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Sports Awards 2018

The Bedford Sports Awards has become a key date in the local sporting calendar, with athletes, coaches and clubs all gathered to celebrate the dedication, hard work and successes over the year.

The event, organised by Bedford Borough Council, was held on Monday 10th December at the Bedford Corn Exchange. Over 90 nominations were received across 10 categories, with a panel of 18 judges deciding on this year’s final winners.

Judging takes into account the huge diversity in the size, profile and resources available to our local clubs, individuals and teams to ensure that all nominations have an equal chance of winning, with specified criteria used for each award.

The Adults Sports Personality of the Year went to Alex Edwards for his achievements in Freestyle Kayak, representing Great Britain at the highest level. Bedford Hockey Club Girls’ Under 16s won the Sports Team of the Year, having become the most successful junior team in the club’s history after winning the Tier 2 Midlands Area finals competition in April this year.

Cllr Sarah-Jayne Gallagher, Portfolio for Leisure and Culture at Bedford Borough Council said: “Congratulations to all the nominees and winners of this year’s Sports Awards. These Awards have been running locally for over 20 years, and it’s always fantastic to see the range of nominations that come in and hear about the commitment and achievements of local athletes, teams, clubs and coaches.”

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