The College of West Anglia (CWA) have celebrated young sporting successes in their annual awards evening, at Lynnsport.
The evening saw a number of awards given for achievements such as player of the year, most improved and student of the year.
Sports Man of the Year went to Dylan Edge, 18, who plays for King’s Lynn Town Football Club. A popular winner, he received the award for his abilities as an all-round sportsman.
Sports Woman of the Year went to Chelsea Munday, 19, from Wisbech. She secured the title of Ladies World Champion in kickboxing with two gold, a silver and a bronze medal in various categories at the Kick Boxing World Championships in Portugal, in November.
Team of the year went to the basketball academy for their good season which saw them finish sixth nationally in the AoC Sport National Championships in Newcastle.
Guest speakers were Shaun McKenna from Alive Leisure, a fitness consultant training as a fitness lecturer at CWA, and Sam Ely, owner/fitness coach of RAW Results Aimed Workouts, just outside of Fakenham. A former CWA student and aged only 21 years, Ely has opened his own successful personal training business.
Ely said: “The college played a big role in what got me to where I am today so I’m really honoured that I was asked to speak at the awards this year. ”
Tommy Goode, programme manager for Sport at CWA Sports Campus, said: “Our Sports Awards allow us to celebrate the success of our very talented student body over the last year paying tribute to some outstanding academic performances.
“It also celebrates those who are have been successful in gaining related employment as a result of their good work on their course and our very talented student athletes who have again achieved an enormous amount over the last year including team success as regional football and basketball champions”.
Mark Reavell, executive director partnerships at CWA, closed proceedings. He said: “The college has built a national reputation for the quality of its sports programmes and for sports performance across a variety of teams and individual activities. Our base at Lynnsport provides the highest quality teaching and learning resources.”
Full list of winners on the right.