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Tuesday 26 November 2013

Unsung heroes shine at Cheshire East Sports Awards 2013


Many of Cheshire East’s unsung heroes have been honoured at the Council’s annual sports awards.

Now in its fourth year, the event aims to recognise the time and dedication put in by volunteers, coaches, clubs and athletes to develop sport across Cheshire East.

More than 170 people attended the awards hosted by BBC Radio Manchester’s Mike Shaft. This year a record 91 nominations were received in the 10 categories.

The winners are:

· Club of the Year – Crewe and Nantwich Gymnastics Club

· Coach of the Year – Lisa Atkinson, Macclesfield Satellites

· Special Recognition – Cheshire East Special Olympic Group

· Volunteer of the Year – Christine Bell, Macclesfield Netball Club

· Young Volunteer of the Year – Vicky Cragg, Wilmslow High School

· Disabled Sports Achiever of the Year – Lauren Whalley, Cheshire Academy, Crewe

· Young Sports Achiever of the Year – Chloe Vell, dressage and netball, Prestbury

· Sports Personality of the Year – Hannah Walker, cycling, Disley

· Primary School of the Year – Wistaston Green Primary

· Secondary School of the Year – Wilmslow High

The event, held at Cranage Hall, is organised by the Council’s leisure development department.

Councillor Janet Clowes, Cabinet member in charge health and adult social care, said: “This awards ceremony recognises those at the grass-roots level who have a passion for sport and represent Cheshire East.

“Many of the people who received awards have dedicated a lot of time to excelling in their chosen sport or guiding others towards their dreams. My congratulations go to all the winners.”

Councillor Clowes’ Cabinet support member for health, Councillor Gail Wait, attended the event.

Directors of Cheshire East Council’s impending new trust, Everybody Sport and Recreation, also attended. Sports clubs and organisations also had the opportunity to find about the new body as part of a display about the way leisure services will be delivered locally.

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