A celebration of this year’s sporting achievements and success stories

Halifax Courier Sports Awards 2014. All junior catagory winners.
Halifax Courier Sports Awards 2014. All junior catagory winners.

The cream of sporting talent in Calderdale was celebrated at a glittering 2014 Calderdale Sports Awards.

The best sportsmen and women from the borough gathered at The Venue, Barkisland to find out who would be honoured for their sporting achievements over the past 12 months.

Hosted by Pete Emmett and Lee Roberts, hundreds of guests attended the event, including special guest, Yorkshire cricketer Alex Lees, born in Halifax, who brought with him the County Championship trophy.

Two cricket clubs won the first two awards of the evening, with Junior Club of the Year going to Stones Cricket Club and Junior Female Team of the Year awarded to West Yorkshire Girls Cricket U11s.

The other junior awards saw Junior Male Team of the Year given to the Calderdale College Rugby League team, Junior Female Sportsperson of the Year awarded to Felicity 
Raud (all rounder) and 
Junior Male Sportsperson of the Year given to cricketer Toby Thorpe.

After a short interval, the senior awards were then handed out, with Amateur Club of the Year given to Ryburn United FC.

Amateur Female Team of the Year was Halifax Seconds Hockey Team and Amateur Male Team of the Year was Ovenden West Riding 1st Team.

Amateur Female Sportsperson of the Year was Sarah May (duathalon) and Amateur Male Sportsperson of the Year was golfer Nick Marsh. Lee Davis, from the Yorkshire Terriers netball team based at Brooksbank School, won the Coach/Manager of the Year (Juniors), while Danny Megson, from Ovenden West Riding, was awarded Coach/Manager of the Year (Senior).

The judges couldn’t choose between the two nominees for the Outstanding Contribution to Disabled Sports award, so it was shared between Megan Shackleton and Jack Brown. The final awards of the evening saw crown green bowler Robert Hitchen handed the Outstanding Service Award (Player), while ‘Mr Bridgeholme Cricket Club’ Keith Hudson was given the Outstanding Service Award (Non-Player).