Everybody Awards Winner Announcement

By Everybody Sport October 11, 2016

Everybody Awards 2016: Winners Announcement

Headline Sponsor Applewood Independent- Alex and David Pritchard with Keynote Speaker Nicolas Hamilton

Headline Sponsor Applewood Independent- Alex and David Pritchard with Keynote Speaker Nicolas Hamilton


The Everybody Awards 2016 sponsored by Applewood Independent, took place on Friday 7th October at the prestigious Wrenbury Hall; recognising exceptional achievements of sporting and community heroes in Cheshire East.

Over 200 guests enjoyed the evening with more nominations than ever before. Natalie Pike hosted the event and guests were given an inspiring keynote speech from Racing Driver Nicolas Hamilton.

Peter Hartwell, CEO opened the evening and commented, ‘2016 has been an incredible year for sport in Cheshire East with the Tour of Britain Stage 3 racing through our towns in September and the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio showcasing sporting talent from our region.

Rio Paralympic athletes were present during the evening including Sports Personality of the Year winner 2016 Daniel Bramall and wheelchair racer Andy Small.

Peter continued, ‘Nominations are now open for the Everybody Awards 2017 and I am encouraging you all to look at your local clubs, community organisations, friends and family and put them forward for their achievements.’


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Natalie Pike, Daniel Bramall, David Pritchard (Applewood Independent)


  • Andy Small – Wheelchair Racing, Nantwich
  • Daniel Bramall – Wheelchair Racing, Middlewich
  • Sarah Jackson – Windsurfing & Hockey, Over Peover


Winner: Daniel Bramall

Dan was recognised by British athletics two years ago and was added to the development program, he was rewarded a place in the British team for the IPC World Championships in Doha 2015 where he won a silver medal, in June of this year he represented Britain again at the IPC European Championships where he also won silver medal. Dan has just returned from the Rio Paralympics where he came 4th in the men’s 100m T33 final.


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Amy Rodgers, Young Sports Achiever


  • Aidan Conway – Tae Kwon Do, Wybunbury
  • Georgia Bell – Swimming, Macclesfield
  • Polly Holden – Swimming, Nantwich
  • Amy Rodgers – Football, Congleton
  • Sarah Jackson – Windsurfing & Hockey, Over Peover
  • Abby Warren – Target Rifle Shooting, Crewe


Winner: Amy Rodgers

Amy is a member of the England U16 squad and has represented her country against Germany in Oct 15. She also played in the UEFA development tournament at Loughborough university 16 against Italy, Czech Republic and Denmark. In May she went to Italy with England U16s to play in the tournament Delle Nazioni against France, Iran, and Mexico. She had just signed for Liverpool Ladies development squad after finishing 5 seasons with Everton Centre of Excellence.


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Natalie Pike, Simon Griffiths and Anne Boyd (Active Cheshire)


  • Simon Griffiths – Macclesfield Cricket Club
  • Lorraine Weekes-Bailey – Ladyhawks Netball Club, Sandbach
  • Robert Lynch – Macclesfield Harriers
  • Ray Sheppard – Walking Football, Nantwich
  • Jessica Mountford – Netball, Alsager


Winner: Simon Griffiths

Simon is the Chairman of Macclesfield Cricket Club and volunteers 100 hours per month. Simon has driven construction of a new outdoor training facility at the club for the benefit of existing club members, future new members, and the wider community.


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Ryan Rimmer – Young Volunteer of the Year


  • Alex Lewis – Triton Hockey Club, Alsager
  • Ryan Rimmer – Swimming, Crewe Flyers
  • Nadia Bar – Activ8, Crewe


Winner: Ryan Rimmer

Ryan volunteers as a coach for Crewe Flyers Swimming club, attending the Monday, Tuesday and Sunday night sessions to work with the junior squad. He has been given the opportunity to take part in every aspect of coaching from taking attendance, to giving technique advice, and to delivering the session to the athletes. Earning his Lifeguard Qualification and his Level 1 Teaching and Coaching Qualifications, Ryan has shown his enthusiasm for the development of future swimmers to come.


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Councillor Marilyn Houston, MAC Activity Centre and Natalie Pike


  • MAC Activity Centre – Macclesfield
  • Vicky Groves – Splat Creative, Holmes Chapel
  • Sarah Ruff – Reaseheath College, Nantwich


Winner: MAC Activity Centre

MAC Multi Activity Centre was created last year and has been crucial in helping Space4Autism set up a Autism inclusive football club, roller sports and activity nights. MAC offers so much more than roller skating, its a place to go and have a coffee whilst the children join in skating, roller hockey, skating lessons and much more.


