SPORTS AWARDS LIVE
Updated 9:45pm Thursday 27th February 2014 in Latest News
This live event has finished
- REPORTING BY ANDY WARREN & SAM MORSHEAD
- Late former Shrivenham and Wootton Bassett boss Dave Turner honoured with a special recognition award for his work on the local football circuit.
- Sportsman of the Year: Kelvin Young (boxing)
- Sportswoman of the Year: Jazz Carlin (swimming)
- Young sportsman of the Year: Jake Goodwin (cricket)
- Young sportswoman of the Year: Jordan O'Donoghue (boxing)
- Team of the Year: Swindon Dolphin (swimming)
- Young Team of the Year: Wrag Barn Juniors (golf)
- Coach of the Year: Richard Ward (golf)
- Performance of the Year: David Howell (golf)
- Sports Personality of the Year: Keith Mayo (boxing)
- Unsung Hero Award: Roger Reeves (football)
- Lifetime Achievement award: Ernie Howell (table tennis)
That's it then, ladies and gents. We're all done. Relive it all with our special awards supplement which is out on Monday.
You can also enjoy a selection of videos with our award winners below.
Ernie has been a fantastic servent to table tennis in the town and is a former champion.
"Swindon is my home and it is where my heart is."
You can read all about Ernie by clicking here
AND IT GOES TO: Ernie Howell!
The final award of the evening is a very special award, the Lifetime Achievement award.
"There are thousands of people who do their bit and I', just another who helps people enjoy their sport. This is such and honour and I really didn't expect it."
AND THE WINNER IS...Roger Reeves!
Another thoroughly deserved award. You don't get more unsung than Roger but he's one of the hardest working men around.
Now it's the penultimate award of the evening, the Unsung Hero Award.
Harry Scott, Roger Reeves, Pat Lewis and Mal Criddle are up.
Another man of few words as Keith simply says: "Thank you very much" before going on to plug his upcoming show. Shameless.
Cracking bloke though and deserves his award.
AND THE WINNER IS... Keith Mayo!
Sports personality now. Alun Rossiter is up to reation his title but faces competition from Keith Mayo, Richard Ward and Daryl Lipsey.
Sadly David is not with us as he's competing in South Africa, but his father Ray is here to do the honours.
AND THE WINNER IS...David Howell!
Next up is the performance of the year, with Swindon Town, Swindon Robins, David Howell and Toby Horton doing battle.
"I'm very surprised and this is a very surreal situation. I'm just a willing volunteer and I put opportunities in front of the young golfers and their coaches do the rest. It's an honour."
AND THE WINNER IS...Richard Ward!
We're back under way with the second half of the awards, with the Coach of the Year award up next.
Anna Mayes, Rich Farnan, Richard Ward and the late Dave Turner nominated.
http://t.co/3kxef2Od9I— @Tbassam 27 February 2014
We're now taking a short break.
Dave's wife Trish and son James have been presented with a special award to honour Dave's work, which recognises all the work he has done throughout the town.
Standing ovation, fully deserved.
We are now taking a few moments to remember former Shrivenham and Wootton Bassett who recently passed away.
Dave was a popular member of the local non-league football scene, loved by everyone and who knew him.
However, they are young men of few words. "Yeah, yeah" their spokesman responds.
It's been a great year for the Wrag Juniors, and they've come suitably dressed. Very smart indeed.
AND THE WINNER IS...Wrag Barn Juniors!
Now it's time for the Young Team of the Year. Wrag Barn Juniors, Walcot Boxing, Swindon Cricket Club and Swindon Flames contest this one.
Louise Clayton, head coach: "We had a huge increase in membership this year so to win this is great for us. We've had a really good year and this was totally unexpected."
AND THE WINNER IS: Swindon Dolphin!
Team of the Year up next. Swindon Cricket Club, Wootton Bassett FC, North Wilts Hocket Club, Swindon Dolphin Swimming Club battle it out.
AND THE WINNER IS...Jordan O'Donoghue
"I really didn't expect this, it's brilliant. Maybe the Olympics?"
Next up is Young Sportswoman of the year which is contested by Laura Halford, Katie Warre, Jordan O'Donoghue and Jess Mendoza.
"I really thought Louis Thompson would win this because of all he's done in the Swindon Town first team, but this is amazing."
AND THE WINNER IS...Jake Goodwin
Young Sportsman of the Year award is up next. Patrick and Jimmy McDonagh, Jake Goodwin and Louis Thompson are up.
Jazz sadly isn't with us this evening as she is training in Marseille, but her parents are here to pick up the award for her.
AND THE WINNER IS...Jazz Carlin!
Next up is Sportswoman of the Year, which is contested by Jazz Carlin, Tilly Gray, Anne Dunham and Laura Collett.
We should, with any luck, have a live interview with Kelvin Young here.
"I didn't expect that at all. I came second in the Advertiser's top 100 sportspeople but to win this is amazing.
"Everyone in Swindon has supported me along the way. When I had the chance to fight for the intercontinental title I couldn't believe it.
"I won four of the last five or six rounds and finished really strong and I was nearly in tears. It was a big night for me and one I will never forget for the rest of my life."
A big cheer comes up from the Young table as the Rocky theme is pumped out.
AND THE WINNER IS...Kelvin Young.
Sportsman of the year is up first this evening, with David Howell, Kelvin Young, Andrew Nicholson and Wayne Hutchinson up for the award.
Getting all the thank yous out the way first, with the loudest applause coming for those who put on the buffet. It was average at best I'd say.
We are underway here at the Four Pillars, with host Clive Fisher on the mic.
