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Feb 06 – Voting Opens For The GBC Sports Awards

The GBC Sports Awards continue to celebrate sporting achievement and prowess.

2016 proved to be another successful year for local sports men and women and the GBC Sports Awards aims to honour their accomplishments.

Here are this year’s nominees with the number you need to call to vote:

Senior Individual:

8942 Dyson Parody – Dyson’s taken the local Darts scene by storm, enjoying success on either side of the border. Perhaps the highlight of his year came in May’s PDC Gibraltar Open, when he took world number one Michael van Gerwen all the way in the Quarter Finals before narrowly falling short 6-5.

8943 Amanda Carreras – Amanda continues to make strides on the court. Success on the ITF Doubles and Singles Circuit has seen her world ranking rise to an impressive 274.

8944 Arnold Rogers – Having burst onto the athletics scene at the start of 2016, Arnold’s stamina and style has quickly made him the man to beat whether it be on track or road.

8945 Joelle Moreno – Joelle’s unique ability and versatility has seen her become a key member of her respective netball, basketball and football teams.

8946 Jerai Torres – 2016 proved to be a pivotal year in Jerai’s progress and path to becoming Gibraltar’s top sprinter. He broke both the 60m indoor and 100m outdoor national records along the way.

8947 Lee Casciaro – Age is just a number. The 35 year old continues to lead the line for club and country with pride. His match-winning goal against Celtic in the Champions League Qualifiers will no doubt live long in our memories.

8948 Roy Chipolina – No stranger to this category, Roy’s class and influence on and off the pitch make him the perfect role model, and a stellar captain for the National team.

Senior Team:

8949 Elite Netball Team – The top team on the Rock in recent years, and 2016 brought them even more success.

8950 Lincoln Red Imps – Up for their 8th nomination in this category, Lincoln’s dominance spans over a decade now and 2016 was particularly memorable, after their European exploits.

8951 Gibraltar Rugby National Team – A new comer to the category, but by no means making up the numbers. A string of impressive results away from the Rock has thrust them into consideration for FIRA membership.

8952 Gibraltar National Swimming Squad – Having competed in the World Short course swimming championships in Canada, the Gibraltar team went above and beyond, achieving 8 National records, 16 PB’s and 15 Commonwealth consideration times in the process.

Junior Individual:

8953 Niran Jeffries – Mini motor sports makes it onto the list for a second year running, Niran's control and skill has seen him achieve a string of podium places on the Andalucian Circuit.

8954 Jonathan Bear – Jonathan’s earned himself a brilliant reputation in the local pool scene. Alongside his Irish partner Anthony McAleer the pair became U15 World Pool doubles Champions, at the recent World Championships in Ireland.

8955 Sebastian Desoisa – Another newcomer, Seb’s not only put Golf on the local sporting map, but he’s taken the Andalucian Circuit by storm, finishing top in his age group, and second in the European Championships.

8956 Ilya Rodionov – Another product of the highly-acclaimed Gibraltar Taekwondo Association, Ilya Rodionov became national champion winning the U11’s crown for Poomsae at the British Championships.

8957 Amy Pozo – Captain and Player of the Tournament at the U17’s Netball Europe Challenge section held here last spring; Amy was key to the team’s success.

8958 Henry Archer – Flying through the Badminton ranks, Henry hit top form in 2016 winning the singles and doubles at both U16 and U18 level. Currently ranked number 4 in the singles, his hard work has earned him a call up to the squad for the Natwest Island Games in June.

Junior Team:

8959 Netball U17 National squad - The team were crowned champions at the Netball Europe’s Challenge section in March, which were held in Gibraltar after beating the Republic of Ireland, Malta and Switzerland.

8960 Lincoln Red Childline U9s - This young squad is following in the footsteps of their senior side; they dominated the league and won the Argus Cup, Palmones Triangular Tournament and most significantly were winners of the Ibercup B finals.

8961 Jujitsu squad - The 6-member team returned from the World Congress Championships in Benidorm with 15 medals, 4 gold, 9 silver and 2 bronze; double the amount won in 2015.

8962 Calpe Rowing pair of Jake Moreno and Jack Prior - Rowing continues to flourish with yet another great performance at the British Championships. This time Jake and Jack brought home silver in the double scull event.

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