Local athletes, sports coaches and volunteers celebrated success across a variety of categories at the recent Chesterfield & North East Derbyshire Sports Awards 2012.
The awards are a way of recognising and celebrating the sporting successes of athletes and those involved in sport at all levels and all nominees are either a resident or member of a club from Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire.
Cllr Amanda Sergeant, Executive Member for Leisure, Culture and Tourism at Chesterfield Borough Council said: “The Olympics and Paralympics have certainly given sport a much higher profile and these awards highlight the exceptional talent that already exists in our region, and hopefully the sports stars of the future.”
Cllr Graham Baxter MBE, Leader of North East Derbyshire District Council, said: “There are some exceptional sportsmen and sports women across North East Derbyshire so it’s great to be able to reward their hard work, dedication and talent through the Sports Awards. I wish them all the very best with their future sporting careers.”
Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire Sports Awards 2012
Sportsperson of the Year Liam Pitchford
Young Sports Leader/Coach of the Year Luke Sheldon & Oliver Hooper
Junior Sportswoman of the Year Tyler Bexton & Isobel Ashley
Junior Sportsman of the Year Adam Morewood & Ashley Davies
Coach of the Year Robbie Sivyer
Club of the Year Chesterfield Town F.C
Service to Sport Award Gordon Staines
Junior Disabled Sportsperson of the Year Callum Edwards
The winners from the Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire Awards will be judged for the Derbyshire Sports Awards to be held at the Roundhouse, Derby on the 15th November 2012.
The winners of the individual performer categories will receive a free annual membership to a Chesterfield Borough Council or North East Derbyshire District Council leisure facility, to aid the performers training programme.