Lincolnshire Sports Awards 2017 winners roll of honour
By Louise O'reilly on November 7th, 2017
400 guests from across the county descended on the Showground on Thursday 2 November for the thirteenth Lincolnshire Sports Awards.
Winners from the world of sport were joined by businesses, schools, universities and local communities in a glittering evening of inspiring sporting and volunteering success stories.
Sports Personality of the Year. Winner: Rob Hazelwood.
Overall Sports Personality of the Year went to up and coming water skiing star, Rob Hazelwood. Rob battled back from injury to become U21 world champion and is now in the Team GB U21 and open age squads. Rob said: “It’s been a tough year to get fit again, but it has all been worth it. I was stunned to win this award and it has inspired me to achieve even more.”
The night was filled with inspiring stories, including Ray North who won the Active Change award. Having being told he had terminal cancer, Ray decided that he wasn’t going to let that stop him raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support and earlier this year he ran the Bath Half Marathon.
Lynsey Norris, Active Lincolnshire, organised the event: “So many categories were very competitive! The Active Primary School and Active Business were just two where the standard was excellent. I’d like to make a special mention to Barry Chapman who won the Lifetime Achievement Award for a staggering 57 years of volunteering. He is still today nurturing future talent at Woodhall Spa’s junior gold section and helping to change young people’s lives.”
Young Sports Volunteer. Winner: Imogen Leahy.
Full list of winners
Active Change Award (Individual)
Active Primary School of the Year
Active Workplace Award
Disabled Sportsperson of the Year
Lifetime Achievement Award
Sports Department of the Year (Secondary, HE/FE). Winner: Activities Department University of Lincoln Students Union.
Physical Activity Award (Programme)
Sports Club of the Year
Bracebridge Heath Cricket club
Sports Department of the Year (Secondary, HE/FE)
Activities Department University of Lincoln Students’ Union
Sportsman of the Year
Sportswoman of the Year
Sports Volunteer of the Year
The Michael Beard Coach of the Year Award
Veteran Sportsperson of the Year
Programme of the Year. Winner: Lincoln Parkrun.
Young Disabled Sportsperson of the Year
Young Sports Volunteer of the Year
Young Sportsman of the Year
Young Sportswoman of the Year
Sports Personality of the Year