The borough’s brightest sporting talent took centre stage on Wednesday at the Haringey Celebrating Sport Awards. Gongs were given out in a host of categories as the glitzy event enjoyed its ninth year at Tottenham Green Pools and Fitness. The awards – backed by the Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, Haringey Sports Development Trust; Tottenham Grammar School Foundation; Fusion Lifestyle and Haringey Council – recognise sporting excellence, top quality coaching, volunteering and performance through 12 categories.

This year’s event also saw the presentation of a posthumous ‘Outstanding Contribution to Sport in North London Award’ to  late Tottenham Hotspur Ladies FC Chairman Glenn Weaver, who dedicated 30 years to the club and women’s football before his death in February this year. Glenn’s sister Val attended to accept the special award.

The event was hosted by London 2012 Forum chairman and Haringey resident Richard Sumray, with awards handed out by Mayor of Haringey Cllr Jennifer Mann, Spurs star Michel Vorm and Team GB long-jumper and Rio Olympics hopeful Daniel Bramble.

Cllr Stuart McNamara, Haringey Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, who also attended the event, said:

“Last night’s tremendous event saw us celebrating not just Haringey’s fantastic sportsmen and women, but also the teams of people behind them that make it possible for people in our borough to take part in sport.

“It was great to have the opportunity to celebrate the contribution that sport makes to our borough – from better health to community cohesion and teamwork.

“Congratulations to all the winners and their teams, and thanks for the hard work they do across Haringey.”

Full list of winners:

·         Sports Project of the Year: Finsbury Park Sports Partnership

·         Junior Volunteer of the Year: Ryan Perry, Pedal Power

·         Disabled Team of the Year: Riverside School Football Team

·         Volunteer of the Year: Bob Packham, Alexandra Park Youth FC

·         Junior Sports Performer of the Year: Mo Ferrag, London Boxing Academy

·         Emerging Club/Sports Organisation of the Year: Sanjuro Doorstep Club

·         Junior Team of the Year: London Mets Under-18s

·         Sporting School of the Year: Rhodes Avenue Primary

·         Disabled Sports Performer of the Year: Vanessa Daobry

·         Sports Performer of the Year: Jonelle Pelie, London Blitz American Football Club

·         Coach of the Year: Paul Quill, London Skolars Rugby League Club

·         Club of the Year: Asco Netball Club