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Sport Newcastle Gala Sport Awards Dinner


Awards Dinner: 7th March 2019

Sport Newcastle celebrated it's 52nd Annual Awards Dinner in the presence of patrons Sir John Hall and Alan Shearer CBE along with vice-presidents, Stephen Miller MBE and Jonathon Edwards CBE. The well attended event, presented by Roger Tames, Dawn Thewlis and Ian Payne, saw winners from a wide range of sports receive their awards.

Rising Star Awards went to:

  • Rosie Belsham (golf)

  • Oscar Caudle (rugby union)

  • Megan Cottee (hockey)

  • Lola Davison (swimming)

  • Daniel Dixon (triathlon)

  • Tosan Evbuomwan (basketball)

  • Jason Nicholson (athletics)

  • Maria Vogiatzi (sailing)

  • Abby White (Para-swimming)

  • Liam Gibson (football - Jack Hixon trophy)

  • Elias Sorensen (football - Wor Jackie trophy)

Major Awards went to:

  • Nick Pyle (swimming) - Young Sportsperson of the Year

  • Northumberland Cricket Board - Stan Calvert Trophy - Coaching Success of the Year 

  • Newcastle Eagles - Frank Brennan Trophy - Sports Team of the Year

  • Doddie Weir OBE - Wilkinson Sword Trophy - Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Mark Wilson (Newcastle Falcons) - Malcolm Dix Trophy - Sporting Success of the Year.

The evening also saw the launch of Sport Newcastle's 'Destination Tokyo 2020 and beyond' fund raising campaign to raise £20,000 to provide prospective Olympians and Paralympians with funding to support their efforts to compete at a future Olympic Games.


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