Active York Sports Awards
The Awards 2016
THE University of York and York Disability Tennis Network were the major winners at the third annual Active
York Sports Awards. University of York students and staff scooped four of the 14 awards at the 2016 awards
ceremony which took place at the Roger Kirk Centre on the Heslington campus, while the tennis network
had a hand in three winners. The university's futsal club were named team of the year for their efforts
in reaching the pinnacle of the sport in this country.
Please click the 2016 Award Winners photographs below to enlarge.
Great Britain rower Steph Clutterbuck won the Student Sportsperson of the Year award and
Helena Mullineaux was Volunteer of the Year for her work with the University of York Boat Club.
The university staff claimed the Active Workplace accolade.
York Disability Tennis Network star Laura Campbell retained her Disabled Sportsperson of the
Year crown after winning two golds at the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles.
Her mentor, Andy Crockett, was named Coach of the Year, and Dawn Hunter's
work with wheelchair tennis players earned her the Active York award.
England shot put ace Scott Lincoln, of City of York Athletic Club, retained the Sportsman of the Year
title after a superb 2015 campaign, and York City Rowing Club star Sally Downing was named
Sportswoman of the Year.
City of York Athletic Club javelin thrower George Davies won Young Male Sportsperson of the Year,
while Clifton Cycling Club's Lauryn Dawber was Young Female Sportsperson of the Year.
Table tennis player Ben Robinson took the Young Disabled Sportsperson of the
Year prize, and the Active School award went to St Wilfrid's Primary School.
Rugby league stalwart Stuart Evans was awarded the Outstanding Contribution accolade for his decades
of service to the sport as an official, plus his work as unofficial historian for York City Knights.
The awards ceremony, which was hosted by the BBC's Tanya Arnold, was
attended by 250 people from sporting organisations across the city.
2016 Active York Sports Awards Winners
Young Male Sportsperson (sponsored by Quickslide) - George Davies
Young Female Sportsperson (sponsored by The Press) - Lauryn Dawber
Young Disabled Sportsperson (sponsored by Yormed) - Ben Robinson
Sportsman of the Year (sponsored by Preston Baker) - Scott Lincoln
Sportswoman of the Year (sponsored by Askham Bryan College) - Sally Downing
Disabled Sportsperson (sponsored by SPSC) - Laura Campbell
Coach of the Year (sponsored by North Yorkshire Sport) - Andy Crockett
Active Workplace (sponsored by Benenden) - University of York
Active School (sponsored by York Sport Village) - St Wilfrid's Primary School
Active in York (sponsored by GLL) - Dawn Hunter
Team/Club of the Year (sponsored by York City Football Club Foundation) - University of York Futsal Club
Student Sportsperson (sponsored by ARUP) - Steph Clutterbuck
Volunteer of the Year (sponsored by Phoenix Software) - Helena Mullineaux
Outstanding Contribution (sponsored by City of York Council) - Stuart Evans