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Warrington Junior Sports Personality of 2004 - The winners
Warrington Wolves player Brent Grose presented Zach Scott with his Warrington Under 11s Sports Personality of 2004 award
WARRINGTON Junior Sports Personality of 2004's winners compete in the worlds of cricket, football, gymnastics and karate. The individual and team champions collected their awards at a presentation ceremony which took place at Warrington Town Hall.
Eleanor Underhill, Warrington Guardian's managing director, revealed the winners and Warrington Wolves' star player Brent Grose presented the glittering array of prizes which had been generously donated by sponsors.
Compere Bob Williams, Warrington's Mayor Cllr Ted Lafferty and Mayoress Pat Lafferty shared in celebrating the successes of Zach Scott, Jennifer Dawes, Cromwell Athletic under 11s soccer team and Grappenhall Cricket Club under 13s team.
Karate kid Zach is the Warrington Under 11s Sports Personality of 2004, which completes a family double after his older brother, Luke, scooped an award in 2003.
Zach, who trains at the North West Karate Academy in Culcheth four times a week, won eight titles in 2004.
The 11-year-old's successes included winning the World Cup team gold in Sweden, becoming the All England individual champion and the Amateur Martial Association individual British champion.
He lives in Birchwood and has been a student of martial arts for four years.Zach left the awards ceremony with a trophy and some great prizes that included a Warrington Wolves season ticket, £50 cash off Warrington Guardian, a £25 voucher off Simon One Sport in Birchwood, goodies off Asics UK, a family ticket to visit Blackpool Tower/Louis Tussaud's.
Zach faced stiff competition for the title. Among the outstanding nominations received from Warrington Guardian readers, the other high achievers who were in the running were Padgate Gymnastics Club's most successful gymnast to date, Anna Stubbs, Wimbledon under 10s tennis champion Kim Schmider and Warrington Athletics Club cross country runner Danny Jackson.
Jennifer Dawes, who is ranked the number three tumbler in the world in her age group, is the Warrington Under 16s Sports Personality of 2004.
Gymnast Jenny became British champion of the 13-to-14 age group in 2004 and, at the age of 13, became the youngest ever member of the Great Britain junior team as she represented her country at the European Team Competition. The championship was held in Bulgaria, where Jenny and her team went on to win the silver medal.
She lives in Callands and has been tumbling for the last five years.The prizes Jennifer received at Wednesday's ceremony included a trophy, a Pontins Break with goodies, a scooter from Bargain Booze, a bottle of champagne for her parents from Majestic Wine Warehouse, 12 months subscription to Ultra-Fit Magazine and tickets to Knowsley Safari Park.
Close contenders for the award won by Jennifer were North West Karate Academy's British champion Alex Hodge, Warrington Athletics Club's national cross country champion Matt Jackson, City of Liverpool Gymnastics Club's Jodie Standish and the junior captain of Poulton Park Golf Club, Luke Burrows.
Cromwell Athletic under 11s soccer team fought off strong competition from Rylands Sharks under nines Rugby League team and Padgate Gymnastics Club's novice team to be crowned Warrington Under 11s Sports Personality Team of 2004.
Last season, Cromwell won the Warrington Junior Soccer League double by lifting the league title and cup.
And at the time of nomination, Cromwell were unbeaten in their current campaign.
Kevin Gratton's team entered a number of tournaments throughout the summer and won at Newton again for the second year on the run and reached the final of two others.
Cromwell's prize list featured a shield, medals off the Trophy Centre, £100 cash from Warrington Guardian, match tickets from Warrington Wolves and bowling fun at LA Bowl.
Grappenhall Cricket Club under 13s team are also celebrating after winning the Warrington Under 16s Sports Personality Team of 2004 award.
Neil Baxter's team won the Cheshire Cup and seven out of eight games in the National Club Championship.
Grappenhall finished as runners-up in the ECB North West Region Cup, tagging them as one of the best 16 teams in England. The team also came second in the Cheshire County League and were North Cheshire Cup winners.Grappenhall left Warrington Town Hall with a shield, medals, £100 cash and a visit to Warrington Wolves to meet and greet the players.
The team's strongest competition for the award came from Padgate Gymnastics Club's intermediate team, Tetley Walker under 12s soccer side, Warrington Anglers' Association's gold team, Great Sankey High School's year seven Rugby League team and Warrington Rowing Club's double sculls team of Olivia Oakes and Katy McQuillian.