Sporting Success of the Year Award - Mark Wilson

Mark Wilson has been awarded the Sporting Success of the Year Award. He’s a professional rugby union player for Newcastle Falcons, who joined the Falcons Academy at 14 years old. Mark made his debut for the Falcons first team back in 2010 and within 4 years he was voted the clubs player of the year. Two years later Mark was recognised at full international level when he played against Argentina on tour. Last year in 2018 he got his chance in the autumn internationals, in the opening match against South Africa he was awarded man of the match. Mark is now a regular England player with the world cup in sight, also he has signed a new four-year contract at Kingston Park for the Falcon’s.

Wilkinson's Sword for Lifetime Achievement - Doddie Weir

Doddie Weir has been awarded the Wilkinson’s Sword for Lifetime Achievement. He’s a former Scottish and Newcastle Falcon’s rugby union player. Doddie became a folk hero in his beloved borders when he won six Scottish championships with Melrose. Then in 1995 he moved south to join Newcastle Falcon’s and the new club’s championship winning team was built. Doddie has 61 caps for Scotland and seven years at Kingston Park. In January 2019 Doddie was awarded an OBE for his services to rugby, motor neurone disease research and to the community in the Scottish Borders.

Young Sporting Success Award - Nick Pyle

Nick Pyle has been awarded the Young Sporting Success award. He’s an 18-year-old swimmer specialising in backstroke and competing for Newcastle Swim Team. Nick won his first British title in the 50 metres backstroke. In January 2018 Nick competed in Austin Texas and manage to clock a British Age Group record and a PB. He also made the finals of the 100m and 200m. At the European Championships he struck double gold, alongside the biggest name in British Swimming and coming up with a medley double.

Club of the year Award - Newcastle Eagles

Newcastle Eagles have been awarded for the Club of the Year Award. The Eagles are Newcastle’s Basketball team, they are the most successful team in the league’s history with 25 trophies. Since 1995 the determination to have their own arena to call home has now become a reality. In January 2019 the dream came true when the doors opened to a sell-out crowd at the Eagles Community Arena. This is their very own arena with their own facilities where they can host home games and continued with the incredible grassroots coaching programme.

Coaching Success Award - Northumberland Cricket Board

Northumberland cricket board have been awarded the Coaching Success Award. They oversee cricket across the county, including participation in schools and community clubs, also supporting the essentials to deliver such as umpires and ground staff. They have done a huge amount over the years, but they wanted to reach a new audience away from the formal club structure. This is where the Street cricket campaign started, with support from Hat-trick and Northumbria police. All you need is plastic wickets, a tennis ball and a bat with an open space. Since the campaign started more than 200 youngsters aged 8-14 are playing street cricket at eight different venues.

Sport Newcastle Rising Star 2019- Liam Gibson

Liam Gibson is a 21-year-old footballer from Stanley, county Durham. He’s been training with the first team during 2015/16 and a regular player for the under 23’s throughout 2016/17. For 18 months Liam was fighting a serious illness that had threatened his football life, missing the whole of last season. From his courage and ability, he returned to football midsummer 2018 and Accrington Stanley were keen to take him on loan in January 2019. “To be training and playing now is kind of surreal. I just feel dead lucky.”

Sport Newcastle Rising Star 2019- Elias Sorensen

Elias Sorensen is a 19-year-old footballer from Denmark, he plays for Newcastle United under 23’s but currently on loan at League One Blackpool FC. Newcastle scouted him at 16 years old by the club’s Scandinavian talent spotters. Elias position on pitch is striker/centre forward and has scored 23 goals for the Newcastle United under 23’s. He’s made his debut for Denmark under 21s with a goal on his debut.

Sport Newcastle Rising Star- Abby White

Abby White is an 11-year-old para-swimmer, based with Newcastle Swim Team. At The Great British Deaf swimming National Championships, Abby came back with four medals- gold, two silver and a bronze. Later on in 2018 she competed at the National Junior Para swimming Championships competing in the ten to thirteen age category and brought back four titles at freestyle backstroke and two at breaststroke. Abby represents three different swimming clubs and also attended the Broadwood Primary school in Denton, Newcastle. The 2019 Rising Star Awards were sponsored by North East based SOS Group, an independent leader in providing organisations across the UK and abroad with printers, copiers, MFDs, Doc

Sport Newcastle Rising Star 2019- Maria Vogiatzi

Maria Vogiatzi is a 17-year-old sailor, with her home club based at South Shields sailing club. Over the past two years Maria has been competing internationally having won the British Junior Championships in 2016 then progressing into the Great Britain junior team for the European championships. Maria has now moved up to the national youth programme sailing a high performance two-person dinghy. The 2019 Rising Star Awards were sponsored by North East based SOS Group, an independent leader in providing organisations across the UK and abroad with printers, copiers, MFDs, Document Management Solutions and support services. Maria has been awarded the Bronze grant award which entitles her to £25

Sport Newcastle Rising Star 2019- Jason Nicholson

Jason Nicholson is 19 years old competing in athletics, currently studying at Northumbria University. He’s based at Gateshead Harrier, the regions most famous club and competes in the high hurdles. Jason has won a range of competitions, he won gold for the 110 metres at the English Under 20 and Under 23 Championship. He then moved on to the Worlds junior championships where he reached the final and finished an impressive fifth. By August he was representing Great Britain in a triangular Under 20 International with another hurdles victory. The 2019 Rising Star Awards were sponsored by North East based SOS Group, an independent leader in providing organisations across the UK and abroad with pr

