VALE Royal’s magnificent seven are hoping for a memorable night at a special showcase awards ceremony.
The top seven sporting achievers from the borough have been nominated for honours at this year’s Cheshire and Warrington Sports Awards, to be held on Friday.
The event, hosted by Park Royal Hotel in Warrington, recognises the achievements of local volunteers, coaches, clubs and schools while promoting sport in the county.
Club of the year nomination from Vale Royal is Hartford Tennis Club. With more than 450 junior and family members, the club provides huge support to the village and the local primary schools.
Coach of the year nominee is Judith Annells of Northwich Sapphires. Judith has been working voluntarily for more than 10 years with senior clubs, schools and education programmes.
Nominated for volunteer of the year is Barbara Rimmer who has worked with disabled groups since she was 18 years old.
Young volunteer of the year nominee is Jessica Rowlinson. 15-year-old Jessica works with Cheshire Penguins Swimming Club and helps out after school as an instructor.
Jack Denton is nominated for a special recognition award. Jack has been working with Northwich Amateur Swimming Club since 1972 and still fills various roles on a voluntary basis.
Disabled sports achiever of the year nominee is Bethany Scott. Diagnosed with cerebral palsy at 18 months, 10-year-old Bethany still participates in football, swimming, netball and cheerleading.
And finally, Hayley Rogers has been nominated for the young achiever of the year award. 15-year-old Hayley is currently playing badminton for England Under 17s at all three disciplines.
Cllr John Grimshaw said: “These awards are a superb way of celebrating the success of sport in the borough. The council has picked some of the finest individuals that have given their time and effort into producing stars for the future. “I wish all the nominees the best for the evening.”
To see if any of our sporting heroes claimed any of the awards on offer on Friday, pick up a copy of next Wednesday’s free Chronicle.