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SPORTS AWARDS: Ladies lead the way
1:00pm Thursday 1st November 2012 in Sport
Bicester Hockey Club have been nominated for team of the year in the 2012 Oxfordshire Sports Awards.
Their ladies’ first XI have made the shortlist after clinching back-to-back promotions.
A variety of sports will battle it out for honours in the event, which run by the Oxfordshire Sports Partnership and with the Bicester Advertiser’s sister paper, the Oxford Mail, official media partners.
Golfer, Andrew Gardiner, who plays at Bicester, is in the running for the disability sports award.
And Shirley Johnson, of Launton Ladies Football Club, has been shortlisted for the unsung hero award.
Tickets for the evening are now on general sale, and can be purchased at oxfordshiresport.org/sportsawards2012 or email her at zo’firstname.lastname@example.org.
SHORTLIST Sportsman of year: Jack Brooks (cricket), Lawrence Clarke (athletics), Andrew Triggs Hodge (rowing).
Sportswoman of year: Lily van der Broecke (rowing), Kathy Hawes (bowls), Dawn Williams (triathlon).
Team of year: Bicester Hockey Club ladies 1st XI, Oxford City Football Club 1st team, Oxfordshire Ladies Cricket team.
Club of year: Banbury Rugby Club, Challow Netball Club, Higher Energy Trampoline Club.
Coach of year: Tessa Horn (netball), Yolanda Owen (netball), Jane Parkinson (badminton).
Junior sportsperson of year: Elliot Harvey (karting), Holly Lay (rifle shooting), Michael Wakelin (skater hockey).
Disability sports award: Rosie Bancroft (swimming), Andrew Gardiner (golf), Jeremy Bristoe (rugby).
Junior team of year: Banbury girls under 13 cricket team, Team Cherwell junior triathlon team, Wallingford rowing club J16 scullers.
Unsung hero: Chris Bazeley (athletics), Paul Duester (cricket), Shirley Johnson (football).
Young volunteer: Amy Cooper (athletics), Tom Guntrip (cricket), Ben Webb (cycling).
* all shortlists were drawn up from nominations received.