Jonathan Davies named Carmarthenshire Sports Personality of the Year
British Lions and Scarlets star Jonathan Davies was among the winners at the Carmarthenshire Sports Personality Awards last night.
At a glittering ceremony at the Stradey Park Hotel 12 sporting heroes from across the county were honoured at the 16th annual event.
Davies was named Sports Personality of the Year for his outstanding achievements during 2013 which included helping secure the Welsh rugby team RBS Six Nations Champions title by playing in all five matches, followed by his selection for the British and Irish Lions where he played in seven matches, scoring three tries.
Eleven other sporting talents were recognised including Young Sportswoman of the Year, Nikara Jenkins for rhythmic gymnastics; Young Sportsman of the Year, Joe Holt for cycling; Sports Volunteer of the Year, Colette James for gymnastics; Young Volunteer of the Year, joint winners Nia Jones for hockey and Nathan Jones for athletics; Community Sport Coach of the Year, Mike Davies for golf; High Performance Coach of the Year, Austyn Shortman for swimming; Disabled Sportsman of the Year, Michael Beynon for athletics; Disabled Sportswoman of the Year, Nia Knight for paracycling; Young Team of the Year, Coleg Sir Gar Womens Rugby Team; Team of the Year, Llandovery RFC 1st XV and Outstanding Services to Sport, Stephen Walker for athletics.
The awards are organised by Carmarthenshire Council's sports development unit in partnership with the Carmarthenshire Local Sports Council and recognise the sporting achievements of athletes, coaches and volunteers across Carmarthenshire
Executive board member for regeneration and leisure, Cllr Meryl Gravell said: “The quality of entries received this year was outstanding across the board and each year it gets harder for the judging panel. I’m delighted we have a wealth of sporting talent in our county and this event recognises people of all ages and abilities who contribute to sport in Carmarthenshire."