Archer Jonathan Tate hit the bullseye by being named Tendring’s Junior Male Sports Personality of the Year for 2017.
The 17-year-old from Great Bentley is the top ranking junior in Essex and Suffolk and is regularly chosen to shoot for his county.
He holds no less than 11 county records for both indoor and outdoor targets and is currently Essex Indoor Champion, a title he aims to defend in March 2018.
Jonathan has represented Great Britain in the European Youth Cup in Croatia and in the World Youth Championships in Argentina. He trains around 18 hours a week to perfect his technique, strength and conditioning.
Young horse Rider Chloe Mason from Stones Green picked up the Junior Female Sports Personality Award at the ceremony.
Chloe is currently National British Riding Club Pair Dressage Champion as well as National British Riding Clubs Riding Champion.
In the last 12 months she has qualified for British Riding Clubs Pairs Dressage, Tiding Test Team, Team of Four Dressage, Winter Dressage Championship and the Open Show Jumping Team.
She has single handedly produced her pony from four-year-olds and no other person has ever ridden him. The pony was a difficult ride and Chloe has learnt how to deal with the challenge.
The awards evening at Clacton’s Princes Theatre 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.
The prestigious ceremony was once again supported by the Clacton, Frinton and Walton Gazette and the Harwich and Manningtree Standard.
All the awards were sponsored by Rose Builders, Active Tendring and Essex County Council Children and Families Service with Tesco providing the refreshments.
Tendring Hundred Riding Club’s Junior Team was Sports Team of the Year; Sports Club of the Year went to Clacton Cannons Basketball Club; Faye Trigg (netball) was Volunteer of the Year and Alfie Davidson and Lucy Brown (football) jointly collected the title of Young Volunteer of the Year.
Clacton County High School PE Department scooped Educational Establishment of the Year; Chris Tight (basketball) was Sports Coach of the Year while a Certificate of Commendation went to Keeley Routley (football); Contribution to Disability Sport was won by Ellie Challis (swimming); Physical Activity Project by Clacton Seafront parkrun and the Special Recognition Award was collected by Clacton County High School Sports Leaders.
The awards were presented by TDC Chairman Mark Platt and Alison Baker from Essex County Council Children and Families Service.
The entertainment was provided by Peppermint Dance Centre and singer Abbie Hartley.