spend time at the dojo, and at competitions to ensure the students achieve these goals. I have to also add that unlike so many other clubs that I have come across where at the end of the day money and class fees seem to become the main focus, Colin in fact offers the opposite, where all students can train as many times a week for the same monthly fee, it is extremely generous and appreciated by all members. With the rise of mental health issues especially in the younger generation, along with the research that has proven the strong links between physical and mental health problems, I feel it's even more important to support the people who dedicate their lives as Colin does to running clubs like this. He is providing the platform open to the whole community to experience and learn how they can build their fitness levels, that will make them strong, confident, positive people with focus and emotional well-being. It has always been very important to me to try to instill in my children the importance of a healthy lifestyle by eating well and taking part in a regular physical activity. Having had a positive experience of this growing up I know for a fact that if you succeed in finding this activity that makes you feel good about your self it becomes an essential part of you, and stays with you for life. These are the experiences Colin provides for the students and wider community that get involved with the club, and what he is offering is invaluable. Colin's services to the sport are undeniably outstanding, a person with this amount of generosity, drive and determination to educate and help others to the extent he does, deserves recognition in this entry and more.
  1. dedicated
  2. passionate
  3. inspiring

Farnham Sports Awards 2017

Active Surrey Coach of the Year

Nominee Details

Gary Hales 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Stuart Clarke stuartjohnclarke@hotmail.com my son & daughter are coached squash by Gary

Reasons for Nomination

1. Made a positive impact by increasing and/or inspiring and encouraging others to improve in their sport My son & daughter started squash 3 years ago through a series of free lessons provided by Surrey Youth Games and coached by Gary Hales. Gary enthused them in the sport from day 1 and has kept them interested and developed their talent considerably over this period. Gary has a professional approach that teaches the children the technical skills, sportsmanship and teaming through his fun game based drill, regular mini-tournaments (with trophies) and entry as a team into Surrey Youth Games. The children have made a number of friends through their weekly squash lessons and are always keen to attend. Their improvement in the game through Gary's coaching was evident through their best performance to date as a team in the Surrey Youth Games.
  1. engaging
  2. professional
  3. committed

Disability Sports Award

Nominee Details

Emma Stephen 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Janet Stephen janetstephenbcs@gmail.com Grandmother

Reasons for Nomination

Emma joined the new Farnham Boccia club soon after it began. She had only played once before for Waverley and the Abbey school at Surrey Youth Games. She has always lacked confidencd when it came to sport and many other aspects of life. She has ADHD and ASD. playing boccia has helped her confidence. Her skills have developed considerably and she has gained in confidence talking to other members of the club. The club is opened to all ages and disabilities. Many of the regulars are considerably older than Emma and she talks to them all. She has been very encouraging of others and has shown a lot of good sportsmanship She listens to the coach's advice and tries really hard. She has a good sense of direction now and is learning more tactics. She is very keen to go and is it's a Sunday evening it's not always easy but she is very committed.
  1. Determined
  2. Generous
  3. Sporting

Nominee Details

Kate Seal 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Trevor Seal trevor.k.seal@gmail.com Father

Reasons for Nomination

1) Kate has only been playing Boccia for about 3 years now. She has entered three Surrey Youth Games and has come away with a Silver, Bronze and this year she won the Gold medal. She entered the Heathcoat Cup competition last year and came in third, just missing out on a place in the Heathcoat National final. Kate will be entering this years Heathcoat Cup and is planning on getting to the Heathcoat National final and try and get a medal. In the past Kate has entered a couple of open 'Friendly' Leagues run by the Reigate YMCA, where she was playing with and against older and more experienced players. And her team won gold there as well. Each time Kate has entered one of the competitions she has done so with different team mates every time. Some with learning difficulties like Kate, others with more mental difficulties and some disabled players. Getting more and more people to play the game. 2) Kate's main boccia club, which Kate is one of the founding members of, is The Farnham Boccia Club. She also played in the Surrey Youth Games and plays in two other boccia clubs, one in Ash, and another in Alton. All of these clubs, and events present a different challenge to Kate. The Surrey Youth Games brings along people Kate has never meet before. The Ash club is for young people with a varied amount of mental difficulties. The Alton club is based in the Treloars school, this club has a lot of severely physically disabled people. And, The Farnham club is open to all, young and old, disabled or not. Through her Boccia Kate has come out off her shell more, and can lead a boccia team of all types of players. This is one thing Kate loves to do and is very happy doing. It helps her with her confidence and self esteem. And she helps those that play with her, with her experience and skill in the game. 3) Kate suffers from a few personal challenges. for example she has mild autism, Cerises which covers her skin, And a condition called Pseudopseudohypoparathyroidism, this affects her size and gives her learning difficulties. With all this things Kate is a very shy and self conscious young lady. Which has held her back educationally and socially. But through her Boccia Kate has over come a lot. She is more confident when she meets people around the game of Boccia. As they are playing and talking about something she knows and loves. And this is slowly spilling out into the rest of her life. Which to me as a father is better than all the medals and trophies she keeps winning (But to Kate). 4) As Kate likes Boccia so much and she is good at it others at the clubs look to her for help and guidance. An example of Kate being a model/mentor, was this years Surrey Youth Games. As there were not too many players training for the boccia. The junior team and senior teams trained at the same time. The two young boys in the junior team looked up to Kate. And they would always want to play against her. So that they could watch how she played and to challenge themselves to get better so that they could beat her. The boys came second in the Surrey Youth Games junior Boccia. And they have already asked if they can be in next years competition, and want Kate to help them. We are hoping to improve Kate's confidence, so that she can help staff next year's Surrey Youth Games as she is now too old to play in it.
  1. Committed
  2. Enthusiastic
  3. Helpful

Nominee Details

Sarah Hewes 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Jenny Taylor jenny@bellamanda.co.uk Club Secretary

Reasons for Nomination

Sarah Hewes joined Farnham Swimability in February 2017 and has been a regular swimmer since. Sarah was born on 9th August 1986 and lives in Alton. Sarah took up swimming a couple of months after having their little boy, Ori. Having a rare type of muscular dystrophy, pregnancy and labour were not straight forward and her mobility took a real knock. Having had hydrotherapy treatment many years ago, Sarah knew swimming was a gentle way to regain her fitness and rebuild her muscles. Sarah, typically being self-competitive 'gentle' exercise went out of the window and she began to push herself, adding two lengths each week. Her first couple of weeks she could only manage 6 lengths, now she's up to 28! Swimming has helped her regain most of her fitness and helping counteract the physical toll that looking after a cheeky baby brings! Sarah deserves recognition for her dedication and motivation.
  1. Determined
  2. Charming
  3. Motivated

Nominee Details

Brian Fuller 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Ivor Barrett ivorbarrett@msn.com Acting Chair - Frensham Pond Sailability

Reasons for Nomination

Brian Fuller joined the Sailability section of Frensham Pond Sailing Club relatively recently, in 2015, needing, as he describes it, a more physical activity than his well known and loved radio controlled flying hobby. Since then he has demonstrated a commitment to the sport of disabled sailing which has been an inspiration of other sailors, and has resulted in him progressing faster and further than either he or Frensham Pond Sailability might have expected, Brian spent 2015 learning how to sail the boats of Sailability. But he quickly requested that he be able to join the Racing Section, and learn how to race. This was accomplished in 2016 and such was Brian’s progress that at the start of the 2017 season he requested that he be able to join the advanced section, with the opportunity to take part in local racing, regional events, and RYA sponsored multiclass meetings. This has been an astonishing rate of progress, and Brian now competes at the top level of Frensham Pond Sailability racing, scoring consistent placings which auger well for the his future activities. Brian’s progress has been an inspiration to other sailors starting their sailing careers, and he is always willing to share the lessons he has learned in the two years he has been in the sport, with the result that other sailors have progressed faster than they might have managed by themselves. Sail racing requires not just the ability to sail the boats consistently well, and fast, but also a strong grasp of the sometimes confusing rules which apply to the sport. One skill without the other renders the sailor at a disadvantage when pitched against visiting sailors who may have different interpretations of what happens in certain situations. Brian has made a strong start in his understanding of the intricacies of the rules, and is a fast learner in this regard as well as being willing to help other beginners in their learning of the rules of the sport. This is important, and newer, younger, sailors are often more willing to accept suggestions and advice from someone as disabled as they are, and who they can look up to as someone they have seen develop. Brian is always willing to undertake this advice and guidance. We strongly suggest that Brian’s superb progress, his willingness to advise, and his cheerful involvement, be recognised. (Photographs sent by email 30/08/2017)
  1. Commitment
  2. Inspiring
  3. Cheerful

Junior Team of the Year

Nominee Details

Rowledge CC u10 / u12 cricket section. 18 years or under

Nominator Details

peter brinsden pbrinsden@hotmail.com none

Reasons for Nomination

This is the first year these girls have played league cricket. The girls section played cricket at u10 and u12 cricket in the North Hampshire Cricket League. They have played consistently well in all matches with everyone contributing to the teams success. Their success rate is played 15 matches won 9. This is an excellent achievement since they been playing well established teams with much more experience than themselves. Parent volunteers have played a crucial part in their success both in coaching and organising the team. They play with a sense of delight, fun and there is great comradeship amongst the team and towards the opposition. They have made great progress from barely being able to hit a ball 12 months ago to learning the techniques of batting. bowling, fielding and throwing. They listen to their coaches and attend extra coaching sessions to develop their skills.
  1. Committed
  2. Resilient
  3. Enjoyment.

Nominee Details

Farnham Fireballs U16 team 18 years or under

Nominator Details

peter goodman info@fufc.net coach

Reasons for Nomination

The Farnham Fireballs U16 floorball hockey team remained unbeaten throughout the league season, even winning one match 35-1 but despite this success there was no showboating, boasting or OTT goal celebrations to humiliate the other teams. Their success came after years of being beaten, demonstrating a quiet determination to succeed, with some players volunteering for 4 training sessions per week to ‘raise their game’ this season. They won the TCL league and then went on to win the U16 National Cup beating a physically larger Scots team from Hawick in the final. To avoid a white wash of the league next season some players have agreed to leave the Farnham team to start up a new club in Basingstoke, again demonstrating a genuine respect for other teams in the league.
  1. skillful
  2. determined
  3. respectful

Nominee Details

Stellar Gymnastics Regional Grades Team 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Hannah Fox hannahfoxcoach@outlook.com Coach

Reasons for Nomination

It is easy to walk a path well-trodden by those from your club that have gone before you. It is much, much harder to forge a pathway into something new. You are the first, you are the trailblazers. The Regional Grades girls from Stellar Gymnastics this past year did just that. Taking their Regional Level Grades in the British Gymnastics National Development Pathway meant undertaking new challenges and rising to them. It is important to note this whole journey is made significantly easier when you are surrounded by an amazing, supportive team. This team consists of Sophie Brewer, Riva Owen, Sophie Raine, Tilly Smith, Marissa Newell, Josie Craddock and Immy Gibson and I am incredibly proud of every single one of them. The support the girls have given each other throughout this process has been incredible to witness. They have grown from fellow gymnasts, to team mates, to great friends willing each other to perform their very best at every event. Your training can prepare you, your coach can give you the advice and the feedback but all this only really comes together when you have team mates standing with you. The journey started in January this year at the first preparatory competition in Alton. With the real thing 2 months away I was not expecting big results but the girls proved me wrong; something they love to do! At Grade 3 Riva Owen took 5th place and Sophie Raine took 4th. In Grade 4 Immy Gibson achieved a gold medal and a silver medal. A sign of things to come! Fast forward a month and with lots of hard work in the bag we headed off to Royal Tunbridge Wells for our second preparatory competition and the last test before the real thing. Again, the girls stepped up to the challenge and brought home some promising accolades: Marissa Newell 4th on Floor, 2nd on Vault and 2nd in Range & Conditioning Immy Gibson 1st on Floor, 2nd on Beam, 3rd in Range and Conditioning and 3rd overall. These two, alongside Tilly and Josie then took home the gold in the Grade 4 team competition. At grade 3 Riva was 2nd in Range and Conditioning, 2nd on Beam and took home the Artistry Award for that apparatus proving that she is The Beam Queen. Sophie Brewer earnt herself the gold at Level 1. All this was such a great boost for the girls ahead of taking their real Grades at the Guildford Spectrum in March. The event at the Guildford Spectrum saw clubs from across the South East Region with gymnast numbers in each round reaching into the 60s. Stellar Gymnastics is one of the very few clubs in the region that do not have a purpose-built gymnasium which makes the girls achievements even more astounding, if nothing else it shows their unwavering determination and commitment to the club. Grades competitions are so huge we don’t go for rostrum finishes, we go to pass the grade. However, the girls proved me wrong again. Sophie B completed her grades journey by receiving a Commendation at Grade 1 and finishing 5th. Immy Gibson had a great competition receiving a distinction at Grade 4 and finishing in 4th place. Job well done ladies. The journey doesn’t end there though, this team is always pushing for more polished performances, new skills and higher results in competitions. They are a huge inspiration to the younger girls and boys in the club, some of whom won’t start their own grades journeys until 2020 but their journeys will be made far easier due to the support and guidance of the 2017 The Regional Grades Girls. I feel very lucky to be their coach. Hannah Fox Head of Stellar Gymnastics
  1. Powerful
  2. Determined
  3. Supportive

Nominee Details

Farnham Swimming Club Junior Open Water Team 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Chris Lee chris.lee@staxgroup.com Club President

Reasons for Nomination

The Junior Open Water Team trained hard in the pool throughout the winter months under the guidance of ex Team GB Olympic swimmer Martin Edwards and GB Triathlon coach Martin Allen. When the lake temperature eventually rose the Team trained well in the Open Water. The Team focussed on 4 events throughout the summer Open Water season and had great successes at Regional, National and European levels as noted below. On 8th July at Westhampnett near Chichester the Team competed in the Regional Open Water Competition and achieved fantastic results as one of the top Regional teams and as the top team in Surrey, as follows: 3K Women - Alice Davis 3rd in the 15yr old regional category, 1st in Surrey and qualified as a National swimmer. 3K Men - Elliot Morpuss 3rd in the 15yr old regional category, 1st in Surrey and qualified as a National swimmer. 1.5K Women - Ella Rose Walton 2nd in the 13yr old regional category, 2nd in Surrey and qualified as a National swimmer. 500m Girls - Eleanor Stanbury 2nd in the 11yr old regional category, 1st in Surrey. Then 2 of the Clubs Open Water squad who are also both young volunteers at the Club and strong role models for the younger swimmers, Jacob Grafham and Emily Campbell, competed for te second consecutive year in the London Thames half mile open water race in July 2017. Jacob finished in the silver medal position as 2nd boy home and Emily finished in the silver medal position as 2nd girl home in this National entry open water event. This is a quite amazing result in a National entry event. JACOB GRAFHAM AND EMILY CAMPBELL - 2ND AND 2ND RESPECTIVELY IN THE UK IN 2017. After that Ella Rose Walton and Elliot Morpuss competed in the National Open Water Championships. They raced hard to come an amazing 8th and 13th respectively in England out of 70 swimmers in total. ER WALTON 8TH AND ELLIOT MORPUSS 13TH IN ENGLAND. For their team dedication, loyalty to each other and for their performances and achievements I have no hesitation in nominating this amazing group of dedicated children for this award. Please describe the nominee in 3 words: 1: Amazing 2: Dedicated 3: Friends

Senior Sports Personality of the Year

Nominee Details

Rachel Morris 19 years or over

Nominator Details

David Gill, Chairman of Farnham Sports Council dandcgill@sky.com N/A

Reasons for Nomination

Rachel Morris is one of the most inspirational athletes that both Farnham and Surrey have ever produced. She lost both her legs associated to complex regional pain syndrome but this hasn't deterred her from becoming one of the country's best known Paralympians, partly because her achievements have been extra special and unique. Her remarkable story began in 2008, in Beijing, when she won a gold medal in time trial hand-cycling at the Paralympic Games, having trained on the local roads around Farnham in all weathers and on all surfaces, yes, including potholes. She continued her impressive achievements at national and international level in the intervening years before winning a road race bronze medal at the London 2012 Paralympic Games. This was despite being hit by a car during a time trial near her home in Farnham just before the Games. The incident left her with whiplash and shoulder injuries and without a bike for training at a critical time. In the nick of time, Rachel got a new bike, with fund-raising help from the local community, persevered and responded with the Paralympic bronze medal. At the 2013 Farnham Community Games, where Rachel was the special guest, she tried out machine rowing with a coaching representative from the British Rowing Association, who was highly impressed with Rachel's potential. Remarkably, Rachel consequently decided to change sports and, because of her talent and great determination, it wasn't too long before she was succeeding an international level, including becoming silver medallist at the 2015 world championships at her first attempt. But her goal was the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games where, uniquely and against all the odds, she had a chance to be a Paralympic gold medallist in two completely different sports. Though not the race favourite, her determination to win was so great that, completely exhausted by the end, she managed to win and secure the rowing gold medal. But Rachel paid a price for her determination and hard work. Since winning at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games, Rachel has been having on-going operations, including major shoulder surgery, because of the intensity of her efforts. She is a truly courageous athlete. 1. Rachel has, indeed, made extraordinary progress in both her sports. Her ability to pull off a gold medal win having only just taken up a second sport is an inspirational achievement and story. In the 2017 New Year's Honours list, Rachel was awarded an MBE for services to rowing. 2. Rachel is also a community driven person. She often attends local sporting events including the Surrey Para Games and the Farnham Community Games, she gives talks to schools, charities and other local organisations whenever invited and her story is very well received by both able-bodied and disabled people. She has frequently been an inspiration to others and is an outstanding sporting ambassador. 3. Rachel has well and truly exceeded all expectations in her sporting performance and achievements. Rachel is primarily nominated for this year's Sports Awards for her September 2016 gold medal winning performance at Rio, but the story leading up to it, and following it, is remarkable, too.
  1. inspirational
  2. courageous
  3. determined

Senior Team of the Year

Nominee Details

Aldershot and Farnham hockey Club Ladies 1's 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Sara Nankivell nankivell.sara@gmail.com Club player

Reasons for Nomination

The team won promotion to England Hockey South League, seeing the four year plan they'd agreed on in 2013 come to glittering fruition! Finishing mid table last season the team worked hard in pre-season training and started the season as they meant to go on with inspiring team spirit and determination. The team actively support the back to hockey programme within the club - an initiative by England hockey to promote adults getting back into sport. A number of the team also support the junior section of the club in coaching roles, promoting the future of the club and encouraging juniors to stay in the sport. This social and unified team are keen to show that the traditional spirit of hockey is maintained - with regular team building outings including air hop, meals out and club nights alongside the post Saturday match teas hosed at our clubhouse for opposition and officials. The team have built up an impressive support team with crowds regularly turning out to watch their home games at Heath End school in Farnham. An impressive crown even travelled away with them to their final game of the season which was to see them secure victory over local rivals Haslemere to win the league!
  1. Team spirited
  2. Social
  3. Commited

Nominee Details

Farnham Rugby Club 1st XV 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Barney Hart cloudy_hart@yahoo.com Club Captain

Reasons for Nomination

Farnham Rugby Club 1st XV have enjoyed an immense season in 2016/2017. They became champions of London 3 South West league with over 1000 points scored in 22 matches (averaging over 45 points per game) as well as winning through many rounds of the RFU Senior Vase (National competition) to defeat Droitwich RFC 37-15 in the final at the home of rugby - Twickenham. This was a truly memorable day for the players and supporters, and particularly, the mini and junior section who watched their local heroes lift the trophy. Farnham have both made and fostered excellent relationships with all competitors this season, exchanging pennants and ties as mementos as well memories and good cheer. Saltash RFC, whom Farnham hosted in the penultimate round of the cup, sent a particularly glowing letter thanking us for a great game and for the splendid hospitality they received when hundreds of them travelled up from Cornwall for the game. The 1st XV also take the time to come down to the club on Sundays to meet the many minis and juniors and pass on their knowledge - inspiring the next generation. Farnham have been promoted 4 times in the last 7 years showing good growth and improvement since our move to our new fantastic facilities. However, the season before last we were relegated and have shown real grit and fortitude to turn things around and have had easily the finest season in the club's history and hopefully provided a foundation and infrastructure to keep moving forward to better things. The time and effort that a team of amateur rugby players has put in to make these changes is remarkable and marks this season out as truly outstanding.
  1. Sensational
  2. Inspiring
  3. Loyal

Service to Sport

Nominee Details

Paul Adlam 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Alicia Hellier info@aliciahellier.com None

Reasons for Nomination

Paul has been a committee member at Brightwell for many years, taking on the role of Chairman while the club was still at its old venue. He liaised with the council, the contractors, the developers, the press and many other interested parties throughout long negotiations to move to the new site. He used his professionalism, knowledge, business skills and desire to see an excellent facility produced to achieve the fantastic club Brightwell has today. Since the relocation he has used a business plan and marketing techniques to achieve record membership numbers and make it ‘Farnham’s friendly and affordable tennis club’ with a wide-ranging programme, access for the general public and many links with the local community, the latest being promoting the facility to disabled groups. Paul is well known throughout the sporting network in Farnham and has a long-standing involvement at Farnham Rugby Club, volunteering for lots of different roles and is a member of Farnham Sports Council.
  1. Forward-thinking
  2. Encouraging
  3. Innovative

Nominee Details

Keith Morris 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Brian Greig briangreig59@gmail.com Committee member

Reasons for Nomination

1. Keith Morris has been the President of the Aldershot & District Lawn Tennis Association (ADLTA)for the past 25 years. The ADLTA is one of the largest local leagues in the country with 25 clubs and around 250 doubles teams. Keith Morris has been the mainstay of the league for almost 3 decades and in addition to being the President' he was Men's Results Secretary from 1997 to 2011 and has been the Chairman since 2010. 2. In his role as Chairman of the ADLTA Keith has demonstrated his organisational skills and has spent a huge amount of his time to ensure the smooth running of the league, which has enabled numerous tennis players to enjoy competitive matches in the local area, (note the majority of the clubs in the ADLTA area are from Farnham). 3. Under Keith's leadership the ADLTA has continued to expand and now provides Men's,Ladies and Mixed Doubles in Summer and Winter Leagues as well as Junior Leagues. In addition to his long-term involvement with the ADLTA, Keith was a Committee member of Brightwell Tennis Club in Farnham from 1975 to 2001 and was the Club Chairman from 2005 until 2010. Keith also served as the Tennis Represenative on the Farnham Sports Council for over 15 years and he is still an active player.
  1. Dedication
  2. Meticulous
  3. Enthusiastic

Sports Club of the Year

Nominee Details

Ts Swiftsure 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Monica Bricklebank simplybeautiful27@yahoo.co.uk Parent

Reasons for Nomination

Ts Swiftsure allows children from 10 to 16 years to join the sea cadets. They endure rowing, band and drilling training. They divided between 10 to 11 years making to Junior section of the unit and the 12+ making the cadet section. They won unit of the year and encourage children to reach their potential
  1. Respect
  2. Time
  3. Encouragement

Nominee Details

Alton Wolves Football 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Monica Bricklebank simplybeautiful27@yahoo.co.uk Parent

Reasons for Nomination

My son plays for alton wolves under 12s. They have been undefeated last session, not losing a game. They won the division 2 league and will start this season in premiership. A massive and 1 off achievement which almost no club achieves
  1. Determined
  2. Skilled
  3. Team spirit

Nominee Details

Farnham School of Tae Kwon Do 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Sarah Ayres-Townshend sayrestownshend@gmail.com Wife of a founder member. Mother of a founder member.

Reasons for Nomination

I have witnessed first hand the hard work and commitment that has gone into the growth and success of Farnham School of Tae Kwon Do. The club and its members are fine sporting ambassadors for the town of Farnham, both within in our community and nationally; in the past 12 months its members have represented the town of Farnham at national and international championships and has four current international champions, two current British champions and a current English champion, as well as numerous silver and bronze medallists. The club has also increased its work with the local community through its involvement with local schools, especially Weydon School and William Cobbett School. As well as the regular club training sessions, there are in-school clubs, early morning 'breakfast clubs' at a local school and free sessions with groups such as Beaver Scouts. The coaches also teach practical self-defence at a local secondary school and self-defence classes specifically for women. The club has added more training sessions to the timetable, including an age-specific programme for 5 to 7 year olds (TKD Ninjas), which is a foundation programme in Tae Kwon Do - this is set to double in size in the next three months, with further sessions being added. In addition to the growth of the youngster classes, increased membership has been achieved in the other age groups; children (8 to 12 year old) and teens & adults. Other training and development includes; Regular grading examinations for players who follow a carefully designed and robust training syllabus. Additional coaching/training sessions for those aspiring to be in the tournament squad. One-to-one coaching/training sessions. Leadership development programme for under-16s. Training of assistant instructors. Training of junior leaders. Training of parent volunteers. First aid training. Duke of Edinburgh Award assessment. The club's senior members, coaches and instructors continue their commitment to improvement and the head coach was recently promoted to third degree black belt following a gruelling practical and theoretical exam. The club has a record of working with children and young adults with special needs as well as disadvantaged members of the community. The club is frequently looking for new and innovative ideas - programmes implemented include; The TKD Ninjas programme for 5 to 7 year olds. Ladies only practical self-defence classes. Junior merit award and leadership scheme. The club has run a summer camp with its sister club (in Kent) for the past seven years - this was attended by around 55 members and their families this year. The club is a verified member of the International tae Kwon Do Council (ITC) - a non-political supporting body of TKD organisations of all styles and affiliations from around the world.
  1. Inspiring
  2. Welcoming
  3. Quality

Nominee Details

Stellar Gymnastics Club 19 years or over

Nominator Details

sophie thomas littlesophie83@live.co.uk Employee

Reasons for Nomination

Stellar gymnastics club works with Heath End and Weydon secondary schools. Each year the club hosts The Stellar Cup which invites all secondary schools in the area to compete against each other as a team. Each year more schools and participants have taken part, all abilities and both girls and boys. Stellar has a training program for young coaches. The club encourages its teenage members to become volunteer coaches and pays for their courses and continues to mentor. In the last year Stellar gymnastics club has opened up a teen class encouraging teenage girls (high rate of dropping out of sport), to continue their development and take part in gymnastics in a fun and inclusive environment.
  1. Forward thinking
  2. Inclusive
  3. Fun

Nominee Details

Farnham School of Tae Kwon Do 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Sara Maitland sara.maitland7@gmail.com Member

Reasons for Nomination

1. I am a founding member of the Farnham School of Tae Kwon Do since it formed in 2010. In the past year, the club has grown its membership and increased its work within the local community, through involvement with local schools. Our members remain fantastic ambassadors for the town and continue to represent Farnham at national and international Tae Kwon Do competitions. In the past 12 months, the club has celebrated the achievements of four International champions, two British champions and an English champion as well as numerous silver and bronze medallists. As well as regular training sessions within our club, we have taken the Art into the wider community and run regular in-school clubs, early morning ‘breakfast clubs’ at a local school as well as running free sessions for Beaver Scout groups as well as teaching practical self-defence at a local secondary school. 2. We have grown our membership and added more sessions to the timetable to include an age specific programme for 5-7yr olds (TKD Ninjas) which allows young people to learn the foundations of the Art before attending full sessions. We have quarterly grading examinations for members who follow our carefully designed and vigorous training syllabus to attain their next level of belt. Training of assistant instructors, junior leaders and parent volunteers is ongoing so that we can help them and our members be the best they can within their Art as well as externally. 3. The club has a good track record of working with children and young adults with special needs as well as disadvantaged members of the community. 4. Within the last year, we have implemented the TKD Ninja programme for 5-7yr olds and ladies only practical self-defence classes. We also run an under 11’s Junior Merit Award scheme, endorsed by local schools and parents as well as our Special Team of Role Models (STORM) which recognises and develops leadership skills for the under 11’s. This has proved very successful, so a Junior Leadership Programme was recently launched for 12-16 year olds to develop life and leadership skills not just within the club, but also externally. 5. The club is a member of the ITC (International Tae Kwon Do Council) whilst being recommended by Martial Arts Guardian Magazine, as part of the Top UK Martial Arts Schools, which is a nationwide network of independent martial arts schools who strive for high standards.
  1. Inspiring
  2. Motivational
  3. Encouraging

Nominee Details

Stellar Gymnastics of Farnham 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Linda Fox lindafoxnow@aol.com Mother of Head Coach at Stellar

Reasons for Nomination

Ever since the club started in January 2015 its aim has been to be an inclusive club where gymnasts from pre school to 15 years of age can develop their skills at their own rate and to progress to where they want to be. The club started with 40 members and in 2 years has grown to over 250. Some of the original members now form a group who are dedicated to gymnastics as their major sport and have achieved grades and regularly compete in local competitions against other clubs. Other younger members are also enabled to compete in club competitions which develops their confidence as well as their skills. The clun runs pre school classes for children who enjoy being active but even at this level the sessions are well structured and educational, linking with themes the children are familiar with. There is a group dedicated to children not in education(home educated) which enables these children and parents to interact with others of a similar philosophy. The club has strong links with local schools through after school clubs, an annual inter school gymnastic competition and the Head Coach instructs local PE teachers in the rudiments of gymnastic coaching so they can confidently develop interested students in gymnastics. The club is supportive of local community events such as the Farnham Carnival and Sports for All at the Davis Lloyd centre and the Head Coach was the guest speaker at Farnham Sixth Form College's Celebration of Achievement. Because the aim of the club is to develop individual skills it has attracted children with a massive range of incoming abilities, including children with motor co ordination issues to those with problems with confidence. There are opportunities on a Friday evening for teenagers to join a gymnastics for fun session so they maintain healthy activity in a more relaxed environment. The club encourages young adults to become part of a training programme by encouraging them to help in sessions with younger gymnasts and supports them in their progression to gain coaching qualifications when they are old enough, maintaining their links with the sport and enabling them to use the qualification in the future. The club currently runs out of 3 local venues Weldon Academy, T.S. Swiftsure and Farnborough Recreational Centre and is non profit making. The Head Coach is currently developing greater links with near by clubs to ensure shared expertise provides the gymnasts with the very best gymnastic experience whatever their level.
  1. Fun
  2. Inclusive
  3. Highly organised and well run

Nominee Details

Farnham School Of Taekwondo 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Nicholas Nawrattel nick@nawrattel.com Member

Reasons for Nomination

At it's most basic, I am nominating the club because I think it is a fantastic club with a lot to offer (see below) that contributes to the local community as well as positively and regularly representing Farnham in British and international tournaments (earning titles of English champion, two British champions and four international champions as well as numerous medals). I have been a member of the club for several years, and continue to be struck by the team atmosphere and supportive environment. During this time I have also encouraged my children to join, both of whom enjoy it immensely. 1. It runs an early morning 'breakfast club', regular in-school clubs (many participants of which go on to join the club itself) and also teaches practical self-defense at a local school. The club also offers free sessions with groups such as the Beaver Scouts. 2. The club membership is always growing, prompting more sessions to be added to the timetable. These include TKD Ninjas - a programme dedicated to 5 - 7 year olds. A carefully devised syllabus is in place to guide training. Regular examinations, called gradings, take place to gauge and reward progress. Parents / volunteers are given instruction and opportunities to assist in regular training. Similarly, assistant instructors and junior leaders are given opportunity and support in teaching individuals or groups of members and assisting them during class. 3. The club has worked with children and young adults with special needs, both within regular training and via the additional activities and training it offers. 4. The club offers a junior merit award scheme which encourages and rewards positive behavior (for example honesty) outside the club. The TKD Ninjas class that has recently been started to allow much younger children to enjoy and participate in the sport Ladies only practical self-defense classes
  1. Welcoming
  2. Inclusive
  3. Supportive

Nominee Details

Farnham School of Tae Kwon Do 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Rachel Nawrattel rnawrattel@gmail.com parent and wife of club members and volunteer helper

Reasons for Nomination

My husband and eldest daughter are long term members of this club and my youngest daughter joined this year. I have begun helping with the youngest children's class as a volunteer. The club does a lot of work with local schools and has increased it's membership in the last year. Members of the club represent Farnham at National and International tournaments. In the past 12 months the club has gained 4 International champions, 2 British champions and an English champion as well as many silver and bronze medallists. The club is a member of the International Tae Kwon Do Council which is a non-political supporting body of Tae Kwon Do organisations of all styles and affiliations from around the world. 1. The club holds twice weekly club training sessions for members and also runs in-school clubs and early morning 'breakfast clubs' at a local school. It holds free sessions with Beaver Scouts groups and teaches practical self defence at a local secondary school. 2. The club has grown in membership and added more sessions to its timetable including a foundation programme in Tae Kwon Do which is age specific for 5 to 7 year olds - TKD Ninjas. For this session the club trains parent volunteers such as myself to support these younger participants. The clubs also runs a leadership development programme for under 16s and trains junior leaders and assistant instructors. 'Players' - in this case members - follow a carefully designed, robust training syllabus and take part in regular grading examinations, increasing their skills. 3. The club is welcoming and has a good track record of working with children and young adults with special needs as well as disadvantaged members of the community. I myself am on the autistic spectrum (Aspergers) and as mentioned I am a volunteer helper for the Ninjas class. 4. The club has launched the very well received TKD Ninjas programme for 5-7 year olds allowing them to learn Tae Kwon Do in a way that is accessible and fun for their stage of development. It runs ladies only practical self-defence classes which are open to members and non-members. It runs a junior merit award and leadership scheme, encouraging children to follow the tenets of Tae Kwon Do such as Courtesy, Integrity and Perseverance in their day to day lives and to help and inspire newer members.
  1. Welcoming
  2. Professional
  3. Supportive

Nominee Details

Farnham Swimming Club 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Chris Lee chris.lee@staxgroup.com Club President

