News from a former diver Sam – previously a member of our Skills squad

Last summer Sam was nominated by his sports teacher for Junior School Sportsman of the Year. The nomination addressed his motivation, commitment to trampolining and diving and his successes up to July 2018.

Following this, his nomination was then put forward to Active Rutland Junior sportsman of the year.


We are proud to announce that Sam won this prestigious award in November 2018 and is currently Rutland junior sportsman of the year!
“Local sports stars of all ages have been recognised at this year’s Active Rutland Community Sports Awards".

Now in their seventh year, the awards champion outstanding athletes, coaches, volunteers, sports clubs, participants and projects within Rutland – recognising people for their hard work, commitment and sporting success over the past year.

Following a rigorous judging process, the winners and runners up for this year’s awards were named at a special ceremony at Greetham Valley Hotel on 14 November.

A total of 16 awards presented on the night, recognising young people, adults and sports clubs that make an outstanding contribution to sport in Rutland.

Winners on the night were:
Junior Sportsman of the Year
Winner: Sam …”

Sam went on to be shortlisted for the Leicester Mercury Junior Sportsman of the year and attended the award ceremony and dinner at the Leicester Tigers stadium on 17th January 2019. He was awarded Junior Sportsman of the year Runner up! – what a fantastic achievement! Well done Sam -we are very proud of you and wish you every success for the future!

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Leicester Mercury Sports Awards 2018: Junior Sportsman of the Year Runner up.