Hyndburn’s Community Sports Awards Winners Celebrated

The winners of the 2017 Hyndburn Community Sports Awards were celebrated last week at a special presentation event at Accrington Town Hall. The Awards recognise achievement in grass roots sports. Eight deserving winners were presented with their awards by the Worshipful, the Mayor of Hyndburn, Councillor Peter Britcliffe. He said, “I was delighted to be invited to present this year’s sports awards on behalf of Hyndburn Leisure. There were some fantastic athletes, teams, coaches and volunteers in attendance who are a credit to our Borough.”

This year’s winners were as follows:

  • Susan Ainscough – Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Lesley Smith – Inspire Award
  • Primary School of the Year Award – St Marys RC Primary School, Clayton-le-Moors
  • Contribution to Women’s Sport – Simon Atkin
  • Community Club of the Year – Ossy Joggers
  • Young Achiever of the Year – Jessica Simpson
  • Community Project of the Year – Body Fit, Lancashire Women’s Centre
  • Coach of the Year – Victoria Austin

Councillor Ken Moss, Portfolio Holder for Leisure said, “The awards ceremony really highlighted the depth in sporting talent we have right here on our doorstep. We wish the winners all the best as they go on to represent Hyndburn in the Lancashire Sports Awards in November.”

The Worshipful, The Mayor of Hyndburn pictured with the 2017 Sports Awards Winners

The Worshipful, The Mayor of Hyndburn pictured with the 2017 Sports Awards Winners