Pudsey’s Olympic gymnast Nile Wilson retained his crown as Sportsman of the Year at the 16th Leeds Sport Awards.
The 22-year-old, who is currently out injured, won the award at the FirstDirect Arena for his five-medal haul at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
The awards not only celebrate sporting achievements, but recognise the contribution of coaches and volunteers from elite performance to grass roots sport.
West Leeds’ Charlie Pyatt, a former PE teacher at Pudsey Crawshaw School who is currently based at Holy Family Primary in Armley, won the Services to PE and School Sport award.
The ceremony was told:
“As the longstanding School Games organiser for West Leeds, Charlie has spent decades delivering a range of tournaments, coaching sessions and activities that allow all school children to participate and compete.
“He works tirelessly to support schools, enabling them to provide competitive opportunities for children with varied abilities. His dedication to school sport, not just in his own region but throughout the whole of Leeds, is exemplary and the exceptional quality of the events he oversees has changed the lives of countless children.”
Boxer Josh Warrington was once again the headline act, taking home the Sporting Pride of Leeds Award following a stunning 2018 that saw him claim the IBF Featherweight title at Elland Road, before winning one of the bouts of the year against Carl Frampton in Manchester.
Leader of Leeds City Council, Cllr Judith Blake said:
“It was a real honour to be at the Leeds Sports Awards to celebrate the achievements of not just our sporting stars, but also importantly so many of our unsung heroes who work so hard in our local communities.”
A full list of winners can be found here.
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