Local sports people joined together to celebrate the district’s outstanding sporting success at the Wyre Forest Sports Awards.
The annual event, which was held on Tuesday 15 January at Kidderminster Town Hall, recognises the area’s best sports men and women, as well as the commitment of the volunteers and coaches who support athletes and clubs across the district.
Run by Wyre Forest District Council and in association with headline sponsor Kidderminster Town Council, awards were handed out in nine different categories including ‘Unsung Hero’ and ‘Club of the Year’.
The night also included an opening speech from Councillor Martin Stooke, Mayor of Kidderminster and a video from local Paralympian Claire Cashmore updating attendees on her training to qualify for next year’s Paralympics in Toyko. Councillor Stephen Williams, Chairman of Wyre Forest District Council ended the awards with a closing speech.
The full list of winners:
Club of the Year (sponsored by Kidderminster Town Council)
Bewdley Cricket Club
Coach of the Year (sponsored by Severn Publishing Services Limited)
Inclusive sport award (sponsored by OGL Computer)
Junior Sportsman (sponsored by Stourport Sports Club)
Junior Sportswoman (sponsored by Neptune Learn to Swim)
Junior Team of the Year (sponsored by Places Leisure)
Wyre Forest Swimming Club
Senior Sportsman (sponsored by MG Sportswear)
Senior Sportswoman (sponsored by Dragon Leisure Ltd)
Unsung Hero (sponsored by Sports Partnership Hereford & Worcestershire)