The Guernsey Sports Commission were delighted to host its annual Sporting Achievement Awards at Beau Sejour Leisure Centre on 10th January 2019. Celebrating some of the memorable and excellent achievements of some of Guernsey’s best sportsmen and sportswomen in 2018.
With over 450 guests, the evening was hosted by Adrian Gidney on behalf of the Guernsey Sports Commission. Special guest Matt Le Tissier presented the trophies to the 2018 winners and Tony Curr interviewed the Le Tissier family. The Sports Commission are extremely grateful to Matt Le Tissier and family for very informative and interesting interviews, discussing various topics of growing up in sport and the impact social media can have on young professionals. Eleven awards were handed out over the evening to very deserving winners.
The Guernsey Sports Commission Trophy was awarded to Alastair Chalmers from the Guernsey Athletics Club. This is the highest accolade that can be awarded to a sportsperson by the Sports Commission.
The Richard Burton Salver award is presented to a sportsman for an outstanding individual achievement, this was won by Bradley Watson for Boxing.
The Guernsey Brewery Salver award is presented to a sportswoman for an outstanding individual achievement, this was won by Maya Le Tissier for Football.
The Sir John Loveridge Trophy was won by Charlton Gauvain for Football, for making an impressive amount of progress throughout the year.
The Dave Dorey Memorial Trophy winner was Paul Ingrouille from the Guernsey Athletics Club, for continuous contribution to the club for many years.
The Guernsey Sports Commission Team Trophy (over 4 competitors) was won by the Guernsey Raiders for Rugby, celebrating a great team performance.
The Baroness Tani Grey-Thompson Trophy for the Para-Sport Athlete with a Physical Impairment was awarded to Sarah Whitchurch for her swimming achievements.
The Guernsey Sports Commission Small Team Trophy (under 4 competitors) was won by the Women’s SEAA Road Relay Team from the Guernsey Athletics Club, for their overall team performance.
The Sport Guernsey and Nautical Guernsey Shield winner was Karl Marshall from Motor Sport, for outstanding event organisation.
The Beau Sejour Trophy was won by the Guernsey Panthers Under 14s for Netball, for an outstanding team performance.
The Lambourne Shield was awarded to Sam Culverwell for Cycling, for an outstanding individual sporting achievement during 2018.