Red Hot Property was privileged to play its part in this year’s 2015 Sport Tynedale Awards on Sunday, 13th December. The fantastic evening recognised a wealth of young sporting talent from around our region and provided specific category awards and scholarship support to the winners. The awards were presented by sporting legends Steve Cram and Allison Curbishly. Red Hot Property, for the second year running, provided the scholarship funding to the Stan Calvert Bursary, which provides financial support to an up-and-coming star to assist with the additional cost of competing at the higher levels.
This year’s Scholarship was awarded to Prudhoe-based Zac Allin, an exciting young canoe slalom prospect who has been selected this year to join the British Junior Team, having demonstrated enormous talent and commitment to his sport. His efforts and achievements also saw him win the ‘Young Sportsman of the Year Award’ on the night.
Last year’s Scholarship winner, Max Pearson, also got his chance to outline to the audience how the financial support had assisted his progress throughout the year. Max continues to perform at a high level and is proving himself to be a real contender amongst top athletes.
The event was superbly organised and created a flurry of social media activity immediately afterwards. The post of winners by the Courant reached more than 4,000 people in the space of two hours and Chairman of Sport Tynedale, Edward Heslop, received some hugely encouraging email feedback and thanks. The evening was held at the Wentworth Leisure Centre in Hexham. A grand marquee was in place, complete with lights, music and plenty of action! At the finale some tremendous prizes were won during the raffle, including a years supply of toilet paper, which was considerately donated by the main awards sponsors SCA of Prudhoe.
Given the significant depth of talent within the Tyne valley, naturally not everyone achieved an award. However it is hoped that those individuals continue in their quest to reach the highest levels of success possible in their chosen field and Red Hot Property looks forward to continuing to provide our full support next year.