A little delay at the Four Pillars as the excitement builds. Our announcer, Clive Fisher, can barely contain his excitement...
SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
Alun Rossiter - The Swindon Robins boss once again put his club on the national stage as he reached the Elite League play-offs before being given the Great Britain team manager's job.
Richard Ward - Known as Clippy due to his love of his clipboard, Ward led Wrag Barn Juniors to the brink of a national title and helped a host of young golfers progress.
Daryl Lipsey - Known as Mr Swindon Ice Hockey, Lipsey is widely regarded at Swindon Wildcats and still helps out with Swindon Cougars youth team.
Keith Mayo - The boxing promoter continues to promote his sport in the town and his passion and drive was key in Kelvin Young's IBO Intercontinental success.
Roger Reeves - Mr Swindon Town Ladies has dedicated himself to women's football in the region for two decades
Harry Scott - the lifeblood of Walcot ABC for the best part of four decades
Pat 'Ma' Lewis - Nationwide Cricket Club's tealady's spreads take up 14 hours of her weekend right through the summer. But they're the best in the county.
Mal Criddle - Wroughton FC would not be the same without the dedication of the former chairman, secretary, manager and player
PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR
Swindon Town Football Club - took a young squad to free spending Championship side QPR but picked up a memorable away win thanks to goals from Alex Pritchard and Nile Ranger.
Swindon Robins - The Robins were up against it when they went to King's Lynn, with Hans Andersen absent, but came away with a memorable away win as Troy Batchelor led the way.
David Howell - Having endured a slump in form which saw him plummet down the rankings, Howell put together four stunning days to win the Aldred Dunhill Links Championship.
Toby Horton - The Goatacre star smashed 205 not out for hius side's 3rd team as they beat Beckington 2nds in May.
COACH OF THE YEAR
Anna Mayes - guided England's netball team to a famous series victory over the Australians
Rich Farnan - trained Kelvin Young to IBO Inter-Continental supermiddleweight glory
Richard Ward - was instrumental in the successes of Wrag Barn Golf Club's junior section
Dave Turner - guided Wootton Bassett Town FC to the Hellenic Division 1 West title before his tragic death earlier this month
YOUNG TEAM OF THE YEAR
Wrag Barn Juniors - came within a whisker of winning the national championship before losing to Essex club Rochford Hundred by a single shot.
Walcot Amateur Boxing Club - produced a year full of titles, with brothers Jimmy and Patrick McDonagh and Jordan O'Dongoghue winning national titles.
Swindon Cricket Club - enjoyed an impressive year, with Jake Goodwin the standout youngster as he earned an academy contract at Hampshire.
Swindon Flames - produced a podium spot at the national championship in November and also supplied players to the Great Britain junior set-up.
TEAM OF THE YEAR
Swindon Cricket Club - secured promotion back to the WEPL Glos/Wilts Division in style by claiming the Wiltshire League title
Wootton Bassett FC - promotion from Hellenic League Division 1 West was just rewards for an impressive 2012/13 campaign
North Wilts HC - clinched the Davis Wood East Central 1 title with 18 victories out of 20 matches played
Swindon Dolphin - grew their membership by 15 per cent, watched club records fall and national qualifying times achieved by so many members
YOUNG SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR
Laura Halford - Cricklade's rhythmic gymnast secured her first British title in 2013, triumphing over clubmate Steph Sherlock in Stoke on Trent.
Jess Mendoza - The 17-year-old broke into the world's top 20 in 2013 and helped her country win team silver at the European Championship in Spain.
Katie Warren - Golf starlet Katie Warren broke the gender barrier in 2013 to become Wrag Barn's first ever female champion. Warren also won the Wiltshire Junior Open.
Jordan O'Donaghue - won the Golden Girls tournament in Sweden to start an impressive year.
The scene of the Advertiser Sports Awards prior to everyone's arrival. It's a bit busier now, promise.
SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR
Jazz Carlin - The former Swindon Tigershark enjoyed a confidence building year as she won British titles at 400m, 800m and 1500m.
Tilly Gray - 2013 was a year full of medals for the Swindonian as she won the 200m at the Us Nationals as well as two bronzes at the British Championships.
Anne Dunham - helped Britain to team gold at the European Championship as well as an individual silver in Denmark.
Laura Collett - further enhanced her reputation in a year which began with her taking on racing legend Kauto Star. Collett suffered a big fall late in the year but bounced back to compete in the FEI Nations Cup in Netherland.
YOUNG SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR
Patrick McDonagh - the Walcot boxer won his third national title in the Youth Ambition Championships
Jimmy McDonagh - took gold in the Three Nations Schoolboy Championships and selected for England Schoolboys
Jake Goodwin - earned himself a Hampshire Academy cricket contract and selection for the South West England side
Louis Thompson - received Wales Under 19 recognition having broken into the first team at Swindon Town
SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR
David Howell - the Swindon golfer won the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship
Kelvin Young - the boxer became IBO Inter-Continental supermiddleweight champion
Andrew Nicholson - spent another year right on top of the HSBC world rankings
Wayne Hutchinson - rode the winner in the Scottish Grand National
The awards up for grabs tonight https://t.co/lyvOptpPVb— @SamMorshead_SA 27 February 2014
There are 11 categories tonight, plus one special award, all of which will be announced in due course.
The ceremony itself is due to start at around 8.15pm and in the build-up we'll let you know who the nominees are in each section.
The great and the good from the world of local sport have congregated to find out who you have voted for in a series of prestigous awards.
Good evening ladies and gentlemen and welcome to the Advertiser Sports Awards, live from the Four Pillars Hotel at the Cotswold Water Park.
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