Sporting Stars Celebrated at Awards Ceremony
Local Sporting Stars Celebrated at the Littlehampton Sports Awards
On Monday 1st October the achievements of local sporting stars and off-pitch heroes were celebrated at a special ceremony hosted at the New Millennium Chamber where former England and West Ham Footballer Sir Trevor Brooking CBE was a special guest. The initiative, managed by Littlehampton Sports Forum and the Town Council, is aimed at recognising the achievements and contributions made by local sporting heroes and community champions. There was a wide variety of sports represented at this year's Awards including football, wheelchair basketball, swimming, badminton and gymnastics.
The Ceremony was hosted by the Chair of the Sports Forum, Cllr Ian Buckland with Sir Trevor Brooking CBE presenting trophies and commendations to the winners. Sir Trevor was a fantastic speaker who had the whole audience captivated by his insight into the life of a double FA Cup winner and how finding the right balance between training and education is vitally important for any aspiring athlete.
Cllr Ian Buckland, Chair of the Sports Forum said “It was fantastic to see so much local sporting talent on display at this years’ Sports Awards. The awards are in place to recognise the dedicated sports people of Littlehampton as well as the people behind the clubs and organisations that provide essential support and the foundations for our local clubs and individuals to succeed. Congratulations to all our winners who thoroughly deserved their awards. Keep up the good work.”
Cheques were also presented to seven Sports Excellence Grants beneficiaries at the Awards Ceremony. The financial support provided will contribute towards the costs of training, competition fees, transport, accommodation and equipment. This years’ beneficiaries were Daniel Vallance, Holly Brockwell, Caleb Grace, Sarah Kempson, Ella Thornburg, Ashton Netherwood and Courtney Charman.