Paralympic coach Anthony Hughes wins top coach accolade

Anthony Hughes
Hughes is credited with developing the Disability Sport Wales academy

Paralympic coach Anthony Hughes has been named Sport Wales coach of the year.

Penarth-based Hughes is coach to a number of young Welsh athletes who won medals at the International Paralympic Committee's World Athletics Championships last January.

Nathan Stephens won gold in the F57 javelin, while there was a silver for Aled-Sion Davies in the F42 Discus and a bronze for Kyron Duke in the F40 Javelin.

And in August Stephens broke the F57 javelin world record with a throw of 41.37 metres to win the Czech Athletics Open.

"I strive to be the very best I can be on the world stage, as well as all the people around me," said Hughes.

"I'm very lucky I've met some fantastic young people along the way who have worked hard to achieve in sport."

Hughes also took the honour in the coach to Disabled Performers category.

Malcolm Arnold, coach to 400m hurdles world champion Dai Greene was named the High Performance coach of the year.