Lincolnshire Sports Awards: Alex Lowes, Jack Harvey and Dan Cox nominated
It is a battle between two and four wheels as GP3 ace Jack Harvey and British Superbike racer Alex Lowes go head-to-head alongside tennis professional Dan Cox to be named Lincolnshire Sportsman of the Year.
The gong is one of 16 awards up for grabs as part of the Lincolnshire Sports Awards, which are sponsored by Lincolnshire Media.
In total, 44 people from across the county have been nominated.
The winner of each category put forward for the prestigious Sports Personality of the Year Award at the end of the gala night which is being held on Thursday, November 7 at the Lincolnshire Showground.
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The annual awards are organised by the Lincolnshire Sports Partnership and also recognise people who have made positive changes to their lifestyle using sport, and also clubs and organisations.
ACTIVE 4 HEALTH
Patricia Mabbott - Patricia joined exercise referral scheme in February 2013 suffering from fibromyalgia and suffered from poor mobility and energy levels. She attended a weekly pain management class and circuit class and has seen significant improvement in her health.
Andrew Elsham - Referred on to Exercise Referral scheme by GP with weight issues, low confidence and self-esteem. Andrew started walking following consultation with Health Trainer and now attends the gym three times a week. He has lost five stone over the last 18 months and has gained the confidence to take a teaching qualification and to take his driving test as well as joining a running club.
Laura Tate - Laura was referred to Exercise Referral scheme due to being overweight and suffering from depression and fibromyalgia. She joined a circuit class and Health Walks programme and found it difficult to balance exercise with looking after her three children. Exercise has meant she is now virtually pain free and no longer using medication has improved her energy levels and lost a significant amount of weight.
CONTRIBUTION TO PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Ann Bradshaw & Karen Hunt - Health Walk leaders in Gainsborough since 2008, playing a vital role in the health of the community. Have led over 600 walks between them, clocking up 1,800 miles. Ann, a breast cancer survivor, and Karen, who suffered a brain haemorrhage, have brought real life experiences to their group and have given hope to their fellow walkers.
Nigel Stephenson - Nigel has been working as Health and Physical Activity Manager at Carre’s since its Fitness Suite opened in 2004. During that time he has welcomed more than 1,000 new members to the gym. Has also established highly successful Cardiac Phase IV Rehabilitation and Exercise Referral schemes in partnership with NKDC, Lincs PCT and Lincolnshire County Council, Grantham Hospital and the local GP Surgeries.
ELDC Finance Team - The finance team were nominated after taking part in the GCC challenge ran as part of East Lindsey and Compass point employees. The team, ‘Gusty’s Globetrotters’ totally embraced the step challenge and stormed their way to success making great changes to their physical activity levels throughout the four month challenge.
YOUNG SPORTS VOLUNTEER
Gemma Gray, 18 - Gemma is a highly motivated and outstanding student in the 6th form at Skegness Academy. She played an integral role in the nationally recognised primary programme that runs from the Academy. Her dedication to providing opportunities for younger students at the Academy as well as from the local primary schools results in her given up her time afterschool and at weekends.
Melissa Poole, 18 - Melissa coaches on a regular basis three times a week at Lincoln Imps Trampoline Club. Despite being only a few years older than the gymnasts she coaches, she is able to maintain a good relationship with the gymnasts and provide a structured coaching environment in keeping with the atmosphere within the club. Melissa volunteers her time freely, despite having recently taken her A Levels, finished secondary school and successfully gained a place at Lincoln University and there are very few county or school sports events at which Melissa has not helped.
Oscar Tierney – Oscar was a key member of the volunteer team at the last two Lincolnshire School Games and supported the Activity Marketplace as a Young Leader in March 2013 and was the outstanding volunteer in the team. He volunteered as a Young Ambassador at the July 2013 event again supporting the Activity Marketplace, this time taking a more active role in leading and supervising a challenging group of younger students throughout the whole day.
SPORTS EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR
Ruth Simpson - Principal Lecturer Equine, for the University of Lincoln based at the Riseholme Campus. Ruth is programme leader for the Foundation Degree in Equine Management and Training and the BSc in Equine Science is module leader for several modules within the BSc in Equine Sports Science. Within the programmes and in an extra-curricular role she supports helps and instructs students in horse and stable management, helps them to develop their riding skills and to develop their own self-confidence and self-belief.
Helen Foot - Helen Foot has championed and driven sports leadership through her passion for sport within school which has allowed all children the opportunity to become involved in sport through taking up a variety of roles and responsibilities. Helen has provided training and deployment of young volunteers across county wide sport which has allowed these young people to be challenged and gain new knowledge and experiences.
SPORTS VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
Josh Palmer, 21 - Josh volunteered at Lincoln YMCA for two years and began as member of the gym, shy and nervous in social situations. Has gone on to become one of the YMCA’s most recognised and respected volunteers. Working up to three times a week Josh devoted his spare time to helping others.
