Winchester District Sports Awards 2017

The winners of the 2017 Winchester District Sports Awards were revealed on Thursday 1 February at the Holiday Inn Winchester, celebrating the achievements and commitment of local coaches, volunteers, sportsmen and women over the past year.

Sponsored by Irwin Mitchell Solicitors, the Sport and Physical Activity Alliance (SPAA) organised its annual awards ceremony which attracted an audience of 250 and also celebrated its 10th year. The evening was hosted by Kevan James from BCC Radio Solent and complemented by an inspiring opening talk from Simon Harmer.  

110 nominations were made across 10 categories before the judging panel whittled down the submissions to select the winners. Awards were handed out on the night by Cllr David McLean, the Mayor of Winchester, along with the category sponsors.

Cllr Lisa Griffiths, Portfolio Holder for Health & Wellbeing and Chair of the SPAA said:

This truly inspiring event is in its 10th year - proving just how strong and lasting the Winchester sporting network is. The evening is a fantastic way to celebrate the amazing achievements made by our sporting community throughout the year and it is a privilege to be a part of it. Congratulations to all those involved - I wish you continued success in 2018 and beyond.

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