Fantastic night for all at the President’s Evening with everyone having the chance to have some fun for all their hard work and effort from the past 12 months. Steve Darkins, our Club President was present to hand out the awards on the evening, and everyone was pleased to see him back in action at the Club.
Award Winners 2016
Most Improved – Splash Squads
Boy – Joe Lynam
Girl – Olivia Drury
Endeavour Award – Splash Squads
Boy – Oliver Ward
Girl – Emily Espin
Team Trophy Award: 15/U Boys
Charlie Palmer, Lewis Wright, Ethan Hulme, Jake Gaskin & Tom Ingram
Butterfly Award: Leah Burgin-Rawson
Backstroke Award: William Foster
Breaststroke Award: Lewis Wright
Freestyle Award: Charlie Palmer
Most Improved Junior Boy: Ellis Haddon
Most Improved Junior Girl: Eja Coe
Most Improved Senior Boy: William Wright
Most Improved Senior Girl: Sophie King
Commitment Award: Samantha Stafford
Poolside Assistance: ALL
Leah Woodhead, Dale Wilkins, Phil Coe, Abigail Sloan, Abigale King, Samantha Stafford, Lewis Guilfoyle, Sue Rafai.
Jamie Rigby Award: Erin Pickard
Swimmer of the Year: Lewis Brown
After the Presidents Awards there were additional awards to be handed out to those who missed the Presentation Evening to collect their Club Championships awards, and two special awards for Regional Honours and Long Service.
Lewis Wright received his Regional Award after competing in numerous events at the 2016 East Midlands Championships earlier in the year.
Lesley Gilbert, Splash Squads Coordinator received her Long Service Award. Lesley gives up a lot of her time to coach the children in the Splash Squads and attends nearly every training session to help the Club continue to produce the best swimmers in the County and beyond. The committee and coaching team thought it was vital to show our appreciation to Lesley who has been involved in the Club and swimming on a wider scale for many years. Thank you for your time from everybody at Ilkeston SC!
Well done to everyone