Herefordshire and Worcestershire County Sports Partnership Awards

Scott Ballard-Ridley receives his award at the Worcestershire CSP Awards ceremony

The Herefordshire and
Worcestershire top sports people were unveiled at a glittering awards ceremony
in Worcester on Thursday 18th March.

Held at the famous Sixways stadium – home of local
rugby sporting heroes The Worcester Warriors, a record numbers of VIPs and
guests attended the annual Herefordshire and Worcestershire County Sports
Partnership Awards evening.

Following an inspirational speech by
Kidderminster-born Olympic swimmer Todd Cooper, the award winners were
announced to an expectant audience with Evesham Rowing club picking up three of
the awards.

Scott Ballard-Ridley an LTA (leg, trunk and
arms) sculler from Evesham Rowing Club won the category for disabled sports

Scott was
up against two other nominees, one from Riding for the Disabled Association,
and one from Bromsgrove and Redditch Athletics Club,  the trophy was presented to Scott by Sasha Kindred OBE and Nyree
Lewis, both Paralympians at Beijing 2008. 

successful was Martin Davies who won Coach of the Year and Evesham Rowing Club
junior section who won club team of the year.

Report from Jo Atkinson,

British Rowing Coaching and Development Team Leader