The Pride of Sport Awards 2018 attracts some star power

The Pride of Sport Awards 2018 has attracted some of our top sporting stars to Grosvenor House in London.

Footballers Jamie Vardy and Jermain Defoe are in attendance, as are some of Britain’s Olympic heroes like Amy Williams and Greg Rutherford

The aim of Pride of Sport is ‘celebrating and recognising the unsung heroes of grassroots sport.’ 

Jamie Vardy and his wife Rebekah arrive on the red carpet for the Pride of Sport Awards 2018

Jamie Vardy and his wife Rebekah arrive on the red carpet for the Pride of Sport Awards 2018

Jamie Vardy and his wife Rebekah arrive on the red carpet for the Pride of Sport Awards 2018

Chris Kamara in attendance at the Pride of Sport Awards at Grosvenor House in London

Chris Kamara in attendance at the Pride of Sport Awards at Grosvenor House in London

Chris Kamara in attendance at the Pride of Sport Awards at Grosvenor House in London

Lawrence Dallaglio will be getting a lifetime achievement award for his amazing rugby career

Lawrence Dallaglio will be getting a lifetime achievement award for his amazing rugby career

Lawrence Dallaglio will be getting a lifetime achievement award for his amazing rugby career

Awards will be going to people who have contributed to a sport at local or national level, across all walks of life. 

For example, Young Fundraiser of the Year goes to Beau McKee, a schoolboy who raised more than £20,000 for the cancer charity Macmillan with his running challenge.

Special recognition will also be going to Bobby Kasanga, who spent eight years in prison for gang related crime, but is now the driving force behind Hackney Wick FC. 

Boxing promoter Barry McGuigan on the red carpet of the Pride of Sport Awards 2018

Boxing promoter Barry McGuigan on the red carpet of the Pride of Sport Awards 2018

Boxing promoter Barry McGuigan on the red carpet of the Pride of Sport Awards 2018

Bournemouth striker Jermain Defoe posing for the cameras ahead of the award ceremony

Bournemouth striker Jermain Defoe posing for the cameras ahead of the award ceremony

Bournemouth striker Jermain Defoe posing for the cameras ahead of the award ceremony

Team of the Year is going to Sands United, a football team formed of men who have lost children to miscarriage or stillbirth as a way to help them deal with grief, depression, and PTSD. 

Table tennis prodigy Anna Hursey will be Young Sportsperson of the Year, while blind Paralympic medalists Millie Knight and Menna Fitzpatrick are the Disabled Sportspeople of the Year.

Meanwhile, Harry Kane will be grabbing another award for his collection. One for his inspirational performance in winning the Golden Boot during the World Cup in Russia.  

Olympic gold medallist for skeleton Amy Williams gets her picture taken at the awards

Olympic gold medallist for skeleton Amy Williams gets her picture taken at the awards

Olympic gold medallist for skeleton Amy Williams gets her picture taken at the awards

David Seaman and wife Frankie Poultney are also in attendance at the Pride of Sport awards

David Seaman and wife Frankie Poultney are also in attendance at the Pride of Sport awards

David Seaman and wife Frankie Poultney are also in attendance at the Pride of Sport awards

Sally Gunnell, former track and field athlete who won Olympic gold for the 400m hurdles

Sally Gunnell, former track and field athlete who won Olympic gold for the 400m hurdles

Sally Gunnell, former track and field athlete who won Olympic gold for the 400m hurdles

Some of the famous faces at the awards include football analyst and former player Chris Kamara, as well as former England goalkeeper David Seaman.

Leicester striker Jamie Vardy is there with his wife Rebekah, and they even found a moment for a quick kiss, and the nice moment was captured by the cameras on the red carpet. 

Bournemouth front man Jermain Defoe is in attendance, as is former boxer and current boxing promoter Barry McGuigan.

Lawrence Dallaglio is another familiar face at the awards, although he’s not just there to watch. He’ll be getting the Lifetime Achievement Award for his amazing rugby career. 

Jamie Vardy and his wife Rebekah Vardy shared a tender moment in front of the cameras

Jamie Vardy and his wife Rebekah Vardy shared a tender moment in front of the cameras

Jamie Vardy and his wife Rebekah Vardy shared a tender moment in front of the cameras

Former competitive swimmer Rebecca Adlington won two gold medals at the 2008 Olympics

Former competitive swimmer Rebecca Adlington won two gold medals at the 2008 Olympics

Former competitive swimmer Rebecca Adlington won two gold medals at the 2008 Olympics

Greg Rutherford at the Pride of Sport Awards. He won gold for long jump at the 2012 Olympics

Greg Rutherford at the Pride of Sport Awards. He won gold for long jump at the 2012 Olympics

Greg Rutherford at the Pride of Sport Awards. He won gold for long jump at the 2012 Olympics

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