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Greater Manchester Sports Awards 'Sports Achiever Award' Sponsor and Finalists Announced

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    14th November 2017

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The 17th annual Greater Manchester Sports Awards are taking place on Friday 17th November, at The Point, Emirates Old Trafford. The event celebrates the outstanding commitment and achievements made in physical activity and sport across the Greater Manchester area. BBC Radio Manchester presenter Chelsea Norris is the night’s host, and former Manchester United defender Gary Neville is the guest speaker. Winners from the 10 boroughs of Greater Manchester will be competing across eight separate awards on the night. GreaterSport will showcase one category a day in the run up to the event this Friday.

The Sports Achiever of the Year award celebrates the outstanding sporting talent displayed by those from Greater Manchester. Many of the finalists have competed on a national and international level and have achieved some outstanding sporting feats. It cannot be underestimated the countless hours of practice and training that have enabled athletes to reach this level of sporting talent, and this award acknowledges both their ability and commitment. These athletes, who vary significantly in age, compete in a wide range of sports.


  • Bolton - Dylan Barrett
  • Bury - Jake Pope
  • Manchester - Jona Efoloko
  • Oldham - Stefan Whaley
  • Rochdale - Azeem Amir
  • Salford - Liam Byrne
  • Stockport - Ben Higham
  • Tameside - Angela Oldham
  • Trafford - Neil Bhabuta
  • Wigan - Danni Williams

The award's sponsor, Emirates Old Trafford, is an award-winning, multi-purpose and all-encompassing venue, which will be hosting this year’s event. Catering from 10 to 2,000 people with a reputation for delivering inspirational conferences, meetings and much more.

Head of Conference and Events at Emirates Old Trafford, Angela Hodson, commented: “We are delighted to be hosting the 2017 Greater Manchester Sport Awards and are really looking forward to seeing the event come to life at Emirates Old Trafford. The team has been working hard to prepare for the night and make sure that the client, and all their guests, have an evening to remember. It’s also a great honour to sponsor the Sports Achiever of the Year Award – we’re certain that there’ll be lots of worthy winners in the room on the night, who dedicate so much of their time to improving local lives through sport.”

GreaterSport CEO Yvonne Harrison said, “We are incredibly excited to celebrate the phenomenal achievements of our finalists. The personal sacrifices people make to help others are truly commendable, and I’m delighted we have the opportunity to say thank you through the Greater Manchester Sports Awards!”

To see more details of the event visit www.greatersport.co.uk/awards and join in with the conversation on twitter #GMSportsAwards.