Merseyside Sporting Champions Dinner


It was a successful night for Sefton at the recent Merseyside Sporting Champions Dinner with winners in three categories.

Local residents Holly Hibbert and Dominic Batty beat off competition from across Merseyside to be crowned Young Sports Person of the Year and Volunteer of the Year respectively, while Sacred Heart Catholic College was crowned Secondary School of the Year.

Cllr Ian Moncur, Sefton Council’s Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing, said: “It is fantastic to see so many of our Sefton Sports Award winners nominated on a city region level and I am absolutely delighted for Dominic, Holly and all the staff and pupils at Sacred Heart Catholic College.

“We have so many great people, including coaches, parents and volunteers, working really hard across the borough to ensure that everyone has a chance to take part in sport and many sports people training hard to be successful, so it is great to see them rewarded for their hard work.”

Speaking on behalf of Merseyside Sports Partnership, which organises the annual event, Marketing & Events Officer, Holly Budgen said, “Our heartfelt congratulations go out to all the winners and nominees. Each and every one of them is a fantastic role model for sport and physical activity here on Merseyside.”

The prestigious event, held at Liverpool’s Britannia Adelphi Hotel, was a fantastic occasion bringing together awarding sports people and volunteers from across the city region. The night was hosted by Radio City presenter Steve Hothersall and guests were entertained with stories by his former co-commentator and ex-Everton league championship winner, Ian Snodin.


Also nominated from across Sefton:

  1. Lifetime Achiever – Val Delamere 
  2. Young Volunteer of the Year (14-19 years old) – Joe Mitchell
  3. Coach of the Year – Simon Marshall
  4. Club of the Year – Litherland REMYCA FC

Images Courtesy of Merseyside Sports Partnerhip


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