The winners of the Melton Times Sports Awards for 2017 have been announced in the last few hours at our gala presentation evening.
In an evening of firsts, there were joint winners in the Sports Personality of the Year award after both Brent Horobin and Brent Penniston polled the exact same number of votes.
And Metaltek team boss Andy Swain had a great week capped by winning our new Special Recognition Award, just three days after his wife Emma gave birth to their first child.
A full round-up and photo spread will follow on Friday morning.
Our 2017 award winners –
JUNIOR SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR (sponsored by Brooksby Melton College): James Bartley.
Finalists: Finn Noble and Liam Tew.
JUNIOR SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR: Saskia Davies.
Finalists: Libby Duncan and Isabelle Pymm.
SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR (sponsored by SAQ International): Tom Chandler
Finalists: Bill Orridge and Mick Wilson.
SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR (sponsored by Ragdale Hall): Natalie Teece.
Finalists: Amelia Coltman and Emmadee Fox.
DISABILITY SPORTSPERSON OF THE YEAR: Christine Durrance.
Finalists: Tom Birley and Colin Wagstaff.
JUNIOR TEAM OF THE YEAR (sponsored by Colin Moulds): Priory Belvoir Academy Year 8 Girls
Finalists: Long Clawson Primary School Cross Country and Melton RFC Under 10s
TEAM OF THE YEAR (sponsored by B and H Midland Services): Melton Indoor Bowls Club.
Finalists: Melton Mowbray Tennis Club Men’s First Team, Melton RFC First XV and Melton Young Farmers Ladies Tug Of War
COACH OF THE YEAR: Will Andrew
Finalists: Tim Lee and Clare Marlow.
FOOTBALLER OF THE YEAR (sponsored by Specsavers): Ian Bitmead
Finalists: Josh Clark and Charlie Sheridan.
CRICKETER OF THE YEAR (sponsored by Tom Flowers Cricket Coaching): Tom Glover
Finalists: Simon Claricoats and Harvey Stokes.
CLUBPERSON OF THE YEAR (sponsored by Melton Borough Council): Rob Beers
Finalists: Brent Horobin and Margaret Shufflebotham.
JUNIOR SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR (sponsored by Samworth Brothers): Lexie Peters
Finalists: Olivia Gilbertson and Freddie McGrady.
SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR (sponsored by Melton Mowbray Town Estate): Brent Horobin and Brent Penniston
Finalist: Les Gillett.
SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD: Andy Swain.