Treble success at county awards

Unsung Hero Paul Brandon surrounded by jubilant members of the KES PE department. Photo: www.jmaphotography.co.uk
Unsung Hero Paul Brandon surrounded by jubilant members of the KES PE department. Photo: www.jmaphotography.co.uk

Local sport tasted treble success at the Active Norfolk Sports Awards 2014 which were held on Wednesday at the Forum in Norwich.

Paul Brandon from the West Norfolk Sports Council won the BBC Unsung Hero Award for his contribution to voluntary sport. King Edward VII Academy won the award for Sports School of the Year.

St Martha’s Catholic Primary School in Lynn were one of the runners-up in the schools category. Dersingham were runners-up in the Sporting Village of the Year award, a category won by Fakenham – who also scooped the Active Norfolk Winner of Winners Award.

The winners all received accolades from BBC Look East’s Shaun Peel who hosted the ceremony.

The judging panel shortlisted finalists in each of the categories which were assessed primarily on their achievements during the past year running from October 1, 2013 to September 30, 2014.

Nominees for the BBC Unsung Hero category were assessed on all relevant achievements and may be nominated for the regional and national BBC Award.

Head of Boys PE at KES, Ross McNeil, said: “The award is a testament to our pupils and how hard they work; also, to our excellent community links with sports like sailing, rugby, football, cricket, golf, tennis, netball and basketball.

“We have a community link with all these sports and feel this was a major factor in us gaining the award.

“No school from the West of the county has ever won this award.”