S-FACTOR ACADEMY AWARDS EVENING 2018
S-Factor Academy held its Annual Awards Evening on 24th November 2018 to celebrate the achievements of our athletes and recognise the hard work of our coaches and volunteers.
A special thank you to Bonus Pastor Catholic College who opened their doors to us for a second year running. The evening saw outstanding performances by singers Kedesha Charles and Orin Ojo instrumentalists Donovan Haffner (saxophonist) and visually impaired and deaf Jessica Howard (harp).
Adesola Ojemakinde did an incredible job as host again, keeping the audience entertained, accompanied by sports editor at The Voice and presenter, Rodney Hinds.
This year we paid special tribute to the remarkable achievements of our Ambassador Christine Ohuruogu who retired this year – with a spotlight interview reliving the most inspirational moments and people throughout her career.
We were also pleased to welcome to the stage Gold, Silver and Bronze Commonwealth Bronze Medalist in Shot Put (and World Champion in powerlifting), Myrtle Augee, along with former GB sprinter Donovan Reid to present trophies to our athletes.
The “Stuart (MVP) Ashby” Award 2018 went to the very deserving Kimani Smart, an athlete who has gone from strength to strength since joining the club at age 14, and who in the last year set three sprint club records. He also achieved a bronze medal at The Kent County Championships in his first ever senior race! All whilst studying at Brunel University with sprint legend Linford Christie!
The evening drew to a close with a few motivational words from club founder Lisa Miller encouraging our athletes to focus, work hard and most importantly ENJOY the sport!
We also gave a special mention and thank you to the club’s former treasurer Claudette Miller who stepped down this year, after 7 years managing the club’s finances. Last but not least, a special thank you to all the volunteers who worked tirelessly behind the scenes to put on such a great evening, including our new Events Coordinator, Diana Prince.
NOW TO THE MAIN PURPOSE OF THE EVENING!
S-FACTOR ACADEMY AWARD WINNERS 2018 ARE:
SPIRIT AWARD Junior Male
SPIRIT AWARD Junior Female
SPIRIT AWARD Inclusive Male
SPIRIT AWARD Inclusive Female
SPIRIT AWARD Senior Male
SPIRIT AWARD Senior Female
MOST IMPROVED ATHLETE Junior Male
MOST IMPROVED ATHLETE Junior Female
MOST IMPROVED ATHLETE Inclusive Male
MOST IMPROVED ATHLETE Inclusive Female
MOST IMPROVED ATHLETE Senior Male
MOST IMPROVED ATHLETE Senior Female
TOP TRACK ATHLETE Junior Male
TOP TRACK ATHLETE Junior Female
TOP TRACK ATHLETE Inclusive Male
TOP TRACK ATHLETE Inclusive Female
TOP TRACK ATHLETE Senior Male
TOP TRACK ATHLETE Senior Female
TOP FIELD ATHLETE Inclusive Male
TOP FIELD ATHLETE Inclusive Female
TOP ALL ROUNDER Junior Male
TOP ALL ROUNDER Junior Female
TOP ALL ROUNDER Inclusive Male
TOP ALL ROUNDER Senior Male
TOP ALL ROUNDER Senior Female
TOP CROSS COUNTRY ATHLETE Inclusive Male
TOP CROSS COUNTRY ATHLETE Junior Male
TOP CROSS COUNTRY ATHLETE Junior Female
TOP CROSS COUNTRY ATHLETE Senior Male
TOP CROSS COUNTRY ATHLETE Senior Female
BEST NEW JOINER Junior Male
BEST NEW JOINER Junior Female
BEST NEW JOINER Senior Male
BEST NEW JOINER Senior Female
YOUNG LEADER OF THE YEAR – Inclusive
ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
COACH OF THE YEAR – Inclusive
COACH OF THE YEAR – Juniors
COACH OF THE YEAR – Seniors
VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
STUART ASHBY AWARD (MVP)