Tendring Sports Awards 2019

The Tendring Sports Awards 2019

Working in partnership with Active Tendring, the Tendring Sports Personality Awards 2019 were held at Clacton’s Princes Theatre on 17 October. They saw a host of sporting talent and personalities honoured for their outstanding achievements over the past year.

There were accolades and recognition for individuals and teams from across the entire District at the annual event which is organised by Tendring District Council (TDC) and the Active Tendring network.

This year there were a number of categories:

Sports Personality

Rio Gordon

Junior Sports Personality (Male & Female)

Ethan Day

Jennifer Rose Morgan

Inspired by sport

Vanessa Roberts 

New to sport

Sam Plummer

Sports team/club of the year

Frinton on Sea Cricket Club

Sports coach of the year

Martin Webb

Local community award

Vandi Rathbone, Michael Self and Daniel Casey

Education establishments

Tendring Technology College

Contribution to disability sport

Sport for Confidence

Physical activity project of the year

Swim Safe


A Special Recognition Award was presented to Jack Tattersall, a Tendring Cricket Club player who performed life-saving CPR on a bowler from an opposition team who collapsed mid-match.

Also given a Special Recognition Award was 15-year-old Ellie Challis, with the ceremony the day after the quadruple amputee was given an Amplifon Award for Brave Britons. Ellie, who lost her limbs to sepsis and meningitis aged just 16 months, has become a Paralympic swimmer – breaking her personal best breaststroke time earlier this year at the World Championships and with next year’s Paralympics firmly in her sights.

The prestigious ceremony was sponsored by Orsted, D Marvan Tree & Landscaping Services, and Rose Builders.


Last updated on: 19/11/2019 - 15:07