PHOTO SPECIAL: Local stars honoured at Harborough Sports Awards

Sporting stars from across the district gathered last night (Thursday) for the Harborough Sports Awards 2015.

This year’s awards ceremony, run by the Harborough Mail, was held at the Three Swans Hotel in Market Harborough and was to recognise the achievements of those involved in the local grassroots sporting scene.

Winners of the Harborough Mail Sports Awards 2015 celebrate on stage during the presentations at the Three Swans Hotel.'PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER

Winners of the Harborough Mail Sports Awards 2015 celebrate on stage during the presentations at the Three Swans Hotel.'PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER

The big winner on the night was 11-year-old kickboxer Amber Jukes who was crowned Junior Sportswoman and took the overall Market Harborough Building Society Choice Award for 2015.

Special guests on the night were Gemma Hillier-Moses and Caitlin Roper who gave inspirational talks on their careers in athletics and triathlon.

This year’s winners in full were:

Sportswoman of the Year - Tabitha Copson

Sportsman of the Year Award – George Thornton

Junior Sportsman - Thomas Dixon

Junior Sportswoman - Amber Jukes

Sports Leader of the Year - Lily Mills

Unsung Hero Award - Mick Vale

Sports Personality of the Year Award - Vic Barnett

Team of the Year – Robert Smyth Academy Rugby Ambassador Team

Inspire a Generation - Brian Corcoran and Amy Kingston

The Disabled Sports Personality - Donald McClean and Adam Spencer

Market Harborough Building Society Choice Award winner for 2015 - Amber Jukes

For more see this week’s Harborough Mail.