Quartet honoured with sport awards

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Broxtowe Borough celebrated the achievements of local people who dedicate their lives to volunteering, coaching and taking part in sport in the borough last night at a special awards ceremony on Sunday.

The Broxtowe Sport Review 2013 took place at the East Midlands Conference Centre, in University Park, Nottingham, where nine winners were unveiled.

They included:

Emily Anthony - Disabled Sportsperson of the Year

Emily, from Giltbrook, is a keen swimmer at Kimberley Swimming Club and part of the Nova Centurian Disability Squad.

Emily has cerebal palsy but her passion for swimming has enabled her to overcome any barriers – earlier this year she swam in the East Midlands Regional Disability Championships and won a bronze, silver and two gold medals, as well as achieving a personal best.

Owen Jordan - Junior Sportsperson of the Year

Owen is a multi-talented young man who is ranked 1st in his age group for Great Britain in fencing. Owen has competed at County, Regional, National and International level including a bronze medal at the British Youth Championships and coming ninth out of 180 competitors from all over Europe in the International Fencing Tournament Challenge Wratislavia.

He was also named as the Eastwood and Kimberley Advertiser’s Young Sportsperson of the Year just last week.

Jane Dunbar - Volunteer of the Year

Jane is club manager at Kimberley Netball Club and does everything for her love of the game and the people around her, who have become like an extended family.

Jane is a local netballing legend who organises matches for five teams every week and mentors several young coaches and leaders.

She has also helped to oversee a successful to Nottinghamshire County Council’s Legacy Fund and her positivity and enthusiasm is so infectious that boys are now starting to train at the club too.

Dean Bartram - More Than Sport award

Dean lives for gymnastics and until recently was running five sessions a week at Phoenixwood Gymnastics Club as well as sessions in Kimberley and Chilwell.

Despite being diagnosed with Leukaemia earlier this year, Dean continued to run the club from his hospital room and his positive attitude has been a huge inspiration to all those that know him.