PLAYERS who lead the Conwy sports scene including a wheelchair basketballer and women’s footballers have been awarded for their efforts.

A special Conwy Sports Awards dinner at Venue Cymru saw Olympic silver medallist swimmer Jazz Carlin congratulate the winners of categories including the best youth team, young volunteer and junior and senior sportspeople.

The annual awards, organised by Conwy County Borough Council, had shortlisted a total of 32 candidates with two categories already decided; the school of the year awarded to Ysgol Llandrillo yn Rhos, and community chest event of the year which went to the Great Orme Swim.

British rally champion Matt Edwards was handed the senior sportsman of the year competition, while golfer Lea-Anne Bramwell was the winning sportswoman of the year.

Wheelchair basketballer Alexander Wilson was the winning junior sportsman for his trailblazing efforts, while footballer Sophie Rawling took the junior sportswoman title.

Women’s football claimed another award with Penrhyn Bay Girls FC U16s winning the junior sports team of the year.

Meanwhile Osian Roberts achieved the young volunteer of the year award for his commitment to cricket. Runner Gemma Gale was awarded the special achievement of year.

Senior sports team of the year went to Llandudno RFC, and football manager Gareth Rawling, father of Sophie, was awarded coach of the year.

Meryl Roberts and Neil Pringle were joint winners of the services to sport award for netball and hockey, and rugby respectively.