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The BBC North East Sports Awards 2014

The BBC North East Sports Awards 2014 came from the Billingham Forum in Teesside.

The awards ceremony showcased sporting excellence across the region, from football and rugby to basketball and athletics

Hosted by BBC Look North’s Jeff Brown and Ali Brownlee from BBC Tees, the awards ceremony showcased sporting excellence across the region, from football and rugby to basketball and athletics.

The eight award categories included Sports Personality of the Year, Team of the Year, Sporting Inspiration and Performance of the Year.

The region’s Unsung Hero was Graeme Mark, from Talkin Tarn Amateur Rowing Club in Cumbria.

Fabulous Flournoy won the prestigious Jackie Milburn Award, one of the most coveted prizes.

During the award ceremony the Tees Valley Titans wheelchair basketball team, a women’s rugby team, the ‘Cheerstarz academy’ and silk artists performed.

Take your front row seat for the awards and be inspired by the achievements of the North East and Cumbria’s sports men and women over the last 12 months in an online video exclusive (see carousel above).

This event took place on Wednesday, 26 November 2014, and is available exclusively online on the BBC Look North East and Cumbria website.

Award winners

Sports Personality of the Year - Katy McLean

Jackie Milburn Award - Fabulous Flournoy

Disabled Sports Award - Jade Jones

Junior Sports Award - Simone Abbley

Sporting Inspiration - Wondiye Fikre Indelbu

Team of the Year - Sunderland Ladies FC

Performance of the Year - Richard Kilty

Unsung Hero - Graeme Mark

North East Sports Personality of the Year - Katy Mclean

England World Cup-winning captain Katy Mclean tells BBC Look North she is shocked to receive the BBC North East Sport Personality award.

Mclean, 28, led the national women's team to their first World Cup win for 20 years, beating Canada in the final in Paris in August 2014.

Watch the video feature about Katy Mclean on the BBC Sport website.

North East Sports Awards - Unsung Hero

Graeme Mark has dedicated his time and enthusiasm to Talkin Tarn Rowing Club for nearly four decades.

Graeme Mark

Having coached rowers who have gone on to compete at a national level, members say that Graeme's devotion to the sport has played a major part in the club's success.

Graeme has been named the BBC North East 2014 Get Inspired Unsung Hero Award in honour of all of his hard work. Unsung Hero is one of the categories at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year.

Watch a video feature about Graeme Mark on the BBC Sport website.