Sporting stars honoured

Sporting teams and individuals who have contributed to making Basildon a more active borough were recognised at an awards ceremony in November 2018.

The Active Basildon Sports Awards took place at Billericay restaurant Reids on 15 November, where winners scooped trophies across nine categories.

Among them included Basildon Athletics Club member Sam Bennett, who was named Sports Personality of the Year after winning gold in the 110m hurdles at this year’s European Athletics U18 Championships; and racing driver Emily Linscott, who was named Young Sports Personality of the Year ahead of her Formula 4 debut in Malaysia.

The awards were presented by mayor of Basildon, David Dadds, council chief executive Scott Logan and the director of Active Essex, Jason Fergus.

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