Adam Grist, 40, Football/Cricket - Adam has coached the junior’s at Louth Cricket Club since 1999 and has held almost all positions within the Club since then. Adam in recent years has undertaken all the winter and summer coaching for the U11 teams and the management of the U11’s in the summer. Adam additionally in the recent years has helped re-launch Legbourne CC which has reintroduced cricket to more than 50 local children and this year has seen them win the U11 District league on their first attempt.
Anita Ruffle, Swimming – Anita is a parent, committee member, learn to swim teacher, masters coach, swimmer, swimming official, studying to become a swimming referee and currently is Club Chairman, a post she has held for five years. A regular week will see Anita taking early morning or late evening masters swimming sessions, a full day at work anywhere in the county, and then getting in the pool to teach young swimmers in CLP’s learn to swim programme.
COACH OF THE YEAR
Tony Perrin, 62, Hockey - Tony Perrin has devoted a great part of his life to coaching youngsters at Lincoln Hickey Club and has been instrumental in gaining Club First Status for Lincoln Hockey Club.
Roger Hobby, 70, Cycling - Roger is the main coach of Velo Club Lincoln. At the start of the year he coached 20 young cyclists at the Yarborough Leisure Cycle Track and now at the end of the summer season he has over 70 youngsters aged from five to 16.
Tracey Wilkinson, 45, Triathlon - Tracey was instrumental in setting up Louth Triathlon Club in December 2012 and has recently undertaken and passed her Level 2 Triathlon Coaching badge. She is senior swim coach at the club, playing a vital role in recruiting and sustaining the high number of members at this recently formed club.
SPORTS CLUB OF THE YEAR
Legbourne Cricket Club - 12 months ago Legbourne Cricket Club consisted of a small number of children from the local village receiving coaching and playing a handful of friendly fixtures throughout a short summer season. However, successful seeds had been sown and fast forward 12 months the club is thriving and growing in all areas.
Kesteven Rugby Football Club - The club has a celebrated one of its finest seasons. The first fifteen had their most successful season for many years finishing second in Midlands League Three (North) and gaining promotion for the first time in the history of the club. In addition to this the second team were runners up in their league while the third team were winners of the Lincolnshire Merit table plate competition.
University of Lincoln Netball - The University of Lincoln Netball Club have worked tirelessly over the last season to build and improve their overall development for the club and its members. The club have two teams which compete within BUCS league, the workload to organise each team every week is very demanding on the committee who complete these roles on a volunteer basis around their studies. They have successfully set up of a third team for social participation in the sport.
VETERAN SPORTSPERSON OF THE YEAR
Karen Hames, 53, Triathlon - Karen competes in triathlon at age group level. She competed in her age group in Turkey at the European chapmionships in June 2013 and came seventh in her age group and will be competing in London this weekend at the World Triathlon Championships.
Steve Seymour, 59, Hockey - This year, in May, he made his debut for the over 60s full England side. He was then selected to play in the Home Nations Tournament in Swansea andfrom August 19 to 23, he played in the European Finals in Antwerp, where England were crowned champions having won all of their games throughout the week of the tournament. Steve scored two goals for England.
Tim Greig, 46, Motorcycle Racing - In 2013 Tim won the Veterans Class in the Lincolnshire Enduro Championship organised by the Banovallum Motorcycle Club. He has won all five rounds of the championship to date and has already secured the championship title with two events still to go.
YOUNG DISABLED SPORTSPERSON OF THE YEAR
Rebecca Franks, 16, Swimming - Rebecca has got back on the regional talent programme in swimming and has a British record for the 200 breaststroke for the sb8 classification in short course has made a final at the international/world champs trial in April.
Charlie Bonner, 14, Wheelchair Basketball - Charlie was born with Arthrogryposis which has affected both his legs and wrists making them very weak, but this hasn’t stopped him excelling playing Wheelchair Basketball at every opportunity that he can. Charlie has been playing for seven years and has won the regional and national club championship as well as being part of the regional squad that won all the titles four years in a row all at u15yrs.
YOUNG SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR
Harry Falconer, 15, Squash - Captained the winning England U15 Squash Team in the 2013 European Junior Squash Championships held in Spain. Harry was undefeated during these Championships – Achieved number two ranking in the England at U15 age group – Finished third in the 2013 England Junior Squash Championships (U15) – Won the N.E. Lincs Squash Championships in May 2013 (Adults)
Christopher Davies, 14, Triathlon - Chris has had a great first year, competing in adult sprint triathlons as well as youth competitions. Because of where his birthday falls, he has been able to compete in the 15 to 19 age group, usually competing as the youngest competitor.
Joshua Brown, 16, Athletics - Joshua has had an outstanding year in which he has been selected to represent England in Schools’ International fixtures on two occasions. In June he competed in the World Schools’ Championships in the Czech Republic. Josh was fourth in the High Jump (1.80m) and 2nd in 300m Hurdles (39.29s), 1st 4 x 400m Relay.
