Gary Johnson is BBC West Sports Personality of the Year
BBC West Sports Awards celebrate the finest in sporting achievement over
the past year.
The awards ceremony, held at the Bristol Marriot Royal, College Green,
celebrated 12 different categories and was attended by both professional
and amateur sportsmen and women from across the BBC West region.
The final award of the evening was the BBC West Sports Personality of
The award went to Gary Johnson.
The BBC West Sports Unsung Hero was awarded to Jules Cook, 39, from
Bristol. She formed Easton Girls FC eight years ago.
She coaches, raises
money, acts as press officer, organises an annual festival, is a taxi
driver to the players and also offers counselling.
Jules has affected the
lives of hundreds of young girls from this inner city part of Bristol.
She also sought and gained a grant as well as achieving an FA Charter
for the club. She spends at least 20 hours a week working for Easton
She will now go forward to the star-studded BBC Sports
Personality Of The Year programme, where an overall winner will be
named on Sunday (9 December).
Highlights from the BBC West event on Sunday 2 December were shown on BBC Points West on Monday (3
Awards and Winners 2007:
Marriott Royal Footballer of the Year: Adriano Basso (Bristol City)
Rugby Player of the Year: Andy Hazell (Gloucester)
NatWest Manager/Coach of the Year: Andy Hurry (Somerset CCC)
Newcomer of the Year: Toby Ulm (British under-20 400m hurdler from
Sporting Moment of the Year: Yeovil Town overturn a 2-0 deficit against Nottingham Forest to make it to Wembley
Finders Keeper Sports & Marketing Cricketer of the Year: Andrew Caddick (Somerset)
Young Sportsperson of the Year: Jamie Cox (boxer from Swindon)
Contribution to West Country Sport: Ged Roddy (University of Bath
for continued success and overseeing development)
Team of the Year: Team Bath, netball
Disabled Sportsperson of the Year: Louise Hunt (from Wanborough, GB
wheelchair tennis player and six-times London Marathon Winner)
BBC West Sports Unsung Hero: Jules Cook,
aged 39, from Bristol. She formed Easton Girls FC eight years ago.
Sports Personality: Gary Johnson
Robinsons is for the first time the event sponsor of the BBC's Sports
Personality of the Year.
They are also supporting the BBC Sports
Unsung Hero Award, now in its fifth year, which recognises and rewards
outstanding contribution by individuals at the grassroots level of local
Bursaries of up to £2,500 are available to the winners of each
regional award, to help them with their work in sport.
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