Posts From January, 2015

2015 KLFM West Norfolk Sports Awards  


We have the pleasure of announcing that :

“Disabled Sports Person Of The Year” sponsored by Arbuckles

Winner: Oliver Kenny

KLFM Interview with Oliver


“Coach Of The Year Award” sponsored by Alive Leisure

Winner: Sarah Vanderloo

KLFM Interview with Sarah

“Senior Sports Person of the Year” sponsored by Bramham Electrical

Short listed: Donald Macfarlane

Hundreds of people filled the King’s Lynn Corn Exchange last night for the West Norfolk Sports Awards.
KLFM teamed up with Hunter’s Landrover to recognise rising stars, as well as the people who work hard to help them achieve their goals.

The KLFM Sports Awards have been designed to recognise and honour the contributions made by dedicated sports coaches, officials, clubs, men, women and teams from across West Norfolk.

Thank you to everyone who nominated online.


Here’s the full list of winners:


“School Sports Leader” sponsored by Duff Morgan Citroen

Winner: Robson Pack


“Coach Of The Year Award” sponsored by Alive Leisure

Winner: Sarah Vanderloo


“Disabled Sports Person Of The Year” sponsored by Arbuckles

Winner: Oliver Kenny


“Sports Event Of The Year” presented by Jack Savoretti

Winner: Cycle Together


“Senior Sports Person of the Year” sponsored by Bramham Electrical

Winner: Malcom Sewza Lewis


“Young Sportsperson Of The Year” sponsored by Alarming UK

Winners: Lewis Whitmore AND Shaun Stocker


“Sports Professional of the Year” sponsored by Minuteman Press

Winner: Dominic Dwyer


“Sports Woman Of The Year” sponsored by Gibbs Shoes

Winner: Gaye Clarke


“Sports Man of the Year” sponsored by Café Roasta

Winner: Owen Stannard


“Team Of The Year” sponsored by Hunters Land Rover King’s Lynn

Winner: West Norfolk Rugby Club 1st team!


The Geoff Sturgeon “Support in Sport Award”

Winner: Roger Cetti


Nathan Wells Championships 2014 

                            Picture and details provided by Lewis Wells
Norfolk Open County Champion (5 events)
Norfolk Junior County Champion (6 events) 
16year old Nathan Wells – County achievements include, Bagcat winner 16/o                              
Open Champion in 200, 400 and 1500m freestyle, 200 IM and 400 IM
Junior Champion in 200, 400 and 1500m freestyle, 200 IM, 400 IM + 100m Backstroke.                       

National Arena League (Bedfordshire) 

The latest round of the National Arena League took West Norfolk on a long coach trip to Bedfordshire. Here, they took on hosts Biggleswade, Deepings, Louth, St Ives and South Lincs. West Norfolk’s Girls Captain, fifteen year old Abbie Whiting, had an evening’s swimming to remember, dominating every event in which she competed, and underlining her position as one of the Club’s top swimmers.

Abbie opened her account in the Ladies’ Open Medley relay, swimming the fly leg of the race. Sophie Empson swam a strong backstroke leg, handing over to Natalie Coogans for breaststroke, which took West Norfolk well into the lead. Abbie then extended further, allowing Elise Sorrell to seal the race, and victory, with an authoritative freestyle leg. Abbie was soon back in the water, winning the 15/under 100m backstroke. She followed this up with a very comfortable win in the 100m freestyle, in a time of 1.00.05. She then notched up another first place in the 100m Open freestyle event, showing no signs of flagging, by bettering her time of the previous race, with 59.87. Another relay was soon to come, as Abbie joined team mates Annabel Heywood, Roxanne Uys, and Cassie Bywater-Haylett, to swim fly again as the girls won the 15/under medley event in dominant fashion. A final victory came in the Ladies’ Open relay, with Abbie joining Sophie, Natalie, Roxanne, Sarah Vanderloo and Elise Sorrell. The girls stormed home to grab another thrilling race.

Other wins and great performances came for Chloe Sorrell in the 13/under 50m breast; Freddie Laws in 10/11 50m breast; Natalie Coogans in 100m open breast and Roxanne Uys in 15/under 50m breast. Overall it was a sensational night’s swimming, spearheaded by Abbie Whiting, with many others clearly inspired by her performances. As a result, West Norfolk held 3rd place throughout the gala, squeezing through to take 2nd with 197 points, to winners, Louth, on 214.  Many thanks go to Lois Addis and Angela Gray for poolside assistance, and Sarah Vanderloo for coaching and swimming duties. A tired but happy team arrived home late in King’s Lynn, breaking the journey with a well deserved stop for fish and chips.