Devon Sports Awards 2006

On Thursday 18th May 2006, the Tiverton Hotel hosted the annual Devon Sports Awards ceremony. Hosted by Westcountry TV’s Mark Tyler, the event attracted over 150 nominations for sports coaches, officials and volunteers across the county.

Paralympic Silver Medallist Darren Westlake was the guest of honour, presenting awards to 31 finalists including 12 category winners and a host of highly commended individuals. The full list of awards can be seen in the table below.

All the individual category winners were considered for the final award of the evening - Outstanding Services to Sport in Devon. For all her commitment, enthusiasm and support to gymnastics in the last 30 years the award was presented to Yvonne Budd.

Category

Finalist

Sport

Senior Coach – Male

Andy Banks – Winner

Will Hawkyard

Paul Whiting

Diving

Rowing

Table Tennis

Senior Coach – Female

Jo John - Winner

Sue Gullick

Janice Waters

Swimming

Netball

Synchro Swimming

Services to sport in education

Clive Hambly – Winner

Sandra Wood

Danielle Ritchie

Plymouth College

Maynard’s School

Hele’s School

Coach of Disabled Performers

Richard Trewin – Winner

Graham Eyles – Winner

Football

Football

Newly Qualified Coach

Dan Wood – Winner

Stephen Green

Jenny Preece

Golf

Basketball

Trampoline

Young Coach - Male

Jeff Mattick – Winner

Ben Watkins

Kieran Palmer

Swimming

Badminton

Basketball

Young Coach – Female

Samantha Smith – Winner

Rosy Shannon

Claire Grainger

Football

Gymnastics

Netball

Services to Sport – Volunteer

Yvonne Budd – Winner

Raymond Puttick

Derek Walkden

Howard Meadows

Gymnastics

Table Tennis/Badminton

Swimming

Chulmleigh Comm SA

Services to Sport – Officials

Lorraine Beel – Winner

Carol Heagarty – Winner

Gordon Hunt

Kelly Hawkings

Netball

Waterpolo

Badminton

Netball

Services to Sport – Mentor/Tutor

Don Harrison – Winner

Brian Stockwell

Jeff Mattick

Sailing

Aikido

Swimming