Adcocks pick up MK’s Sports Personality prize

MK Sports Achiever of the Year. Pic: MRCPhoto
MK Sports Achiever of the Year. Pic: MRCPhoto

Chris and Gabby Adcock were among the award winners at the annual Milton Keynes Sports Achiever of the Year awards.

Badminton’s golden couple lifted the Sports Personality of the Year award, in recognition of their mixed doubles gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

For the first time this year, the ‘Sport in Art’ award was handed out to IDI Gazeley for their innovative ‘Leaping Man’ statue on the A421, depicting Greg Rutherford’s gold medal long jump from 2012.

Among the special guests on the night was Sebastian Vettel’s world championship winning Red Bull Racing RB6 from 2010.

Chair of Sport Milton Keynes Marie Collins MBE described the event as the best yet.

She said: “A lot of this success is down to Suzanne Williams and Karl Saunders and their team from Chameleon in Linford Wood.

“They have produced a spectacular production for us. This together with our own dedicated volunteers and generous sponsors has made this a brilliant evening.”

Winners:

Boys under 18 Award: Kayne Stanway, Ski MK Race Team

Girls under 18 Award: Fee Teng Liew, Vampires Badminton

Men over 18 Award: Ben Aldred, MK Canoe Club

Women over 18 Award: Devon Byrne, Marshall MK Athletic Club

Disabled Man Award: Josh Sprules, Bletchley Rugby Club

Disabled Girl Award: Tyler-Leigh Patmore, MK BMX Racing Club

Special School Award: Slated Row School

Primary School Award: Hanslope Primary School

Secondary School Award: Denbigh School

Coach of the Year Award: Jenny Christmas, MK Springers Gymnastics Club

Team of the Year Award: Stantonbury Campus Boys Badminton Team

Service to Sport Award: Alex Ferrada, MK BMX Racing Club

Club of the Year Award: MK BMX Racing Club

Volunteer of the Year Award: Alan Armitage, Arabian School of Gymnastics

Sports Personality of the Year: Chris and Gabby Adcock

Sport in Art Award: IDI Gazeley, Leaping Man Sculpture