Barnstaple Hotel will tonight host the North Devon Journal Sports Awards presentation and dinner to commend special athletes and their achievements. Following a three-course meal, the winners, runners-up and highly-commended candidates in the eight categories will be named. The 2011 shortlisted nominees are…
Tribute Sportsman of the Year: Matt Allin, Ben Haworth, Nick Thorn.
Petroc Young Sportsman of the Year: Beau Bromham, Jimmy Mullen, Jamie Overton.
Petroc Young Sportswoman of the Year: Lucy Campbell, Shannon Cohen, Ellie Parker.
Senior Team of the Year: Bideford RFC, Devon Coast-to-Coast Challenge, North Devon CC.
Junior Team of the Year: Barnstaple Youth FC Under-11s, Park School under-14s rugby team, Petroc Netball Academy.
Coach of the Year: Mark Blannin, Mark Brace, Darren Todd.
Venners Bakery Official of the Year: Vic Gainey, Brett Huxtable, Rebecca Manley.
Brend Hotels Outstanding Services to North Devon Sport: Lorraine Beel, Edith Cook, Dick Kersey.
Tomorrow we will bring you the results… with a possible hangover. The very best if luck to all the nominees – they have all excelled throughout 2011 and should be proud of their amazing achievements! Eyeball salutes you.