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Stockport Sports Awards 2017

Date: 5th October 2017


Local Sporting Heroes Honoured at Stockport Sports Awards

Stockport’s elite athletes, clubs and volunteers were rewarded for their hard work and dedication to sport at Sport Stockport’s annual Sports Awards, at Houldsworth Golf Club on Friday 29th September 2017.

Winners of the nine awards were announced at a glittering dinner attended by athletes, their families, supporters and members of Sport Stockport, Life Leisure and Stockport Council.

Guests were treated to a question and answer session with GB Olympic Taekwondo athlete Mahama Cho, who came 4th in the Rio Olympics, but more recently won a silver medal in the World Championships.

The highlight of the evening was the presentation for Cycle Speedway star Ben Higham who received the Fred Perry Sports Personality of the Year award presented by the Deputy Mayor of Stockport, Councillor Walter Brett.

Other winners included:

Young Achiever of the Year = Swimming star,  Harrison Coulter

Disabled Sports Achiever = Abdul Ahmady of Stockport Arnies Power Lifting Club

Volunteer of the Year = Terry Bright of Reddish North End FC

Changing Lifestyle Recognition Award = Anita Nickson

Club of the Year = Marple Athletic JFC

The Sir Stanley Matthews Unsung Hero Award = Hilary Clamp from Stockport Bramhall Hockey Club

Coach of the Year = Anthony Pugh of Reddish North End FC

School Commitment to PE and Sport Award = Rosehill Primary

John Hargreaves, Chairman of Sport Stockport said, ‘It’s important that local athletes are recognised for their fantastic achievements in sport and the annual sports dinner is an ideal event to do this.  We would like to say a special word of thanks to our sponsors and all at Houldsworth Golf Club for a fantastic evening’.

 Winners will be put forward and represent Stockport at the Greater Manchester Sports Awards taking place on Friday 17th November 2017.


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