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Sports Awards Winners 2016

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Senior Sports Personality of the Year - Jess Sims (Bowls)


Sports stars from across mid and south Powys have been honoured at the Annual Sports Awards ceremony.

The 2016 Brecknock and Radnor Sports Partnership Annual Sports Awards took place at Theatr Brycheiniog last Friday (3 March).  The awards, which are now in their 20th year, recognise and celebrate sporting success of local individuals and teams in sport at all levels.

 
Wales and British & Irish Lions rugby player Dan Lydiate and Rio 2016 gold-winning Paralympian Rob Davies MBE were guest speakers at this year’s ceremony, which was organised collaboratively by the volunteer-run Brecknock and Radnor Sports Partnership and Powys County Council’s Sports Development team.
 
Over 70 nominations were received across 13 categories.  The winners on the night were:
 

  • Senior Sports Personality of the Year - Jess Sims (Bowls)
  • Senior Disabled Sports Personality - Morgan Jones (Athletics)
  • Young Sportsperson 14-18 years - George Thomas (Athletics)
  • Young Disabled Sportsperson - Ethan Orton, Ysgol Penmaes (Badminton)
  • Junior Sportsperson Under 14 - Aelwen Davies (Cycling)
  • Senior Sports Team - Weale Brothers
  • Junior Sports Team - Brecon High School Girls Year 8 Badminton Team
  • Club of the Year - Brecon Cricket Club
  • Young Sports Leader - Ieuan Phillips, Gwernyfed High School
  • Coach of the Year - Jane Price, Disability Sports Coach
  • Sports Volunteer of the Year - Maggie Walby, Llandrindod Just Move
  • Contribution to PE and School Sport - Sharon Marshall, Cradoc Primary School, Brecon Swimming Club

Head of to the gallery to see all the prize-winners receiving their well deserved trophies >>>

Also, all the movie clips shown on the night are available for viewing on Youtube

Please click on the categories below to view the relevant Youtube Clip. (opens in new window)

 
Special Achievement Award - Natalie Powell
Young Sports Leader 
Volunteer of the Year
Junior Sports Person of the Year U14
Junior Team of the Year
Young Disabled Sportsperson
Senior team  
Contribution to PE & School Sport
Coach of the Year   
Club of the Year
Young Sportspersonof the Year (14-18)   
Outstanding Service to Sport - Malcolm Bates   
Outstanding Service to Sport - Jeff Smith & Bob Davies   
Disabled Sports Personality  
Sports Personailty   
Oustanding Award - Rob Davies MBE
Guest Presenter - Dan Lydiate   
Maggie -Volunteer of the Year acceptance    

 

There were also two recipients of the Outstanding Service to Sport Award, they were:
 
Bob Davies and Jeff Smith – Brecon Corries FC
Malcolm Bates – Rhayader Motorcycle and Light Car Club
 
Judoka Olympian Natalie was also presented with a Special Achievement Award while gold medal Paralympian Rob Davies was presented with an Outstanding Achievement Award.
 
Cllr Graham Brown, Powys County Council’s Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Sports Development, said: “These awards are a wonderful celebration of sport in Brecknock and Radnorshire and I would like to congratulate all those who were successful on the night.
 
“The number of nominations is a testimony to the strength and breadth of sport, talent and support in the area and the standards being attained by many of young sportspeople is a fantastic achievement.
 
“It was also great that our nominees were able to hear from Powys born and bred duo of Dan Lydiate and Rob Davies. I hope their presence at this year’s ceremony inspired the audience with their individual sporting journeys and successes.”
 
The Brecknock and Radnor Sports Partnership and the council’s Sports Development team would like to thank this year’s sponsors:
 
Severn Trent
Freedom Leisure
Arriva Trains Wales
Sport Wales & Disability Sport Wales
Welsh Royal Crystal
Rhayader Round The Lakes
Lisa and Lucy Jackson

 


 

Cllr Graham Brown, Powys County Council’s Cabinet Member for Sports Development, said:

“These awards are a wonderful celebration of sport in Brecknock and Radnorshire and I would like to congratulate all those who were successful on the night. The standards being attained by many of young sportspeople is a fantastic achievement.”