Former GB athlete and 400m Olympic bronze medalist Katherine Merry was the compere for the evening whilst helping to present the awards were some of the country's top athletes and sports people, including Johnnie Peacock, gold medalist at London 2012 Paralympic Games, Shanaze Reade, 3-time World BMX Champion, Jenny Meadows, GB 400m athlete and our very own, James Gaskell.
The awards recognise the huge achievements of Manchester's sports volunteers and clubs while also celebrating Manchester City Council's partnership with external organisations - who play an important role in putting on sports events and development programmes. In the last twelve months local volunteers have given more than 7,000 hours of their time and the Manchester Volunteers Sports Bureau now boasts more that 4,000 registered members.
Councillor Rosa Battle, Manchester City Council executive member for culture and leisure, said: "The Manchester Sports Awards give us the chance to celebrate the achievements and contribution made by local teams and individuals who thoroughly deserve recognition."
"Manchester is a world renowned sporting city and that reputation would not exist without grass routes support that could well produce the elite athletes of the future. So I am proud that we can celebrate the time and effort of everyone that makes Manchester a great sporting city."
"It has been a phenomenal year of sport in Manchester, building on the passion and excitement of 2012. With the Commonwealth Games in 2014 next year promises to be just as, if not more, exciting."