The Suffolk Sports Awards 2009 took place on 18 October at Trinity Park near Ipswich. Stowupland teachers Amanda Richmond and Neil Taylor got proceedings underway with a talk and slideshow about their climb up Everest..
Connor Carter won the Young Suffolk Young Community Volunteer award for his volleyball work in Stowmarket. Young Suffolk's Paul Martin presented him with the trophy.
Peter Bradley and Elspeth Gibson picked up the Nemisys & ipadio Innovative Project Award on behalf of Healthy Ambitions Suffolk. They're trying to deal with the prediction that, by 2050, 25% of children and 50% of adults in Suffolk will be obese.
Wendy Mawer from Active Waveney presents the Lifetime Achievement Award to John Pawsey for his work with gymnasts in Lowestoft. He also coached Terry Butcher back in the day.
The Ipswich Tomcats Under-13 Basketball Team won the Harrod UK Ltd Junior Team of the Year Award.
Karen Smith won the BBC Suffolk Unsung Hero Award for her work promoting Kuk Sool Won martial arts in Sudbury. Foz's audio interview with Karen is on the right.
Runners-up in the BBC Suffolk Unsung Hero Award were Penny Pearson for her work with the tennis courts in Somersham and Jackie Milton for her work with the special needs Ashley School in Lowestoft.
Bury St Edmunds wheelchair athlete Brian Aldis was at the Beijing Paralympics in 2008. He took part in a Q&A session with your host - BBC Suffolk's Stephen Foster.
Clubmarks were given to Beccles Town Cricket Club, Christchurch Ladies Hockey Club, Framlingham College Tennis Club, Halesworth Angel Bowls Club, Ipswich Ladies Netball Club, Kesgrave Cricket Club, Stowmarket Swimming Club and Woolpit Cricket Club.
More Clubmark winners - Bury St Eds Cricket Club, Debenham Squash Club, Goshindo Judo Club, Ipswich Basketball Club, Jubilee Netball Club, Lowestoft Sub Aqua Club, Waveney Gymnastics Club and Hollesley Judo Club.
Waveney Gymnastics Club won the Town Kids Trust Club of the Year Award.
Sebert Wood in Bury St Edmunds won the Suffolk School Sport Partnerships Primary School of the Year Award.
The Secondary School of the Year prize went to Elm Tree Middle of Lowestoft.
Lowestoft 19 year old Joe Matthews has had a heart transplant and continues to encourage young athletes, which is why he won the Snoasis Triumph Over Adversity Award.
Ipswich Town legend Kevin Beattie is a patron of the Ipswich Charioteers Wheelchair Football Club. Claire O'Brien Ellington was nominated in the disability category. Joshua Margereson was nominated in the Triumph Over Adversity Award.
Thomas Wolsey special school in Ipswich had a lot of nominations, but it was Cathy Churchyard from the school who won the Suffolk Disability Sport Academy Contribution to Disability Sport Award.
Nick Drane of Ipswich Tomcats won the Ramada Encore Ipswich Coach of the Year for his work helping his Under 13s win the national title.
Tom Barber, a recurve archer from Denton, was Larking Gowen Young Sports Personality of the Year Award. Foz's audio interview with Tom is on the right.
Stephen Foster questions a panel including Bill Tancred MBE who represented Britain at discus at the Olympics. Other awards were the Team of the Year (Leiston FC) and Sport Personality of the Year (Chris Walker-Hebborn).