Commendation for Pilgrims

ARGYLE were honoured at the recent Exeter Foundation Devon Sports Awards, in association with Active Devon.

The Pilgrims were highly commended in the Professional Club of the Year award, won by LV= Cup-winning Premiership rugby team Exeter Chiefs, at the event hosted by BBC Spotlight’s Jenny Walrond at the Chiefs’ Sandy Park home.

Argyle chief executive Martyn Starnes received a certificate to mark the commendation from Great Britain Olympic athlete Kriss Akabusi, the evening’s highly entertaining special guest.

Exeter Foundation chairman Tony Rowe OBE said: “It has been so encouraging to see the various achievements across Devon and I hope the recognition and appreciation of the many individuals and clubs will play a part in inspiring others to participate in local sport and strive to be the best they possibly can in order to further the accomplishment and reputation of the county as a whole.

“I would like to personally thank all of the nominees and nominators who helped to make the awards such a success.  I hope it is the first of many collaborations.”

Active Devon Chief Executive Matt Evans said: “We are very proud of the Devon Sports Awards. They continue to provide a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the tireless hard work and dedication of coaches, officials, volunteers and clubs that make sport happen across our wonderful county as well as the fantastic achievements of our teams and individual athletes, both in community and elite sport.”