Active York Sports Awards
The Awards 2018
The stars and unsung sporting heroes of York were hailed at our fifth annual Active York Sports Award that
took place in the University of York’s Roger Kirk Centre on 22 March 2018. The Active York Sport Awards
continue to grow each year and the number of nominations, clubs and variety of sports and clubs
involved this year was testament to this.
The event was incredibly heart-warming and inspiring and to see the wealth of sporting talent
the city of York has all in one room was encouraging and created a real sense of pride.
Please click the 2018 Award Winners photographs below to enlarge.
The 14 awards winners included Wigginton Grasshoppers founder John Jeffery, who was presented with the
Outstanding Contribution accolade. Weightlifting international Holly Knowles was named Sportsperson of
the Year with 12-year-old kickboxer Harvey Fisher taking the Young Male Sportsperson.
GB Goalball player Antonia Bunyan was named Young Disabled Sportsperson of the year for the second year in
a row with boccia and RaceRunning athlete Beth Moulam taking the Disabled Sportsperson of the Year award.
Coach of the Year went to Hannah Reeder, who is a regional coach with the Special Olympics and Martin
Lambert from Jorvik Warriors Powerchair Football Club was awarded the Volunteer of the Year honour.
City of York Athletic Club runner Alex Botterill landed the Student Sportsperson of the Year accolade and rising
York City Rowing Club star Lucy Edmunds was announced as the Young Female Sportsperson of the Year.
Acomb Primary School was named Active School and the Youth Group Provider award went to City
The team title was awarded to York Minxters Roller Derby with Heworth Rugby League Club
Kickabout from York City, while GoodGym York’s running group won the Active In York award.
Junior Section named as Active York’s first Junior Team/Club of the Year.
2018 Active York Sports Awards Winners
Young Male Sportsperson (sponsored by Active York)
- Harvey Fisher (X Martial Arts)
Young Female Sportsperson (sponsored by Active York)
- Lucy Edmunds (York City Rowing Club)
Young Disabled Sportsperson (sponsored by Buckingham Group)
- Antonia Bunyan (Goalball)
Student Sportsperson (sponsored by York Sport)
- Alex Botterill (City of York Athletics Club)
Sportsperson of the Year (sponsored by The Press)
- Holly Knowles (Olympic Weightlifting)
Disabled Sportsperson of the Year (sponsored by Buckingham Group)
- Beth Moulam (Boccia and RaceRunning)
Coach of the Year (sponsored by North Yorkshire Sport)
- Hannah Reeder (Special Olympics)
Volunteer of the Year (sponsored by Willmott Dixon)
- Martin Lambert (Jorvik Warriors Powerchair Football)
Active School (sponsored by York Sport)
- Acomb Primary School
Youth Group Provider (sponsored by Sewell Group)
- City KickAbout
Team/Club of the Year (sponsored by GLL)
- York Minxters Roller Derby
Junior Team/Club of the Year (sponsored by York City FC Foundation)
- Heworth Rugby League Club Junior Section
Active in York (sponsored by Benenden)
- GoodGym York
Outstanding Contribution (sponsored by City of York Council)
- John Jeffery (Wigginton Grasshoppers)
If you would like to be involved in next year’s Active York Sports Awards
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