We can finally publish the winners of the 2015 Melton Times Sports Awards which were revealed at tonight’s ceremony at the Market Tavern.
Sports Personality of the Year went to George Thomson, while Ollie Burke picked up the Junior Sports Personality of the Year following a public vote which attracted more than 2,200 responses.
The full list of winners and finalists is below. A huge thank-you to everyone who got involved.
A photo gallery of the night will follow.
SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR: George Thomson
Finalists: Will Hurrell and Graham Keast
sponsored by Mars Food
JUNIOR SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR: Ollie Burke
Finalists: Tom Chandler and Sophie Pedlar
Sponsored by the Good Grub Company
SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR: Marcus Badham.
Finalists: Andy Banks and Joshua Quailey
sponsored by SAQ International
SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR: Ede Smith.
Finalists: Iman Barlow and Leah Radford
sponsored by Ragdale Hall
JUNIOR SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR:Ben Lumb.
Finalists: Jack Knight and Kian Nolan
sponsored by Melton Mowbray Town Estate
JUNIOR SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR: Katie Tagg
Finalists: Heidi Coy and Eve Lyon
sponsored by Samworth Brothers
HORSEMAN/WOMAN OF THE YEAR: Kelly Morgan
Finalists: Emilie Chandler and Grace Johnston
Sponsored by Melton Times
FOOTBALLER OF THE YEAR: Chris Hibbitt
Finalists: Tom Cooper and Rhys Hill
sponsored by Specsavers
CLUBPERSON OF THE YEAR: Shane Sharkey
Finalists: Becky Greaves and Nigel Shelton
sponsored by Shoby Poultry/S & L Hatcheries
JUNIOR/SCHOOL TEAM OF THE YEAR: Junior Muay Thai Assassins
sponsored by Brooksby Melton College
Finalists: Asfordby Amateurs Inclusive FC and John Ferneley College Year 11 Football
TEAM OF THE YEAR: Melton RFC First XV
Finalists: Melton Marvels Netball and Melton Mowbray FC
sponsored by B and H Midland Services
COACH OF THE YEAR: Tyler Elliott
Finalists: Rob Beers and Gareth Collins
sponsored by Melton Borough Council