Leeds Rhinos Foundation scoop top award at Leeds Sports Awards

Picture by Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com - 17/03/2023 - Commercial - Leeds Sports Awards 2023 - New Dock Hall, Leeds, England - Inclusivity Champion of the Year Winner Bob Beaumont of the Leeds Rhinos Foundation.

Leeds Rhinos Foundation were recognised for their work by jointly winning the new Inclusivity Champion Award and Leeds Rhinos Wheelchair players James Simpson and Nathan Collins won the Disability Sportsman award.

Leeds Rhinos Under-18s won Team Performance of the Year at the 20th Anniversary Leeds Sports Awards, held at New Dock Hall, with 450 people in attendance. The other big award winners, for Outstanding Service to Sport, were Leeds Rhinos Netball’s assistant coach and Leeds Athletic coach Maggie Birkinshaw alongside John Baron, athletics coach at Leeds Beckett University.

The awards celebrate the sporting and wellbeing achievements of athletes, coaches, administrators and volunteers from across the city during 2022, with 17 awards presented, hosted by Tanya Arnold and Jamie Jones Buchanan.

The awards are organised by Sport Leeds with the support of event partners Leeds City Council and Leeds Beckett University, with sponsors Leeds Trinity University, Leeds Sixth Form College and Blacks Solicitors.

Leeds Sport Awards Winners List:

• Young Sportsman (Sponsored by Leeds Sixth Form College)
Lucas Town (Highly Commended)
Lydia Warner (Highly Commended

• Young Sportswoman (Sponsored by Leeds Sixth Form College)
-Leah Schlosshan (Winner) -Kidiest Hodgson (Highly Commended)
-Scarlet Garland (Highly Commended)

• Sportsman (Sponsored by Leeds Sports Connect)
Jack Laugher MBE (Winner)
Tom Pidcock MBE (Highly Commended)
Harry Brook (Highly Commended)

• Sportswoman (Sponsored by Leeds Sports Connect)
Keely Hodgkinson (Winner)
Georgia Taylor – Brown MBE (Highly Commended)
Lizzie Bird (Highly Commended)

• Disability Sportsman (Sponsored by Leeds Sports Connect)
-James Simpson (Winner)
-Nathan Collins (Winner)
-Fin Tonner Highly Commended)
-Nick Leigh (Highly Commended)

• Disability Sportswoman (Sponsored by Leeds Sports Connect)
Hannah Cockroft OBE (Winner)
Kadeena Cox OBE (Highly Commended)
Zara Mullooly (Highly Commended)
Jodie Boyd-Ward (Highly Commended) Jess Fullagar (Highly Commended)

• Active School (Sponsored by Leeds Trinity University)
-The Gorse Academies Trust & Leeds Gorse Volleyball Club (Winner)
Trinity Academy Leeds (Highly Commended)
Prince Henry’s Grammar School (Highly Commended)

• Participation Coach (Sponsored by Leeds Trinity University)
-Bob Jackson (Winner) Robyn ‘Bo’ Steward (Highly Commended)
-Tris Spellacy (Highly Commended) -Ghulam Rafique (Highly Commended)

• Participation Team / Club (Sponsored by Leeds Trinity University)
Potternewton Park Rollers (Winners)

• Young Sportswoman (Sponsored by Leeds Sixth Form College)
-Leah Schlosshan (Winner)
Kidiest Hodgson (Highly Commended)
-Scarlet Garland (Highly Commended)

  • Student Sport Champions (Sponsored by Leeds Trinity University)

Leeds University Union Women’s Rugby Union Football Club (Winner)
University of Leeds Fencing Club (Highly Commended)
Leeds Beckett Cricket Club (Highly Commended)
Leeds Beckett American Football (Highly Commended)

• Sporting Pride of Leeds (Sponsored by Leeds Beckett University)
Alistair Brownlee & Jonny Brownlee (Winner

• Inclusivity Champion (Sponsored by Blacks Solicitors)
-Michael Melia (Winner) -Leeds Rhinos Foundation (Winner)
-West Yorkshire Goalball Club (Highly Commended)

• Inspirational Community Champion (Sponsored by University of Leeds)
– Danny & Louise Barnes (Winner)
– Limitless – Leeds Girls Can (Highly Commended)
– Sam & Craig Gilmore (Highly Commended)
– Joe Pickering (Highly Commended)

• Performance Coach (Sponsored by Leeds City Council)
– Adam Smallwood (Winner)
– Lois Forsell (Highly Commended)
– Deanne Ward (Highly Commended)

▪ Performance Team /Club (Sponsored by Leeds City Council)
Leeds Rhinos Under 18s Academy (Winner)
– Leeds/Bradford MCCU (Highly Commended)
– Leeds Rhinos Women (Highly Commended)

• Outstanding Service to Sport (Sponsored by Leeds Trinity University)
– Maggie Birkinshaw (Winner)
– John Baron (Winner)