Talented sportsmen and women and the people who make grassroots sports tick behind the scenes gathered to honour the latest winners of the Haslemere Sports Awards.

Worthy winners in 12 categories received an award, and a number of up-and-coming stars of the future were invited on to the stage to receive cash bursaries to help their development.

Chris Grimes, the chairman of Sport Haslemere and Haslemere Sports Association, hosted the event – while Melanie Odell, the president of Sport Haslemere, presided over the awards ceremony.

Chris said: “It was great to be back and to know that sport in Haslemere continues to thrive.

“During the event people saw what a fantastic array of talent we have in our locality.

“A number of our clubs have had a difficult past few months with what we hope is a temporary closure of the Edge Sports Hall. We have all worked hard to reverse the decision to close the building and we can be encouraged with the latest news and look forward to the reopening of the facility in the not-too-distant future.”

Chris also thanked the event sponsors which supported the evening. “A special thank you goes to St Edmund’s School, our main sponsors, but we were indebted to all our supporters for their support. But we must always remember our awards night would not be possible without the mums and dads who ferry their youngsters around, the people who run the clubs and, of course, the athletes we recognised throughout the evening.”