Pic­tures: Ste­wart Turk­ing­ton

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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

Burleigh Academy)

U18 Boys: Matt Buck­ner (Brack­nell Ath­let­ics


Best Pri­mary School: Hawke­don Pri­mary


Best Sec­ondary School:

The For­est School

Se­nior Woman: Laura Webb (East Berks

Golf Club)

Fe­male Team Award: Bo­hunt U13 Girls


Male Team Award: Wok­ing­ham Dis­trict U11

Boys foot­ball

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

House Gym­nas­tics)

Vol­un­teer of the Year: Tom King (South

Berks Hockey)

Ser­vice to dis­abled sport: Sand Martins Golf

Club Feel In­spired Satel­lite Club

Courage Award: Kyran Bird (Ken­nel Lane

Spe­cial School

Spirit of sport: Read­ing AC U13 & U15 re­lay Ex­cel­lence in sport: Ethan Jones (Emm­brook

School & Al­ba­tross Div­ing Club) Chair­man’s Award: Berk­shire Sports & So­cial


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