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Sports heroes recognised at Swansea Sports Awards 2024

A wide variety of strong-performing community and high-profile sports people and organisations have been recognised in the 2023 Swansea Sports Awards.

There were more than 100 nominations for the council-run scheme – and those shortlisted represent a wide variety of community clubs and activities.

The winners were announced at an awards event in the Brangwyn Hall which was attended by more than 400 people, including sporting dignitaries.

Council cabinet member Robert Francis-Davies said: “Our winners – and those shortlisted – show that Swansea’s a city full of sporting champions.

“It was a privilege to see the smiles of those who attended the event and so encouraging to see individuals, teams and coaches recognised.

“The council’s sport and health team thank everybody who nominated their 2023 sporting champions.

“Winners ranged from volunteers and coaches who put in hundreds of hours behind the scenes to teams and committed individuals who achieve the most in their sport. We thank those who submitted the nominations.”

Sport and Physical activity plays such an important and positive role in people’s health and well-being and which is why, as a Council, we continue to invest in the city’s sporting infrastructure with our partners, so that future generations have equal access to sporting facilities across the city.

The awards night was held in association with Freedom Leisure.

2023 Swansea Sports Awards winners

Inspiring Young Person of the Year – sponsored by ArvatoConnect

  • Jackson Tanner

Volunteer of the Year – sponsored by John Pye Auctions

  • Carl Bradley

Community Coach of the Year – sponsored by sponsored by Sport Wales

  • Andy Parkinson

Performance Coach of the Year – sponsored by Wales National Pool Swansea

  • Daniel Parker

Junior Sportsman of the Year – sponsored by Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences, Swansea University

  • Rory Johns

Junior Sportswoman of the Year – sponsored by Pure Football Swansea

  • Libby Hale

School Team of the Year – sponsored by Gower College Swansea

  • Ysgol Gyfun Gwyr senior rugby team

Junior Club or Team of the Year – sponsored by EYST Wales

  • Morriston RFC u16’s Team

Senior Club or Team of the Year – sponsored by The Car Warehouse at FRF Motors

  • Swansea Vale Tri

Getting Swansea Active – sponsored by St Modwen Homes

  • Nicky Nijjer

Junior Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability – sponsored by Stowe Family Law

  • Caleb Alexander Morrison

Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability – sponsored by Nathaniel Cars

  • Ben Pritchard

Sportsperson of the Year – sponsored by McDonald’s

  •  Jac Morgan

Lifetime contribution to Sport

  • Dean Mason

Gold Young Ambassador Award

  • Penyrheol Comprehensive School
  • Olchfa School
  • Birchgrove Comprehensive School
  • Morriston Comprehensive School
  • Gowerton School

Swansea continues to highlight its sporting champions as the 2024 World Triathlon Para Series and IRONMAN 70.3 Swansea will return this year along with the Admiral Swansea Bay 10K and Swansea Bay Half marathon.