Bronwen Owen was the big winner at Monday night’s annual Scarborough & District Sports Council Sports Awards at The Spa.
The Scarborough Athletics Club star collected the Junior Sports Girl under-18s award before being awarded the Mavis Clayton Memorial Trophy, the accolade given to the most impressive of the evening’s winners.
Owen, who is at Lady Lumley’s Sixth Form, was honoured at a packed Spa Ocean Room after guest of honour Gareth Mills, who won silver at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games this year, did a question and answer session to kick-off the evening.
Mills, who is now hoping to earn a seat on the plane to Brazil for the 2016 Rio Olympics, said: “I came to three or four of these sports awards events with Scarborough Swimming Club and won awards, so it was good to come back tonight and give something back and just relax and enjoy it.
“It was a good night, there’s a lot of talent knocking about in this area and hopefully if you can get one of them to go onto a major tournament then it can put Scarborough on the map.
“That is certainly something I’m looking to do.
“Every time someone wins something at a big event they’re asked where it all began, where they’re from, and I’d be proud to say it all started in Scarborough for me.”
Event organiser Matt Hewison, who is the sport development officer for the Scarborough & District Sports Council, was once again delighted with how the evening transpired.
Hewison said: “It was another fantastic night recognising the achievements of the area’s sports men and women and of course our youngest talents.
“Big thanks has to go to the committee of the Scarborough & District Sports Council, The Spa for letting us have the event there again and of course to everyone who attended on the night to make it a special one for all the winners and nominees.
“It was also great to have Gareth Mills there to share his experiences of this year’s Commonwealth Games and also offer some advice to the youngsters in the room, so big thanks to him too.
“The display by the Scarboccia club will also have opened the eyes of many there who have never heard of boccia, which is also great.”