Sport Newcastle Rising Star 2019- Laura Nelson

Laura Nelson is a 13-year-old gymnast, based at the City of Newcastle Gymnastics Academy where she trains 23+ hours a week by her coach Paula Thomas, who competed at the Sydney Olympics. In Septembers National Team Championship Laura helped her team finish in second place. During the National challenge Cup, she finished second overall due to winning a gold in floor and silver on vault. This has guaranteed her a place at the British Championships in March 2019. Her next aim is to be selected for the England Squad. The 2019 Rising Star Awards were sponsored by North East based SOS Group, an independent leader in providing organisations across the UK and abroad with printers, copiers, MFDs, Doc

Sport Newcastle Rising Star 2019- Daniel Dixon

Daniel Dixon is a 16-year-old competing in the Triathlon, when biking he’s based at Gosforth Road club but runs for Morpeth Harriers. He is already training with the British Junior squad and is British Youth duathlon champion having represented Great Britain six times last year. Daniel competes against competitors who are three years older than him and is currently fourth junior male in Europe. He has an immense training workload when it comes to training for three sports. The 2019 Rising Star Awards were sponsored by North East based SOS Group, an independent leader in providing organisations across the UK and abroad with printers, copiers, MFDs, Document Management Solutions and support se

Sport Newcastle Rising Star 2019- Tosan Evbuomwan

Tosan Evbuomwan is an 18-year-old basketballer and part of the Newcastle Eagles Basketball academy and Team Newcastle. Having made his Senior National League debut for Team Newcastle at just 17, the eagles voted him as their most valuable player. Tosan has played for England Under 18 level where he was one of the top points scorers, and last summer made the Great Britain squad for the FIBA Under 18 European Championships. His future ambition is to study in America, using Basketball to facilitate this. The 2019 Rising Star Awards were sponsored by North East based SOS Group, an independent leader in providing organisations across the UK and abroad with printers, copiers, MFDs, Document Manage

Sport Newcastle Rising Star 2019- Lola Davison

Lola Davison is a 16-year-old freestyle swimmer, currently studying at the Royal Grammar School. She’s won a range of competitions as a youngster, becoming 4-time county champion at 100 to 800 metres. Lola, who is a member of the Newcastle Swim Team, is the current British 400m and 800m u15 freestyle champion. She has been part of the England Talent Programme this year and her big target will be to succeed at the trials for the 2019 World Championships. The 2019 Rising Star Awards were sponsored by North East based SOS Group, an independent leader in providing organisations across the UK and abroad with printers, copiers, MFDs, Document Management Solutions and support services. Lola has bee

Sport Newcastle Rising Star 2019- Megan Cottee

Megan Cottee is a 16-year-old hockey player, currently studying at Newcastle Royal Grammar School. Since the age of 13 Megan has played hockey for Morpth Ladies first team. Also competing in the futures cup which is made up with the country’s best girls divided into four regional teams. If Megan’s to impress during these games, it could lead to being selected for the England squad. Last August she was lucky enough to play for England Under 16's against Germany and Belgium. The 2019 Rising Star Awards were sponsored by North East based SOS Group, an independent leader in providing organisations across the UK and abroad with printers, copiers, MFDs, Document Management Solutions and support se

Sport Newcastle Rising Star 2019- Oscar Caudle

Oscar Caudle is an 18-year-old rugby player, currently studying at Gosforth academy, also playing for them as well. He’s been recognised by the Falcons coaches as a late developer but with huge potential. Oscar’s club is Tynedale rugby club and he plays the specialised position of tight head prop. He’s recently been recognised by England Rugby Under 18's. The 2019 Rising Star Awards were sponsored by North East based SOS Group, an independent leader in providing organisations across the UK and abroad with printers, copiers, MFDs, Document Management Solutions and support services. Oscar has been awarded the Bronze grant award which entitles him to £250 grant to help support his sporting succ

Sport Newcastle Rising Star 2019- Martin Bland

Martin Bland is a 15-year-old Trampolinist, Based at Apollo Trampoline club and currently studying at St Thomas More Academy. Since 2016 Martin has won a range of competitions; two UK competitions he achieved gold and silver at level 8, he then went onto qualify for the British finals in 2017 and competing in the Alsheer cup in Amsterdam where he was placed best for his age. In 2018 Martin won all 3 of his UK National competitions and represented England in Sweden and achieved a silver. Martin was part of the England junior team and has confirmed his place in the national squad for the year ahead. The 2019 Rising Star Awards were sponsored by North East based SOS Group, an independent leader

Sport Newcastle Rising Star 2019- Rosie Belsham

Rosie Belsham is a 17-year-old golfer with her home club being in Whitley Bay. She’s currently ranked number 4 in the country and 22nd in Europe with a handicap of + 1.4. Rosie became the youngest ever winner of the Northumberland Ladies Senior Champion at the age of 15, this put her on the sporting radar. She was lucky enough to be picked to represent England’s Under 16s in the National Cup finishing runner-up. The 2019 Rising Star Awards were sponsored by North East based SOS Group, an independent leader in providing organisations across the UK and abroad with printers, copiers, MFDs, Document Management Solutions and support services. Rosie has been awarded the Bronze grant award which en

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