Mayor's awards for Hillingdon's star sportsmen and women

On target: The mayor with members of Hillingdon Archery Club

On target: The mayor with members of Hillingdon Archery Club

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OUTSTANDING sports achievers were honoured at the Mayor's Sports Awards at the Civic Centre on Tuesday night.

The winners were:
Clive Hamilton award for outstanding volunteer, Paul Nugent, Football
Paul has been coaching in the Hayes and Harlington area for more than 10 years.

Coach of the Year, Dave Hemmings, Hillingdon Swimming Club

Club of the Year, Hillingdon Archery Club

Team of the Year, Hillingdon U14s Cricket Club

Disability Sports Person of the Year, Sophie Grey, Swimming

Young Volunteer of the Year, Namutallah Ahmadi (Barnhill CH)

Mayor's Cup for Sports Person of the Year, Matt Fayers, Athletics.

Successful teams from the London Youth Games were also awarded with a prize.

This year's Gold Bursary winners were also announced. They are:

Sky Draper, triathlete

Peter Whelan, ski cross racer

Natasha Baker, paralympic dressage champion

Matt Fayers, Mayor's Cup for Sports Person of the Year

Luke Spain, swimmer

Jack Kirby, athletics.

The bursary is designed to provide support to an athlete with huge sporting potential to represent Great Britain in international championships.

These include the 2014 Commonwealth Games, 2016 Olympics and Paralympics and other sports specific world championships.

Previous Hillingdon-funded athletes include paralympians Natasha Baker and Andrew Lapthorne.

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