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Maya wins big at CI Sports Awards!

Maya wins big at CI Sports Awards!

Friday 31 January 2020

Maya wins big at CI Sports Awards!

Friday 31 January 2020

Guernsey's Maya Le Tissier was the big winner of last night's Channel Islands Sports Awards, taking home the 2019 Betway Sports Personality of the Year title.

She was up against Guernsey athlete Cameron Chalmers, Jersey shooter Cameron Pirouet and Jersey swimmer Harry Shalamon.

The top award was put down to a public vote, with Maya coming out on top. 

The 17-year-old recently signed her first professional football contract with the Women's Super League team, Brighton and Hove Albion. 

After first showing off her skills at Blanche Pierre Lane for St Martin's AC, Maya moved to the UK to further her career and will spend the next two-and-a-half years playing with the south coast side.

The Sports Awards were also successful for fellow young Guernsey sportsperson, Sam Culverwell, who took home the PraxisIFM Rising Star award. He beat off competition from the Jersey athletes for his achievements in cycling, which include a Gold medal at last year's Island Games in Gibraltar 

Meanwhile, the 2019 Michael Lucas Sporting Hero award was split between two well-loved sportsmen - Ralph Anthony and Eric Waldron, who both passed away last year. The pair were remembered for their dedication to Guernsey Cricket.

Jersey's Serena Guthrie became the third person to be awarded the Champion of Sport prize, which has been previously been presented to Guernsey's Andy Priaulx and Heather Watson for their international achievements. The netballer took the role of England Captain at 2019's Netball World Cup.

Neil MacRae took the Source Recruitment Coach of the Year award for his efforts with the Jersey Cricket team, who were also named Blue Islands Team of the Year.

Pictured top: Maya Le Tissier was awarded the Sports Personality of the Year prize.

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