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Grant Update - Laura - Running...

Laura recently took part in the National Road relays in Birmingham. Her leg ranked her in the top 25 Senior women individually and helped her team to victory: Their fourth national road title in a row and total 11th in 12 years. Congratulations and keep up the incredible work.... Read More

Grant Update - Liam - Fencing...

Liam travelled to Liberec in the Czech Republic last weekend (6th Oct 2018) for the first European Under 14 fencing competition of the new season. He was up against competitors from the home nation, Germany, Slovenia and Poland. After the preliminary poule stages he had won 9 fights and lost just the 1. In the knockout stages he convincingly beat a fencer from Germany in the round of 64 setting up a match against an experienced local fencer. Coming from... Read More

Surrey Youth Games - Volunteer of the Year...

Julie Mayo - Netball For the 10th year running Julie, has stepped in to lead netball training sessions for the Surrey Youth Games. Last year she led and mentored a team of six volunteers so that over sixty five girls, none of whom were members of a netball club, could benefit from 1.5 hours a week for 8 weeks of their favourite school sport. In 2017 Reigate & Banstead took 4 teams to the games. The older u13 girls 1st team,... Read More

Club of the Year...

Reigate Priory Hockey Club (Runner-up: Sovereign Gymnastics Club) The club and its twenty teams had another highly successful season. It has nine colts league teams across various girls and boys age groups from under 10’s to under 16’s although coaching starts from school year two. The club encourages colts from age 14 to then integrate into adult teams and develop their sport and social skills. This season the club had four mens and five ladies teams, the youngest player being 14 and... Read More

Young Sports Persons of the Year...

Megan Matthews - Livingwell Taekwondo (Runner-Up: Katie Mackison) Megan has been training in taekwondo since she was 6 years old. She has achieved black belt (due to be tested for 2nd dan) and has competed and medalled nationally and represented GB in the national Poomsae (non-contact) team internationally. Her ambition is to teach and make people aware of anyone who has any kind of disability physical or mentally challenged. She has twice travelled to Srilanka with Livingwell Taekwondo to help the less... Read More

Team Of the Year...

Chipstead Rugby Football Club 1st Team (Runner-up: YMCA East Surrey Boccia Club - Wildcats A Team) A great team formed largely of ex-club junior players who have stepped up. They were recently promoted from the Surrey II league to Surrey I finishing 5th in the league. They were regional champions in the RFU Junior Vase competition and reached the semi-final of the National RFU Junior Vase, losing to South Molton. Their next game would have been at Twickenham. Our warmest thanks to KD... Read More

Club Official of the Year...

Val Knight - Reigate Priory Bowling Club (Runner-Up: John Wilson - Old Reigatians Hockey Club) Val is pivotal to the successful running of Reigate Priory Bowling Club (RPBC). She keeps our Club’s constitution up to date, records Health & Safety requirements, handles new member applications, ensures members’ queries are directed to the responsible club official and a host of other administrative requirements. Val led and championed the process for the club to achieve its Clubmark accreditation in July. She was not only... Read More

Coach of the Year...

Jane Lanaway - Maxforce Trampoline & DMT Club (Runner-Up: Jimmy Skitt - Reigate Priory Cricket Club) Jane is an amazing, dedicated and highly qualified level 4 trampoline and level 5 DMT coach. She is the head coach at Max Force and has achieved an amazing year of medals and titles. At the national league finals last held in December 2017 Maxforce performers coached by her took 11 top 10 positions across the age groups and categories. They had two age group champions... Read More

Young Volunteer of the Year - The Robin Elsdon-Dew Trophy...

Alex Adams - Reigate Women FC  Alex is a dedicated helper at Reigate Women FC. He is there every week, coaching, supporting and guiding the players. As our numbers have grown since the club was founded, so his responsibilities have grown. He is too young (15) to do any FA coaching courses yet, but he is laying the groundwork early and is a real asset to the club. Our warmest thanks to Surrey Playing Fields for sponsoring this award.... Read More

Volunteer of the Year...

Chris Mitchell - Reigate Priory Hockey Club (Runner-Up: Mike Griffin - Merstham Cricket Club) At Reigate Priory Hockey Club Chris has been a long-standing volunteer, official, organiser, umpire, coach, player and committee member. He has been head of girls colts and mini colts for a number of years where the club has been seen to thrive and increase the number of colts developing into playing members in the adult sides. During the week he will take several colts’ training sessions, umpire or... Read More

Young Boys Team of the Year...

Reigate Priory Cricket Club Boys Under 15’s ESC Team (Runner-Up: Banstead Cricket Club u13) This team had an excellent 2018 season topping their league undefeated, a first ever league win for this squad since forming at u6. This squad have lost almost no players for 9 years, a testament to the boys’ unwavering commitment and camaraderie. Credit goes also to the coaching team who have been involved since u6. The team has performed at a high level throughout 2018 and has demonstrated... Read More

Young Girls Team of the Year...

South Park Girls Under 12’s (Runner-Up: Reigate Priory Cricket Club Girls u15) Last year the same group of girls won only 1 game, only scored 9 goals and conceded over 100 goals. This season they have won the title losing only 1 game and only conceding 8 goals scoring 60 goals. The girls reached the semi-final of the cup from 37 teams, the lowest ranked team to ever get that far. It’s been a dream season for the team beating Crystal Palace... Read More