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Pride of Tameside Sports Awards The Winners
Saturday 23rd September 2017 @ 11:06 by Mark Phillip

The Pride of Tameside Sports Awards winners were finally revealed at Dukinfield Town Hall on Friday evening. The sold out event was opened by the Civic Mayor of Tameside, Councillor Joyce Bowerman, with special guest speaker, Olympic medallist swimmer Steve Parry, also in attendance.

The event celebrated the dedication, motivation and passion of sports coaches, volunteers, schools and clubs in Tameside, as well as the hard work and achievements of Tameside’s sportsmen and women. A record number of nominations were received for this year’s awards, which reflects the wealth and depth of people involved in sport in Tameside.

Award winners

  • Coach of the Year – Ian Harrison (Droylsden Amateur Boxing Club).
  • Sports Achiever of the Year – Angela Oldham (East Cheshire Harriers).
  • Disabled Sports Achiever of the Year – Shannon Dover (Samuel Laycock School).
  • Alex Williams Volunteer of the Year – Nicola Steen (Secretary at Mossley AFC Running Club).
  • Unsung Hero of the Year – Harry Twamley (Chairman at Curzon Ashton FC).
  • Club of the Year – Mossley AFC Running Club.
  • Changing Lifestyle Special Recognition Award – Jonathan Clutterbuck.
  • The School Commitment to PE and Sport Award – St John Fisher RC Primary School.

A special award was also presented by the Believe and Achieve Trust, which went to Jake Smith. A raffle, with a long list of great prizes, donated by the event’s sponsors, took place on the night, with proceeds going to the Believe and Achieve Trust.

The event was kindly sponsored by New Charter Housing Trust Group, Manchester Airport, Tameside Council, Pulse Fitness, Myson, MID Communications, Sportmax, Midshire, Belle Vue Coaches, Davies Sports and Active Tameside.