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Rochford and Castle Point Sports Awards 2013

Rochford and Castle Point Sports Awards winners 2013

Rochford District Sports Personality of the Year winner, Oliver DingleyA huge audience gathered at the Mill Arts and Events Centre in Rayleigh on 23 October, for the Rochford and Castle Point Sports Awards, sponsored by Virgin Active.

More than 150 guests heard stories of outstanding contributions by the very best of the sporting talent at the gala ceremony, with London 2012 Bronze Medallist, Chloe Rogers, from the GB Women’s Hockey team giving out the prizes and BBC Essex’s Ben Fryer compering the event.

The winners in each category were:

Sports Personality of the Year, sponsored by Wells Legal Solicitors

Rochford District
Oliver Dingley    Diving

Castle Point
Jessica Judd    Athletics

Young Sports Personality of the Year, sponsored by Southend United Community & Educational Trust

Rochford District
Harrison King    Athletics / Rugby

Castle Point
Brinn Bevan    Gymnastics

Disability Sports Personality of the Year, sponsored by Waters & Stanton plc

Rochford District Disability Sports Personality of the Year winner, Freya Levy and category sponsor, Jeff Stanton from Waters & Stanton plcRochford District
Freya Levy    Wheelchair Basketball

Castle Point
Kieran Neary    Swimming

Sports Club of the Year, sponsored by Essex Leopards Basketball Club

Rochford District
FitzWimarc School PE Department

Castle Point
Runnymede Swimming Club

Services to Sport, sponsored by The Co-operative Funeralcare

Rochford District
Peter Turner    Rugby Union

Castle Point
Yvonne Harris    Badminton

2012 Respect Award, sponsored by Affinity 1777

Rochford District
Danny Cowley    Athletics / Football and others

Castle Point
The Deanes School   

Rochford District Council Chairman’s Award – sponsored by Rochford District Council
Christopher Lucas

Castle Point Borough Council Mayor’s Award – sponsored by Castle Point Borough Council
Bryn Gillard

Speaking after the awards, Chloe Rogers said: “It’s great to be part of Sports Awards evenings like this. As an athlete, being acknowledged by your local community for all the hard work and dedication you have put into a sport helps motivate you to want to make them proud and achieve even more”.

The Chairman of Rochford District Council, Councillor Mrs Barbara Wilkins, added: “Award evenings are amongst my favourite events. I would like to thank all the winners, the nominees and everyone that entered for representing the Rochford District and Castle Point Borough and putting us on the map with their high achievements in sport”.

Congratulations

Rochford District and Castle Point athletes and organisations have subsequently had the following successes:

Freya Levy – Winner at Essex Sports Awards

Active Life – Winners at Essex Sports Awards

Lucy Hodges, Oliver Dingley, Jessica Judd and Brinn Bevan – Runners Up at Essex Sports Awards

Jessica Judd – Shortlisted for BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year

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