Sunday 15th December 2019

A packed function room at YOSC showed up to witness our 35th Annual Awards Night.

Unfortunately, club Chairman, Jeremy Dale was unable to attend, due to illness. His wife Ann Dale collected a presentation tankard for “outstanding services to the club” in his absence.

As usual, the evening was presented by our marvellous Club Membership Secretary Ellen Taylor

Special guest for the evening was Lisa Marie-Smith, the Granddaughter of the Clubs founder Mike Smith who passed away in November.

Ellen and team managers reviewed the Avon League, Youth Development League and Midland League as well as the individual successes of our athletes at various championships.  We then moved on to present the awards.   The winners were as follows:

  • U11 Girls – Lilia Killourhey
  • U11 Boys – Felix Fielding
  • U13 Girls – Amy Nolan
  • U13 Boys – Leon Walsh
  • U15 Girls – Naomi Dawson and Grace Horswell
  • U15 Boys – Luke Ball and Adam Nolan
  • U17 Women – Kate Howard
  • U17 Men – Toby Conibear and Liam Hillier
  • U20 Women – Katie Robbins
  • U20 Men – Daniel Brooks
  • Senior Women – Yvette Westwood
  • Senior Men – Adam Brooks
  • Masters Women – Karen Jones
  • Masters Men – Matt Muggeridge
  • Female Sprinter/Hurdler – Katie Robbins
  • Female Middle Distance – Kate Howard
  • Female Thrower – Karen Jones
  • Female Jumper – Hannah Lewis
  • Male Sprinter/Hurdler – Daniel Brooks
  • Male Middle Distance – Abdifataah Hasan
  • Male Thrower – Toby Conibear
  • Male Jumper – Luke Ball
  • Male Multi-Event – Liam Hillier
  • Volunteer of the Year – Martin Walsh

After the presentation of awards, there was a raffle which raised £104 for the Club.

Everybody was then fed with our home cooked food (thank you to the volunteers who prepared and cooked this for us).

Finally, those who stayed on, watched BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year.

We would like to thank everybody who played a part in making this such a successful evening.  Special thanks go out to Matt Viner for all of his time and effort in organising the evening.  He was responsible for creating databases of nominees and their achievements.  He created the online voting system and collated the results.  He organised the trophies.  He provided the sound system and backdrop for the photographs.   He took all of the wonderful photographs (above).

All in all, a thoroughly enjoyable evening.  We look forward to doing it again next year!