Sporting Achievement Award 2009
Presented by Sir Rodney Walker, chairman, Yorkshire Awards Committee to Jessica Ennis.
Since 2000, Jessica’s progression through the junior and youth competitions has shown that she is a promising talent for the future. At only 23 years old, Jessica has established herself as a multi-eventer and, as we all know, cemented herself in the history books as a World Champion, winning Gold in the heptathlon at this year’s World Championships in Berlin. A rising start of British athletics, Jessica is Sheffield born and bred and the perfect choice for this year’s Yorkshire Sporting Achievement Award.