THE 14TH annual Stratford District Sport Awards evening organised by the district council takes place on Friday, January 22.
The 2016 event will be hosted by Stratford Manor Q Hotel and the headline sponsors are NFU Mutual, Rybrook Stratford and Everyone Active.
Judges have met and a shortlist of finalists for the eight awards has been chosen as follows:
Everyone Active Junior Team Award: Studley High School – swimming; Stratford Sea Cadets – rowing; Stratford Cycling Club (youth); Stratford School U16 Girls – football; Stratford Cricket Club U15 team.
Stratford Bike Hire Senior Team Award: Stratford Cricket Club; Stratford Town Football Club; Stratford Rugby Club.
Fit for Sport Alternative Sport Award: Danielle Brain – canoe polo; Nicole Brain – canoe polo; Demi Barnett – Tae Kwon-Do; Sky Barnett – Tae Kwon-Do; Evie Lowe – skipping.
Rybrook MINI Stratford Coach/PE Teacher Award: Mathew Pickering – boxing; Paul Hawkins – athletics; Daniel Redshaw – fencing; Nick Bridges – football; Nathan Edwards – cricket.
VASA Volunteer Award: Sandy Green – athletics; Emma Hancocks – multi-sports; Jo Littler – rugby; Mathew Pickering – boxing.
NFU Mutual Community Award: Stratford Athletic Club Juniors; Stratford Rugby Club; Stratford Cycling Club.
The Clubhouse Junior Sports Person Award: Eleanor Beacock – ballroom/Latin dancing; Oliver Cresswell – athletics; Freya Eaton – skiing; Agnes McTighe – athletics; Jack Sumners – athletics.
Stratford Herald Senior Sports Person Award: Ian Beach – wheelchair basketball; Paul McHugh – futsal; Richard Shephard – athletics/triathlon; Moira Parsons – bowls; Wayne Vickers – athletics/triathlon; Kate Wright – athletics; Rory Dwyer – athletics.
If you are interested in attending this special evening of celebration, tickets can be purchased at a price of £30 per adult and £15 per child. The ticket will include a reception and three-course meal.
Visit www.stratford.gov.uk/sportsawards for more information on all of the finalists or for details of how to purchase tickets. Alternatively, contact Danny Tolhurst on 01789 260115 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.