Chalmers and Le Tissier in running for top award
TWO of Guernsey’s international sports stars are among the four top-class contenders for the 2019 Betway Channel Islands Sports Personality of the Year award.
England Under-17 football captain Maya Le Tissier and World Athletics Championships runner Cameron Chalmers are in the shortlisted quartet along with Jersey swimming star Harry Shalamon and top Caesarean shooter Cameron Pirouet.
Teenager Le Tissier, who registered an assist as well as a clean sheet in helping her Brighton & Hove Albion team to a 1-0 win over Liverpool in the FA Women’s Super League at the weekend, has taken her career to the next level this season and now regularly comes up against some of the world’s elite in the top-flight in England.
Chalmers, who ran in the 4x400m relay for Team GB at the World Championships in Doha, became British indoor 400m champion in 2019, clocking 46.21sec. in Birmingham to claim his first senior national title.
Pirouet racked up several big titles in his first senior year as a shooter, including the British 3P Rifle Championship, the Welsh prone championship and the English equivalents of both to cement his top-four ranking in Britain in the process. He also had a stellar Island Games with five golds in Gibraltar.
Likewise, Shalamon shone in Gibraltar with six individual golds in the pool, but the US college student also became the NCAA D2 national winner in America.
The shortlist for the PraxisIFM Rising Star comprises Guernsey duo cyclist Sam Culverwell and footballer Alex Scott along with Jersey trio Kitty Brewer, Tom Deffains and Charlotte Neale.
The Blue Islands Team of the Year award will go to one of the following – the Guernsey Bowls European Championship team, the Guernsey Island Games table tennis team, the Jersey cricket team or the Jersey Island Games women’s cycling team.
Up for the Source Recruitment Coach of the Year accolade are Guernsey triathlon coach Amy Critchlow, St Jacques rugby coach Ray Smart, Jersey swimming coach Nathan Jegou and Jersey cricket supremo Neil MacRae.
Also to be awarded on the night will be the Michael Lucas Sporting Hero Award and the Judges Award for Achievement.
The awards will be presented live on ITV Channel Television during two special programmes at 8.30pm and 10.40pm on Thursday 30 January at Beau Sejour. The special guest will be Welsh rugby legend Scott Quinnell.
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- Voting for the top gong opens at 6pm on Tuesday 7 January.
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0845 60655 01 Cameron Chalmers
0845 60655 02 Maya Le Tissier
0845 60655 03 Cameron Pirouet
0845 60655 04 Harry Shalamon
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