Active Chesterfield Sports Awards 2016
More than 200 local athletes, mentors and school pupils celebrated their achievements at the 2016 Active Chesterfield Sports Awards.
In association with Chesterfield Borough Council, the Chesterfield School Sport Partnership combined community sports awards with those for schools and school teams that have excelled over the past year.
Mark Tournier, Partnership Development Manager at the Chesterfield School Sport Partnership, said: "The Active Chesterfield Awards provided an exciting platform to recognise and celebrate local sporting success and honour the dedication of sports leaders and volunteers.
"The Awards to recognise the work that schools play in developing opportunities to shine through Sport and Leadership and to celebrate the success of individuals and teams across Chesterfield."
"Everyone involved in school and community sport in Chesterfield deserves praise and thanks. The Winding Wheel provided the ideal setting to give the worthy winners and highly commended nominees to receive their awards."
22 awards were presented to athletes, coaches and volunteers from across the community.
In the school sport awards, the major winners included Cutthorpe Primary, Brookfield Community School, Brampton Primary and Springwell Community College who each picked up a team achievement award.
The community awards were dominated by 2016 Rio Olympian Liam Pitchford and Deaf Golf World Champion Lydia Ingman were crowned Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year respectively.
Lydia Ingman said: "Though totally unexpected, I am truly honoured to have received this accolade, and would like to thank my family and all others who have supported me over the years, for making it happen."
Liam Pitchford, was unable to attend the event as he is competing in Europe. His proud father was there to collect the Sportsman of the Year award on his behalf.
Liam competed for Team GB in the singles and team events at the Rio 2016 Olympics, reaching the last 32 in the singles and, alongside Paul Drinkhall and Sam Walker,beating France to reach the quarter-finals of the team event, where GB only lost to eventual winners China.
In a video message, Liam said: "It's a real honour to receive the award after what has been an amazing year."
Steve Roberts, Principle at Outwood Academy Newbold, said: "We were delighted to be nominated and then win the awards for Media and Arts Contribution and also for Secondary School Sports Organising Committee.
The students have worked tirelessly both to provide opportunities for students to participate in school sports and also to celebrate and showcase their successes."
"This award means so much as it provides recognition from outside of the academy that the work of "Sports Voice" is valued and also has real impact. The students felt very proud to be there and very special to attend such a wonderful event."
"There was also an opportunity to recognise the achievements of staff and the Highly Commended Award for our Head of PE Andy Tice was very special too. It is that combination of good leadership in PE and fabulous students that has helped PE and Sportplay a full role in academy life."
Volunteers and coaches were rewarded too, with Tim Sadler being awarded the Lifetime Achievement award, which caps of an incredible summer for Tim, having been awarded the People's Award Outstanding Contribution to Community Football by Derbyshire FA in July.
Full list of winners
Team Achievement – Primary
Winner: Cutthorpe School
Highly commended: Brockwell Junior School
Team Achievement Secondary School
Winner: Brookfield Community School Girls badminton
Highly commended: Brookfield Community School boys badminton, Hasland Hall Community School
Team Achievement Disability
Joint winners: Springwell Community College and Brampton School
Media & Arts Contribution to Sport
Winner: Outwood Academy
Individual Young Leader of the Year
Winner: Hannah Birks
Highly commended: Natasha Froggatt
School Sport Organising Crew
Winner: Brampton Primary School
Highly commended: Hasland Junior School, Old Hall Junior School
School Sport Organising Committee
Winner: Outwood Academy
Highly commended: Brookfield Community School
Team of the Year
Winner: Tapton Park Golf Club Junior section
School Staff Award
Joint winners: Jo Lenthall Brockwell Junior School, Jan Brammer St Mary's School
Highly commended: Andy Tice, Outwood Academy
Junior Sportsman of the Year
Winner: William Bygrave
Junior Sportswoman of the Year
Winner: Amber Downham
Highly commended: Edie Carr
Coach of the Year
Winner: Jack Chambers
Highly commended: Dave Cartawick and Stephanie Miles
Volunteer of the Year
Winner: Frazer Hipkiss
Highly commended: Joshua Ball
Active Workplace Award
Winner: Post office
Winner: Newbold Community Football Training
Club of the Year
Winner: Unit 1 Martial Arts
Lifetime Achievement Award
Winner: Tim Sadler
Young Sportsman of the Year
Winner: Aaron Cobley
Highly commended: Oliver Dakin
Young Sportswoman of the Year
Winner: Alicia Barrett
Highly commended: Ella Barrett, Chloe Stennett
Disabled Sportsperson of the Year
Winner: Lydia Ingmam
Sportsman of the Year
Winner: Liam Pitchford
Highly commended: Ludwig Ramsey
Sportswoman of the Year
Winner: Lydia Ingmam
About the awards
The Active Chesterfield Sports Awards celebrate the sporting successes of athletes, volunteers and those involved in sport at all levels in Chesterfield, from local sporting heroes, to school sports stars and international athletes such as Chesterfield born Commonwealth Games Table Tennis winner Liam Pitchford.
The awards are delivered by the Chesterfield School Sport Partnership and Chesterfield Borough Council with a total of 26 awards split into separate school and community categories.
About Active Chesterfield
Active Chesterfield is a partnership group of sports and health organisations that aims to encourage and facilitate the development of sports and physical activities accessible for all sections of the community. The group’s key aim is to reduce the levels of sedentary behaviour and inactivity within the borough.
By working in partnership on a range of projects Active Chesterfield aims to engage and inspire people to adopt and maintain an active lifestyle and to promote good health and reduce health inequalities in the community. The group also aims to promote and raise the profile of the benefits of sport and physical activity and become the first point of contact for all sport and physical activity in Chesterfield.
The group is made up of the following key organisations; Chesterfield Borough Council, School Sports Partnership, Chesterfield Borough Council, Chesterfield Swimming Club, Chesterfield College, Chesterfield Borough Community Safety, Sporting Futures, Chesterfield Football Club Community Trust, Derbyshire County Sports Partnership, Derbyshire Public Health, Community Sports Trust, Chesterfield Sports Club Forum and Chesterfield Cycle Campaign.