Wales Sports Awards Nominees

This evening, the prestigious Wales Sports Awards head to the Celtic Manor Resort to showcase the best of grassroots and elite sport in Wales.

Prior to the evening, four members of the Welsh Athletics community have been nominated for awards.

Rebecca Jones-Morris (Menai T&F) is one of three shortlisted finalists for Volunteer of the Year. Rebecca dedicates around 500 hours a year to the club as an athlete, a parent and a committee member and has established close links with Bangor University to increase the junior membership at the club.

Based in Anglesey, Eban Geal is nominated for Inspiring Young Person 2017.  He is the only person from Anglesey and North West Wales to complete all aspects of the Young Ambassador Programme from Bronze all the way through to Gold.  In 2019, Eban will travel to Gibraltar in 2019 to help with the Ynys Mon Athletics team competing in the International Island Games. Eban has also recently undertaken a Level 1 Field Judge course and we hope to see him progress on this pathway too.

Last month, Mike Blake (Eryri Harriers) was awarded the Get Inspired Unsung Hero award on BBC Wales Today.  Mike has been a member of Eryri Harriers for almost 40 years and in that time, has organised almost 300 races, from short fell races all the way up to British Championships. Mike’s efforts will be recognised this evening alongside other prestigious award winners.

Finally, Aled Sion Davies is one of six who has been shortlisted for the BBC Cymru Wales Sports Personality of the Year.  Aled’s numerous achievements culminated this year in winning both the F42 Discus and F42 Shot Put at the 2017 World Para Athletics Championships, and smashing his own World Record in the Shot Put with a throw of 17.52m.
This award has been open to the public vote, and the winner will be revealed tonight.

We would like to congratulate all nominees and award winners, and wish the shortlisted finalists the best of luck this evening!

The ceremony will be broadasted live on the BBC Website/BBC Sport App from 19:30.

Welsh Athletics Ltd.
Cardiff International Sports Stadium
Leckwith Road
Cardiff. CF11 8AZ.

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