Cycling club double win at Barking and Dagenham sports awards

PUBLISHED: 16:12 02 February 2015 | UPDATED: 16:44 02 February 2015

Barking and Dagenham Cycling Club with Mayor Elizabeth Kangethe

Barking and Dagenham Cycling Club with Mayor Elizabeth Kangethe


Barking and Dagenham cycling club scooped two awards at the borough’s annual sports awards.

Cycling coach Russell Coe with Mayor Elizabeth KangetheCycling coach Russell Coe with Mayor Elizabeth Kangethe

It picked up club of the year while coach Russell Coe won sports coach of the year.

Other sports stars recognised at the awards, which took place in the council chamber at Barking Town Hall on Thursday last week, included Taekwondo champion Viroshan Gnanapandithan, who won elite sports performer of the year, and Georgina Hart who won disabled sports person of the year for multi sports. 
Wrestler Chloe Spiteri, a former pupil at Trinity and Barking Abbey schools who represented Team England at the Commonwealth Games, inspired those gathered by speaking about her plans for Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020.
Certificates were also awarded to young people who receive funding from the council’s talented and gifted grant scheme.

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