Winchester District Sports Awards

Press Release: 10/02/2017

Sports awards winners 2017

The winners of the 2016 Winchester District Sports awards were revealed on Thursday 9 February at the Holiday Inn, celebrating the achievements and commitment of local coaches, volunteers, sportsmen and women in 15 categories over the past year.

The Sport and Physical Activity Alliance (SPAA) organised its ninth annual awards ceremony hosted by Kevan James from BCC Radio Solent complemented by an inspiring opening talk from Mandy Hickson, the SPAA ambassador.

An outstanding 97 nominations were made across the categories before the judging panel whittled down the submissions to select the winners. Awards were handed out on the night by Cllr Jane Rutter, the Mayor of Winchester, along with the category sponsors.

The assembled crowd of 250 were also treated to a jaw-dropping dance display by Winchester Wolves from the University of Winchester Dance Squad.

Pete Leamore, Chair of the SPAA, said:

The Winchester District Sports Awards are a fantastic way to celebrate the amazing achievements and commitments made by our sporting community. Those who have been involved in this evening should be incredibly proud of what they have accomplished over the past 12 months. Thank you to everyone who attended and I wish you all the success in 2017.

Cllr Lisa Griffiths, Portfolio Holder for Health & Wellbeing, said:

It’s great to be part of such an inspiring evening. The high number of nominations highlights the calibre of sporting talent within the district as well as the dedication of coaches and volunteers who work tirelessly behind the scenes – congratulations to everyone involved.

For further information about the event, including award sponsorship or future nominations, please contact Calum Drummond, Sports Development Manager at Winchester City Council on 01962 848329 or email