All set for a celebration of sport - The Stratford Observer

All set for a celebration of sport

Stratford Editorial 23rd Dec, 2014 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016   0

THE 13TH annual Stratford-on-Avon District Celebration of Sport awards evening organised by the district council takes place on Friday, January 23.

The 2015 event will be hosted by Stratford Manor Q Hotel in partnership with headline sponsors NFU Mutual, Rybrook Stratford and Everyone Active.

The judges have met and a shortlist of finalists has been chosen, featuring the following finalists for the eight awards as follows:

Junior Sports Person: Edward Higson – sailing; Freya Eaton – alpine skiing; Madeleine Hoare – swimming; Niall Treacy – speed skating; Rory Dwyer – athletics; Sophia Potter – fencing; Zoe Perkin – rifle shooting.

Senior Sports Person: Megan Giglia – para-cycling; Ben Haigh – wheelchair basketball; Caitlin McCarthy – archery.

Everyone Active Junior Team: King Edward VI School boys’ fencing team; Stratford Sharks Nuneaton Junior League swimming team; Stratford Athletic Club junior team.

Senior Team: Stratford Cricket Club 2nd XI; Stratford Tennis Club team; Stratford Athletic Club women’s cross-country team.

Alternative Sport (Individual or Team) Award: Callum McGready – ultimate frisbee; Erin McGready – ultimate frisbee; Nicole and Danielle Brain – canoe polo; Studley Skippers girls’ team; Taz Chape – freestyle disco dancer.

Rybrook Stratford Coach of the Year: Paul Bearman – athletics; Andy Lovell – football; Mathew Pickering – boxing; Peter Richards – cricket.

Volunteer of the Year: Kelly McCormack – netball; Megan Watkins – hockey, gymnastics and dance; Chris and Sue Dale – skipping.

Stratford Manor Q Hotel Service to Sport Award: Jerry Birkbeck – rugby; Tony Butler – cycling; Godfrey Witts – cricket; Richard Hughes – multi-sports; David Kirby – fencing.

If you are interested in attending this special evening of celebration, tickets can be purchased at a price of £30 per adult and £15 per child. The ticket will include a reception, three-course meal, entertainment and the all important awards.

Please visit for more information on all of the finalists or for details on how to purchase tickets. Alternatively please contact Helen Slatter on 01789 260606 or e-mail [email protected].


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