Athletes, coaches, volunteers and unsung heroes were all honoured at last night’s Swindon and Wiltshire Sports Awards.
Pewsey’s World Cup champion skeleton bob star Shelley Rudman handed out awards at the Steam Museum in Swindon and teenage Paralympic silver medal-winning swimmer Aaron Moores, from Trowbridge, was named Sports Personality of the Year for an athlete with a disability.
Melksham youngster Elliot Burbidge, who is a member of Devizes Budo Club, was named Young Sports Personality of the Year.
Chippenham Rugby Club were honoured as the Sports Club/Team of the Year while Shaun Price, an organiser of the Southwick Park Run series, was joint-winner of the Roger Byrne Unsung Hero of the Year award.
Paul Lavis, of Burbage & Easton Royal Cricket Club, was named Coach of the Year while the High Performance Coach of the Year gong went to Devizes Budo Club’s Jason Parsons.
Sue Tucker, of Trowbridge Amateur Swimming Club, was honoured as Inclusion Coach of the Year while West Wilts Diving Club’s Amy Cowley was named Young Coach of the Year.
Tucker was back up on stage to collect Trowbridge ASC’s Inclusion Club of the Year award while Devizes Cricket Club’s John Bedbrook and Malcolm Miles and Potterne Cricket Club’s Ian Wheeler were all honoured for their outstanding contribution to sport.
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