Youngsters honoured for sporting talent in Seaford

Seaford Youth Sports Awards
Seaford Youth Sports Awards

Youngsters in Seaford were recognised for their sporting talent at a special awards ceremony.

With 30 nominations, 10 different sports were represented at the Seaford Youth Sports Awards with exceptional young people being nominated for each of five different categories.

Sports vouchers worth £50, £20, £10 and trophies were given to the first, second and third places as well as £200 to the winning club representative, to be used to promote youth sport within that club.

All nominees received a boxed medal. The youngsters were also congratulated by Alex Mills Barton, who sails in Seaford and has sailed for Great Britain and competed at World Championship level.

As well as Sadie Mason, who lives in Seaford and has recently been awarded the MBE for her contributions to sport, having played basketball for England and managed the national women’s basketball team since 2011.

The Martello Rotary Club of Seaford hosted the evening at Seaford Head School and its president Dave Winsor presented the prize for Young Sports Volunteer of the Year, which went to Toby Jaques for trampolining.

The runner-up was Isaac Wiley for karate and third place was Mollie Woodward for trampolining. Pete Leeming, who donated all the trophies and medals, presented the Person Showing Excellent Commitment to their Sport award which went to Joel Funnell for golf. The runner-up was Emily Towner for football and third place went to Oliver Woolmer for karate. Lynton Golds, headteacher of Seaford Head School, presented the prize for The Most Improved Sportsperson of the Year to Charlie Sorrell for golf. Runner-up was Mai Wiley for trampolining and there were two third places which went to Joseph Wilcox for karate and Amelia Fletcher for running. Chris Field presented the prize for Young Sports Team of the Year. The top prize went to the Up’n’Downs Trampoline Team. The last prize was for Young Sportsperson of the Year, presented by Duncan Kerr of Wave Leisure. First place went to Elise van Heuvelen for tennis. Runner-up was Zak Hearsey for cricket and third places went to Ryan Brown for trampolining and Luke Wetherfield for karate.