On Thursday 28th February, sport at all levels across Leeds was celebrated at a glittering ceremony at the First Direct Arena.
The 16th Leeds Sports Awards saw 22 awards handed out in front of more than 800 people, including the likes of boxing World Champion, Josh Warrington, and Olympic and Commonwealth medalist, Nile Wilson. The awards celebrate sporting achievements and recognise the contribution of coaches and volunteers from elite performance to grass roots sport.
Our Netball club, Boat club and sports scholar Sam Dickinson were shortlisted for awards.
The University of Leeds Netball Club were crowned winners of the Student Sport, Special Contribution category.
Annalisa, Netball Club Captain said:
“All the girls work so hard. It’s incredible that someone has nominated us and recognised all the work we do and the effort they put in. They give up so many other commitments, their social life to volunteer for the club.
People realise that the Netball club are doing things for people, we’re coaching in local primary schools, getting involved in the community and spreading University sport across the whole of Leeds.”
The University of Leeds Boat Club were Highly Commended for the Student Sport, Special Contribution Category.
Lydia, Boat Club Captain said:
“This has been one of the best years the Boat Club has seen. We’ve got the highest number of memberships ever, the most novices and the quickest seniors we’ve ever had. Tonight, we’ve been highly commended for Student Sport, Special Contribution and this is largely due to the volunteers that give up so much time to our club.”
“We’re really grateful for all the support we receive from LUU and SPA through Leeds Sport.”
Triathlete, Sam Dickinson, was a finalist in the Senior Achievers, Sportsman Category.
A huge congratulations to the Netball Club, Boat Club and Sam. Your achievements over the past year have been outstanding!