Jersey’s sporting community gathered at the Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel on Friday night to celebrate the achievements of the inspirational individuals, sporting organisations, schools and businesses who participate, coach or volunteer within sport, and those who enable active opportunities in the island at the RaceNation 2022 Sport and Move More Jersey Awards!
Thirteen Awards were presented during the evening, in recognition of the many achievements in local sport and active living, which had taken place between 1 August 2019 and 8 August 2022.
Attended by almost 300 people, International netballer, ex England Roses netball captain and Commonwealth gold medal winner, Serena Kersten MBE, was welcomed to the stage as guest speaker and inducted into the Jersey Sport Hall of Fame, sponsored by Ocorian Trustees, along with former rugby union player and England international, Matt Banahan.
A Special Achievement Award was presented to Sally Minty-Gravett MBE for setting a new cross-channel record and becoming the first person to complete the sea swimming challenge six times, over six decades.
Lifetime Achievement Awards, sponsored by Beresford Street Kitchen, were presented to Jason Hammon, Kevin Mansell and Mary Rosser, for their dedication to playing, coaching, officiating and volunteering in sport over such significant periods of time during their lifetime.
And the new Local Hero Award, sponsored by Reiach and Hall Architects, and Axis Mason, was presented to Dan Hawksworth, Tim Pollard and Harry Shalamon to recognise the effort and achievement each has contributed to local sport and physical activity.
Will Golder, RaceNation CEO said, “I would like to personally congratulate all the shortlisted entries and award winners across a range of volunteers, coaches, sporting organisations and events. Having built our business within the charity, fundraising and events sector on the Island, it’s inspiring to see the dedication and commitment going from strength to strength. It’s a privilege to be supporting the very best within Jersey sport.”
Well done to all our Award nominees and massive congratulations to all our Award winners in the following 13 sports and active living Award categories:
Faithful + Gould Young Volunteer of the Year Award (Under 25)
Friends of the Jersey Neonatal Unit (JNU) Volunteer of the Year Award
Camerons Move More School of the Year Award
d’Auvergne Primary School
Grant Thornton Move More Workplace of the Year Award
Les Amis Move More Group of the Year Award
The Waterfront Junior Parkrun
Jersey Mencap Manager or Coach of the Year Award
Ocorian Trustees Sports Organisation of the Year Award
Commonwealth Games Association Jersey
Aztec Financial Services (Jersey) Limited Sporting Performance of the Year Award Under 21)
ROK Sporting Performance of the Year Award
Jersey Sport Special Achievement Award
Sally Minty-Gravett MBE
Lifetime Achievement Award, sponsored by Beresford Street Kitchen
Local Hero Award, sponsored by Reiach and Hall Architects, and Axis Mason
Hall of Fame Award, sponsored by Ocorian Trustees
Serena Kersten MBE
Jersey Sport Chairman, Phil Austin MBE said, “Congratulations to all our Award nominees and special congratulations to all our Award winners. Your achievements are a true inspiration to many islanders and thank you because your efforts help us to continue to inspire an active Jersey. Thanks also to all our Award sponsors for their support, and in particular to our event headline sponsor RaceNation, who sponsored our Awards again this year through their RaceNation Sports Giving platform.”
More information about the RaceNation 2022 Sport and Move More Jersey Awards can be found at: www.jerseysport.je/awards-2022.