Saturday, 19 November 2016

Old Edwardian Society's 2016 Sportsman of the Year Awards


The winners.
The 2016 Sportsman of the Year Awards evening was a great success. 
Just over 80 people attended the cocktail party in the King's Tavern to honour our sportsmen and women who have achieved so much over the past 12 months.
The five nominees for the main award, the Sportsman of the Year were;
Michael Batty - Water Polo.
Stephen Cook - Cricket.
Gus Pinker - Water Polo
Mitchell van Buuren - cricket
Colin Webster - War Games
Stephen Cook was announced as the Sportsman of the Year for his maiden century in his first Test against England as well as the way he batted for the Highveld Lions scoring 738 runs in the four day Sunfoil series with a highest score of an undefeated 168.
As Stephen is in Australia with the Proteas his father, Jimmy Cook the former South African opening batsman, accepted the award on his behalf.
Gus Pinker for his contribution to the Technical side of water polo, including being invited to the Olympic Games for the fourth time to officiate, was runner up.
the full list of award winners is;
Best Junior Girl - Elisha Retief - War Games
Best Junior Boy - Kyle Coker - Hockey
Best schoolboy playing sport for the Society and Junior Sportsman of the Year - Mitchell van Buuren, Cricket.
Best senior achievement - Colin Webster - War Games
The Team Trophy was awarded jointly to the mens 1st hockey team and the boys under 13 hockey team.
The Sportsmanship award went to Andrew Craig from the Boat Club.
The sub club of the year was hockey.
The Chairman's award went to Colin Webster.
The evening underlines the wonderful talent that exists within the sub-clubs of the Society.

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