The nominees for this year’s Newtownabbey Sports Awards have been revealed.
The Sports Awards committee had the unenviable task of narrowing down a fantastic 81 applications to the shortlist of 23.
In the Adult Sportsperson of the Year category, Glengormley resident and Commonwealth Games gold medal winner, Paddy Barnes (boxing), is up against Manchester United’s Paddy McNair and Ireland hockey star Neal Glassey.
Paul Burns (football), Johnny Foster (golf) and Alison McNeill (hockey) are all in the running for the Coach of the Year title.
The number of applications shows the depth of talent and ability in the Borough. The winners will be announced at the gala dinner on Wednesday, March 25 at the Theatre at the Mill.
Limited tickets for the dinner are available at a price of £30 and spectator tickets for the awards ceremony are £5.
For more details, contact Sport and Play Development Officer, Dean Holmes, at email@example.com or via telephone at 02890340065.
Services to Sport
Pat Hall (hockey)
David Redfern (football)
Willie Shaw (rugby)
Junior Team of the Year
Ballyclare Secondary School hockey team
Ballyclare RFC Mini Rugby
Merville Ju Jitsu
Coach of the Year
Paul Burns (football)
Johnny Foster (golf)
Alison McNeill (hockey)
Adult Sportsperson of the Year
Paddy Barnes (boxing)
Neil Glassey (hockey)
Paddy McNair (football)
Club of the Year
Abbey Judo Club
Valley Netball Club
Sportsperson of the Year with a disability
Junior Sportsperson of the Year
Danielle Hill (swimming)
Emma Hutchinson (athletics)
Jack Magee (rugby and athletics)
Aaron Wright (motorcycling)