SportsAble Awards Dinner 2020
SportsAble, the disability sports charity, hosted its Annual Awards Dinner at Maidenhead Golf Club on Saturday evening (14th March).
Vivienne Davies, who retired as SportsAble Chairman last year, hosted the evening with sports development officer, Damian Ng. SportsAble’s new Chairman, Asghar Majeed, spoke on behalf of everyone when he took the opportunity to thank Vivienne for her incredible commitment to the charity.
Everyone enjoyed a wonderful evening of celebration, a delicious three-course meal and socialising with friends and supporters of the club. Nearly 100 people attended the event and more than 34 trophies and awards were presented in recognition of the incredible commitment, contribution and success individuals have made throughout 2019.
The prestigious Wilkinson Sword trophy was awarded to Tamas Gaspar in recognition of his outstanding achievements in Archery. This year Tamas won his first international gold medal in Dubai and is now ranked 6th in the world.
This year’s Annual Awards evening was made possible by two of SportsAble’s generous supporters: SDL Foundation and Maidenhead Golf Club. SDL Foundation sponsored all of the trophies, including engraving, interior decoration and raffle prizes. As well as being the Captain’s Charitable choice for 2020, Maidenhead Golf Club generously provided SportsAble with use of its conference and clubhouse facilities for the Awards dinner.
If you know someone living with physical or sensory disability who may enjoy trying sport and physical activity, please get in touch with SportsAble by calling 01628 627690 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
|TROPHY NAME||CRITERIA||SECTION||2020 NOMINEE|
|George Newberry Cup||Best Prone Rifle Shooter; open to every disabled shooter.||Air Weapons||Helen Legg|
|Sharpshooter Plaque||The best improved Pistol or rifle shooter over the year.||Air Weapons||Joyce Pengelly|
|Blind Shooter Award||The outstanding visually impaired shooter||Air Weapons||Tim Morrice|
|Phyllis James Cup||Male or Female – Most Notable performance or general endeavour.||Archery||Tamas Gaspar|
|Ron Dyason Handicap Cup||For the most improved archer.||Archery||Nigel Dewing|
|Archery Pro Helper Plate||The archery helper who has contributed most throughout the year.||Archery||Brendan King|
|Bouron Senior||Most notable Senior performance or general endeavour.||Boccia||Emma Shuttleworth|
|Bouron Junior||Most notable Junior performance or general endeavour.||Boccia||Sonia-Mae Peacock|
|Boccia Singles League – Disabled||Winners of Boccia Singles League (Disabled).||Boccia||(Winner: Penny Froude) (Runner Up: Dave Hill)|
|Boccia Summer League||Winners of SportsAble Boccia Summer League||Boccia||(Winner: Jean Halkett & Jasper Grannum)
(Runner up: Dave Hill & Lynne Barber)
|Outstanding Golfer Award||Most notable performance or general endeavour.||Golf||Lisa McCarthy|
|Player of the Season||For the person who has contributed most to the Pool Section||Pool||Neil Godson|
|The Gibbs Trophy||Most notable performance or general endeavour in New Age Kurling.||Kurling||Ian Donovan|
|The Endeavour Cup||Most notable JUNIOR performance or general endeavour.||Swimming||Jacob Kaye-Taylor|
|The Mona Younis Appreciation Shield||Aimed to encourage young swimming helpers – for the young swimming helper who has contributed most throughout the year.||Swimming||Chesna Mitra|
|The Ng Trophy||Most improved junior swimmer||Swimming||Mia Rose|
|Summer League Shield||Winners of the SportsAble Summer League||Table Tennis||(Winners: Denise / Lucie Bouron) (Runners Up: Martin Peacock / Richard Barton)|
|Vamvakas Shield||Spirit of the Summer League – Someone who encompasses all aspects of the Summer League||Table Tennis||Anthony Hornby|
|Ray Fields||Winners of the Team Target Hexathlon||Target-Hex||Team Kurling|
|Individual Target Hexathlon||Winner of the Individual Target Hexathlon.||Target-Hex||Jean Halkett|
|Coaches Award||Most notable performance or general endeavour.||WCBB||David Pengelly|
|The Harris MVP Trophy||Most notable performance or general endeavour as voted for by the team.||WCBB||David Pengelly|
|TROPHY NAME||CRITERIA||SECTION||2020 NOMINEE|
|Surinder Benawra Memorial Trophy||Most notable junior performance or general endeavour.||Club||Verity Carty|
|The Colin Bance Cup||For the individual who has achieved most across a variety of sports throughout the year.||Club||Dave Hill/Sukhi Gidda|
|Volunteer Awards||For the (usually able-bodied) helper who has contributed most to the non-wet sports throughout the year.||Club||Katie Slater/Daisy Morgan|
|Sports Personality Cup||The individual who has contributed something special to non-wet sports throughout the year.||Club||Andrew Long|
|The George Schaffer Trophy||For the club member with the most notable general endeavour throughout the year||Club||Joyce Pengelly|
|SGT Leisure Award||Awarded to the club member who best helps other disabled members||Club||Trevor Montague|
|The Walker Family Trophy||For the FAMILY who has supported SportsAble most throughout year||Club||The Kuschels|
|The Kairos Trophy||To be awarded to the club member who has made the maximum use of the OPPORTUNITIES presented by SportsAble.||Club||Jean Halkett|
|The Jenkins Trophy||For FUND-RAISING excellence.||Club||Anne Dewing|
|The President’s Cup||Awarded to the club member who has provided excellent service to the club over a number of years.||Club||Jean Schaffer|
|The Chairman’s Trophy||Awarded to the Team of the Year||Club||Golf Team|
|Wilkinson Sword||Awarded to the club member who has excelled in the highest level of competitive sport during the year.||Club||Tamas Gaspar|