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Birchall Brothers Scoop Double Award at Sports Recognition Awards

12th December 2017
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Birchall Brothers Scoop Double Award at Sports Recognition Awards

Side Car racing brothers Ben and Tom Birchall scooped a double award at last night’s Sports Recognition Awards, winning ‘Team of the Year’ and ‘Sportsperson of the Year’.

The awards took place at Mansfield’s Civic Quarter and saw over 200 people in attendance to celebrate the town’s sporting achievements across the past 12 months.

Shaun Hird, the development officer at Mansfield District Councils Sports Development Team said “Here in Mansfield now its not just about the elite people that we’ve got, we’re pushing activities and sport for health and wellbeing reasons – walking football for example has over 60 members”

“We’re looking after the older generation as well as the younger generation which is the sustainability of the sports clubs”

The full list of winners is below

Coach of the Year: Richard Massey (Athletics)

Volunteer of the Year: Jemma Arbon (Running)

Junior Sportsperson of the Year: Grettel Bennett (Powerlifting)

Junior Team of the Year: Mansfield Harriers U11s

Special Achievement Award: Sally Beeley (Mansfield Tennis Club)

Team of the Year: Birchall Racing Team

Junior Disabled Sportsperson: Ben Foulston (Swimming)

Junior Sports leader of the Year: Ben Worboys

Ian Bagshaw Memorial Award: Philip Bartram (Sherwood Colliery Cricket)

Club of the Year: Mansfield Junior Badminton Club

Disabled Sportsperson of the Year: Oliver Hynd.

Sportsperson of the Year: Ben & Tom Birchall

And you can hear more from the awards evening in Christmas In Focus with Craig Priest this Thursday at 6pm

 

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