Ryan Jones has picked up the LD Sportsperson award, only the third person to do so.
He has been a valuable member of JSAD for many years and is involved in many of our activities, including football, tenpin bowling, and the JSAD 26x1 marathon relay.
He always encourages others to do their best and is especially supportive of his sister, who also has learning disabilities.
Ryan is a fantastic sportsman, with such great perseverance and is so deserving of this award.
A brand new award for 2018, in memory of Cliff Batchelor, who was a wonderful supporter of the aims of the JSAD for many years, particularly for members with learning disabilities.
It was his family's wish that his name will live on in the form of this award, reflecting Cliff's tenacity, compassion and humour.
And the very first winner is former JSAD Sports Personality of the Year Warwick Miller.
He's been a stalwart in a number of sports for many years. Warwick has always been very enthusiastic about taking part in sport, and is often seen helping and supporting his fellow sportsmen and women.
It's true to say that he remains an inspiration to all at the JSAD and a most worthy first recipient of this award.
For further details please contact:
Paul Patterson MBE
5, Le Clos des Chenolles
Tel (01534) 872855