Five young Cape Breton athletes are among nine island residents being recognized at Sport Nova Scotia’s 2020 virtual Support4Sports Awards.
The awards, which will be handed out online Saturday, recognize the province’s top amateur athletes, coaches, officials and volunteers.
Eighteen-year-old Madison MacInnis, rugby, and Erin Denny, 17, hockey, will each be honoured as junior female athletes of the year in their respective sports, while former CBU basketball player Hannah Brown, 21, is to be recognized as senior female athlete of the year in her sport.
Boxer Matthew Ross, 18, of New Waterford and wrestler Eamon Dudley-Chubbs are both junior male athletes of the year in their disciplines.
CBU women’s basketball coach Fabian McKenzie and Tommy Chubbs of Dingwall, wrestling, have been named their sports coach of the year. Rejean Chamberland, Dingwall, has been named official of the year for cross-country skiing. Greg Martin of Glace Bay is volunteer of the year, and Brad Ross, originally of Whitney Pier, is up for the coach of the year, both in the sport of boxing.
The finalists in overall categories will be unveiled today. No Cape Bretoner made any of the final three lists.
The province’s largest amateur sport recognition night will be presented online Saturday at 6:30 p.m. on the organization’s Twitter and Facebook pages.