Jonnie Peacock named Disabled Sports Performer of the Year at 2016 Living Sport Awards

Jonnie Peacock. Photo: onEdition 2016 ©

Jonnie Peacock. Photo: onEdition 2016 © - Credit: onEdition

Doddington paralympic star Jonnie Peacock was among the winners at the 2016 Living Sport Awards.

Stephen Beeken of Manea United (left) accompanied Maurice Short to the Living Sport Awards.

Stephen Beeken of Manea United (left) accompanied Maurice Short to the Living Sport Awards. - Credit: Archant

Peacock, who successfully defended his T44 100m crown in Rio de Janeiro during the summer, scooped the Disabled Sports Performer of the Year Award ahead of fellow local paralympians Jody Cundy and Louis Rolfe.

Maurice Short and Martin Holmes were also praised for their work in local football by being nominated for the Services to Sport Award.

St Peter's Tennis Club Chatteris were runners-up at the Living Sport awards pictured are Shona Kent

St Peter's Tennis Club Chatteris were runners-up at the Living Sport awards pictured are Shona Kent and Simon Grainger with the club's certificate - Credit: Archant

The duo, who have bee influential figures at Manea United and Wisbech St Mary respectively for decades, were pipped by Peter Leaton who won the award for dedicating more than 60 years to Peterborough Hockey Club.

Chatteris St Peter’s Tennis Club was also up for the Community Club of the Year Award.


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The annual ceremony, held at Burgess Hall in St Ives last night (November 24), celebrated the achievements of the county’s sporting talent as well as acknowledging the roles of coaches, volunteers, organisations and clubs in promoting sport across Cambridgeshire.

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