Greenan wins GrassRoots award

TOWERING teenage basketball star Leigh Greenan was named the Evening Star's GrassRoots Young Sports Personality of the Year at the Suffolk Sports Awards last night.

TOWERING teenage basketball star Leigh Greenan was named the Evening Star's GrassRoots Young Sports Personality of the Year at the Suffolk Sports Awards last night.

Held at Ipswich Town Football Club, the second annual awards ceremony saw the 6'11 Ipswich Tomcats Under-18 player recognised for his role in his side's championship-winning 2006/7 season.

The Ipswich Basketball Club side scooped further awards as Nick Drane received the Ipswich Town FC Coach of the Year award and their team came runners-up in the Junior Team of the Year section.

Elsewhere, world powerlifting champion Ann Thomas was crowned the Larking Gowen Sports Personality of the Year, while her husband and fellow powerlifter Neil Thomas came away with the Team Ipswich Contribution to Disability Sport Award.

Framlingham Town Football Club stalwarts Sydney and Christine Vice received the BBC Radio Suffolk Unsung Hero award, while Deben Swimming Club were named Club of the Year.

Other winners included the Lowestoft ladies indoor hockey team (Touchline Sports Senior Team of the Year award), West Suffolk College's football team (Junior Team of the Year), Farlingaye High School (East Anglian Daily Times Your Sport School of the Year), the Lashings Event (Suffolk School Sport Partnerships Innovative Scheme Award) and Curtis Eyres (Unilever Spirit of the Games award).

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