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Epsom & Ewell Sports Awards 2014     Epsom & Ewell Sports Awards Logo

       
On Tuesday 7th October Epsom & Ewell Sports and Leisure Council, in partnership with Epsom & Ewell Borough Council, ran the borough's 4th Sports Awards.

The evening showcased the athletes, coaches, volunteers and clubs in the Borough who have excelled in their sport. Over 260 people attended an evening that included music from Epsom Youth Jazz Ensemble and an inspirational talk from guest speaker Martin Henlan (ex-professional Basketball player & the 2013 winner of the Borough's Coach of the Year Award).


Photograph of Epsom Youth Jazz EnsemblePhotograph of Guest Speaker Martin Henlan

Epsom & Ewell Sports Awards 2014

The winners and shortlisted nominations for the 2014 Epsom & Ewell Sports Awards are:

Award Winner Shortlisted Nominations
Better Sports Personality of the Year Shona Richards Neil Bunting
Ishbel Zuurmond

Epsom Gymnastics and Trampoline Club Young Sports Personality of the Year

Shona Richards Ashley Castle
Ellen Michael

Aon Hewitt Sports Club of the Year

Epsom District Swimming Club Epsom & Ewell Colts
Bushido Warriors

Active Surrey Coach of the Year

William Cooper Robin Maslin
Danny Buckland

Epsom Golf Club Sports Team of the Year

Epsom RDA Dressage Team Glyn KS3 Badminton Team
Epsom & Ewell Colts Under 17 Whites

AFC Ewell Young Sports Team of the Year Award

Wallace Fields Y6 Tag Rugby Glyn U13 Football Team
Southfield Park High 5 Team

Epsom & Ewell Football Club Disability Sports Award

Epsom & Ewell Puffins Epsom riding for the Disabled
Surrey Wheels for All

The Rotary Club Outstanding Service to Sport Award

Liz Sissons Carol Goldsmith
Sue Hardwick
Epsom & Ewell Colts Football Club Volunteer of the Year Andy White     James Tuck
Sophie Yeates
Surrey County Playing Fields Association Young Volunteer of the Year Sam Phillips James Peters
Hannah Carver
Amaya Jones



Raising FundsMERU logo

At the Epsom & Ewell Sports Awards, a raffle was held to help raise money for the local charity MERU (Medical Engineering Resource Unit). Prizes included an overnight stay at the Royal Automobile Club in Pall Mall, Basketball tickets to see London Lions and gym membership amongst others. We managed to raise £372 for a very worth cause. MERU is a charity that exists to improve life for children and young people with disabilities by designing and custom-making specialist equipment for use at home, at school or college, in hospital or at play. MERU help when no readymade solution exists to meet a child or young person’s needs. For more information please visit their website.

Wallace Fields Yr 6 Tag Rugby Team receiving the Young Sports Team of the Year Award from sponsors AFC EwellYoung Sports Personality of the Year Award presented to Shona Richards by Sponsors Epsom Gymnastics & Trampolining Club Epsom Golf Club present Epsom RDA Dressage Team with the Sports Team of the Year AwardAndy White receiving the Epsom and Ewell Colts Club Volunteer of the Year AwardAON Hewitt present Sports Club of the Year to Epsom District Swimming ClubEpsom and Ewell Football Club presenting the Disability Sports Awards to Epsom and Ewell PuffinsSam Phillips receiving the Volunteer of the Year Award from Sponsor Surrey County Playing Field AssocationSponsor Active Surrey presenting William Cooper with the Coach of the Year AwardThe Rotary Club presenting Liz Sissons with the Outstanding Service to Sport Award  Sports Personality of the Year Award presented to Shona Richards by Sponsors Better LeisureCouncillor Jan Mason giving a speech at the Sports AwardsEpsom and Ewell Sport and Leisure Council Chairman Cliff Stevens gives a speech at the awards ceremony
Congratulations to all the winners and nominees!
 
It is exciting to see such passion for sport in Epsom & Ewell. The awards demonstrate how various partners can work together to provide opportunities for people to engage in sport in the borough. Many activities would not be available if it were not for the willing coaches and volunteers and conversely there would be no need for coaches and volunteers if we did not have the athletes with a desire to participate in sport! The Sports Awards continue to be a celebration of that partnership. 

Thank you to all our sponsors who supported the event and presented the awards.
 