YOUNG SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR
Abbie Donnelly, 16, Athletics - Abbie has had a succession of outstanding results in the past 12 months on both a personal level and as a member of successful Lincoln Wellington teams. She is a young lady totally dedicated to her sport and has done absolutely everything asked of her in training to achieve the well-deserved successes she has had.
Chloe Brock-Taylor, 16, Football - Chloe is nominated as she is an outstanding athlete at a variety of sports. For the last five years she has been awarded female sports person at her school. Chloe currently plays football for Lincolnshire FA centre of Excellence and as played there for the last three seasons.
Harriet Housam, 18, Rowing - Harriet starting rowing at the age of 14 and was one of the youngest to be selected for the GB talent programme. She has represented Lincolnshire in many competitions and was the first female junior to race at Henley from Lincolnshire. She has also helped coach and inspire other juniors at her local club (Boston), becoming their junior Captain, and going into local schools to promote her sport with the Sportivate programme.
DISABLED SPORTSPERSON OF THE YEAR
Jamie Carter, 18, Wheelchair Athletics - Jamie deserves to win the Disabled Sportsperson of the Year because he has had another successful year. The T34 classification for Wheelchair racing has become very popular over the last year and the field has become very strong but yet Jamie continues to dominate his class in Great Britain and was selected to represent at the IPC World Championships in Lyon, France.
Liz McTernan, 48, Hand Cycling - Liz McTernan is a former para-triatlete who has recently swapped her racing wheelchair for a hand bike as she switched her disciplines to give her a better chance of reaching the next Paralympic games in Rio. Before concentrating on hand cycling Liz came 3rd in the World Paratriathlon Championships, Auckland, NZ.
Lee Cupit, 18, Shot Put - Lee Cupit’s hard work and dedication for all his sporting achievements should be recognised. Lee trains three times a week at Stoke Rochford with his coach Geoff capes, he also trains at Holbeach and Stamford once a month. He has a gym programme which he does six days a week. Lee has competed in two competitions a month since the beginning of the season this year
SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR
Jack Harvey, 20, GP3 - Jack is currently racing in GP3 and back to supporting Formula One races, he is competing with the French team ART Grand Prix and has been living in France for six months to get to know the team, and is currently in third place in the championship. This year he won the first race at the British Grand Prix which was great in front of your home crowd.
Alex Lowes, Motorsport- Current chasing the British Superbike championship
Dan Cox, Tennis - Moved up 185 places in the world rankings to 254 and from 18 to 6 in UK this year.
SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR
Arran Brindle, 31, Cricket - Louth and Lincolnshire’s Cricket Superstar Arran Brindle has had an outstanding 2013. Even by her high standards the past 12 months have heralded unparalleled success at the International, National, County and local level in the Women’s game.
Sophie Allen, 21, Swimming - Sophie has had extremely successful year in her swimming career with the following achievements: World Short course championships Istanbul - December 2012, seventh in the 200 individual medley in a new English record time, sixth in the 100 individual medley, fourth in the breaststroke leg in the 4 x100 medley relay in a new British record time. British championships – June 2013, gold in 200 individual medley and 100 breaststroke and as a result, qualifyed for the World long course championships for the GB team. Silver in the 200 Butterfly World Long Course Championships. Barcelona July/August 2013, seventh in the 200 individual medley in a English record time, sixth in the breaststroke leg in the 4 x 100 medley relay.
Sophie Wells MBE - After a fantastic performance in London 2012 Olympics, Sophie won the European Gold medal in Para Equestrian this year.
Robin Wright - Robin has been an influential figure in sport in Lincolnshire throughout his life. He has played a major role in the development of sport in the county including hockey, cricket, canoeing, rowing and the Lincolnshire Scouts Association. As director of sport at the University of Lincoln, Robin played a key role in developing University sport, as well as working with LSP on key projects such as bring the Egyptian Paralympic Team to train in Lincolnshire in 2012.
Michael Savage - Mike Savage Old Lincolnian stalwart since 1967, Mike has played in more than 1,000 matches both as medium-pace bowler and left-hand bat. He continues to play regular Saturday and Sunday games. Has been captain, vice-captain, team secretary, fixture secretary and treasurer at various times. Currently club treasurer, fixture secretary and seconnd XI secretary. Acts as assistant groundsman in finalising wicket and ground in preparation for every home game at the club’s Lincoln Christ’s Hospital school ground.
Barry Dagger - Barry has been an active shooter in the county for over thirty years; he was also a founder member of the Springfield Club, helping in the early days to actually build the club and its facilities. Barry has won every competition in Lincolnshire and has been county champion on many occasions in Small-bore rifle, Three positional shooting and Air Rifle Shooting. Barry has represented the county in inter county competitions on many occasions.
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