Today Wyre Council has celebrated the borough’s sporting superstars as the achievements of nine individuals, clubs and schools were recognised with Wyre Sports Awards.
The awards were given out to showcase Wyre’s sporting talent after clubs, coaches, players and parents were asked to nominate those in community who deserved to be recognised for their efforts.
The winners of the 2018 awards are:
- Coach of the Year – Daniel Orwin, Fylde Rugby Club
- Young Achiever of the year – Gracie Slater, Everton Ladies
- Volunteer of the Year – Ian Davies, Norcross Cricket Club
- Volunteer of the Year - Glenn Holt, Chaucer Primary School
- Primary School of the Year – Chaucer Primary School, Fleetwood
- Secondary School of the Year – Garstang Community Academy
- Lifetime Achievement - Commitment to Sport – Norman Cowburn, Fleetwood & District Swimming club
- Sports Club of the Year – Wyre Netball Club
- Community Project of the year – Pilling 20-20
Wyre's Sports Awards celebrate excellence and dedication in local sport and recognise the coaches, volunteers and clubs who have made a real difference. They celebrate sporting achievements across the borough and pay tribute to those who have shown commitment and enthusiasm in order to achieve sporting excellence, and to those who have dedicated their time and efforts to individuals or clubs.
Councillor Lynne Bowen, Portfolio Holder for Leisure, Health and Community Engagement at Wyre Council comments: “Today has been a great opportunity to congratulate and thank those who have shown a strong commitment to sporting excellence in Wyre. We have lots of inspirational individuals and groups across the borough and the people here today really deserve this recognition for their hard work and dedication.
“Sport and local clubs can have such a positive effect on people of all ages and abilities, not just from a physical health point of view, but also in respect of team spirit and confidence building - there’s so much to be gained.”
All the winners will now go forward to represent Wyre at the Lancashire Sports Awards, the largest celebration of amateur sport in the county, which takes place in November.