Rui, who was Sportperson of the Year back in 2009, is the longest standing member of the Jersey Special Gymnastics Club, at 25 years!
He attends training three times a week, and helps set up the equipment. Rui has also attended a coaching course in August. He was presented with his award by Roisin Pitman.
Simon Larbalestier is a great supporter of JSAD and all we do.
It was a horrid shock to learn that he had been diagnosed with a brain tumour back in May.
Since the diagnosis Simon has undergone extensive surgery and post-operative treatment including radiotherapy and in spite of all these hardships he has continued to support the JSAD, in particular wheelchair sport.
It is with great pleasure that we are able to report that Simon has recently received the all clear from his medical team.
Simon was presented with his trophy at the Merton Hotel on Saturday 19 November by Roisin Pitman.
The winner in 2015 is Jamie Wolfe, who is relatively new to disability sport.
But in spite of severe physical restrictions, Jamie attends nearly every wheelchair basketball training sessions and has adapted incredibly well to playing this sport.
He's also an incredibly thoughtful team player and has greatly impressed the Jersey Wheelers coaching staff.
For the second time in succession, Darren Renouf has won this award.
Darren is a great supporter of JSAD activities and is a loyal and willing attendee at many of our events including helping as well as participating. Unfortunately, Darren has had to overcome some significant health issues over the last 12 months but has done so with his usual friendly style.
(Now in its thirteenth year, the criteria for this award is simple but the selection is so difficult, given that so many JSAD members have to overcome great difficulties to take part in sport.)
For further details please contact:
Paul Patterson MBE