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Oadby and Wigston 2017 Awards

Another fantastic evening took place at the 8th annual Oadby and Wigston Awards Evening (Wednesday, 22 November). With over 220 guests and 13 awards handed out to the shining lights of the Borough. The proceedings were commenced by the Mayor of Oadby and Wigston, Cllr Samia Haq, who spoke of the fantastic talent that we have on our doorstep.

This was followed by "Moving Together", an over 55's dance group who brought a sense of flair, skill, and enjoyment to the evening with their Bollywood style. Police Inspector Mike Cawley was then welcomed on stage to present the "Grow Out Crime" Community Award, a scheme designed to raise awareness of the importance of Garden Crime. The marvellous compère for the evening, Gaynor Nash introduced several esteemed guests for the evening, including Tom Brady of the Leicester Tigers.


"Grow Out Crime" Community Award

Winner: Lucas Wayman

Junior Leader / Coach of the Year -


  • Kiam Calow and Callum Hefford
  • Mia Solanki
  • Louis Bishop
  • Little Hill Primary School Lunchtime Helpers

Winner: Mia Solanki

Adult Coach / Instructor / Volunteer of the Year -


  • Carl Walter and Aimee Hill
  • Kris and Kyle Dixon
  • Penny Fielden
  • Sara Davies
  • Mel Semaine

Winner: Sara Davies

Junior Team / Club / Group of the Year -


  • RDC Cheerleaders
  • South Wigston High School Year 10 Netball Team
  • Glenmere Primary School Basketball Team
  • Fairfield Primary School Netball Team
  • Brocks Hill Primary School Cross Country Club

Winner: RDC Cheerleaders

Adult Team / Club / Group of the Year -


  • J & S Day Service
  • RDC Supremacy
  • Parklands Women's Running Group
  • Strong and Steady Group
  • Oadby Granville Tennis Club Men's 1st Team

Winner: RDC Supremacy

This Girl Can Award -

Winner: Linda Bradshaw

Physical Activity Participation Award -


  • Nafeesa Katib
  • Shamshad Ali
  • Maggie Howard
  • David Johnson
  • Margaret Henson
  • Linda Bradshaw

Winner: Maggie Howard

Everyone Active Member of the Year -


  • Tracy Clayton
  • Meena Bagga

Winner: Tracy Clayton (Award collected on her behalf by Sara Davies)

Junior Sportsman of the Year -


  • Rohan Ramphul
  • Tom Derbyshire
  • Seamus Conlon

Winner: Tom Derbyshire

Junior Sportwoman of the Year -


  • Myah Seager
  • Cadie Munday
  • Faye Greenhill
  • Princess Atanda
  • Lilia Boukikova

Winner: Lilia Boukikova

Disabled Sportsperson of the Year -


  • Louise Brett
  • Haseeb Ahmad

Winner: Haseeb Ahmad

Sportsman/woman of the Year -


  • Rohan Bhuhi
  • Hope Warner
  • Zain Girach

Winner: Hope Warner (Award collected on her behalf by her Mother)

Unsung Hero Award for outstanding Contribution to School Sport / Community Sport or Physical Activity -


  • Jo Hextall
  • Brocks Hill Primary School Lunchtime Supervisors

Winner: Jo Hextall

Through these awards, the success of Oadby and Wigston Borough Council's leisure partnership with Everyone Active was celebrated, as well over 50% of the award winners had some form of affiliation with Parklands Leisure Centre (through either possessing free membership via the GO GOLD scheme or basing their club/group at the leisure centre).

Following the conclusion of the awards, the winners of the raffle – kindly provided by Everyone Active – were announced, with prizes including Everyone Active Gym Bag and Rucksack, and free memberships.

Finally, closing words and an excellent summary of the night's celebrations were provided by the Leader of Oadby and Wigston Borough Council, Cllr John Boyce.

Congratulations to all of the fantastic nominees and winners!

A gallery of all of the remaining photos can be found below: