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2016 Yorkshire Young Achievers Awards, Leeds United's Centenary Pavilion

PUBLISHED: 00:00 05 January 2017

Achievement in Management and Enterprise, presented to Emily and Laura-Jane Keston by Caroline Murphy

Achievement in Management and Enterprise, presented to Emily and Laura-Jane Keston by Caroline Murphy

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Yorkshire's Olympic and Paralympic medallists, a top-class footballer, a talented actress and identical twins were among the young people honoured at the 2016 Yorkshire Young Achievers Awards in front of more than 400 guests at Leeds United's Centenary Pavilion.

The medallists were named as joint Personalities of the Year in honour of their impressive performances in Rio, with four - Nile Wilson, Katy Marchant, Adam Duggleby and Steve Bate - attending to receive their awards in person.

Sheffield-born Premier League footballer Jamie Vardy was amongst other winners, as well as some less well-known faces, at the 24th awards, sponsored by McCormicks Solicitors of Harrogate.

Chairman Peter McCormick said: ‘These young people, from the Olympians to our Unsung Hero, typify the best in Yorkshire and we heard some terrific stories of dedication and grit during the evening.

‘For example, I am sure we will be hearing more about our Youngster of the Year, Lucy Sherman, in years to come!

‘None of this tonight would be possible without the support of our sponsors and our guests.’

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