Reasons for Nomination

Farnham Swimming Club not only trains and supports its swimmers at all levels who have won Regional, National, European and World medals in the year but also runs a network of adult and junior volunteers who support the Club, the local community and swimming at County, Regional, National and International levels. FSC adopts the Reduce, Re-use and Re-cycle attitude and makes it a Mantra for the whole Club. In 2013 the government published the Infrastructure Carbon Review (ICR), asserting that the economy would benefit by £1.5bn if everyone could achieve similar levels of carbon efficiency as industry leaders. This demonstrates how FSC thinks and acts in a business way in the Club environment. Our model has 5 easy steps: 1) Establish your system boundaries for carbon data collection i.e. define what will and will not be included. FSC provides guidance equipment to purchase for individual and group use and travel options. 2) Identify the materials and products to use. Carbon information is available from suppliers, industry and government. 3) Perform emissions calculations. 4) Consider emissions associated with the whole ethos of a swimming club including where squads train, and the number of swimmers. 5) Having built a carbon model always look for continuous improvement. FSC has supplied each swimmer with recipes for diet, sports drinks for training and for recovery. We recommend that parents rinse costumes in clean water both immediately after use and again upon home arrival to de-chlorinate them and increase their useful life and avoids using washing chemicals. Using a quick wash rinse and spin setting will clean and extend the lives of the swimmers costumes and the machine. FSC does not sell single use drinks bottles at events and requests that swimmers and volunteers use reusable water bottles and sells subsidised FSC reusable water bottles. FSC has a kit recycle scheme. Items such as floats, fins and snorkels that children have grown out of are put back into circulation for the up and coming swimmers. FSC encourages car sharing in line with ASA Safeguarding policies. For Galas which are a long distance FSC hires a coach negating the use of up to 30 car journeys. For smaller teams FSC assists participants with coordination for shared transport and for longer journeys the Club will pay the fuel cost of a trip if the vehicle is full with participants. FSC has worked with service providers by monitoring air and pool temperatures recommending where temperatures can be reduced to reduce fuel costs and carbon emissions. The FSC website has a presentation put together by one of the volunteers to give information on other green saving ideas for the members which is also beneficial at home and work. All communication is undertaken electronically either via email or text. All banking payments and subscription and event fee collections are electronic saving the financial and environmental costs of postage, stationery, delivery and trips to the bank. FSC estimates that it has cut paper usage by more than 90%. At events now instead of printing hundreds of programmes, FSC prints just enough for the teams' coaches and meet officials and then posts a few around the facility in strategic locations for spectator use and makes the programme available to view online instead. We also make use of iinovative technologies and social media to reduce costs but also embrace the new tech era. We have a dedicated, secure Facebook group, Twitter page and we have built dedicated applications (apps) for parents and swimmers to use in order to perform transactions with the club, follow events, see a swimmer's performance, read club news, etc. The Club is constantly investing in innovation and new technologies, having achieved a significant reduction in expenses while achieving automation across most of the Club's processes. FSC has the volunteering services of a Management Team of experienced Senior Managers, Directors and Business Owners. They are the driving force for change and improvement through FSC and in the wider local community and have driven innovation in the following ways: • Runs an Apprenticeship scheme with sponsored places for coaching qualifications and embraced Project 500 with 2 new coaches. • Extended the Apprenticeship scheme to young people to provide volunteering opportunities helping them with DofE/Scout/Guide badges as well as GCSE PE, leading to CV benefits for College, University and job applications. • As the largest Regional Open Water Club with a squad of 45 swimmers from 10-60 years. • With an education programme for swimmers and parents alike in the form of regular individual meetings, classroom presentations with Q&A sessions and team and squad sessions. • Set up, hosts and co-ordinates the ASA Regional Youth Forum to promote region-wide youth volunteering. • Runs a local Satellite Swimming Club for disadvantaged young people. • Become the largest and most successful team medal winning Club in the National T30 swimming competition, encouraging those aged 18+ to swim. • Transformed from an insolvent loss making traditional sports club to one which is financially viable and competes at the highest levels with swimmers from 10-60. • Become a source of support for other Clubs whatever their sport. FSC hosted a workshop on volunteering and youth volunteering at the Surrey Cricket Clubs forum, has advised both swimming and rugby clubs on coaching contracts and other administration procedures and has been asked to assist a cricket club. In today’s society the traditional Club model needs a boost and FSC has worked to model its own local blueprint for The Look of a 21st Century Club. FSC is also either in discussions or planning discussions with the following: • GPs/NHS - exercise referral programme for adults. • GPs/NHS - support child obesity programmes. • Local education - centrally organise and provide school swimming competitions. • Pool operators - support and/or run their learn to swim programmes. • Local Council - assist in ‘free swimming’ or other campaigns. • Local authorities and pool operators - training of teaching/coaching staff. • Universities and colleges - teaching and coaching services. • Schools - mentoring and training for GCSE PE. • Schools – mentoring/supporting Duke of Edinburgh Scheme • Swim Schools – Partnering and further development Farnham Swimming Club trains children to swim from the age of 4. Taking swimming to the disadvantaged is a key goal for Farnham Swimming Club. The Head Coach also supports other swim schools and his knowledge, enthusiasm and experience has been key to the Club and the inward feed of swimmers who want to compete for a swimming club. The club also works with local swim schools with pathway partnering agreements in order to provide pathways for competition or social swim training for swimmers who have finished the courses offered by swimming schools. In addition to their work at the swimming Club, the FSC volunteers continue to take an active role in sport in their community with local schools in the following ways: 1. With team selection 2. Transporting swimmers to galas / competitions 3. Team Managing on poolside 4. Liaising with competition organisers and arranging entries 5. Hand out free joining fee flyers to teachers of all local schools for their pupils 6. Coordinating, managing and running the local Schools swimming galas 7. Coordinating local schools swimming teams, recently the following teams have been assisted and/or managed by FSC volunteers: a. Weydon School b. All Hallows School c. South Farnham and Highfield South Farnham Schools d. St. Polycarps School e. Potters Gate School 8. Selecting, training and managing the Waverley Borough swimming team We continue to support our swimmers within our Apprenticeship scheme which has grown and evolved into our coaching and teaching volunteering programme where volunteers support and are mentored by the Head Coach and the team of qualified coaching staff. This project gives the younger Club members early exposure to coaching and commitment from the age of 13. They help to plan and run sessions while learning ‘on the job’. We have provided them with their own identity in terms of new volunteering coaching uniforms recognises their enthusiasm, efforts and commitment. The Club’s volunteers have crossed boundaries into other sports and clubs, following successes in many different awards. We have been asked to mentor and assist in many areas. We presented our ethos, processes and procedures to the Surrey Cricket Club Conference and enquires have been received from Cricket Clubs and we have also advised Newbury Rugby Club and Swimming clubs on self-employed coaching. To support a volunteer team that now numbers well over 70, FSC also provides Continuing Professional and Personal Development including in-house courses on Time Keeping, Team Management, Safeguarding, Club Management and Finance Management and training where necessary and funding for external courses and conferences. The club firmly believes that volunteers give up their time and so all costs should be met by the Club. Volunteers are mainly recruited from the ranks of parents and swimmers within the Club and volunteers are rewarded in many ways, the following of which are the main ones: • Swimmers are encouraged to take an active part in the club in either a coaching, official or administration capacity • Nominal squad fees for substantial volunteers • An annual dinner for substantial volunteers and their partners • The President's shield and Chairman’s Cup for the ‘volunteers of the year’ at the FSC annual award ceremony with a buffet and a disco • Summer BBQ • Entry into local awards (such as Sports Council Awards) for volunteers • Entry into ASA National and Regional Volunteering awards • Small presents to volunteers with FSC thank you labels • Annual presents to volunteers at the Annual Award Ceremony • Christmas presents for the substantial volunteers • Club t-shirts and polo shirts for all volunteers The Club mentors and trains its swimmers through its own apprenticeship scheme which is backed by the ASA and with the clubs own funding into Level 1 and Level 2 teaching and coaching qualifications and to date over 45 individuals have taken part in these leading to qualifications which can and have been used in employment or for further education. This scheme was entered in the Toast of Surrey Business Awards 2012 and FSC was delighted when the Club won outright in the Apprenticeship category. The Leader of Surrey County Council commented that she was impressed with the set-up of FSC and the way the club included, encouraged and made ambassadors of the Children who not only excelled in their sport but were ready and experienced to move into Further Education or the job market. FSC works hard to introduce opportunities for young people to experience and enjoy volunteering with the aim of making ‘Big Society’ a part of their life. Other than the obvious benefits of volunteering, young people can also use their volunteering experiences on their CV for college, university and job applications, for parts of the Duke of Edinburgh Award, for Scout and Guide badges and for GCSE PE units. We make our youth volunteering opportunities available both to members and non-members of the Club. We continue to support these young people within our Apprenticeship scheme which has grown and evolved into our coaching and teaching volunteering programme where volunteers support and are mentored by the Head Coach and the team of qualified coaching staff. This project gives the younger Club members early exposure to coaching and commitment from the age of 13. They help to plan and run sessions while learning ‘on the job’. We have provided them with their own identity in terms of new volunteering coaching uniforms recognises their enthusiasm, efforts and commitment. At the age of 16 opportunities are available for these volunteers with regional, county and club funding to enable them to qualify as a teacher or coach at Level 1 and then at Level 2. To date over 40 individuals have taken part in these leading to qualifications which also can and have been used in employment or for further education. This scheme was entered in the Toast of Surrey Business Awards and FSC was delighted when the Club won outright in the Apprenticeship category. Volunteering opportunities are also available for all of our members who are under the age of 13, helping out at social and marketing events and at Club Championships and mini-meets in roles such as whipping, timekeeping, chief timekeeping, medal allocation and as runners, all of which we provide training for. Including the marketing work at the Carnival and the Community Games, we would estimate that in excess of 100 young people now volunteer with the Club. The regular weekly formal number of young volunteers assisting to teach or coach poolside and help with administration and officiating is in excess of 20 young people. Youth Volunteers are rewarded in many ways, the following of which are the main ones: • Swimmers are encouraged to take an active part in the club in either a coaching, official or administration capacity • The Chairman’s Cup for the ‘volunteers of the year’ at the FSC annual award ceremony with a buffet and a disco • Summer BBQ • Entry into local awards (such as Sports Council Awards) for volunteers • Entry into ASA National and Regional Volunteering awards • Small presents to volunteers with FSC thank you labels • Annual presents to volunteers at the Annual Award Ceremony • Club t-shirts and polo shirts for all volunteers The Club has also set up and hosts, manages and co-ordinates the ASA’s first Regional Youth Forum, for the ASA South East Region. Whilst in its infancy, the YF’s volunteers are fully supported by FSC. In addition to the works above the Club swimmers have performed exceptionally well in the year and swimmers have achieved the following in the year: World, Asian and European medals in triathlon, aquathlon and swimming, National, Regional and County pool swimming and open water top-10 and medals in England and more than 300 medals, cups and awards in local competitions and swimming meets this year. The success of the team has had an impact at the Club and has encouraged their peers and younger swimmers. Members of the team assisted in the mentoring and management of the hugely successful Junior Open Water Team both in the lake and on the deck. The Club has continued to receive enquiries from other open water swimmers and tri-athletes. Their sporting attitude is exceptional supporting swimmers of any age from any Club. Many of the Team support younger members of the Club through volunteering at galas and other events and now many of the committee also have a masters connection. The results of the team have been astronomical and they now hold more than 250 National medals from only 5 seasons, as well as countless County and Regional medals. Almost all performances were yet again personal best times for the swimmers involved and the result a feat not achieved before by the Club in its long history. In the grueling National T30 competition Farnham SC was by far the largest National entrant in 2016 with 45 swimmers competing in this national event collecting a record breaking 105 National medals. All 45 were awarded at least 1 national bronze medal by the ASA (now Swim England) and the Club has been asked to guide other clubs to compete. The full list of National medal positions and medals awarded to individuals was as follows: Debbie Addison Gold Jennifer Holland Gold Laura Wakefield Gold Martin Edwards Gold James Long Silver Katie Stanley Silver Richard Allen Silver Aaron Robertson Bronze Aaron Watts Bronze Ali Wagg Bronze Amanda McClure Bronze Andrew Craven Bronze Bridget Lincoln Bronze Bryony Sherlow Bronze Carl Robinson Bronze Caroline Butterwick Bronze Carrie Grafham Bronze Chris Lee Bronze Chris Manetta Bronze Diana Slape Bronze Dimitrios Tsopanakos Bronze Haydn Jones Bronze James Cheeseman Bronze James Wakefield Bronze Jamie Lee Bronze Jason Grafham Bronze Judith Wiles Bronze Karen Ross Bronze Liza Rice Bronze Lynda Coggins Bronze Mary Thane Bronze Melanie Wiles Bronze Mike Lee Bronze Mike Shaw Bronze Nic Harker Bronze Nick Rusz Bronze Phil Dean Bronze Pip Barr Bronze Richard Strode Bronze Sharon Porter Bronze Sophie Parry Bronze Steve Barr Bronze Tim Clover Bronze Tim Stanley Bronze Tom Butterwick Bronze The Club also entered a number of relay teams with the Farnham mixed team of Allen/Butterwick/Holland/Stanley being awarded the best mixed relay team across the ages. The Farnham National relay results were as follows: MIXED RELAY FSC 2016 Results Gold Richard Allen Tom Butterwick Jennifer Holland Katie Stanley Gold James Long Nick Rusz Debbie Addison Bridget Lincoln Gold Jamie Lee Aaron Watts Sophie Parry Amanda McClure Bronze Haydn Jones Mike Shaw Caroline Butterwick Bryony Sherlow Bronze Martin Edwards Judith Wiles Mary Thane Mike Lee 4th Lynda Coggins Ali Wagg Chris Manetta Phil Dean 5th Pip Barr Andrew Craven Carrie Grafham Carl Robinson 6th Richard Strode James Wakefield Melanie Wiles Laura Wakefield 7th Diana Slape Sharon Porter Tim Clover Nic Harker 8th Aaron Robertson Steve Barr Liza Rice Karen Ross LADIES RELAY FSC 2016 Results Gold Amanda McClure Sophie Parry Laura Wakefield Pip Barr Silver Jennifer Holland Katie Stanley Debbie Addison Bridget Lincoln Silver Lynda Coggins Judith Wiles Caroline Butterwick Bryony Sherlow Silver Liza Rice Carrie Grafham Karen Ross Sharon Porter 4th Melanie Wiles Mary Thane Diana Slape Ali Wagg MENS RELAY FSC 2016 Results Gold Richard Allen Tom Butterwick James Long Jamie Lee Gold Martin Edwards Haydn Jones Mike Shaw Nick Rusz Silver Carl Robinson Richard Strode Chris Manetta Nic Harker Bronze Tim Clover Andrew Craven Aaron Robertson James Wakefield Bronze Steve Barr Jason Grafham Aaron Watts James Cheeseman Bronze Phil Dean Mike Lee Tim Stanley Chris Lee FOR ALL OF THE ABOVE I WOULD HAVE FOUND IT EXTREMELY DIFFICULT NOT TO NOMINATE FARNHAM SWIMMING CLUB IN THIS CATEGORY Please describe the nominee in 3 words: 1: Community 2: Supportive 3: Club

Under 14's Sports Personality of the Year

Nominee Details

Luke Bricklebank 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Monica Bricklebank simplybeautiful27@yahoo.co.uk Parent

Reasons for Nomination

Luke won managers player this session through his football achievements. Showing respect and team spirit within ever game. He has also played a few tournaments with Aston under 12s which which his help, they won. He also is a sea cadet, and paticipated is Farnham carnival and various events, all of which he has shown great respect and true commitment within. He has won medals in sailing activities
  1. Courage
  2. Respect
  3. Team spirit

Under 18's Sports Personality of the Year

Nominee Details

Emily Harris 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Michele gulrajani michele@signature-consultancy.com Mother

Reasons for Nomination

Emily is a focused, determined, competitive individual and has always been passionate about sport. She trains on and off the ice, on the pitch and in the gym most days. Her determination to represent Great Britain in the Olympics drives her forward everyday. She is a goal hungry forward in both Ice and Field hockey. She found her first team sport passion at the age of 7 playing ice hockey. From age 10 She was selected for the Girls U16 England Ice Hockey training squad and at 13 was selected for her first international cap, playing in Finland. At age 14 She continued with the England team but was invited to form part of the Womans U18 GB Ice Hockey squad, playing in several tournaments abroad. As soon as her age allowed She played in 2017 at the IIHF U18 woman's World Championships in Poland where She received a Player of the Match Award and GB Supporters Club Player of the Tournament. At age 11, She was introduced to Field Hockey and many of her sporting skills transferred into the sport. With her sights set on representing GB in an Olympic Games, She has decided to focus on both sports. In the last 4 Years She has achieved the highest possible level for her age group within the England Hockey Single System. This year being invited to be part of the Futures Cup Tournament 2017, representing Wessex Leopards (our region) where she finished as top goal scorer in her age group across the country. She is hopeful of selection for NAGS this year (National Age Group U16) and her primary focus is to be a key player of the GB Olympic Hockey team in 2024 She attends Lord Wandsworth college where she can be found daily on the Astro alone or helping coach other students. She is about to attend the energiseme presentation skills day to enable her to attend local schools where she hopes to present and further inspire others
  1. Inspirational
  2. Focused
  3. Passionate

Nominee Details

Jacob Grafham 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Chris Lee chris.lee@staxgroup.com Club President

Reasons for Nomination

Two of the Clubs Open Water squad who are also both young volunteers at the Club and strong role models for the younger swimmers, Jacob Grafham and Emily Campbell, competed in the London Thames half mile open water race in July 2017. Jacob finished in the silver medal position as 2nd boy home and Emily finished in the silver medal position as 2nd girl home in this National entry open water event. In 2016 they finished 3rd and 2nd respectively. Their continuing performance at this National event is quite an accomplishment and one that many swimmers are unable to match. Please describe the nominee in 3 words: 1: Dedication 2: Determination 3: Caring

Nominee Details

Emily Campbell 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Chris Lee chris.lee@staxgroup.com Club President

Reasons for Nomination

Two of the Clubs Open Water squad who are also both young volunteers at the Club and strong role models for the younger swimmers, Jacob Grafham and Emily Campbell, competed in the London Thames half mile open water race in July 2017. Jacob finished in the silver medal position as 2nd boy home and Emily finished in the silver medal position as 2nd girl home in this National entry open water event. In 2016 they finished 3rd and 2nd respectively. Their continuing performance at this National event is quite an accomplishment and one that many swimmers are unable to match. Please describe the nominee in 3 words: 1: Dedication 2: Determination 3: Caring

Volunteer of the Year

Nominee Details

Joe Boniface 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Daniel Vasey van_dasey@msn.com Secretary of the club

Reasons for Nomination

Joe took over the captaincy 10 years ago at Wrecclesham Cricket Club following a slight downward spiral in the years previous. The task was destined to be a thankless one but what followed was nothing short of a miracle. In the years that followed thanks to Joe’s hard work, passion and commitment to the clubs survival, he recruited well and in the first 4 seasons that followed he secured 4 successive promotions taking the club from the I’Anson division 4 to the 1st division. At the time this was reported to be the first time in the leagues illustrious history that an established club had risen through the leagues with such dominance. Following a few more seasons as Captain Joe decided to hand the reigns over but continue to play. The club was in a stable and promising place for the next person to take it to the next level. However the work needed to run a club can be time consuming and following getting married and having his first child Joe felt he could leave the club in the hands of a successor. Unfortunately the transition wasn’t as successful as he hoped. The clubs form on the field dwindled, the moral of the team fell and the club began to fall apart. The new captain and then Chairman felt that the only way to survive was to merge with another club which would effectively mean the end of Wrecclesham Cricket Club as we know it. However the remaining members of the committee vetoed this idea which led to the immediate resignation of the then captain and chairman. This seemed like the only option left was to wind up the club and discontinue as a playing club. This was an option that Joe, who having spent most of this life playing for the club, refused to accept. With the blessing of his wife he put his hand in the air again and retook the reigns of his club. He was left with a number of serious challenges. Finding a crop of players willing to play for the club again, finding a revenue stream to help fund the pitch refurbishment it desperately needed, and rebuilding a new committee to help run the club. All three he has managed. Two thirds in to the season the club has fulfilled every fixture and remain unbeaten poised to win their division. Secured agreements with other local clubs to hire our newly refurbished pitch for their youth and junior teams. Built a new committee to help with the day to day running of the club. The moral is high, the spirit is exceptional and the club looks again stable. Something that 12 months ago looks near on impossible. Everything Joe has done in the past 6 months has been life saving for the club. But more importantly we feel that everything Joe has done for the club in the past 10 years requires recognition. To take a club that is on its knees and turn it around is superb, but to do it twice is nothing short of a miracle. A number of cricketing legends have come from Wrecclesham such as Billy Beldham and Graham Thorpe, but in our opinion Joe deserve as much recognition as they get. He is a true clubman and his hard work, determination and general love for this club is second to none and he deserves every accolade going.
  1. Committed
  2. Passionate
  3. Clubman

Nominee Details

Louise 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Hannah Fox hannahfoxcoach@outlook.com Friend and colleague

Reasons for Nomination

Once upon a time there were 2 little girls who were discussing what they wanted to be when they grew up. One wanted to work in law in the city and the other wanted to own and run her own gymnastics club. Both girls had an unwavering passion for gymnastics and the little girl who wanted to work in law promised she would help her friend when she set up her club in any way she could. That was over 13 years ago and both little girls have achieved these dreams, although I wouldn’t say they’ve particularly grown up… I am the little girl who wanted to her own gymnastics club and I set up Stellar Gymnastics in Farnham in 2015, my best friend is Louise Horton and she now works in the Ministry of Justice. Even though Louise is working incredibly hard in the city she has kept her promise and regularly helps at Stellar pursuing her passion for the sport. The support she gives me, whether it be a role as a sounding board for training plans, helping with competition admin or choreographing routines, is more important than she’ll ever know and I am extremely grateful. Not satisfied with the busy life of climbing the ladder as civil servant, Louise has stated that she wants to be an International Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Judge. She showed her commitment to this endeavour by volunteering to shadow judges at various gymnastics competitions earlier this year and has enrolled on her first judging qualification in September. I have no doubt that she’ll achieve this prestigious accolade. Louise volunteers her time to come into the gym (often getting a very early train to back Farnham and then a late one into London) and watches my gymnasts perform their routines, she then gives specialised feedback from the point of view of a judge and helps them eek out the very best of their performance. All the great results my club has had this year has been down in great part to this extra attention to detail Louise’s volunteering has afforded. Something myself or my coaches would not be able to do otherwise. Louise is forever sending me training drills and set ups that she’s discovered whilst scouring the ‘gymternet’ and she genuinely cares about the successes of the gymnasts even though she can’t see them every week. Louise has proved invaluable as a choreographer, carefully designing personalised routines for each of the squad girls and then taking the time to travel to Farnham and teach these routines with meticulous precision. Again, coaching 300 kids a week, this is something I would struggle to do on my own so this dedication is hugely appreciated. To know that my best friend is at the end of a phone ready to help me continue to succeed in my dream is incredibly empowering. Louise provides great inspiration for the gymnasts she helps and when teaching them their routines she makes them feel like little Olympians. She may be tough on them at times but they know it’s because she wants them to succeed and they respect her for that. When I think back to that discussion we had years ago a quote springs to mind… “Little girls with dreams become women with vision.” Anyone who knows us would say we’re determined (perhaps irritatingly so at times) and when it comes to gymnastics this dedication knows no bounds. The club is all the richer for having Louise on board and in our eyes she will always be volunteer of the year. Hannah Fox Head of Stellar Gymnastics
  1. Dedicated
  2. Powerful
  3. Supportive

Nominee Details

Caroline Eaton 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Sasha Cowley sashacowley7@gmail.com running partner and friend

Reasons for Nomination

Over the last two years Caroline has encouraged, coached, chivvied and supported hundreds of local women to get off their sofas, put on their trainers and get running. She set up RunFitMum in an effort to persuade women coming back to fitness after having had children that running was achievable, accessible and even fun. The focus of the group is on being sociable and mutually supportive. She now leads three free runs a week, whatever the weather getting women out and about running in the local area. RunFitMum is an organisation that she set up, it is a free, fun, Farnham running group for women who might find a more traditional running club a bit too intimidating. Caroline gives up her time every week to get women out and running. She has undertaken the Leadership in Running course and has now encouraged other women to do the same in order to offer a broader network of runs across Farnham.
  1. Enthusiastic
  2. Capable
  3. Encouraging

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Dave Jeffs 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Karl Brown bugsybrown@btinternet.com Involved in same club

Reasons for Nomination

Dave has made an uinbelievable impact at Farnham Rugby Club over the last few years, initially working to develop schools' and girls' rugby in particular. However this year he has taken on and literally run with the introduction of O2 touch rugby at the club on a Wednesday night. This has grown incredibly quickly under Dave's enthusiastic approach and the countless hours that he has put in have seen the numbers grow very quickly so that it is not uncommon to have fifty plus players involved at training. This success has also led to touch rugby matches being played against other local teams. The beauty of what Dave has achieved is that he has catered for rugby players of all ages and gender, all playing and enjoying their rugby and the social side that accompanies the game. Former players who had stopped because of the physical demands of the contact game have been "reborn" under the structure that Dave has put in place, and it is also a great way for younger players to progress into the adult game at their own speed in a caring environment. Dave is an incredibly humble and modest man but I cannot think of a better recipient of this award in my time involved in the club.
  1. Enthusiastic
  2. Approachable
  3. Humble

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Danny McCulloch 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Ivor Barrett ivorbarrett@msn.com Acting Chair - Frensham Pond Sailability

Reasons for Nomination

 Danny is a helper with Frensham Pond Sailability. Whenever he is on site at Frensham Pond, the whole team knows that the system will run smoothly ‘cos Danny’s there. This is particularly important in boosting the morale of other helpers and making the day a pleasure for the disabled sailors.  He is a regular helper on Saturdays, and is usually the first on site. All the basics are completed by the time the Youth Group Helpers arrive at about 9am to start launching the boats.  Danny’s key role is to ensure that the disabled members are safely transferred to and from their boats before and after their sailing sessions. The transfer between shore and boat can be unsettling. Danny manages to produce a calm environment which results in a flawless transfer. He is an inspiration not only to the disabled sailors, but also to new helpers who are learning how to manage the transfer.  He raises the level of commitment of other volunteers. Whenever he is around, the whole team is smiling.  Danny’s impact on Frensham Pond Sailability is in every area. The volunteers work tirelessly and the disabled sailors’ faces light up as soon as they see him. He always takes time to chat to his fellow helpers and the disabled sailors, and makes a point of understanding their problems and interests. Nothing is too much trouble.  Our helpers have to multi-task, and Danny is no exception. He is totally reliable, and when he takes on a task, we know that it will be done well.  Danny’s contribution to Sailability is not limited to sailing related items. He is part of the Tribute Band – No Justice. None who attended the recent Sailability Laying Up supper in the club house will forget the full evening’s entertainment provided by the band, and their performance of “Dancing the Night Away” with one of our disabled members taking on the role of lead singer with air guitar. Outstanding! Photograph has been sent by email.
  1. Responsible
  2. Fun
  3. Leader

Mole Valley Sporting Achievements 2017

Active Surrey Coach of the Year

Nominee Details

Mr Phil Smith 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Ms Vicky Lanham head@charlwood.surrey.sch.uk Headteacher and PE Leader in School

Reasons for Nomination

Phil has been working with our school for the past 5 years. His enthusiasm and coaching skills have had a huge impact on the pupils in our small school. He has supported and developed our pupils to become confident sports girls and boys in all different sports from reception to Year 3. He has supported them in developing the resilience and passion for competitive sport. He has been a huge source of training for all of out staff too which has enabled them to become far more confident in teaching PE and sport. This has resulted in a school full of pupils who enjoy PE and sport as well as being very knowledgeable and skilled at a variety of sports. As there is very little competitive opportunities for Key Stage 1 pupils he has also developed multi skill events across the Horley Learning Partnership and beyond which has increased pupil opportunity. This means that there is a regular opportunity for Key Stage 1 pupils across 5 schools to compete as well as Young Leaders from 4 primary/junior schools and a secondary special school to develop their leadership skills. Whilst in the main this has been a paid role there have also been additional unpaid time put in to developing the KS1 competitions. His commitment towards sport and young people is outstanding and I highly recommend him as a nominee for a 2017 sporting achievement.
  1. Committed
  2. Passionate
  3. Fun

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John Callcut 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Monjur Elahi monjurelahi@msn.com Coaches my daughter

Reasons for Nomination

I started taking my daughter to Newdigate Cricket Club to take part on the Surrey Youth Games practise sessions where I met John who is one of the coaches there. John is a dedicated coaching staff who masters a good teaching technique. He influenced my daughter positively by providing more opportunities to engage with the game and opening up to the team. John has actively helped her to effectively communicate with her team to achieve common targets. My daughter was at a very basic level when she started the coaching sessions and over the period of only two months, she developed a good understanding on the game and started implementing the same. I can see the same inspiration being grown with in the girls group who were attending the sessions with my daughter. Clearly, John and his team has successfully motivated the young potentials who could lead the way going forward. Last but not the least, John has influenced me, at my age of 41 to come back to cricket. I wish John all the best.
  1. Inspirational
  2. Caring
  3. Professional

Nominee Details

Carolyn Stowell 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Ally Reid ally.reid@surreycc.gov.uk School Games Organiser

Reasons for Nomination

1. Carolyn Stowell is the driving force for school sport within Dorking. Amongst her other accolades she has single-handedly transformed school sport at Surrey Hills primary school. The amount of children has significantly increased from 60% to 88%, inspiring even the least-active children to engage in extra-curricular and competitive sport. Particularly impressive that 47% who didn't do any extra-curricular last year have now been encouraged to during 2016/17. 2. Most impressive of all, for what is a school with only 157 KS2 pupils (just over 1 class on average per year group) they have won the Surrey Primary competition league beating out the likes of Ravenscote (5 form entry), Cleves (4 form entry) and every other school in Surrey to the coveted overall Surrey School Champions. For such a small school to win the award may never be matched! 3. They entered an astonishing number of events across the year competing in 13 different sports (up from 10 the previous year). 4. In addition to her monumental efforts in improving the PE and school sport offer at Surrey Hills, Carolyn also supports every Dorking infant, junior and primary school. Through her dedicated support and service 5 of the 8 primary schools have achieved the highest status of accreditation for school sport possible (GOLD school games mark). The other 3 have achieved SILVER, placing the district amongst the best in the country. Carolyn arranges a fixtures calendar for Dorking schools for over 50 different festival and competitions, all of which are either arranged by her through a strong community club link or personally run by her. No other association has as strong club links as Dorking which in almost solely down the hard work and enthusiasm of Carolyn (as I'm sure every club she works with will also testify). To top it off, as a coach her Surrey Hills sporting teams have won district events in Trigolf, Sportshall athletics, tag rugby, quicksticks hockey. She has an outstanding ability to get the best out of children, and teach the proper fundamentals and mechanics that allow every child to truly give their best. Surrey Hills went on the win the county Trigolf event & finish an incredibly close 2nd (pipped by 1 point by Cleves) in the sportshall athletics county final. Carolyn also managed the district team entry for the Quadkids school games competition managing children from 7 different schools.
  1. Passionate
  2. Dedicated
  3. Generous

Nominee Details

Beth Townsend 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Julie Baker Julie.Baker@marsh.com Friend

Reasons for Nomination

She puts in a lot of her own time and energy promoting netball and encouraging the girls to play to the best of their ability. She runs a Sunday morning training session and enters the girls into lots of festivals and competitions.
  1. Energetic
  2. hard working
  3. passionate about sport and excercise

Nominee Details

Beth Townend 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Kelly Townshend kelly.townshend@talk21.com Netball coach

Reasons for Nomination

Beth is passionate about giving all children the opportunity to take part in sport. She has volunteered for several years to coach the Mole Valley netball teams for the Surrey Youth Games and always encourages and helps all the participants to join a club if they aren't currently a member of any. This year she completed a Level 1 coaching qualification in Lacrosse thus enabling Mole Valley to enter a team into the Surrey Youth games. This gave girls and boys in the borough the opportunity to try a sport that is not accessible to many people in the borough. She coached the Lacrosse as well as the Netball this year and arranged free venue hire at a local private school giving everyone access to fabulous facilities that most of the children wouldn't usually have the chance to experience. During the winter months Beth runs (volunteers) a weekly local netball club for girls aged 8 to 18. She ensures that every girl in her club takes part in tournaments regardless of their ability so everyone has the opportunity to represent their club and enjoy the experience. In addition she has begun to chair a local league and made huge improvements in the way it is run. All her coaches are volunteers too and she ensures that they share her ethos and passion to inspire every girl.
  1. Dedicated
  2. Inspiring
  3. Busy!

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David Vine 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Liz Machtynger liz@mythumb.com Parent at swimming club

Reasons for Nomination

David Vine does a fantastic job at Leatherhead Swimming Club, and in the past year the club has seen major improvements in the junior squads with fantastic medal performances at local galas including Woking and Epsom, and at the Surreys. He has also brought the national and national potential squad to a superb level of performance achieving 1 british and 5 english medals for their age groups. He is a great coach and has a fantastic coaching team, he would be an absolutely worthy winner. He dedicates much of his time to the team and the development of the squads.
  1. Successful
  2. Leader
  3. Likeable

Nominee Details

Beth Townend 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Linda Scrase lindaescrase@hotmail.co.uk fellow coach at Fetcham Hawks Netball Club

Reasons for Nomination

Beth is an inspirational and committed coach who has worked tirelessly over the past 5 years to promote an enjoyment in playing netball in girls aged from 8 years to 16 years through her involvement as Chairman and lead coach at Fetcham Hawks Netball Club. Numbers in all age groups have increased since her involvement and her philosophy of encouraging all the girls to take part whatever their ability can definitely be attributed to increased confidence, improvement and participation amongst the girls in the club. Several of the teams have been very successful in the local leagues and this success is driven by the encouragement and skilful coaching that Beth utilises in her training sessions. Beth is always looking for ways of improving her coaching techniques and regularly attends workshops run by England Netball to this effect. Beth is a volunteer in her role as Chairman and coach and devotes at least 6 hours a week to Fetcham Hawks. This is in addition to the other coaching hours she gives to other sports. She thoroughly deserves to be recognised for the significant contribution she makes to the development of others - both girls and coaches in the netball fraternity!
  1. Enthusiastic
  2. Motivational
  3. Dedicated

Disability Sports Award

Nominee Details

Dawn Leach 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Paul Garber info@leatherhead-gymnastics.org.uk Director of Club

Reasons for Nomination

Dawn has been coaching General Gymnastics at the Club and has been fundamental in developing the Disability Gymnastics programme within Leatherhead & Dorking Gymnastics Club. Her high level of commitment and skills have been an inspiration to the gymnasts and has resulted in gymnasts from the club achieving success at competitions. She acts as a role model / mentor to our younger coaches. Dawn has attended educational coaching courses for coaching people with disabilities and is always looking for new ideas. Dawn offered support to other members of our coaching team and encouraged them to join in the coaching of disability Gymnastics. She has strong links with the local schools and offers disability classes alongside mainstream classes on a Tuesday and Friday. Recently Dawn and other coaches at the club attended the Surrey Para Games. We held the South East Disability Competition at Leatherhead & Dorking Gymnastics Club on 9th July which she helped organise
  1. Enthuastic
  2. Encouraging
  3. Patient

Nominee Details

David Sprigg 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Suzanne Northam snortham@dyscover.org.uk business contact working with David to generate air rifle shooting alongside our charity Dyscover

Reasons for Nomination

David has developed the facilities at BRC as a direct result of consulting with Dyscover to ensure the premises and facilities are fit for purpose for people with disabilities following stroke: sloping ramp, tarmacked car park, accessible toilet, knee space under counter top at rifle range. He has developed a Monday afternoon shooting session aimed at people with disabilities following 2 x 10 week courses with Dyscover Members. As a result of the success of these Dyscover only courses and the Members' feedback that they wanted to continue shooting, BRC have launched an independent course on the same basis as the courses put on for Dyscover, and in so doing offered out to the wider community a facility that has been tried and tested and proved to be enormously popular and workable. David and his team responded to the demand swiftly and keenly to ensure BRC were at the forefront of accessible shooting provision in the region. David has also facilitated the courses buy introducing 2 exceptional coaches Peter Vigar and Nikki who have demonstrated huge capacity to work with stroke survivors who also have varying levels of aphasia and physical disabilities. They have a warm and welcoming nature and collectively have enhanced a number of people's lives by opening up a whole new sport that is wholly accessible and enjoyable.
  1. Influencial
  2. Committed
  3. Inspiring

Sports Club of the Year

Nominee Details

Leatherhead & Dorking Gymnastics Club 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Paul Garber info@leatherhead-gymnastics.org.uk Director

Reasons for Nomination

Leatherhead and Dorking Gymnastics Club was established in 1976 and now has a membership in excess of 1700. It makes a significant contribution to all levels of gymnastics from Pre-School, Gymnastics for All, Artistic Gymnastics, Team Gym and Disability gymnastics. We provide a school’s participation for local schools and Disability programme where we work with special needs schools and community programmes. As a Club it promotes an active trainee coaches programme with between 20-25 participating trainees. We have 12 young coaches who have either completed or are in the process of complete their level 1 qualifications this year alone. The Club also provides an important employment base in Mole Valley with 47 employees and works in partnership with Mole Valley Council and Surrey County Council. As a charity we offer support for children in need to enable participation. Since 1980 the Club has produced International gymnasts who have represented GB at all levels up to the Olympic Games. In the past 2 years we have 8 gymnasts which have competed internationally. Since the Club completed its 1st purpose built gym in 1980 two further training areas have been built to meet the demands of the sport. This contribution to gymnastics is “unique”.
  1. Committed
  2. Inclusive
  3. Supportive

Sports Personality of the Year

Nominee Details

Laura Rose Pain 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Tess Pain tess.pain@virginmedia.com step-mother

Reasons for Nomination

Laura was introduced to ladies boxing at @ 16 years of age ( after being bullied at school) and attended the Ultimate Fitness Gym in Leatherhead. She has, however, due to being singles out for her natural talent and aptitude to boxing - in the past year beaten a field of over 6,000 young athletes to qualify for the GB Boxing Team based in Sheffield and has been shortlisted to fight at the Commonwealth Games in 2018. She will be one of the youngest competitors. She now trains at a GB affiliated gym in Guilford and trains every other week at the Centre of Excellence for Boxing in Sheffield. ( she also could have competed in judo or distance running) Laura is hard working, completely determined and focussed on her goal ( to be a champion and the best she can be). She continually trains tirelessly and follows Team GB's training programme to the letter and more. Despite this amazing achievement, Laura remains modest and down to earth and the most positive person - she is a truly inspirational young woman, who does not let any set back get her down or stop her aiming as high as she can. Laura is so modest she has not received the attention and praise that she deserves and I hope that this will go somewhere to rectify this.
  1. Determined
  2. Modest
  3. Focussed

Nominee Details

Laura Pain 19 years or over

Nominator Details

caroline pain cazpain@aol.com Mother

Reasons for Nomination

Laura has progressed with her kick boxing and boxing and through trials for GB, she has successfully become part of the GB team training hard for the commonwealth games and hopefully olympics
  1. Dedicated
  2. Motivated
  3. Thoughtful

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Nick Harris 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Oli Winter oli.winter@hotmail.com Friend

Reasons for Nomination

Nick has been a gymnast for many years now and he continues to grow year after year, and that is down to his shear hard work and commitment to the sport. This year has again been a brilliant and certainly very successful year for Nick and the rest of his gymnastics team. Earlier this year he took part in the British Championships for TeamGym Gymnastics in Liverpool at the Ecco Arena. It was a competition that was extremely competitive and had some fierce and very talented opposing teams, including Hawth from Crawley and Portsmouth Gymnastic clubs. In the lead up to the competition weekend, the training Nick had to endure was very gruelling and he had to put in long hours of preparation in order to be ready to compete at the highest level possible. Their hard work certainly paid off, as they walked away with an outstanding British Gold Medal, which made them the British Champions for Micro TeamGym Gymnastics. Through Nick's consistent hard work and commitment he managed to qualify for the British Team last year where he went on to compete for Team GB in Slovenia for the European Finals. I know he is forever grateful for being given that unique opportunity to represent his country in the sport he is so passionate about. In his own words he said "it was one of the best experiences of my life". Nick is now currently in the process of trialling out for the British Team again to go to the European Finals next year in Portugal. His attitude is second to none in all aspects of Gymnastics and Sport. He never settles for the level he is currently at and always looks to improve his skills and performance level in order to get to where he wants to be. One of the main things people will notice about Nick is that although he has a hugely competitive side, he'll always find the fun side of competing and training alongside his team and club members. Seeing Nick put in the endless hours into Gymnastics is greatly inspiring for myself and many others, as he has shown that with hard work you can reach great heights and continue to better yourself. He is a great role model for all involved and younger athletes can certainly look up and learn from him.
  1. Passionate
  2. Commited
  3. Driven

Nominee Details

Emelia Gorecka 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Jonny Pickering jonathan.pickering@molevalley.gov.uk FACS applicant

Reasons for Nomination

As a junior Emelia enjoyed a great deal of success: -2013 - European Athletics Junior Championships 3000m gold. European Athletics Team Championships 5000m silver -2012 - IAAF World Junior Championships 3000m bronze -2011 - European Junior Championships 5000m silver. Commonwealth Youth Games 3000m gold Unfortunately Injury problems meant it has been a tough time for the two-time junior Euro Cross winner, who suffered two stress fractures in one year (16/17). As a result shehad to rehab and learn to run again in Feb 2017. Nevertheless, Emelia has come back from this adversity and come back running even faster! Emelia is currently ranked number one (u23) and number two (senior) for 5000m in the UK. She also competes at club level for Aldershot, Farnham & District AC where she has won gold in a number of distance events this season. All these feats are amazing, as in 2008 Emelia was diagnosed with scoliosis, a condition which causes a curvature of the spine. Which in turn effects mobility of parts of her body. Because of this Emelia should be recognised for her remarkable comeback after injury and dedication to overcome a long term condition whilst still competing at an elite level.
  1. Resilient
  2. Talented
  3. Dedicated

Volunteer of the Year

Nominee Details

Pip Merrett 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Helen Goodman hlsgoodman@yahoo.com none

Reasons for Nomination

Pip has work tirelessly to introduce girls to the fantastic opportunities and skills that playing rugby can bring them. She has taught them about teamwork, respect, the health benefits of sport and how they can compete in what has traditionally been a male preserve. She has consistently organised training for contact rugby and touch rugby sessions helping them learn the skills of the game and helping them deal patiently and sympathetically with bruises and bumps. At the Worthing Tournament she was racing from one pitch to the other, keeping an eye on multiple games in appalling weather to ensure that her players were looked after and encouraged in every way possible. This came at the end of a busy weekend away for her and about 40 of the girls when she gave up her weekend to take them on an activity weekend where they worked together and got to know each other better to improve their knowledge of each other and to have fun whilst enjoying sport.
  1. Inspirational
  2. Dedicated
  3. Tireless

Nominee Details

Jeremy Crute 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Mike creffield michaelcreffield@yahoo.co.uk I'm club chairman and jez is a volunteer (friend/co volunteer)

Reasons for Nomination

Jeremy (jez) is an outstanding individual who has Made such a positive impact to our club. Jez is not only a coach, committee member, manager, adult team captain and pitch and maintenance man but also a general handy man, kitman, facilities man, parent confident and the lads he coaches mentor. Jez really does do so much and not for financial reward but for the love of the club, the game and the development of players. Often accused of hyper focus (boardering OCD) Jez thinks nothing of replacing his own time with chores, work, duties, help and upcycling all for the club and the boys and parents involved. Jez regularly puts all other people before himself and never complains, moans or voices frustration. If it was not for this mans enthusiasm I would not now be chairman of the club and nor would we have 4 new committee members and many more volunteers as his passion is contagious. Sometimes you meet someone who is capable of making a real difference but is not comfortable in the limelight themselves. A person that is a Do-er but does not ask for help or reward. A person who can drive positive change from within an organisation by just his attitude and drive. We have jez to thank for many things but most of all our fantastic facilities at both the main clubhouse and our training ground which he worked on without anyone asking him to. Finally Jez is so passionate about grassroots football he coaches not only his own team but also gives his time freely for 3 other teams in the club. He organises sessions with the managers of those other teams and shows them the best practice development techniques and FA coaching fundamentals that have worked for him and that he is keen to see implanted in the new teams coming into the club. This ensures we support new volunteer managers (often keen dads) and sets them up for success and an enjoyable volunteering experience at Bookham colts. I could go on about the contraptions he has made in order to ensure our playing surfaces are as good as they can be or the many meetings he has had with the resident association to ensure we do as much as we can to prevent anti social behaviour but I fear you will just think this man is too good to be true! In short he is and Bookham colts have found a real unsung hero whom I would love to see get some small recognition. This would mean even more to him the fact the reward will benefit the club ...
  1. Relentless
  2. Tenacious
  3. Resourceful

Young Sports Personality of the Year

Nominee Details

Sophie Scott 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Paul Garber info@leatherhead-gymnastics.org.uk Director of Club

Reasons for Nomination

Sophie has continued to achieve significant results in Women’s Artistic Gymnastics and is now a member of the Senior GB Squad. 2014 – selected into England Squad 1st England International 2015 – Selected into BG Junior European squad 1st Junior British 8th overall / 2 Individual finals. 2016 – British Junior Vault Champion. Member of GB Junior National Squad. GB International representative for several competitions. 2017 – Selected for GB National Senior Squad member. British Championships – 5th Overall qualifying for 2 individual apparatus finals. English Championships - Senior National Champion. Sophie is an inspiration to our young gymnasts and she attends lower level competitions to support our young gymnasts coming through.
  1. Committed
  2. Focused
  3. Inspiration

Nominee Details

Andrew Orme 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Peter Revell dbc1912@hotmail.com Dorking Bowls Club Hon. Secretary

Reasons for Nomination

Progress: U25 County Singles Champion/ reached International trials for U25 England team/ holder of Surrey Indoor badge/ gained Level 2 coaching qualification/ won outdoor quarter finals for Surrey gaining his Surrey Senior badge/ played in Surrey Senior League/ played in nearly all U25 Surrey matches. Impact: coaches junior bowlers on Saturday mornings encouraging them to join Surrey U25s/ volunteers every week at a local multi-activity disabled club encouraging new disabled bowlers/ escorted 3 bowlers to outdoor disabled where they won the cup/ will help support junior section when indoor bowls restarts in September Exceeded expectations: his achievements exceed all expectations for his age by being chosen to play in Surrey U25 Home Counties Leagues and Surrey Senior Home Counties Leagues/ has won all 3 Surrey badges within a 6 month period/ is working with a National Coach on an action plan for entry into international bowls
  1. Inspirational
  2. Focused
  3. Passionate

Nominee Details

Leah Blight 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Freda Bussey fredabussey@gmail.com Coach

Reasons for Nomination

Leah has been playing with Ashcombe Volleyball Club for 4 years and has shown dedication and enthusiasm throughout. She has been selected for the south East England squad for the past 3 years and in November 2016 was selected as a member of the England Junior Squad. Leah has been selected to represent England at the School Games in Loughborough from 30th August 2017 and also to represent England at Under 17 and Under 19 level for competitions in Denmark and England in October 2017. Leah has worked her way up from playing in Surrey league matches and junior competitions to regularly playing for Ashcombe VC in National League 2 and 3 matches with the adult members of the club. She has also developed as a beach volleyball player winning junior competitions with her partner Molly Saunders, also an Ashcombe club member, and playing in adult competitions. Leah is proving her worth as a junior athlete and looks to have a great future ahead
  1. Athletic
  2. Dynamic
  3. Fighter

Nominee Details

Daniel Aitcheson 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Dana Aitcheson daitcheson@hotmail.co.uk Mother

Reasons for Nomination

I would like to nominate my 12 years old son, Daniel Aitcheson, for his outstanding achievements in his sport, kickboxing. Daniel has represented the GB Team and won the World Championship in Dublin in September 2016, he than followed it up by claiming the British Champion title 2017 and the Irish Open Champion 2017, one of the biggest kickboxing competition. Daniel Daniel is training since he was six years old with the Kickboxing Karate club in Dorking, Surrey. Daniel is not just a great athlete, showing his dedication to the sport he loves but he is also a great young person who shows a great attitude in and out of kickboxing, being a good role model and inspiration for his friends and his peers. He is always looking for a challenge and ways he can improve himself further. I am extremely proud of Daniel and I believe he will make a terrific nominee.

