New trophy for awards

Organisers of the Morpeth Sports Awards have received a silverware boost.

Wednesday, 7th August 2019, 15:04 pm
Updated Wednesday, 21st August 2019, 18:05 pm
The trophy presentation. It will be used for the Morpeth Sports Awards from next year onwards.

Andy Rose, Newcastle Building Society Morpeth branch manager, recently presented Derek Thompson, secretary of Morpeth Sports Council, with a new trophy to rep-lace the one that the sports council received from the building society in 1977.

The event, which used to cover the former borough of Castle Morpeth, fell by the wayside after the re-organisation of local government nine years ago, but made its return in 2013.

As well as the Morpeth town area, people can be nominated by a family member, club official or member of the public if they live, or are members of sports clubs, within its surrounding villages.