Charnwood Sports Awards Leicestershire



Charnwood Senior Disabled Sports Person of the Year 2013

Jo-Jo Cranfield

Southend-on-Sea Sports Awards 2013

Southend-on-Seas Sports Awards 2013. The ceremony took place at Garons Leisure and Tennis Centre, in Southend, Essex on Tuesday 15th October 2013


Paralympic Hopeful & Overall Sports Personality of the Year 2013



Southend-on-Sea’s Sports Awards 2012

Double Success for Jo-Jo at the Southend-on-Seas Sports Awards 2012. The ceremony took place at Garons Leisure and Tennis Centre, in Southend, Essex on Thursday 25th October 2012


Jo-Jo was named Southend-on-Sea’s


Paralympic Hopeful & Sports Personality of the Year 2012


Jo-Jo comes from Westcliff-on-Sea in Essex and does most of her swimming training with Loughborough Uni Elite Swimming Squad whilst at University and Rochford & District Swimming Club when she is home. Without her swimming coach Doug Drake from Rochford & District and all the Coaches at Loughborough Jo-Jo could not have achieved what she has done so far. So a BIG thank you goes to all her Coaches (Keep up the good work)



Award Certificate’s  redface 

Southend-on-Sea’s Sports Awards 2011

Southend-on-Sea’s sporting heroes were honoured at the borough’s sports awards. The annual sports awards took place on the 9th November 2011 at the Cliffs Pavilion in Westcliff. Cyclist and Commonwealth Games time trial silver medalist Alex Dowsett was the guest of honour presenting the awards & trophies.

You will be pleased to hear that Jo-Jo received several awards that evening. But due to her training commitments at Loughborough, for London 2012, she was unable to attend the prestigious ceremony. Her father, Andrew, stepped in and collected the following awards on behalf of Jo-Jo.

Rochford District Sports Awards 2011

Triple success for Jo-Jo’s home Swimming Club Rochford & District.

Jo-Jo was named Rochford District Disability Sports Personaility of the Year 2011, she was also nominated with distinction for Sports Personality of the Year. 

Services to Sport went to Doug Drake (Head Coach)

Sports Personaility of the Year went to Phil Harper (Masters Swimmer)

The following report can also be found at Waters & Stanton >> blog <<

The 4th Annual Rochford District Sports Awards took place on Thursday 13th October at the Mill Arts & Events Centre, Rayleigh, and once again Waters & Stanton were proud to be sponsoring the ‘Disability Sports Personality of the Year Award’. Nearly 200 guests attended the event which was compered by BBC Essex Sports Journalist Ben Fryer.

Swimmer Jo-Jo Cranfield won the ‘Disability Sports Personality of the Year’ for the second year in a row. At the DSE Short Course Junior Nationals 2010 held in Sheffield in February she won Silver medals in 100m Freestyle, 200m Medley, 400m Team Medley & 100m Breaststroke. She also passed her A-Levels and earned a place at the prestigious Loughborough University studying  for a degree in Sports Coaching, she has also been offered a place in the Elite Loughborough University Swimming Team alongside World Championship swimmers such as Liam Tancock and Joanne Jackson. W&S would like to wish Jo-Jo the best in her campaign to compete in the 2012 Paralympic Games and congratulate her on her win at the Rochford Award Ceremony, you can find out more about Jo-Jo here on her website.

Pictured below is Jo-Jo collecting her award from Chairman of Rochford Council, Simon Smith and Jeff Stanton of Waters & Stanton.


Essex Sports Awards 2010

Jo-Jo was one of the winners at The Essex Sports Awards 2010


some pictures of the night can be found here at BBC Essex

and here

Southend-on-Sea Sports Awards 2010

Echo Sports News

Southend salutes its stars

PARALYMPIC-champion Danny Crates and Commonwealth quadruple-medalist James Huckle handed out the prizes to the cream of local talent at the 2010 Southend Sports Awards.

Crates, an 800m gold medallist, and Huckle, who won two silver and two bronze in Delhi, presented the prizes at the Clifs Pavilion on Monday evening.

The annual ceremony recognises the sporting achievements of individuals over the last year and can lead to a nomination for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year event.

Canvey Island Swimming Club’s Sophie Drake confirmed her London 2012 aspirations by picking up the Olympic Hopeful award. The Corringham teenager just pipped boxer Yohan Fonseca, and cyclist George Pearl.

