Canary Wharf Group is delighted to announce the winner of the Canary Wharf Sports Personality of the Year Award, Caroline Dubois, whose impressive achievements in boxing wowed the judges.
Caroline was crowned Canary Wharf Sports Personality of the Year for 2017 at a ceremony held at Canary Wharf’s East Wintergarden last night, amid strong competition from a remarkable array of nominees. Three local sporting groups were also recognised for their achievements last year. These were; Lee Valley London Skating Club; Oaklands Weightlifters and London Disability Swimming Club.
Caroline is a 17 year old boxer from Repton Amateur Boxing Club in Tower Hamlets. Introduced to boxing at nine years old, Caroline started competing when she was just 11 and her career now consists of a 22 bout run, remaining unbroken and unbeaten in domestic and international competition.
Caroline is now a member of the GB Boxing Programme at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield and is identified as potential member of the GB Boxing team in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Canary Wharf Group’s Associate Director of Community Affairs, Zakir Khan said: “Congratulations to all the fantastic nominees and winners at this year’s Canary Wharf Sports Personality of the Year Awards. These awards give well deserved recognition to the achievements of local people in their chosen sports. Special congratulations to Caroline Dubois, our Sports Personality of the Year 2017.”
Canary Wharf Group’s Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, Sir George Iacobescu added: “For every individual or team success there are supporting coaches, club administrators, teachers and parents without whom none of this is possible. I would like to pay tribute to them and I am delighted that some of the most hard working individuals and volunteers behind the scenes are also being honoured.”
This is the seventeenth annual Canary Wharf Sports Personality of the Year Awards and Canary Wharf Group is proud to have invested in sport in the surrounding area of London for nearly 30 years as part of its commitment to fostering social and economic development.
The awards encourage sporting excellence and participation in this area of London. The event was attended by over 250 local sports people and administrators as well as a range of local dignitaries, including Poplar and Limehouse MP Jim Fitzpatrick; Nick Bitel, CEO London Marathon and Chair, Sport England; Speaker of Tower Hamlets, Cllr Sabina Akhtar and Olympian, European and Commonwealth High Jump Champion, Dalton Grant.
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