Sussex Sports Awards 2011
PUBLISHED: 00:32 20 February 2012 | UPDATED: 21:04 20 February 2013
With the 2012 London Olympic Games fast approaching , the ninth Sussex Sports Awards were highly anticipated, aiming to recognise the achievements of individuals and clubs that have made contributions to Sussex sport over the last year.
With the 2012 London Olympic Games fast approaching , the ninth Sussex Sports Awards were highly anticipated, aiming to recognise the achievements of individuals and clubs that have made contributions to Sussex sport over the last year. In between the gala three-course dinner and entertainment, 15 awards were handed out.
BBC Sussex presenter, Danny Pike, co-hosted the Awards with Commonwealth Games Gold medal winning gymnast Craig Heap.
Sadie Mason, Active Sussex Chief Executive said: With London 2012 just around the corner, the 2011 Sussex Sports Awards were expected to be our biggest event so far. It didnt disappoint. There is a real buzz across the UK and you could feel that in the room last night.
There is just so much sporting potential in our county and much to celebrate. I hope that the winners, and of course all of those shortlisted, use this as a platform to push-on and strike gold in less than a years time.
The evening also raised funds for worthy local causes through a raffle with prizes including a luxury holiday from Virgin Holidays.
The full list of winners is:
n Rix & Kay LLP Club of the Year Crawley-based Kin Ryu Judo Club
n BBC Sussex Unsung Hero Award Peter Seymour, a volunteer at Kin Ryu Judo Club
n Virgin Holidays Team of the Year Crawley Athletics Club, Senior Ladies Team
n Sussex County FA Volunteer of the Year - Janet Johnson for her work with Crawley Down-based CD Phoenix Netball Club
n Juice 107.2 Young Team of the Year - Worthing Thunder Juniors U18s
n Cllr Niki Oakes Memorial Award for Disabled Sports Personality of the Year Lauren Jones
n Freedom Leisure Sports Personality of the Year Carl Boswell, of Worthing-based Novio Magnum Pistol Club
n Inspire Leisure Coach of the Year Lee Tillyer, coach at Selsey Football Club and Community Development Coordinator for Inspire Leisure
n Sussex Cricket & Albion in the Community Power of Sport Brighton-based basketball team Spiral Jets, run by Lisa Knobbs and Paul McCullum
n Hilton Hotel Active Sussex Professional of the Year Donna Imrie-Browne, Active & Healthy Workplace Manager for Active Sussex
n Sport England Lifetime Achievement Award Sadie Mason Chief Executive at Active Sussex
n University of Brighton Young Coach of the Year Luke Sherwood for his efforts with Summerfields Gymnastics Club, Hastings
n University of Chichester Young Sports Personality of the Year - Seaford-based Alex Mills-Barton for his individual and team sailing achievements this year
n University of Brighton Young Volunteer of the Year - Edward Bartram for his work and commitment towards the running of the Pink Flamingos Football Club, Hurstpierpoint
n Active Sussex Active Workplace of the Year Chichester-based John Wiley and Son Publishers was crowned Active Workplace of the Year for its commitment in promoting an active and healthy ethos amongst its staff