EDDIE Pepperell and Kirsty Miller claimed top honours at last night’s Oxfordshire Sports Awards.

Golfer Pepperell and taekwon-do star Miller landed the sportsman and sportswoman of the year accolades at the Kassam Stadium.

Abingdon Gymnastics were named club of the year, with Oxford Brookes University’s 1st VIII rowers taking the team of the year crown after their historic, unbeaten season.

Gymnast Ben Goodall and canoeist Enya Dale won the junior sportsman and sportswoman awards.

Great & Little Tew stalwart Gordon Taylor was presented with the unsung hero honour for his 65 years service to the west Oxfordshire cricket club.


Sportsman of year – Winner: Eddie Pepperell (golf). Runners-up: Josh Griffin (rugby league), Luke Southwood (football).

Sportswoman of year – Winner: Kirsty Miller (taekwon-do). Runners-up: Gemma Bridge (athletics), Cara Gainer (golf).

Club of year – Winner: Abingdon Gymnastics. Runners-up: Banbury Blues Netball, Radley Athletics.

Team of year – Winner: Oxford Brookes University men’s 1st VIII (rowing). Runners-up: Aston Rowant 1st XI (cricket), Oxfordshire 1st XV (rugby union).

Coach of year – Winner: Paul Hogben (hockey). Runners-up: Siobhan Tierney (judo), Katie Wales (football).

Disability award – Winner: Jack Cummings (swimming). Runners-up: Dreaming Spires Ten Pin Bowling, Molly Ripley (football).

Junior sportsman of year – Winner: Ben Goodall (gymnastics). Runners-up: William Jeffrey (cycle speedway), Ethan Rose (badminton).

Junior sportswoman of year – Winner: Enya Dale (canoeing). Runners-up: Rowena Hearn (hockey), Elizabeth Ireland (nordic skiing).

Junior team of year – Winner: Oxford Academy Under 14 (football). Runners-up: Clanfield Under 18 (football), Team Matrix (netball).

Sporting primary school – Winner: Batt, Witney. Runners-up: Bladon, Sunningwell.

Sporting secondary school – Winner: Blessed George Napier. Runners-up: Cherwell, King Alfred’s Academy.

Unsung hero – Winner: Gordon Taylor (cricket). Runners-up: John Dykes (hockey), Joanna Kelly (netball).

Young volunteer of year – Winner: Lois MacDonald (netball). Runners-up: Oliver Cartwright (squash), Bea Curtis (football).

Sports development project – Winner: Go Active Gold. Runners-up: Henley Hawks, Oxford Brookes University.

Active Workplace – Winner: Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group. Runner-up: Oxford Brookes University.