Nominee Details

Sophie Scott 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Jonny Pickering jonathan.pickering@molevalley.gov.uk FACS applicant

Reasons for Nomination

Sophie Scott is junior that had a quieter start to her career, then climbed through the ranks. She first entered age groups at voluntary three finishing 7th, the next year retook her compulsory two in the latter half of the year passing and qualifying for the British. Sophie came back well in 2014 placing 11th AA at the English, then 13th AA at the British making the floor final where she finished 6th. She competed for Leatherhead and Dorking at the British Team Championships, and was selected to compete for England at the Rushmoor Rosebowl finishing 4th with the team, including 4th on vault, and 6th on beam. Into the junior ranks, and Sophie placed 7th AA at the English, taking bronze on vault, then 9th AA at the British making two finals finishing 5th on vault, and 8th on floor. Sophie was selected for the School Games on the English team where she helped them to the silver medal, finished 4th AA, and took gold in the vault final. Selection for Great Britain followed at the Rushmoor Rosebowl, when she was part of the gold medal winning team, took silver AA, and gold on vault and bars, a great competition for her. In her final junior year, Sophie was battling knee injury at the beginning of the year, missing the English Championships, then at the British competing on just vault and bars. In the AA Sophie was the highest scorer on an individual vault, and the third highest scorer on bars, so a good day for her on the pieces she was able to compete. In finals, Sophie vaulted really well, again the top scoring individual vault, and enough to take the title to become British Champion. On bars again she competed well, this time to finish in 4th. Sophie was selected for the GB-FRA-SUI-GER International where she helped the team to gold, was the top scorer on vault, and sixth on beam. She was also selected for the GB-ITA-GER International where she again helped the team to gold. Sophie was a reserve for the junior European Championships, a great achievement after a very tough year. She was injured again later last year with a slipped disc in her back, so I am sure everyone wishes a good injury free run for her once recovered. Sophie is one of those gymnasts with big potential that just needs to have the chance to be able to fulfil it, she has some big skills in training that hopefully she will be able to bring to the competition floor. Sophie is an inspiration to all the other gymnasts at the club and she attends lower level competitions to support the club's young developing gymnasts. Recent notable performances: - Selected into BG Junior European squad 1st Junior British 8th overall / 2 Individual finals. 2016 – British Junior Vault Champion. - 2016 Member of GB Junior National Squad. GB International representative for several competitions. -2017 – Selected for GB National Senior Squad member. - 2017 British Championships – 5th Overall qualifying for 2 individual apparatus finals. - English Championships - Senior National Champion.
  1. Talented
  2. International
  3. Dedicated

Nominee Details

Stephanie Killick 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Oli Winter oliver.winter@molevalley.gov.uk Facs Nomination

Reasons for Nomination

Stephanie Killick is part of Dorking Freestyle and has been for the past 9 years showing real heart and commitment throughout those years. She also competes on an international level and currently trains once a month with Team GB. Stephanie has been very fortunate to have been given the opportunity to travel around and compete in different countries at the highest possible level. She travelled to Belgium to compete, which saw her tremendously claim first place against tough opposition in the under 50kg category. Stephanie managed to fend off major competition from other Kickboxers all over the country to end up as the U46kg Girls Champion in the Cimac Superleague. She is now competing in the Junior U50kg category for 16-18 year olds. She is continuing to train hard and give it her all to be able to get her place on Team GB in order to compete at the European Championships in Macedonia. Stephanie has claimed many medals and honours in her very short Kickboxing career so far. She won a mix of Gold and Silver Medals at both the Dutch Open and the Northants Open back in 2015. Despite giving away 15kg in weight in the U50kg category, she still managed to claim a silver medal and another silver medal in the U45kg category in the Netherlands. Stephanie continued with her hugely successful early career start when she won Gold at the Northants Open when she returned to England. Back in 2011 in Stephanie's first competitive competition's she won Bronze at both the Irish Open and the WAKO World Kickboxing Championships.
  1. Dedicated
  2. Dynamic
  3. Talented

Young Sports Team of the Year

Nominee Details

Surrey Hills Primary Year 3 and 4 Tri Golf Team 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Carolyn Stowell carolynstowell3@hotmail.com PE Teacher

Reasons for Nomination

1.The Surrey Hills primary School Tri Golf Team beat 10 other teams to win the Dorking Primary Schools Tri Golf Festival at Betchworth Park Golf club. This qualified them to represent Dorking in the County Final in July where they came 1st winning Gold medals and becoming SURREY CHAMPIONS. 2.Tri golf is a circuit of activities where the team of 5 girls and 5 boys test their putting and driving skills to earn points. The team are also awarded points for 'skills for life' such as co-operation, teamwork, respect and honesty . The Surrey Hills team showed outstanding 'skills for life'! 3. In 2016 the Surrey Hills team were 2nd in the County finals this year they were 1st. Their points from this competition were added to all the other competition points the school has won this year and helped Surrey Hills primary to win top sporting primary school in Surrey in the Surrey Schools Games league table. As a very small school this is an incredible achievement and an amazing improvement on previous years.
  1. Fun
  2. Teamwork
  3. Motivated

Nominee Details

mole valley u8s surrey youth games tennis team 18 years or under

Nominator Details

brian love brianlove1972@gmail.com Team Manager

Reasons for Nomination

U8s trained for 6 weeks prior to surrey youth games. On the day the players played amazingly to win their group stage undefeated. (individually and in a team situation) In the 1st/2nd play off it went down to the last point of the whole event, winner takes all to win the whole tennis event. They won it! The mental skills, determination and team spirit shown by the players was amazing and winning the final was an unbelievable achievement. They all played with a smile on their face and a great sporting attitude to all their opponents. The tennis team have never won this event before. They certainly deserve to be acknowledged for their achievements
  1. teamwork
  2. sportmanship
  3. determined

Reigate and Banstead Sports Awards 2017

Active Surrey Coach of the Year

Nominee Details

David Earl 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Zoe Palmer zcpalmer@gmail.com Member at tennis club, recipient of coaching from Dave

Reasons for Nomination

Since joining Redhill Lawn Tennis Club as head coach in May 2016 Dave has been a highly active member of the local community, inspiring many people across all age groups to start or return to tennis as well as improving the level of many players. This improvement is especially true with the juniors whom, thanks to Dave, have entered competitive teams for the first time ever and won several leagues. As part of his coaching programme Dave also provides the club as a free venue for the team training for Surrey Youth Games. He has doubled the number of junior members, increased senior members and coaching options. For example: He has initiated a monthly coaching system that reaches beyond the club to over 10 schools and courts in the county where kids get training for just £2.50 per session. He is also providing free adult coaching during August and has worked with a local company to encourage retired people to start up tennis (https://youtu.be/f77zZq5d_eY) In addition to his work at the club Dave also offers his time and expert coaching for free at many local schools including Wray Common, Sandcross, St Peter & St Pauls and St Matthews, including coaching their special needs group for free. In addition to all of this Dave also finds time to continually develop professionally and has been been accepted to start the LTA Level 5 coaching award, the highest Tennis coach qualification in the world. He is also supporting employment in the local area having hired two full time members of staff plus 4 part time tennis assistants and he is supporting their own professional development as they undertake LTA qualifications. Dave has also provided free events for the community, providing opportunities for local residents that wouldn't otherwise exist for example; he organised a free event with an exhibition match with Wimbledon hero Marcus Willis and gave signed Andy Murray programmes from Wimbledon to the winners of Redhill events. Dave spends a minimum of 35 hours per week on the court which are divided between one to one sessions and group lessons at the club, schools work and his free coaching, as described above which is at least 10 hours a month. He is a true asset to the local community as he works tirelessly to make tennis available and enjoyable to everyone, across the ages. He is passionate about helping people to be the best they can be whilst bringing fantastic humour and spirit to the game.
  1. Inclusive
  2. Passionate
  3. Motivating

Nominee Details

Jane Lanaway 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Victoria Harrison marvix@gadbrook.plus.com parent of club member

Reasons for Nomination

Jane is a tireless and enthusiastic coach at all levels. She understands the temperament of each gymnast and works to their strengths, encouraging and supporting them at all times. Her dedication is inspirational. She coaches at three different venues six days a week; attends competitions at every level, county, regional and national; and accompanies a group of gymnasts to an annual Training Camp in Portugal. She also organises additional training sessions throughout the year for specific disciplines. Sep 2016- August 17 has seen the team grow from strength to strength with unprecedented results across the three disciplines of Trampoline, Double Mini Trampoline and Synchro. Namely: The 2016 English Championships (16 gymnasts finishing in the top ten positions in individual and South East Team events;), the 2016 National League Finals (28 Max Force gymnasts qualified, of which 17 went through to top 8 (resulting in 6 podium finishes); the 2017 National Development Finals (90% of MF entries qualified to the semi finals, ten qualifiers to the Finals with two squad members crowned National Champions, one silver and two bronze medal finishes); 2017 Surrey Championships saw Max Force win four Championship crowns. In addition, two squad members have been selected for the 2017 England Double Mini Trampoline Squad - a huge achievement. Personally, Jane continues to study for and pass her high performance level exams, has been appointed Head of Double Mini Trampoline (DMT) for the South East Region and has also been appointed as England Coach for DMT.
  1. 1: Patient
  2. 2: Supportive
  3. 3: Encouraging

Nominee Details

Vicki Howard 19 years or over

Nominator Details

David Adams dkadams@bluewin.ch We are not related; I am a member of the Committee at RPCC

Reasons for Nomination

Vicki Howard has an important impact at RPCC driving the rise of female cricket. She is Women’s Team Captain, a skilful player and Head Coach. Her focus on self-development has seen her recently become Level 3 qualified. There are about 20 players in the senior squad playing 12 matches a season. Vicki is coach and role model for female junior players and ensures a strong supply-line of talent. There are 108 players, comprising 4 squads (U9s, U11s, U14s, U15s) playing 40 matches a season; all have performed well in 2017 competitions. Vicki’s formal coaching responsibility is 4.5 hours per week for which she is paid, but her contribution goes far beyond this. She ensures a vital flow of information about the female game across this large club, winning support from all quarters. On women’s match days she will play, organise transport and refreshments, uphold safety, umpire, and submit match reports. Vicki has demonstrated professionalism to handle difficult situations and upholds the ‘Spirit of Cricket’. Over 10 years of loyal service, Vicki has had a significant impact on the number of players recruited by RPCC. She is a torch-bearer for this growing female sport, accepting responsibility with energy and determination.
  1. Resourceful
  2. Mature
  3. Inspirational

Nominee Details

Katie Gatt 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Emma Jones emma.jones@ymcaeastsurrey.org.uk Health & Wellbeing Manager at YMCA East Surrey

Reasons for Nomination

Since September 2016, Katie has increased the number of players at YMCA East Surrey’s Boccia Club. Not only has she increased the number of members she has also ensured those who wanted to play in a team were able to. Katie entered 3 Wildcat Teams into the Surrey Boccia League where Wildcats A won their Division and qualified for the National Finals in Sheffield in July. After playing several teams from around the country, the Wildcats finished 7th out of 17 teams; a huge credit to Katie’s hard work and dedication. In October, Katie started to work towards her Level 2 Officiating Award, which will be completed later this year. Since, she has attained her Level 2 Coaching Award in Boccia and is now only 1 of 16 coaches who holds this award in the country! As a result of this, Katie has recently been appointed the Scorpions Boccia Academy Lead, coaching national players. Grassroots to elite athletes she does it all! Katie regularly volunteers and organises hugely successful Boccia competitions, from local to the Surrey Youth Games Boccia Tournament. Through Katie’s passion and enthusiasm to coaching she is continuing to raise the profile of such a fantastic sport, giving children and adults with disabilities a positive sporting experience.
  1. Dedicated
  2. Passionate
  3. Enthusiastic

Nominee Details

Katie Gatt 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Marc Scott mscott@bocciaengland.org.uk Development Manager

Reasons for Nomination

Katie Gatt, is one of the highest qualified coaches in England through achieving her level 2 coaching award in boccia. Her passion, dedication and drive to provide high level coaching and experiences to participants in boccia is a great asset to the sport and Boccia England. She has successfully taken her boccia club through Boccia England’s Club accreditation scheme at levels 1 and 2 and maintained the accreditation mark for a number of years now. This shows that the club is operating to defined NGB standards and consistently demonstrate a high level of practice in all aspects of the club this has been achieved through all of Katie’s hard work and input. Katie dedicates endless hours of her personal time to ensure all her club sessions are prepared and planned. She has recently taken up a new position on top of all the work she currently does as one of Boccia England’s academy leads. This position entails co-ordinating a structured coaching environment for high level athletes and leading on their development, again showing that she is willing to put in the extra miles and time to the sport and dedicate her work for the development of others. A true asset to the sport and one that we are extremely grateful to have.
  1. Passionate
  2. Dedicated
  3. Fun

Club Official of the Year

Nominee Details

Lisa Longstaff 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Raymond Wood zenith.sport@yahoo.co.uk Club President

Reasons for Nomination

Lisa is club secretary and first team manager . The reason for nomination is her dedication to reviving the club's first team . We had no team in 2015/16 , but Lisa was the driver in recruiting players, encouraging players and managing the team . Her dedication was rewarded by the team having gone from nothing to a respectable mid table place in the SouthEast Women's lacrosse league Div 2 . Not simply a respectable performance , but she has also created a great team spirit and is highly respected by all the players. Also , she is club secretary and fulfills the all the regular duties
  1. Personable
  2. Dedicated
  3. Selfless

Junior Team of the Year

Nominee Details

Reigate Priory Cricket Club under11 NEC team 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Jim Harmer hjharmer@aol.com Director of Youth Cricket

Reasons for Nomination

RPCC ran three u/11 teams in the 2017, one playing in the strong North East and Central Surrey Colts League and two teams in the East Surrey Colts League (ESCL). The NEC team had a very successful season, culminating in the NEC Cup Final win against the strong Spencer club and finishing 3rd in the NEC league containing a number of Surrey's strongest clubs, with 7 wins and just 2 losses. The team also won the NEC u/11 8 a side Festival and the Lingfield School 6 a side Festival. The age group has a caring management team working hard to provide the youngsters with as much cricket as possible. Chris Bates manages the successful NEC team and promotes good sportsmanship and the team has played consistently well, with the Spirit of Cricket ethos to the fore.
  1. Successful
  2. Sporting
  3. Enjoyable

Nominee Details

Reigate Priory Cricket Club u/11 ESCL team 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Jim Harmer hjharmer@aol.com Team plays for RPCC for which I am Director of Youth Cricket

Reasons for Nomination

RPCC ran three u/11 teams in the 2017, playing in the North East and Central Surrey Colts League and two teams in the East Surrey Colts League (ESCL). We call those two the 'ESCL team' and the 'Llamas team'. (The ESCL team won their league and this R&BS award in 2016.) In a competitive ESCL of 14 teams, Reigate Priory's ESCL team had 10 wins during the 2017 season and only 2 losses, again finishing in top place. In addition, after winning 3 earlier rounds, the team is also due to play in the ESCL Cup Final on 3 Sept. The age group has a caring management team working hard to provide the youngsters with as much cricket as possible. Paul Fisher manages the championship winning ESCL team and promotes good sportsmanship and the team has played consistently well, with the Spirit of Cricket ethos to the fore.
  1. Successful
  2. Sporting
  3. Fun

Sports Club of the Year

Nominee Details

Beecholme Belles FC 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Lorraine Kennedy beecholmebellesfc@gmail.com Part of the club

Reasons for Nomination

I'm nominating Beecholme Belles FC for this award because we have increased the number of affiliated teams to 7 & retain over 100 girls. Despite the wider experience of girls leaving the sport from around the age of 14/15 we have not only managed to retain our existing girls but to strengthen squads with girlswho've been let down by other local clubs folding their girls teams or not offering more than 10 minutesplaying time. Next season all our teams are moving up an age & we will have two teams playing in theSurrey League's U18s age group! This season we have added a Development Squad to introduce girlsaged 6-9 to football. The girls are thriving & ready for some summer tournaments. In addition, we haveprovided specialised goal keeper training for all age groups & accept girls from outside the Club e.g. LittleLeague, who are looking to develop their skills.As well as players, we encourage development of any girls/ parents / siblings who are interested in coaching or officiating. Previously we funded a player to get her Level 1 coaching badge & 2 players to become referees. This season we have recruited the former player to coach our Under 10s & are supporting a sibling to obtain his referee's badge. Despite using qualified coaches to train the girls, we continue to support our managers to obtain their coaching badges & undertake safeguarding & first aid courses. Our Club continues to be run by a committed group of parent volunteers with roles of Chairman, Secretary, Welfare Officer & Treasurer. This season we widened membership to include all managers. We are active on social media & next month participate in the Banstead Village May Queen Parade to re-enforce our place in the community.

Nominee Details

Mersham Cricket Club 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Richard Feist retro_rich@hotmail.co.uk Club Captain

Reasons for Nomination

Merstham Cricket Club progressed them selves into a all surrey championship side for the first time in the clubs 150+ year history. The first and second team winning there respective leagues to move up the ladder, first team into the surrey championship and the seconds into division 4. The thirds and fourth team finished in strong positions and fulfilled all there fixtures as some big clubs had to forfeit. the club also developed its already growing colts section with some good cup runs and also league positions for all teams. we also saw development in the Girls and disability section of the club. As well as this the club continued its development to help run local school cricket competitions and games so cricket is offered. The club always looks to offer cricket t all levels and allows them to enjoy and progress at there own pace. he cricket club is always growing but will maintain its Aim of offering cricket to all.
  1. commuity
  2. weloming
  3. inclusive

Sports Team of the Year

Nominee Details

YMCA East Surrey Boccia Club - Wildcats A Team 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Katie Gatt katie.gatt@ymcaeastsurrey.org.uk Head Coach

Reasons for Nomination

The YMCA Boccia Club entered 3 teams into the 2016/17 Boccia England Pan Disability League. All teams performed really well but the Wildcats A Team, Matthew Sullivan, Jon Sullivan, Matthew Gosling, Ben Ratford and Robert Hayes, excelled in their match performances. They played 10 matches over 2 days and as they finished top of their division, improving on last year’s results, they qualified for the Boccia England National Finals in Sheffield where the Country’s top teams are invited to play. In July 2017, 17 teams took part in the finals, all of these teams have been there before, but for us this was our first time and a whole new experience. With no real expectations, the team performed exceptionally well and finished in 7th place – an amazing result for a first attempt! All the team members have a disability and due to their conditions find it hard to play and concentrate for long periods of time. They are only able to train every other week so to produce this level and standard of play is an outstanding achievement for them, both personally and as a team.
  1. Committed
  2. Passionate
  3. Happy

Nominee Details

Reigate Priory Cricket Club, 3rd XI 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Jim Harmer hjharmer@aol.com I am a committee member of the club

Reasons for Nomination

The Reigate Priory CC 3rd team has performed very well this year and as at 31 August, the team has won 11 matches and lost just two and sits 1 point behind the leader who Reigate plays on 2 Sept in a 'winner takes all' final match of the season. It is difficult for the team to make a significant improvement on the results of recent years, as it has finished second or third in the Surrey Championship 3rd XI Premier League for the last 4 years, but if the team does win in the final match and finish in first place, that will be a significant achievement and take the team to its equivalent of the summit of Everest. As with all teams at Reigate Priory, the 3rd XI plays cricket in the right Spirit, playing to win and with a sportsmanlike approach. The captain and the team are well respected by their peers in the league and they have a good reputation for fair play.
  1. Successful
  2. Sportsmanlike
  3. Enjoyable

Volunteer of the Year

Nominee Details

Olivia Saunders 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Sammy Day sday@thebeaconschool.co.uk PE teacher

Reasons for Nomination

Olivia has worked tirelessly this year to achieve her sports leadership award and has gone above and beyond to ensure all of the events and sessions she has been involved with have been successful. Olivia has taken time to organise and plan outstanding sessions helping out with local school sports day, county events and in her PE sessions. Her enthusiasm has inspired other students to work for the award and she has committed herself fully to all that has been asked of her without second question. The students and staff that she has worked with throughout the course of the year have commented on Olivia's charisma and have loved working alongside her. Olivia is patient, resilient and calm when things do not go to plan, empathetic and most of all passionate. She works well on her own but also has a huge impact when working with others as a group. She is the perfect example of what a sports leader should be and I hope she takes the skills she has learnt and demonstrated continuously into her future adventures.
  1. Passionate
  2. Persistent
  3. Philopsophical

Nominee Details

Richard Feist 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Greame Attridge gattridge@hotmail.co.uk club chairman

Reasons for Nomination

Richard is Merstham Cricket Club, he is the man of many roles at the club for which without him we would really struggle. Along with being Club Captain, he holds the following roles (vice chairman, head of juniors, head coach, team secretary, bar man, social manager) along with this he goes into local schools to help with junior player recruitment. He is the man at the club to ask. Richard played under myself as a colt at the age of 11 and has been with the club ever since holding many roles. He helps with the disability squad and has progressed the clubs girls development along with the junior sides that are improving year on year Not only the youth has been progressed but the senior teams have all made the surrey championship. Richard will often be at the club trying to make sure its ready for games and helping teams too, he tries to make him self known to all the junior teams so its and easy progression to adult games for the colts.
  1. Friendly
  2. committed
  3. helpful

Nominee Details

Ray Wood 19 years or over

Nominator Details

David Adams dkadams@bluewin.ch We are not related; I am a member of the Committee at RPCC

Reasons for Nomination

Without Ray Wood RPCC would struggle to function. The club has grown significantly over the last five years, with a huge increase in social activity; it is flourishing! Ray is RPCC’s Club Manager. He is responsible for recruiting, developing and motivating bar staff - an excellent team. He responds quickly to demands placed upon the bar including special Sponsor and Benefit events. He takes responsibility for the control of stocks, priding himself in acquiring high quality beverages at keen prices. He also ensures efficient administration and cash management. The turnover of the bar has doubled in three years. The club bar is open almost every evening, with Ray ever present. It is down to Ray’s efforts that the Pavilion is a hugely popular social venue amongst adult players (6 teams), supporters, and parents of the 500-strong junior section. Ray has been involved with RPCC for very many years. He attends all 1st XI fixtures, home and away. In past years Ray was the organiser of the Youth Section, managing the important transition from child to adult player. Ray Wood always puts RPCC first and dedicates his life to the club; he is integral to the club’s culture and success.
  1. Dedicated
  2. Organised
  3. Trusted

Nominee Details

Paul Bridge 19 years or over

Nominator Details

David Adams dkadams@bluewin.ch We are not related; I am a member of the Committee at RPCC

Reasons for Nomination

Paul Bridge has been RPCC’s 1st XI scorer for eight seasons. Not only an excellent scorer, typically committing both weekend days, he supports the team in many other ways on his own initiative. At the start of each season Paul highlights changes to playing regulations and analyses the impact on the previous year’s results and on future tactics e.g. how an altered bonus points system would affect plans to bat or bowl. Every week, without exception, Paul writes a highly professional game report, which reaches the Captain by Saturday evening! It is published in the Surrey Mirror and RPCC Newsletter. Paul writes for match day programmes including introductions to opposition players. When an RPCC individual performs exceptionally Paul will publish data on where the performance sits in the rankings (RPCC and League). Paul routinely supports the Captain in writing pre-game match cards. Paul is an active member of the 1st XI squad. Never does one hear anything but positive words about his contribution and we would be poorer without him. The Captain, Luke Beaven, says Paul is as valuable to the team as any player; he would love to see Paul recognised for his enduring dedication and capability.
  1. Reliable
  2. Committed
  3. Expert

Young Girls Team of the Year

Nominee Details

Reiking Chips Under 13 Girls Rugby Team 18 years or under

Nominator Details

David McGuigan david.mcguigan@oldreigatianrfc.com Coach

Reasons for Nomination

As is quite common in Rugby Union,many individual clubs do not have enough girls to put together a full team so we 'clustered' the girls from the three rugby clubs listed and they trained together and played as one team for the 2016/17 season. This of course posed various obstacles because the girls did not know each other well and lived in quite a widespread area. However by rotating where training and matches took place and by working hard as a coaching team to build team unity and spirit, we managed to build the girls into an excellent squad that loved their rugby. They all welcomed each other into their own clubs and developed a fantastic rapport resulting in them all making many new friends. The girls played in a mixture of friendly fixtures, county-wide pitch-up-&-play events and also girls cup matches. It its their Girls Cup performances that have shown how much the girls have achieved and they won their initial pool and also their round-robin semi-final pool which took them through to the area finals (the area being Surrey, Sussex, Kent & Essex). They won two of their games in the finals and lost only to the eventual winner from Horsham by a single break-away try in the final seconds of their last match. However, even this was taken in their stride and we were incredibly proud of the way in which they accepted the loss. They finished the competition as the best team in Surrey which, being a clustered team from three small separate clubs, was a huge achievement. The attitude of the girls was exemplified when playing against sides that were short on numbers because they have always been very happy to lend players to the opposition and have volunteered to do this, and taken it in turns, an incredibly mature approach that our opposition have hugely appreciated. Proving themselves to be the best team in Surrey was of course fantastic but what has please the coaching team the most has been the way that the girls, and their parents, have bonded and worked together to make an unusual situation work so well. It is also a joy to see them all so happy and loving playing rugby.
  1. Happy
  2. Enthusiastic
  3. Committed

Young Sports Person of the Year

Nominee Details

China-Marie Kill 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Simone Jones s.jones@reigate-school.surrey.sch.uk PE Teacher

Reasons for Nomination

China has only been playing rugby for 2 1/2 yrs. Within this time she has joined Sutton & Epsom RFC which she became captain of shortly afterwards. She is also vice captain for Surrey and has now also made selection for South East England. China is a born leader and strives to be the best in every walk of life.
  1. Confident
  2. Committed
  3. Friendly

Nominee Details

Morgan Musgrove 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Simone Jones s.jones@reigate-school.surrey.sch.uk PE Teacher

Reasons for Nomination

Morgan has a mature attitude when it comes to sport. He is very modest about his achievements and has been competing for the South East team for the last 2 years. He has also secured sponsorship from Better.
  1. Committed
  2. Intelligent
  3. Modest

Nominee Details

Amber Castles 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Simone Jones s.jones@reigate-school.surrey.sch.uk PE teacher

Reasons for Nomination

Although Amber has been involved in kick boxing since the age of 8 yrs old, she has only just made us aware of the high level she is now competing at. She is extremely proud of the fact that she is about to represent team GB in Macedonia in the European Championships this year. This is testament to her hardwork and commitment to a sport that she loves. She is a lovely girl who is liked and admired by many others.
  1. Dedicated
  2. Conscientious
  3. Talented

Nominee Details

Jane Lanaway 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Victoria Harrison marvix@gadbrook.plus.com parent of club member

Reasons for Nomination

Jane is a tireless and enthusiastic coach at all levels. She understands the temperament of each gymnast and works to their strengths, encouraging and supporting them at all times. Her dedication is inspirational. She coaches at three different venues six days a week; attends competitions at every level, county, regional and national; and accompanies a group of gymnasts to an annual Training Camp in Portugal. She also organises additional training sessions throughout the year for specific disciplines. Sep 2016- August 17 has seen the team grow from strength to strength with unprecedented results across the three disciplines of Trampoline, Double Mini Trampoline and Synchro. Namely: The 2016 English Championships (16 gymnasts finishing in the top ten positions in individual and South East Team events;), the 2016 National League Finals (28 Max Force gymnasts qualified, of which 17 went through to top 8 (resulting in 6 podium finishes); the 2017 National Development Finals (90% of MF entries qualified to the semi finals, ten qualifiers to the Finals with two squad members crowned National Champions, one silver and two bronze medal finishes); 2017 Surrey Championships saw Max Force win four Championship crowns. In addition, two squad members have been selected for the 2017 England Double Mini Trampoline Squad - a huge achievement. Personally, Jane continues to study for and pass her high performance level exams, has been appointed Head of Double Mini Trampoline (DMT) for the South East Region and has also been appointed as England Coach for DMT.
  1. Patient
  2. Supportive
  3. Encouraging

Spelthorne Sports Awards 2017

Active Surrey Coach of the Year

Nominee Details

Laura Quinn 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Raj Ladwa rladwa@laleham.surrey.sch.uk Colleague

Reasons for Nomination

Laura has a role in school to promote sport across all year groups. She always puts in countless extra time (unpaid) and her enthusiasm has had an amazing impact on sport in the school. Take up of clubs has increased with over 50% of the children in the school now engaged in extra-curricular organised sport this year. Her drive, determination and boundless energy has enabled Laleham School to achieve unprecedented sporting success over the past two years. We are currently Spelthorne League 1 District Sports Champions for athletics, winners of hockey and netball leagues and have achieved the Sainsburys Gold Mark for Sport. She teaches the children valuable social skills and has enabled those reluctant engagers to try a variety of non-mainstream sports. Laura is a valued member of our school and local community and she has won the respect of staff, parents, governors and the local residents association and we feel she would thoroughly deserve recognition as a champion of sport in Spelthorne.
  1. Dynamic
  2. Encouraging
  3. Passionate

Nominee Details

Mary - Leacroft Badminton club 19 years or over

Nominator Details

soraya raza soraya_raza@hotmail.com none

Reasons for Nomination

Mary and Richard both run the Sat morning club at Leacroft. My boys joined about 2 years ago and the payments were something like £1-2 only. Mary also runs the club for badminton at Our Lady of the Rosary school in Staines and does so with enthusiasm. She and Richard are always the first to be at the youth centre; they set up before we arrive, coach us, play with us and seems to enjoy the challenge too. The class lasts 2 hours and they are fine with our other brother popping in on the odd occasion if he wants to participate. They have also increased members too as we were about 10 or so and not there are 16 or so who play.
  1. Badminton-enthusiast
  2. caring
  3. patient

Nominee Details

Andy Selves and Alan Povey 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Tim Hore tim@tympani.co.uk club colleague

Reasons for Nomination

I would like to nominate the two people as they are very much a team. For evidence of their tireless support please visit us at the club on any Saturday afternoon! 1. Andy and Alan organise and run the youth training at Littleton Sailing club. This is a herculean task. Every Saturday afternoon Andy and Alan ensure the safe wellbeing of the youth team which consists of around 50 youngsters all under 16. They break the groups by age and experience, organise instructor support, monitor progress of the youngsters and are there to sort out things that go wrong. Their input has introduced large numbers of youngsters over the years to be aware of and learn the skills of sailing which has led to career choices for some of the older youth under their care. 2. Through the regular sessions the youngsters have grown in confidence and now participate in inter club and national events against other youngster. None of this would happen without their support. This has a knock on effect with others who want to be like their peers. They have initiated "Team Littleton" with the team proudly wearing team apparrel with some training in their own right to be assistant instructors under the clubs wider training programme 3. The personal development of several team members allowed them to compete in the National Schools Sailing Regatta this summer where they competed with 90 or so other youngsters from around the country. Team Littleton finished in the top half and one of the team in the top 10. Quite an achievement given the standard on display 4. Following the RYA sail training scheme Andy and Alan ensure that all youngsters are taught to the high standards that the governing body of sailing (the RYA) dictate. Every Saturday from March to October calls for dedication and selfless time giving to their passion. All of this is unpaid and the sailing time is 4 hours a week on top of all the admin and phone call time in between sessions.
  1. Motivational
  2. Charismatic
  3. Supportive

Nominee Details

Jean-Claude Le Boudec 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Adrian Pearman adrian@torakaijudo.co.uk Principal of Judo Club

Reasons for Nomination

• Coach of the Year o Jean-Claude Le Boudec is a Tora-kai School of Judo coach effective January 2017. Although he only joined us recently, Jean-Claude has years of experience in Judo. He left for a while to join the corporate world but felt he was missing out on his main passion, Judo, and the enjoyment of teaching others the wonderful sport. o In a year Jean-Claude has started 4 Judo classes from scratch, assisted other coaches when needed, and supported Adrian Pearman with the Spelthorne Team for the 2017 Youth Games. o The Spelthorne team had increased in numbers and were successful in their final results at the Games held in June 2017. We walked away with two Bronze medals. o Jean-Claude was organised with the admin, registration and communication with Spelthorne Council, ensuring we meet all the regulations and requirements. o He ensured that when arriving at the training venue, everything was set up correctly alleviating or minimising in form of risks. o He had a training schedule prepared which was followed and provide to be successful for the team at the actual Competition. o He encouraged students to keep trying and constantly helped improve their technique ensuring they felt comfortable, safe and happy. o Above all else his aim was to make sure that not only did the students feel like they had learnt something but that they enjoyed every part of the experience. o All our coaches have DBS checks, first aid training, safeguarding training, insurance, and constant technique training. Our Club is registered with the BJA and BJC.
  1. Determined to succeed
  2. Fun
  3. Organised

Disability Sports Award

Nominee Details

Claire Ellis 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Debbie Hazell debbiehazell@everyoneactive.com Manager at Centre where Claire trains

Reasons for Nomination

Claire Ellis has overcome life-threatening injuries to achieve unexpected victories and well-deserved accolades and, at the age of 40, shows no sign of slowing down. Claire specialises in the trick event, but also competes in the slalom and jump. She has Sunbury and Spelthorne Leisure centres for almost six years to train, and in that time has been named as the Disabled Water Ski and Wakeboard Association’s (BDWWA) World Disabled Skier of the Year four times, topped the European rankings table and won numerous world and European titles. Sport has always been a major part of Claire’s life. She was a keen gymnast up until the age of 13, when an injury caused her to turn her attention to other activities. She first tried water skiing during a family holiday, and begged her mother to let her continue when she returned home. Her flare for the sport immediately caught the attention of coaches, and she began to participate competitively in the sport aged 14. Injury, as Claire admits, is an unfortunate reality that sports men and women often have to face. Having worked at a ski resort for disabled athletes when she was younger, Claire was well aware of the dangers associated with her chosen career. However, when she broke her neck on a trampoline at the age of 24, Claire’s life was changed instantly. The injury caused damaged to Claire’s spine, leaving her paralysed from the neck down. She spent the next six months in hospital, where she relearned how to walk and move her limbs. Through sheer determination and the support of her family and friends, Claire made a remarkable recovery and within a year of the accident she was back on the water. The injury has caused her muscle imbalance and limited some of the movement in her limbs. Claire visits Everyone Active up to four times a week, and even more in winter when it’s harder to access outdoor facilities. As well as the gym and pool, she is a regular at the group exercise classes. She also uses the BDWWA’s facility at nearby Heron Lake and the Liquid Leisure water park. Claire is a fantastic athlete. We are constantly impressed by her determination and passion, and by the fact that she has not let an injury in her past define what she has been capable of achieving in the future. In 2016 alone, Claire was named as both the European and World Disabled Skier of the Year. She went to Norway to compete in the European and Africa Disabled Championships, where she was victorious in all her events. Despite Claire being the only member of Great Britain’s team to complete, the country finished third overall, even beating the home nation. All these achievements lead Claire to finish the season as number one in the European disabled water-skier league. Having gained more than 2,000 trick points in the 2016 season, Claire has exceeded the score needed to compete in the able-bodied nationals. She is now hoping to participate in this year’s World Championships and European tour. Claire’s story shows the important role sports and leisure providers play in supporting local athletes to fulfil their goals. Her refusal to allow a life-changing injury to alter her ambition is an inspiration for anyone looking to achieve their own sporting dreams.
  1. Inspirattional
  2. Detremined
  3. Successful

Outstanding Service to Sport

Nominee Details

Terry Jukes 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Debbie Hazell debbiehazell@everyoneactive.com Manager at Centre where Terry Coaches

Reasons for Nomination

For many many years Terry has been the backbone of squash at the Leisure Centre, quietly going about his work whilst tirelessly devoting himself to engaging newcomers to squash as well as maintaining enthusiasm with existing players. He holds 2 club nights a week as well as coaching the youngsters the fundamentals of squash, some of which have been entered into local youth games competitions and have come back with medals! A particularly nice touch is the weekly award given out to the children he coaches, each week the child that has done well that week gets a trophy and their picture taken, a great motivation and reward to keep young children involved in the game. Terry also devotes his time to helping to promote squash within the centre as well as tasks such as maintaining the courts. He is a keen player himself and has been for many years. Terry is currently arranging competitions with other clubs to really promote the sport in our centre and area. At a time when squash was on the decline in, his activity and passion has aided towards reviving the sport we are seeing an increase in participation. I feel that Terry’s greatest achievement in the work he has done across the last 20 years towards the sport, such a constant presence in our centre and community. Often those that are always there go unappreciated and we at the centre really feel that now is a great time for Terry to be recognised.
  1. Dedicated
  2. Passionate
  3. Enthusiastic

Sports Club of the Year

Nominee Details

Beas cheer 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Kelly Lowe kellylowe82@hotmail.co.uk Athlete mum! Cheer mum!

