On the 1st November we sponsored the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the Lincolnshire Sports Awards 2018, organised by Active Lincolnshire. The night was attended by 350 people from local sports clubs, businesses and schools in order to honour athletes, coaches and volunteers who have made a difference to sports over the past year.
The Lifetime Achievement award was to be presented to the person or company that had made the most outstanding contribution to sport in Lincolnshire for 25 years or more, and this year, the worthy recipient was Pat Crowley of Lincoln Pentaqua.
City of Lincoln Pentaqua Swimming Club is a family friendly, competitive swimming club – their mission is to develop swimmers so that they can compete at the highest levels within the sport. Presented by SCS Managing Director Jerry Parker, Pat was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for his many years of dedication to the sport. Pat has given, and continues to give many hours of his time coaching and officiating not only in Lincolnshire, but across the country.
Other winners of the night were:
- Sportsman of the Year – Ashton Turner (golf)
- Sportswoman of the Year – Georgina Adam (athletics)
- Young Sportsman of the Year – Archie Qualtrough (golf)
- Young Sportswoman of the Year – Olivia Lauren Clark (football & cricket)
- Disabled Sportsperson of the Year – Thomas Talbot (athletics)
- Veteran Sportsperson of the Year – Malcolm Fenton (athletics)
- The Michael Beard Coach of the Year – Gary Johnson (hockey)
- Sports Club of the Year – Sleaford Striders (athletics)
- Active Primary School of the Year – Leasingham Primary School, Sleaford
- Sports Department of the Year (Secondary, HE/FE) – Charles Read Academy, Grantham
- Sports Volunteer of the Year – Ian Heald (target shooting)
- Young Sports Volunteer of the Year – Logan Grieh (martial arts)
- Active Workplace Award – North Kesteven District Council
- Physical Activity Award (Programme) – Lincoln Parkrun
- Active Change Award (Individual) – Richard Conway
- Sports Personality of the Year – Archie Qualtrough (golf)
We would like to thank Active Lincolnshire for organising such a fantastic event and allowing us to celebrate the sporting achievements of those across Lincolnshire. Well done to all the winners and nominees – we look forward to celebrating with Active Lincolnshire again next year.