Active York Sports Awards
The Awards 2019
The stars and unsung sporting heroes of York were celebrated at our sixth annual Active York Sports Awards
took place in the University of York’s Roger Kirk Centre on 26 June 2019. The Active York Sports Awards continue
to grow each year and the number of nominations, clubs and variety of sports and activities involved this year
was evidence of this.
As in previous years, the event was incredibly heart-warming and inspiring and to see the wealth of sport
and activity taking place across the city. For the first time in the events history an external panel selected
the winners from a shortlist created by the Active York board. It was fantastic to see the amazing talent
the city of York has, all in one room, creating a real sense of pride.
Please click the 2019 Award Winners photographs below to enlarge.
The 13 awards winners included City of Athletics Club coach Geoff Barraclough,
who was presented with the new Active York Services to Sport accolade.
York City Knights half-back Connor Robinson was named Sportsperson of the Year
with long-jumper Lucy Hadaway taking the Young Sportsperson award.
GB Goalball player Antonia Bunyan was named Disabled Sportsperson of the Year, one year after being
named the Young Disabled Sportsperson and there was continued success for RaceRunning and boccia
athlete Beth Moulam, this year being awarded the Student Sportsperson of the Year award.
Coach of the Year went to James Ford, head coach with York City Knights and Jenni Fitton
from City of York Hockey Club was awarded the Volunteer of the Year honour.
York Disability Tennis Network athlete Matthew Brough landed the Young Disabled Sportsperson of the Year
accolade and Hempland Primary School was announced as the Active School of the Year for 2019.
York Tandem Club was named Active in York and the Outstanding Contribution award went to Rod Skelton
from Heworth ARLFC who was presented the award for 37 years of involvement in the club.
The team title was awarded to University of York Women’s Rugby Club with Huntington Primary Academy
Football A Team being named as Active York’s second Junior Team/Club of the Year.
2019 Active York Sports Awards Winners
Young Sportsperson (sponsored by York Sport)
Lucy Hadaway (City of York Athletics - Long-jump)
Young Disabled Sportsperson
- Matthew Brough (Tennis)
Junior Team/Club of the Year (sponsored by York City FC Foundation)
- Huntington Primary Academy Football A Team
- Beth Moulam (RaceRunning/Boccia)
Sportsperson of the Year (sponsored by City of York Council)
- Connor Robinson (Rugby)
Disabled Sportsperson of the Year (sponsored by Quickslide)
- Antonia Bunyan (Goalball)
Team/Club of the Year (sponsored by GLL)
- University of York Women’s Rugby Club
Active School (sponsored by York Sport)
- Hempland Primary Academy
Active in York (sponsored by Benenden)
- York Tandem Club
Coach of the Year (sponsored by North Yorkshire Sport)
- James Ford (York City Knights)
Volunteer of the Year (sponsored by City of York Council)
- Jenni Fitton (City of York Hockey Club)
Outstanding Contribution (sponsored by Active York)
- Rod Skelton (Heworth ARLFC)
Services to Sport (sponsored by Active York)
- Geoff Barraclough (City of York Athletics)
If you would like to be involved in next year’s Active York Sports Awards
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