DARREN Elliott’s contribution to ice hockey in the county has earned him a place on the shortlist for the 2019 Oxfordshire Sports Awards.

The Oxford City Stars stalwart called time on his career last season after spending 27 of his 29 years at Oxpens.

However, he faces stiff competition to land the top accolade, with two national champions providing tough opponents.

Tumbler Ben Goodall has enjoyed a superb year, winning the British qualifiers, English title and last week landed the British Championships.

His victory extended a remarkable two-year unbeaten domestic record.

Taekwondo star Chris Dudman completes the shortlist.

He has won multiple gold medals at national level and is now ranked No 5 in the world.

Alice Hopkins, Chloe Kiddie and Manon Bradley battle it out for the sportswoman accolade.

Athlete Hopkins, 20, earned a call-up to the Great Britain squad for the first time.

She represented her country in the Indoor Combined Events International match in January before competing in the European Under 23 Championships having retained her national title.

Bradley is a world record-holding powerlifter, multiple world champion and the first female president of the British drug-free powerlifting association.

Kiddie won gold at the single freestyle class 2 National Paradance Championships.

The West Oxfordshire Wheelchair member had previously finished runner-up in the category for the last three years.

The 13th Oxfordshire Sport Awards, will take place on Friday, November 15 at the MINI Plant in Oxford.

They celebrate the best of elite and community sport and activity across the county.

Tickets are now on sale and can be bought from activeoxfordshire.org.



Ben Goodall (gymnastics)

Chris Dudman (taekwondo)

Darren Elliott (ice hockey)


Alice Hopkins (athletics)

Chloe Kiddie (wheelchair dance)

Manon Bradley (powerlifting)

Junior Sportsman

Jack Allinson (rugby)

James Coles (cricket)

William Jeffery (cycle speedway)

Junior Sportswoman

Alice Davis (sailing)

Emma Thacker (netball)

Millie Couzens (cycling)

Adult team of the year

Banbury Cricket Club 1st XI

Henley Dragons (dragon boat racing)

North Oxford Tennis

Junior team of the year

Cherwell Volleyball

Matrix Netball U14

Whitchurch Primary School 5/6 football teams

Community club

Horus 7’s Rugby

Ricochet Trampoline

Shiplake Stars Netball

Community coach

Charlotte Hayes (football & cricket)

Claire Dash & Jon Blades (running)

Emma-Jane Morbey (dance)

Unsung hero

Claire Jarvis (swimming)

Mary Howlett (Chinnor Tennis Club)

Steve Honey (Chesterton FC)


Alex Queck Richards (variety)

Regatta for the disabled (bell boating)

West Oxfordshire Wheelchair Dance

Active school

Bure Park Primary

Cheney Secondary

Deddington Primary

Active award

Aspire Physical Activity Partnership

Walking for Wellbeing

Wheels for all (inclusive cycling)

  • The shortlist was formed by an independent judging panel based on nominations received