Reasons for Nomination

Beas cheerleading are in there 3rd competitive season as cheer leaders in Spelthorne. We are based in staines and this is my child's 2nd year. The commitment and support to the team Berenese DeSouza shows is second to none. She gives the girls & boys 100% & teaches team work and dedication at every turn. She has recruited a cheer mum as a coach this year and also bring the girls in the higher groups in to train the younger girls. My daughter was in Bumble Beas and at the last BCA competition at Guildford spectrum they came 2nd place which was a huge achievement. Bea has even fundraiser to get our training call decorated and in a good state of repair. Beas have taken part in staines upon Thames day and Bea runs a free cheer class in Stanwell village hall. This year Bea has created a level 2 cheer team taking beas cheer to the next level and as a parent being a part of this is very exciting! Please consider this wonderful team/squad for nomination, I guarantee you will not regret it!!
  1. Dedicated
  2. Talented
  3. Spirit

Nominee Details

Beas cheerleading 19 years or over

Nominator Details

M michelle.prendergast@sky.com Mother

Reasons for Nomination

Can not believe how far my daughter has come in one short season. Great coaches and team members
  1. Happy
  2. Bubbley
  3. Kind

Nominee Details

Adrian Pearman 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Nicole Van Der Merwe nicole2010@live.co.za Secretary of Club

Reasons for Nomination

o Tora-Kai School of Judo was founded more than 35 years ago by our Principal Adrian Pearman. We offer judo classes to children from the age of 5 to over 15 years of age, in a safe and friendly environment. Our ethos to help build children’s confidence while having fun and enjoying themselves o Tora-Kai is currently working towards our Clubmark. o We work closely with Spelthorne and Elmbridge Borough Council while preparing our young team of contenders to compete in the Surrey Youth Game. The Elmbridge team have been very successful in achieving Gold, Silver and Bronze. o This was the third year working with the Spelthorne Council and our team is beginning to move up in ranks, walking away with two bronze medals. Well done to all who tried really hard and participated. o We have classes at various schools echoing their principals of ‘every child matters’ and believe our reputation speaks for its self. We teach at schools all over the Surrey area. o Our coaching is of the highest standard, ensuring our techniques and training follow the BJA and BJC guidelines, we are members of both organisations. o The Majority of our coaches were Tora-Kai students that have now worked their way up to qualified coaches. In turn they use ‘future black belts’ as assistants allowing them the same opportunities. One of our coaches’ belonged to the British Judo team. o I believe we’re always looking for new ideas and areas to share our ethos of learning, building confidence, and having fun. We’ve proved this by working with local authorities, schools and community organisations. We hold an annual Club Competition where the money raised is given to Children’s Charity. o We hope that I nomination for Tora-Kai School of Judo will be considered.
  1. Determined to succeed
  2. Patient
  3. Persistent

Volunteer of the Year

Nominee Details

Robbie Watson 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Ian Robinson ianarobinson@aol.com Fellow Club member

Reasons for Nomination

Robbie has been a member of Staines Hockey Club for over 20 years. During that time he has performed the role of 2nd and 3rd team captain as well as Men's Club Captain, as well as a number of other voluntary roles within the club. This has included leading working parties to improve the facility, both the clubhouse and pitch area. The hockey club play their games on astroturf. There had been a pitch down for in excess of 15 years, the usual life of a pitch and the shock pad underneath is a maximum of 10 years. However for a variety of reasons the Club had not been able to afford to lay a new pitch despite applying for grants and support from Spelthorne Borough Council. Robbie took 'the bull by the horns' and with a 'can do' attitude and with unbelievable drive and motivation decided that he was going to make this happen, within 12 months. He wasn't going to sit back and take no for an answer. Robbie set out his strategy and proactively set about getting a group of others around him to support him during each stage, appreciating the skills of each of them. Robbie reached out to previous and current Club members and persuaded them that the project goals were achievable. He also engaged with and included the other sports clubs based at the pitch - Cricket, archery and football as well as the overarching association -Staines and Laleham Sports Association. Robbie embraced each phase, maintaining his enthusiasm, even when there were the usual hurdles and set backs. The stages included fundraising, grant applications, loan applications and the actual project including tendering process and the work to replace the astro turf. He also ensured that the hockey club became a Community Amateur Sports Club The astroturf was laid last September 2016 with the first games being played in October 2016. This has now featured in promotional video by Notts Sports with England Hockey women players taking part and praising the quality of the pitch. If that wasn't enough Robbie has also taken on the role of the external pitch hire coordinator, captained the 3's last season as well as organising some socials and working parties. He somehow also finds time for work, cycling and Sarah, his wife and 2 children. The external hire of the pitch has increased significantly since the new astroturf was laid, including walking football, colts football and even East Grinstead hockey club training on the pitch due to the quality. The Club has also hosted the Surrey Youth Games training. Robbie has also put in place a financial plan to be self funding of a new pitch within 10 years. Although there were a number of key people who deserve credit for assisting Robbie with this project without his vision, drive, passion for the club and desire to improve the facility for all then there is no doubt we would still be talking about it. In my view Robbie well deserves to receive the award for Volunteer of the Year in Spelthorne.
  1. Visionary
  2. Inspirational
  3. Legend

Nominee Details

Chris Copus 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Keith Robinson keithrobinsonwrs@gmail.com Vice President of Club

Reasons for Nomination

Chris & husband Jim joined the Club 4 yrs ago and immediately were happy to volunteer to help the Club with tea duties for the big County matches that the Club caters for. Jim is happy to be a car driver taking members to matches. They have brought their love of gardening by putting many back breaking hours weeding and laying gravel on the borders that has been rewarded in a vast improvement of the ground surrounding the Bowls Green which has brought very favourable comments from visiting teams this year saying such things as "how much better your Club is looking now". They work in a team that also includes 2 new members and lead by the President Marion Bushnell who presented Jim & Chris with the Ray Gilbert Plate which is awarded only by the Club President for outstanding contributions to the Club. Their enthusiasm & commitment to the Club is of the highest order and they still find time to put down their names. This Award if successful should go as a Joint one as I cannot split their efforts and commitments
  1. Enthusiastic
  2. Committed
  3. Willing

Nominee Details

Robbie Watson 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Martin O'Brien mmartinobrien@aol.com Chairman of Staines Hockey Club

Reasons for Nomination

Robbie was the leader of the team that was successful in raising the funding for a new astro turf pitch at our club and ensuring that the project was completed. Robbie's enthusiasm, drive, motivation skills and can do attitude ensured that the project was successful, therefore securing the future of the club. He also continues to be a driving force within the club working on continually improving the facility and maximising it's usage, not only, for the benefit of our members but also for the wider community. I am pleased to say that Robbie is also continuing his role as the men's Club Captain leading the men's section of of Staines Hockey Club. Quite simply had Robbie not done what he has done and continues to do there is a real possibility that we would have gone into further decline and possibly ceased to exist. All at Staines hockey Club owe Robbie a great debt of gratitude and as Chairman of the club I cannot think that there is anyone more deserving of this award.
  1. Positive
  2. Enthusiastic
  3. Motivational

Nominee Details

Mark Harris 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Tim Hore tim@tympani.co.uk club colleague

Reasons for Nomination

1. Mark is a tireless supporting member to Littleton Sailing club. Working behind the scenes to ensure the club's safety boats remain operational. The club operates and runs about 9 powerboats all driven by occasional drivers which often ends up with damage to the boats and engines. Mark is always on hand and willing to repair and replace missing parts and never complains. Mark uses his professional skills often in dark months to keep the boats going, changing parts and in one case a complete inboard engine. No one else at the club has these skills 2. Without this support the club would need to spend large amounts from professional services to maintain the fleet which allows the club to operate its many training courses with adequate safety cover. We run youth and adult sail training and adult powerboat training courses. All of which would not be possible without safety boat support. 3. Mark also is the club's Cruising Fleet Captain regularly running sessions at the club to motivate and encourage new club sailing members who are shy to sailing and want to improve their skills. Mark's drive and enthusiasm breaks down barriers and is inclusive to all
  1. Passionate
  2. Selfless
  3. Kind

Nominee Details

Emma Poole 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Rory Murphy rory.murphy@parkrun.com Friend and parkrun Ambassador

Reasons for Nomination

Emma is the founder and Event Director of Laleham junior parkrun. Emma set the event up in July 2016 to enable the children of Staines and surrounding areas to have a free running event every Sunday morning. junior parkrun is a free timed 2k event every Sunday for children between the ages of 4 and 14. Laleham junior parkrun has between 60 and 100 participants most weeks and to date 517 different children have taken part. Emma is the heart and soul of Laleham junior parkrun. As well as setting the event up, she created a core team of volunteers to support the event on a weekly basis, and has actively sought to develop and grow the team throughout the year. Her enthusiasm and ability to energize and motivate the team of volunteers is a key factor in the wonderful community feel that Laleham junior parkrun has. I have included some verbatim comments from her core team that epitomise why Emma is such an amazing volunteer and how she has inspired the people around her to volunteer more. Come rain or shine, every week sees Emma at Laleham Park, ready to deliver another event - her commitment is ceaseless and never wavers Claire Crook "I don't run - so how is it then that I find myself most Sundays volunteering for Laleham junior parkrun. Simple, Emma Poole. As Event Director, Emma has built a core team of volunteers who arrive every Sunday with a smile on their face ready to encourage assorted juniors to run. Emma's faith in everyone's abilities, the way she embraces and epitomises the parkrun ethos and her sheer enthusiasm to build and promote this event has been contagious. During the last year I have sampled most roles, including writing run reports a new venture for me and completely supported by Emma. I have watched as Emma has gently coaxed the mum that only ever wanted to be on a marshal role and will soon be taking on the volunteer co-ordinator role - having now done most other roles in between. From the planning of special events (Xmas, Easter, 1st birthday) to discussing tweaks and changes, Emma involves the whole team and no opinion is disregarded. Her enthusiasm is infectious and the amount of runners that go back to support others to complete the run or just simply stand and cheer at the finish funnel grows every week. It has been a pleasure to work with Emma and get to know her, and her family as friends. I still don't run but really look forward to volunteering every Sunday, working with this amazing group of people" Karen Sherry "I never saw myself as Run Director material. I was happy to volunteer, but did not feel I had the right skills to offer any more. However, Emma felt differently. When she asked me if I would like to become a run director at Laleham junior parkrun, I was surprised and hugely honoured. Emma is an incredibly patient and kind hearted soul who sees the potential in people that they themselves don't see. Volunteering at parkrun has become a cornerstone of my week. Emma has become a personal friend and watching our children play and run together has enriched our lives. My children who are seven and eight have become avid volunteers. They think nothing of pitching in to assist irrespective of whether they are running or not. Emma's belief in their ability to be responsible and helpful, has given them both a sense of pride and achievement. I have seen Emma's faith in people's abilities bring on other run directors and volunteers. We have had Duke of Edinburgh award scheme volunteers, many of whom are painfully shy and some with autistic spectrum disorders. Emma does not shy from giving them responsibilities, which may sometimes push them beyond their normal comfort zone. However, with Emma's gentle encouragement and support they flourish and you can see them stand a little taller each week. Emma has had a tough year physically and emotionally, and yet her commitment to Laleham junior parkrun is undimmed" I feel that Emma would be a worthy recipient of the award - the time and energy she has put into making Laleham junior parkrun a success has been incredible and is making a big difference to the health and activity of Spelthorne's young people
  1. Dedicated
  2. Patient
  3. Inspiring

Nominee Details

Kevin Broad 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Daniel Hooker danielhooker@everyoneactive.com Manager

Reasons for Nomination

Kevin has been working with us for almost 4 years now and since then has been a great inspiration to our gym members. He is always helping people to push themselves to their limits whilst keeping a strong focus on the fun side of exercise. On a separate note, Kevin often gives up his own time to help our clubs chosen charities by putting on events and leading the raising of money around the centre. He has helped one of our members who has been blind since birth to get more involved in the gym environment and even gets him sitting at the front of a spin class with Kevin so he can be included in our group exercise programme. Outside of work, Kevin takes it upon himself to get involved with charity events too - in the past few months he has volunteered for the Staines 10k race and completed a 60 mile walk for charity. He goes above and beyond to make the local community feel included and positive whilst training at the club, and helps people outside to get more involved.
  1. Motivator
  2. Positive
  3. Approachable

Young Sports Personality of the Year

Nominee Details

George Sudderick 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Andrew Kennard andrew.kennard49@gmail.com Coach

Reasons for Nomination

George has only been a member of Walton Athletics Club since July 2016, but what he has archived in a year has been truly outstanding and something I've never seen in 40years of involvement in the sport. As the Junior lead coach at the club I have been his direct coach for this time and have been responsible for his development so far. Although George is very new to the sport he has made such an impact he is already at National level and I am happy to admit that the decision to offer George a place at the club has been one of the best judgement calls I have ever made, and the contribution he has made to Walton Athletics Club, Surrey Athletics and National level athletics in this short space of time has been significant. Initially George worked hard to familiarise himself with the massive and complex technical side of Athletics, drills and core conditioning. But within a matter of weeks of joining he had effortlessly applied what he had learnt and was helping new athletes in the group, able to demonstrate drills in a confident manner and understand what was expected of him and become a vital lynch pin to the success of the junior group. George is a humble young boy who has a enviable work ethic when training, but remains unflappable, he always retains a calm and professional approach to all that he does, even for someone at such a young age. A credit to his willingness to learn and strive to be the best he can. During the past year George has familiarised himself with every aspect of Athletics and is not only adept at sprinting he is also more understanding of the body and what it takes to achieve success and what he needs to do. He is also both well liked and respected by fellow athletes and coaches within the club and a great role model to other aspiring young athletes. The key highlights without a doubt so far has been his gold medal winning performances at the South of England Indoor Championships and England Athletics Indoor Championships in Sheffield in February, running against boys up to a year older George on both occasions won the 300metre titles. Moving on to the outdoor season he secured two Surrey County Athletics titles over 200 and 300 metres in May and in June he won the Surrey Schools Athletics 300metre title, which got him selected to represent Surrey Schools at the English Schools Athletics Championships in Birmingham, which he again performed credibly and won the junior boys 300metres title in 35:98, this time ranks him 12th on the UK all time lists, he also won the Spelthorne Schools Year 8 District 300metre title and in the process set a new championship record. His goals for the rest of the season are to be the best he can and try to do the double and win the outdoor England Athletics 300metre title in late August in Bedford. George is currently ranked number one in country over 300metres for an under 15 year old, but what makes this even more remarkable is he still has another full year in the age group. For someone so young not just in age but in training years he has sets standards not seen before at the club during its 75years existence and I fully support this nomination.
  1. Humble
  2. Professional
  3. Dedicated

Nominee Details

Leanesh 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Mrs vytheki sivakumar vythekisivakumar@yahoo.co.uk Mother

Reasons for Nomination

Leanesh is a batsman bowler wicket keeper and fielder he was awarded best batsman awarded by sunbury cricket club average of 92 mean he was awarded from hampton boys player of this season impressive not out 53 runs against Newzealand schoo sunbury club nominated for Hounslow borough for the selection . Leanesh won his silver medal for table tennis he won all four matches and unfortunately lost his final match he was highly impressed by school coach,Pearsonal coach and club coach we all are hoping future cricket star far England for cricket.
  1. Well talented
  2. Very good captainship
  3. Team worker lead the to win the matches

Nominee Details

Benjamin doherty 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Sarah doherty sardoherty@hotmail.co.uk Mother

Reasons for Nomination

Ben had never played lacrosse before and decided to give it a go this year. He made significant progress and thrived! He helped his team to victory by scoring the majority of the goals and having outstanding team spirit. Hard work and determination are his motto. He exceeded all expectations and helped spelthorne to a bronze
  1. Determined
  2. Sportsmanship
  3. Spirit

Young Sports Team of the Year

Nominee Details

Ashford Town Albion U13s 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Amanda Sudderick asudderick@aol.com Parent

Reasons for Nomination

The U13 Ashford Town Albion football team have had their most successful season to date. 2017 Middlesex Cup winners, Manorcroft 6s, Old Isleworthians 6s and Ashford Town 6s tournament winners, and runners-up in the Premier Elite league in the Surrey Youth League for the second year running. The top goal scorer in the 2017 Premier Elite league also came from this team. The players have demonstrated a loyalty and dedication to their team. 6 of the current team have played together since the age of 6. Formerly Staines Albion, when that club folded before the 2016/17 season, the players were adamant that they wanted to stay together despite the uncertain future. As a result they moved to Ashford Town as a group and have, with their new and supportive Club and Team Manager, thrived; improving their technique, teamwork and fitness, which have all contributed towards their achievements. The team’s current manager is well respected by the players and parents alike, due to his fairness and transparency in how he deals with them. He ensured that all players played a part in the Middlesex Cup final, as recognition of their contribution over the season. He doesn’t tolerate dirty tactics on the field or off and rarely has to address this. He has fostered an attitude of playing hard but also being respectful of the opposition and officials. This has been demonstrated, in that there have been no red or yellow cards; no fines or complaints from the league or other teams over the course of the season. On one occasion the opposition could only field 10 players due to an injury and no subs. In response, our manager took off one of our players to maintain fairness. This team deserves to be recognised not only for their achievements this year, but because they are ambassadors for youth football. They always show respect for the referee and congratulate/commiserate with the opposition after matches. Indeed their sporting and respectful attitude to the defeated team in the Cup Final was recognised by both the FA and the losers themselves. They demonstrated how much representng Ashford Town meant to by ensuring they travelled to the Cup Final together as a team in a mini bus, and dressed in trousers, shirts and club ties. There are many younger teams at Ashford Town Albion and through the team's actions, they not only set a great example to these younger players, but also show that commitment and pride in your team and team mates can lead to positive outcomes. As a result of their achievements and successes and by being role models to these younger teams, they were also awarded Ashford Town’s Team of the Season award.
  1. Committed
  2. Respectful
  3. Successful

Nominee Details

Shelley Leftwich/Chris Couch 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Jacqueline Manly Jacquimanly6@gmail.com Parent of the goalie

Reasons for Nomination

FC Sunbury Colts have moved from strength to strength since being founded in just 2011. In the 6 years since coming together the team have won the Surrey Primary League (2013), Tour champions (2014), champions of Division 2 (2015) May 2016 saw the team as runners up in the Conference League and after another fantastic season promoted from the Super League into the Championship of the Surrey Youth League. The majority of the boys have played football together since 2009, and this is clear to see in the dynamic of the team - they really are a Band of Brothers. A couple of the players moved away for a season, but are returning for the 2017/18 season as they didn't find the same connection with their other teams. They demonstrate regularly the discipline that playing in a team requires, and have been recognised in the past for their sense of fair play and sportsmanship. This is a truly extraordinary group of young people, brought together by a passionate, dedicated committee. I feel that the hard work, commitment & sheer determination to succeed from everyone from players to coaches warrants recognition, and this would be a fantastic reward for them. The three words asked for below have come from my son - he has no idea why I was asking him!!
  1. Close
  2. Family
  3. Friendship

Nominee Details

Bumble beas 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Rachel jenkins leeserachel@hotmail.com Cheer mum!!!

Reasons for Nomination

These kids..... have not only worked their socks off but have shown determination, motivation and the biggest spirit!! The determination on their faces when they competed for regionals his year....coming second made it so worth it!! Their "swarm" is more than a squad, it's a family.... a family of beas who certainly sting when they compete.... just 100% awesomeness. We would love the chance to win Surrey young sports team of the year.... it would really encourage them for season 3! Last year they were good..... this year they have been amazing we can't wait for next season!!
  1. Awesome
  2. Determined
  3. Fun

Nominee Details

Beas cheer 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Claire horrill cnh_6980@hotmail.co.uk Mum

Reasons for Nomination

The beas cheerleading bumble bea team are a amazing team work together there a family of athletes they support each other motivate each other and never give up They have done 2 seasons of competitions and performed amazingly ending this season on high getting a. second place award at the bca summer showdown. My daughter started beas cheer 18 months ago with not much confidence and very quiet and is now a strong athlete with bundles of smiles and passion for what she does just a fantastic well oiled team that works so hard being a small local club the squads still get out there doing fundraising together to do as much for the team as they can which is why as a parent I think beas cheer deserve this .
  1. Strong
  2. Teamplayers
  3. Confident

Nominee Details

Beas Cheerleading 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Elise St John elise.stjohn@outlook.com Parent of athlete

Reasons for Nomination

Beas cheerleading have just completed their second competitive season. They attended both regional and national competitions and performed to such a high standard against some extremely tough teams! The results achieved across the sub teams in Beas cheer were amazing and speak volumes! Beas cheer teams achieved numerous 1st place, 2nd place xnd 3rd placements. In fact they have placed within top 6 at all competitions! The whole team, all the athletes have trained significantly hard all year to improve on the previous season results. They have all demonstrated such commitment and dedication to their training and team members by not only attending the scheduled training days and times but by also attending extra training to ensure team progression and attainment! They have really made their mark in the cheer world and have made many friends with teams from across the UK. I personally witnessed some Beas athletes introducing themselves to other cheer teams and cheering them on during their competitive performance. Demonstrating real sportsmanship and support to athletes within a sport that they clearly love!
  1. Sassy
  2. Dedicated
  3. Family

Nominee Details

Beas Cheerleading 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Hayley Jones halebop_27@hotmail.com Parent of child who attends

Reasons for Nomination

Beas Cheerleading has done amazingly well over the year, with their teams achieving placements at competitions attended this season. The youth team is currently 2nd in the region. This is a fantastic achievement for all as a lot of the cheerleaders were new and had never competed before. They are a dedicated group, working well together and have an amazing sportsman attitude, when someone in the team learns a new skill the team will regularly give hugs and encouragement to the athletes involved. Beas is currently in their 2nd season and the growth made is amazing, the squad started with 12 athletes, there is now over 50 across different age groups.
  1. Dedicated
  2. Motivational
  3. Hardworking

Nominee Details

Bea's cheerleading 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Emma ems83@live.co.uk Continued hard work and dedication by the team and coaches. Improving in the competitions every time. Kindness and compassion shown by every team member.

Reasons for Nomination

Continued effort by every team member, anyone rarely misses a training session. Encouraging coaches who dedicate there time and effort to improve every athlete to the best of their ability. Compassion and encouragement shown by the coaches to support and and give the athletes belief in themselves. Good team spirits and a close bond is had by all members of the team. Consistent improvement at each competition, placed higher at each one.
  1. Compassionate
  2. Amazing
  3. Encouraging

Nominee Details

Spelthorne Judo Team 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Nicole Van Der Merwe nicole2010@live.co.za Secretary of Club

Reasons for Nomination

o Our Spelthorne Judo team for 2017, were all between the age of 7 and 15. o The children attended all the training sessions focusing on what was being taught and following instructions correctly. They interacted well with the coaches and built some good friendships with others, as they all learnt together. o They were taught the rules and techniques of Judo. o The children attended the Youth Games in good spirit and participated to the best of the abilities, demonstrating good friendly sportsmanship. o Our Judo team for Spelthorne definitely showed improvement walking away this year with two bronze medals. o The team have improved their skills, their confidence and definitely their all-round sportsmanship, i.e. they keep coming back to learn more and striving to succeed in a sport they are growing to love and enjoy, a sport that boosts their self-esteem and confidence. o They should be recognised for determination and success.
  1. Good Sportsmanship Shown
  2. Enjoyment
  3. Determination

Young Volunteer of the Year

Nominee Details

Ellie Frost 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Graham Outrim goutrim@live.co.uk Coaching Officer at ATTC

Reasons for Nomination

Ellie has demonstrated tremendous enthusiasm this year for her personal progress and during the course of the year took her UKCC Level coaching course showing enormous enthusiasm to obtain the qualification. She constantly offers her time to assist the club coaching sessions plus other club activities such as Surrey Youth Games training and competition, Spelthorne Sports week, club Open days, cubs/scouts and brownie evenings plus many other voluntary events. Basically Ellie is always very keen and enthusiastic to offer help and assistance for all areas of voluntary club work. The club work to encourage further sports participation is based on significant voluntary effort be many people. Ellie has significantly contributed to this and she is the youngest volunteer we have at the club. She is always encouraging other of her age and younger to improve their skills, she demonstrates excellent maturity for her age, way beyond what you would normally expect in my view.. She is very focused and enthusiastic about her own personal development and has made a big technical improvement during the year. She is a very popular member of her playing team and the coaching team at the club
  1. Enthusiastic
  2. Tenacious
  3. Popular

Sport Godalming Awards 2017

Active Surrey Coach of the Year

Nominee Details

Johno Alford 19 years or over

Nominator Details

PC2487 Jim Lavery 2487@surrey.pnn.police.uk None

Reasons for Nomination

I have watched Jono over the years mature from boy to man and seen him evolve from a shy young boy attending the canoe club, to a confident, well rounded, mature and keen instructor. Nothing is too much for this man. His patience with the kids is amazing as he takes his time to explain and demonstrate to them different actions and techniques of kayaking. Jono is a unpaid volunteer at the club. Despite only being a young man and still finding his own way in the world of paid employment and life etc. He turns up week in and week out giving his time and obvious dedication to the young people for 3 or more hours on a Thursday evening and often for most of the day if their is a Saturday event. He assists at the Godalming Staycation year in year out, an all day event that aims to get people of all ages on the water. He is happy to attend and assist should there be any high need groups that wish to attend to experience life on the water. He was the first to volunteer when Surrey Police needed assistance in making a DVD aimed at young people showing the dangers of CSE(child sexual exploitation). Jono will go far in life. He continues to evolve and attend courses that will assist him, such as necessary first aid courses and instructor courses. It would be great for his dedication to be recognised in order to not only thank him on behalf of the many young people he has helped, but as a way to inspire him as I am sure he will go on to achieve a life time of volunteer work.
  1. Dedicated
  2. Calm
  3. Patient

Nominee Details

Will Grove 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Matt Kiley hambledonfc@gmail.com Club Secretary

Reasons for Nomination

Will Grove has been a player at the club for over 10 years and has recently taken over coaching the first team for the 2016/17 season. Which has improved the quality of the coaching at the club ten fold. With every session planned to the tenth degree and everything to improve the performance of the players. This had a marked improvement on the team as they finished the highest in the football pyramid in their 100 year + existence. Not only has he trained the First team but he is always on hand to offer advice to the less experienced coaches for our other teams. Getting to sessions early to run through plans with them. Or staying to observe their sessions and offer advice. He has been key to the club attracting young players and helping to keep them in the game. With football seeing a big decline in adult football especially 16-25 year olds staying in the game. He has been key to pushing links with local schools especially King Edwards and is looking to start a youth team at the club for u8's
  1. Enthusiastic
  2. Initiative
  3. Inspiring

Outstanding Service to Sport

Nominee Details

Peter Harris 19 years or over

Nominator Details

PC2487 Jim Lavery 2487@surrey.pnn.police.uk None

Reasons for Nomination

The legend that is Peter Harris. If you were a young person, are a young person, know a young person and have been in Godalming over the last 15 years or more, then you probably know Peter Harris. He served the community as a police officer for many years before retiring. He helped set up the Go Godalming youth canoe club approximately 13 years ago, and has been a main stay attending week in, week out, whatever the weather during that time period. Despite retirement, ill health, different jobs, his own growing family, he remains the dynamo that continues to drive the club forward offering his knowledge, experience, skill and poor joke telling to generations of young people. Without Pete, I am sure his club would have been another statistic of long lost youth clubs in Godalming. He lives and breathes to help young people become involved in sport. He galvanises the other volunteers together with his infectious thirst to try new things and to push the young people to achieve more and more. He is always though conscious that we are not a competitive club, sport should be fun, it's about gently building up confidence that go on to gently assist with a young persons life and social skills. He does not judge individuals on past events, he does all he can to encourage young people to go forward, not backward, and to show them that with a little effort they can achieve great things. Peter dedicates all his spare time to sport. Previously involved in football and refereeing where he worked tirelessly often after a hard day or week of policing, he now dedicates more and more time to the young people of Godalming. He even went so far as to change his job in order to not miss out his weekly fix of instructing and helping others. Numerous youth groups, special needs groups use Peter as the point of conduct to give their members experience, fun, and confidence building skills on the water and the man himself absolutely loves it. You will never meet a more dedicated individual. This trait is infectious and he deserves to be recognised. Peter also had assisted with local school events, community speedwatch to name but a few.
  1. Driven
  2. Dedicated
  3. Patient

Nominee Details

Arthur Blackman 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Matt Kiley hambledonfc@gmail.com Hambledon Club Secretary

Reasons for Nomination

Arthur Blackman or Ginge as he is affectionately known as has devoted his life to sport in the Hambledon Village. He has played a major part in both the Football and Cricket clubs development over the years which has seen both under take new Clubhouse builds. He has served the Football Club in a variety of roles but most notably as Chairman a position he has held from 1970 and only just stepped down after nearly 50 years of service. While for the cricket club he stopped playing in his forties because of bad knees however this did not stop him and he was Groundsman for 45 years and Captain of the Cricket club for 10 years. He also held the Chairman post for over 15 years. He has helped run the Hambledon Village Fete for as long as anyone can remember which is vital to raising funds for both the cricket an football clubs. He has truly been a great servant to the village of Hambledon. And hope he enjoys his retirement although his wife Sue will say he is always still down the cricket club.
  1. Ginge "his nickname"
  2. Dedicated
  3. Honest

Nominee Details

Barrie Hogan 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Chris Terry chrisncfc@hotmail.co.uk Committee member

Reasons for Nomination

Barrie Hogan has given over 35 years service to our club and football in surrey. Without people like him working tirelessly behind the scenes doing all the jobs people don't see. I could go on but I expect you know what people like Barrie are to local sports
  1. Dedicated
  2. Loyal
  3. Irreplaceable

Nominee Details

Bernard K Smith 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Anthony Garcia-Deleito a.garciadeleito@btinternet.com Incoming Secretary

Reasons for Nomination

Long service as Secretary to Farncombe and Godalming Rifle Club . Since the 1970s...ned to check exact date. He has selflessly kept the club running and legally compliant for decades. He has kept the sport and club going (without tje Secretary's diligence in doing the legal compliance it would be closed down). He has been an instrumental part of ensuring the continuance of the sport and in encouraging countless young shooters (and older ones returning later in life such as myself). He is now involved in Sport Godalming and mentoring the transition to me. (So he is still auto copied on fgrc Secretary emails for the moment). If his nomination finds favour please email direct to me and I have seperately emailed with Roger Remington 's address. Many thanks
  1. Diligent
  2. Selfless
  3. Approachable

Sports Club of the Year

Nominee Details

Hambledon FC 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Matt Kiley hambledonfc@gmail.com Club Secretary

Reasons for Nomination

Hambledon FC has been running for over a hundred years and has seen massive transformation in the last ten years from purchasing the land, building a new clubhouse, new car park area. Pitch improvements, purchase of ground care equipment and storage sheds seeing investment in the club to nearly £300,000. The club is run by a small band of volunteers who give up their time to run the Club. With other so called bigger clubs in the area seeing a decline Hambledon has been growing from strength to strength which it seeing it quickly outgrowing it's current ground Badger Park. With plans in place to increase the size of the land. The club run 4 Adult teams and have links with Milford Pumas which sees their u16 team hire the ground. With discussions in place with Pumas to improve this partnership. The club also has links with King Edwards School which sees promising players at the school play at the club to gain vital experience in Adult football. The club has also won the FA Community Shield Grant - only available to two clubs in Surrey. To help it improve links with local schools. With a mini tournament between local schools planned this year. The club has also won the Surrey FA Charter Standard Club of the Year which is testament to how it is run. Hambledon continues to punch above it's size
  1. Ambitious
  2. Growing
  3. well-run

Nominee Details

Tyler Radlett 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Roger Humphrey roger.humphrey1@googlemail.com Friend/aquaintance

Reasons for Nomination

Sport Godalming/Surrey Sports Award - Nomination -Youth Sports Personality of the Year Age 15, Tyler has excelled in the game of darts from a very young age and his achievements in the Sport of Darts deserves to be recognised. Tyler started playing the game of Darts with his father at the Farncombe Social Club and has progressed to the mens's team and has played regularly for the Surrey Under 18 team.In 2016 he played in 14 County games and was unbeaten. He also qualified to play in the National Masters under 18 Tournament and was listed as being in the top 6 players in the country. In the past 12 months he has payed for the England under 18 team and went on to represent England in the Europe Cup in Budapest. He has also played for the County under 18 team this year and won all his games.He is now unbeaten in over 3 years at County youth level, is County Youth Team Captain and also plays for the County Senior team.winning 6 of the 9 games played and helped the Surrey to promotion in Division 1.Tyler has reached the Semi-Final and Final of a number of prestigous competitions and has been selected to play in World Masters at Bridlington and the World Youth Festival at Lakeside. Tyler loves and enjoys the game of darts and cherishes the feeling of playing regularly for the County and National Youth teams and furthering his career in the Sport. I feel Tyler has excelled in the game of darts, which is exceptional for someone so young, and has great potential for furthering his career in the senior game. I feel he is an example to other young potetial sports activists and he should be recognised fro his exceptional achievements.
  1. A true Sportsman
  2. Dedicated
  3. Ambitious

Sports Personality of the Year

Nominee Details

Jamie Oakey 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Sam Chadwick sc71@yahoo.com Former team-mate and coach.

Reasons for Nomination

Jamie has achieved a considerable amount of success in the last 12 months, building on a positive 12 months beforehand. His achievements are: National Elite Duathlon Championships - 28th. 2nd at the European Aquathlon Championships - 2nd European Triathlon Championships - 17th. Among other results Jamie has qualified for the 2017 World Championships team for Rotterdam in September and the 2018 European team. This in spite of breaking bones in an out-of-competition accident and being forced to take a break. This level of commitment and willpower is one of Jamie's greater qualities. Jamie also takes the time to visit the club where his swimming career began - Godalming ASC, with whom he maintains a positive relationship and is a role-model for many of the multi-sport participants who train there.
  1. Driven.
  2. Organised.
  3. Humble.

