A CEREMONY to celebrate and recognise some of Solihull’s brightest sporting talent took place at The Core earlier this month where a collection of prestigious awards were handed out.
Top stars from the borough’s primary and secondary schools were recognised at the ceremony which celebrated the achievers and unsung heroes in sport from across the region.
The awards were split into different categories, ranging from Team of the Year and the Solihull Community Award.
Talented wicket keeper Amy Jones scooped the Sportswomen of the Year award following successful performances for Warwickshire which led to her England Women’s Academy call up.
Charlie Fogarty claimed first prize in the Disabled Sportsman of the Year after competing in the Cerebral Palsy World Cup – he is now the manager of the Solihull Moors Open Age Disability Team.
The Under 16s Solihull Moors football team picked up Team of the Year after making it to the Last 76 stage of the FA Peoples Cup, a tournament which received 4,000 entries.
There was reason to celebrate at Solihull Triathlon Club as Andy Teagle won the Coaching Achievement award while Andrew Lucas hit the jackpot with the Services to Sport award following years of dedication to the club.
Charlotte Nichols was crowned the Geoff Sanders Young Sports Volunteer having volunteered as marshal, time keeper, results processing and the volunteer coordinator at the Brueton Park Run.
Coun Mike Robinson, Mayor of Solihull, said: “I was delighted to have been a part of an awards ceremony that recognises and celebrates the very best sporting talent in Solihull.
“Taking part in sport and having an active lifestyle is so important and I would like to congratulate all the winners for all their hard work and amazing achievements.”