Speaker Announced for Sporting Achievement Awards

2nd November 2017

The Guernsey Sports Commission are delighted to announce that their special guest at the Sports Awards Evening for 2017 will be Mr. Tim Wotton.

Born in 1971, Tim has lived in South London for the last twenty years and is married to Katie with a son Felix. Tim is a full-time communications consultant, award-winning author, international public speaker and has played field hockey for England. His eyes and heart have been opened by his health struggle with cystic fibrosis (CF) and CF-related diabetes which has been a huge factor in his life, but not one that defines it. Tim was told from an early age that he would not live beyond his 17th birthday. One of the oldest survivors of this crippling disease, How Have I Cheated Death? is a diary of his 39th year, a countdown to the illusive 40. Tim’s memoir won the ‘Best Achievement’ award at the 2015 UK People’s Book Prize.

The Sports Commission are extremely grateful to Cystic Fibrosis Guernsey and Mike Read in particular for securing the services of Tim for what is our special evening to celebrate the triumphs of our competitive sports men and women.

The 2017 awards evening will take place on Thursday 11th January 2018 commencing at 6:30 p.m. in the David Ferguson Hall at Beau Sejour.

Nominations for the 12 awards can be made now and the closing date for nominations is 9:00 a.m. on Monday 11th December 2017. If you are nominating, please ensure that the person or team you are nominating, satisfy the criteria of the award that you are nominating them for.