Graham Beacham writes: November saw the presentation by Mayor Martin Jarrett of the first Town Sports Awards, organised by the Town Council. It his hoped, these will become an annual event.
The Under 11 Young Sportsperson of the Year 2008 was Harry Mincer (top). Harry is the Chippy Swifts Under 10 Football team Captain. He leads by example and always keeps a happy demeanour. He attends Holy Trinity School. The judges hope this award will encourage primary school children to get involved in sport.
The 11-17 Young Sportsperson of the Year 2008 was Ben Chapman (bottom left). Ben was on a PE trip on presentation night. Ben swims for the Four Shires Swimming Club and Oxford City ,He attends Chipping Norton School. The judges were impressed with all the hard work he has to put into training. He was South East Regional Champion at 800 and 1500m freestyle events and also took part in the National Championships for the first time.
The Over 18 Sportsperson of the Year 2008 was Katie Wood (Bottom right) Katie was away at university presentation night.She formerly attended Chipping Norton School and Banbury The judges were impressed with her voluntary work coaching youngsters in kayaking and canoeing.