Gold medal winning Olympian and Leeds Beckett MSc Finance graduate, Alistair Brownlee picked up the Sportman of the Year accolade, whilst BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Science graduate Kadeena Cox triumphed in the Sportswoman – Disability category.
Former MA Sport and Business student David Stone, picked up the Sportsman – Disability award, whilst alumnus Ady Hinchliffe, finished as runner up in the Coach Performance category in recognition of his work with Leeds divers Jack Laugher and Chris Mears and securing Team GB’s first ever Olympic diving gold medal in the Men’s three metre synchronised springboard event in Rio.
The Coach Performance award went to Leeds Beckett former Director of Sport Malcolm Brown and Triathlon Head Coach Jack Maitland for their work with the Brownlee brothers, who train on the Leeds Beckett campus and unforgettably finished first and second at the 2016 Olympic Games. Malcolm also picked up the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Our final award of the evening, the Lifetime Achievement Award goes to Malcolm Brown MBE! #LSA17— Sport Leeds (@SportLeeds) March 7, 2017
The Leeds Beckett hockey club - who have been praised for raising a staggering £13,790 for Marie Curie – finished as joint winners in the Student Sport category for Special Contribution.
Previous winners of the Leeds Sports Awards include: Nicola Adams MBE (Boxing), the Brownlee brothers (Triathlon), Leeds Rhinos (Rugby), Yorkshire County Cricket Club (Cricket), Hannah Cockroft MBE (Athletics), City of Leeds Divers (Diving), and many other professional and amateur athletes, volunteers, coaches and more.
For a full list of winners please visit http://leedssportsawards.co.uk