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SPORTS AWARD: Stalwart Duester is up for accolade
5:50pm Wednesday 31st October 2012 in Sport
Paul Duester, involved with Chadlington Sports Club for 40 years, has been shortlisted in the 2012 Oxfordshire Sports Awards.
The 60-year-old has made the final, three-person list for the unsung hero accolade in recognition of his efforts at the club over four decades.
He will discover whether he has won at the award’s night on Friday, November 23, at Oxford’s Kassam Stadium.
Witney Wolves Tag Rugby team, who are coached by Jeremy Bristoe, have been shortlisted for the disability sports award.
The Witney-based Higher Energy Trampolining Club are in the running for club of the year.
A variety of sports will battle it out for honours in the event, which are run by the Oxfordshire Sports Partnership and the Witney Gazette’s sister paper, the Oxford Mail, official media partners.
Tickets for the evening are now on general sale, and can be purchased at oxfordshiresport.org/sportsawards2012 or email zo’firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sportsman of year: Jack Brooks (cricket), Lawrence Clarke (athletics), Andrew Triggs Hodge (rowing).
Sportswoman of year: Lily van der Broecke (rowing), Kathy Hawes (bowls), Dawn Williams (triathlon).
Team of year: Bicester Hockey Club ladies 1st XI, Oxford City Football Club 1st team, Oxfordshire Ladies Cricket team.
Club of year: Banbury Rugby Club, Challow Netball Club, Higher Energy Trampoline Club.
Coach of year: Tessa Horn (netball), Yolanda Owen (netball), Jane Parkinson (badminton).
Junior sportsperson of year: Elliot Harvey (karting), Holly Lay (rifle shooting), Michael Wakelin (skater hockey).
Disability sports award: Rosie Bancroft (swimming), Andrew Gardiner (golf), Witney Wolves Tag Rugby team.
Junior team of year: Banbury girls under 13 cricket team, Team Cherwell junior triathlon team, Wallingford rowing club J16 scullers.
Unsung hero: Chris Bazeley (athletics), Paul Duester (cricket), Shirley Johnson (football).
Young volunteer: Amy Cooper (athletics), Tom Guntrip (cricket), Ben Webb (cycling).
* all shortlists were drawn up from nominations received.