Darragh MacAnthony Is Named As A Nominee Suggestion For ET Sports Awards 2010: Sports Personality

Top Quote Darragh MacAnthony, Charlotte Edwards, Louise Hazel, Martin Adams, Phil Wing, Dwane Newman, Stephen Cooper are among those nominated in the prestige ET Sports Award. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) December 21, 2010 - Nomination suggestions: Darragh MacAnthony

    The Posh chairman's response to relegation from the Championship was to invest more money in the club in the hope of an immediate return to the big-time.

    Darragh MacAnthony's enthusiasm, passion and love for the city's biggest sporting team has ensured some of the most exciting times ever seen at London Road.

    Darragh MacAnthony has put Peterborough on the football map. Whatever happens in the future he should be applauded for overseeing successive promotions in his first two full seasons at the club.

    Charlotte Edwards

    When Charlotte broke the world record for one-day international appearances last month she was described as the 'perfect ambassador' for ladies cricket.

    For not only is Charlotte still a formidable competitor 14 years into her England international career, she is also well-respected because of her modest and sporting manner.

    Charlotte is showing no sign of slowing down either. She's led England to World Cup glory in one-day and Twenty/20 cricket, she has two Ashes victories to her name and yet she wants more.

    Louise Hazel

    The March heptathlete certainly knows how to peak for the big occasion and she won her first major title with a stunning performance in the heat of Delhi.

    The Commonwealth Games gold medal was the best Indian takeaway Hazel could have asked for as she proved far too hot for her rivals.

    Hazel was ranked seventh in the Commonwealth going into the Games and four of those higher than her on the lists were competing.

    But a solid opening day, which included two personal bests, saw her in third place going into the three disciplines of day two and from there she just exploded into another gear.

    After the opening event of the second day she was in the gold medal position and she never relinquished it. Some might bottle it in the heat of a tough competition in front of 40,000 fans but Hazel loved every minute of it.

    'Ave it' became her motto as she ended the competiton with a huge personal best, having improved her best in four of the seven disciplines.

    Martin Adams

    Martin is so much more than merely being the undisputed king of the BDO side of darts - he is an arrows legend.

    'Wolfie' holds the two biggest titles in that sphere (the Lakeside World Championship and the Winmau World Masters) and they are two of the 52 individual successes he has enjoyed during a glittering career on the big stage stretching back 20 years.

    He is also the longest-serving England skipper of all-time and also, the most capped England international and the instantly-recognisable face of darts.

    And he is a dedicated and tireless worker away from the oche. Adams has become a brilliant ambassador for his sport and is a true gentleman.

    You couldn't wish to meet a nicer man in any sporting arena.

    Phil Wing

    The driving force behind Phantoms since the club first emerged from the ashes of the Pirates era in 2002.

    One of the most colourful characters in Peterborough sport, Wing is the man responsible for keeping the Phantoms machine running smoothly, despite the many pressures of owning a British ice hockey team.

    Falling attendances and increasing costs have all made life a lot more difficult in recent years but Wing continues to soldier on as he strives to make Phantoms one of the most competitive teams in the English Premier League.

    Re-newed investment at the start of the current season and a raft of new initiatives have once again given Phantoms a team to compete with the best this season and much of that is down to Wing's unstinting efforts.

    Dwayne Newman

    Dwayne Newman has become nothing short of Phantoms icon in the four seasons since his return to the city club.

    Despite fast approaching 40, 'Dog' continues to defy the ageing process and after helping the side win an unprecedented treble in 2009, will go down as one of the true legends of ice hockey in the city.

    Now captain of the side, Newman continues to lead by example as Phantoms chase glory in the English Premier League, regularly putting his body on the line for the cause. A winner in any language and a wonderful ambassador for the sport.

    Stephen 'Tommy' Cooper

    You will struggle to find a more colourful character than the Lord of local football.

    Cooper is the driving force behind the emergence of Northern Star as the city's second football team, pumping plenty of his hard-earned cash into the club. You could never accuse him of not putting his money where his mouth is.

    Cooper has played, refereed and managed in the game. These days he takes things a bit easier after having 'moved upstairs' to become Star's director of football.

    He is still never short of an opinion and he's still usually right as well.

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