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Posted 7th March 2017

The Bradford Sports Awards celebrated the achievements of athletes, coaches, volunteers and schools from the District at the Bradford Hotel last week.

Among the 400 guests in attendance were Bradford City Manager, Stuart McCall,  boxer Mohammad Ali and Bradford Bulls captain Leon Pryce.

Hosted by BBC presented Tanya Arnold and sponsored by Provident for the second successive year, winners included England Rugby League international Elliott Whitehead and Olympic weightlifter Rebekah Tiler.

The ‘Provident Good Neighbour Award’ went to Hilary White, who was also the winner of the Volunteer award for all her work with Bradford Disability Sport & Leisure (BDSL) in the ‘Outstanding Contribution’ category.

Other winners from the Outstanding Contribution category included Paula Dunn, Volunteers of Salts Sports Association for all their work around the Boxing Day floods and Aegon Ilkley Tennis Trophy 2016 for Sporting Highlight 2016.

Horizon Taekwondo Academy and Bradford City Football Club took home prizes in the Senior Achievers category.

Toby Hunter stole the show in the Young Achievers category with his acceptance speech when he won ‘Young Disability Sportsperson’ for his commitment to Bradford Disability Football Club as their number 1 goalkeeper.

Other winners in the Young Achievers category included promising boxer Mohammed Harris Akbar, Paul Milnes Cycles / Bradford Olympic RC and Kateylyn Entwistle who shared their prize for Young Female Sportsperson with Rebekah Tiler.

In the Active Achievers category, awards included the Active School award, justly won by Baildon Church of England Primary School, and Harleen Kaur in the Student Sport – Sportsperson award, the keen Kickboxer from Appleton Academy.

Susan Hinchcliffe, Bradford Council Team Leader, walked on stage to collect the Active Organisation winners trophy, for the Councils nine teams in the Dragon Boat Festival 2016.


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