Leicester Mercury Sports Awards 2016
The King Power Stadium, home of 2015/16 Premier League winners, Leicester City, was the host venue for the 2016 Leicester Mercury Sports Awards.
This special evening brought together 450 representatives from across the sporting world to enjoy an evening of great food, drink and celebration as the region’s sporting heroes were recognised and rewarded.
The evening began with a Champagne welcome followed by a delicious three-course meal which gave guests an opportunity to mix and mingle.
15 awards were up for grabs on the night and were presented to the commendable winners by the award sponsors. Award categories included Young Sportsman/Woman of the Year and Team of the Year, won by Leicester Riders.
Overseeing proceedings and ensuring the evening went with a bang, were hosts Gail Emms MBE, herself a successful sports personality having been at the top of her chosen sport, badminton, for many years and popular sports presenter, David Garrido.
The glittering event also provided the perfect opportunity to raise funds for the vital work of Rainbows - a Loughborough based children’s hospice that cares for children with life-threatening and life-limiting conditions and supports their families. Through fun games, including stand-up bingo, table sales and donations, significant funds were raised for this very worthy cause.