Freya Anderson is this year’s Wirral Sportsperson of the Year

A packed audience at Hulme Hall, Port Sunlight on Thursday 13 October was treated to a wonderful evening of presentations highlighting Wirral’s best sporting achievers and unsung heroes who dedicate their time and service to their clubs, leagues and associations.

The prestigious Wirral Sports Awards evening, celebrating its 58th year, was opened by the Mayor, Cllr Jeff Green, himself a passionate sports fan and golfer and was presented by BBC Radio Merseyside’s Ian Kennedy.

GB Team swimmer Freya Anderson received the Wirral Sports Person Award 2022.  Former Premier League referee and ardent Tranmere Rovers supporter Mike Dean picked up the Outstanding Achievement Award.

Young Sports Person of the Year was awarded to Patience Wood of Bebington Archers in recognition of her European junior archery performances.

Other awards presented on the night included:

  • Club of the Year: Wirral Metro Swimming Club
  • Young Sports Volunteer: Lucy Robinson, Prenton High School
  • Coach of the Year: Sarah Kearney: Wirral Endurance Programme
  • Volunteer of the Year: Graham Sale, Wallasey Cricket Club
  • Sports PE Dept of the Year: Prenton High School for Girls
  • Secondary School Girls Team of the Year: Upton Hall Cross Country
  • Secondary Boys School Team of the Year: Calday Year 9 Football
  • Primary School Team of the Year: St Georges Wallasey Year 6 Football
  • Active Wirral Individual Award: Angela Dale, Wirral Golf Junior Academy
  • Active Wirral Organisation Award: Activity For All
  • Lifetime Achievement: Cathy Page (Birkenhead Trampoline Club) and the late Roy Fisher (Pensby Runners)

Special Recognition Awards were also passed out to:

  • Pauline Roberts, Birkenhead Athletics Club.
  • Beth Williamson, Birkenhead Trampoline Club

This year’s event was supported by Active Wirral and included headline sponsors Wirral Chamber of Commerce, Stagecoach, Liverpool John Moores University School of Sports Science and Liverpool One who kindly donated vouchers to all the attending schools.

Proceeds from the event go towards the Forum’s annual Bursary award scheme that will take place in 2023, hosted by the Mayor of Wirral.

Further information on the awards, bursaries and the Wirral Sports Forum is available from Dave Simmonds at Wirral Council’s Sports Development Team on 07876 577187 or email:     

Young Sports Person of the Year, Patience Wood
Outstanding Achievement Award, Mike Dean

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