Serena Guthrie named Jersey sports person of the year

England international netballer Serena Guthrie has been named sports person of the year by the Jersey Sports Council.

The Jersey-born centre was honoured at the Council's annual ceremony after a year in which she was named captain of Team Bath and helped England to a historic series win over Australia.

Meanwhile, the Sid Guy Memorial Award for long service went to John Grady.

He retired in 2013 after more than two decades at the helm of the Jersey Special Gymnastics Club.

Jersey's cricketers in 2013

Jersey's cricketers won the Perpetual Team Award from the Jersey Sports Council

The Colin Welsh Memorial Award for unsung heroes was presented to Grouville Football Club vice-president and kit man Bob Richardson.

He has previously been Grouville manager and was secretary for 33 years. He is now also the kit man for the Jersey Football Association.

Cailiegh Quail was the recipient of the award for achievement in disability sport following her selection for the British Gymnastics Disability Performance squad.

Quail, who has begun coaching juniors in Jersey, is also part of the Special Olympics Gymnastics squad heading to the European Games in Antwerp in September.

Jersey's cricket squad claimed the Perpetual Team Award for their impressive performances at international tournaments in 2013.

The island side clinched promotion to ICC World Division Five in June with a 100% record. They also made the semi-finals of the European T20 Division One tournament in Sussex, losing by just six runs against Italy.