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Medway Sports Awards
Olympic gold medal winning hockey goalkeeper Maddie
Hinch was crowned Medway Sportsperson of the Year at a star-studded
Medway Sports Awards evening.
Two-time Olympic gymnastics champion Max Whitlock was the
guest of honour at the awards ceremony, even treating inviting
guests to some of his gold medal winning pommel horse routine.
Veteran race walker and 1964 Olympic silver medallist Paul
Nihill was inducted in the Medway Hall of Fame while England and
Chelsea Ladies footballer Miri Taylor was named Junior
Sportsperson of the Year.
The Medway Sports Awards are held every two years to recognise
and celebrate the achievements of Medway's athletes, clubs,
officials, volunteers, coaches and teaches. The awards were
sponsored by University of Kent
Sport and hosted by MidKent College.
It was a great night for Anchorians Sports Club - the
hockey club won Club of the Year and the football club won Junior
Club of the Year. Holcombe Hockey Club's Men's First XI took home
the Team of the Year award while The Pilgrim School's Table Tennis
Team won Junior Team of the Year.
Medway Tri triathlon coach Dean Ratcliffe was named Coach of the
Year while roller dance's Vic Pratt was the Official of the Year.
Veteran korfball development officer
Jackie Hubbard won the Unsung Hero award.
Delce Academy and Brompton Academy took home the trophies for
Primary and Secondary School of the Year respectively.
Other special guests on Friday, 16 December included modern
pentathletes Kate French and Mhairi Spence, 2014 Medway
Sportsperson of the Year Charlotte Evans, previous Hall of Fame
inductee Liz McVeigh and the Games Maker Choir.
Read about the gold, silver and bronze award winners category by
category by following the links below.