Gloucestershire Sports Awards 2017 – The Finalists

Some of Gloucestershire’s best sports teams and individuals will be celebrated at the annual Sports Awards evening hosted by the Cheltenham Racecourse in the prestigious Gold Cup Suite on Thursday.

It’s been a successful year for Gloucestershire sports. Gloucester Rugby and Hartpury RFC have enjoyed success in Europe and getting in to the Championship respectively, Forest Green Rovers were promoted to the Football League and the University of Gloucestershire’s sports teams are showing promise.

As well as sports teams, there are individual athletes up for awards. Most notably is a Marathon runner who has ran 800 official marathons, currently holds six world records and has raised over £2500 for charity and isn’t even an athlete by profession.

Steve Edwards has been running marathons since 1981 and has to fit training and competitions in around his job in IT.



The list of finalists for each award is below.

Coach of the Year           

Daisy Manuel

Jon Pitman

Mark Cornwell


Community Club of the Year      

Almost Athletes

Cheltenham Powerchair FC

Tewkesbury Triathlon Club


Disability Sports Performer of the Year  

Alex Hume

Phoebe Pine

Piers Gilliver


Junior Team of the Year

Deer Park Archers Junior Ladies

Hartpury College Junior Football Team

Old Patesians Youth


Outstanding Services to Sport in Gloucestershire              

Paul Baker

Sally Berry

Trevor Large


Professional Sports Personality of the Year          

Akeem Ennis-Brown

Piers Gilliver

Ross Moriaty


Senior Sports Player of the Year

Megan Brazil

Sarah Bern

Steve Edwards


Senior Team of the Year

Forest Green Rovers

Hartpury RFC

University of Gloucestershire Women’s Hockey Team


Young Sports Player of the Year

Harry Bloomfield

Joel Townley

Lucy Mason

Sophie Yorke

Sports Personality of the Year will be announced on Thursday night at the Awards ceremony.

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