MANSELL AWARDED BBC MIDLANDS YOUNG SPORTS PERSON OF THE YEAR
Scott Mansell was announced as the BBC Midlands Young Sports Person of the year at the prestigious Belfry on Sunday evening in front of a packed audience. Unfortunately Scott could not attend as the Autosport Awards Ceremony was on the same night at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London so his granddad Bill, collected the award on his behalf.
Staffordshire's sporting greats tasted glory at the BBC Midlands Sports Awards, with Lee Pearson taking 'the daddy' of all the awards - the Sports Personality of the Year.
Lee Pearson, Staffordshire's own Triple Paralympic Dressage Gold medallist, pipped some big names to the Sports Personality title.
Darts 'legend' (perhaps for once not too strong a word) Phil Taylor was nominated in the Sportsman Award, but Olympic double medallist Leslie Law from Worcestershire eventually landed the title.
And the Sportswoman of the year went Kelly Sotherton , beating Emma Shaw, from Great Haywood near Rugeley, who has risen to become another of Staffordshire's growing ranks of equestrian greats.
"It would like to thank BBC Midlands for this award and I am very proud to have been given an award by the BBC"