Active York Sports Awards 2017 Show City's Excellence
Last Thursday saw the Roger Kirk centre in York play host to the fourth annual Active York Sports Awards for 2017, a continually growing event that celebrates the achievements of sporting talent from a multitude of thriving clubs across the city – this year it was attended by around 200 people.
Being an active member of the community and having been involved with the ceremony for each year since its inception, we sponsored the Sportsman of the Year award again. Last year, this was won by shot put ace Scott Lincoln, and the award this time was presented to rower Stuart Hosie.
The third year Computer Science and Philosophy student only learnt to row upon moving to York. Now he is part of Great Britain Rowing's Start Programme, which nurtures athletes and hopes to make the World Championships and Tokyo 2020 to represent Team GB.
His season and sporting excellence also saw him get awarded an Elite Sports Scholarship from Santander at the University of York in March, which will go towards pursuing an elite sporting career.
James Baker, our co-founder, attended the event with Jess Adcock - pictured presenting the award - and talking to Great Yorkshire Radio said:
It’s about the support, particularly of young people, to be able to fulfil their dreams and go on and be really active. There are a lot of kids nowadays that are sat on the xBox and not doing much, it’s great to get people out and about doing stuff. The York campus has so many facilities that people can use, they just sometimes need the money to action that.
A picture of all the winners is below and you can find a full list on the York Press website.
North Yorkshire Sport sponsored the coach of the year awards and their coaching development manager Robin Lavin said:
There are always some really inspiring stories. Great to see all the activities that are happening in the community and take that back to work with us. We just want to encourage more people to get active and live a healthy life – it’s such a good thing to be a part of.
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