Sussex members win South East Region Awards

Technical Official of the Year

Chris Hobbs – Eastbourne Swimming Club

What people said about Chris: Chris has gently encouraged many to become involved within the swimming officialdom and provided unbounded support to swimmers.

Chris has a talent for gently encouraging individuals to volunteer. Her un-pushy but quiet persuasive approach providing un-rushed guidance to many. Chris has taken many from observers to senior officials. She is completely dedicated to the sport and those within.”

Water Polo Coach of the Year

Lauren Hand – Mid Sussex Marlins

What people said about Lauren: Lauren started her coaching career at Mid Sussex Marlins where she still works with the junior program helping young players who are starting on the water polo pathway.  She is still an important member of the Marlins ladies team that plays in division 2 of the British Water Polo League and she is also one of the coaches that works with the squad in preparation for all of the matches.


See the full list of the 2023 South East Region Awards Programme winners.