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Pav helps celebrate Haringey's sporting achievements

Posted on 23 November 2010  - 12:00

Roman Pavlyuchenko was a special guest as the Borough's top sporting talent took centre stage at the fourth annual Haringey Celebrating Sports Awards.

Pav helps celebrate Haringey's sporting achievements

Roman Pavlyuchenko was a special guest as the Borough's top sporting talent took centre stage at the fourth annual Haringey Celebrating Sports Awards.

The striker joined the Mayor of Haringey, Cllr Eddie Griffith, Ashleigh Nelson, 100m Silver medallist at the World Junior championships, and Martyn Bernard, top British high jumper finalist at the Beijing Olympics and silver medal winner at the 2006 Commonwealth Games, in presenting the awards.

The ceremony, held at Alexandra Palace, was sponsored by Tottenham Hotspur, Pro Active North London, Haringey Sports Development Trust and Everyone's a Winner.

Cllr Dilek Dogus, Cabinet Member for Adult and Community Services, said: "These awards show what great sporting talent we have in the Borough.

"It's great to be able to reward all those hard working volunteers, sports organisations and clubs who do so much to ensure the success of our sports performers."

There were winners for 13 awards and a new award for the Borough's Unsung Sporting Hero.

The winners of the awards are:

Volunteer of the Year
Pamela Davidson

Sports Performer of the Year
Roger Spellane

Junior Sports Performer of the Year
Joshua Philpott

Disabled Sports Performer of the Year
Suleyman Ganidagli

Coach of the Year
Clasford Stirling, MBE

Disabilities Coach of the Year
Glenn Delikan

Junior Volunteer of the Year
Abbie Riley

Disabled Volunteer of the Year
Paul Vickery

Junior Team of the Year
Tottenham Ladies U11 Football Club

Disabled Team of the Year
Pentathlon Team Haringey

Adult Team of the Year
London Blitz American Football Senior Team

Sporting School of the Year
Rhodes Avenue

Club of the Year
Kingfisher Gymnastic Club

The ‘Haringey Unsung Hero' award was given to Tony Millard, who has played a fundamental part in developing sport for disabled people in Haringey for over two decades.

He has helped local young disabled people to fulfil their potential, including three local pupils from the Vale School in Tottenham being called up to the England Cerebral Palsy Football U18 and full international squads.

Young sports volunteers were also honoured with the ‘Step into Sport' awards being presented. A selection of Haringey's Sports Scholars received their certificates on the night.