TENDRING'S top sporting stars found themselves in the limelight at a prestigious awards ceremony.

The Tendring Sports Personality Awards, celebrating their 13th anniversary, took place at Clacton Town Hall on Thursday night.

Once again, there were accolades up for grabs for individuals, teams, coaches and volunteers.

Archer Jonathan Tate was on target in the Junior Male category, taking the honours ahead of Myles Ashforth (fencing), in second, and third-placed Kasper Lesniewska (judo).

Chloe Mason (horse riding) was crowned Junior Female, ahead of Maisie Raymond (karate) and Alana Taylor Weeden (judo, synchronised swimming and volleyball).

Tendring Hundred Riding Club's junior team were the Sports Team of the Year.

Clacton County High School's under-13 boys' athletics team were the runners-up.

Clacton Cannons Basketball Club were named as the top Sports Club, with Tendring Netball Club second.

Faye Trigg (netball) scooped the Volunteer of the Year prize and Hannah Fountain (sports photography) was second, while the joint-winners of the Young Volunteer of the Year category were Alfie Davidson and Lucy Brown (both football).

The Sports Coach accolade went to Chris Tight (basketball), with Mike Carran (football) second and Diane Gerard (netball) third.

Keeley Routley (football) was named Young Sports Coach while the Contribution to Disability Sport prize went to Ellie Challis.

Fellow Para-swimmer Suzanne Warren was second.

The Physical Activity Project of the year was the popular Clacton Seafront Parkrun, which takes place every Saturday morning.

Cannons' KS2 Basketball League was second while coach Jenny Hill's walking football sessions were third, having proved a big hit at Clacton Leisure Centre.

Clacton County High School's PE department won the Education Establishment award, with second place going to their counterparts at Tendring Technology College.

Chase Lane Primary School was third.

There was a Special Recognition award for the Clacton County High Schools Sports Leaders.

The Tendring Sports Personality Awards are a partnership between Tendring District Council and activetendring and they were once again supported by the Clacton, Frinton and Walton Gazette and the Harwich and Manningtree Standard.