Junior Sportswoman of the Year is the next category we preview in the 2015 Peterborough Telegraph Sports Awards.
Those included in our list of contenders are merely suggestions and that’s all they are. The choice is entirely down to you.
The top three in each category when voting closes on January 15 2016 will be invited to the annual awards bash at the Cresset on January 29 when the winners will be announced and the sponsors will present the trophies.
JUNIOR SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR
(sponsored by Krusada)
Tierney Augustine and Katie Tasker are two of those sporting all-rounders who excel at most things they do.
Sixteen year-old Thomas Deacon Academy student Tierney is starring for the City of Peterborough Ladies hockey team this season, she’s an international at rounders and in 2015 she represented her county in athletics at the prestigious English Schools Championships.
A relation of Geoff Capes, she’s also coached by the British shot putting legend, and in the summer she won two titles at the Cambridgeshire County Championships (shot and discus) both with new championship best performances.
She went on to compete at the English Schools Championships in Gateshead and was seventh in the shot putt final.
Katie Tasker is another multi-talented junior sportswoman.
Her forte is triathlon and in 2015 she really excelled at the run/bike/swim discipline, taking the Eastern Region Under 13 League by storm. She won eight events on the trot to take the title with maximum points.
She also runs for Nene Valley Harriers and is the Peterborough schools cross-country champion and King’s School record holder for 1500m.
And Katie can also add three other sports to her bow. She plays hockey for Cambs Under 13s, swims for COPS and won the Hunstanton Under 13 Round Robin tennis title this summer.
Hannah Molyneaux is another Geoff Capes-trained athlete who competes for Nene Valley Harriers and she was unbeaten in shot putt events in 2015.
The Lincoln-based youngster was Under 15 English champion indoors and out and a comfortable winner at the English Schools Championships in Gateshead. She is number one in the UK.
Peterborough Athletic Club’s Megan Sims from Whittlesey also competed at the English Schools Championships during a great track and field season which saw her win three county titles and two Eastern Counties titles.
Freya Molloy has won this award for the last two years and she’s got the 2015 credentials to figure prominently in the voting once again.
The kick-boxer from March travelled to the WKC World Championships in Portugal in October and returned with a staggering six gold medals. She also won two European and four British titles.
Her Peterborough BCKA clubmate Jaden Harris, who finished a close runner-up to Molloy last year, also had another year to savour. She won five world titles, one European crown and a magnificent seven British titles.
Others from martial arts to star on the national and international stage were eight year-old Lorena Ismail and Gemma Carter and Elizabeth Carter.
Lorena, from the Peterborough Warriors club, won a full set of medals at the WAKO European Championships while Elizabeth and Gemma both won gold medals at the World Games competing for the Hicks Karate School.
From ice hockey there are two worthy candidates in the shape of GB squad players Izzy Wallace and Adelaide Hunt.
Hunt who plays in defence for the title-winning Phantoms Academy Under 16 team was selected for the England Under 16 squad while Wallace, although only 16, is in the GB Under 18 squad preparing for the World Championships in Januray. She is the Phantoms Academy Under 18 netminder and is also a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.
Peterborough Swimming Club (COPS) have had another fantastic year and probably have a dozen young girls who merit consideration for this award. But the top two are 16 year-olds Leah Roughan and Katie Brown.
Roughan represented England at an international meet in Italy and won five gold medals at the East Region Short Course Championships, setting a new East Region record time in the 200m breaststroke in the process.
Brown won six golds at both the East Region Long and the East Region Short Course Championships.
Star for City of Peterborough Ladies hockey team at just 16 years-old, an England international at rounders and a county athletics champion.
COPS swimmer who won six gold medals at both the East Long and Short Course Championships.
Another rising star from COPS who gained international honours in 2015. She won five gold medals at the East Short Course Championships.
Fenland Clarion cyclist who was first girl in the omnium at the National Clarion Track Championships and sixth in her age group at the national 10-mile time trial championship. Also broke club’s 38 year-old youth girls 10-mile record.
The UK’s number one Under 15 shot-putter from Nene Valley Harriers.
Kick-boxer from March who won a superb six titles at the WKC World Championships in Portugal. She also won two European titles and four British titles in 2015.
Another great kick-boxer from the Peterborough BCKA club. She won a fabulous five titles at the WKC World Championships, a gold medal at the Europeans and seven British titles.
Plays in defence for the Phantoms Academy Under 16 ice hockey team and won selection for England Under 16s.
GB Under 18 Ladies netminder from Phantoms Academy. Also a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.
A great cross-country runner from Nene Valley Harriers. Won the Under 13 county title and went on to finish 10th out of 500 runners at the big National Championships in London. Also swims for COPS and was a national championship finalist.
Another emerging cross-country talent from Nene Valley Harriers. Won the Under 11 county title and ran the fastest leg at the National Relay Championships.
Eight year-old member of Peterborough Warriors Martial Arts Club who won a gold medal at the British Championships and a full set of medals at the WAKO European Championships. Also won the UK Open.
PAC hurdler/sprinter who won two golds at the Eastern Counties Championships.
Gold medallist at World Martial Arts Games.
Won two golds at World Martial Arts Games.
Outstanding prospect from Peterborough Triathlon Club (PACTRAC). First girl in the Tri Star 1 Age Group in the Eastern Region League after winning eight of the races.
Nene Valley Harriers runner who won Eastern Counties and Anglian Schools 800m titles and ran fastest leg in the National Cross-Country Relays.
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