The 13th annual Brantford Sports Council Youth Sports Recognition Awards Banquet was held on Wednesday, February 7 at the Brantford Golf and Country Club to recognize the outstanding achievements of local athletes, coaches, volunteers, teams, officials and sponsors who are actively involved in and support minor sports in our community.

Congratulations to the winners of the following awards:

  • The Phyllis Gretzky Memorial Award – Female Youth Leadership
    Emily Rickwood (girls hockey)
  • The Frank Bricker Memorial Award – Male Youth Leadership
    Cole Belkwell (track & field)
  • The Adrian Scherders Memorial Award – Sportsmanship and Dedication
    Meghan Josling (Special Olympics track & field)
  • The Jimmy Wilkes Memorial Award – Team of the Year
    Brantford City U18 Girls Elite Soccer Team
  • The John Macklin Memorial Award – Coach of the Year
    Todd Andrew (multi sports)
  • The Dave Levac Award – The Award of Excellence for Sports Officiating
    Neil Macdonald (lacrosse)
  • The George Churchill Memorial Award – Sports Volunteer of the Year
    Connie Pomerleau (baseball)
  • The George Jones Memorial Award – Lifetime Sports Volunteerism
    Cathy Drinkwater (girls hockey)
  • The Jack Calbeck Memorial Award – Lifetime Sports Sponsorship
  • The Frank Tomlin Memorial Award – Sportsperson of the Year
    Aaron Carpenter (rugby)

The Brantford Sports Council would also like to congratulate all the Finalists for their outstanding achievements in sport in our community.