Veteran Cyclist Brian Robinson was named Kirklees Sports Legend in the first and highly successful Kirklees Sports Awards.
The 85 year-old, born in Huddersfield, was the first Briton to win a leg of the Tour de France in 1958 and won the final award of the evening at the glitzy ceremony on Friday 6 November.
The awards were promoted by the Huddersfield Examiner and held in association with Huddersfield Town recognising sports teams in the area and those volunteers who do the unseen work for clubs and societies.
Ten different awards were on offer at the ceremony which was being held in association with partners Myers Building Supplies, Lowdhams, Ubisoft and Sainsbury’s. These awards included Kirklees Sports Legend which was won by Brian Robinson, Sports Personality of the Year, Young Sports Personality, and Sports Team of the Year and Sports Official of the Year.
Other categories included in the awards include Sports Club and Sports Teacher of the Year, an award around Outstanding Services to Sport, the Most Improved Team and the Disabled Athlete of the Year.
The panel who judged the winners of each category was chaired by Hollywood actor, famed for his Star Trek and X-Men roles, Sir Patrick Stewart. It also included Yorkshire Cricket Captain Andy Gale, Town legend Andy Booth, Examiner Sports Editor Mel Booth, Huddersfield Giants Prop Eorl Crabtree and England Rugby Union Centre Luther Burrell.
Huddersfield Town’s Commercial Director said: “We wanted to recognise the wonderful depth of sporting talent and support there is at grassroots level and we are inspired by these people.”
After some great nominations for all the awards, here is the full list of winners:
Young Sports Personality sponsored by Myers Building Supplies – Lydia Walker of Yorkshire Jets
Sports Team of the Year sponsored by Kirklees College – Honley High School Year 10 Football Team
Sports Official sponsored by Easy and Envy Fireplaces – Geoff Ladbrooke of Berry Brow AFC