7th November 2017

Agyapong and Boardman named in SportsAid's Top 10 for One-to-Watch Awards

SportsAid has announced 10 athletes on their shortlist for this year’s prestigious One-to-Watch Award including Finette Agyapong (coach: Coral Nourrice) and Craig Boardman (Richard Chiassaro) from athletics.

The annual award, set to be presented at the charity’s SportsBall in London on Thursday 23 November, was launched in 2006 and looks to shine a spotlight on the achievements of Britain’s brightest young sporting prospects.

Agyapong, a Brunel University student, was crowned European Under-23 200m champion this summer, setting a personal best of 22.86 seconds. With a place on Team England at the Commonwealth Games next Spring confirmed, the 20 year-old has an exciting year ahead in the sport.

Boardman won gold in the T34 100m, 200m and 400m races at the inaugural World Para Athletics Junior Championships in Switzerland three months ago, setting a new European 100m record of 15.25 seconds in the process.

The One-to-Watch Award shortlist for 2017 includes four junior world champions with many European titles and national accolades won by the nominees…


Beth Shriever, 18, from Braintree – cycling

Calvin Tarczy, 17, from Fortis Green – rowing

Caroline Dubois, 16, from Chelsea – boxing

Charlie Smith, 18, from Leighton Buzzard – canoeing

Craig Boardman, 17 from Thruxton – para athletics

Finette Agyapong, 20, from Newham – athletics

Holly Dunford, 18, from Tadworth – rowing

Kate Waugh, 18, from Gateshead – triathlon

Lauren Hemp, 17, from North Walsham – football

Lily May Humphreys, 15, from Sudbury – golf


The 10 athletes have been selected from over 1,000 rising British stars supported by SportsAid across more than 60 different sports during 2017. Each year, athletes are nominated by their sport’s governing body on the strength of their talent and potential, demonstrating why the One-to-Watch Award has gained such a strong reputation for identifying the best up-and-coming prospects.


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