Surrey Heath Sports Awards

Surrey Heath Sports Awards Winners 2016 revealed

The Surrey Heath Sports Awards celebrated the best in local sporting achievement with a special ceremony at Camberley Theatre on Monday.

Organised by Surrey Heath Borough Council, the awards honour people from across the borough who have excelled in their sport, exceeded personal targets or made a meaningful impact on the local community.

The awards were attended by around 350 members of the local sporting community and selected VIPs including the Mayor of Surrey Heath Cllr John Winterton, and Team GB Olympians Phil Burgess (rugby sevens) and Ashley McKenzie (judo).

The evening is one of the most anticipated events in the borough calendar as a chance to celebrate the achievements of local athletes, clubs, coaches and volunteers.

Nominations from the public received over the summer were whittled down to a shortlist of just three finalists per category before winners were selected by the Surrey Heath Sports Council.

Sports Awards 2016

Award Winners:

Coach of the Year – Pedro Lemos
Coach of the Year – Pedro Lemos


Club of the Year – Swifts Juniors

Club of the Year – Swifts Juniors


Disability Sports Award – Penny Froude

Disability Sports Award – Penny Froude


Outstanding Service – Christine Thompson

Outstanding Service – Christine Thompson


Sports Personality – Phil Burgess

Sports Personality – Phil Burgess


Surrey Youth Games ‘Performance of the Games’ - Ellen D'Arcy

Surrey Youth Games ‘Performance of the Games’ - Ellen D'Arcy


Surrey Youth Games ‘Coach of the Games’ – Chris Pratt

Surrey Youth Games ‘Coach of the Games’ – Chris Pratt


Sports Team of the Year – Camberley Rugby Club Men’s First XV

Sports Team of the Year – Camberley Rugby Club Men’s First XV


Young Sports Personality – Zayna Gallacher

Young Sports Personality – Zayna Gallacher


Young Sports Team – Camberley Town U13 Boys

Young Sports Team – Camberley Town U13 Boys


Young Volunteer – Phoenix Govey-Gray

Young Volunteer – Phoenix Govey-Gray

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Portfolio Holder for Business Cllr Craig Fennell, said, "This has been another fantastic year for sport in the borough with Olympic and Paralympic medals for athletes with local connections, and excellent performances and participation levels from Surrey Heath clubs at all levels.

“The awards are a great opportunity to celebrate this, and encourage future success."

The winners of the Sports Awards will automatically be entered into the county-wide Surrey Sports Awards, which are held in December.

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