And it was a great night for Westcliff’s swimming sensation Jo-Jo Cranfield as she won the Paralympic Hopeful award.

Jo-Jo also came third in the Young Sports Personality of the Year category, which was won by judo player Charlotte Newbold, with George Pearl in second.

And Jo-Jo came second in the Young Community Volunteer category, ahead of Hannah Verlander (cricket), but behind Daniel Blewett (football).

Janet Bushell won the Services to Sport award for her work with Trinity FC, ahead of Janice Brown (triathlon) and Mike Thomason (sailing).

East Essex Triathlon Club was crowned Community Club of the Year, with the Akitas Judo Club in second, and the Minnie Football Academy in third.

East Essex’s Zena Shean won the Coach of the Year gong, ahead of Southend youth football manager Ron Bridges, and karate coach Ozel Osman.

Rochford District Sports Awards 2010

The 3rd Annual Rochford District Sports Awards took place on Monday 11th October at the Freight House in Rochford, and once again Waters & Stanton were proud to be sponsoring the ‘Disability Sports Personality of the Year Award’. Guest of honor this year was Paralympic gold medal winning athlete Danny Crates from Maldon.

Swimmer Jo-Jo Cranfield this year won the ‘Disability Sports Personality of the Year for her acheivements in the field. At the DSE Short Course Junior Nationals 2010 held in Sheffield in March she won Silver in 200m Butterfly, Bronze in 400m Freestyle, and Silver in 100m Breaststroke. She also competed in the British International Disability Championships 2010 also in Sheffield in April and the British Gas ASA National Championships 2010/Commonwealth Trials in Sunderland in August. Jo-Jo attends the prestigious Millfield School in Somerset with the aim of competing in the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. W&S would like to wish Jo-Jo the best in her campaign and congratulate her on her win at the Rochford Award Ceremony.

Unfortunately Jo-Jo was unable to attend the ceremony due to swimming commitments so her brother (James Cranfield B.Sc (hons)) collected the award on her behalf. He is pictured below collecting the award from Cllr Derrick Stansby (Chairman of Rochford District Council), Jeff Stanton and Danny Crates. On the far right is a picture of Jeff Stanton with Jo-Jo Cranfield at last year’s awards.

This report can also be found at Waters & Stanton >> blog <<

Rochford Sports Awards 2009

Thursday 22ndOctober I attended the 2009 Rochford District Sports Awards with Dean Macey, I was nominated for two separate categories Young Sports Personality of the Year and Disability Sports Personality of the Year. I did’nt win, but I was nominated with distinction.

Belfairs Celebration Assembly

July 16th     I was invited to Belfairs High School celebration assembly. I had a fab evening, but in a way it was sad 🙁 saying goodbye to some of my friends and teachers, you see it was my last ever school assembly at Belfairs, boo hoo, but on the other hand, pardon the pun he he he, I was awarded Leigh-on-Sea Town Council’s Endeavour Award.

Jo-Jo & Mr Duprey (Headmaster)Jo-Jo & Jan Andrews

Echo Sports Awards 2009

Echo Sports Awards held at The Sky Bar in Bas Vegas, Basildon, Essex

Jo-Jo was recently nominated for our local newspapers “Echo Junior Sports Personality of the Year 2008” and on Wednesday 25th February 2009 at the presentation evening. She was awarded Third place.

Nationwide DSE Eastern Region Sports Awards

 Jo-Jo was awarded the title of Nationwide DSE Eastern Region Sports Person of the year 2008

Disability Sport Events (DSE), in association with Nationwide Building Society, announced the winners of this year’s Sports Awards. The awards ceremony, which took place at Manchester United FC on 16 December 2008, recognised the achievements of athletes and volunteers. The event was supported by, First Transpennine Express and Manchester United FC.  Amongst the guests celebrating disability sport, was Manchester City FC’s Shaun Wright-Phillips. This year’s sports awards, 35 individuals from across the UK were recognised for their achievements within disability sport.

Echo Sports Awards

Echo Sports Awards 2008 At the Sky Bar, Festival Leisure Park, Basildon, Essex.

  Jo-Jo Cranfield with Fatima Whitbread MBE (Javelin) Olympic Medalist

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