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Sports Personality of the Month Winners Announced

Sports Personality of the Month Winners Announced

January 19, 2018

Sports Lisburn & Castlereagh is celebrating local sporting talent following the announcement of Sports Personality of the Month for the winter sporting season.


Sponsored by Decathlon, the awards recognise the achievements and dedication of sporting stars in the Lisburn & Castlereagh area.  The winners are selected each month by the Sport Lisburn & Castlereagh Committee and a £100 voucher is awarded to each successful winner.


The winter winners included; Amy Stewart who won a gold medal and two silver medals at the British Taekwondo Championships; James Nicholson who secured a bronze medal at the Divisional Lisbon International Taekwondo Championships in Portugal, and Alex McHenry who won the Munster U11 Squash Championships.


Alderman James Tinsley, Chairman of the Council’s Leisure & Community Development Committee said: “I am delighted that we can acknowledge the achievements of local athletes through our Sports Personality of the Month award. I appreciate that any sporting achievement is the result of hard work, training and dedication and I am therefore pleased that athletes in the council area can be recognised for this.”


Jimmy Walker, Chairman of Sport Lisburn & Castlereagh also added, “I would like to congratulate Amy, James and Alex on their remarkable success to date.  Their success is a shining example to others who strive to succeed at the highest level in their chosen sport. I am therefore pleased to commend them on their achievements and I wish them every success in the future.


“Finally I would like to thank Decathlon for kindly sponsoring the initiative and I would warmly encourage other clubs to make the time to nominate an individual who has excelled in their sport.”


For further details on Sports Personality of the Month, please email Adrian Baron at