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Sports Awards recognise amazing community clubs

Sporting stars from across South Ribble touched down for this year’s Sports Awards ceremony on Friday (29 June).

The awards – held at the Leyland Hotel and now in their thirteenth year – celebrated all the great clubs, coaches, sportspeople and volunteers from around the borough.

Rugby club Leyland Warriors went home with ‘Community Club of the Year’, while ‘Team of the Year’ went to the hugely successful Under-13 (Whites) team at Lostock Hall Junior Football Club.

Councillor Mary Green, Leader of South Ribble Borough Council, said: “It’s great to see sport thriving in South Ribble, with so many dedicated coaches and volunteers developing some very promising young talent.

“What’s more, the variety, diversity and inclusivity of all the different clubs and sports on offer means that anything is possible here in South Ribble – if you want to give it a go, there’s a club for it.

“I’d like to thank the sponsors – South Ribble Leisure, Serco, Eric Wright Group, Roundhouse, UCLAN, and Hallmark Leyland Hotel – for making it happen, and for their continued support."

Here’s a full list of the winners:

Primary School of the Year: Kingsfold Primary School

Secondary School of the Year: Lostock Hall High School

Young Volunteer of the Year: Vishal Karri (Fishwick Rangers Tiny Tots Football Club)

Adult Volunteer of the Year: Rob Alty (Leyland and Chorley Hockey Club)

Lewis Balyckyi Rising Star: Megan Bradley (current Junior Wheelchair National Champion)

Team of the Year: Under-13s (Whites), Lostock Hall Junior Football Club

Community Club of the Year: Leyland Warriors Rugby Club

Coach of the Year: Chris Todd (Jump UK)

Lifetime Achievement: John Gibson (Leyland Lions Junior Squash & Racquetball Club)

Services to Disability Sport: Bowmen of Pendle and Samlesbury