Heather Watson wins Guernsey Sports Commission award

British number one Heather Watson

Tennis player Heather Watson has won the Guernsey Sports Commission's Most Outstanding Performer of 2012 award.

The 20-year-old, who also won the award in 2009, was rewarded for a year which saw her break into the world top 50, play at the London Olympics and

Olympic marathon runner Lee Merrien won the best sportsman award after coming 30th at London 2012.

Bowls world champion Alison Merrien was named the best sportswoman.

Guernsey Rugby Club were named Team of the Year after gaining promotion to National Three London, while netball coach Gill Queripel was recognised for her years of service to the sport on the island.

"It was surprising, I didn't think I'd get it, but it's very nice," Queripel told BBC Guernsey.

"I picked this up for all coaches both in netball and all sports.

"I've had some really good years out of netball and coaching was my way of putting it back."

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