Mark Proctor and Kat Copeland honoured at Gazette Sports Awards
26th October 2012
OH what a night! Quite simply the best sporting talent on Teesside gathered at the Riverside Stadium last night for the 15th Annual Evening Gazette Sports Awards, sponsored by Tees Active.
A memorable occasion for all who attended saw Olympic gold medalist Kat Copeland, third right, named Sportsperson of the Year.
On accepting her award, the 21-year-old rower said: “I’m really proud to come from Teesside and the award is really appreciated. The reaction of the Teesside people is more important to me than anything else.”
Boro legend Mark Proctor was named Evening Gazette Lifetime Achievement Award winner in recognition of his contribution to Teesside sport as both a player and a coach.
” Showjumper Millie Allen is Junior Sportsperson of the year, Billingham Stars ice hockey club is Team of the Year while Stockton Wrestling Club is Junior Team of the Year and canoeist Lucy Gardener won the Special Needs Performance of the Year award.
The main award winners were Barbara Borwell (Coach/Mentor of the year), rower Beth Bryan (Teesside’s Future Star), orienteering veteran Mike Hardy (Unsung Sporting Hero) and Pallister Park Primary Gymnastics Team (Outstanding School Sporting Achievement).