A Night of Celebration at the Devon Sports Awards 2019
Community sporting heroes and heroines across Devon were recognised at Sandy Park on Thursday 11th July 2019 during the 22nd Devon Sports Awards. The evening was an opportunity to pay tribute and thank those groups and individuals who enable thousands of people in Devon to be active and enjoy sport at a grass-roots level.
The celebration evening was a culmination of a six month nomination and shortlisting process organised by a partnership of the Exeter Chiefs Foundation, Active Devon and Exeter College. With guest speakers from Kate Salmon from Row the Ocean, sharing her experience of rowing the Atlantic Ocean in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, December 2018, in order to raise awareness of the ocean plastics crisis, and inspire a Plastic Free Generation as well as a Plastic Free Exeter by 2020. along with her hard hitting message of the stream of plastic pollution she witnessed, guests also took away thoughts of how sore ones bum gets on an Atlantic row and how valued Hobnob biscuits are!