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Sports Personality of the Month

Sports Personality of the Month

08 August 2022

Sport Lisburn & Castlereagh has celebrated the wealth of local sporting talent, following the announcement of the prestigious Sports Personality of the Month Award.

Sponsored by Decathlon, the award recognises the achievements and dedication of sporting stars in the Lisburn & Castlereagh area. The winners are selected each month by the Sport Lisburn & Castlereagh Committee and a £100 voucher is awarded to each successful winner.

The latest winners included ice skater, Adam Rajab, who is ranked 1st in the British National Ice Skating rankings in the UK & GB for his age and standard. After qualifying for the British Championships in April, Adam amazingly returned home with a Silver Medal, which was the first podium position in over 20 years for Northern Ireland at the event.

Athlete, Heather Patterson was the second winner this month. Heather who is a member of Jog Lisburn Running Club smashed the UK record for her age category at the Falls Park parkrun in May. Heather is an amazing 75 years old.

Treasurer of Sport Lisburn & Castlereagh, Adrian Daye said, “I am delighted that we can acknowledge the achievements of local athletes through our Sports Personality of the Month and formally recognise the breadth of talent in our communities. I would like to thank Decathlon for their ongoing commitment to sponsoring the awards and making the initiative possible.

“Congratulations to both Adam and Heather on their amazing achievements in their sport. It is fantastic, we can celebrate two remarkable sports people from Lisburn & Castlereagh who have reached such accolades over recent months. We are extremely proud of your sporting success and look forward to hearing more good news stories throughout the year.”

Entries for the latest Sports Personality of the Month are currently open. For more details or to make an entry, please visit or email