South Ribble sports heroes recognised
Sporting heroes from across the borough have been honoured at a glittering event.
The annual South Ribble Sports Awards saw the great and the good of the sporting community gather together to celebrate their talent and dedication.
The big winners of the night were Leyland Barracudas Amateur Swimming Club, with members scooping no less than four awards, including the coveted Community Club of the Year.
The prestigious event, held at the Leyland Hotel, was organised by South Ribble Borough Council, and sponsored by South Ribble Community Leisure.
Now in its 12th year, it continues to go from strength to strength, with more nominees entering this year than ever before.
Mayor of South Ribble, Councillor Mick Titherington, said: “What an honour it was to be able to attend the ceremony and meet such a fantastic group of people.”
“I was truly proud of everyone there and what they have achieved. Those people who turn up week in, week out, dedicating their time and energy to their sport, are what makes South Ribble such a great place.”
Winners of the South Ribble Sports Awards 2017:
Lifetime Achievement Award – Frank Halliwell
Adult Volunteer of the Year – Vicki Pickup
Coach of the Year (sponsored by University of Central Lancashire) – Keith Schofield
Community Club of the Year – Leyland Barracudas ASC
The Lewis Balycki Rising Star Award – Pia Murray
Primary School of the Year – St Oswald’s Catholic Primary School
Secondary School of the Year – Lostock Hall High School
Services to Disability Sport (sponsored by Eric Wright Group) – Andrew Whitaker
Team of the Year (sponsored by Roundhouse Properties) – Leyland Warriors Rugby Club U14s
Young Volunteer of the Year – Katie Wood