Jersey’s sporting community gathered at the Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel on 23 November to celebrate the achievements of the inspirational individuals, sporting organisations, schools and businesses who participate, coach or volunteer within sport, and those who enable active opportunities in the island at the 2023 Jersey Sport and Move More Jersey Awards!
During the evening, attended by the Deputy Bailiff of Jersey Mr Robert MacRae and Sports Minister Lucy Stephenson, 13 Awards were presented in recognition of the many achievements in local sport and physical activity, which had taken place between 1 August 2022 and 31 July 2023.
• Transatlantic rowing duo Peter Wright and Steve Hayes were welcomed to the stage as guest speakers, later being awarded with their Local Hero Awards.
• Paralympic equestrian, Simon Laurens, was inducted into the Jersey Sport Hall of Fame, sponsored by Ocorian Trustees.
• An Outstanding Achievement Award was given to Jersey Reds for their outstanding championship league win and for many years of sporting success which has made an exceptional contribution to the island.
• Paul Daniel, Kevin Baudains, Richard Benest and Bob Lawrence were recognised and awarded with the new Valerie and Sid Guy Lifetime Achievement Award for their dedication over a significant sustained period of over 10 years – either by coaching, officiating, volunteering, promoting or working in sport or active living.
• Local Hero Awards were presented to bobsleigher Will Golder, surfer Arlene Maltman, Black Belt Stuart Penn, and transatlantic rowers, Peter Wright and Steve Hayes.
Congratulations to all our Award nominees, and massive congratulations to all our winners in the following 13 Award categories:
AtkinsRéalis Young Volunteer of the Year (U25) Award
Volunteer of the Year Award
Move More School of the Year Award
Grant Thornton Move More Workplace of the Year Award
States of Jersey Prison Service – The PE Department
Move More Group of the Year Award
Jersey Triathlon Club – Try a Tri
Manager or Coach of the Year Award
Ocorian Trustees Sports Organisation of the Year Award
Jersey Football Association
Aztec Financial Services (Jersey) Ltd Sporting Performance of the Year (U21) Award
Sporting Performance of the Year Award
Jersey Rowing Club
Local Hero Award
Peter Wright and Steve Hayes
Valerie and Sid Guy Lifetime Achievement Award
Outstanding Achievement Award
Jersey Sport Hall of Fame Award, sponsored by Ocorian Trustees
Steve Law, Interim Chair of Jersey Sport said, “I would like to personally congratulate all the nominees, shortlisted nominees and award winners of this year’s Awards. Sport and physical activity make such a positive impact upon the lives of so many islanders and it’s great to be able to come together to recognise and celebrate those achievements with friends and colleagues across the industry. Thank you to all our Award sponsors and the Government of Jersey, and thank you to everyone who make sport and physical activity possible in Jersey – including our volunteers, coaches, sports organisations and businesses. It’s a real privilege to be celebrating the very best within our local sport and physical activity.”
For more information about the 2023 Jersey Sport and Move More Jersey Awards, and to read our Awards Brochure, please visit: https://jerseysport.je/awards-2023