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Gymfinity, Club of the Year


  • Lindow Cricket Club – Wilmslow
  • Macclesfield Harriers & Athletics Club
  • Satellites of Macclesfield Swimming Club
  • Gymfinity – Gymnastics, Egerton Youth Club
  • South Cheshire ABC – Boxing & Muay Thai, Crewe


Winner: Gymfinity

Started 5 years ago with just one red mat, 2 children and one qualified coach this club now has 350 gymnasts, over 20 qualified coaches, a full range of gymnastics equipment and have had great success at county, regional and national levels.


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Natalie Pike, Francesca Marques and Gary Wiswell (FLM Training)


  • Francesca Marques – Wilmslow Gymnastics Club
  • Chris Pugh – Crewe Flyers Swimming Club
  • Keith Hancock Athletics – Crewe & Nantwich Athletics Club
  • Ric Howard – Satellites of Macclesfield Swimming Club
  • Patricia Arnott – Netball, Alsager


Winner: Francesca Marques

Francesca is a Gymnastics coach who has worked hard to introduce competition level classes to her club, which is based at Wilmslow Leisure Centre. She consistently gives 100% to all the children she coaches no matter what age and has developed a junior squad for 4-6 year olds. She teaches 14 sessions and volunteers 3-4hrs per week which has all helped her produce squads that have represented Cheshire and Merseyside in regional competitions.


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Natalie Pike, Daniel Bramall and Jamie Lyne (Your Management Solutions)


  • Ellie Bamber – Swimming, Macclesfield
  • Jack Wimpenny – Swimming, Nantwich
  • Jamie Hinde – Swimming, Crewe
  • Daniel Bramall – Wheelchair Racing, Middlewich


Winner: Daniel Bramall

Daniel is a wheelchair athlete competing in the 100 and 200 metre races. Over the past 12 months he has competed in the European Championships (Rome), Championships (Switzerland), Time Travel (London), and the 2016 Rio Paralympics!


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Natalie Pike, Wistaston Academy and Ian Wilkes (Premier Sport)


  • Weaver Primary School
  • Wistaston Academy
  • Quinta Primary School


Winner: Wistaton Academy

The school currently holds a Gold School Games Kitemark and have fantastic club participation. A variety of clubs are provided for KS1 and KS2, which are changed termly/half termly to fit in with the Level 2 games calendar. The school also competes in a large variety of level 2 competitions and for the past few years have competed at county level.





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The customer hero award recognises personal health and sporting achievements of Everybody Leisure’s customers including reaching weight loss goals, inspiring others to take part in healthy recreation and charitable fundraising efforts.

Debra James, Customer Hero


  • David Pickles
  • Debra James
  • Daniel Ostridge
  • Robert Sharp


Winner: Debra James

At the age of 37, Debbie found herself homebound due to Cerebral Palsy. Doctors were doubtful that she would be able walk again but she took it upon herself to join Everybody and get fitter. With the help of Dane and Anthony at Nantwich Pool she has lost a total of nearly 6 stone, enjoys her life, has made loads of new friends.



Natalie Pike, Jean Hicks and Janine (Matrix Fitness)

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This year’s Lifetime Achievement Award went to Jean Hicks who has dedicated over a decade to volunteering over 30 hours a week to help people over 50 get out and get active at their local U3A group in Shavington.

In 2004, Jean along with two others David Fishburne and Brian Roe launched the first U3A group in Crewe at Shavington Leisure Centre. The group was aimed at the over 50’s as a way for people to get active and socialise in a friendly and welcoming environment. After just one year, Jean was given the responsibility to run the group all by herself, and she did this on a volunteer basis for over 30 hours a week.

Jean said, ‘I love to see the changes in people. They come to the group very nervous and unsure but as time goes on they meet new friends and their confidence grows.’

No stranger to the Everybody Awards, Jean has previously been shortlisted in the Volunteer of the Year (2015) and Special Recognition (2014) categories. Everybody was very proud to present Jean with the Lifetime Achievement Award 2016.

For more information on the Everybody Awards and to nominate for 2017 visit www.everybodyawards.org.uk.

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Notes to Editor

Everybody Sport & Recreation – Everybody is a charitable trust established to run public leisure services in the Cheshire East area. The trust aims to provide ‘leisure for life’ by changing lives through healthy recreation. The charity operates 15 leisure facilities as well as leisure development and outreach programmes and the new Everybody Academy, providing local training and career opportunities. For more information please visit: www.everybody.org.uk or follow on Twitter @ebleisure

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