Blackpool’s finest sports stars, coaches, clubs and volunteers were honoured for their achievements at the 2014 Altogether Now – a Legacy for Blackpool Community Sports Awards.

Hundreds enjoyed the ceremony at Bloomfield Road on Thursday evening (3 April) where local sports stars from various community clubs and the professional world of sport were honoured. As well as recognising the talent and achievement of individuals, these awards paid tribute to those who selflessly give up so much of their time to allow others the chance to par take in community sport.

All in attendance heard inspirational stories about the commitment and achievement of all the nominees. Full list of winners:

Coach of the Year: Sam Owen, Blackpool Cricket Club

Disability Sports Award: Isaac Towers, Wheelchair Athlete

Community Club of the Year: Blackpool Stanley Rugby League

Team of the Year (Ted Schools Award): Blackpool Cricket Club Under 17’s

Young Volunteer of the Year (age 14-24): Ashleigh Reid, Blackpool Aquatics Amateur Swimming Club

Adult Volunteer of the Year: Susan Marshall, Blackpool Aquatics Amateur Swimming Club

Young Achiever of the Year (age 14-24): Fiona Hockey, pole vault, Blackpool, Wyre & Fylde Athletics Club

Lifetime Achievement:

  • Garry Whittle, Blackpool Aquatics Amateur Swimming Club
  • Graham Pitman, Blackpool Stanley Rugby League
  • Mick Coltman, Bispham Junior Football Federation

Wilkinson Sword: Brian Rose, professional boxer

Altogether Now – a Legacy for Blackpool is a partnership between the NHS in Blackpool (Clinical Commissioning Group and Hospitals Trust); Blackpool Council and Blackpool Football Club. The all-inclusive programme is aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of people in Blackpool, irrespective of age, race, gender or ability through increased physical activity, lifestyle changes and an awareness of the role mental health and wellbeing play in overall health.