Sporting heroes including athletes, coaches, volunteers and sports teams were recognised for their amazing contribution to the local community at Surrey Heath Sports Awards, co-sponsored by Specsavers Camberley.
The Awards, organised by Surrey Heath Borough Council and now in their Eighth year, held their exclusive award ceremony on Monday 19 October at Camberley Theatre. Nominees from different sporting backgrounds and disciplines came together to celebrate their achievements and see if they would take home a winning accolade from one of the eleven categories. Each year, the Awards are designed to be fully inclusive to all in the local area, be it excelling at international level, exceeding a personal target or having made a substantial impact on the community.
Local dignities including The Mayor of Surrey Heath and Chief Executive of Surrey Heath Borough Council were in attendance to see eleven winners being honoured.
Young Sports Team of the Year (Sponsored by Specsavers) - Camberley Rugby U13 B Team
Club of the Year - Farnborough Fins
Young Volunteer of the Year - Ebonnie Bridges
Disability Sport Award (Sponsored by Specsavers) - Kate Seal
Coach of the Year- Shannon Warner
Surrey Youth Games ‘Performance of the Games’ - Lucy Theobald
Surrey Youth Games ‘Coach of the Games’ - David Gill
Young Sports Personality - Morgan Lake
Sports Personality of the Year (Sponsored by Specsavers) - Frazer Chamberlain
Outstanding Service to Sport - Alan Wildsmith
Special Thanks Award - Grant Simmons
Specsavers Camberley sponsored three of the award categories. Store director, Lateef Iqbal was on-hand to present Young Sports Team of the Year, Disability Sport Award and Sports Personality of the Year to Camberley Rugby U13 B Team, Kate Seal and Frazer Chamberlain respectively.
Says Lateef Iqbal: ‘Sport plays such an important role in the community, bringing people together and enhancing our health and wellbeing. We are delighted to play our part in celebrating and rewarding these inspiring individuals and teams. It was also a delight to recognise their own personal successes at what was a fantastic event.’
All winners of the Sports Awards, who ranged in age from as young as ten through to their seventies will automatically be entered into the county-wide Surrey Sports Awards which are held in December.