Bury St Edmunds based Brewing and pub company Greene King, headline sponsor of this year’s West Suffolk Sports Awards, will be joined by other leading, local companies and organisations who will sponsor individual award categories at the awards ceremony on 15th October.

Award category partners supporting the event are Active Suffolk, Allied Health Professionals Suffolk; Beckett Investment Management Group; Go Ape; Iliffe Media; KiiWii Clothing & Promotions; Music Sales Group Charitable Trust; Newmarket Racecourses; TA6 Alliance Leisure, SRS Leisure and Unison.

The sports awards are a celebration of local sporting men, women, young people, schools, organisations and clubs, as well as the network of volunteers, coaches, parents and unsung heroes that make sport so special.

The event which is organised by Abbeycroft Leisure on behalf of West Suffolk Council, will be held at St Edmundsbury Cathedral this year, providing a stunning and unique backdrop.

Cllr Joanna Rayner, West Suffolk Council’s Cabinet member for Leisure Culture and Community Hubs said:

“I am delighted that local businesses have come forward with such willing support for the West Suffolk Sports Awards. Sponsors play a vital role in realising potential in so many sporting activities, at all levels and for a huge range of people, and I am very pleased to recognise their contribution.”

Warren Smyth, Chief Executive, Abbeycroft Leisure said:

“We’ve been overwhelmed again this year with the response from our partners and the local business community, in supporting us to make the sports awards evening a success. We’re returning to the Cathedral, which is such a magnificent venue, and we’re looking forward to showcasing the local talent and achievements of so many.”

Kate Rayson-Joyce, Business Development Manager, Greene King said:

“Sport is such a great way of bringing people together and creating community spirit, just as beer and pubs do. With Greene King IPA the Official Beer of England Cricket and Official Community Club Partner of England Rugby we are huge supporters of community sport. We are delighted to once again sponsor West Suffolk Sports Awards celebrating sportsmen and women in West Suffolk, as well as those all-important volunteers who deliver sport in our community.”

Picture credit – Simon Lee Photography.
Back row L-R – Jonathan Law, Beckett Investment Management Group; Russell Claydon, Iliffe Media; Mark Johnson, Unison; Victoria Herbert, Go Ape
Front row L-R – Kate Rayson, Greene King; Alison Blackwell, Abbeycroft Leisure; Cllr Jo Rayner; Rachel Clover, St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Keith Williams, Kiiwii Clothing & Promotions.