DACORUM SPORTS AWARDS 2017
Local sporting individuals, teams and clubs have now received their awards from the Dacorum Sports Awards evening on Friday 19th May 2017. Below you can see our shortlisted nominees for the year, along with our winners for each category. Follow the conversation on Facebook and Twitter using #DacorumSportsAwards
The winners and nominees for 2017 are:
- Sports Person of the Year
- Alice Hewson (Golf) - Winner
- Ben Clarke (FootGolf)
- Thomas Langdown (Running)
- Club of the Year
- Hemel Hempstead Town Youth FC (Football)
- Hemel Storm Basketball Club (Basketball)
- Dacorum Synchronised Swimming Club (Synchronised Swimming) - Winners
- Team of the Year
- Hemel Hempstead Camelot 1st Team (Rugby)
- Greenway Primary School (Table Tennis) - Winners
- Boxmoor Primary School (Netball)
- Community Coach of the Year
- Deborah Keenleyside (Athletics Sprint Coach)
- Jack Manly(Football)
- Claire Raines (Personal Trainer) - Winner
- The ‘Rising Star’ Award
- Ben Garratt (Swimming)
- Katie Malliff (Squash) - Winner
- Andrew Parfitt (Dance, Gymnastics, Ice Skating, Judo)
- Volunteer of the Year
- Liz Evans (Cycling) - Winner
- Lisa Hancock (Netball)
- Mohammed Awais Ahmed (Cricket)
- Contribution to Disability Sport
- Josie Fitzgerald (Netball and Dance)
- Sarah Marshall (Lawn Bowls) - Winner
- Junior Volunteer / Coach of the Year (U21)
- Lauren Bromell (Scuba Diving) - Winner
- Emily Smith (Swimming)
- Dacorum Sport Networks ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’
- Awarded to Paul Dean for his commitment to Judo.
- Sportspace Oustanding Achievement in Sport Award
- Awarded to Jess Stretton.
We were also proud to present a special award on the evening. The Sportspace Oustanding Achievement in Sport award was presented to last years Rising Star winner Jess Stretton, for her amazing achievement in the Rio Paralympics 2016, where she took a Gold Medal in Archery.
Anyone wanting more information can ring the Sports Development team on 01442 507154 or for requests for official photography please contact the Hemel Gazette directly.
The Dacorum Sports Awards recognises, awards and highlights sporting talent locally and is also an excellent opportunity to reward those who work tirelessly behind the scenes in a coaching, administrative or official role. The event helps to improve awareness of Sport in Dacorum, and encourages more people to get involved and to become more active.