Sports Team of the Year

Nominee Details

Godalming Town Ladies Football Club 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Jen Bannister jen.bannister@waverley.gov.uk Work colleague of a player and supporter of club

Reasons for Nomination

The Godalming Town Ladies Football team had a fantastic 2016/2017 season with finishing a close 2nd in the Greater London Womens Football League Division 2 South. The season before last they finished 9th which just shows the improvement. The stats difference from the 2015/2016 season and the 2016/2017 season speak for themselves; Goals conceded 2015/16 - 58 2016/17 - 19 Goals scored 2015/16 - 37 2016/17 - 70 Wins 2015/16 - 5 2016/17 - 14 Draws 2015/16 - 3 2016/17 - 2 Loses 2015/16 - 12 2016/17 - 2 Not mentioning the most clean sheets in the league (beating the league winners). These performances resulted in the team being promoted to the Greater London Womens Football League Division 1. The ladies section at Godalming Town Football Club has also grown with now having a Development Squad as well as the First Team Squad. This shows the commitment from the managers and the coaching staff and I'm sure the ladies section will continue to improve and develop.
  1. Dedicated
  2. Motivated
  3. Improving

Nominee Details

Godalming Masters Ladies Swimming Team 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Hugh Morgan hughwmorgan@hotmail.com none

Reasons for Nomination

For a number of years the Godalming Masters swimming team have been punching above their weight taking on the big clubs like Guildford City and Dorking. After a surprise overall win last year Godalming were keen to defend their crown. Guildford City put out an awesome team in the men's blowing others out of the water but the battle between the two ladies teams from Godalming and Guildford was always going to be epic. Godalming's team captain Denise Humphries delivered a master class in press-ganging and mobilising a fine-lookin’ fine-swimmin’ posse of ladies who pipped Guildford to retain the Ladies Points trophy by a mere 19 points. “Next year will be different”…..they both are saying! The standout performance from the Godalming team was from Gabrielle Morgan winning the Victor Ludorum trophy for the 18-24 age group by one point after swimming in most of the events and relays. The ladies team also competed with distinction at the National's and after sending a strong team to the European Masters last year were represented by two of their swimmers at the World Masters in Budapest. Denise Humphries and Suzanne Morgan swam well and, without troubling the leader board, registered qualifying times before retiring to the fan zone and enjoying the Hungarian hospitality.
  1. Inspiring
  2. Determined
  3. Dedicated

Volunteer of the Year

Nominee Details

Lisa Maycock 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Chris Early chriscearly@gmail.com Chairman of GLTC

Reasons for Nomination

Lisa has driven a step change in engagement and membership growth at GLTC over the last three years. Building upon the success of the clubhouse redevelopment, she has worked closely with our coach James Ambler to develop a series of Tennis Xpress courses targeted at adult beginners and those returning to the sport. From a low of 65 three years ago, the adult membership has increased to 118 and is still growing through the 2017/18 season! Lisa is extremely thorough at generating and following up enquiries from the public and especially good at encouraging people to take part. In addition she has helped with the planning of and running of major events, including our regular open days. Her hands on approach has been instrumental in increasing awareness of the club and everything we have to offer. Despite having to juggle employment and a busy family life with this voluntary role, she has consistently found time to speak to and meet new joiners in person, whilst also undertaking the regular Membership Secretary role. Lisa truly espouses the club's open and accessible approach and is fair and considerate in her dealings with all current and prospective members. She has massively helped to develop the current positive atmosphere at the club and the large volumes of great feedback we are receiving in person and online, especially via the social media channels that she has nurtured so effectively. What she has in effect done is turn the Membership Secretary role into a that of a fully fledged Business Development Manager. Personally Lisa has been a great support, helped me to take the performance of the club up a level and to further raise our ambitions.
  1. Friendly
  2. Open
  3. Focussed

Nominee Details

Claire Marshall 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Jim Lavery jimlavery1@sky.com None (local police officer)

Reasons for Nomination

I would like to nominate the lovely Claire Marshall for this award. She is the current chairman of GoGodalming youth canoe club, a voluntary organisation supporting young people in getting involved in canoeing, promoting team spirit and building confidence. Despite her own chronic illness and years looking after her own growing up family supporting them all with long term medical and physically challenging conditions, Claire has for many years turned up week in week it in all weathers to support, nurture, comfort and encorough the young members bank side. She helps run all the admin for the club, makes tea and chocolate for the tired, col and wet. And she offers a shoulder to cry on while advocating acceptable behaviour and inclusion for all and challenging and educating unacceptable young behaviour. Claire works tirelessly and passionately, always providing her services to all and rounding up long suffering husband Dean when extra help needed. Claire was also a special constable until health issues put a stop to this. She helps run Farncombe youth club. She also set up Northbourne Action Group proving help and support and community action days for the estate where she lives. This lady is unstoppable and she should be recognised for her community voluntary work supporting not only this, but also many others in the community.
  1. Kind
  2. Caring
  3. Amazing

Nominee Details

Martyn Grove 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Matt Kiley hambledonfc@gmail.com Club Secretary

Reasons for Nomination

Martyn Grove has been Groundsman at Hambledon for over 10 years in which time he has overseen a transformation from a glorified Farmers field to one of the best playing surfaces in the County. Which has seen him win Surrey FA Groundsman of the Year and South East Groundsman of the Year. He is currently into the National Award to be judged at St George's Park. Not only has he transformed the pitch but also the whole area and very proud of the shrubbery which he worries no one notices because the pitch is that good. Not only is he groundsman but he also looks after the clubhouse on match days and can be found serving behind the bar and cooking the hot dogs. The difference he has had on the club cannot be put down in words and he is a major factor in Hambleldon attracting new players to the club because of the pitch. He is always there to help others and organizes all the other volunteers for match days and the numerous jobs that need doing to keep the club going. He really is an unsung hero who never seeks the limelight and is much more comfortable in the background and tending to the pitch
  1. Reliable
  2. Dependable
  3. Reserved

Nominee Details

Sam Chadwick 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Hugh Morgan hughwmorgan@hotmail.com none

Reasons for Nomination

If you were asked which Surrey swimmer took part in most finals at the LEN European Swimming Championships last year, you might struggle to answer! In fact, Great Britain didn’t have any elite swimmers from Surrey! But we were delighted to see Godalming Swimming Club's Sam Chadwick starting the races for the fastest women in Europe, including Olympic champion Ranomi Kromowidjojo, world record holder Sarah Sjostrom, and GB’s own Fran Halsall! Sam qualified as a starter in 2007 doing mainly club champs and small inter club galas for Godalming progressing to the Surrey Age Group Chamionships. He then progressed to Regional Championships in 2008 and was offered the British Swimming Development Program assessment, which he passed with flying colours that year at the ASA Masters. This was followed by the British Swimming Starters Program in 2009 during which Sam officiated at two or three national events per year until 2015 when he was nominated on to the FINA list of starters. Sam has continued to do two or three national events a year and in 2016 year was invited by British Swimming to apply for the European Championships in London. In 2017 Sam has continued to officiate and was invited to act as starter at the World Masters Championships in Budapest and spent a week starting the best Masters swimmers in the world who by his own reckoning are hard to officiate than small children as they like to do things their own way and often won't accept a youngster in his thirties telling them what to do. If all goes well Sam hopes to be able to start at the Olympics in the future and with any luck he will and I hope that some of Godalming's finest will be poolside to watch him/ As well as his starter role at national and international competitions Sam is also assistant head coach at Godalming Swimming Club where he oversees the development of the younger swimmers and organises all the officials for Godalming's internal and external swimming galas as well as swimming in as many masters events as he can and passing on his love of swimming to all he comes into contact with.
  1. Dedicated
  2. Fair
  3. Motivational

Young Sports Personality of the Year

Nominee Details

joshua lowmass 18 years or under

Nominator Details

amber lowmass amberlowen@icloud.com mother

Reasons for Nomination

im nomainating josh because i feel he has achieved so much he in now training with the england team and competed with the european tif taekwon-do championships in liverpool this april
  1. brave
  2. inspirational
  3. fun

Nominee Details

Alvaro Mayo 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Kerry Fowler k.fowler@broadwater.surrey.sch.uk Teacher

Reasons for Nomination

Al is a talented sports man who has worked hard all year. He is a natural basketball player and has been selected to play for the Under 13 South East England Basketball squad. He recently played in a Regional tournament held in Manchester and the team came 4th overall. He is a lovely lad and has a bright future ahead of him.
  1. Talented
  2. Unassuming
  3. Well mannered

Nominee Details

Jamie Mansfield 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Leigh Mansfield leighmansfield@btopenworld.com Parent/Coach

Reasons for Nomination

I am nominating Jamie this year for his continued significant progress within Judo this sporting year. Jamie was dominant in his weight Group u46kg in UK and Europe winning the coveted Venray International in Holland last year and climbing to British number 1 in the GB Ranking lists, by winning the majority of British ranking events by December. Jamie fought well at the British Championships getting through to the final where despite fighting well lost a very close final taking a silver medal on what was later ruled to be an error by the British referees commission. Despite this knock back Jamie was straight back training deciding to go up a weight group to u50kg and determined to rise to the top of the British Rankings once again. After the first 3 ranking competitors of the year Jamie had risen to number 2 in the GB Ranking List at his new weight despite being lighter than a lot of his opponents. In July Jamie was selected to represent the South Of England in the British Teams Championships and fought exceptionally well being the lightest in the team and having the pressure of fighting first every match to set the team up for victory. After significant wins in their group and semi final against Scotland, Midlands, Eastern England and Northern Home Counties Jamie led the South to the final winning all his fights, a rematch against Scotland which after a long day they narrowly lost 6-4 to take Silver. The sporting year has ended on a high note for Jamie after just receiving a selection from England Judo to represent in his country in the UK Youth Games in Loughborough in September which he is incredibly proud of. Jamie has to make a lot of sacrifices to remain at the top of his sport in the UK and Europe and has very little time fit in everything, training and competing all over the UK & Europe, school work, socialising with his friends. However Jamie still finds time to be at his club every week to give back to the younger people coming through in judo and takes time to train with them, mentoring them through their first nerve racking competitions. The younger children look up to Jamie and he has become a fine role-model within the club encouraging and supporting the next generations of Judo players.
  1. Dedicated
  2. Focused
  3. Giving

Nominee Details

Yasmina Hasan 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Graham Robinson badnor2488@gmail.com Coach

Reasons for Nomination

Yasmina has been our most promising junior member and takes part in most of the clubs activities. She has shown great promise and particularly in the last year when playing in National Competitions as well as club leagues. This last month she undertook a trial for the County and has been selected for the ladies under 31 County side playing the AMY ROSE BOWL national inter county event. This is played at Leamington Spa in September alongside all the other National Competitions. The County selectors are so pleased with her performance but this has been endorsed with the comments - Yasmina was brilliant at the trial but it was more than just her playing ability that they were impressed with - it was her whole attitude and on the green demeanour as well.
  1. Great personality
  2. Competitive
  3. Gets on with colleagues of all ages

Nominee Details

Anna Litvinenko 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Mrs Vic Alexander vic.alexander@stcatherines.info Head of Six Form Boarding at St Catherine's School Bramley

Reasons for Nomination

Anna Litvinenko, 16 years old, started skating nine years ago. Now she practices twice a day, six days a week. Anna wakes up at 4:30am every morning (except Sunday) in order to be in time (5:30am) for her morning on-ice training, which finishes at 8am so that she is not late to school. After school, she has off-ice training for an hour. Anna also manages to balance her academic studies with elite sport very well. She achieved 11 A* in her GCSE exams and chose Math, Chemistry and Biology for her A-level subjects. She is an inspiration for many girls in the school and at the ice rink. Anna has recently become a Club Ambassador at Guildford Ice Figure Skating Club and is training to become a figure skating coach. Anna also helped to organize and performed in the Show Case at Guildford Ice Rink where she had an opportunity to share her skills and talent with other skaters. Anna qualified to compete at the Ice Figure Skating British Championships at Junior level in 2014, and since then, she has consecutively had a podium. Last season, when she satisfied the age criteria, she also competed at the British Championship at senior level and got sixth place. Anna has certainly exceeded expectations in her performance. She is regularly representing the UK at Junior Grand Prix competitions: Colorado Springs, USA (2015), Ljubljana, Slovenia (2016), and Riga, Latvia (2017). Since last season, she was also selected by National Ice Skating Association (NISA) to represent the UK at Challenger Cup series at senior level: Warsaw, Poland (2016) and Espoo, Finland (2017). Anna achieved her first bronze medal at an international competition at senior level at the 5th Denkova-Staviski Cup, Sofia, Bulgaria (2016). A list of the competitions is enclosed. For the last three seasons and the coming one, NISA has nominated Anna to be a member of the UK National Team and a Silver British Olympic Association Passport holder. Last season Anna represented the UK at the European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF, Erzurum, Turkey), where she got 7th place, which is a remarkable result. Anna’s aim at EYOF was to be in the top 10. Last year, it was announced that the performance of the British team was the most successful it has ever been, and Anna’s results definitely contributed to it. She was also chosen as first reserve at the Junior World Championships 2015 and 2016.
  1. Hardworking
  2. Talented
  3. Inspiring

Young Sports Team of the Year

Nominee Details

1st VII 18 years or under

Nominator Details

John Hatcher jsh@barrowhills.org Director of Sport

Reasons for Nomination

Barrow Hills is a very small prep school based in Witley. Our Year 7&8 has a total of 30 boys and 9 of them made it through to the U13 In2Hockey national finals in May. They made it through the county round and regional finals to get to to the final in Nottingham, beating schools over five times their size. The team consisted of only three club hockey players and the school only plays hockey for 8 weeks of the year. Hundreds of school compete in the In2Hockey tournament and Barrow Hills finished 9th in the country.
  1. Hard working
  2. Determined
  3. Passionate

Nominee Details

Guildford Rugby Club U18s 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Simon Rhodes simonhrhodes@aol.com Coach

Reasons for Nomination

Guildford U18s have been a successful year group at Guildford Rugby Club ever since Mini Rugby. Throughout Minis and Youth, they were County Champions regularly and won a national competition at U12, beating Macclesfield in a tightly contested final. However in 2017 they faced their biggest challenge yet; in addition to entering the Surrey Leagues they also in the National Colts Cup, a trophy previously won by powerful clubs such as Bath, Bedford, Gloucester and Harlequins. In the Surrey leagues, in order to provide development opportunities for as many boys as possible, Guildford joined forces with Guildfordians to enter two sides and ended up winning league 3, as well as being runner up in League 1. Given that participation enjoyment and development were the prime objectives, these results were extremely creditable. The National Colts Cup provided a different challenge all together, not least as it the one trophy that all Clubs aspire to win, with over 200 entries across all counties. Whilst Guildford hoped to do well, their confidence was dented somewhat by long term injuries to Louis Edmondes, Will Gumpel, Zach Housden and Jonathan Burke. In the early rounds, Guildford beat Teddington, Esher, Alton and Braintree relatively comfortably, whilst also giving opportunities to players on the fringe of the A squad. But when it was down to the last 16, the competition became incredibly fierce not least as Guildford were drawn away to Worthing, the Sussex champions and National U17 champions. In a game where the weather was as hostile as the opposition, Guildford showed great courage in coming from behind to win. In the quarter and semi finals, Guildford beat St Austell, a side laced with Exeter Academy players, and also Chinor who played with ferocious physicality - thereby qualifying for the final against York, played at the Bedford Blues ground. Despite going down 11-0 at half time, tries by Tom Heyes, Hugh Tizzard and Matthew Edmondes saw Guildford win 17-11 and with it the National Cup Title. The victory was all the more impressive given that Guildford resisted the temptation to play the released Quins Academy stars, Tom Nicole and Jack Johnson, choosing to stick with the squad who had got them to the final. Of the starting 15, no fewer than 9 also were also core players at the age of U7, a testimony to how Guildford Rugby manage to keep boys playing sport. In an attempt to ensure the boys continue to play rugby at senior level, the squad are soon to travel to Argentina with fund-raising done both to offer numerous bursary places whilst also raising over £1000 to Shooting Star Chase. Coach Andy Jones said: "In the way that these boys play rugby and conduct themselves off the field, they are a credit to Godalming and rugby as a whole. Guildford should be very proud of their National Champions."

Nominee Details

Guildford Rugby Club Under 18's 18 years or under

Nominator Details

John Hines john@ezieprint.co.uk Commercial Director Guildford Rugby Club

Reasons for Nomination

Guildford U18s have been a successful year group at Guildford Rugby Club ever since Mini Rugby. Throughout Minis and Youth, they were County Champions regularly and won a national competition at U12, beating Macclesfield in a tightly contested final. However in 2017 they faced their biggest challenge yet; in addition to entering the Surrey Leagues they also in the National Colts Cup, a trophy previously won by powerful clubs such as Bath, Bedford, Gloucester and Harlequins. In the Surrey leagues, in order to provide development opportunities for as many boys as possible, Guildford joined forces with Guildfordians to enter two sides and ended up winning league 3, as well as being runner up in League 1. Given that participation enjoyment and development were the prime objectives, these results were extremely creditable. The National Colts Cup provided a different challenge all together, not least as it the one trophy that all Clubs aspire to win, with over 200 entries across all counties. Whilst Guildford hoped to do well, their confidence was dented somewhat by long term injuries to Louis Edmondes, Will Gumpel, Zach Housden and Jonathan Burke. In the early rounds, Guildford beat Teddington, Esher, Alton and Braintree relatively comfortably, whilst also giving opportunities to players on the fringe of the A squad. But when it was down to the last 16, the competition became incredibly fierce not least as Guildford were drawn away to Worthing, the Sussex champions and National U17 champions. In a game where the weather was as hostile as the opposition, Guildford showed great courage in coming from behind to win. In the quarter and semi finals, Guildford beat St Austell, a side laced with Exeter Academy players, and also Chinor who played with ferocious physicality - thereby qualifying for the final against York, played at the Bedford Blues ground. Despite going down 11-0 at half time, tries by Tom Heyes, Hugh Tizzard and Matthew Edmondes saw Guildford win 17-11 and with it the National Cup Title. The victory was all the more impressive given that Guildford resisted the temptation to play the released Quins Academy stars, Tom Nicole and Jack Johnson, choosing to stick with the squad who had got them to the final. Of the starting 15, no fewer than 9 also were also core players at the age of U7, a testimony to how Guildford Rugby manage to keep boys playing sport. In an attempt to ensure the boys continue to play rugby at senior level, the squad are soon to travel to Argentina with fund-raising done both to offer numerous bursary places whilst also raising over £1000 to Shooting Star Chase. Coach Andy Jones said: "In the way that these boys play rugby and conduct themselves off the field, they are a credit to Godalming and rugby as a whole. Guildford should be very proud of their National Champions."
  1. outstanding team work

Sport Guildford Awards 2017

Disability Sports Award

Nominee Details

Surrey Choices Rebound Therapy Team 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Jessica Williams jessica.williams@surreychoices.com colleague

Reasons for Nomination

This entry is for a team nomination Care provider Surrey Choices provides a range of activities for the people it supports but it cites Rebound Therapy as one of its most popular activities. It introduced the therapy sessions in September 2015 and it has proved to be extremely beneficial to customers. The exercise helps to promote balance, facilitate movement, increase or decrease muscle tone and aids relaxation and sensory integration. Participants use a trampoline in order to provide the therapeutic exercise and recreation for people with a wide range of special needs. It is not trampolining in the traditional gymnastic sense but it does improve fitness and can really help to improve communication skills. The Rebound Therapy team from Surrey Choices, currently works with people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, sensory impairment, people with complex needs and people on the autistic spectrum. The different benefits it can offer are quite incredible, including communication, muscle tone and co-ordination. Most importantly of all it is fun and enjoyable for people of all abilities. Everyone taking part enjoys the happy and positive atmosphere that comes with Rebound. We see it having a positive impact on so many lives. Our team are completely committed to offering Rebound Therapy to our customers who wish to participate. The sessions are fun and those who compete are able to receive grades and certificates as they progress. Sometimes we have customers come along to Rebound who don’t use verbal communication but due to the cardio-respiratory effects of the activity vocalisation is often increased with exclamations and gasps. Eye contact is also enhanced and this can be especially lovely for parents and carers to see these positive effects. Rachel, a mum whose son attends three Rebound Therapy sessions a week said her son absolutely loves attending the sessions and she confirms that it helps his physical, mental and social skills. “The exercise is really good for him, and it’s helped him to improve in following commands, as well as becoming more interactive, and he will now have short conversations with Paul (activity facilitator)when he uses the trampoline,” she said. The Surrey Choices team can see that Rebound Therapy is having such a positive impact on so many lives. Just this month those attending the sessions were invited to a presentation ceremony to celebrate their achievements.
  1. Committed
  2. Positive
  3. Encouraging

Sports Club of the Year

Nominee Details

Team Surrey Spartans Hockey Club 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Lowell Lewis Vicechair@surreyspartans.com Club Member

Reasons for Nomination

We would like to nominate ourselves for the Club award following the continued community development work we have undertaken in 2016-17. This year we put an added focus on offering junior hockey in Guildford. This year we have supported, promoted and facilitated the delivery of a Guildford Schools Quicksticks competition which saw 6 teams of year 5&6 school children get their first taste of a hockey competition. The event under the Surrey School Games banner was delivered by a team of volunteers from the club and the club also supported the event by providing free equipment to the participants. Following on from the Surrey School Games, we also delivered the Surrey Youth Games hockey for Guildford Borough. This year through increased support and promotion we managed to engage more kids than ever before and successfully enter both a girls and a boys team in the competition. The club's experience in engaging novice players meant that we were able to enter full squads with 19 of the 20 players being new to the sport. This was a fantastic achievement for the borough. Off the back of both the above events we have expanded our junior offering in the club to run sessions throughout the year. In 2016-17, we have delivered 43 weeks of pay&play hockey sessions to help maximise the opportunity for the residents of Guildford to take part in a sport not offered in many schools in the borough. The junior activities have also given the club the ability to offer volunteers the opportunity to learn new skills and get practical experience in coaching and officiating whilst also helping to improve sport to the Guildford community.
  1. Community
  2. Inclusive
  3. Grassroots

Nominee Details

Tim Bevans 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Tim Bevans timbevans@hotmail.com Chair

Reasons for Nomination

G-Force Touch Rugby club are made up of males and females aged 16-64 playing Touch Rugby with Guildfordians RFC. There are over 150+ social players and 40+ competitive players who form teams depending on the level of competition. It is a relatively inclusive sport in that males and females can compete on the same pitch at local, regional and national level. G-Force are proud to have a wide range of players from 16 year olds through to people returning to sport after 20+ years out, and others who have never touched a rugby in their life. Every Monday and Wednesday we play social matches mixing teams every week so that everyone is getting to know each other and developing their game both informally and formally. The coaches have been very active this year not only supporting individual player and squad development but also contributing their knowledge and experience at a regional and national level. For example: Zan Hudson selected to coach England U15s in European Junior Championships Niall Buggy selected as assistant coach to the Women's Permit Squad supporting them to win Gold at the European Permit Competition in Edinburgh Matt Harper coaching the Southern Suns regional masters squad (over 30s) to runner up in recent national tournament James Herd coaching South East Renegades in their first national tournament. As a result of coaching input at a local level G-Force Touch squads have made significant progress this year as evidenced by: Ladies team are Surrey Ladies League and Cup Champions for 2nd consecutive year Mixed (male and female) development team won Surrey and Middlesex League and are in the cup play-off tonight (31 August) Mixed open team came 2nd in Steeden Touch national League and attending play-offs in September Tim Bevans coached the Guildford borough Girls squads at U13 and U11 in the recent Surrey Youth Games with the teams winning all but one match. As a result of player development we have had: 7 players selected for regional squads Will Gillet being selected as Captain of the South East Renegades Mixed Open squad and nationally Christian Prinsloo, James Herd, Matt Harper, Susannah (Zan) Hudson and Richard Neinbar selected to represent England and all winning gold medals in their respective squads The team have been actively involved in coaching and supporting local clubs with their development including London Irish Ladies, Farnham Rugby and Horsham Tigers.
  1. Inspirational
  2. Committed
  3. Outstanding

Volunteer of the Year

Nominee Details

Nick Hayman 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Luke Wylie l.wylie@englishlacrosse.co.uk Friend/Coach

Reasons for Nomination

Nick Hayman has been an instrumental and yet unsung hero of Guildford Lacrosse Club. Without Nick's help the club would not be in such a strong position heading into next year. Throughout the year Nick has offered up the majority of his weekend and dedicated to club growth in any way he can. He has assisted the mens team in their first season in the South East Mens Lacrosse league by taking own the role of club official. Within our sport officials are few and far between and having our own official has been a tremendous benefit. It has allowed me as coach to focus on the gameplay and development of the team creating the right atmosphere. I haven't had to switch out of my coaching role to being an impartial official, I believe this is a huge positive yet it would not be possible without Nick. It has also meant that we don't have to rely on our players to step out of the game to officiate as so often happens in lacrosse. Furthermore, in Nicks role of club official he has built up an extremely valuable relationship with the local official staffing body for lacrosse. Using this relationship Nick has been able to acquire referees and umpires on my behalf for events such as the Junior Flags tournament which was held at Surrey Sports Park for the first time ever. Again this is largely in part to Nick offering up his own time to help bring a tournament like this to fruition. Nicks role within the club extends beyond being the club official. As well as offering his Saturdays up for the Senior team, he is also my Assistant coach for the Junior team on Sundays. As my assistant coach Nick is an extra pair of eyes and hands, he really helps the sessions move along smoothly allowing me to deliver a fun engaging session. The proof is in our ever growing base of players. The Junior club would definitely not be where it is today without his help. Finally, Nick has impacted on the wider issues in the sport beyond Guildford Lacrosse Club. Part of Nicks selflessness means he is always seeking to volunteer his time for the next event. He is now scheduled to help umpire at the Surrey Youth Games Lacrosse event and is signed up to volunteer at the Rathbones Womens Lacrosse World Cup on the 12-July to 22nd. He is a genuine unsung hero who never expects the thanks or praise but whole heartedly deserves it. His volunteering this year has truly helped to progress the sport of lacrosse.
  1. Selfless
  2. Caring
  3. Dedicated

Nominee Details

Polly Wong 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Lowell Lewis Vicechair@surreyspartans.com Club Member

Reasons for Nomination

I would like to nominate Polly Wong for volunteer of the year following the outstanding work she has undertaken over the past 18 months on behalf of the club. This included captaining a team for the club, coaching juniors, umpiring mens and ladies matches, delivering community engagement events and helping to organise and coordinate other volunteers all while completing her final year of study at university. She has helped to organise and deliver both in-house club activities as well as for Surrey School Games, Surrey Youth Games and the Guildford Games. Her commitment to the club this past year has culminated in her becoming the first female chair of the Team Surrey Spartans and taking on responsibility for overseeing all hockey activities for the club. This makes her one of very few women who hold the top position in a hockey club in the region and sets an inspirational example for other women in sport.
  1. Inspirational
  2. Enthusiastic
  3. Passionate

Nominee Details

David Jones 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Michael Burdett michael@guildfordbaseball.co.uk General Manager of the club

Reasons for Nomination

David is the backbone of the club, giving up a large amount of his own time, without the reward of playing the game any more, to help not only umpire practically all club games, but assist with the development of the junior section. He has accomplished the following: a) Orchestrated getting the club through the Clubmark accreditation process, and ensuring it continues to meet the criteria, and keep the club up to date b) Act as Child Welfare Office for the club, overseeing and following up with all junior related matters, and ensuring all adult personnel are fully DBS checked, and kept up to date on an annual basis c) Coaching Juniors every week, as part of the clubs junior baseball section. Running and umpiring games for either the U13 or U11 groups, providing instruction and tuition. d) Umpires almost all adult and junior home games for the club, having developed himself as an officially registered ABUA umpire, and often volunteering to umpire games for other clubs and also train other umpires e) First Aid provision and coordination, making sure that capability exists at every game, and that members/coaches are suitable qualified f) Procurement of club uniform and equipment via our suppliers, which for a 150 member club, takes up a considerable amount of time, not just collating orders but also distributing the deliveries
  1. Hardworking
  2. Enthusiastic
  3. Responsible

Nominee Details

Laura Bailes 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Michael Burdett michael@guildfordbaseball.co.uk General Manager of the club

Reasons for Nomination

Since joining the club last year, Laura has transformed the effort made within the club, by her sheer enthusiasm and energy for managing activities and promoting the club. Always leading by example, she has just about single handedly rejuvenated the Softball programme, taking it out to the community; promoting it; marketing it; managing it, and growing a team that is now participating in the SurreySussex Softball tournaments on a regular basis and encouraging new players to get active and take up a new sport. Whether this is creating uniforms for the team, making eye catching promotional items or simply teaching the game, Laura does it all. Laura has also been responsible for U11 junior baseball team, helping run taster sessions in schools; weekly club training sessions, and manage the team in games with other clubs, in the inaugural BBF Junior League, travelling all over the south east in doing so. She has used her knowledge playing fastpitch softball at college, to help teach the juniors the skills needed to play the game, but more importantly has the skills to encourage all ability levels and ages to play the game. All of this she mixes in with playing adult baseball every Sunday throughout the season, which results in her devoting just about all day, both days, every weekend to baseball or softball, as well as a couple of evenings each week. More importantly she is providing a role model to girls to take up sport and show that the both baseball and softball are mixed gender sports, and leading the way herself, by competing on an equal footing with the men. If this was not enough, she still has the energy to organise regular club social events, which is a much overlooked activity, in helping to draw a club together and make it an organisation to which people want to belong. She proves it's not simply about just playing the sport. Any club with a "Laura" has a much greater chance of being successful, as so much of the work within the club, is done off the field of play.
  1. Energetic
  2. Passionate
  3. Dedicated

Nominee Details

Mark Edwards 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Chris Michael chris@meaco.com Fellow club volunteer

Reasons for Nomination

Mark Edwards stepped up as treasurer for Wey Valley Swimming Club some 14 years ago and in that time he has transformed the running of the club not only from a financial point of view but in every aspect of the administration of the club. This is not a very glamorous area but Mark's hard work and attention to detail has created a club that is not only financially solvent but has amongst the lowest fees in the county and has a framework that ensures equality and access for all not only in terms of cost but in terms of ability and access to pool-time. Mark has also trained and qualified as a swim coach and has given thousands of hours of free coaching over the years. I would estimate that Mark has easily averaged over 25 hours per week, week in week out in volunteering for Wey Valley over the past 14 years. His positive influence can be felt across the whole club from the young volunteer scheme, through to our young teachers scheme, squad sizes and allocations and Masters training and swimmer retention. No-one has given more in a completely volunteer role to swimming locally over the past 14 years and Mark deserves to receive recognition for his dedication to the sport and the young swimmers of Guildford.
  1. Selfless
  2. Dedicated
  3. Inspiring

Young Sports Team of the Year

Nominee Details

Guildford Surrey Youth Games Hockey Teams 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Lowell Lewis Vicechair@surreyspartans.com Coach

Reasons for Nomination

This is a slightly different nomination to normal as it is not for a club team but a Borough team. We would like to nominate the Guildford Borough Hockey Teams for the Young Team of the Year following their outstanding performance both in preparation for and participation in the Surrey Youth Games. The 20 Boys and Girls that took part in the event were largely complete novices to the sport. The eagerness to learn and improve in a new sport meant that they were a pleasure to coach. They worked very hard over the limited 6 weeks of training in order to prepare for the main event. As novices they had not only to pick up the skills needed to play hockey but also the technical aspects of game play for the tournament. Both teams displayed fantastic teamwork and fair play during the event and showed incredible character as they played against some teams containing significantly more experienced players. The players developed and gained in confidence throughout the event with both teams delivering impressive final performances. The completely open and inclusive nature of these teams sets them apart for normal club teams and we feel this borough wide group would be deserving of Young Team of the Year.
  1. Community
  2. Novice
  3. Inclusive

Young Sports Personality of the Year

Nominee Details

Alicia Marie Wilson 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Michelle Wilson dotty.wilson@btopenworld.com mother

Reasons for Nomination

In the last year Alicia has trained in the pool 20 hours a week in addition to three land training sessions a week despite holding down her academics gaining 11 a stars in all her GCSE's. Alicia made the tough decision to move schools to be nearer to her training pool leaving behind all her friends from the last 12 years. She started Charterhhouse School (A Levels in History,Maths, Economics and Business Studies) as a day boarder and managed to convince her school to allow her to pursue her dream of making the GB TEAM whilst studying for her A levels. In addition she has undertaken her ACT exams and been offered places at Berkeley, Princeton, UCLA & USC universities in the USA. The toughest obstacle was accepting that her swimming coach was standing down with not much time before GB trials. Despite all this change she put all her trust in her new coach and school training 6 days a week. Her amazing performances at World British Trials in April led to qualification for the GB team at European Juniors where she went on to win a bronze medal with a pb in the 200IM securing her position as number one in the UK for her age. she was also selected for the Commonwealth Youth Games in Bahamas representing England and secured gold in the 200IM and a further two silvers on the 50 fly and 4 100 mixed free relay. Alicia's work ethic, determination and self belief are infectious and her amazing achievements both in and out of the pool are so well deserved. The journey has been hard and lots of sacrifices have been made allowing Alicia to reach her full potential. At times she has not been able to enjoy the social like of a teenage because of the early mornings, late nights and endless meets but she would not have it any other way.
  1. Strong work ethic
  2. Team player
  3. Role model

Young Volunteer of the Year

Nominee Details

Alfie Gates 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Maxine Gates maxine.gates@live.co.uk mother

Reasons for Nomination

In January 2016, when he was 14 years old, Alfie made a start on his dream to be a sports presenter and independently approached Woking FC where he began writing football match reports for for them. He progressed to becoming a reporter for Surrey Hills Radio for whom he provided co commentary live as well as working with Godalming FC. He met with both Godalming and Woking FC's' Board of Directors to present reports he had written on how to increase their fan base. Alfie then found his calling when he wrote to the Leatherhead FC Chairman, Richard Brady, in November 2016 to express an interest in helping the club. Richard was so impressed he asked Alfie to be their press officer, a voluntary position. Since he joined the club Alfie built the media team up to 16 volunteer members (including cameramen, video/picture editors, match reporters, social media updaters, match previewers, stats taking etc) and set up Leatherhead You Tube, Snapchat account, Instagram page and re vamped the Facebook page. Alfie has increased the club's Twitter Followers by 65% (now 6,500 followers) and increased the club's Facebook page likes by 120%, now 1,400. He also set up Tanners TV, which has interviews, highlights and documentaries that average 10,000 views each, with the highest ever being 135,000 views. Attendance at matches has increased by up to 165 fans since last season. Alfie also recently organized a volunteers 'clean up the Grove' day at the club to prepare for the new season. Over 20 volunteers turned up to help. On a weekly basis he travels to Leatherhead from Haslemere, meeting the fans, organizing the mascots and ball boys and generally helping out everywhere - he is a force to be reckoned with and nothing is too much trouble. In March 2017 Alfie assisted in running the MS Charity Cup Match held at Lingfield FC in March where he played a key role interviewing the players and many celebrities. A substantial amount of money was raised. You can watch the video made on the day by putting MS Charity Cup into YouTube. Alfie was declared the youngest press officer in the whole of non league football. An amazing achievement at 15. If you required any more information please approach Richard Brady, Chair, Duncan Evans, Director or Steve Sallis (Assistant Manager). > > > > Obviously I am a very proud mother but I think Alfie is very special because he has achieved all the above himself. He had no links to the football clubs or radio station and I am amazed at his passion and enthusiasm. He is totally committed to his aim to support non league football. I think that the above shows what can be achieved if you really want something in life. During his time at school Alfie has been quiet and shy so to see him taking these steps himself is inspirational and he is a wonderful role model for young people.
  1. Inspirational
  2. Passionate
  3. Dedicated

Sport Haslemere Awards 2017

Active Surrey Coach Of The Year

Nominee Details

Sam Cartwright 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Jo Dobner jojodobnero@gmail.com Coaches my daughter at trampolining

Reasons for Nomination

Sam is a fantastic coach and has now been coaching my daughter for approx 3 years. He is always encouraging and whilst making everyone train hard he also makes the sessions fun. He not only coaches the squad but also the recreational and disabilities classes, all with the same enthusiasm. Since coaching my daughter she has qualified for NDP Regional team finals two years in a row. Both years he has given up his own time to attend the Birmingham based weekend long competition, as a volunteer and this year he was chosen to represent the South region as one of only 8 coaches for the weekend, thus demonstrating how the region have now recognised his great coaching skills. Swallows trampoline club operates on a not for profit basis and although the coaches are paid, they also carry out volunteer hours each week in order to sustain the club. I'm not sure how many hours Sam coaches each week but would guess around 10 -14 as an average but many more volunteered hours are spent outside of standard coaching, with planning and competitions etc
  1. Dedicated
  2. Inspiring
  3. Fun

Nominee Details

Andre Bayliss 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Donna Bayliss dbayliss.pers@gmail.com Wife

Reasons for Nomination

My husband Andre has played basketball since his own school days back in Jamaica and has always had a passion for the sport and empowering others within it. About two years ago, my son (now 15) decided to join the basketball ranks and follow in his father's footsteps in becoming an avid player and sportsman within this sporting arena. Andre, initially was just a sideline Dad when watching our son play, who's vocal 'volunteer assistant coach support' [albeit unofficial and possibly unwanted at that point] would sometimes create tension with the official coach as the boys on the court responded to his motivational direction with more fire and passion for winning the game. Over the months, it became quite clear that Andre was destined to give more in the area of coaching and with a feather shove from me, he made it official and took the coaches exams 1 and 2. From being a helping parent to becoming a volunteer coach...attending and coaching all seasons games for the U14s and the U16s Woking Blackhawks Boys basketball team as well as running coaching training each Saturday...giving 100 percent in his love for the sport, his commitment to the boys..his team, Andre helped them deliver win after win and forge a true position for themselves in the league. The energy from the players, parents and supporting members alike was amazing. I have as a basketball widow, observed how 'Coach Dre's' coaching style and intensity has taken what were young boys somewhat unsure of their potential, and helped them grow into stronger young men with a true belief and determination to not only showcase talents but to win! - recognising their valued place in the team. The feedback from some parents has been so warm and I am so proud of the impact that my husband has made on these young lives...on our son's life. The saying is that not everyone who knows, can teach. I without bias can put my hand on my heart and state emphatically that Andre Bayliss aka Coach Dre, has a gift for teaching, a gift for empowering and I wanted to say thank you to him for being this person who will no doubt go on to encourage, enrich empower many many more. For this new season, Coach Dre has moved across to Surrey Rams as our son has changed teams. He will continue to Coach the U16s at National League Level....watch this space!
  1. Committed
  2. Empowering
  3. Passionate

Junior Sports Team of the Year

Nominee Details

Beacon Hill United U13s 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Alex Gowing alex_gowing@yahoo.co.uk Vice Chair of club

Reasons for Nomination

The U13 United team at Beacon Hill Jnr FC are the first team in 27 years of the club's history to win a North East Hants Youth league title in the top Premiership division, an outstanding achievement built over the last 7 years by their head coach Domonic King. The club has recently won many accolades in lower divisions but has recently seen teams performing at all levels and making an impact in Surrey and Hampshire. The club has had a policy of football for all, welcoming players from other clubs that may not see much football and as a result built a loyal and committed membership
  1. Focussed
  2. Bonded
  3. Committed

Sports Club Of The Year

Nominee Details

Lynn Joyce 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Jo Dobner jojodobnero@gmail.com Daughter attends club

Reasons for Nomination

Swallows Trampoline Club is a not for profit community based Club that makes a real difference to so many people in the community. It offers clubs at both Woolmer hill school as well as Mill Chase which is free for students. It also offers disability classes which allow participation to a group so often sidelined in sport. The club has made a huge difference to my daughter in increasing confidence and she is now happy to compete in formal competitions at regional and national level. There are fantastic role models in the club as the older children undertake volunteer coaching as part of DofE award and then go on to do their coaching badges. There is a great culture where they all respect and encourage each other in their development as gymnasts and all the coaches really get to know the children and give up lots of time to promote the club in the community and attend competitions with the squad. Swallows is a fantastic club where children thrive and realise that with hard work, dedication and lots of fun, they can achieve their individual goals
  1. Professional
  2. Encouraging
  3. Fun

Nominee Details

Swallows Trampoline Club 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Paul McIntosh paul.mcintosh@sanofi.com volunteer

Reasons for Nomination

I would like to nominate the trampoline club for their continued work and free classes offered after school at both Woolmer Hill and Mill Chase schools, encouraging all ages of school children to take part and remain in active sports by offering competitive (competition options) and non competitive recreation classes. This also helps maintain and develop the future participation beyond school and hopefully grasps an interest where we have seen several of our team then become young coaches and continue in the sport into college and university. The ethos of the club is to try and help and develop the older teenagers into "level zero" coaches to maintain the enthusiasm and drive for the younger members, this also puts them in great stead for future jobs and university placements where often application forms ask about part time and voluntary work experience. A further benefit to this club is their disability classes where an unusually inclusive approach is taken to what can be a challenging and sometime dangerous sport (bouncing at height) the club aims to where possible hold classes where different trampolines have different ability and indeed classes for those needing extra help and support, where ambition can be driven by the more able bodied and assisted coaching can take place Most recently the club has developed some rising stars in amongst its squad team, slightly more experienced and aiming for region and national competitions. For this to happen they have had several fund raising activities to raise money for a training rig (rope assisted) harness to practice and learn more advanced moves without the danger of head landings, despite costing over £800 per harness the club has invested in two sizes so that ability and size of participant is not considered a restriction. This wonderful and inclusive club which accomadates children and adults some which can't make every week has continued to thrive and would truly benefit form the recognition of their outstanding work in Haslemere and Bordon locations
  1. Fun
  2. Inclusive
  3. Proactive

Nominee Details

Beacon Hill Jnr FC 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Alex Gowing alex_gowing@yahoo.co.uk Vice Chair of club

Reasons for Nomination

Beacon Hill Jnr FC has been welcoming young players for 27 years, but in the last 5 years grown significantly for a small village club, based on the loyal and dedicated support of its members, players and nearly 60 coaches. Now with 380 players going in to the 2017/8 season the club still welcomes players of all abilities. Creating opportunities for players who may not get the time and opportunity to play at other clubs. An area of the club that we are particularly proud is the growth of our 'Girls Aloud' squads, all girl teams playing against boys team. This season we will see 50 girls playing from U8- U11. Recently the girls were runners up at the National ESF tournament played at England's St Georges park. They have also seen a grant award from Grow the Game foundation, which recognises and supports growing the girls game. In 3 years we have gone from 3 girls to 50 in the club.
  1. Inclusive
  2. friendly
  3. successful

Sport Woking Awards 2017

Active Surrey Coach of the Year

Nominee Details

This is an Active Surrey test - please ignore 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Test antoinette.sullivan@surreycc.gov.uk Test

Reasons for Nomination

Just testing - Antoinette (Active Surrey)
  1. test
  2. test
  3. test

Nominee Details

Irene Holden 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Alex Reeve alexander.reeve@gmail.com None (parent of a child in her team)

Reasons for Nomination

Irene puts so much energy and enthusiasm into gathering and developing the team. She guides the children and their parents through all the technicalities without ever getting frustrated. She is an expert at drawing in volunteers to help with all the ancillary work. The children really like and respect her. My son has been in her team last year and this year, and it has given him such a lift! Her technical knowledge, the attention to detail, and the tireless energy should naturally shine through in the results. Indeed, under Irene's guidance Woking have won the Surrey Youth Games swimming event for 9 (I think) years straight, and this year won by an ENORMOUS margin. I can't imagine there is anyone more worthy of an award
  1. Cheerful
  2. Helpful
  3. Focussed

Eagle Radio Sports Club of the Year

Nominee Details

AFC Brooklands 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Sarah Taylor sarah299@virginmedia.com ?

