Shepway Sports Trust Awards
We had a great night last Wednesday, celebrating the shining stars of our local community at The Grand Hotel in Folkestone.
It was our inaugural awards ceremony and the team worked tirelessly to make sure the night went off without a hitch, from balloons to table plans!
We were humbled by the reactions of all the attendees; winners, runners up, nominees, sponsors and spectators.
Our awards covered a whole range of categories in the Trust’s key areas- schools, clubs, communities and ambassadors. The night ended with Folkestone’s Harry Slater receiving the Sir Roger De Haan Services to Sports award, presented by Trevor Minter OBE DL.
We also asked everyone at the ceremony to tweet us their #ShepwaySelfie, for the chance to win a signed ambassador t-shirt. Congratulations to Dan File and Elham school for the winning snap.
The awards mark another high for the trust, as we were recently honoured to receive the Heart of the Community Award. Voted for by members of the public, it is testament to our local community’s passion for an inclusive sport strategy.
The full list of award winners was as follows:
Community Sport Project of the Year: Blister Sisters
Innovation Project of the Year: Catch Sports4Kids
Community Volunteer of the Year: Kevin Daly
Young Community Volunteer of the Year: Ben Perez
Facility of the Year: Folkestone Sports Centre
Media Partner of the Year: Folkestone Herald
Outstanding Contribution of the Year: Kenza Bowman
Junior Disabled Sportswoman of the Year: Charlotte Saunders
Junior Sportswoman: Lucy Howes
Junior Disabled Sportsman: Scott Broom
Junior Sportsman: Matthew Csiszar
School Games Sports Star: Ashley Mainwaring
School Games Team of the Year: Elham CofE Year 5/6
Primary School of the Year: St. Eanswythe’s CofE
Secondary School of the Year: Harvey Grammar
Primary School Teacher of the Year: Nannette Van der Wall
Secondary School Teacher of the Year: Jon Gardner
School Sports Leader: Cara Shaw
Outstanding Achievement of the Year: St. Eanswythe’s Pop Lacrosse team
Rising Disabled Sports Star: Jamie Haynes
Rising Sports Star: Hugh Bernard
Coach of the Year: Barry Pluck
Young Coach of the Year: Truly Capell
Club Volunteer of the Year: David Denyer
Young Club Volunteer of the Year: Leanne Yore
Club of the Year: Folkestone Basketball
Veteran Sportsman of the Year: Ken Pollock
Sportsman of the Year: James Tredwell
Sportswoman of the Year: Lauren Williams
Sir Roger De Haan Award
Sir Roger De Haan Services to Sports Award: Harry Slater