Vote for your Achieve Lifestyle Sports Professional of the Year
Let the battle commence - who is your Achieve Lifestyle Surrey Sports Professional 2014?
This award gives the public a chance to vote for their top sports person in Surrey. The award is for elite athletes from local teams who have inspired fans, scored points and been an exemplary sportsperson in everything they do.
|Dave Ward (Harlequins and England Rugby)||Jason Roy (Surrey Cricket and England Cricket)|
|Elvisi Dusha (Surrey United and Team GB)||Hannah Reid (Surrey Storm)|
Dave Ward had a stand-out 2013/14 season for Harlequins. Claiming five Man of the Match awards and becoming the pioneer of countless turnovers, the hooker was named the 2013/14 Players’ Player of the season. His efforts on the field were rewarded by being named in Stuart Lancaster’s England squad for the 2014 tour of New Zealand, playing in the mid-week win over the Crusaders.
Hooker Dave Ward joined Harlequins in 2012 from Cornish Pirates, a side he made over 100 appearances for. Away from the field, Ward is Head Coach at Guildford RFC.
Jason Roy, a 24-year-old batsman from Reigate, has had the season of his life for Surrey County Cricket Club. The leading run scorer in this season’s NatWest T20 Blast as Surrey made it to Finals Day for a second successive year, Jason also hit 1,000 runs in first-class cricket. His consistently excellent form saw him selected by England for the International T20 match against India, where he made his International debut – reverse sweeping his second ball for a characteristically audacious boundary!
This winter Jason will be aiming to impress with the England Lions, with the prospect of a spot in England’s World Cup squad early next year the tantalising goal for one of England’s most exciting young batsmen.
A representative of the GB U20 squad, point guard Elvisi Dusha will captain Surrey United during the 2014/15 British Basketball League (BBL) season, leading his team on court for the second successive year. At just 20 years old, Dusha will once again be the youngest captains in the BBL after impressing Coach Majewski during United’s debut season in the league. Dusha notched up an impressive 1164 minutes of court time during Surrey United’s 2013/14 BBL campaign. Always a source of motivation and determination, with an incredibly high work ethic, Dusha has been named as captain for a second season.
Elvisi Dusha has managed to balance the demands of BBL competition with completing a Sports Management and Coaching Studies BA (Hons) degree and coaching on our junior and community programmes as a role model for our new generation of basketball players.
A hugely successful first year as Surrey Storm captain saw Hannah lead the team through an undefeated league campaign culminating in a heart breaking one point defeat in the last few seconds of the Zeo Netball Superleague Grand Final. Her excellent form during the year saw Hannah called into the England Netball squad, including becoming part of the INTC based at Brunel University and selection for England’s tour of Australia in May as part of their build up to the Commonwealth Games.