Award ceremony for local sports stars 

11/10/12
Bolton Town Hall
Bolton Town Hall

The winners of the eighth annual Bolton Sports and Physical Activity Awards have been revealed at a ceremony at the Reebok Stadium.

The awards, which were sponsored by Bolton University, took place on Friday, October 5, saw 10 winners – either clubs, teams or individuals – being honoured by Bolton Sports and Physical Activity Alliance (BOSPAA) and Bolton Council for the contributions they have made to sport and physical activity in the borough throughout 2011.

Individual awards were given for the year’s best: Sports Achiever, Club, Coach, Volunteer, Disabled Sports Achiever, Unsung Hero, Young Volunteer, School Sports Team, Active Achiever, and Senior Sports Team of the year.

Teams and clubs were eligible to win club of the year and school sports team of the year.
The awards are given to reflect the growing and important role that sport and physical activity plays in promoting both healthy lifestyles and pride in the community.

All the winners will now go forward to represent Bolton at the Greater Manchester Sports Awards to be held on November 9, 2012.

Councillor Christopher Peacock, Bolton Council’s Cabinet Member for Sport and Chair of BoSPPA, said: “To win or be nominated for an award like this is a fantastic achievement and all of them have made notable contributions both to their own sport and physical activity as a whole, and should be very proud of the way they represent the borough.”

The winners were:

Sports Achiever of the year - Callum Elliott

Club of the year - Bolton Metro Swim Stars

Coach of the year-  Eddy Kavanagh

Volunteer of the year - Rowan Ardill

Disabled Sports Achiever of the year - Akeem Handley

Unsung Hero of the year - Sarah Owen

Young Volunteer of the year- Joe Bannister

School Sports Team of the year - Year 7 Girls Athletics Team, Rivington and Blackrod High School

Active Achiever of the year - Cameron James Watters

Senior Sports Team of the year - Seven Stars Hot Shots Netball Team

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