Pictures: Stewart Turkington
additional squash courts for squash players in the borough. They’ve also set up a new booking system to engage with squash players throughout the area in order to improve the facilities.
“The chairman’s award this year is in recognition of the dedication and efforts of the team at Berkshire County Sports, led by Kevin Mist and Ollie Waddington, who have all committed a lot of their team to ensure the project was completed within a short deadline.”
Discussing the night as a whole, he added: “These awards tend to be the main focus of the sports council in line of our aims to coordinate, promote and develop opportunities and facilities for sport in the borough.
“This year has been an exciting time for the development of leisure facilities in the borough and it has also seen a change of service provider in Places Leisure, who
I’m delighted have agreed to take over as our main sponsor for these awards.”
Places Leisure’s Duncan Mackay said: “Places Leisure are thrilled to be working in a true partnership with Wokingham Borough Council to enhance the sport and leisure provision within the area.
“At Places Leisure our mission is to put our heart and soul into creating active places and healthy people.
“Sport is key to creating an active community and Places Leisure understands the fundamental role we have to play as a community activity provider to stimulate and
2018 roll of honour
U14 Girls: Emma Thompson (Waingels
College & Chelsea FC)
U14 Boys: Ali Kabeer (Wokingham Canoe
U18 Girls: Hannah Evans (Bowmen of
U18 Boys: Matt Buckner (Bracknell Athletics
Best Primary School: Hawkedon Primary
Best Secondary School:
The Forest School
Senior Woman: Laura Webb (East Berks
Female Team Award: Bohunt U13 Girls
Male Team Award: Wokingham District U11
Senior Man: Lewis Champion (Basketball -
Bristol Flyers, grow sporting participation. We want to help grow participation.”
Young England and Great Britain hockey star Peter Scott, formerly of Bracknell Hockey Club, was the special guest, co-presenting all the awards and taking part in a question and answer session. Service to sport in the community (club): Reddam House Gymnastics
Coach of the Year: Stuart Woods (Reddam
Volunteer of the Year: Tom King (South
Service to disabled sport: Sand Martins Golf
Club Feel Inspired Satellite Club
Courage Award: Kyran Bird (Kennel Lane
Spirit of sport: Reading AC U13 & U15 relay Excellence in sport: Ethan Jones (Emmbrook
School & Albatross Diving Club) Chairman’s Award: Berkshire Sports & Social