Dave Bullas Secondary School Games Award 2013 - Rushcliffe School With a range of sporting and non-sporting competitions during the school year, Rushcliffe School once again dominated numerous events on the Rushcliffe Schools Competition calendar with no fewer than 8 teams qualifying for the Winter and Summer editions of the Nottinghamshire School Games. With an impressive haul of 1 Gold and 4 silver medals, the school continues to enhance its reputation as a strong sporting school.

Club of the Year - Nottingham Rowing Club Nottingham Rowing Club has members from 12 to 85. The club boasts 12 international rowers. The club successfully applied for funding from Sport England, Rushcliffe Borough Council and Notts County Council to build a new training centre and buy new boats on Trentside. In 2013, the club has won over 100 trophies.

Volunteer of the Year 2013 - Lisa Dickinson Lisa has volunteered at Rushcliffe parkrun from its inception in October 2012 and regularly took on many roles from timekeeper to recording the finishing positions. By February 2013 she was Race Director, responsible for the administration of the entire event, including volunteer management. Lisa has trained and mentored additional Run Directors and her dedication and commitment is undoubtedly instrumental in the success of Rushcliffe parkrun.

Junior Volunteer of the Year 2013 – Joint Winners Harry Townsend and Tom Burrows. Neither could make the ceremony on the night. Harry Townsend - The South Wolds Academy got external funding for the school sports council to deliver many projects. Tom Burrows - The South Wolds Academy secured funding for the school sports council too for many projects.

Junior Sportsperson of the Year 2013 - Ellie Downie - Gymnastics Making a remarkable comeback from injury, Ellie had a wonderful year. British champion on vault in March, she was a member of the Great Britain team who claimed a team silver medal at the European Youth Olympics in July. At the same event, Ellie then went on to make history by becoming the first female British gymnast to win gold on vault at the event.

We got 59 pledges for the WRC at this year's Rushcliffe Sports Awards. Here is a picture of the Nottingham Rugby team, Dan Montagu and Billy Robinson and the Edwalton Primary School boys.

Community Coach of the Year Award 2013 - Andrew Zawadzki – Bingham Penguins Swimming Club Andrew is a reliable and enthusiastic young coach at Bingham Penguins Swimming Club and NOVA disability squad. He uses his own experiences as a top class swimmer to provide quality training programmes. Andrew has completed his Level 2 coaching qualification. At the end of 2012, he was accepted onto the Notts County Council’s Talented Coaches Programme.

Junior Team of the Year 2013 - Nottingham Rowing Club Junior Double Sculls In July 2013, junior rowers Rowan Law and Connor Gamble competed in the Junior National Championships where they defeated major rowing clubs and public schools to win the British double sculls junior title. The boys delivered a very decisive performance to claim the title with Rowan racing two years up and Connor competing one year above himself.

Performance Coach of the Year 2013 - Dez Atkins – Nottingham Rowing Club Dez coaches Nottingham Rowing Club’s women squad. He helped deliver a record breaking year for the club where the women set up new records at the Fours Tideway Head and the Tideway Eights Head. They won three medals at the Queen’s Jubilee Regatta in Windsor Great Park and four medals at Women’s Henley. They also won three medals at the Home Counties International.

Disabled Sportsperson of the Year 2013 - Oliver Pratley - Swimming Oliver is a committed and hardworking member of Bingham Penguins – he also swims for NOVA disability squad. Oliver has competed in many competitions and won a number of medals in 2013 including 1 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze at the European Downs Championship in April and 1 gold and 1 bronze medal at the Special Olympics Summer Games in August.

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