JAGUAR ACADEMY OF SPORT 2011 ANNUAL AWARDS NOMINEES ANNOUNCED







Published by Gerald Ferreira Date: November 21, 2011
Categories: Jaguar, Jaguar Sport

21 November 2011. The Jaguar Academy of Sport is pleased to announce the Award Nominees for the second Jaguar Academy of Sport Annual Awards at The Savoy on 27th November 2011. The evening will be hosted by James Corden and Kirsty Gallacher and is a celebration of the best of British sporting achievements from across the past year.

Jaguar Academy Sport Awards

The event partner, Garrard, has designed and produced new exquisite trophies exclusively for the Academy, which will be presented to our Award winners on the evening.

Nominees within the various Award categories include Mo Farah, Dai Greene, Darren Clarke, Kerri-Anne Payne and the England Cricket Team. A particular highlight will be the presentation of the Special Recognition Award to five of the best performing Rising Stars from the Bursary Programme. Of these five Rising Stars, one young athlete will be presented with the Jaguar Academy of Sport Star of the Future Award.

The Award Nominees are as follows:

JUMP OFF THE SOFA MOMENT

  • Chris Ashton: for his try against Australia on 13 November 2010
  • Jimmy Anderson: 2nd Test in Adelaide - takes Michael Clarke wicket
  • Dai Greene: Gold medal in the 400m Hurdles at the World Championships
  • Jenson Button: Passing Sebastian Vettel on the last lap of the Canadian Grand Prix
  • Wayne Rooney: Overhead kick against Manchester City
  • Hannah England: Silver medal in the 1,500m at the World Championships

MOST INSPIRATIONAL BRITISH SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR

  • Darren Clarke: British Open Champion
  • Luke Donald: Top US money list and ‘Race for Dubai’ contender
  • Mark Cavendish: 5 Tour de France stage wins, 20 in total, Green Jersey & 2011 World Champion
  • Mo Farah: Gold medal in the 5,000m at the World Championships
  • Alistair Cook: 766 runs in Ashes series
  • Alistair Brownlee: World Triathlon Champion

MOST INSPIRATIONAL BRITISH SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR

  • Hannah England: Silver medal in the 1,500m at the World Championships
  • Helen Jenkins: World Triathlon Champion
  • Hayley Turner: First female jockey to win a Group 1 race - July Cup at Newmarket
  • Paula Radcliffe: 3rd in her first marathon since the birth of her second child in 2009
  • Keri-Anne Payne: Gold medal in the 10K Open Water and first GB athlete to qualify for London 2012
  • Jade Jones: Silver medal at 2011 Taekwondo World Championships

BRITISH SPORTING PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR

  • England Cricket Team: Ashes 2010/11
  • Mo Farah:5,000m World Champion
  • Dai Greene:400m Hurdles World Champion
  • Rory McIlroy: US Open performance, - 16 and winner by 8
  • Wales Rugby Team: RugbyWorld Cup 2011
  • Solheim Cup winners: 15 points to 13

BRITISH SPORTING PERFORMANCE FOR AN ATHLETE WITH A DISABILITY

  • Tom Aggar: Rowing World Champion for the 4th time
  • Sarah Storey: Gold medal in the Road Cycling World Championship in the Time Trial and Road Race
  • Crystal Lane: Bronze medal in the Road Cycling World Championships
  • Thomas Young: Gold medal in the SB7 100m breaststroke at the European Championships
  • Liz Johnson: Gold medal in the SB6 100m breaststroke at the European Championships
  • David Wier: 5th London Marathon win

For full list of Award Categories see note to editors

James Corden, Jaguar Academy of Sport Member and host on the night, commented:"I am excited to be able to host the second Jaguar Academy of Sport Annual Awards. It will be a great evening and I look forward to celebrating this year's sporting achievements."

Kirsty Gallacher, Jaguar Academy of Sport Member and also hosting on the night, commented: "I am honoured to be hosting this year's Jaguar Academy of Sport Annual Awards. I attended last year and it was such a great event supporting Britain's sports stars of tomorrow. The Academy is such a great programme, which is really investing in the next generation of sporting talent."

The Jaguar Academy of Sport aims to recognise, celebrate and inspire the very best of British sporting talent and success. This is fulfilled through a Bursary Fund and a unique Mentoring and Education Programme delivered through a series of workshops and talent days. Mentoring is key to the Academy and provides all the Rising Stars with the non-financial support they need in order to be successful and provides our Rising Stars with the opportunity to work with Britain’s sporting greats and their heroes who they hope to emulate.