SOUTH Wiltshire's finest sports men and women gathered at the Stones Hotel on Friday night (February 22) for the return of the Salisbury Journal's Sports Awards, with guest speaker, Premier League referee and local boy, Roger East. 

Roger, from West Tytherley, is also a previous winner at the Sports Awards, and pleased the guests with stories about Steven Gerrard, Luis Suarez and Wayne Rooney, among others, as well as clips of some of the unpopular decisions he's had to make over the 18 years he has been a Premier League referee or assistant referee.

Journal publisher Bill Browne said last night:"It’s great to be back here for an event we consider to be the highlight of the sporting year."

It was a great night at the Stones Hotel, and congratulations to all the winners last night.  


  • School Sports Achievement of the Year - South Wilts Grammar School Intermediate Athletics team.
  • Gymnast of the Year - Lillia Smith.
  • Disabled Sports Achiever of Year award winner is Matthew Davies.
  • Indoor Sports Player of the Year - Molly Hole.
  • Athlete and Swimmer of the Year - Katy Cutler.
  • Rugby Player of the Year - Cadan Murley. 
  • Cricket Player of the Year - Ben Coombes, of Dinton Cricket Club.
  • Young Sports Achiever of the Year - Lucy Jane Matthews.
  • Coach of the Year - Martyn Moody (Clarendon Juniors FC).
  • Club of the Year - High Post Ladies Golf Teams.
  • Unsung Hero of the Year - John Harper (volunteer at Salisbury FC)

To relive the night in full, here is the link to the live blog.

For full coverage, check out our website over the next few days, or buy Thursday's Journal.