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25th October

Rochford and Castle Point Sports Awards winners
A huge audience gathered at the Mill Arts and Events Centre in Rayleigh last night (24 October), for the first ever joint Rochford and Castle Point Sports Awards, sponsored by Virgin Active.

Nearly 200 guests heard stories of outstanding contributions by the very best of the sporting talent at the gala ceremony, with Badminton Olympic and Commonwealth Games medallist, Gail Emms MBE 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 & Wells Legal Homes

Rochford District
Rebecca Withams   Hockey

Castle Point
Brinn Bevan    Gymnastics

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

Rochford District
Robert Runciman   Athletics

Castle Point
Kiera Tippett    Triathlon

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

Rochford District
Rebecca Foyle   Gymnastics

Castle Point
Rebecca Griffin   Archery

Sports Club of the Year, sponsored by Sports Therapy & Rehabilitation (STaR)

Rochford District
Rayleigh Cricket Club

Castle Point
Benfleet Juniors Running Club

Services to Sport, sponsored by The Co-operative Funeralcare

Rochford District
Rayleigh Football Club

Castle Point
Alan Young    Tennis

2012 Respect Award, sponsored by Affinity 1777

Rochford District
Gavin King    Martial Arts

Castle Point
Gary Snowdon   Cricket

Rochford District Council Chairman’s Award – sponsored by Cllr Mrs Joan Mockford
Joshua Prentice   Athletics

Castle Point Borough Council Mayor’s Award – sponsored by Cllr Peter Burch
Michael Amushan   Athletics

Speaking after the awards, Gail Emms MBE said: “I love being part of Sports Awards evenings like this that celebrate the dedication and hard work that athletes put in at a local level.

It’s also really encouraging to see coaches and volunteers rewarded for the time and effort they selflessly put in - helping young people achieve their sporting goals. I’m sure that tonight I’ve shaken hands with a few gold medal winners of the future!”

The Chairman of Rochford District Council, Councillor Mrs Joan Mockford, added: “It’s always an honour to be part of evenings like this. All of the winners, the nominees and everyone that entered deserves praise for representing the Rochford District and Castle Point Borough with such high achievements in their chosen sports. It’s been a humbling evening – with lots of inspirational stories. I look forward to seeing how their careers develop and wish them continued success in the future.”