Reasons for Nomination

AFC Brooklands has an ethos of player development and football for all that want to play, this year they have added skills development fun session for U6s and have one of only 10 teams in the County for U8 girls.They also choose to support a charity each year encouraging players, coaches and parents to raise funds and give something back to the local community. Focussing on player development they have created a football syllabus over the last 18 months with input from the whole coaching team. The syllabus is designed to ensure that all players at all age groups are developing the skills, techniques and confidence to enjoy football. The syllabus is shared with the parents and also the focus for matches i.e. Movement off the ball, passing and move so parents are focussing on this and not winning at all costs.They link with a local college to offer young coaches opportunities to coach at the club as part of their college qualifications, currently have 4 coaches under the age of 20.The club has embraced new developments, offering Futsal to all age groups as part of the core training, to do this they ran an in-house course for 20 coaches. Coaches and volunteers are seen as an important team within the club and offered training courses fully funded by the club. They also run in-house coaches sessions to support syllabus delivery.Currently they are looking to increase the number of girls playing and also trying to set up a Pan Disability team.The committee have grown the club over 11 years so it has a strong financial base and are actively looking to have their own facility to expand their offering.They hold a bursary scheme to offer free/subsidised options for families that have financial challenges so no one misses out.

Freedom Leisure Young Sports Personality of the Year

Nominee Details

Louisa Piper 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Helen Piper hpiper-king@virginmedia.com Mother / WAC Comms Officer, submission sanctioned and approved by WAC Chairman Roy Watts

Reasons for Nomination

Louisa (14) started archery at Woking AC aged 6 and was the youngest archer accepted onto the Archery GB Performance Pathway aged 10 since when she has trained 6-days-a-week all year round. Last season (2016 age 13) she was ranked 4th UK U18 and was a Gold Medallist for the U18 England Team; she has claimed 21 UK National Records in 3 years. However in the current 2017 season Louisa's performance has exceeded even the highest expectations made of her. In June she became both Surrey Junior (for 5th consecutive year) and Senior Champion over two successive weekends and then shot up two age groups to become UK Overall Junior U18 Champion in July. Later that month she went on to make her debut appearance for the GBR U17 team at the European Youth Cup in Croatia where, as the 3rd youngest of 63 competitors from 31 countries, she ranked 4th in qualification and went on to secure an Individual Bronze Medal and Team Gold Medal as Great Britain topped the medal table. Viewed by the Senior Olympic Coach as "one of the best in the world for her age" she is also competitive as one of the top UK Senior archers and is targeting the GBR National Squad for Tokyo 2020. Louisa will be looking to secure a GBR place at the 2018 Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires as part of competing for GBR at the World Youth Championship in Argentina in Oct 2017 where she hopes to continue her medal winning international debut.
  1. Focused
  2. Committed
  3. Ambitious

Outstanding Service to Sport

Nominee Details

Pete and Brenda Champion 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Helen Piper hpiper-king@virginmedia.com Woking AC Comms Officer, nomination sanctioned and approved by WAC Committee

Reasons for Nomination

If ever there was a club that owed its inception, success and survival to just two people it is the huge debt of gratitude that Woking Archery Club owes to Pete and Brenda Champion. Two of the original members from back in 1968 they helped find new premises when a growth in membership dictated improved facilities (like toilets) were needed and are instrumental in the search again for new premises as the club faces eviction in its 50th anniversary year in 2018. But it is their impact on the individual members that makes them stalwarts of the club and of the sport. Almost every member has passed through the coaching hands of Pete and Brenda, from our resident World Indoor Champion Andrea Gales to our youngest members and hundreds of archers in-between over the last 40 plus years. There is no fledgling archer that Pete and Brenda have not been able to coach and their skill and expertise is best showcased in their work with those with special needs, be that mental or physical, helping those experiencing amputation, limited mobility, wheelchair users or learning disabilities. As originators of the WAC Open, now in its 34th year, Pete and Brenda have also run the Surrey Indoor Championships on behalf of the county for decades and both competitions attract senior archers from around the UK. Every Tues, Wed and Thurs evening, come rain or shine, Pete and Brenda are down at the club to be on hand to help those requiring their years of experience or simply to have a good chat with two pillars of the sport that our truly synonymous with Woking Archery Club. Dear Pete and Brenda – this nomination comes from every WAC member, past and present, you truly are Champions to all of us!
  1. Knowledgeable
  2. Fun
  3. Tenacious

Specsavers Surrey Youth Games Team Manager of the Year

Nominee Details

Irene Holden 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Frances Reeve frances_cheng@email.com none

Reasons for Nomination

Irene has volunteered at Woking swimming club for many years. She also volunteers in a lot of county and regional events. She is always encouraging young swimmers and has achieved 8years of continuous success with Woking swimming team at the Surrey Youth Games.
  1. Encouraging
  2. Determined
  3. Positive

Nominee Details

Simon Clifton 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Anna Menzies annamenzies@ntlworld.com Parent of participant

Reasons for Nomination

My daughter is new to cricket but Simon gave her as much attention and encouragement as the other, very talented, players he already knew well from his club. He also put two teams in to the competition ensuring everyone got a chance to play. My daughter has joined a cricket club as a result of her experience and will, I hope, continue in the sport.
  1. Dedicated
  2. Enthusiastic
  3. Sportsman

Nominee Details

Irene Holden 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Nick Hornzee nickhornzee@hotmail.com Father of team member

Reasons for Nomination

I truly believe that Irene and her team did an absolutely brilliant job for the Woking Swimming team, which resulted in a convincing victory. Not only have we seen the swimmers improved over the training sessions, but the team spirit they showed was truly inspirational - which I don't doubt for one second was described and encouraged by Irene & team. My daughter competed for the first time this year and thoroughly enjoyed her experience (helped with a win!) and that is also down to Irene's selection of events for the swimmers to allow them to race, recover and support their team throughout the event.
  1. Organised
  2. Encouraging
  3. Fair

Nominee Details

Irene Holden 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Jennifer Christian jennifer_christian@yahoo.co.uk Coach

Reasons for Nomination

From the moment my son joined the other children she was so welcoming and made him feel at ease and was able to help him relax and get the best out of him. Throughout the training sessions she was motivating the children from the beginning to the end as well as keeping the parents informed of their progress and areas she felt the children should focus on. She made the training and the actual competition both enjoyable and fun whilst motivating and getting the most out of the children.
  1. Encouraging
  2. Helpful
  3. Knowledgeable

Nominee Details

Melanie Capper 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Melanie Capper melaniefcapper@aol.com Parent of player

Reasons for Nomination

Simon has been an excellent coach. He has constantly encouraged the girls throughout their journey leading them to both gold and bronze medals. He is incredibly patient yet firm with the girls and has dramatically improved their cricket skills throughout the training. An absolute star thank you Simon for giving up your free time to produce a fantastic bunch of enthusiastic young cricketers!
  1. Skilled
  2. Patient
  3. Encouraging

Nominee Details

Irene Holden 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Tomoko Sugimoto guko_jp@hotmail.com My daughter swam for Woking. Irene was the team manager.

Reasons for Nomination

Irene has been working so hard to put the team together and lead the team to achieve such a great result. She was very kind and encouraging to the children. We (kids and parents) all enjoyed the event so much.
  1. Enthusiastic
  2. Organised
  3. Warm

Nominee Details

Simon Clifton 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Miss K Crane-Bentley kcranebentley@hotmail.com Parent of child he coached

Reasons for Nomination

I am nominating Simon for this award as his level of coaching is second to none and he challenged the girls to reach their full potential at all training sessions. Simon also had time for the girls individually so they could all focus on what they needed to improve on
  1. Dedicated
  2. Patient
  3. Knowledgeable

Nominee Details

Edward Lawther 19 years or over

Nominator Details

David Oliver davidwoliver51@gmail.com Club colleague

Reasons for Nomination

I have nominated Eddy Lawther for SYG Team Manager of the Year, as he is an inspiration not only to the Woking team selected for these games but for all the other youngsters that attend Woking Amateur Boxing Club (WABC). Eddy is a coach and secretary at (WABC), was an integral part of training the Woking team and other youngsters who unfortunately were not selected to represent Woking, due to the large number who were in training. Within the team his enthusiasm and sportsmanship was infectious and rubbed off on the Woking Team. Eddy who is a volunteer, also stepped in on the day of SYG to help with the management of the boxing competition due to the senior organiser unfortunately having to leave. Of particular note was Eddy's training methods of the team, which was both enjoyable and disciplined and although boxing is an individual sport, encouraged the Woking SYG competitors to act as one, as a team. There is no doubt at Woking, because of word of mouth about Eddy as a coach this encourage the youth of the local community to attend WABC, which meant Woking had many members available for selection of the team. Another strength of Eddy's is that he treats all members the same and will always help those with less ability, ecouraging them to do the best they can and continually improve them.
  1. A Gentleman
  2. Enthusiastic
  3. Inspirational

Nominee Details

Irene Holden 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Yvonne Harrington yvonneharrington@btinternet.com Asst Team Manager

Reasons for Nomination

Irene has now managed the Woking Swim Team for a number of years. She is an extremely dedicated, caring and enthusiastic person who has given up vast amounts of her time to build amazing swim teams each one different. She has encouraged all swimmers both club and non club to participate, she is highly motivated and has instilled an energy and team spirit into the children encouraging them to do their best at all times, to reach their potential and have fun along the way. As a result a number of children increased their participation in the sport. As a result of her enthusiasm I found myself volunteering to help out last year and this and have thoroughly enjoyed by time working along side her. Her dedication and commitment has been rewarded with not one but I believe 8 first places for the Woking swimming team an amazing achievement which I believe without Irene simply would not have happened. I don't think such an achievement has been made by any other one team with one manager over the years. The SYG without swimming and Irenes' skills as a Team Manager will be greatly missed.
  1. Dedicated
  2. Enthusiastic
  3. Inclusive

Specsavers Surrey Youth Games Team of the Year

Nominee Details

Woking Swimming Team 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Frances Reeve frances_cheng@email.com none

Reasons for Nomination

Woking Swimming Team has won the last 8 successive Surrey Youth Games. Under Irene Holden's guidance, the children flourished and work hard and encourage each other.
  1. Winning
  2. Team-work
  3. Sporting

Nominee Details

Woking girls cage cricket 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Anna Menzies annamenzies@ntlworld.com Team member's mother

Reasons for Nomination

The two Woking teams came 1st and 3rd and played each other in the semi finals. Some of the girls in the 2nd team had only just started playing cricket but were praised by the umpire at the end for their sportsmanship and the fact they consistently 'backed up' each other - more than any other team. Their captain Zoe did a very good job of leading her team without telling them what to do!
  1. Enthusiastic
  2. Sporting
  3. United

Nominee Details

Woking Borough Swimming team 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Ramon Zabarte ray.zabarte@gmail.com No relationship

Reasons for Nomination

A comprehensive win against the other boroughs and a great team spirit with great sportsmanship.
  1. Determined
  2. Competitive
  3. Friendly

Nominee Details

Girls U11 Cricket Team 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Paula Clifton paulajclifton@gmail.com Parent

Reasons for Nomination

Both Woking teams were well organised, effectively communicated and remained positive and enthusiastic, despite the soaring temperatures. They were truly focused, organised and inspired despite some tough opposition. Even the Woking v's Woking semi final was conducted in a focused but well humoured match where neither team wanted the opposition to win or lose. The teams showed resilience and always first out to welcome and thank the opposition. Woking should be very proud that so many girls wanted to play cricket in a male dominated sport.
  1. Determined
  2. Positive
  3. Communicative

Nominee Details

Woking U11 Girls cricket team 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Melanie Capper melaniefcapper@aol.com Mother

Reasons for Nomination

The U11 girls cricket team won both gold and bronze. They showed an exceptionally high level of cricket - the girls that won gold winning the final easily. They showed fantastic team spirit with their constant encouragement of each other throughout the tournament- comments were made about this by the organisers at the presentation. In fact I have never witnessed such an excellent team spirit. Fantastic win for a fantastic bunch of girls!
  1. Enthusiastic
  2. Supportive
  3. Talented

Nominee Details

Woking Girls Cricket 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Emma Bromhead e.bromhead@sky.com Parent of a player

Reasons for Nomination

The team have worked hard and over the weeks have really improved and shown they understand the game of cricket. They demonstrated great team playing and sportsmanship at the Games, one team coming first and the other third.

Nominee Details

Girls cricket years 5 and 6 at Pyrford cc 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Paula Way willspaula@hotmail.com Mother of one of the girls

Reasons for Nomination

All girls have played so well all season and came first and third at the youth games. The team that came third only lost 1 game. The girls have all grown in confidence and developed a love for the sport.
  1. Teamplayers
  2. Hardworkers
  3. Dedicated

Nominee Details

Girls cricket under 11's 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Miss K Crane-Bentley kcranebentley@hotmail.com Mother of a child in the team

Reasons for Nomination

I am nominating the under 11's girls cricket team as their team spirit was amazing! They supported and communicated with each other at every moment which lead to them picking up both bronze and gold medals! Their enthusiasm shone through and despite the weather being scorching they managed to keep their cool and retain their title!
  1. Enthusiastic
  2. Team spirit
  3. Determined

Nominee Details

Woking girls cricket team 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Elin Campbell Wooding elin.wooding@gmail.com Parent

Reasons for Nomination

Great team spirit and achievement coming 1st and 3rd.
  1. Enthusiastic
  2. Supportive
  3. Friendly

Nominee Details

Woking Amateur Boxing Club 18 years or under

Nominator Details

David Oliver davidwoliver51@gmail.com Team Leader at Woking Amateur Boxing Club

Reasons for Nomination

Woking Amateur Boxing Club represented Woking Borough Council in this years Surrey Youth Games and one the Gold Medal and the Silver Medal at the two disciplines for this sport. Woking's team of twelves girls and boys achieved a very high standard despite the very short time that they had been involved in the Sport. This high standard result in their achievement at the SYG. The team was selected from a large number of individuals, who had shown considerable improvement for their time in the gym and on the day of the tournament bonded very well and helped each other, also showing an excellent attitude to fellow competitors from other teams. Of particular note was the skill level which was shown and praise given them by coaches from other boroughs. The real pleasing thing about the team was the standard of sportsmanship shown by the team, not only at the SYG, but in training on the run-up to this tournament the gold and silver medals were a bonus.
  1. Sporting
  2. Enthusiastic
  3. Dedicated

Nominee Details

Woking Swimming Team 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Yvonne Harrington yvonneharrington@btinternet.com Asst Team Manager

Reasons for Nomination

This was a team made up of both club and non club swimmers. They worked hard in training which was borne out in their improved times from the first to last . Each swimmer gave their best, had fun along the way and worked well together as a team.
  1. Enthustastic
  2. Fun
  3. Committed

Sports Club of the Year

Nominee Details

Sarah Price 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Sarah Price sarah_price@me.com None

Reasons for Nomination

I have never come across a club with such enthusiastic coaches of such an inclusive attitude. My daughter joined in sep 2016 not keen on hockey, and by April 2017 she was lovibgbi! I can also say that having learned hockey at school myself, I learned more watching her weekly sessions than I ever did in my own hockey lessons! It's such a great club that having hated hockey at school, I'm even contemplating joining myself! What I also love is that they aren't like some clubs that won't let their members play competitively until they are older or have had several years coaching, WHC actively encourages each and every member to sign up for a match even if theyv been only playing for a couple of weeks. And usually everyone who signs up is included on a team. It really has opened my eyes to how a sporting club can be, and is unlike any other club I have wver signed my daughter up to. If only all clubs were like this UK sport would be really thriving and I truly believe there would be no childhood obesity. I'm not affiliated with the club in any way other than what I have mentioned, but they so deserve to win! I really hope they do.
  1. Fun
  2. Enthusiastic
  3. Enccouraging

Sports Team of the Year

Nominee Details

West Byfleet Golf Club - John Ling Trophy Team 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Keith Mannering k.mannering@icloud.com Team Captain

Reasons for Nomination

The John Ling Trophy is Surrey Golf Union's premier senior handicap golf competition. Open to all 101 clubs affiliated to the Surrey Golf Union, in teams of 10 for golfers aged 55 plus. Now in it's 12th year, the trophy was presented to Surrey GU by Past President John Ling with past winners including Royal Wimbledon, Hankley Common, Burhill etc. In winning the trophy, West Byfleet GC had to win 6 rounds of knockout competition golf over a period of six months. Prior to this, they had never won more than one round. Culminating in a final played at Royal Wimbledon GC against The Wisley which West Byfleet GC managed to win 3 vs 2 with the deciding match going to a 19th hole play off. Throughout the competition, West Byfleet GC demonstrated the finest golf behaviours and traditions with exemplary sportsmanship / courtesy shown to all opponents. All our team members live within a radius of five miles from the club reflected in our team spirit of being a community driven, local members golf club. I have no doubt this was a crucial factor that enabled us to win such a prestigious competition.
  1. Competitive
  2. Considerate
  3. Community Driven

Surrey County Playing Fields Association Young Volunteer of the Year

Nominee Details

Henry Frifth 18 years or under

Nominator Details

David Oliver davidwoliver51@gmail.com Team Leader at Woking Amateur Boxing Club

Reasons for Nomination

Local student Henry came to Woking ABC aprroximately one year as a Duke Edinburgh Award student. Initially Henry assisted in the cleaning of the club gym, but very early on he took an interest in learning the skills of amateur boxing. He then took over the administration of the club membership, which was a very important job. Henry then assisted in the club's Saturday Morning Club, which is promoted to get youngsters from the local community "off the street" with a healthy disciplined pastime. On Saturdays Henry came be found attending the gym before the training session, assisting with the cleaning and then collecting the subs and completing membership forms before he assists the registered coaches with the training session. Henry's enthusiasm, dedication have been a great help at the club which is run by volunteers for the benefit of the local community. Finally it must be mention that Henry was an integral part of Woking ABC's successful team which won gold and silver awards at the Surrey Youth Games team. Not only did he assist in the training of twelve beginners who represented Woking, but also actually assisted in the smooth running of the competition on the day. For one so young this was a great achievement. I strongly represent Henry for this award as he has freely given up his time for the club and the Woking community. This committment has greatly assist the runing of Woking ABC.
  1. Trustworthy
  2. Dedicated
  3. Enthusiastic

Volunteer of the Year

Nominee Details

Adrian Hardy 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Karen Terry karen.terry@cycling.org.uk Coordinator and session leader

Reasons for Nomination

An experienced cyclist and with many years experience in the care sector, Adrian is a huge asset to our team. He often turns up to a cycle session with a selection of gadgets to fix some of the specialised bikes we have at the track. His experience of caring for individuals with various special needs, and his knowledge of sign language are so valuable when running a cycling session. Adrian frequently shares his knowledge with the rest of the volunteers, helping to put all our customers at ease, ensuring they enjoy their visit to the track. Adrian is a committed member of the team who never lets us down. As if this is not enough, he now also volunteers at Parkrun!
  1. Committed
  2. Loyal
  3. Friendly

Young Sports Team of the Year

Nominee Details

Woking AC Academy 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Steve Hill hill1968@hotmail.com Chairman of Woking AC

Reasons for Nomination

The Woking AC Academy is part of Woking AC, the Academy specifically, caters for School Years 4,5 and 6 (U11 and some U13s). The U11s compete in the Quadkids section of the Wessex Young Athletes Track & Field League, there are 24 teams in this league, from as far as the Isle of Wight and out to Salisbury and Swindon. There are 4 matches through the athletics season were the youngsters have to compete in 4 disciplines, 75m Sprint, 600m Jog, Long Jump and through a Vortex/Howler (kind of Javelin for youngsters). Gaining points for themselves as well as the team depending on how fast, how far or how long, they ran, threw or jumped. The were regular comments from the officials on how well behaved and polite the the youngsters were. They won 4 matches however they were 45 points behind the top team going into the final round the young athletes saved the best for last as they got there highest match total of the year and didn't just make up the 45 points deficit we ended up 27 points clear at the top. This is the first time that Woking AC Academy have won this league the future is indeed bright at Woking AC and for the sport of Athletics in general.
  1. Enthusiastic
  2. Determined
  3. Happy

Young Volunteer of the Year

Nominee Details

Woody Swain 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Emma Timblick emma.daly84@ntlworld.com Child attends football club

Reasons for Nomination

Woody has worked with the younger age group at GPRFC and has proven himself to be enthusiastic, patient and incredibly encouraging with the children. He also volunteered for the Surrey youth games 2017 in both badminton and as an official at the games. Again he was amazing with all the children, my daughter included. He encouraged the team without putting pressure on them and enabled the children to focus on having fun and enjoying their sport. He is such a patient person and really relates to the children during their coaching.
  1. Patient
  2. Enthusiastic
  3. Encouraging

Surrey Heath Sports Awards 2017

Active Surrey Coach of the Year

Nominee Details

Lekan Popoola 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Vanessa Gordon vgordon@hotmail.co.uk Volunteer for club

Reasons for Nomination

Lekan played basketball as a professional for Surrey Heat before starting his own club for under 18 and under 16 year olds. He has developed the club over the past 6 years into a family friendly, competitive successful club it is today. The teams range from 6 year old up to 18 year old and also this year he has started to develop an adult team so the over 18's can continue to play as adults. Lekan has developed young coaches to help him coach some of the younger teams and mentored them on their journey as well as coaching the older lads himself He is passionate about the young people in every team and takes time out to develop each and very player so he get the best out of everyone. Lekan is loved by all and continues to play basketball himself for the Westminster Warriors. He encourages the parents and supporters to be part of the club and be involved in every aspect of the Surrey Rams. Lekan sees potential in his players and has a great attitude to being able to develop the young people to achieve their best. He is very much respected by all his players and this shows on court when tensions run high. He is well respected and very much deserving of this award.
  1. Passionate
  2. Caring
  3. Commited

Nominee Details

Trevor Seal 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Zoe Hastings zoelball@yahoo.co.uk None

Reasons for Nomination

Trevor just has an aura about him that puts you at ease. He is very good at encouraging and bringing the best out in people. He made the training sessions exciting and fun, which left the children happy and looking forward to the next session. I truly believe my childs keen interest in continuing with Boccia is down to Trevor's outlook and ability to make them realise their capabilities.A real asset to the games.
  1. Enthusiastic
  2. Caring
  3. Admirable

Nominee Details

Denise Holman 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Anne-Marie McLaren annemariemclaren@hotmail.co.uk she coaches my son

Reasons for Nomination

Denise was once a really successful javelin thrower in her own right, but she decided to coach discus and shotput. My son Ben was not naturally athletic, but when he joined the club in 2010 she noticed that he had an aptitude for throwing. Two years ago he qualified for English schools and finished 6th for discus and this year he just missed out on representing Surrey for Shotput. Denise also coaches Orla Manchester who represented Surrey in the U15 girls for discus this year - she had made a profound difference to the lives of these young people and has encouraged so many others over the years (she is a grandmother). Denise is constantly attending workshops on all aspects of athletics, technical and psychological and keeps herself up-to-date with the latest developments in her area. Not only that she is chairman of Camberley Athletics a field official, which means she is often officiating for long hours a meetings. She coaches two 2.5 hour sessions during the week all year round and often a session at the weekend. She often travels to meetings just to support the athletes - all unpaid.
  1. Energetic
  2. Inspirational
  3. Dedicated

Nominee Details

Denise Holman 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Celia Manchester roycelia@virginmedia.com Denise coaches my 14 year daughter

Reasons for Nomination

My daughter started at CADAC in Denise's throwing group in July 2015 when she was 12 years old. She didn't know anyone in the group but felt welcomed straight away. Denise gives a lot of her time and energy to everyone in her group as well as being very caring and supportive. Orla now has UK standards in her 4 throwing events and is also currently the number 1, under 15 girls thrower for both discus & hammer for the whole of Surrey. Orla hates to miss any of her training sessions and so has started to concentrate more at school to avoid this. Denise is an unpaid coach and is also the chairperson of CADAC and so is involved with all of the club's groups and their activities. She officiates all day at all of the league competitions in all of the field events. Denise coaches her group twice a week all year round and often provides extra coaching sessions particularly if there is a upcoming competition. Denise also supports her group at the open & school athletic events and accompanied us to Birmingham where Orla came 6th in discus for the English Schools Athletic competition this year. Denise has also got myself & my husband involved in officiating at events which we both enjoy doing. As well as being a brilliant coach she is also a great friend now.
  1. Caring
  2. Supportive
  3. Dedicated

Nominee Details

Sam Voight and the U14 Coaching Team- Camberley RFC 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Liz Noble liz@camberleyrugby.co.uk Squad Manager

Reasons for Nomination

Sam Voight is a 1st XV player at Camberley RFC and stepped in as Lead Coach to our squad in September 2016. Sam is a sports coach in his day job but volunteered to help our squad when it became apparent that our squad needed a Lead Coach who did not have a child in the squad. Sam is relatively young but commands respect from the 44-strong squad of 14 year old boys. He has introduced a structured warm up that the boys run themselves, he has taken skills back to basics and drilled the lads so their handling and technical skills are significantly increased and with the input of Ian Vandersluys, Dave Garstang, Dave Dunsby and Nick Johnson, the programme has also included fitness and conditioning sessions. Sam has led by example and takes part in these sessions too. Such is the level of respect for Sam that a number of the squad regularly attend the 1st XV games to support Sam in his playing as he supports the lads in theirs. For our biggest game of the season, Sam took over setting out the kit in the changing room and for each lad he wrote a personal note to tell the lad what he excelled at and how they could use that skill in the game. The motivational impact and pride in the boys faces as they came out of the changing room onto the pitch meant that their opposition didn't stand much of a chance that day. The coaches are all volunteers and aside from delivering 5 hours coaching a week to the squad, they have also run extra sessions in the close season to help the lads with specific skills and to build on the fitness. Such is their enthusiasm, commitment and results that parents are now joining in with the fitness and conditioning sessions! The coaching support provided by Sam and the team took the boys to a run of 16 consecutive wins at the end of the season culminating in winning the MiTours U14 Sussex Challenge and the Dorking RFC U14 Festival. Sam is an excellent role model for the lads. We are delighted that Sam has recently been appointed to Farnborough 6th Form College to coach rugby on a full-time basis.
  1. Role Model
  2. Dedicated
  3. Inspirational

Nominee Details

Chris Gauntlett 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Olie Waddingham wadding@googlemail.com Coach

Reasons for Nomination

I would like to nominate chris because he is an excellent coach and always pushes me to do better. In a short time he has improved my confidence and my ability in boxing.
  1. Fun
  2. Dedicated
  3. Inspiring

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Gillian Thomas 19 years or over

Nominator Details

David J Noble noble235@btinternet.com None

Reasons for Nomination

Gill has been a coach at Lightwater Juniors (Badminton Club) for several years and has always encouraged the club members at whatever standard of play they have reached. Gill has demonstrated considerable skill at dealing with the variety of personalities presented, with dedication to player improvement and their enjoyment of the game. Her 'personal development' is marked by achieving her UKCC Level 2 coaches award during the past year; this has been completed whilst still coaching as a volunteer at the club for three hours per week. Gill has also been a regular member of the Badminton coaching team for the Surrey Youth Games for a number of years - showing reliable attendance, her usual dedication and friendly approach.
  1. Friendly
  2. Reliable
  3. Cheerful

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Janette Kathleen Godfrey 19 years or over

Nominator Details

David J Noble noble235@btinternet.com Father

Reasons for Nomination

Janette has risen through the playing ranks starting as a junior at Lightwater to the present day playing at an advanced level in club competition. For several years now, Janette has drawn on this experience to apply herself, firstly as a volunteering parent at Lightwater Junior Badminton Club, gaining her UKCC Level 1 coach award in 2012 then developing her coaching horizon and achieving the Level 2 award last year. In a coaching environment, it is clear that the players respond enthusiastically to Janette's persona when she is explaining or demonstrating various aspects of the game of Badminton - coping ably with the varying personalities amongst the youngsters. Her firm yet encouraging approach builds an increased level of focus and fun within the group. Janette has been working as a volunteer for 9 to 10 years and has regularly coached for 3 hours per week during that time.
  1. Friendly
  2. Reliable
  3. Dedicated

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Janette Godfrey 19 years or over

Nominator Details

John Williams johnwilliams288@hotmail.com Fellow Coach

Reasons for Nomination

Janette has been a staunch supporter, in a voluntary capacity, of Lightwater Junior badminton club for many years, starting as a player. She obtained Level 1 coaching certificate a couple of years ago. Despite being a busy person with a family Janette set aside time to achieve the Level 2 coach accreditation last season. Her committment to the course was exceptional, with detailed notes being kept and plans formulated for work with her group of young players. Feedback was given to them at every stage and they always responded positively. Janette has incorporated the ideas taken on board during the Level 2 course into the regular Junior club sessions and is already contributing to the development of the coaching plan for the coming season. She spends a minimum of 3 hours a week during the badminton season engaged with the club.
  1. Enthusiastic
  2. Innovative
  3. Engaging

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GillianThomas 19 years or over

Nominator Details

John Williams johnwilliams288@hotmail.com Fellow Coach

Reasons for Nomination

Gill lives in Reading, yet every Sunday during the season she 'commutes' to Lightwater Junior Badminton Club and spends a minimum of three hours coaching the young players. She obtained her Level 1 coaching certificate a couple of years ago. Despite having a full time job, Gill achieved the Level 2 coach accreditation last season. This meant giving up several weekends, keeping very detailed records and looking after a specific group of youngsters in the club. Her committment to the course was exceptional and her 'students' welcomed her input to improve their skills. Gill is keen to instil court etiquette and ensure that all games, at whatever level, are played in a sporting manner. Gill has incorporated the ideas taken on board during the Level 2 course into the regular Junior club sessions, both in the warm up sessions and during coaching.
  1. Sporting
  2. Enthusiastic
  3. Engaging

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Alan Driver 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Jack Johnson jack.johnson3006@gmail.com Part of training group

Reasons for Nomination

Alan has made a truly phenomenal impact on my development in athletics. I have reached heights I could have only dreamed of this year, with Alan's coaching playing a tremendous role in my selection in the Surrey County team and Surrey Schools team for cross country. His incredible work ethic, passion and knowledge of the sport has resulted in myself and many others at my club achieving in a wide variety of ways, with a plethora of Personal Bests and several medals at the Surrey County Championships. His consistent running of training as completely as a volunteer combined with making arduous trips to remote tracks and muddy fields in far fetched areas of England just to cheer on our team makes Alan the perfect fit for such an award.
  1. Passionate
  2. Driven
  3. Acquainted

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Simon Ormston 19 years or over

Nominator Details

James Mepham james@completeacademy.org.uk Colleague

Reasons for Nomination

Simon has made a very positive and professional working environment for all young children in local schools and Goalkeeper specific football development centres. Simon is an open and very approachable coach who strives for perfection in developing young children into not only good sports people but bringing out the character in these young children. Simon has been working in schools and working closely with these goalkeepers for 4 years now and constantly improving his knowledge and the performance of others year by year. His desire and work rate is second to none averaging 45+ hours weekly helping all local football clubs and schools. Simon is not only the perfect role model for the children but a fantastic colleague who will always help you out at the drop of a hat. Simon received some outstanding news just last week, his first Goalkeeper signed for Reading FC academy. This proves that the work Simon is doing is current, well planned and providing outstanding results. What a great personal achievement for Simon but also a fantastic story for Complete Coaching as a company. Lastly, Simon leads a session to help children participate in sport that are all under the SEN register. SEN is a special educational needs program used in local schools. Some of the children Simon works with are under the autism spectrum or suffer with severe anxiety disorders. The sessions are run in the morning to help children prepare for their day at school. These sessions have proved that successful getting the children through the school day without worrying about what could happen at school.
  1. Caring
  2. Confident
  3. Committed

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Matt Edwards 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Nate Weidner enquiries@fairweather.golf Colleague

Reasons for Nomination

Matt has shown amazing development over the past year. Fairweather have only been open for a year and already Matt has got over 300 committed and regularly attending clients. He doesn't treat the role as his 'job', but a part of his lifestyle and livelihood. He has kept people in the game who were close to giving up and gave them a new outlook on the sport. He works with so many different people, ranging from 5 year olds to people in their 90's. He also pays a massive contribution back into the community by working with charities such as Help for Heroes, or schools which specifically cater for those with disabilities. He is a great coach, and an even greater man.
  1. Professional
  2. Ambitious
  3. Knowlegable

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Matthew edwards 19 years or over

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Chelsea pennington chelseapennington1993@hotmail.co.uk He's my coach

Reasons for Nomination

Matt is an exceptional representative for golf in general. He is friendly, approachable and never have I had someone improve my swing as much as he has. He has continuously strived towards improvement in me and has always motivated me to push forward for my passion.
  1. Focused
  2. Passionate
  3. Experienced

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Natalie Hall 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Sharon Tilbury munchkinschildcare@yahoo.co.uk Parent of a student

Reasons for Nomination

My daughter started attending Camberley Judo Club in 2012, initially she had no desire to participate but eventually agreed to give it a try and do Natalie's classes at Camberley Judo Club, to make a long story short, it took Natalie virtually no time at all to turn a child that would not step foot on a judo mat into an athlete with the desire to perform at the highest level. Judo is a tough sport and although not every child that is coached by Natalie will have Olympic ambitions her classes are packed with fun activities and games which keep these children participating in the sport. As well as coaching at Camberley Judo Club Natalie is also the Surrey Girls Team coach, at this years Intercounties Team championships Natalie led the Surrey Girls Team to Gold which meant some of the Surrey Girls where selected to compete as part of Team South at The National Team Championships, Natalie was also a part of the coaching set up at this event where 80% of the starting team were from Surrey, Sadly the girls did not manage to win Gold and had to settle for a 3 - 2 loss to Scotland for the Silver Medal. I believe Natalie is employed and paid for by Camberley Judo Club for the classes she teaches ( Tuesday 5.15 - 7pm and Thursday 5 - 6.45pm ) but as far as I am aware Natalie gives up her time at weekends to travel what is sometimes a long distance to be in her students corner as they go into battle. I will always be grateful for what Natalie has done for my daughter making her not only a better judo player but a better all round person, I believe this is also the case with so many of her other students and feel she is like a second mum to many of the Surrey Girls Team.
  1. fun-loving
  2. nurturing
  3. inspiring

Nominee Details

Sandra Parnell 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Patricia Balcombe surreyheathnetballclub@hotmail.com have coached with her

Reasons for Nomination

Sandra coached the High 5 section of the Surrey Youth Games Netball squad. She had around 25 non-club players attending each of the 7 sessions and delivered them in a fun & passionate way. Due to her coaching and the fun the girls had at the training sessions & tournament in June, the club has gained 4 new members with other girls attending in the new season to try club netball out. On the day of the Tournament Sandra looked after both the High 5 teams on her own, which meant she did not stop for the first 3 hours until after the pool stages had finished, but a smile was always on her face, no matter how exhausted she must of been. Lots of parents have sent their thanks for the coaching sessions and that has all been down to Sandra giving up her free time to try and encourage more children to join clubs. Sandra also looked after the junior squad at the tournament as that coach was double booked. In Sandra's own words after the first session "I have thoroughly loved this session, this is what the youth games is all about". Sandra was so pleased with how all these young girls soaked up all the skills she was teaching them and left every session with a big smile on her face. Sandra has been helping Surrey Heath with the Youth Games for around the last 10 years as part of Surrey Heath Netball Club and was a coach within the club for many years until work commitments unfortunately meant she couldn't this season. Sandra is an excellent coach who has encouraged many players to take up club sport and then helped retain them though their school years. She is always willing to help and thoroughly enjoys working with children. She will be missed next season as she will possibly be moving out of the area and Surrey Heath will be losing an excellent netball coach.
  1. dedicated
  2. passionate
  3. encouraging

Arena Leisure Centre Outstanding Service to Sport

Nominee Details

Gary Dunford 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Mark Babb and Stuart Ralph mababb@surreycricket.com National Governng Body

Reasons for Nomination

Gary has played an integral part in increasing participation, both within Frimley CC and through his work with the Surrey County Visual Impairment team (based at Frimley CC). In particular over the last year Frimley have shown an increased emphasis on increasing their girl’s membership, with Gary utilising Chance to Shine funding to host a girl’s open day at the club, to which over 80 girls from local primary schools attended. His work with the Surrey VI squad often involves a lot of travel, and his tireless enthusiasm is appreciated by all he works with. Having worked alongside Gary at Frimley but especially with him as part of the Surrey CC VI Squad , his commitment to this cause has never wavered. He always find's time for everyone. His organisation skills on training and match days are prepared with military precision. Something that all the players are very grateful for as transport for most VI people is one of the main reason they will participate or not. His passion for cricket especially at the VI level holds "no boundries". Gary is the integral figure in setting up a new Visually Impaired cricket programme alongside Surrey CCC and the Lords Taverners. As the programme takes on momentum, Gary''s hopes of forming a Surrey Vi 2nd Xl edges even closer. This would be an outstanding achievement as no other county cricket club in the country would have 2 VI sides. Gary seems to breath confidence into people
  1. Integral
  2. Dedicated
  3. Inspirational

Nominee Details

Simon Robinson 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Ian L Kemish iankemish@gmail.com Cricket Manager

Reasons for Nomination

Simon has been a Chobham CC junior manager for several years. He currently runs the U 15s and has been very helpful in getting several of them to become involved with Junior Coaching and indeed play senior cricket. He has also supported our Sunday Morning All Stars for 5 to 8 yr olds and is ready to help coach, serve coffee, help with a BBQ and generally support the club. Simon also plays when we are short and indeed umpires in both Senior and Junior cricket as required. He supports club events and is a great help across many levels.
  1. Helpful
  2. Enthusiastic
  3. Collaborative

Basepoint Disability Sports Award

Nominee Details

Claire Ellis 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Debbie Hazell debbiehazell@everyoneactive.com Manager at Centre where nominee trains

Reasons for Nomination

Claire Ellis has overcome life-threatening injuries to achieve unexpected victories and well-deserved accolades and, at the age of 40, shows no sign of slowing down. Claire specialises in the trick event, but also competes in the slalom and jump. She has Sunbury and Spelthorne Leisure centres for almost six years to train, and in that time has been named as the Disabled Water Ski and Wakeboard Association’s (BDWWA) World Disabled Skier of the Year four times, topped the European rankings table and won numerous world and European titles. Sport has always been a major part of Claire’s life. She was a keen gymnast up until the age of 13, when an injury caused her to turn her attention to other activities. She first tried water skiing during a family holiday, and begged her mother to let her continue when she returned home. Her flare for the sport immediately caught the attention of coaches, and she began to participate competitively in the sport aged 14. Injury, as Claire admits, is an unfortunate reality that sports men and women often have to face. Having worked at a ski resort for disabled athletes when she was younger, Claire was well aware of the dangers associated with her chosen career. However, when she broke her neck on a trampoline at the age of 24, Claire’s life was changed instantly. The injury caused damaged to Claire’s spine, leaving her paralysed from the neck down. She spent the next six months in hospital, where she relearned how to walk and move her limbs. Through sheer determination and the support of her family and friends, Claire made a remarkable recovery and within a year of the accident she was back on the water. The injury has caused her muscle imbalance and limited some of the movement in her limbs. Claire visits Everyone Active up to four times a week, and even more in winter when it’s harder to access outdoor facilities. As well as the gym and pool, she is a regular at the group exercise classes. She also uses the BDWWA’s facility at nearby Heron Lake and the Liquid Leisure water park. Claire is a fantastic athlete. We are constantly impressed by her determination and passion, and by the fact that she has not let an injury in her past define what she has been capable of achieving in the future. In 2016 alone, Claire was named as both the European and World Disabled Skier of the Year. She went to Norway to compete in the European and Africa Disabled Championships, where she was victorious in all her events. Despite Claire being the only member of Great Britain’s team to complete, the country finished third overall, even beating the home nation. All these achievements lead Claire to finish the season as number one in the European disabled water-skier league. Having gained more than 2,000 trick points in the 2016 season, Claire has exceeded the score needed to compete in the able-bodied nationals. She is now hoping to participate in this year’s World Championships and European tour. Claire’s story shows the important role sports and leisure providers play in supporting local athletes to fulfil their goals. Her refusal to allow a life-changing injury to alter her ambition is an inspiration for anyone looking to achieve their own sporting dreams.
  1. Inspirational
  2. Detremined
  3. Successful

