Spire Cheshire Hospital sponsor Warrington Sports Personality of 2010

November 2010

The World of Warrington sport gathered at The Halliwell Jones Stadium on Friday 29 October to celebrate the Warrington Sports Personality Awards 2010 which were sponsored by Spire Cheshire Hospital

Now in its 17th year, the event, organised by Warrington Guardian and the Warrington Borough Council Arts and Sports Engagement Team (ASET) honoured clubs, teams and individuals who have made their mark on the sporting scene.

Spire Cheshire Hospital were proud to sponsor this event and we would like to thank Mr Mike McNicholas, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Mr Rob Smith, Consultant Orthopaedic Consultant, Mr Ian Shackleford, Consultant Spinal Surgeon and Dr Mark Caplan, Consultant Radiologist who all helped in making these awards such a success.

The Warrington Sports Personality of the year was won by Abigayle Fitzpatrick, who now has her heart set on Olympic Games success.

Other award winners were:

  • Warrington Young Sports Personality 2010 - Courtney Dean
  • Warrington Sports Personality Wolves Player of 2010 - Ben Westwood
  • Warrington Sports Personality Disabled Achiever of 2010 - Adrian Derbyshire
  • Warrington Sports Personality Unsung Hero of 2010 - Sue Barlow
  • Warrington Sports Personality Team of 2010 - Appleton Tigers women's cricket team
  • Warrington Sports Personality Young Volunteer of 2010 - Brad Patzer
  • Warrington Sports Personality Volunteer of 2010 - Mark Simmons
  • Warrington Sports Personality Coach of 2010 - Christopher Ball
  • Warrington Sports Personality Club of 2010 - Phoenix Fire Amateur Boxing Club

Click here to read the story in the Warrington Guardian

Professor Mike McNicholas, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon


Professor Mike McNicholas was very pleased to be asked to be a judge on the panel for the Sports Personality of the Year. Mike and the rest of the panel had the hard task of deciding on the winners and they had to make some difficult decisions when awarding the prizes to this year's sports personalities.

Click here to read more from Professor Mike McNicholas

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Mr Rob Smith, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Mr Rob Smith featured in the event programme and answered some common foot and ankle sporting injury questions.

Read Mr Rob Smith's foot and ankle answers

Mr Ian Shackleford, Consultant Spinal Surgeon

Mr Ian Shackleford presented the award for Warrington Sports Personality Team of 2010 to the Appleton Tigers Women's Cricket Team. He also featured in the pre-event supplement with an article on 'How to prevent back pain'. 

Read Mr Shackleford's article on how to prevent back pain

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