For more information on the Sports Awards contact the Leisure Developments Team on 01372 732000 or email us at leisuredevelopments@epsom-ewell.gov.uk.



Headline Sponsor

Epsom Downs Racecourse LogoEpsom Downs Racecourse
Experience world-class racing with a fantastic view of the racecourse and London skyline at Epsom Downs Racecourse. With impressive state-of-the-art conference and events facilities available all year around, Epsom Downs Racecourse is the perfect stage to host, impress and indulge your guests.


The Sponsors



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Better
We aim to encourage community involvement and to promote healthy living. We work to increase levels of physical activity by delivering sport and health programmes that reach all sectors of the community. We aim to ensure financial viability of Better, meet our charitable objectives, increase employee participation, maintain and expand our services and endeavour to continually exceed our customers’ expectations.

Epsom Gym and Trampoline Club Logo

Epsom Gymnastics and Trampoline Club
Gymnastics and Trampolining classes are held for ages 3+ at The Rainbow Leisure Centre, in Epsom. Coaches are qualified and CRB checked.



Epsom Golf ClubEpsom Golf Club Logo
Inspiring, challenging and never ordinary. That is the course on the top of the downs at Epsom Golf Club. Renowned for its testing, undulating greens, known for its stunning views over London and revered for the extraordinary friendliness of its members and staff.
History plays an important part at Epsom with its close links with one of the oldest racecourses in the world. The Downs have been a centre for recreation for centuries and no doubt golf has been played on the Downs even longer than the Club's 125 year history.



Aon HewittAON Hewitt Logo
Aon Hewitt is a leading provider of human resources services to major companies throughout the world. Our parent company, Aon Corporation, is the principal shirt sponsor of Manchester United. In Epsom we employ around 300 staff in Parkside House, overlooking Rosebery Park. We have a long history with Epsom having opened an office as Bacon & Woodrow in the 1970s in the High Street, and later as Hewitt Associates in our current location. We are sponsoring these awards through the Hewitt Community Trust which provides local community support in our office locations around the UK.

Active Surrey Active Surrey Logo
Active Surrey acts as the local strategic delivery agency for Surrey, supporting the County Sports Partnership (CSP) which represents the local delivery network of public, private and third sector providers of sport and physical activity.


AFC EwellAFC Ewell Logo
Formed in 1982, we endeavoured to establish a youth football club to cater for all ages and ability. Our emphasis then, and indeed now, was based on learning and enjoying our national sport. We believe we have gone a long way to achieve this goal. After more than twenty six years we have established a full range of youth teams from under 7 and under 17 to a club first team playing in the lower reaches of the football pyramid. We also have three Sunday adult teams.



Epsom & Ewell Football ClubEpsom & Ewell Football Club Logo
Epsom & Ewell Football Club started life in 1918 as Epsom Juniors Cricket Club but soon started playing football competitively, moving to West Street, Ewell in 1925 where they stayed until 1993. Presently the 1st team, who compete in the Combined Counties league, are ground sharing at Merstham FC, whilst the Reserves and Youth team play at Raynes Park Vale FC. There is also a thriving Colts section which is independently financed. One of the club's major achievements was playing in the first FA Vase final in 1975. Currently they are actively pursuing a new ground back in the Borough of Epsom & Ewell.


The Rotary Club Rotary Club Logo
The Rotary Club of Epsom, part of a World Wide Fellowship and open to both men and women, is proud to support The Epsom & Ewell Sports Day. We are a vibrant club organising social and fund raising events supporting many local charities, organisations and international projects. We are part of the Rotary family, which has the motto "Service Above Self".

Epsom & Ewell Colts Football Club Logo
Epsom & Ewell Colts FC
Epsom & Ewell Colts FC is a Chartered Standard football club which currently has 16 sides from U8 to U18 playing in leagues in and around Epsom. If anyone is interested in joining the club then please contact Mike Lovett on 07762101767.



Surrey County Playing Fields Association SCPFA Logo
SCPFA is a county wide charity. Its main objective is to ensure that there are sufficient playing fields of a high quality in suitable places which meet the needs of all ages. These fields should be suitable for both sport and play. The SCPFA is purely voluntary. It gives grants and loans towards achieving its main objective. It encourages and assists volunteers so that they can work towards providing high quality facilities.

page updated: Friday, 07 November 2014 © Epsom & Ewell Borough Council 2014