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The Pride of Sport Awards 2018 attracts some star power

The Pride of Sport Awards 2018 attracted some of our top sporting stars to Grosvenor House in London.

Footballers Jamie Vardy and Jermain Defoe were in attendance, as were some of Britain’s Olympic heroes like Amy Williams and Greg Rutherford. 

The aim of Pride of Sport is ‘celebrating and recognising the unsung heroes of grassroots sport.’ 

Jamie Vardy and his wife Rebekah arrive on the red carpet for the Pride of Sport Awards 2018

Chris Kamara in attendance at the Pride of Sport Awards at Grosvenor House in London

Lawrence Dallaglio was given a lifetime achievement award for his amazing rugby career

Awards were given to people who have contributed to a sport at local or national level, across all walks of life. 

For example, Young Fundraiser of the Year went to Beau McKee, a schoolboy who raised more than £20,000 for the cancer charity Macmillan with his running challenge.

Special recognition also went to Bobby Kasanga, who spent eight years in prison for gang-related crime, but is now the driving force behind Hackney Wick FC. 

Boxing manager Barry McGuigan on the red carpet of the Pride of Sport Awards 2018

Bournemouth striker Jermain Defoe poses for the cameras ahead of the award ceremony

Team of the Year was given to Sands United, a football team formed of men who have lost children to miscarriage or stillbirth as a way to help them deal with grief, depression, and PTSD. 

Table tennis prodigy Anna Hursey, meanwhile, was named Young Sportsperson of the Year, while blind Paralympic medalists Millie Knight and Menna Fitzpatrick were the Disabled Sportspeople of the Year.

Meanwhile, Harry Kane added another award to his collection following his inspirational performance in winning the Golden Boot during the World Cup in Russia.  

Olympic gold medallist for skeleton Amy Williams has her picture taken at the awards

David Seaman and wife Frankie Poultney were also in attendance at the Pride of Sport awards

Sally Gunnell, former track and field athlete who won Olympic gold for the 400m hurdles

Some of the famous faces at the awards included football analyst and former player Chris Kamara, as well as former England goalkeeper David Seaman.

Leicester striker Jamie Vardy was there with his wife Rebekah, and they even found a moment for a quick kiss, and the gesture was captured by the cameras on the red carpet. 

Bournemouth front man Jermain Defoe was also in attendance, as was former boxer and current boxing manager Barry McGuigan.

Lawrence Dallaglio was another familiar face at the awards, though he was not just there to watch. He was given the Lifetime Achievement Award for his amazing rugby career. 

Jamie Vardy and his wife Rebekah Vardy shared a tender moment in front of the cameras

Former competitive swimmer Rebecca Adlington won two gold medals at the 2008 Olympics

Greg Rutherford at the Pride of Sport Awards – he won gold in long jump at the 2012 Olympics

The Pride of Sport Awards 2018 attracts some star power

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