Yorkshire boxing starTommy Coyle will be the special guest at tomorrow’s Bridlington Sports Awards.
It is less than two weeks since the Hull-based lightweight chalked up the 23rd win of his professional career, beating Rakeem Noble inside three rounds in his home city.
The 27-year-old has challenged for the Commonwealth lightweight and British super-lightweight titles, and is a former WBC Silver International lightweight champion.
Outside the ring, he has established the Tommy Coyle Foundation, which aims to give ‘the youth of today a head-start for tomorrow’.
He works with young people in Hull, encouraging them to follow their dreams but stresses the importance of education and staying on the right track.
Free Press sports reporter John Edwards said: “I’m delighted Tommy is able to join us at our fifth Bridlington Sports Awards.
“I’m sure guests of all ages will find his story inspiring and he’ll have plenty of tales to tell from his career.”
The awards ceremony takes place tomorrow evening at Bridlington Rugby Club from 7pm.
Tickets have all been snapped up for the event which is sponsored by West BS and Lloyd Dowson.
A number of other local businesses and organisations have also sponsored categories.
The shortlists include:
Sports Person of the Year: Charlotte Jarvis (boxing), Senna Proctor (motorsport), Matty Raybould (golf)
Club of the Year: Bridlington Cycling Club, Bridlington Martial Arts and Fitness Club, Bridlington Rangers JFC
Team of the Year: Bridlington CC 2nds, Bridlington RUFC 1sts, Bridlington Town
Junior Team of the Year: Bridlington RUFC U14s, Burlington Jackdaws U8s, Martongate School hockey team
Coach of the Year: Billy Tyler (football), Bridlington Swimming Club coaches, Curtis Woodhouse (football)
There will also be 10 junior stars of the future receiving trophies on the night.