Dragons DSC Awards 2006

By Rhys Roberts - January 15 2007
Dragons DSC Awards 2006 The annual Dragons D.S.C. Awards have been handed out at a ceremony in Caerphilly Leisure Centre on Saturday (16/12/06). The Awards for the Swimmer's Swimmer of the Year and the Most Improved swimmer of the Year were given out.

Dragons D.S.C. Awards 2006

 

 

The annual Dragons D.S.C. Awards have been handed out at a ceremony held at the end of the last swimming session of the year in Caerphilly Leisure Centre on Saturday (16/12/06).

 

The two awards handed out on the evening were the Swimmer’s Swimmer of the Year and the Most Improved Swimmer of the Year.

 

The Most Improved Swimmer of the Year Award is given to the swimmer who the coaches think has improved upon their performances in the pool throughout the year. Previous winners of this award include Paralympic and World Champions David Roberts and Gareth Duke and was awarded last year to Jade Howe.

 

The Most Improved Swimmer Trophy

 

This year’s recipient of the award was 14 year old Sam Bateman. Sam joined the club at the start of 2006 and has grown in confidence in and outside of the pool throughout the year. One of the highlights of the year for Sam was representing Wales in the UK School Games held in Glasgow in September.

 

Dragons D.S.C. Most Improved Swimmer of the Year 2006 - Sam Bateman

 

The Swimmer’s Swimmer of the Year Award is voted for by the Dragons D.S.C. swimming squad. The votes are counted up and the swimmer with the most is given the award. This trophy has been won in the past by 7 times Paralympic Champion David Roberts and was warded to Jonathan Aynge last year.

 

The Swimmer's Swimmer of the Year Trophy

 

This year’s winner, Sophie Hodges, was a popular choice and at six year’s old, she is not only the youngest swimmer at the club, she is also the youngest ever recipient of the award. Sophie joined the club in May and has steadily grown in confidence in the water and is hoping to be ready to swim for the Dragons in competition soon.

 

Dragons D.S.C. Swimmer's Swimmer of the Year 2006 - Sophie Hodges

 

Sophie recieving the trophy from Dragons Coach Toni Howe.

 

Congratulations to both Sam and Sophie for winning the awards and to everyone in the club for another successful year.

 

To see who has previously won the Dragons D.S.C. Awards click the following link:

 

Dragons D.S.C. Honours