Livermore and Sawyers make Disability Awards a night to remember

Jake Livermore and Romaine Sawyers paid tribute to The Albion Foundation’s disability heroes after handing out the ‘gongs’ at the annual disability awards night.

Albion’s midfield duo were delighted to play their part of a memorable night for the Foundation and its disabled athletes who have provided another memorable year of achievement.

The pair celebrated the incredible achievements of the participants involved with the Foundation’s disability programmes and were on hand to give out 42 awards in total.

“It’s our pleasure and a privilege to be here,” said Jake on behalf of his team mates. “We will do whatever we can to support you guys because you are an inspiration to everyone at the Club.

“This is one big family, we’re all in it together – thank you for inviting us. We all take a lot of inspiration from your efforts.”

The awards saw Albion's acclaimed Powerchair’s WFA Premier League-winning team take star billing as well as the four players who won the European Championships with England in May this year.

Albion Blind’s Darren Harris was also given a special commemorative plate as he called time on his international career with England.

Darren has represented his country on 162 occasions, the record for any Englishman in all forms of the sport.

The Foundation’s Head of Disability, Paul Glover, hailed the evening as a great celebration for the disability programmes.

“It’s so satisfying to see so many happy faces around the room,” said Paul.

“We’re all so proud of everyone who takes part in our programmes, and evenings like this make it so special for them.

“Hearing a few of the inspirational stories that we have just reinforces the amazing players that we have and how many of them have overcome huge barriers to be successful in their respective sports,” added Paul.

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All of the award winners from the evening are listed below.


Manager’s Player – Joseph Harris

Players’ Player – Sam Burkitt


WBA Boing

Manager’s Player – Sam Leonisio

Players’ Player – Sam Leonisio

WBA Boldmere

Manager’s Player – Ciaran Lawrence

Players’ Player – Thomas Bennett


WBA Stripes

Manager’s Player – Callum Leake

Players’ Player – Joe Doogan

WBA Boing

Manager’s Player – Kyle Hutchinson

Players’ Player – William Attwood

WBA Strollers

Manager’s Player – Daryl Curran

Players’ Player – Daniel Hipkiss

WBA Kings

Manager’s Player – Mitch Hodder

Players’ Player – Bradley Daniels

WBA Baggies

Manager’s Player – Sam Short

Players’ Player – Ben Turner

WBA Throstles

Manager’s Player – Nathan Whitehouse

Players’ Player – Luke Taylor

WBA Sandwell

Manager’s Player – James Day

Players’ Player – James Day

WBA Ladies/All Stars

Manager’s Player – Shannon Rai

Players’ Player – Natalie Walker

West Bromwich Albion Amputees

Manager’s Player – Cameron Boparai

Players’ Player – Richie Wintle

West Bromwich Albion Blind

Manager’s Player – Dylan Malpas

Players’ Player – Darren Harris

West Bromwich Albion Powerchair

QAC Programme

Manager’s Player – Luke Taylor

WBA Stripes

Manager’s Player – Noah Harvey

Players’ Player – Jack Westmorland

WBA Dudley Strollers

Manager’s Player – Evan Sidaway

WBA Baggies Regional

Manager’s Player – James White

Players’ Player – Ollie Rock

WBA Dudley Regional

Manager’s Player – Jack McNaughton

Players’ Player – Jonathan Davis

WBA Dudley National

Manager’s Player – Lewis Harris

Players’ Player – Jack McNaughton

WBA Throstles

Manager’s Player – Luca Wickens

Players’ Player – Amy Wharton

West Bromwich Albion Powerchair First-Team

Manager’s Player – Brad Bates

Players’ Player – Matt Francis

Alex Higgins Volunteer of the Year – Alex Giles

Outstanding Achievement Award – Eesa Amjid

The Foundation would like to thank Bache Group and Sandwell College for their continued support of the charity's work within disability.

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