Football aces Jake and Georgia double up at Barrow Sports Awards

3 December 2015 5:17PM

JAKE Brown, Georgia Stanway and North Walney Primary School celebrated memorable doubles after scooping prizes at last night’s Barrow Borough Sports Council 2015 Awards.

England cerebral palsy footballer Jake Brown won the adult sportsperson of the year award.

It came less than a week after he collected the Cumbria Sports Awards Disability Performance Of the Year gong for the second year in succession.

The junior sportsperson award went to England Under-17s and Manchester City women’s football ace Stanway, who picked up the equivalent honour at the county awards seven days ago.

It was the same story for North Walney Primary School’s national-title winning Year 5 and 6 football team.

They were awarded the junior team prize at the Forum last night after doing likewise at the Cumbria Sports Awards.

Brown is an established member of the England Cerebral Palsy squad and this year represented them at the World Championships, scoring four times to help them to victories over USA, Japan, and the Republic of Ireland.

He is training hard to gain selection for the Great Britain Paralympic squad for Rio next year.

Stanway has enjoyed a fantastic 12 months in which she signed for Women’s Super League big guns Man City and led her country at Under-17s level, netting seven goals in three qualifying matches for the European Championships.

The footballers from North Walney School also had a year to remember with victory in the national Danone Small Schools Cup.

They defeated teams from across the country to land the trophy Lilleshall National Sports Centre.

The feat saw them win a recent Barrow Borough Sports Council Performance of the Month Award and a cheque from award sponsors Furness Heating Components.

Dalton Cricket Club were rewarded for an excellent season in the North Lancs and Cumbria League by lifting the open age team award on the back of winning the Division One title and the Sowerby Cup.

Several dedicated sporting volunteers received service to sport awards including Hawcoat Park rugby union servant Jeff Simm, who also won the service to sport award at the Cumbria Sports Awards.

School sports stalwarts Gerry Holland (football) and John Pownceby (athletics) were recognised for their continued efforts after their retirement from teaching.

Allan Artis (Hawcoat Park), John Knagg (Furness football) and Lindal Moor cricket stalwarts Tony Wallace and Wilf Knight were also honoured.

BARROW SPORTS AWARDS WINNERS

JUNIOR TEAM: North Walney Primary School (football).

YOUNG SPORTSPERSON: Georgia Stanway (football).

OPEN AGE TEAM: Dalton Cricket Club.

ADULT SPORTSPERSON: Jake Brown (football).

SERVICE TO SPORT: Gerry Holland; John Pownceby; Allan Artis; Jeff Simm; John Knagg; Tony Wallace; Wilf Knight.

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