Congratulations to Alex Botterill on being awarded the Young Sportsman of the Year in the annual Active York Sports Awards. Alex has achieved a unique feat in ending 2016 as Yorkshire Youths 800 metre champion, North Yorkshire Schools Intermediate 400m champion, English Schools Intermediate 800m champion, Great Britain Home International Schools 800m champion, North of England Youths 800m champion, England Youths 800m champion and UK Schools Games 800m champion.
Recognition should also go to Lucy Hadaway who was nominated in the female section. Lucy won the English Schools long jump title before going on to represent England at the SIAB Home Internationals , winning gold with a 6m jump. Earning a call-up for the North East at the School Games in Loughborough, she scooped a bronze medal. She defended her long jump title at the Yorkshire Championships, setting a new record of 5.89m, beating the previous record that had stood since 1977.