Grants for stars of the future

tis  Mayor Les Ellington and Mayoress Christine Ellington with Centenary Grant recipients.  (120330M5)
tis Mayor Les Ellington and Mayoress Christine Ellington with Centenary Grant recipients. (120330M5)

TALENTED youngsters from across the Harrogate district have been given grants to help with their development.

In a ceremony at the council chamber, the Mayor of Harrogate, Coun Les Ellington, presented the awards made from the Centenary Grants fund.

Coun Ellington said: “Here in the Harrogate District we are extremely fortunate to have so many talented young people and we are very much looking forward to having the opportunity of presenting the Harrogate Borough Council Centenary Grant Awards for 2012 – all of which are justly deserved.”

The youngsters were all recognised for their skills in sports or the arts and were also treated to drinks and nibbles as part of the ceremony.

The awards were:

Arts: Jessica Bryden, 15, Cello. Grace Fernyhough, 11, flute. Grace Forbes-Bagley, 13, classical ballet. Mollie King, 14, classical ballet. Tom Knowles, 14, music (percussion, piano and drum). Imogen Morgan, 12, organ. Danielle Nassiri, 14, music. Annabel Christina Proud, 14, ballet.

Sports: Nathan Barker, 15, rugby league. James Brown, 16, shotokan karate. Lucy Budimir, 18, swimming. Joseph Finaly, 18, karate. Luke Gair, 15, rugby union and athletics. Robbie Gotts, 12, football. Adam Goundry, 16, diving. Ottilie Harms, 11, rock climbing. Sorrel Harms, 13, rock climbing. Thomas Henley, 15, tae kwon do. Thomas Ketley, 12, archery. Liam Kitching, 12, football. Kai Lawson-Tovey, 14, modern pentathlon and swimming. Jack Lazenby, 12, football. Amelia Lonsbrough, 18, power lifting and weightlifting. Amelia Mearns, 16, gymnastics. William Murray, 14, rugby. Edwyn Oliver-Evans, 16, cycling. Nathan Pickard, 14, diving. Jordon Probst, 18, karate. Ellie Rymer, 16, climbing.