Nominee Details

Shane Prior 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Simon Ormston simon@completecoaching.org.uk Colleague/ mentor

Reasons for Nomination

I am nominating Shane because he set him self a goal and has just begun achieving his dream. Shane started with our college programme two years ago with the dream of working with children/people with disabilities and helping them through sport and football. This year Shane was given the opportunity to help Mythett athletic fc with their disability football programme, Shane has show fantastic confidence and is taking a lead role in running fun, engaging football sessions for all who attends, he has built great relationship with all the participants and Angie Hutt who organises the team. Shane is a fantastic role model not only for the people he coaches but other aspiring coaches who see him coach. You only need to spend 5 minutes with shane to realise how much he loves his work and what he does for the the people he comes into contact with. No matter what shane has done to earn this nomination there is still so much to come from the outstanding young man and it is a pleasure to have him on board with us at complete coaching.
  1. passionate
  2. driven
  3. enthusiastic

Nominee Details

Marc Dallaway 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Charles Oliver info@camberleyboxing.co.uk Coach / Trainer

Reasons for Nomination

After a severe road traffic incident in May 2006, Marc sustained brain damage and life changing injuries which consequently has left him in a position of requiring 24 hour care. Doctors had doubted Marc would ever be able to walk and carry out simple life tasks let alone be involved in sports. Through determination and hard work Marc has spent years working with Camberley Boxing Club and physio rehabilitation experts to prove doctors wrong time after time. He continues to thrive through sheer grit at breaking his personal bests in all aspects of sporting and boxing related activities. After years of hard work Marc was given the chance of a lifetime to do boxing pad work with local professional boxer Jonny Phillips in the interval of a large local boxing show on May 27th as a showcase. Marc managed to turn a raucous boxing crowd to cheers and tears with an inspirational display of boxing skills in the interval and no doubt everyone in attendance will remember Marc and his achievements for the rest of their lives. Marc has devoted his time to bettering himself along with fundraising for those in situations similar to his own, with Headway – The Brain Injury Association his chosen charity. With his own motto of “keep the faith” Marc is truly an inspiration to all and as such we cannot think of anyone more fitting of this award. We are able to provide professional photographs along with a video of the event itself which shows possibly one of the most emotional moments ever.
  1. Inspirational
  2. Role Model
  3. Motivating

Legacy Clothing Young Sports Personality of the Year

Nominee Details

Summer Shaw 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Sharon Tilbury munchkinschildcare@yahoo.co.uk Mother

Reasons for Nomination

Summer started Judo at Camberley Judo Club in August 2012 and Jiu Jitsu at Carlson Gracie in August 2015, She has worked tirelessly towards her dream of one day represent GB at the Olympic Games. She has competed at County level since 2015 representing Surrey and in December 2016 Summer was selected to be a member of the England Judo Squad after winning Silver at the British Judo Championships.In this years Intercounties team championships Summer went undefeated helping to secure Gold for the Surrey girls team also helping her secure a place on Team South for the National Team championships where Team South went on to win Silver only narrowly losing to Team Scotland. During this time Summer has also competed in some Jiu Jitsu competitions becoming the BJJ Junior National Champion and winning 2 Gold medals at the BJJ Junior European Championships. She also likes to help out when she can doing Demo's with Camberley Judo Club and helping weekly teach Judo for Jiu Jitsu to the younger children with Natalie Hall at Carlson Gracie. Summer is currently ranked 1st in her age and weight in GB but she is fully aware that there is a lot more hard work ahead and she is determined continue training hard to achieve her dream. I personally believe that Summer's focus and drive are Inspirational and know that there are little Judo / Jiu Jitsu fighters out there that would like to be like Summer!
  1. Motivated
  2. Hard-working
  3. Determined

Nominee Details

Sebastian Grove 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Charlotte Grove charlottelucygrove@hotmail.com Mum

Reasons for Nomination

In September 2016, Sebastian exceeded all expectations by winning the U11 boys doubles to become English National Champion! He continued to work incredibly hard throughout the year to progress his national ranking up greatly to number 5 in England for boys singles (as of July 2017). Sebastian also won Surrey Badminton Championships - U12 singles and boys doubles. He was also part of the gold winning Swifts Junior Badminton team that won National Club of the Year 2017. Competing in several regional matches before winning the National Finals held in Milton Keynes. Sebastian is a very promising badminton athlete for the future with an infectious love of badminton and all sport! He competed for Surrey Heath in both athletics and squash this year! He has had a fantastic year, and I feel he thoroughly deserves the award.
  1. Fun
  2. Competitive
  3. Athletic

Outstanding Service to Sport

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David Gill 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Heidi Attree theattrees@btinternet.com Son is coached by David

Reasons for Nomination

My son has been playing tennis for the past 4 years with David Gill and his helpers. They have supported all the children with lessons, tournaments and encouraging fair play. Very friendly atmosphere at the club and my son enjoys the lessons, holiday courses, surrey youth games and tournaments. I think David deserves this award for his hard work in the surrey Heath area.
  1. Encouraging
  2. Fair
  3. Friendly

Nominee Details

Charlie Williams 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Liz Noble liz@camberleyrugby.co.uk Co-volunteer

Reasons for Nomination

Charlie is our "go to" person for Minis rugby at Camberley RFC. Over the past five years Charlie has been involved as Tour organiser, Minis Fixtures secretary, Pitch Allocation guru, and Festival Organiser. Charlie is a single Mum of 3 fabulous children, she works full-time and still manages to put time into organising our Minis section. We have roughly 500 children playing rugby every Sunday, entering Festivals and playing at home and away, all organised by Charlie. In terms of time spent, the pitch allocations took the best part of a working week to complete and that is one of the smallest tasks that Charlie has undertaken, The Club runs two Festivals each year for Minis and a Festival on behalf of Surrey RFC. The festivals attract upto 900 children to Camberley RFC and there is a huge amount of work to be done to ensure that there is adequate parking, first aid, marshalling, catering, information and match organisation for our visitors. Visiting clubs look forward to our Festivals as Charlie has done such a good job of putting them together. This year, her team managed to persuade Eddie Jones, the England Manager as the Rugby World Cup winners Fran and Alex Matthews to attend our Festival and give words of encouragement and photo opportunities to all of the players. Each year Charlie has overseen the Minis Tour where families and children have a weekend together with some rugby games, a medal, hopefully a trophy and lots of happy memories made.
  1. Camberley RFC's rock
  2. Super-efficient
  3. Guru

Nominee Details

John Wickens 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Zane Wickens bagshotfc@gmail.com Family

Reasons for Nomination

John Wickens has been nominated for this award for all the hard work he has put in over the last 48 years with Bagshot Football Club.A One Club only person, he started as a player at 14 and until breaking both legs playing for the club at 25 which left him unable to play the game he loved.To stay involved with the sport he became reserve manger bringing league and cup titles to the club in the mid 80’s-90’s. During this time he served as Club rep for the local community association and also took on the role of groundsman saving the club money.Progressing to 1st Team Manager whilst continuing as groundsman, club rep, kitman and part time caterer he was also made Chairman and saved the club from going out of business. As Chairman he helped to finance the club for 25 years when they were struggling with money, either paying fines or affiliation and league fees’. This was done out of love for the Club and to keep the history alive. This also provided the community with a club where all are welcome. Now after nearly 50 years with the club he has over seen the clubs rise to step 9 of the football league system, which is the highest in the clubs 110 years history.During his time as Chairman the club has expanded adding 3 youth teams to their ranks with the hope that these will continue the legacy that he has built.

Sports Club of the Year

Nominee Details

Farnborough Fins Swimming Club 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Paul Deach pauldeachy@gmail.com Supplier and Fan

Reasons for Nomination

*Bespoke and heavily subsidised school swimming programmes providing FREE pool time, reduced class sizes and maximum learning opportunity to 10 local schools *Free pool time and/or heavily subsidised teaching rates to a local “all inclusive” group providing an opportunity for those with various disabilities to benefit from swimming *Continual renovation to modernise the pool's plant equipment to further increase water quality and turnover to enable the pool to be used more heavily for the community *Facility for local children to carry out Duke of Edinburgh activities, work experience and training, often leading to employment opportunities *Exclusive use of the pool facilities to enable a local minority group to have the privacy they require in order for them and their children to learn to swim *Discounted intensive crash courses in order to facilitate the training of new swimming teachers and water assistants, therefore making swimming more achievable for many children *Vouchers donated for a week of intensive lessons to local charities/ schools/individuals for fundraising projects within the community *Delivering Water Safety Presentations to local schools to highlight the importance of learning to swim as a life-saving skill and being safe in and around water *Awards ceremony to recognise swimmers who have achieved their Stage 4 or above by inviting them up on stage and presenting them with their personalised certificate and badge.
  1. Committed
  2. Inclusive
  3. Outstanding

Nominee Details

Frank Curry 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Frank Curry f.curry@btinternet.com Club Treasurer

Reasons for Nomination

1. During 2016/17 and previously, the Club coaches have worked with 10 local Primary/Junior schools inluding 3 schools for children with learning difficulties (Cawarden House, Lodden and Portesbury). The Club itself has a 25 year sub-lease with SHBC (re-negotiated in 2014) and has forged links with SHBC's Community Engagement Department which provided useful advice on seeking funds for renewal of Club facilities. The Club also participated in SHBC's recreational day in Camberley.The Club is an affiliate of Bagshot Playing Fields Association, a charity dedicated to increasing participation in physical activity. 2. The Club set out to recruit highly qualified coaches (LTA Level 5) and as a result Junior membership has increased from 30 to 149 and Adults to 90 by December 2016. Numbers have continued to rise since the Club introduced a special adult beginners's membership at £50 which includes free introductory coaching. 3.The Club has provided free tennis lessons to children at two local primary schools (Pine Ridge and Lorraine) in an area characterised by economic deprivation. This Club initiative was part funded from its own funds, a Sports Relief Grant and contribution from school funds. The Club has also provided facilities for wheelchair tennis. 4.For its adult members, the Club has introduced handicap tennis tournaments, aerobic tennis and singles leagues.
  1. Friendly and welcoming

Sports Personality of the Year

Nominee Details

Harry Dugmore 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Liz Noble liz@camberleyrugby.co.uk Club Member

Reasons for Nomination

Harry has played at Camberley RFC since he was 6 and was recently selected to represent England at U16s in the match against Wales where England beat Wales by 41-22. Having put in many additional hours of training and showing great commitment, Harry joined the Harlequins Elite Development Group and has recently been awarded a scholarship to Whitgift. Harry is often seen at the Club where he'll pick up and throw the ball around or take part in an impromptu game of touch rugby with whoever is around to play. He is a great mentor to our players and spends time talking and encouraging the younger players to be the best they can be. Harry is a true role model and Camberley RFC are proud to have Harry amongst our elite players.
  1. Dedicated
  2. Mentor
  3. International

Sports Team of the Year

Nominee Details

Camberley & Farnborough Hockey Club 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Martin Aldrich martinaldrich@me.com member of club

Reasons for Nomination

After a highly successful 2016-17 season, Camberley and Farnborough Hockey Club were including on the shortlist for this year’s England Hockey Awards. The awards, which celebrate the achievements of volunteers, umpires, coaches and players over the past year, saw Camberley and Farnborough shortlisted for the Awards, with a nomination for the Ladies’ 1st XI in the Team of the Year – Women and Ladies’ 1st XI Captain Ali Gardner in the Unsung Hero category. Speaking about the nominations, Ali Gardner said: “It is a huge honour to see the team nominated after achieving back-to-back promotions, moving from Surrey Division 5 up to Surrey Division 3 in the last two seasons. To see the hard work and efforts of everyone involved – not just the players, but coaches, umpires and those who volunteer their time to help and support the club – acknowledged and rewarded in this way is truly special. “This year we finished the season top of our league, losing only one game – if we could walk away with as England Hockey’s Team of the Season that would be the icing on the cake!” The ladies went on to win the coveted award on 20th May 2017

Nominee Details

Camberley Bowling Club 19 years or over

Nominator Details

James Shillingford Shillythetank@gmail.com Club Captain

Reasons for Nomination

Our club has consistently competed at a high level over the last few years, with members of the club winning county titles, and going on to represent Surrey at National Finals. Recently the club has won the local leagues (West Surrey Bowling Association Saturday 1st Division, retained it this year. Aldershot and District Bowling Association, Premier division winners 2017) This year we have entered the London and Southern Counties Bowling Association competitions so we can improve as a club against very good opposition. We have finalists in the Shield ( 2 rinks of 4 Men) the finalist in the Gold Badge Singles, and the finalists in the fours competition also. Finals are on the 2nd September in London. We have had great success at all levels in the game, with everyone who wants to play in competitive games getting there chance and doing really well. 5 members of the club represent Surrey at the highest level in the Middleton Cup, so the club is well known in the county. We strive to improve every year, and our newer bowlers are encouraged and are deliberately mixed in with more established players so they can learn from them and improve there game, this is proven to work with our 'B' Team squads achieving back to back promotions in the Aldershot and district leagues going from division 5 to division 1 over the last few seasons, our 'B' team have also just earnt promotion to the 1st division of the West Surrey Bowling Association Saturday league, which meant there will be "grudge" matches against there mentors in the A team next year! I took over as club Captain 2 years ago with the plan for the club to become National Champions within the next 4 years, this I hope will happen next year in our 90th year as a club.
  1. Competitive
  2. Friendly
  3. Successful

Young Sports Personality of the Year

Nominee Details

Phoenix Govey-Gray 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Emma Wilson e-jay01@hotmaol.co.uk Parent (and biggest fan)

Reasons for Nomination

In this last year Phoenix has made huge personal progress in judo, she has worked hard to overcome injury and confidence in her performances. Her dedication and hard work has resulted in her selection to attend training camps in France Belgium, holland and Spain, all of which helped her build confidence,knowledge and skill in her performance resulting in being offered a place on the England Judo squad. Phoenix won a place on the southern area team and Surrey squad where she was selected for the intercounties tournament fighting for Surrey as both a junior and a senior. Winning medals in both catagories. Phoenix was selected for national teams too. Phoenix has exceeded expectations this year winning 3 bronze medals, 5 silver and 4 gold medals. She is a 2016 national medalist where she fought with a broken finger, international medalist and Northern Ireland champion! As well as her personal achievements Phoenix has continued her role as a referee and has also been coaching children 8-13 yrs old taking them to competitions, giving advice and coaching matside assisting the younger children to reach their own goals and win medals.
  1. Dedicated
  2. Passionate
  3. Respectful

Nominee Details

Jade Blackburn 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Debbie Blackburn debbit06@gmail.com mum

Reasons for Nomination

This year Jade has been part of the Sevenoaks Suns U18 and WBBL team although based in Sevenoaks the Suns often play WBBL home games at Surrey Sports Park. The women's team had their best year winning the Trophy championship in Scotland in March and then going on to win the League play off at the 02 in May. The U18's also made the final fours where the top 4 teams play off at the end of the season, they finished 2nd. Back in September Jade represented South East England at the U17 regional tournament, finishing runners up to a very strong London team. Jade was put in to the U18 England long squad attending a couple of training camps and is now in the Great Britain U18 team having played preparation games in the Netherlands and France over the last few weeks in preparation to play in the European championships in Dublin in August. Jade has also been doing some coaching, she has been coaching her brothers U12 team for the Surrey Rams and also got to be assistant coach for the U11 South East girls team. Jade has also gained a scholarship to Northeast community college a junior college in Nebraska, America to play basketball and study for 2 years starting this August.
  1. determined
  2. focused
  3. ambitious

Nominee Details

Freya Kelly 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Jackie Kelly jackie@pjkassociates.co.uk Mother

Reasons for Nomination

Freya has been diving since the age of 7 having been talent spotted from gymnastics. She quickly entered the elite diving squad at Star Diving Club and now trains 6 days a week amounting to about 19 hours. The facilities at Guildford are fairly basic so Freya has to travel at weekends to 10m clubs around the country in order to train effectively; often taking her away from home for days at a time. Training for diving transverses across many different disciplines like trampolining, gymnastics and core conditioning work as well as actual diving! She won a silver medal at the 2016 England Talent Games and gained a place onto the England Talent Zone under the guidance of British Diving who will train and nurture her over the next 2 years. She has achieved many county, regional and national podium places in the last year, notably 3 gold medals at the Armada Cup in Plymouth and 3 gold medals at the South East Regional Age Group qualifiers in Southampton. She is one of the most consistent performers from her club with a lot of expectation to achieve medals for them. Her most recent achievement came in the 2017 National Age Groups finals in Sheffield where she came home with a bronze medal on the 3m, silver on the 1m and silver on the platform. Freya has matured over the last year and really worked on her consistency, resulting in her being a solid role model for the newest and youngest divers in the region. She continues to be one of the country's top divers in her age group with a great deal of expectation and excitement surrounding her future.
  1. modest
  2. funny
  3. determined

Nominee Details

Cameron Charles 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Carly Dixon carlycamberleyjudoclub@gmail.com Club Secretary

Reasons for Nomination

Cameron has shown his potential in the last 12 months. He gives 100% to his training, whether on the mat or in the gym. He has made the England Squad in 2017. He won the Dutch International in the 73 kg division under 18. English Cadet Open, Silver in the 73 kg. Midland Area Cadet Gold in the 73 kg. North west Cadet Open, Gold in the 73 kg division. Sainsbury's School Games he has been selected in August/Sept 2017. He is currently 2nd on the ippon league for British Judo.He is part of our advanced junior scene, that is really pushing themselves to achieve. They are the next generation of the elite athletes that train full time here at CJC. We see Cameron is on the right path for World and Olympic selections.
  1. Respectfull
  2. Committed
  3. Hard working

Nominee Details

Sarah Wilmore 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Penny Wilmore p.j.wilmore@ntlworld.com Mum

Reasons for Nomination

Sarah has made excellent progress in her golf and is now playing of a hcp of 4. In September 2016 she won the ladies nett in the National Liphook Scratch and had a hole in one on the 2nd round. She is an inspiration to all; practicing her golf 3 evenings a week ( after college) and at weekends and working out in the Gym on the other evenings. Sarah has been an excellent team player for Surreys Junior girls Golf and Captained the team in winning the Junior County Match Week against the other 4 counties - Kent, Sussex, Middlesex and Hampshire. See link :http://www.slcga.org/News/NewsDetail/414/default.aspx Sarah also plays for the Surrey ladies 2nd golf team and was part of this years 1st team squad but unable to play in County week due to her A levels Sarah has also won the Surrey School handicap event this year and Captaining the Collingwood school team of Sarah, Darcie and Charlotte won the girls team event- a first for Collingwood. link: http://www.surreygolf.org/News/NewsDetail/515/default.aspx Sarah has high aspirations for her golf and aspires to playing in the Solheim cup. She inspires all who meet her and is a delightful ambassador for ladies golf. She is also very studious and having achieved her A levels in English Literature, French and Geography with an AS in PE is going to study English Literature at Reading University.
  1. Determined
  2. Inspirational
  3. Leader

Young Sports Team of the Year

Nominee Details

2016/17 U14 Squad at Camberley RFC 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Liz Noble liz@camberleyrugby.co.uk Squad Manager

Reasons for Nomination

The squad consisted of 44 boys from 10 different schools. The boys train as a single squad but play in two teams Ambers and Blacks. Players move between the squads based on merit, attendance and attitude. At the start of the season, the boys skills were lacking and their fitness levels were OK but not exceptional. Under the guidance of their new Lead Coach Sam Voight and the coaching team the lads have been undergoing skills training, fitness and conditioning training on a weekly basis throughout the season and have continued over the summer in readiness for the new season. The boys train on Wednesdays and Sundays officially but a number of them meet up outside of school and official training to train together. During last season they won 16 consecutive games without defeat to win the MiTours South Coast Challenge competition with those that didn't take part in that competition winning the Dorking RFC U14s Festival. Several of the boys volunteered throughout the season and put something back into the Club by helping to coach younger age groups and helping to run the Minis Festivals . Some of them have now taken coaching qualifications and have decided to continue volunteering and mentoring our younger players. The boys are true ambassadors for their sport and Club having taken the Rugby Core values to heart- Teamwork, Respect, Enjoyment, Discipline and Sportsmanship. They are looking forward to the 2017/18 season with their new mantra- Train Hard, Play Easy.
  1. Ambassadors
  2. Dedicated
  3. Achieving

Nominee Details

Chobham Cricket Club Under 11s 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Ian L Kemish iankemish@gmail.com Cricket Manager

Reasons for Nomination

Chobham is a small village cricket club that takes part in the wider Surrey league. At a junior level they aim to compete against the largest of Surrey clubs including Weybridge, Sunbury, Esher, Normandy, Valley End, Reigate etc. and in most age groups clearly struggle to compete due to the resources available as there aren't usually more than 15/16 players in a year group at chobham vs c.40-70 in these larger clubs. However, Chobham believe players get much better support/coaching due to the smaller numbers and the U11s have benefited from this over the years. This year they have won 17 out of 17 games - winning the U11 west surrey youth league and winning a new 30 over league (longer format) set up for the top clubs in the county. The reason why we feel the team's performances are so great are: - The team have progressed their performance's in the league each year and continue to improve year on year - No individual plays in the full Surrey team (Chobham are seen as too small) so it really is a team effort - None of them played district representative cricket in 2016, 3 did in 2017 and 5 will be in 2018, showing the progression of the individual cricketers. - 12 of the 13 players who have batted in these 17 wins have reached at least 30 with bat (when you have to retire) some of these boys didn't know how to hold a bat this time 2 years ago. - 14 of the 15 who have bowled have taken at least 1 wicket - Of the 15 in the squad, it includes an U8, an U9 and an U10 - The spirit in which the team play the game is exceptional, never querying umpires decisions, or sledging the batsmen like other clubs, setting a great example. - The team is a mixture of state and private school boys with none of the state school boys playing cricket at school It is a real proud achievement for the club and the players given the the scale of the clubs they are competing against and the award would mean so much to put Chobham cricket club on the map and help it to continue to drive it's numbers in it's junior section to help it survive as a club long in to the future. There aren't many nicer places to play cricket and it has a junior section that is starting to thrive.
  1. Loyal
  2. Dedicated
  3. Modest

Nominee Details

Surrey Heath Wasps 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Patricia Balcombe surreyheathnetballclub@hotmail.com coach

Reasons for Nomination

Surrey Heath Wasps are a squad of 14 girls from different schools who have an excellent record in matches and attendance at training. 3 of the girls last season were nominated for the Surrey Netball trials and successfully gained places in the U14 development programme even though they were all U13's. Last season they won the Charters U13 netball league not losing any matches and had a very impressive goal difference of over 200. This was a big improvement from the season before when they only finished 3rd. They also won the versatility rally organised by this league, where the whole squad have to play in all the positions via a rotation pattern, so outside of their normal playing positions - shows how versatile these girls can be and how hard they work. Due to their success last season as a junior team they have been entered into an adult league starting from September and are looking forward to the challenge. The girls train outdoors every week (school term only) and their attendance is amazing, most weeks is 100% which shows a high level of commitment.
  1. committed
  2. hard working
  3. happy

Nominee Details

Valey End Cricket Club U17's 18 years or under

Nominator Details

James Young jamesyoung100@btopenworld.com Youth Manager

Reasons for Nomination

The U17's team have had a fantastic year, playing 7 matches successfully to get themselves to the final of the West Surrey Youth Cricket League. The intense training has been worth it as the team have developed so much compared to recent years. The team have never made it to the final in previous years so this is a massive achievement for them. They wouldn't have got this far if it wasn't for their team work and positive attitude throughout the season.
  1. Talented
  2. Enthusiastic
  3. Keen

Nominee Details

BDA Junior Troupe 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Tara Morrison tara.morrison@surreyheath.gov.uk Friend/Dance Teacher

Reasons for Nomination

Junior Troupe have worked incredibly hard throughout the years. Developing skills that would blow anyone's mind. They go from strength to strength attending festivals and other dance competitions and continue to learn and grow into beautiful dancers. The support they show each other is incredible and they truly are a little family but even this is extended to other dance companies they come across. Performing is second nature to these kids and they really do belong on stage.
  1. Supportive
  2. Enthusiastic
  3. Sassy

Young Volunteer of the Year

Nominee Details

Mikayla Dodson 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Mark Stuart Dodson mark.dodson@ntlworld.com Father and Coach

Reasons for Nomination

Mikayla has shown a great deal of passion in helping with the set up of the Camberley Town Youth FC Under 11s girls team this season. She has been one of the go to girls for her fellow team mates and younger girls that train with the team. Her ability and confidence on the pitch has greatly improved along with her confidence and understanding of the game off the pitch. She was 1 of 2 young helpers at the Surrey Youth Games 2017
  1. Passionate
  2. Determined
  3. Sporty

Nominee Details

Oliver Pile 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Carly Dixon carlycamberleyjudoclub@gmail.com Judo Club secretary

Reasons for Nomination

Oliver came to the judo club, to support his cousins. He is 12 years old and attends Collingwood school. He has had a tough time at school with bullying. He does not compete at judo, but had expressed interest in helping with the tuck shop. I said if he would like to donate some time on a Tuesday, he could run the tuck shop. He rose to the challenge. He's here promptly to set up the sweets, get the coffee machine ready. He gets the cash tin out. He's here for two hours. Making coffee and teas. Selling sweets and drinks to the kids after their judo sessions. He looks forwards to working with Emma, one of our parent volunteers. His confidence has grown and loves coming. Not being a sporty person, this has given him skills, confidence and an opportunity to meet other people and be part of a club. He a part of our Camberley judo club community. He is very popular.
  1. Hard working
  2. Honest
  3. displined

Tandridge Trust Sports Awards 2017

Active Surrey Coach of the Year

Nominee Details

Lucy Ashdown-Parkes 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Laura Mallett lauramallett@sky.com Parent of child coached by Lucy

Reasons for Nomination

As well as being a dedicated and commited swimming coach at De Stafford sports centre, Lucy put together, at very short notice, a swimming team to represent Tandridge at the Surey Youth Games. There was no time for trials or training, but Lucy still managed to field a team, from a variety of schools and swimming clubs, that came away in a respectable 9th position. Lucy spent her own Sunday afternoon, the weekend before the games, at Surrey Sports park so that the children could experience the 50 metre pool as they were nervous having never swum in one. The team were run very professionally and supported each other well - you would never have known that some had never met each other before the games! Lucy has also been an incredibly valuable coach to both my chidren in developing and improving their swimming ability, encouraging us to progress to competitive swimming.
  1. Dedicated
  2. Friendly
  3. innovative

Nominee Details

Paul harwood 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Lahsen Amassoul amassoul@sky.com Friend and student

Reasons for Nomination

Has taught me well and has helped me win 2 golds medals st the European championships this year I am one of five students that competed at this level from his club which has to be a massive achievement he also has a very intelligent and professional approach and knows what is needed to win his drills and methods are exceptional Thank you very much
  1. Caring
  2. Passionate
  3. Outstanding

Nominee Details

Paul harwood 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Lucy Amassoul luluamass@gmail.com Friend

Reasons for Nomination

Made a positive impact by increasing participation and inspiring & encouraging others to improve in their sport.
  1. Dedicated
  2. Achiever
  3. Ambassador

Nominee Details

Paul Harwood 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Sofia Amassoul sofia.amassoul@outlook.com Student

Reasons for Nomination

Because he makes a positive impact to our school, he's a professional approach with excellent dedication. He encourages others to improve their fitness and sport
  1. Dedicated
  2. Ambitious
  3. Inspirational

Nominee Details

Paul Harwood 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Abigail Rowley abigailrowley@hotmail.com Class mate

Reasons for Nomination

Running the school for 19 years. Membership continuing to increase, through initiatives linked with BBC Get Inspired and Women's sport week. Helped to achieve success at national competitions. Won 2 silvers himself this year and his training resulting in other medals being won.
  1. Mentor
  2. Committed
  3. Encouraging

Nominee Details

Paul Harwood 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Alexander Duvergier alexander.duvergier@unitetheunion.org Colleague

Reasons for Nomination

Mr Harwood has been running the Taekwon-Do School in Caterham for 19 years, since it was started in 1998. The not for profit classes have increased their membership recently by running the taster sessions linked with BBC Get Inspired & Women’s Sports Week campaigns as well as our success at National competitions. His teaching and encouragement has resulted in five students being selected to represent England at this year’s European championships including himself as player coach in the England squad. Paul won two Silver Medals at the European Championships in individual IV Patterns & -90Kg Sparring. Two students have also been selected for the World Championships in Korea for England in team and individual events.
  1. Inspirational
  2. hard working
  3. dedicated

Nominee Details

Paul Harwood 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Mary Newnham mnewnham2@sky.com Mother

Reasons for Nomination

Paul has been running the Taekwon-Do School in Caterham for 19 years, since it was established in 1998. The not for profit classes have increased their membership recently by running the taster sessions linked with BBC Get Inspired & Women’s Sports Week campaigns as well as our success at National competitions. His teaching and encouragement has resulted in five students being selected to represent England at this year’s European championships including himself as player coach in the England squad. Paul won two Silver Medals at the European Championships in individual IV Patterns & -90Kg Sparring. Two students have also been selected for the World Championships in Korea for England in team and individual events.
  1. Dedicated
  2. Hardworking
  3. Enthusiastic

Nominee Details

Paul Harwood 19 years or over

Nominator Details

PAWEL CHILINSKI pawelc@gmail.com student

Reasons for Nomination

We would like you to nominate Paul Harwood. Mr Harwood has been running the Taekwon-Do School in Caterham for 19 years, since it was started in 1998. The not for profit classes have increased their membership recently by running the taster sessions linked with BBC Get Inspired & Women’s Sports Week campaigns as well as our success at National competitions. His teaching and encouragement has resulted in five students being selected to represent England at this year’s European championships including himself as player coach in the England squad. Paul won two Silver Medals at the European Championships in individual IV Patterns & -90Kg Sparring. Two students have also been selected for the World Championships in Korea for England in team and individual events.
  1. Role model
  2. Hard working
  3. Understanding

Nominee Details

Mr Paul Harwood 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Jacqui Mudie jacquimudie@virginmedia.com Student/fellow class member

Reasons for Nomination

Mr Paul Harwood has been running my Taekwon-Do School in Caterham for 19 years, it is a not for profit school which he runs twice a week with each session lasting at least two hours. He has worked hard to increase our membership recently by linking with the BBC Get Inspired and Women in Sport Week campaigns. He actively encourages us to compete in National competitions and coaches us ringside when we compete. He competes himself, leading by example. As a school we are successful in competition regularly finishing in the top ten schools in the country. He also coaches in the National team and his teaching and encouragement have resulted in four students and himself representing England in this years European Championship. He won two silver medals in the competition in sparring and patterns in between coaching other team members during their bouts. He volunteers to umpire during national competitions, even when competing. Two of his students have been selected to represent England in Korea in September 2017 for the World Championships. I have been practicing Taekwon-Do for 3 years, I am 54, I have degenerative spinal disease and had two lots of heart surgery, due to holes in my heart, prior to starting Taekwon-Do. Paul has been an inspiration for me, he helped and encouraged me to gradually increase my fitness and ability to move, showed me how to increase my strength and flexibility and gave me back self belief. I now have my green belt, blue tag and my aim is to become a black belt. He encouraged me to compete nationally and last year I gained 3 gold medals for sparring in 3 different national competitions and 3 bronze medals for patterns in the same competitions. This year I had knee surgery so had to miss the first competition but have achieve a gold for sparring and a bronze for patterns in my first competition and am looking forward to the next one in November.
  1. Inspirational
  2. Dedicated
  3. Encouraging

Nominee Details

Paul Harwood 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Luisa Molteni-Kendall luisammk75@gmail.com Instructor

Reasons for Nomination

We would like you to nominate Paul Harwood. Mr Harwood has been running the Taekwon-Do School in Caterham for 19 years, since it was started in 1998. The not for profit classes have increased their membership recently by running the taster sessions linked with BBC Get Inspired & Women’s Sports Week campaigns as well as our success at National competitions. His teaching and encouragement has resulted in five students being selected to represent England at this year’s European championships including himself as player coach in the England squad. Paul won two Silver Medals at the European Championships in individual IV Patterns & -90Kg Sparring. Two students have also been selected for the World Championships in Korea for England in team and individual events.
  1. Keen
  2. encouraging
  3. committed

Nominee Details

Paul Harwood 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Fay Burns fay.burns@yahoo.co.uk Mother

Reasons for Nomination

My daughter was nervous about trying out taekwondo, particularly as she was going to be the only girl in the class! Paul Harwood has made her feel very welcome into the group and she is really enjoying the classes. My daughter really needed to increase her fitness levels and amount of exercise she does so it is great that she can do this but also have fun and learn a new skill at the same time.
  1. Inspirational
  2. Enthusiastic
  3. Motivational

Nominee Details

Paul Harwood 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Emma Amassoul cotton_emma@hotmail.com Coach

Reasons for Nomination

Paul has been running the Caterham Taekwon-Do School for 19 years, The non profit classes have increased their membership recently by running taster sessions linked to BBC Get Inspired and Women's Sports Week. We are finishing in the top ten schools in National competitions.
  1. Inspirational
  2. Successful
  3. Dedicated

Nominee Details

Paul Harwood 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Peter Elliston mailroom@unitetheunion.org Work colleague

Reasons for Nomination

Mr Harwood has been running the Taekwon-Do School in Caterham for 19 years, since it was started in 1998. The not for profit classes have increased their membership recently by running the taster sessions linked with BBC Get Inspired & Women’s Sports Week campaigns as well as our success at National competitions. His teaching and encouragement has resulted in five students being selected to represent England at this year’s European championships including himself as player coach in the England squad. Paul won two Silver Medals at the European Championships in individual IV Patterns & -90Kg Sparring. Two students have also been selected for the World Championships in Korea for England in team and individual events.
  1. Dedicated
  2. hardworking
  3. Inspirational

Nominee Details

Paul Harwood 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Maxine King m.king54@btinternet.com work colleague

Reasons for Nomination

Mr Harwood has been running the Taekwon-Do School in Caterham for 19 years, since it was started in 1998. The not for profit classes have increased their membership recently by running the taster sessions linked with BBC Get Inspired & Women’s Sports Week campaigns as well as our success at National competitions. His teaching and encouragement has resulted in five students being selected to represent England at this year’s European championships including himself as player coach in the England squad. Paul won two Silver Medals at the European Championships in individual IV Patterns & -90Kg Sparring. Two students have also been selected for the World Championships in Korea for England in team and individual events.
  1. Dedicated
  2. Hardworking
  3. Inspirational

Nominee Details

Paul Harwood 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Sean collins sean.collins68@icloud.com Supporter

Reasons for Nomination

Mr Harwood has been running the Taekwon-Do School in Caterham for 19 years, since it was started in 1998. The not for profit classes have increased their membership recently by running the taster sessions linked with BBC Get Inspired & Women’s Sports Week campaigns as well as our success at National competitions. His teaching and encouragement has resulted in five students being selected to represent England at this year’s European championships including himself as player coach in the England squad. Paul won two Silver Medals at the European Championships in individual IV Patterns & -90Kg Sparring. Two students have also been selected for the World Championships in Korea for England in team and individual events.
  1. hardworking
  2. Hardworking
  3. Inspirational

Nominee Details

Paul Harwood 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Helen Richardson helengrichardson@hotmail.co.uk Mother in law

Reasons for Nomination

Paul has been running the Taekwon-Do School in Caterham for 19 years, since it was started in 1998. The not for profit classes have increased their membership recently by running the taster sessions linked with BBC Get Inspired & Women’s Sports Week campaigns as well their success at National competitions. Paul's teaching and encouragement has resulted in five students being selected to represent England at this year’s European championships including himself as player coach in the England squad. Paul won two Silver Medals at the European Championships in individual IV Patterns & -90Kg Sparring. Two students have also been selected for the World Championships in Korea for England in team and individual events in September 2017
  1. Dedicated
  2. Loyal
  3. Inspirational

Nominee Details

Paul Harwood 19 years or over

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Eloise Harwood e.harwood27@googlemail.com Daughter

Reasons for Nomination

Paul has been running the Taekwon-Do School in Caterham for 19 years, since it was started in 1998. The not for profit classes have increased their membership recently by running the taster sessions linked with BBC Get Inspired & Women’s Sports Week campaigns as well as our success at National competitions. my dad's teaching and encouragement has resulted in five students being selected to represent England at this year’s European championships including himself as player coach in the England squad. Paul won two Silver Medals at the European Championships in individual IV Patterns & -90Kg Sparring. Two students have also been selected for the World Championships in Korea for England in team and individual events in September 2017
  1. Encouraging
  2. Inspiring
  3. Fun

Nominee Details

Paul Harwood 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Jackie Finn jackiefinn0@gmail.com work colleague

Reasons for Nomination

Paul Harwood has been running the Taekwon-Do School in Caterham for 19 years, since it was started in 1998. The not for profit classes have increased their membership recently by running the taster sessions linked with BBC Get Inspired & Women’s Sports Week campaigns as well as our success at National competitions. His teaching and encouragement has resulted in five students being selected to represent England at this year’s European championships including himself as player coach in the England squad. Paul won two Silver Medals at the European Championships in individual IV Patterns & -90Kg Sparring. Two students have also been selected for the World Championships in Korea for England in team and individual events.
  1. dedicated
  2. hardworking
  3. inspirational

Nominee Details

Paul Harwood 19 years or over

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George Williams george.williams@unitetheunion.org work colleague

Reasons for Nomination

Paul has been running the Taekwon-Do School in Caterham for 19 years, since it was started in 1998. The not for profit classes have increased their membership recently by running the taster sessions linked with BBC Get Inspired & Women’s Sports Week campaigns as well as our success at National competitions. His teaching and encouragement has resulted in five students being selected to represent England at this year’s European championships including himself as player coach in the England squad. Paul won two Silver Medals at the European Championships in individual IV Patterns & -90Kg Sparring. Two students have also been selected for the World Championships in Korea for England in team and individual events. Please describe the nominee in 3 words:
  1. Dedicated
  2. Inspirational
  3. Hardworking

Nominee Details

Paul Harwood 18 years or under

Nominator Details

steve.theobald mailroom@unitetheunion.org work colleague

Reasons for Nomination

Mr Harwood has been running the Taekwon-Do School in Caterham for 19 years, since it was started in 1998. The not for profit classes have increased their membership recently by running the taster sessions linked with BBC Get Inspired & Women’s Sports Week campaigns as well as our success at National competitions. His teaching and encouragement has resulted in five students being selected to represent England at this year’s European championships including himself as player coach in the England squad. Paul won two Silver Medals at the European Championships in individual IV Patterns & -90Kg Sparring. Two students have also been selected for the World Championships in Korea for England in team and individual events.
  1. Dedicated
  2. hardworking
  3. inspirational

Nominee Details

Paul harwood 19 years or over

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Nicole Charlett nicolecharlett@hotmail.co.uk Colleague

