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2015 CORNWALL SPORTS AWARDS
AND THE WINNERS ARE...
Sports Volunteers from across the County have been recognised and rewarded at this year's Cornwall Sports Awards
Sponsored by AGAME Sports Ltd and Truro & Penwith College
The annual event, held at The Headland Hotel in Newquay on Wednesday 11th November 2015, welcomed over 220 of Cornwall's dedicated volunteers, sports coaches, officials, clubs, organisations and young leaders.
Organised by the Cornwall Sports Partnership, the event now in its tenth year pays tribute to our many volunteers from across the duchy who dedicate their time and efforts to support our strong sports community and inspiring the next sporting generation.
This year 19 awards were presented and the worthy winners are as follows:
Children's Coach of the Year - Matthew Trebilcock, Gyllyngvase SLSC
Young Coach of the Year U25 - Matthew Robinson, Penzance AFC
Community Coach of the Year - Emmie Seward-Adams, Crantock SLSC
Disability Coach of the Year - Mark Stevens, Cornwall Cougars Wheelchair Basketball Club
Coach of the Year 2015 - Emmie Seward-Adams, Crantock SLSC
Official of the Year - Iain Tucker, Cornwall FA
Junior Club of the Year - Liskeard Junior Badminton Club
Adult Club of the Year - Tamar Canoe Association
Club of the Year 2015 - Tamar Canoe Association
Sportivate Project of the Year - Sportivate Mylor Sailability
Sportivate Participant of the Year - Jordan Edgecombe, St Mawgan FC & Kickivate
Satellite Club of the Year - Kernow Boccia Club
Satellite Participant of the Year - Hayden Knowles, Cornwall Cougars Basketball Club
Community Participation Project of the Year - Cornwall College
Active Workplace of the Year - Cornish Mutual
Young Leader of the Year - Georgia Higham, Budehaven Community School
Community Volunteer of the Year U25 - Kerensa Lewis, Special Olympics Cornwall
Community Volunteer of the Year - Linda Brickell, Cornwall Squash & Racketball Association
Lifetime Services to Sport - Ann Nicholas, Penzance Netball Club
Following the launch of Sport England's This Girl Can Campaign earlier this year, the evening focused on 'Celebrating Women in Sport' here in Cornwall. Guests saw the inspiring This Girl Can video which has been viewed over 37 million times online as well as being shown on national television.
This campaign is extremely important here in Cornwall where we have 45% of men doing sport every week and only 26% of women. We really do need to prove that CORNISH GIRLS CAN and help drive female participation in Sport.
Cornwall Sports Awards organiser, Natasha Howard of the Cornwall Sports Partnership, says: "We are extremely proud to organise this event which recognises and rewards the many volunteers who give their time to encourage people to be more active and get involved in sport. This is the 10th year of the event and we still find it amazing to hear about the time and energy our dedicated volunteers give to make sport happen in their local community. We would also like to say a big thank you to all those who took the time to nominate the volunteers."
A variety of companies and organisations support the event, including: Sport England, AGAME Sports Ltd, Truro & Penwith College, Health Promotion Service & Workplace Health, St Austell Printing Company, St Austell Conference Centre, This Girl Can, Miller Countrywide, Tempus Leisure, Arena , Penwith School Sport, Peninsula School Sport Partnership, Mid Cornwall Sports Network, Clockwork Audio Systems, Devon & Cornwall Media, Lightbox Inc, The Headland Hotel, Pirate FM and Youth Sport Trust.
Adrian Noott from AGAME Sports Ltd, one of the main sponsors of this year's Cornwall Sports Awards said: "We're delighted to be involved with the Cornwall Sports Awards for the second year as a sponsor. Events like this are a fantastic way to celebrate sport in Cornwall and all the people that invest so much of their time into their chosen sport. As a Cornish company our values align perfectly with the ethos of the Awards and as such we are extremely proud to support the event. "
Emma Seward-Adams from Truro and Penwith College, another of the main sponsors said: "For over two decades Truro and Penwith College has been committed to educating and developing sports coaches, whether that be to deliver in the voluntary or professional sports sector. As coach educators we appreciate the time and dedication required to make a successful coach, and the patience, empathy and knowledge needed to ensure all athletes are provided with the best possible opportunities to develop. This is why we are delighted to once again be sponsoring the Coaching category of the Cornwall Sports Awards."