Lucy crowned at first AllStars awards

AllStars Award winner Lucy Bowes receives her prize from Stephen Croft, Jamie Milligan and Shelly Woods.
AllStars Award winner Lucy Bowes receives her prize from Stephen Croft, Jamie Milligan and Shelly Woods.
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LUCY Bowes was crowned the Fylde coast’s brightest young sporting star at the first ever AllStars awards ceremony last night.

AllStars, The Gazette’s weekly Wednesday supplement dedicated to youth sport, invited readers’ nominations for individuals, teams and coaches who deserved recognition at the inaugural AllStars Awards ceremony.

Allstars Sports Awards in association with Blackpool Sixth

Allstars Sports Awards in association with Blackpool Sixth

Our panel of judges – including champion cricketer Steven Croft, Fleetwood Town footballer Jamie Milligan and Paralympic medallist Shelly Woods – scrutinised the many nominations and selected the winners.

The awards were run jointly by The Gazette and Blackpool Sixth Form College, which staged last night’s ceremony in its magnificent new theatre. It was the perfect setting for the winners and runners-up to be revealed and to take to the stage to receive their awards, prizes and certificates.

Awards were awarded in ten categories for primary and secondary school age groups.

The highlight of the evening arrived when wheelchair racer Woods announced which of the ten had also won our ultimate prize as AllStars Star of the year – an accolade which had an outstanding first winner in St George’s School swimmer and synchronised swimmer Lucy, also named outstanding individual in our secondary school age group.

For all the winners, pictures galore and the full story of this thrilling night, don’t miss next Wednesday’s special edition of AllStars.