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Medway Sports Awards winners 2016

By Matthew Panting

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.

Maddie Hinch, centre, collects her award from University of Kent Sport's Graham Holmes and Charlotte Evans, the 2014 winner. Picture Andy Jones

Maddie Hinch, centre, collects her award from University of Kent Sport's Graham Holmes and Charlotte Evans, the 2014 winner. Picture: Andy Jones

“As a keeper you do get the limelight sometimes but you also spend a lot of time just standing there.”

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

Team of the Year - Holcombe Hockey Club Mens 1sts. Picture Andy Jones

Team of the Year - Holcombe Hockey Club Mens 1sts. Picture: Andy Jones



Junior Team of the Year
GOLD Pilgrim School Table Tennis Team
SILVER Rainham Mark Under-13 Girls Handball Team
BRONZE Hollands and Blair Hurricanes

Junior Team of the Year - Pilgrims Table Tennis. Picture Andy Jones

Junior Team of the Year - Pilgrims Table Tennis. Picture: Andy Jones

Primary School of the Year
GOLD Delce Academy
SILVER Horsted Primary School
BRONZE The Pilgrim School

Primary School Team of the Year - Delce Academy. Picture Andy Jones

Primary School Team of the Year - Delce Academy. Picture: Andy Jones

Secondary School of the Year
GOLD Brompton Academy
SILVER The Rowans
BRONZE Greenacre Academy

Brompton Academy won Secondary School Team of the Year. Picture Andy Jones

Brompton Academy won Secondary School Team of the Year. Picture: Andy Jones

Official of the Year
GOLD Vic Pratt
SILVER Michelle Ray
BRONZE Paul Caller

Vic Pratt was named official of the year. Picture Andy Jones

Vic Pratt was named official of the year. Picture: Andy Jones

Unsung Hero
GOLD Jackie Hubbard
SILVER Jon Rye
BRONZE Steve Williamson

Unsung of the Year - Jackie Hubbard. Picture Andy Jones

Unsung of the Year - Jackie Hubbard. Picture: Andy Jones



Coach of the Year
GOLD Dean Ratcliffe - Triathlon
SILVER Mark Roughsedge – Wheelchair Rugby League
BRONZE Lou Saunders - Cheerleading

Dean Ratcliffe was Coach of the Year. Picture Andy Jones

Dean Ratcliffe was Coach of the Year. Picture: Andy Jones

Junior Club of the Year
GOLD Anchorians Football Club
SILVER Holcombe Hockey Club
BRONZE Medway Mermaids Synchronised Swimming Club

Anchorians FC were Junior Club of the Year. Picture Andy Jones

Anchorians FC were Junior Club of the Year. Picture: Andy Jones

Club of the Year
GOLD Anchorians Hockey Club
SILVER Holcombe Hockey Club
BRONZE Medway Tri

Anchorians Hockey Club won Club of the Year. Picture Andy Jones

Anchorians Hockey Club won Club of the Year. Picture: Andy Jones



Junior Sportsperson of the Year
GOLD Miri Taylor - Football
SILVER Madi Rowlands - Skiing
BRONZE Molly Harvey - Judo

Miri Taylor's mum Debbie collected her Junior Sportsperson of the Year. Picture Andy Jones

Miri Taylor's mum Debbie collected her Junior Sportsperson of the Year. Picture: Andy Jones

Sportsperson of the Year
GOLD Maddie Hinch - Hockey
SILVER Kat Driscoll - Trampolining
BRONZE Simon Negus – Taekwondo Poomsae

Maddie Hinch is interviewed by Eleanor Oldroyd after winning Sportsperson of the Year. Picture Andy Jones

Maddie Hinch is interviewed by Eleanor Oldroyd after winning Sportsperson of the Year. Picture: Andy Jones

Hall of Fame
Paul Nihill

Cllr Alan Jarrett with Paul Nihill. Picture Andy Jones

Cllr Alan Jarrett with Paul Nihill. Picture: Andy Jones

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