A MULTI-talented teenager from Malvern was among the winners at this year’s Herefordshire and Worcestershire Sports Awards.

Lucy Walton picked up the aspiring talent award after competing for the England Schools Golf Team as well as England Blue under-17 hockey team.

The sports personality of the year prize went to Hereford FC, claiming 30 per cent of the public vote.

More than 250 amateur and professional sports people, local businesses and dignitaries gathered for the annual event at Sixways, organised by the Herefordshire & Worcestershire Sports Partnership.

Stephen Brewster, chief executive of the Sports Partnership said: “This has been our most successful awards to date.”

Hockey gold-medal winning Rio-Olympian, Kate Richardson-Walsh OBE was guest speaker at the event.

She added: “I am heartened to see the passion for sport that exists within Herefordshire and Worcestershire.”


Aspiring Talent Award: Lucy Walton, England Blue Hockey (U17) and England Schools Golf

Community Club of the Year: Luctonians Sports Club

Community Project of the Year: Bromsgrove Walking Hockey

BBC Power of Sport: Callum Williams, HHFS

Female Coach of the Year: Melinda Bennett, Colwall and Malvern Hockey Club

Male Coach of the Year: John Rees, Malvern Swords Fencing Club & GB Modern Pentathlon

Disabled Sportsperson of the Year: Craig Allen, British Para Table Tennis

Volunteer of the Year: Kevin Parsons, Community Rounders Project

Young Volunteer of the Year: Jacob Ottley, Redditch CC

Unsung Hero: Ian Johnson, Kingsland Mini Hockey / Leominster Hockey Club

Sports School of the Year: Hagley Primary School

Sports Personality of the Year: Hereford FC