Olympians and ovations at city's biggest ever sports awards
Sporting stars from across the city were recognised for their achievements at a glitzy ceremony, at which LeedsBID was title sponsor.
The 14th Leeds Sports Awards held at first direct Arena on March 7th was the biggest yet, with 750 people attending to celebrate the success of Leeds-based athletes, coaches, volunteers and administrators during 2016.
Key winners included triathlete Alistair Brownlee MBE winning sportsman of the year; Kadeena Cox MBE named as Disability sportswoman of the Year; cyclist Katy Marchant as sportswoman of the year and City of Leeds Diving Club named as Club/Team performance.
Andrew Cooper, LeedsBID’s Chief Executive, said: “The Leeds Sports Awards was an incredible evening, celebrating Leeds as a fantastic city for sport. This year’s event was the culmination of the partnership between Sport Leeds and LeedsBID, which is funded by over 1,000 businesses and organisations in the city centre, working together to raise the level of the profile, status and position of the awards.
“LeedsBID plays a key role in amplifying the city’s successes with the drive and ambition to match, and has a truly collaborative ethos to make new things happen for Leeds by working together – this event is a fine example of what that can achieve and we look forward to continuing to help elevate the city’s sporting reputation nationally and internationally.”