Stockport Sports Awards is an annual event recognising local achievements in sport. The awards are an opportunity to recognise individual and club successes and to acknowledge achievements across all sports in the town. Stockport is proud to boast a wealth of sporting talent and the annual awards provide an ideal opportunity to celebrate these wonderful individuals, clubs and their achievements.
Stockport's athletes, clubs and volunteers were recognised for their hard work and dedication at the Stockport Sports Awards held at Houldsworth Golf Club in Reddish on Friday 5th October. Winners of the nine awards were announced by host Dominic McGuinness of TalkSport at the annual dinner. Sports from football to swimming, hockey to softball and weight lifting to martial arts were represented and athletes, families and supporters and members of Sport Stockport, Life Leisure and Stockport Council took part in a question and answer session with Great Britain and Olympic Swimming Coach Sean Kelly.
Winners of the eight of the award categories (excluding the Young Achiever Award) will now go through and represent Stockport at the Greater Manchester Sports Awards on Friday 16th November at the The Point Emirates, Old Trafford.
|The 'Fred Perry' Sports Achiever of the Year||Elizabeth Harris (Swimming)|
|Young Achiever of the Year||Becky Bellis (Basketball)|
|Disabled Achiever of the Year||Sophie Forsyth (Rhythmic Gymnastics)|
|Club of the Year||Stockport Metro (Swimming)|
|Coach of the Year||Ian Travis (Basketball)|
|Sir Stanley Matthews Unsung Hero of the Year||Rod Pimlott (Football)|
|Volunteer of the Year||Richard Gregg (Football)|
|Changing Lifestyle Recognition Award 2018||Laura Howell|
|School Commitment to PE & Sport 2018||Nevill Road Junior School|
Life Leisure is committed to supporting athletes of the future, through various development, training and performance pathways. Assistance is available to encourage young athletes from within Stockport to progress on a national and international level through financial, educational or training support. For more information see our Champions of the Future page.