Published: 00:00, 30 December 2016 |
Updated: 11:47, 12 January 2017
Maddie Hinch was named sportsperson of the year at last Friday’s Medway Sports Awards.
The 28-year-old finished third at the Medway Sports Awards two years ago but Hinch’s penalty shoot-out heroics at the Rio Olympics which saw Great Britain win gold, were enough to take top spot this time around.
Hinch said: “Of course it meant a lot to me. I’ve been up for a lot of nominations this year, it has been mental, so to be nominated out of a team performance is extra special.
The awards, expertly hosted by 5 live’s Eleanor Oldroyd, saw sporting talent across Medway recognised during an excellent evening at MidKent College.
Guest of honour was double Olympic gold medal winner Max Whitlock while other guests included Charlotte Evans and Kate French.
Paul Nihill, who competed in four Olympics and won racewalking silver in 1964, became the fourth person inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Anchorians Hockey Club picked up the Medway Messenger-sponsored club of the year award while Unsung Hero Jackie Hubbard was overwhelmed after years of dedication to the sport of korfball were recognised.
Team of the Year
GOLD Holcombe Hockey Men’s First XI
SILVER Medway Ladies RFC
BRONZE Medway Dragons Ladies
Primary School of the Year
GOLD Delce Academy
SILVER Horsted Primary School
BRONZE The Pilgrim School
Secondary School of the Year
GOLD Brompton Academy
SILVER The Rowans
BRONZE Greenacre Academy
Official of the Year
GOLD Vic Pratt
SILVER Michelle Ray
BRONZE Paul Caller
GOLD Jackie Hubbard
SILVER Jon Rye
BRONZE Steve Williamson
Junior Club of the Year
GOLD Anchorians Football Club
SILVER Holcombe Hockey Club
BRONZE Medway Mermaids Synchronised Swimming Club
Club of the Year
GOLD Anchorians Hockey Club
SILVER Holcombe Hockey Club
BRONZE Medway Tri
Sportsperson of the Year
GOLD Maddie Hinch - Hockey
SILVER Kat Driscoll - Trampolining
BRONZE Simon Negus – Taekwondo Poomsae
Hall of Fame
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