Reasons for Nomination

Paul been running the Taekwon-Do School in Caterham for 19 years, since it was started in 1998. The not for profit classes have increased their membership recently by running the taster sessions linked with BBC Get Inspired & Women’s Sports Week campaigns as well as our success at National competitions. His teaching and encouragement has resulted in five students being selected to represent England at this year’s European championships including himself as player coach in the England squad. Paul won two Silver Medals at the European Championships in individual IV Patterns & -90Kg Sparring. Two students have also been selected for the World Championships in Korea for England in team and individual events.
  1. Dedicated
  2. Inspirational
  3. Hardworking

Nominee Details

Paul Harwood 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Adam Lambert adam.lambert@unitetheunion.org Work colleague

Reasons for Nomination

Mr Harwood has been running the Taekwon-Do School in Caterham for 19 years, since it was started in 1998. The not for profit classes have increased their membership recently by running the taster sessions linked with BBC Get Inspired & Women’s Sports Week campaigns as well as our success at National competitions. His teaching and encouragement has resulted in five students being selected to represent England at this year’s European championships including himself as player coach in the England squad. Paul won two Silver Medals at the European Championships in individual IV Patterns & -90Kg Sparring. Two students have also been selected for the World Championships in Korea for England in team and individual events.
  1. Dedicated
  2. Hardworking
  3. Inspirational

Nominee Details

Paul Harwood 19 years or over

Nominator Details

danny freema dannyfreeman002@gmail.com work colleague

Reasons for Nomination

Mr Harwood has been running the Taekwon-Do School in Caterham for 19 years, since it was started in 1998. The not for profit classes have increased their membership recently by running the taster sessions linked with BBC Get Inspired & Women’s Sports Week campaigns as well as our success at National competitions. His teaching and encouragement has resulted in five students being selected to represent England at this year’s European championships including himself as player coach in the England squad. Paul won two Silver Medals at the European Championships in individual IV Patterns & -90Kg Sparring. Two students have also been selected for the World Championships in Korea for England in team and individual events.
  1. Dedicated
  2. hardworking
  3. Inspirational

Nominee Details

Paul Harwood 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Mercedes Sanchez mercedes.sanchez@unitetheunion.org Work colleague

Reasons for Nomination

Mr Harwood has been running the Taekwon-Do School in Caterham for 19 years, since it was started in 1998. The not for profit classes have increased their membership recently by running the taster sessions linked with BBC Get Inspired & Women’s Sports Week campaigns as well as our success at National competitions. His teaching and encouragement has resulted in five students being selected to represent England at this year’s European championships including himself as player coach in the England squad. Paul won two Silver Medals at the European Championships in individual IV Patterns & -90Kg Sparring. Two students have also been selected for the World Championships in Korea for England in team and individual events.
  1. Dedicated
  2. Hardworking
  3. Inspirational

Nominee Details

Paul Harwood 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Patricia Chambers pchambers1@btinternet.com Work Colleague

Reasons for Nomination

Mr Harwood has been running the Taekwon-Do School in Caterham for 19 years, since it was started in 1998. The not for profit classes have increased their membership recently by running the taster sessions linked with BBC Get Inspired & Women’s Sports Week campaigns as well as our success at National competitions. His teaching and encouragement has resulted in five students being selected to represent England at this year’s European championships including himself as player coach in the England squad. Paul won two Silver Medals at the European Championships in individual IV Patterns & -90Kg Sparring. Two students have also been selected for the World Championships in Korea for England in team and individual events.
  1. Dedicated
  2. hardworking
  3. Inspirational

Nominee Details

Paul Harwood 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Hayley Harwood hayley.harwood@yahoo.com Wife

Reasons for Nomination

Paul has been running the Taekwon-Do School in Caterham for 19 years, since it was started in 1998. The not for profit classes have increased their membership recently by running the taster sessions linked with BBC Get Inspired & Women’s Sports Week campaigns as well as our success at National competitions. His teaching and encouragement has resulted in five students being selected to represent England at this year’s European championships including himself as player coach in the England squad. Paul won two Silver Medals at the European Championships in individual IV Patterns & -90Kg Sparring. Two students have also been selected for the World Championships in Korea for England in team and individual events.
  1. Inspiring
  2. Dedicated
  3. Hardworking

Nominee Details

Paul Harwood 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Dylan Harwood dylan.harwood2015@gmail.com Son/Student

Reasons for Nomination

Mr Harwood has been running the Taekwon-Do School in Caterham for 19 years, since it was started in 1998. The not for profit classes have increased their membership recently by running the taster sessions linked with BBC Get Inspired & Women’s Sports Week campaigns as well as our success at National competitions. His teaching and encouragement has resulted in five students being selected to represent England at this year’s European championships including himself as player coach in the England squad. Paul won two Silver Medals at the European Championships in individual IV Patterns & -90Kg Sparring. Two students have also been selected for the World Championships in Korea for England in team and individual events.
  1. Fun
  2. Inspirational
  3. Dedicated

Nominee Details

Paul Harwood 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Joshua Harwood jharwood27@googlemail.com Father/Instructor

Reasons for Nomination

Paul has been running the Taekwon-Do School in Caterham for 19 years, since it was started in 1998. The not for profit classes have increased their membership recently by running the taster sessions linked with BBC Get Inspired & Women’s Sports Week campaigns as well as our success at National competitions. His teaching and encouragement has resulted in five students being selected to represent England at this year’s European championships including himself as player coach in the England squad. Paul won two Silver Medals at the European Championships in individual IV Patterns & -90Kg Sparring. Two students have also been selected for the World Championships in Korea for England in team and individual events.
  1. Inspirational
  2. Dedicated
  3. Fun

Nominee Details

Paul Harwood 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Isaac Harwood taeki@sky.com Father/Instructor

Reasons for Nomination

My dad has been running the Taekwon-Do School in Caterham for 19 years, since it was started in 1998. The not for profit classes have increased their membership recently by running the taster sessions linked with BBC Get Inspired & Women’s Sports Week campaigns as well as our success at National competitions. His teaching and encouragement has resulted in five students being selected to represent England at this year’s European championships including himself as player coach in the England squad. Paul won two Silver Medals at the European Championships in individual IV Patterns & -90Kg Sparring. Two students have also been selected for the World Championships in Korea for England in team and individual events.
  1. Dedicated
  2. Fun
  3. Inspiring

Sports Club of the Year

Nominee Details

Caterham taekwondo school 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Lucy Amassoul luluamass@gmail.com Friend

Reasons for Nomination

Evidence of a commitment to effective recruitment, recognition and training of volunteers, coaches and players
  1. Dedicated
  2. Supportive
  3. Welcoming

Nominee Details

Caterham Taekwondo 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Sofia Amassoul sofia.amassoul10@outlook.com Student

Reasons for Nomination

Because 5 from our school that compete for england.
  1. Hardworking
  2. Dedicated
  3. Teamwork

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Caterham Taekwondo School 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Abigail Rowley abigailrowley@hotmail.com Class

Reasons for Nomination

Regularly finish in top 10 schools in competition. 5 students represent England at the European championships, winning 8 medals, two gold, four silver, two bronze. Two selected for female team and individuals at the itf championship in korea
  1. Leaders
  2. Award winning
  3. Inclusive

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Caterham Taekwon-do 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Rachel Richardson carinthea@gmail.com Student

Reasons for Nomination

Regularly finishing in the top 10 of schools. Give students represented England in the European championships 2017 and 2 students have been selected to represent the UK in the ITF championships in Korea this September.
  1. Hardworking
  2. Accomplished
  3. Skilled

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Caterham Taekwon-Do School 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Charlotte McDermott ctkd@live.co.uk Taekwon-Do Student (14 Years)

Reasons for Nomination

Our numbers are up; we are regularly finishing in the top ten schools in National competitions. We have produced a number of National Champions and International Medalists and Champions over the years at both European and World Championships. We have recently had five students represent England at this year’s European Championships in Liverpool winning eight medals. (Two Gold, Four Silver & two Bronze medals) and Two Students have been selected for the female team individual & team events at this ITF World Championship in Pyongyang, DPR Korea in September.
  1. Motivational
  2. Friendly
  3. Fun

Nominee Details

Caterham Taekwon-Do School 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Paul Harwood taeki@sky.com Instructor

Reasons for Nomination

Our numbers are up, in due to Womens Sports week and BBC Get Inspired tasters session as well as our results in competitions. We are regularly finishing in the top ten schools at National competitions. We have had five students represent in England at this year’s European Championships in Liverpool winning eight medals. (Two Gold, Four Silver & two Bronze medals) and Two Students have been selected for the female team individual & team events at this ITF World Championship in North Korea in September.
  1. relaxed
  2. friendly
  3. inclusive

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Caterham Taekwon-Do School 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Alexander Duvergier alexander.duvergier@unitetheunion.org colleague

Reasons for Nomination

Club has increased its membership Its finishing in the top ten schools in National competitions. It had five students represent in England at this year’s European Championships in Liverpool winning eight medals. (Two Gold, Four Silver & two Bronze medals) and Two Students have been selected for the female team individual & team events at this ITF World Championship in Korea in September.
  1. Friendly
  2. Fun
  3. inviting

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Caterham Taekwon-Do School 19 years or over

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Mary Newnham mnewnham2@sky.com Supporter

Reasons for Nomination

I think they should be nominated because they are an inclusive martial arts school with a great mix of ages with adults and children. They regularly finish in the top ten schools in National competitions. They had five students represent in England at this year’s European Championships in Liverpool winning eight medals. (Two Gold, Four Silver & two Bronze medals) and Two Students have been selected for the female team individual & team events at this ITF World Championship in Korea in September.
  1. Inclusive
  2. Professional
  3. Fun

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Caterham Taekwon-Do School 19 years or over

Nominator Details

PAWEL CHILINSKI pawelc@gmail.com student

Reasons for Nomination

We want you to nominate Caterham Taekwon-Do School; we think that we offer an unrivalled martial arts experience to our members. Our numbers are up; we are regularly finishing in the top ten schools in National competitions. We have had five students represent in England at this year’s European Championships in Liverpool winning eight medals. (Two Gold, Four Silver & two Bronze medals) and Two Students have been selected for the female team individual & team events at this ITF World Championship in Korea in September.
  1. Fun
  2. Learning good values.
  3. Community

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Caterham Taekwon-Do School 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Jacqui Mudie jacquimudie@virginmedia.com club member

Reasons for Nomination

Caterham Taekwon-Do school offers an unrivalled martial arts experience, building confidence and fitness in all members. Our membership has increased in the last few years, with more families, as well as all ages and genders of adults joining us. We compete in National competitions and regularly finish in the top ten schools in the country. Our Black belts volunteer to umpire in National competitions, even when competing. Five of our students recently represented England in this years european championships winning 8 medals between them. ( two gold, four silver and two bronze ). Two of our students have been selected for the female team competing at this years ITF World Championship in September in Korea. Our school supported Women in Sport Week 2017 and offered free trial lessons to all women as part of that support.
  1. Welcoming
  2. All inclusive
  3. Encouraging

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Caterham Taekwon-Do School 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Luisa Molteni-Kendall luisammk75@gmail.com school member

Reasons for Nomination

We want you to nominate Caterham Taekwon-Do School; we think that we offer an unrivalled martial arts experience to our members. Our numbers are up; we are regularly finishing in the top ten schools in National competitions. We have had five students represent in England at this year’s European Championships in Liverpool winning eight medals. (Two Gold, Four Silver & two Bronze medals) and Two Students have been selected for the female team individual & team events at this ITF World Championship in Korea in September.
  1. friendly
  2. encouraging
  3. open

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Caterham Taekwon-Do School 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Fay Burns fay.burns@yahoo.co.uk Mother

Reasons for Nomination

Through the Caterham Taekwon-Do School my daughter has been able to learn a new skill / sport after school which is excellent for busy parents. The classes are quite long however the pupils attention is held throughout and they don't want to leave at the end of the class! It is fantastic that my daughter has been given the opportunity to get some physical exercise after the school day.
  1. Inspirational
  2. Enthusiastic
  3. Motivational

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Caterham Taekwon-Do School 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Emma Amassoul cotton_emma@hotmail.com Club

Reasons for Nomination

We are regularly finishing in the top ten schools in a National competitions. Five of our students represented England at this year's European Championships.
  1. Motivational
  2. Dedicated
  3. Competitive

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Caterham Taekwon-Do School 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Peter Elliston mailroom@unitetheunion.org Supporter

Reasons for Nomination

The club have had five students represent in England at this year’s European Championships in Liverpool winning eight medals. (Two Gold, Four Silver & two Bronze medals) and Two Students have been selected for the female team individual & team events at this ITF World Championship in Korea in September. The clubs number have increased its number of members through Womens Sports Week & BBC Get Inspired taster lessons.
  1. Inclusive
  2. Fun
  3. Inspiring

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Caterham Taekwon-Do School 19 years or over

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Maxine King m.king54@btinternet.com supporter

Reasons for Nomination

The club have had five students represent in England at this year’s European Championships in Liverpool winning eight medals. (Two Gold, Four Silver & two Bronze medals) and Two Students have been selected for the female team individual & team events at this ITF World Championship in Korea in September. The clubs number have increased its number of members through Womens Sports Week & BBC Get Inspired taster lessons.
  1. Inclusive
  2. Fun
  3. Inspiring

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Caterham Taekwon-Do School 19 years or over

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Sean collins sean.collins68@icloud.com Supporter

Reasons for Nomination

The club have had five students represent in England at this year’s European Championships in Liverpool winning eight medals. (Two Gold, Four Silver & two Bronze medals) and Two Students have been selected for the female team individual & team events at this ITF World Championship in Korea in September. The clubs numbers have increased its number of members through Women’s Sports Week & BBC Get Inspired taster lessons.
  1. Inclusive
  2. Fun
  3. Inspring

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Caterham Taekwon-Do School 19 years or over

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Helen Richardson helengrichardson@hotmail.co.uk Supporter

Reasons for Nomination

The club have had five students represent in England at this year’s European Championships in Liverpool winning eight medals. (Two Gold, Four Silver & two Bronze medals) and Two Students have been selected for the female team individual & team events at this ITF World Championship in Korea in September. The clubs number have increased its number of members through Womens Sports Week & BBC Get Inspired taster lessons as well as its reputation from National competitions.
  1. Exciting
  2. Fun
  3. Healthy

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Caterham Taekwon-Do School 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Eloise Harwood e.harwood27@googlemail.com Daughter

Reasons for Nomination

Caterham Taekwon-Do had five students represent in England at this year’s European Championships in Liverpool winning eight medals. (Two Gold, Four Silver & two Bronze medals) and Two Students have been selected for the female team individual & team events at this ITF World Championship in Korea in September. The clubs number have increased its number of members through Womens Sports Week & BBC Get Inspired taster lessons and their success at National competitions.
  1. Friendly
  2. Encouraging
  3. Fun

Nominee Details

Paul Harwood 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Lahsen Amassoul amassoul@sky.com Student

Reasons for Nomination

Helped me achieve gold medals for England in the European championships Club has 6 students who represent England This is all down to Mr Harwoods integrity and perserverance
  1. Professional
  2. Patience
  3. Caring

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Caterham Taekwon-Do School 19 years or over

Nominator Details

George Williams George.williams@unitetheunion.org Supporter

Reasons for Nomination

Caterham Taekwon-Do have a proven track record at National competitions often finishing in the top ten with fewer competitors competing. The club have had five students represent in England at this year’s ITF European Championships in Liverpool winning a total of eight medals. (Two Gold, Four Silver & two Bronze medals) and Two Students have been selected for the female team individual & team events at this ITF World Championship in Korea in September. The clubs number have increased its number of members through Womens Sports Week & BBC Get Inspired taster lessons. This is why I think they deserve this nomination.
  1. Inclusive
  2. Inspiring
  3. Fun

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Steve Theobald 19 years or over

Nominator Details

steve theobald mailroom@unitetheunion.org Supporter

Reasons for Nomination

The club have had five students represent in England at this year’s European Championships in Liverpool winning eight medals. (Two Gold, Four Silver & two Bronze medals) and Two Students have been selected for the female team individual & team events at this ITF World Championship in Korea in September. The clubs number have increased its number of members through Womens Sports Week & BBC Get Inspired taster lessons.
  1. inclusive
  2. Fun
  3. Inspiring

Nominee Details

Caterham Taekwon-Do School 19 years or over

Nominator Details

steve theobald mailroom@unitetheunion.org Supporter

Reasons for Nomination

The club have had five students represent in England at this year’s European Championships in Liverpool winning eight medals. (Two Gold, Four Silver & two Bronze medals) and Two Students have been selected for the female team individual & team events at this ITF World Championship in Korea in September. The clubs number have increased its number of members through Womens Sports Week & BBC Get Inspired taster lessons.
  1. inclusive
  2. Fun
  3. Inspiring

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Caterham Taekwon-Do School 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Adam Lambert adam.lambert@unitetheunion.org Supporter

Reasons for Nomination

The club have had five students represent in England at this year’s European Championships in Liverpool winning eight medals. (Two Gold, Four Silver & two Bronze medals) and Two Students have been selected for the female team individual & team events at this ITF World Championship in Korea in September. The clubs number have increased its number of members through Womens Sports Week & BBC Get Inspired taster lessons.
  1. Inclusive
  2. Fun
  3. Inspiring

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Caterham Taekwon-Do School 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Nicole Charlett nicolecharlett@hotmail.co.uk supporter

Reasons for Nomination

The club have had five students represent in England at this year’s European Championships in Liverpool winning eight medals. (Two Gold, Four Silver & two Bronze medals) and Two Students have been selected for the female team individual & team events at this ITF World Championship in Korea in September. The clubs number have increased its number of members through Womens Sports Week & BBC Get Inspired taster lessons
  1. Inclusive
  2. Inspiring
  3. Fun

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Caterham Taekwon-Do School 19 years or over

Nominator Details

danny freeman dannyfreeman002@gmail.com supporter

Reasons for Nomination

The club have had five students represent in England at this year’s European Championships in Liverpool winning eight medals. (Two Gold, Four Silver & two Bronze medals) and Two Students have been selected for the female team individual & team events at this ITF World Championship in Korea in September. The clubs number have increased its number of members through Womens Sports Week & BBC Get Inspired taster lessons.
  1. Inclusive
  2. fun
  3. Inspiring

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Caterham Taekwon-Do School 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Patricia Chambers pchambers1@btinternet.com Supporter

Reasons for Nomination

The club have had five students represent in England at this year’s European Championships in Liverpool winning eight medals. (Two Gold, Four Silver & two Bronze medals) and Two Students have been selected for the female team individual & team events at this ITF World Championship in Korea in September. The clubs number have increased its number of members through Womens Sports Week & BBC Get Inspired taster lessons.
  1. Inclusive
  2. Fun
  3. Inspiring

Nominee Details

Caterham Taekwon-Do School 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Hayley Harwood hayley.harwood@yahoo.com Wife

Reasons for Nomination

The club have had five students represent in England at this year’s European Championships in Liverpool winning eight medals. (Two Gold, Four Silver & two Bronze medals) and Two Students have been selected for the female team individual & team events at this ITF World Championship in Korea in September. The clubs number have increased its number of members through Womens Sports Week & BBC Get Inspired taster lessons.
  1. Inspiring
  2. Inclusive
  3. Fun

Nominee Details

Caterham Taekwon-Do School 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Dylan Harwood dylan.harwood2015@gmail.com student

Reasons for Nomination

The club have had five students represent in England at this year’s European Championships in Liverpool winning eight medals. (Two Gold, Four Silver & two Bronze medals) and Two Students have been selected for the female team individual & team events at this ITF World Championship in Korea in September. The clubs number have increased its number of members through Womens Sports Week & BBC Get Inspired taster lessons.
  1. Fun
  2. Inclusive
  3. Exciting

Nominee Details

Caterham Taekwon-Do School 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Joshua Harwood jharwood27@googlemail.com Supporter

Reasons for Nomination

The club have had five students represent in England at this year’s European Championships in Liverpool winning eight medals. (Two Gold, Four Silver & two Bronze medals) and Two Students have been selected for the female team individual & team events at this ITF World Championship in Korea in September. The clubs number have increased its number of members through Womens Sports Week & BBC Get Inspired taster lessons and their recent results in National competitions, regularly finishing in the top ten schools in the country.
  1. Inclusive
  2. Progressive
  3. Inspiring

Nominee Details

Caterham Taekwon-Do School 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Isaac Harwood taeki@sky.com Father/Instructor

Reasons for Nomination

The club have had five students represent in England at this year’s European Championships in Liverpool winning eight medals. (Two Gold, Four Silver & two Bronze medals) and Two Students have been selected for the female team individual & team events at this ITF World Championship in Korea in September. The clubs number have increased its number of members through Womens Sports Week & BBC Get Inspired taster lessons
  1. Friendly
  2. Fun
  3. inclusive

Sports Personality of the Year

Nominee Details

Alexandra Merisoiu 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Esmeralda Dujmovic edujmovic@gmail.com Client

Reasons for Nomination

Alexandra is a 3rd Dan Black Belt in Karate Shotokan. She has won 32 podiums since moving to London and joining the Shotokan Karate Centre England association. Alexandra is a 3 times IJKA world champion, the WMO European champion and has been National Champion several times. Imparting her wisdom and experience, Alexandra opened a traditional Shotokan Karate club in Oxted in February 2016. Here she coaches both children and adults in an inspirational way through building strong, lasting foundations. Alexandra created The Merisoiu Technique and has established her own unique transformational programs that incorporate thousands of years of knowledge with Natural Human Movement. She uses this knowledge to specialise in working with runners who want to run faster, further, with less effort and fewer injuries. Alexandra is an asset to the Oxted and wider Surrey sporting world by contributing to the community through coaching and educational sessions. It is because of this and her continuing success in Karate that Alexandra deserves to win Tandridge Trust's Sports Personality of the Year 2017.
  1. Inspirational
  2. Driven
  3. Disciplined

Nominee Details

Alexandra Merisoiu 18 years or under

Nominator Details

Matthew J. Watts matthew@kennedypr.co.uk Student

Reasons for Nomination

Alexandra started the Oxted Shotokan Karate Club a little over a uear ago. From four students it has now grown to over 20. My fellow students and I have graded consistently every 3 months and no student has ever failed a grading. Sensei Alexandra is an excellent teacher, and a shining example to all of her students. She has been ranked 1st in WMO BRITISH NATIONAL CHAMPSIONSHIP, 2nd and 3rd at WORLD KARATE CHAMPIONSHIP, 2 times NATIONAL KARATE CHAMPION, WORLD CUP CHAMPION. She competed at the World Championships in Ireland recently and was crowned triple world champion. She won gold in Kumite (sparring), individual and team Kata (patterns). She will also be grading later this year for her 4th Dan Black Belt in Shotokan Karate. Alexandra not only teaches and competes in Karate Alexandra is known as The Body Engineer and is the founder of The Merisoiu Technique Institute Of Health And Natural Human Movement™. She works with men and women entrepreneurs re-engineering how the body functions to run like clockwork. She works with people who have a passion and want to excel through strong foundations. It is more than just fitness and fun, it is body mastery based on Martial Arts Wisdom and Natural Human Movement. Her clients are passionate and dedicated to get the results they seek. She has done this through using many different sporting techniques and working with a wide variety of highly respected coaches.
  1. Disciplined
  2. Inspriational
  3. Knowledgeable

Nominee Details

Alexandra Merisoiu 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Della Skeates dellaskeates@icloud.com Student

Reasons for Nomination

Alexandra has more than made significant progress in her field of sport and exceeded expectation in her sporting performance. Since moving to Oxted at the beginning of 2016 ago she has been WMO European champion and National Champion several times and then this year alone is 3 times IJKA world champion. Being a 3rd Dan Black Belt in Karate Shotokan herself Alexandra opened a traditional Shotokan Karate club in Oxted in Feb 2016 which is going from strength to strength with recent podium places for her students at the SKCE nationals. This is a club for both children and adults who are benefitting from Alexandra’s dedication, commitment, never ending enthusiasm and motivation. In addition to this Alexandra runs Natural Movement classes which take place outdoors in the beautiful Surrey countryside, her passion for exercise is infectious and I don’t think I have ever met anyone more inspiring in the world of fitness. On a personal level I have never felt so strong and so fit through The Merisoiu Technique which Alexandra founded.
  1. Dedicated
  2. Passionate
  3. Motivating

Nominee Details

Lahsen Amassoul 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Lucy Amassoul luluamass@gmail.com Wife

Reasons for Nomination

Exceeded expectations in their sporting performance and been an inspiration to others
  1. Dedicated
  2. Achiever
  3. Fighter

Nominee Details

Lahsen Amassoul 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Sofia Amassoul sofia.amassoul10@outlook.com Daughter

Reasons for Nomination

I am voting for Lahsen because, he got chosen to fight for england internationals and it was his first time and he got 2 golds and 2 silvers. He inspires others to do what he does & he works hard for what he achieves
  1. Hard worker
  2. Dedicated
  3. Inspirational

Nominee Details

Lahsen Amassoul 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Abigail Rowley abigailrowley@hotmail.com Class mate

Reasons for Nomination

Won four medals at the European Champions, including two gold and two silver. He has also been a great leader in terms of bringing junior members through the club
  1. Dedicated
  2. Inspirational
  3. Hard working

Nominee Details

Lahsen Amassoul 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Charlotte McDermott ctkd@live.co.uk Friends/Pupils of Caterham Taekwon-do School

Reasons for Nomination

Lahsen won four medals at his first ever International at the European Champions, winning two Gold medals in individual III dan Patterns and -64kg Sparring and two Silver medals in Team Patterns and Sparring events and think his hard work and dedication should be rewarded. He has also inspired our Junior members to compete. Taekwon-do (ITF) not being a funded sport takes a lot of commitment, self-motivation and drive to be a part of, along with training camps prior to competitions being dotted around the UK, takes a lot time away from the family. Lahsen has commited above and beyond and not only inspired our Junior members to compete but has inspired his family to participate in this incredible and fast growing Martial Art.
  1. Inspirational
  2. Committed
  3. Legacy

Nominee Details

Paul Harwood 19 years or over

Nominator Details

Charlotte McDermott ctkd@live.co.uk Taekwon-Do Student (14 Years)

Reasons for Nomination

Mr Harwood has been running the Taekwon-Do School in Caterham for 19 years, since it was started in 1998. The not for profit classes have increased their membership recently by running the taster sessions linked with BBC Get Inspired & Women’s Sports Week campaigns as well as our success at National competitions. His teaching and encouragement has recently resulted in five students being selected to represent England at this year’s European championships including himself as player coach in the England squad. Paul won two Silver Medals at the European Championships in individual IV Patterns & -90Kg Sparring. Two students have also been selected to represent the England Team in the upcoming World Championships in DPR Korea for both team and individual events.
  1. Dedicated
  2. Inspirational
  3. Reliable

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Lahsen Amassoul 19 years or over

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Paul Harwood taeki@sky.com Instructor

Reasons for Nomination

Lahsen won four medals at his first ever International at the European Championship, winning two Gold medals in individual III dan Patterns and -64kg Sparring and two Silver medals in Team Patterns and Sparring events. His success at the Euros has inspired junior members to compete.
  1. Dedicated
  2. Inspiring
  3. Hard working

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Lahsen Amassoul 19 years or over

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Zara Taylor zarataylor30@hotmail.com Niece

Reasons for Nomination

Lahsen has a significant impact on sport in Surrey and is an inspiration to others
  1. Dedicated
  2. Ambitious
  3. Inspirational

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Lahsen Amassoul 19 years or over

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Mary Newnham mnewnham2@sky.com Supporter

Reasons for Nomination

Lahsen won four medals at the European Champions, winning two Gold medals in individual 3rd dan Patterns and -64kg Sparring and two Silver medals in Team Patterns and Sparring events at the championships .I think his hard work and dedication should be rewarded. He has also inspired our Junior members to compete.
  1. Dedicated
  2. Hardworking
  3. Enthusiastic

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Lahsen Amassoul. 19 years or over

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PAWEL CHILINSKI pawelc@gmail.com student

Reasons for Nomination

Lahsen won four medals at his first ever International at the European Champions, winning two Gold medals in individual III dan Patterns and -64kg Sparring and two Silver medals in Team Patterns and Sparring events and think his hard work and dedication should be rewarded. He has also inspired our Junior members to compete.
  1. Strong values
  2. Role model for others
  3. Hard working

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Lahsen Amassoul 19 years or over

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Jacqui Mudie jacquimudie@virginmedia.com student/fellow class member

Reasons for Nomination

Lahsen has recently competed for England in his first ever international competition and won four medals, two gold for sparring and individual patterns and two silver for team patterns and team sparring, despite having suffered injuries earlier in the year. He is an inspiration to the junior members within our club who wish to follow in his footsteps. He is generous with his time. His instruction technique is encouraging and whatever age or grade the club members find him approachable and knowledgeable. I think his hard work and dedication to his country and club deserves recognition.
  1. inspiring
  2. dedicated
  3. generous

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Lashen Amassoul 19 years or over

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William Cotton cotton_bbes@hotmail.com none

Reasons for Nomination

Not only achieved a high standard personally in the sport, bot is also a mentor and inspired the junior members of the sport, a good role model for all the younger members
  1. Dedication
  2. inspirational
  3. role model

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Lahsen Amassoul. 19 years or over

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Luisa Molteni-Kendall luisammk75@gmail.com team mate

Reasons for Nomination

We would like you to nominate Lahsen Amassoul. Lahsen won four medals at his first ever International at the European Champions, winning two Gold medals in individual III dan Patterns and -64kg Sparring and two Silver medals in Team Patterns and Sparring events and think his hard work and dedication should be rewarded. He has also inspired our Junior members to compete.
  1. encouraging
  2. friendly
  3. dedicated

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Louise Brownsey 18 years or under

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Ruth Brownsey ruth.brownsey1@btinternet.com Parent

Reasons for Nomination

In the past year, Louise has progressed to the top of her age group in Trampoline Gymnastics, regularly winning competitions in the UK and abroad. Louise trains at Jumpers Trampoline Club in Gillingham 5 times a week, plus attends the local gym for additional strength and conditioning. She is extremely dedicated to her sport, and is an inspiration to other members of her club and South East team, and is always willing to support them and help in their preparation for and at competitions. She was unbeaten on home soil as an individual in the 12 months Sep 16 to Aug 17, as per the list below. Looking ahead, Louise has the British Championships in September, English Championships in October including South East team events, and a provisional place on the GB team for the World Age Championships (age group 17-21) in Sofia, Bulgaria, in November which will be the culmination of her year's hard work and preparation. Sep 16: British Championships, Liverpool British Champion Under 16 - Individual Trampoline British Champion Under 16 - Synchronised Trampoline Oct 16: Friendship Cup, Prague, Czech Republic Gold medal - Under 17 individual https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxG1Pz7ne-o http://www.oxted-today.co.uk/article.cfm?id=111449&headline=Louise%20Czechs%20out%20with%20a%20trophy§ionIs=news&searchyear=2016 Oct 16: Loule Cup, Loule, Portugal 6th place in Under 17 class individual, behind 4 Russians and the Spanish champion. Nov 16: English Championships, Coventry Gold medal - Age 15-16 individual Competed in the South East Team (Surrey/Sussex/Kent) in individual and synchro Nov 16: David Ward Hunt International Competition - Gillingham, Kent Gold medal - age 15-16 - individual trampoline Gold medal - age 15-16 - synchronised trampoline https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gk9PR9sQbBU Jan 17: rewarded for her performances with a place in the GB Junior Trampoline Squad for 2017. Attends regular GB training camps at Lilleshall, Shropshire Mar 2017: English Championships Qualifier 1st place age 17-18 Gold - individual 1st place Senior Ladies Gold - synchronised April 2017: 1st National Qualifier, Nottingham - 1st Place age 17-19 Elite June 2017: 2nd National Qualifier, Sheffield - 1st Place age 17-19 Elite (and only girl of her age group to qualify for British Championships)
  1. Dedicated
  2. Inspirational
  3. Approachable

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Lahsen Amassoul 19 years or over

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Emma Amassoul cotton_emma@hotmail.com Brother in law

Reasons for Nomination

Because in his first ever International at the European Champions, he won 2 Gold medals in individual 3rd Dan patterns and Sparing, also 2 Silver medals in Team Patterns and Sparing events.
  1. Determined
  2. Dedicated
  3. Driven

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Lahsen Amassoul 19 years or over

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Peter Elliston mailroom@unitetheunion.org Supporter

Reasons for Nomination

Lahsen won four medals at his first ever International at the European Champions, winning two Gold medals in individual III dan Patterns and -64kg Sparring and two Silver medals in Team Patterns and Sparring events and think his hard work and dedication should be rewarded. He has also inspired our Junior members to compete.
  1. Inspirational
  2. dedicated
  3. hard working

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Lahsen Amassoul 19 years or over

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maxine king m.king54@btinternet.com Supporter

Reasons for Nomination

Lahsen won four medals at his first ever International at the European Champions, winning two Gold medals in individual III dan Patterns and -64kg Sparring and two Silver medals in Team Patterns and Sparring events and think his hard work and dedication should be rewarded. He has also inspired our Junior members to compete.
  1. Inspirational
  2. Dedicated
  3. Hard working

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Lahsen Amassoul 19 years or over

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Sean collins sean.collins68@icloud.com Supporter

Reasons for Nomination

Lahsen won four medals at his first ever International at the European Champions, winning two Gold medals in individual III dan Patterns and -64kg Sparring and two Silver medals in Team Patterns and Sparring events and think his hard work and dedication should be rewarded. He has also inspired our Junior members to compete
  1. Inspirational
  2. dedicated
  3. hard working

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Lahsen Amassoul 19 years or over

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Helen Richardson helengrichardson@hotmail.co.uk Supporter

Reasons for Nomination

Lahsen won four medals at his first ever International at the European Champions, winning two Gold medals in individual III dan Patterns and -64kg Sparring and two Silver medals in Team Patterns and Sparring events and think his hard work and dedication should be rewarded. He has also inspired Junior members to compete at National Competitions.
  1. Dedicated
  2. Inspirational
  3. Knowledgeable

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Lahsen Amassoul 19 years or over

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Eloise Harwood e.harwood27@googlemail.com Supporter

Reasons for Nomination

Lahsen won four medals at his first ever International at the European Champions, winning two Gold medals in individual III dan Patterns and -64kg Sparring and two Silver medals in Team Patterns and Sparring events and think his hard work and dedication should be rewarded. He has also inspired Junior members at the school to compete in National competitions.
  1. Dedicated
  2. Encouraging
  3. Inspirational

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Lahsen Amassoul 19 years or over

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George Williams george.williams@unitetheunion.org Supporter

Reasons for Nomination

Lahsen won four medals at his first ever International at the ITF European Champions in Liverpool' He wontwo Gold medals in individual III dan Patterns and -64kg Sparring and two Silver medals in Team Patterns and Sparring events and think his hard work and dedication should be rewarded. He has also inspired our Junior members to compete.
  1. Inspirational
  2. Dedicated
  3. Hardworking

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Lahsen Amassoul 19 years or over

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steve theobald mailroom@unitetheunion.org Supporter

Reasons for Nomination

Lahsen won four medals at his first ever International at the European Champions, winning two Gold medals in individual III dan Patterns and -64kg Sparring and two Silver medals in Team Patterns and Sparring events and think his hard work and dedication should be rewarded. He has also inspired our Junior members to compete.
  1. Inspirational
  2. Dedicated
  3. Hard working

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Lahsen Amassoul 19 years or over

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Adam Lambert adam.lambert@unitetheunion.org Supporter

Reasons for Nomination

Lahsen won four medals at his first ever International at the European Champions, winning two Gold medals in individual III dan Patterns and -64kg Sparring and two Silver medals in Team Patterns and Sparring events and think his hard work and dedication should be rewarded. He has also inspired our Junior members to compete.
  1. Inspirational
  2. dedicated
  3. hard working

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Lahsen Amassoul 19 years or over

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Nicole Charlett nicolecharlett@hotmail.co.uk Supporter

Reasons for Nomination

Lahsen won four medals at his first ever International at the European Champions, winning two Gold medals in individual III dan Patterns and -64kg Sparring and two Silver medals in Team Patterns and Sparring events and think his hard work and dedication should be rewarded. He has also inspired our Junior members to compete.
  1. Inspirational
  2. dedicated
  3. Hardworking

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Lahsen Amassoul 19 years or over

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danny freeman dannyfreeman002@gmail.com supporter

Reasons for Nomination

Lahsen won four medals at his first ever International at the European Champions, winning two Gold medals in individual III dan Patterns and -64kg Sparring and two Silver medals in Team Patterns and Sparring events and think his hard work and dedication should be rewarded. He has also inspired our Junior members to compete
  1. Inspirational
  2. dedicated
  3. hard working

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Lahsen Amassoul 19 years or over

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Patricia Chambers pchambers1@btinternet.com Supporter

Reasons for Nomination

Lahsen won four medals at his first ever International at the European Champions, winning two Gold medals in individual III dan Patterns and -64kg Sparring and two Silver medals in Team Patterns and Sparring events and think his hard work and dedication should be rewarded. He has also inspired our Junior members to compete.
  1. Inspirational
  2. dedicated
  3. hard working

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Lahsen Amassoul 19 years or over

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Hayley Harwood hayley.harwood@yahoo.com W

Reasons for Nomination

Lahsen won four medals at his first ever International at the European Champions, winning two Gold medals in individual III dan Patterns and -64kg Sparring and two Silver medals in Team Patterns and Sparring events and think his hard work and dedication should be rewarded. He has also inspired the clubs juniors to compete national.
  1. Inspirational
  2. Dedicated
  3. Fun

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Lahsen Amassoul 19 years or over

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Dylan Harwood dylan.harwood2015@gmail.com Supporter

Reasons for Nomination

Lahsen won four medals at his first ever International at the European Champions, winning two Gold medals in individual III dan Patterns and -64kg Sparring and two Silver medals in Team Patterns and Sparring events and think his hard work and dedication should be rewarded. He has also inspired our Junior members to compete.
  1. Dedicated
  2. Fun
  3. Inspiring

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Lahsen Amassoul 19 years or over

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Richard Kendall Richard.Kendall@marks-and-Spencer.com Fellow School member

Reasons for Nomination

Lahsen is a 3rd Dan Black belt and assistant instructor at Caterham Teakwondo School. He was selected for the England national team in January and competed in his first international competition in April at the ITF European Championships. He won four medals - two gold in individual sparring and individual patterns - two Silver in team patterns and team sparring. Lahsen is highly dedicated to teaching Teakwondo and promotes the School for new members, he a passionate teacher and is looking to open his own sister school in Surrey
  1. Dedicated
  2. Encouraging
  3. Knowledgable

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Lahsen Amassoul 19 years or over

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Joshua Harwood jharwood27@googlemail.com Supporter

Reasons for Nomination

Lahsen won four medals at his first ever International at the European Champions, winning two Gold medals in individual III dan Patterns and -64kg Sparring and two Silver medals in Team Patterns and Sparring events and think his hard work and dedication should be rewarded. He has also inspired our Junior members to compete.
  1. Dedicated
  2. Exciting
  3. Inspiring

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Lahsen Amassoul 19 years or over

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Isaac Harwood taeki@sky.com Class mate/Supporter

Reasons for Nomination

Lahsen won four medals at his first ever International at the European Champions, winning two Gold medals in individual III dan Patterns and -64kg Sparring and two Silver medals in Team Patterns and Sparring events and think his hard work and dedication should be rewarded. He has also inspired our Junior members to compete.
  1. Inspirational
  2. Fast
  3. Dedicated