Celebrating a year of sporting achievement
Our annual Sports Awards aim to celebrate a year of sporting achievement from volunteers, clubs, teams, schools and individuals from across the Derbyshire Dales.
And it is that time of year again when we were once again on the lookout to find the stars and unsung heroes of the sporting world from the past year. The 'Awards' are split into 10 categories.
Each category had qualifying criteria and was based upon performances from September 2011 to September 2012. Nominations were received from any individual, club or team involved in schools or sports organisations within Derbyshire Dales and the nominee must have been involved in a sport recognised by Sport England.
These awards are our way of recognising and celebrating the achievements of local athletes and those involved in sport at all levels, who either live in Derbyshire Dales, compete in the district or who attended clubs or schools within the District.
The awards ceremony took place on 15 October 2012 at Matlock Town Football Club. Most of the winners of the Derbyshire Dales District Awards will be submitted for the Derbyshire Sports Awards, which then feed into the BBC East Midlands and BBC National Sports Awards.
|Community Sports Project of the Year||Matlock Community Orienteering Club / Wirksworth and Middleton Cricket Club Pavilion Project|
|Dales Sportsperson of the Year||Annie Last|
|Derbyshire Dales Junior Team of the Year||Matlock Town Junior Lions Under 15 Boys|
|Junior Sportsman of the Year||Joshua Haynes|
|Junior Sportswoman of the Year||Emma Erskine|
|Unsung Hero - Service to Sport Ward||John Thompson|
|Veteran Sportsperson of the Year||Nicola Dick|
|Volunteer Coach of the Year Award||Sally Benn|
|Young Female Sports Leader of the Year||Abigail Akehurst / Deborah Greer|
|Young Male Sports Leader of the year||Sam Heath|