Dees van den Berg wins top Utrecht Sports Award

Lisa Bunschoten and Ilias Ennahachi winners Sportprijs Utrecht

The winners of the Sports Award of the year 2018 are snowboard star Lisa Bunschoten and kick boxer Ilias Ennahachi.

Lisa Bunschoten won silver and bronze at the Paralympic Winter Games of PyeongChang in 2018. This was a big, but greatly deserved surprise as she beat Dafne Schippers who was looking for her sixth election in a row

During the evening in the MediaPlaza of the Jaarbeurs, presented by Sofie van den Enk and Anne Jan Toonstra, Ilias Ennahachi was voted the best sportsman over goalie David Harte of SV Kampong and swimmer Jesse Puts.

The winner of sports talent went to young skateboard star Keet Oldenbeuving.

Youth coach Jorick Straatman (football) was the top sports coach.

Ruud Heijsman (Utrecht Dominators) was named Sports Volunteer of 2018.

The best Sports Club was MHC Fletiomare.

Sports photo – professional jury: Dees van den Berg

Best sports team was SV Kampong (hockey), just like a year ago.

The jury and the Utrecht voters both determined half of the outcome in the seven categories of the Sportprijs Utrecht.

The public photo award was for a photo of Jennifer Hendriks of the goalkeeper of FC Utrecht.

The Utrecht page of the Yvonne van Gennip Talent Fund Talent Book was also launched at the festivities. On this page young Utrecht athletes can start their own crowdfunding campaign. The municipality of Utrecht and SportUtrecht have developed a special partner page for this.

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Jon Wilkins

Jon Wilkins

Jon Wilkins is Welsh and lives in England. He is a writer. A Europhile and Remainer, he is a regular visitor to Utrecht and has set his crime novel series in the city.

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