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Sunday, November 24, 2019

Sporting talent honoured in Llan

* Club of the Year, Ysgol Glan Clwyd U13s girls football team.

Sporting talent from across Denbighshire joined together in Llangollen to celebrate the Denbighshire Community Sports Awards 2019.

The prestigious Denbighshire Sports Awards, now in its 8th year, recognises individuals, teams, schools and clubs for their dedication to local community grass roots sport in the county.

Over 100 nominations were received and the judging panel drew up a final shortlist of 25 finalists, who were invited along with their friends, families and colleagues, to the glittering awards ceremony at Llangollen Pavilion.

Invited guests were treated to a night of celebration, inspirational stories and a speech from special guest, Liz Johnson, who wowed the crowd with her inspirational story of how she became a Paralympic and World Championship Gold Medallist.

Jamie Groves, Managing Director of Denbighshire Leisure Ltd, said: "The Denbighshire community sport awards has helped recognise and share some amazing stories over the last few years and 2019 was no exception. The standard of the nominations this year was outstanding and shows how many talented people we have here in Denbighshire. I pass on my congratulations to all of the winners and to everyone who was shortlisted.”

Denbighshire Leisure, including the Disability Sport Officer and the Active Young People team, work closely with the award nominees and winners, who give up their own time to help improve community sport in Denbighshire.

The event was sponsored by Alliance Leisure and Knights Construction Group, alongside category sponsors Technogym, Denbighshire Education and Children’s Service, Denbighshire Community Housing, XN Leisure, Origin Fitness and Disability Sport Wales, who helped make this event possible.

If you would like to nominate someone for a Denbighshire Community Sport Award 2020, please check the Denbighshire Leisure website in the new year for details.

Junior Sports Performer – Huw Jones
Young Inspiration – Holly Roberts
Sport in School Award – Denbigh High School
Disability Sport Award – Anastasia Blease
Sports performer – Jennifer Broughall
Club of the Year – Ysgol Glan Clwyd Girls under 13s Football Team
Coach of the Year – Jonathon Dawes
Volunteer of the Year – Llio Jones
Lifetime Achievement – Bryn Lloyd Jones

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