By Jamie Arrowsmith Thursday 07 February 2013 Updated: 11/02 12:54
DROITWICH Dolphins handed out their end of season awards when the annual presentation evening took place at Droitwich High School.
CEO of the Amateur Swimming Association David Sparkes OBE kicked off the event with a short speech which included an inspirational story about British Olympic swimmer Hannah Miley. He was joined by Deputy Mayor Coun Tom Noyes and manager of Droitwich Leisure Centre Tim Kirkham to hand out the awards.
After the awards for the Betty George and Frank Hawkins Diddy Gala were presented, certificates were then awarded for achievements at the club’s Age Group and Championships.
It was then time for the Club’s Special Awards chosen by the coaches and they went to: Zenalan girls (Junior Endeavour and Improvement) Jordan West; Zenalan boys (Junior Endeavour and Improvement) George Grech; Hillson Trophy - Best Newcomer (boys) Matthew Richards; Harrison Trophy - Best Newcomer (girls) Anja Kristy; Egglesfield Shield (most successful county performance) - shared by Joe Essery and Ruth Hadley; Wright Trophy (girls) - (Senior improvement, commitment to training and attitude) Shannon Taylor-Adams; George Trophy (boys) Chris Jenkinson; Lloyd Trophy - (most improved swimmer in the year) Rebecca Hadley.
Head Coach Chris Hadley summarised the club’s achievements over the last 12 months before welcoming new coaches Sharon Harding and Stephen Nock to the team. He also announced the new club captains for the coming year with Chris Jenkinson and Niamh Harding being named Senior Captains, supported by Vice Captains Anthony Redfern and Shannon Taylor-Adams. The Junior Club Captains are Elena Davidson and James Clews.
Presentations were then made for Victrix and Victor Ludorum to the girl and boy achieving most championship points in the Club Championships.
Ruth Hadley obtained maximum points for the girls and Anthony Redfern achieved the top score for the boys.
Ruth and Anthony, together with Robin Williams, were also presented a recognition award from the Worcester County Swimming Association. They received a county badge which is only presented to those swimmers who have represented the County on five occasions.
The final presentations were made by Club Chairman Rosalien Biddle, to Lesley Houlston, who still continues to coach for the club despite her two children now being at University. Recently-retired coach, Lynne West, was given an Honorary Lifelong Membership of Droitwich Dolphins in recognition of her hard work for the club over many years.
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