HONOURING THOSE WHO MAKE IT HAPPEN
Sporting heroes from across the county are recognised at annual awards ceremony
THE heroes who make local sport happen in Bucks were honoured at a glittering awards night.
More than 200 people gathered at Aylesbury’s Waterside Theatre on Friday, December 4 for the 10th annual Bucks and MK Sport Awards after a record number of nominations.
The event, which included special guest Paralympic gold medal swimmer and cyclist Dame Sarah Storey DBE, paid homage to unsung individuals and organisations from all across the area.
Roger Fennemore, Chairman of Leap – the county sport and activity partnership which coordinated the awards – said: “This is the Bucks sporting version of the Oscars, with the message being to recognise the people behind the people in sport – all the volunteers who make sport happen.
“Friday was a fantastic celebration of their tireless work, and we were delighted to have organised such a successful and rewarding event.”
As in previous years, winners in some categories fed into the Regional BBC Sports Awards, and any qualifying unsung hero nominations were eligible to win in the same category at the National BBC Sports Personality of the Year on December 20.
Above, Brian Lucas receives his award. Below, Heidi Leseur and left, Dame Sarah
Storey with the awards’ organisers
Brazilian Carnival Dancers entertained the audience at the awards ceremony