CITY sporting stars were recognised at an annual awards ceremony.

The 16th City of Worcester Sport Awards took place at the University Arena on Thursday, September 12.

Delivered in partnership by Freedom Leisure and Sport Worcester, and supported by Worcester City Council, the awards had 14 categories which were hotly contested.

Winners were announced and presented by Olympian, World Champion and TV athletics commentator, Steve Cram CBE, while BBC Midlands Today's Dan Pallet hosted the event.

Ivan Horsfall-Turner, managing director of Freedom Leisure, said: “The awards as always were a truly humbling night and Freedom Leisure is proud to be the host because the event brings together the city’s sporting elite and allow us to honour the best, which in turn garners a great sporting legacy in the area."

Mayor of Worcester, Cllr Allah Ditta said: “It’s wonderful to see so many people in the community participating in sports in Worcester, from young children through to adults. The city has become a prominent hub for a wide range of sports and the Arena is a fantastic facility too. It’s great that the hard work of so many individuals and organisations are recognised through these annual awards.”


Best Educational Sporting Achievement: Saints Dance Society

Sports School of the Year Award: St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School

Junior Team of the Year: Old Elizabethans U9s Cricket Team

Junior Male Sports Personality of the Year: Sam Bowerman

Young Volunteer of the Year: Izzy Jakeways

Volunteer of the Year: Valerie Wellings

Disability Sports Person of the Year: Colin Green

Community Sports and Physical Activity Award: Perdi's Poppets Walking Netball Team

Coach of the Year: Petra Milecova

The Power of Sport Award: Jude Tonks

Howard Peters Award for Outstanding Contribution: Mark Saunders

Club of the Year: Nunnery Wood Colts FC

Sports Personality of the Year: Katrina Wilson

Junior Female Sports Personality of the Year: Katherine Burgess