Revisit the Medway Sports Awards 2022

The Medway Sports Awards winners have been announced

Sporting stars were all in attendance at the glittering awards ceremony, sponsored by Bellway, at Rochester Corn Exchange on Friday 16 December.

The prestigious awards highlight the fantastic achievements of local clubs, teams, individuals and coaches, as well as volunteers and schools. The Medway Sports Awards, organised by Medway Council, also celebrate, and shine a light on, Medway’s finest sportspeople and the dedication of everyone involved in sport in Medway.

The Medway Sports Awards also celebrate children and young people’s sporting achievements, which supports the council’s aspiration to make Medway even more child-friendly.

If residents have been inspired to take up a new sport, we would encourage them to see what's on offer.

An independent judging panel including representatives from Active Kent and Medway, University of Kent Sport, the Medway Messenger, as well as BBC actress Balvinder Sopal and Paralympian Charlotte Evans MBE selected the winners below.

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Gold Winners of The Medway Sports Awards 2022


The awards cover achievements from 1 October 2018 to 31 October 2022.

The winners are:

  • Team of the Year, sponsored by the Medway Messenger
    • Gold: Tornadoes Korfball Club and Academy
    • Silver: Chatham Town Football Club
    • Bronze: Medway City Football Club.
  • Junior Team of the Year, sponsored by Bubble and Scruff
    • Gold: Medway Rugby Club under 18 girls team
    • Silver: The Medway Assassins Roller Hockey under 19s
    • Bronze: Kent Crusaders Basketball under 12s.
  • Primary School of the Year, sponsored by the Greenacre Sports Partnership
    • Gold: Swingate Primary School
    • Silver: The Academy of Woodlands
    • Bronze: Lordswood School.
  • Official of the Year, sponsored by Medway Sport
    • Gold: Jennifer Jelf
    • Silver: Mark Baker
    • Bronze: Ricky Ellis
  • Secondary School of the Year, sponsored by A Better Medway
    • Gold: The Hundred of Hoo Academy
    • Silver: The Rochester Grammar School
    • Bronze: Brompton Academy.
  • Coach of the Year, sponsored by Bellway Homes
    • Gold: Glen Isaacs
    • Silver: Steve Munday
    • Bronze: Tom Coyd.
  • Unsung Hero, sponsored by The Laurence Plummer Foundation
    • Gold: Jon Rye
    • Silver: Andy Brown
    • Bronze: Sue Beveridge.
  • Junior Club of the Year, sponsored by Child-Friendly Medway
    • Gold: Medway Assassins Roller Hockey
    • Silver: Anchorians Football Club
    • Bronze: Medway Rugby Club Minis Section.
  • Club of the Year, sponsored by Active Kent and Medway
    • Gold: Anchorians Football Club
    • Silver: Medway Rugby Club
    • Bronze: Chatham Town Football Club.
  • Junior Sportsperson of the Year, sponsored by Bubble and Scruff
    • Gold: Enriko Itauma
    • Silver: Reuben Michael Smith
    • Bronze: Lauren Mitchell.
  • Sportsperson of the Year, sponsored by Bellway Homes
    • Gold: Joe Coyd
    • Silver: Shaunagh Brown
    • Bronze: Nicola Lilley.

Chatham-born Olympian Gary Smith, a trampoline gymnast who finished seventh at the 2004 Athens Olympics, was inducted into the Medway Sport Hall of Fame alongside Isaac Newell who was an inspiration for football in Argentina in the 19th Century. 

More about the judging criteria.