Astley & Tyldesley were well
represented at the 10th Annual Wigan Sports Awards Dinner at the DW Stadium on
Nominations were made in several categories: for the A & T Club in the Club of
the Year category; Luke Jamson and Adam Phillips as Sports
Achievers; Mike Hack in the Coach of the Year category; Bill Phillips as Unsung
Hero; Brian Smith as Volunteer of the Year. All nominees received a certificate.
Mike Hack was delighted to be the winner of the Wigan Sports Coach of the Year
category and he received a framed certificate, engraved silver tray and
embroidered sweatshirt. This is the first time that the A & T Club have had a
winner in any category at these awards and is evidence of the progress that the
club is making. Mike will now represent Wigan at the Gt. Manchester Sports
Awards Dinner at the Midland Hotel, Manchester on Friday 12th November.
In all a total of 85 nominations were made across all sports and categories and
in excess of 200 people were present at the evening, enjoying a three course
meal and speeches from the Mayor of Wigan, Councillor Michael Winstanley and the
President of Wigan Borough Sports Council, Phil Clarke. The main guest was Dave
Bunting MBE, a mountaineer who has climbed Everest eleven times and he gave an
excellent presentation on his team's 2006 Everest expedition.