Youngsters net their prizes

Katie Cooper gets her award from the Mayor. The shield sponsors are Seward Precision.
Katie Cooper gets her award from the Mayor. The shield sponsors are Seward Precision.

More than 180 people gathered to celebrate sporting achievements at the Longridge Netball presentation evening, held at St Wilfred’s Club recently.

The sports personality of the year went to Katie Morley. volunteer of the year was Nicola White, and the coaches’ players of the years were Victoria Greer, Mary Kho, Katie Cooper and Emily Williams.

The player’s players of the year were Lucie Millington, Evie O’Donnell, Zoe Simpson and Sally Seed.

Jessica Burgess and Emma Cleaver were recognised for their endeavour, and Lucy McKevitt and Beth Adamson were awarded trophies for their improvement over the past 12 months. Training awards went to Olivia Askam, Emily Lawrence, Rachael Barton and Leah Wareing.

Head coach Jacqueline Monks said: “Regardless of age and abilities, the girls turn up week in, week out, to train hard and play games both at the sports centre and various leagues. They’re all a credit to the club.

“It was a difficult choice this year to pick the girls that deserve the awards as they all always give their best.”

After the awards presentation, there was a hot pot and hot dog supper, followed by a disco.

A raffle was also held, raising a total of £300, which the club has boosted to £600, which will go to the Ollie and Jade charity, Longridge First Responders and Derian House.

The club has thanked Mayor David Moon and his wife for attending and presenting awards.