Photo by Matthew Merrick

The 19th Salford Sports Network Awards, in partnership with Salford Community Leisure, took place on Friday 20th September at The Lowry Hotel in Salford with guest of honour, professional climber Kenton Cool.

The 10 boroughs of Greater Manchester hold their own awards and the winners are invited to the Greater Manchester event where the final winners will be crowned.

The Salford Sports Network Awards recognise the sporting achievements, hard work and dedication of voluntary sports clubs and individuals across Salford including football, rugby, martial arts, athletics, swimming and more.

More than 200 people attended the event to see which clubs and individuals picked up one of the eleven awards that were up-for-grabs.

Taken by Matthew Merrick
From right to left, Kenton Cool, Darrell Walker and Lucy Bird

BBC Radio Manchester’s Phil Trow and guest speaker, Fourteen time Everest climber and guide Kenton Cool spoke about his climbing skills and experiences, speaking with people in the community on how to use similar strategies in their own sports and everyday lives.

Mark Dutton, Chair and non executive director at Salford Community Leisure, which runs the Salford Sports Network, said:

“Sport is an essential part of any community and it enables people to come together, build community spirit and promotes health and wellbeing.

(from left to right) Joseph Stout and Georgia Sheffield with Kenton Cool. Winners of Sports Achiever of the year and the Avoira Disabled Sports Achiever of the Year respectively

“This year’s Salford Sports Awards has been biggest event yet with record numbers of nominations and some very worthy winners.”

The closing date for nominations is the 30th September. Tickets also go on sale on the 30th.

The ceremony will take place on the 15th November.

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