Sunday 29th June 2003


By Stephen McCartney of www.kentishfootball.co.uk

This year’s Junior Sports Achievement Awards, organised by Tunbridge Wells Borough Council’s Leisure Services, were held at the Assembly Hall.

The annual event aims to recognise the sporting achievements of talented and committed young individuals and teams that are based in the Tunbridge Wells borough.  Each category winner received a shield and the runner up a medal donated by Buss Murton Solicitors, Daisy Fletcher and Angley School, a Sports College.  The results of the seven categories were:

Individual Sports Achiever Awards for the under 12s:

Winner:         Joanna Hall (diving)

Runner Up:    Isis Clegg-Vinell (gymnastics)

Individual Sports Achiever Awards for the under 16s:

Winner:         Chloe Dunmall (table-tennis)

Runner Up:    George Lintern (baseball)

Individual Sports Achiever Award for the under 21s:

Winner:         Lee Lower (athletics)

The Daisy Fletcher Award – Overcoming Adversity:

Winner:         Vanessa Potter (boccia)

The Buss Murton Junior Team of the Year Award:

Winner:         TWGGS Gymnastics Squad

Runner Up:    Tunbridge Wells Rugby Club under 13s

The Buss Murton Outstanding Service to Sport Award:

Winner:         Vic Court (judo)

Runner Up:    Carol Mitchell (basketball)

New Award – from Angley School A Sports College – Junior Sports Leader Award:

Winner:         Phillip Gower (football)

Runner Up:    Sophie Mead (netball)

A number of training grants funded by Tunbridge Wells Borough Council, the King Charles School Old Boys’ Association, Angley School and Buss Murton Solicitors were awarded to various nominees to assist them financially with future competition and training costs.  They were awarded to Joanna Hall, Isis Clegg-Vinell, Chloe Dunmall, George Lintern, Lee Lower, Phillip Gower, Sophie Mead, Emily King (judo), Nicholas Sharp (judo) and Rebecca Woodford.

A Tunbridge Wells Borough Council Leisure Guide is now available from your local Council buildings, libraries, doctors, dentists, parks, cafes, and Tourist Information Centres.

The guide details a large number of leisure opportunities that take place in the Tunbridge Wells area.

The aim of the guide is to ensure that all people living in the Borough of Tunbridge Wells have the opportunity to enjoy life to the full.

The guide includes:

Assembly Hall Theatre
Parks and Play areas
Holiday Activities for Young People
Sports Centres

James Scholes, Portfolio Holder for Leisure Services said: “We are really pleased with the new Leisure Guide.  Not only does it look fantastic, it contains a wide range of information to assist residents to lead a healthy lifestyle.”

If you would like a copy of the Leisure Guide you can collect one from the previously mentioned venues or contact Sarah Bird on 01892 526 121 ext 3244.

Meanwhile, Tunbridge Wells Borough Council gave a grant of £30,000 to Tunbridge Wells Football Club towards the building of their new clubhouse.