Phoenix Awards Night
Thursday 1st December 2016
Phoenix had a lot to celebrate this year with its athletes competing at international, national and local levels. The night was a chance to celebrate star performances at elite and club level and to give recognition to members who support the club and it's athletes.
In many categories, other athletes were praised as choosing a winner proved hard.
Thanks especially to Chairman Mike, Vets Captain Paul, Social Secretary Zeina & Hildi for organising the night & making it the success it was.
And the award goes to.....
BURCHELL AWARD BOYS
EDDIE HARRISON for his enthusiasm for running shown by his regular attendance at training and cross-country, road and track races throughout the year - and always with a good attitude and smile on his face.
BURCHELL AWARD GIRLS
JESS POWELL trains regularly and works hard, shown in her results this year; high jump 1.35; 6th in the Sussex combined Championships (achieving several pbs in the events) and is now ranked U13 49th in the country.
SPORTSHALL BOY / GIRL
FELIX SUTTON for winning all his events over the Sports Hall season and RACHEL BERRY and MEKDES BERRY who both had a brilliant season coming fist or second in all their events.
CLUB ATHLETE OF THE YEAR U11 BOY
WILLIAM MUZIO; taking the trophy for the second year running, he trains regularly and has competed far more on the track and x-country than any other junior member.
CLUB ATHLETE OF THE YEAR U11 GIRL
AMELIA KORTENS; trains regularly and works hard achieving 1.25 in the high jump and 3.73 in the long jump in the U13 age group.
CLUB ATHLETE OF THE YEAR U13 BOY
JOE CHECKLEY has competed very regularly and was 5th in the 800m County championship and also ran for Sussex in the cross-country,
CLUB ATHLETE OF THE YEAR U13 GIRL
RENEE BASSIN is the County long jump silver medallist, South of England gold medallist, ranked 52nd in country (on 24/8/16) and 7th at the Sussex combined Champs achieving several pbs. In the U13 long jump she started the year jumping 3.35 now reaches 4.50.
CLUB ATHLETE OF THE YEAR U15 BOY
LEO BREWER reached the English schools and always displays a very positive attitude and is supportive to all other team members. He is currently ranked 56th in the UK at 1500m and qualified for the England School Champs.
CLUB ATHLETE OF THE YEAR U15 GIRL
MAIA HARDMAN has earned big pbs this year. Ranked 10 in the uk at 800m and 5th in the mile, she also came 2nd in the England U15 indoor champs at 800m, 1st in the SEAA champs indoor and outdoor events and 6th at English schools. She is Sussex County and Schools champion, 1500m - Sussex champion, ISA 1500m and cross-country champion. Phew!
CLUB ATHLETE OF THE YEAR U17 BOY
JOSH EELES - joined the club this summer and is now the best performing U17 athlete, steadily improving at 800m from 2.05 to 1.55.5, ranking him 12th in the UK. In the 1500m he's gone from running 4.19 to 3.59 in one season, ranking Josh 11th in the UK, 7th in SEAA champs and he is also Sussex champ.
CLUB ATHLETE OF THE YEAR U17 GIRL
LOUISA SAUNDERS: Although in the bottom year of her age group, she is ranked 23 in the UK at 300m and 20th at 400m, is Sussex Schools Champion at 300m and 2nd in Sussex County. She is also Schools champs at 200m and qualified for the English Schools Champs.
More to follow......