20-year-old Ross Lee from Bradley Stoke Youth Football Club (BSYFC) was awarded the title ‘Young Coach of the Year’ at the 2012 South Gloucestershire Sports Awards held at BAWA last Thursday.
Ross, who coaches the under-7 side, is assistant manager of one of the under-11 girls teams and is also part of the BSYFC school link programme.
He said he was delighted with winning the award, adding “it’s good to give something back to the kids”.
Ross comes from a family of winners – his father, Martin, won the Community award in 2003 and his brother Jason won the Young Sports Volunteer award in 2007.
Ross has been coaching for about six years and loves doing it. His U7 team, unbeaten this season, won their first game 8-0.
Another local winner and regular guest on Bradley Stoke Radio (BSR) was Yate teenager Luke Hedger (Monster Energy Motostar Champion), who won the award for ‘Aspiring Young Sports Person of the Year’.
The Contribution to Inclusive Sport award went to Ken Elliot from Bradley Stoke Special Athletics Swimming Club.
Photo: Ross Lee (centre) with Geoff Twentyman (BBC Bristol) and Cllr Janet Biggin (Chair of South Gloucestershire Council). [Photo credit: Martin Lee]
Listen to Connor Summers’s interview with BSYFC Coach Ross Lee:
Audio clip courtesy of Connor Summers and Bradley Stoke Radio
Football: Bradley Stoke Town FC
The Reserve team made hard work of their 2-1 victory over Shaftsbury Crusaders on Saturday. Mo Amin gave the home side the lead not long in when he curled a ball into the bottom corner. Crusaders then got an equaliser when they were awarded a free kick just outside the penalty area. The ball was struck straight to the keeper but bounced under him to gift the visitors a goal.
The second half was mostly played in Bradley Stoke’s half as the defence had to soak up far too much pressure but eventually the Hornets started to make some breaks but it wasn’t until the last five minutes that they got a goal, Mo Amin played through and he was able to urge the ball over the line and past an injury hit away keeper.
Photo: Zobir Homoyoun on the ball for BSTFC. [Photo credit: Connor Summers]
Other weekend results:
St Pancras 0 – 3 Bradley Stoke Town Firsts (Adam Sykes, Lukas Entoundi and Andy Hurrell)
Golden Hill 4 – 1 Bradley Stoke Town B Team (Dax Baker)
Football: Bradley Stoke Youth FC
U11 Girls White drew a tough game with Bristol Ladies Union Red 2-2 on Sunday. A disappointing first half left the team 2-0 down at the break. After an inspirational half -ime team talk from manager Martin Lee, the team got back out there! Goals from Katie Jones and Laura Hewlett evened the score. A special mention should go to Ellis Barry who made three spectacular saves keeping her side in the game.
The under-10s sealed an excellent victory over Bristol Ladies Union Yellow. They won 2-1, with goals coming from Kayleigh Jennings and an own goal. This makes it seven games unbeaten now for the girls, who go top of the league.
Running: Sole Sisters RC
Five ‘Sole Sisters’ (Penny Greenwood, Kate Stuart, Ali Wright, Liz Naude and Nikki Phillips) completed the Sodbury Slog on Sunday – they said it was definitely the muddiest ever, but totally enjoyable all the same!
This annual race uses the same paths, fields, ditches and mudbaths since it’s original inception in 1990. The race always coincides with Remembrance Sunday and is preceded by exhortation, a two minute silence and playing of the Last Post, which sets the scene for a memorable day. Well done ladies.
Photo: Penny Greenwood enjoys the Sodbury Slog.
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