Strength in depth
The strength in depth of Havant’s sporting community was in the spotlight at the annual Havant Borough Sports Association Awards.
Hosted by Horizon Leisure Centre in Havant, the ceremony recognised the work of dedicated volunteers and the achievements of local sportspeople during 2015.
Thirteen gongs were handed out during the ceremony, celebrating everybody from Havant’s Senior Disabled Sportsperson of the Year, Lorraine Lambert, to the Special Merit Award for outstanding achievement over the previous year, won by Kathlyn Houghton.
Anyone living in the Havant Borough area, or who attends a school or sports club in the region, was eligible for nomination.
Havant MP Alan Mak, who spoke at the awards, commented: “Sport is an excellent means of promoting community spirit, a healthy lifestyle, and charitable activity, and I was delighted to see such as strength-in-depth of sporting interest and achievement at the awards ceremony. I would like to congratulate all prize-winners and nominees, and thank Havant Borough Sports Association for organising another wonderful evening of celebration.”
John Hogg, chairman of Havant Borough Sports Association, said: “The Havant Borough Sports Association Awards continue to go from strength-to-strength. Tonight was a successful event and it shows just how popular playing sport and keeping healthy are to the Havant community.”