Hannah Williams claims Herts Phoenix award
PUBLISHED: 16:33 30 October 2015 | UPDATED: 16:33 30 October 2015
Welwyn Garden City’s Hannah Williams has been crowned Herts Phoenix’s Club Athlete of the Year at their annual awards ceremony.
Sprinter Williams, sister of 4x100m relay European champion and fellow Herts Phoenix athlete Jodie Williams, broke onto the world stage in 2015, representing GB at the Junior World Championships in Cali, Colombia and the Junior Commonwealth Games in Samoa, narrowly missing out on a medal at both competitions.
The pair were two of only three Phoenix stars to compete in a global competition this year, along with Anthony Bryan, a gold medalist in 800m and 1500m at the World Games for athletes with Cerebal Palsy.
As well as Williams picking up her award, Eden Davis and Laura Armorgie won Male and Female Athletes of the Year respectively, and Young Male and Female Athletes of the Year went to Robert Green and Zoe Benton.
Each of these young athletes was placed in the top five of their respective events and age groups in the UK Power of 10 rankings lists at the end of the track and field season.
The club’s athletes were well represented at national, regional and county championships with several of them being selected to represent their counties at inter-county and English schools championships.
The club’s senior women’s team won Division Three of the UK Women’s Athletic League thus gaining promotion to Division Two next season.
During the year there were many excellent performances by younger members of the club both in cross country and in track and field.
As well as the achievements of the athletes, the strong organisational structure of the club, led by the committee and supported by over 60 coaches, team managers, officials and helpers, was also recognised by awards made to Clubman and Clubwoman of the Year and by a presentation made by the senior women to their successful team managers.
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