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West Oxfordshire Sports Awards celebrate another year of athlete support

On Wednesday 16th March, West Oxfordshire’s young talent were honoured at an awards ceremony celebrating their sporting successes. The GLL Sport Foundation are very proud to be partnered with West Oxfordshire District Council in order to help athletes reach their potential and reduce the financial burden of competitive sport.

A total of 45 individuals and organisimage006ations were honoured for their achievements from county to international level at the event held at the Witney Lakes Resort.

Cllr James Mills, Cabinet Member for Leisure, said: “It was wonderful to meet so many talented and inspirational individuals.
“Every one of them richly deserves their award, whether they are starting out on the path of a potentially brilliant sporting career or have been working in the community for years to improve the lives of others. Congratulations to them all.”

The awards are organised annually by West Oxfordshire District Council in conjunction with the GLL Sports Foundation to support budding sports stars and pay tribute to clubs and volunteers. They were presented by Cllr Mills and Phil Lane, head of sport development at GLL.

Winners receive grants ranging from £100 to £1,250 as well as free access to Council-owned leisure facilities in the District to assist with training. In addition, athletes can receive physio and sport science free of charge to help with rehabilitation from injuries and to gain knowledge about injury prevention and performance analysis.

The winners can be seen below:

Sports Aid

  • Lucy Millington, 17 – Hockey
  • sophieSophie McPeak, 16 – Kayaking

 

Talent

  • Charlotte Bacon, 18 – Equestrian

 

Achievement Awards

  • Billy Wooton, 12 – Swimming
  • Natasha Reddy, 17 – Cycling
  • Christian Mitchell, 14 – Badminton
  • Callum Smart, 15 – Swimming
  • Jed Smithson, 10 – Cycling
  • Devon Shadbolt, 13 – Roller Hockey
  • Libbmaxy Gotta, 11 – Deaf Swimming
  • Brett Massey, 13 – Roller Hockey
  • India Thompson, 13 – Kickboxing
  • Max Warburton, 17 – Equestrian
  • Ellie Millington, 16 – Swimming

 

Top Up Awards

  • Cameron Tweddle, 17 – Sailing
  • Katie Nutt, 15 – Water Skiing

 

Regional Awards

  • Georgina Duff, 14 – Swimming
  • Alysha-Paris Godfrey, 9 – Karate
  • Faye Godfrey, 7 – Karate
  • James King, 16 – Disability Cricketkatie
  • Megan Attenborough, 18 – Football
  • Amelia Leslie, 13 – Squash
  • Laura Turberville, 13 – Synchronised Swimming
  • Natalia Mitchell, 15 – Badminton
  • Rhiannon Saunders, 14 – Swimming
  • Oliver Stacey, 16 – Athletics – Sprint Hurdles
  • Joe Booth, 16 – Rugby Union
  • Ben Prosser, 15 – Swimming
  • Jake Williams, 14 – Roller Hockey
  • Madeleine Barnicoat, 17 – Kayaking
  • Lois Moseley, 10 – Trampolining

 

County Awards

  • Ellie Kearney, 16  –skate Hockey
  • Aidan Wilkinson, 11 – Cricket
  • Adam Blackwell, 15 – Cross Country
  • Phoebe Muir, 12 – Synchronised Swimming
  • Matilda Feather, 14 – Figure Skating
  • Molly Feather, 12 – Figure Skating
  • Freddie Holford, 15 – Rugby Union
  • Jack Holford, 18 – Rugby Union
  • Alexandra Scrivener, 12 – Athletics – Middle Distance
  • Lucy Gotta, 15 – Biathlon

 

Training Memberships

  • Chris Goodfellow – Triathlete and Ironman Athlete
  • Janette Cardy – Triathlon and Aquathon Athlete
  • Graham Le Good – Triathlete

 

Thank you to everyone that attended and to West Oxfordshire District Council for organising the event  – the awards have been very well received by the athletes and we can’t wait to support athletes in the 2016-17 season.

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