Grants for young sporting and arts stars

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Talented young art and sporting stars from across the Harrogate district have received grants from Harrogate Borough Council (HBC).

The council initially set up the ‘Centenary Grants’ funding stream in 1984 to celebrate its centenary .

Since then nearly 600 talented young people across the district have benefited.

In total, 31 grants were awarded this year for outstanding achievement and progression in their chosen discipline.

The Mayor and Mayoress of the Borough of Harrogate, Coun Robert and Mrs Sylvia Windass, presented the youngsters with their awards in a ceremony held at the borough council chambers.

Arts awards went to;

l Tara Hill, 16, Clarinet.

l Mollie King, 15, Classical Ballet.

l Samantha Lester-Brockett, 13, Tenor Saxophone.

l James Nassiri, 14, Music.

l Jonathan Vaux, 15, Saxophone.

l Leah Waddington, 11, Music.

Sports awards were presented to;

l Zachary Berrill, 14, Rugby, Cricket, Athletics and Football.

l James Brown, 17, Shotokan Karate.

l Lydia Clissitt, 17, Hockey.

l Lara Coyle, 10, Gymnastics.

l Benjamin Daniel, 11, Archery.

l Jacob Fincham-Dukes, 16, Athletics.

l Adam Goundry, 17, Diving.

l Fraser William Grice, 17, Shotokan Karate.

l Thomas Henley, 16, Tae Kwon Do.

l Matthew Keogh, 13, Football.

l Thomas Ketley, 13, Archery.

l William Lake, 15, Swimming.

l Charlie Lonsbrough, 17, Swimming.

l Callam McAlister-Payne, 17, Karate.

l Hannah Merrick, 14, Gymnastics.

l Daniel Nimick, 12, Football.

l Cameron O’Donnell, 14, Cricket.

l Edwyn Oliver-Evans, 17, Cycling.

l Josie Parry, 15, Athletics - Hurdles.

l Carrin Peters, 16, Cheerleading.

l Nathan Pickard, 15, Diving.

l Ellie Rymer, 17, Climbing.

l Hayden Steele, 17, Karate.

l Katie Thompson, 16, Cricket.

l Olivia Turner, 17, Diving.