Islanders Celebrate Scilly’s Sporting Achievements

sports awards 2014Organisers of the second Isles of Scilly Sports Awards say they’re delighted that £1,400 has been raised for the Adam Mallon Sports Fund.

76 islanders attended the event on Saturday night. It generates cash to support Scilly youngsters, with the cost of mainland-based sports participation or training.

During the evening Scilly Lottery manager Suze McCulloch presented a £1,000 cheque from the islands’ community lottery to further boost the Adam Mallon fund.

The six hour long awards evening, sponsored by Radio Scilly, paid tribute to the best islands sportsmen and sportswomen.

The Best Sporting Achievement Award went to Dave Mumford and Billy Jackman.

Last summer they undertook a gruelling 44-mile ultra-marathon between the Lizard and Land’s End. They did it to raise money for charter flights, which will allow disabled islander Judy Purkiss to travel home to see her St Mary’s family.

St Mary’s Aikido club won Sports Club of the Year. The group, managed by Chris Hall, has been one of the sporting successes in Scilly in the last year and has developed women’s sessions to complement their junior and male classes at the Sports Hall.

They were awarded a £200 prize from the Star Castle Hotel.

Pete Marshall, organiser of the Tresco Triathlon was recognised for his contribution to sport in Scilly.

The Coaches of the Year were Cath Sherris and Sonia Fletcher for their work with junior gig rowing.

Harry Stone was named Young Sports Person of the Year for his Welsh judo and National Championships wins and for making the national judo team.