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The island’s sporting stars and Move More ambassadors recognised

Tuesday 22 October 2019

Over 220 people came together at the Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel on Friday evening to recognise and reward individuals, sporting bodies, schools and businesses who participate, coach or volunteer within sport, and those who enable active opportunities.

Ambassador for the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust, Amy Williams MBE, was the evening’s guest speaker, inspiring the audience with her tales about training for the skeleton track at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, where she won Gold, and speaking about her more recent role as Ambassador for the Trust.

Ten awards were presented during the evening and two sporting stars were inducted into the Jersey Sport Hall of Fame, sponsored by Ocorian. Jersey Sport is pleased to announce the winners of the RaceNation 2019 Sport and Move More Jersey Awards:

C.I. Travel Group Move More School of the Year was presented to Victoria College Preparatory School. They provide an outstanding example of encouraging participation in sport or physical activity within the school.

Charlotte Samson won Rathbones Young Volunteer of the Year (Under 25). Charlotte has provided an outstanding contribution to lifesaving sport at the Jersey Aquatic Rescue Club since returning from university.

Bob McGinnigle has been named as Randalls Volunteer of the Year for his outstanding contribution to youth and community freshwater angling.

C.I. Engravers Manager/Coach of the Year is Andrew Hamon. Andrew has managed the Jersey Cycling team at Commonwealth Games, Youth Commonwealth Games and the Island Games.

Move More Workplace of the Year is Accuro Fiduciary. They provide an outstanding example of encouraging participation in sport and physical activity within the workplace.

Ocorian Sports Organisation of the Year was awarded to the Jersey Tri Club. They demonstrate a commitment to good governance and excel in grassroots sport, club sport and performance sport.

@jersey.runclub won Move Move Group of the Year. They have brilliantly inspired and promoted active living in Jersey, encouraging new and less confident runners. Their motto is #runforeachother.

The Aztec Group Sporting Performance of the Year (Under 21) winner is Cameron Pirouet. Cameron has demonstrated an outstanding series of performances with podium placings in international events over the last year.

Sally Minty-Gravett MBE was presented with Jersey Sport’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Dedicating a significant amount of her life to swimming, Sally’s swam the channel multiple times, including a two-way swim and continues to inspire Jersey’s swimming fraternity.

Accuro Sporting Performance of the Year was awarded to Serna Guthrie. Serena captained the England netball team to claim Bronze at the World Cup in Liverpool this summer.

Sporting stars Ted Ray and Cliff Mallett were inducted in the Jersey Sport Hall of Fame, sponsored by Ocorian. The Hall of Fame was founded to recognise the achievements of Jersey’s sports stars through the ages, past and present.

Jersey Sport CEO, Catriona McAllister said, “Congratulations to all of our award nominees and winners that continue to inspire and achieve in the world of sport and active living. We would like to thank all of our award sponsors for their support, and in particular, our event headline sponsor, RaceNation.”

Businesses interested in sponsoring the Awards in 2020 are asked to please get in touch with Jersey Sport at: info@jerseysport.je about the many sponsorship opportunities available.

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