Gymnast Kelly Simm honoured again at Eastleigh Sports Awards

OLYMPIC hopeful Kelly Simm has scooped her second Sports Award inside six days.

Fresh from winning the senior sportswomen prize at the Winchester Sports Awards, she picked up the Senior Sportsperson silverware when the Eastleigh Sports Awards were held at the Hilton Hotel.

Gymnast Simm lives in the Winchester area but her club, Dynamo School of Gymnastics, are within the Eastleigh district.

The Southampton Solent University student helped the Great Britain Women’s Artistic Team to win bronze at the World Championships in Glasgow in 2015.

The awards evening was organised by Eastleigh’s Sport and Physical Activity Alliance (SPAA).

Senior Sportsperson of the Year: Kelly Simm.

Service to Sport: Gwen Silvester founded Swan Netball Club in 1982. She wanted to start a club for mums with young families and formed a Netball Club based at Crestwood School. More than 30 years on she is still a very active volunteer and a well-loved member of the Swan netball family, which boasts 17 teams and over 300 people.

Keith Richardson established Dynamo School of Gymnastics in 1986, achieving a twinning arrangement with Michael Veronin at the world famous Dynamo Moscow. Gordon Kemish started Judo in 1975 and is head coach at Fleming Park Judo, presiding over a team of dedicated coaches, many of them his former students.

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