Katy Mclean wins BBC North East Sports Personality of the Year

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England’s rugby world cup winning captain Katy Mclean has been named BBC North East Sports Personality of the Year.  The title was announced at the BBC North East Sports Awards at the Forum Theatre in Billingham on Wednesday.

Other winners included:

Sunderland Ladies FC

Paralympian Jade Jones

Basketball coach Fabulous Flournoy

Rowing coach Graeme Mark won the unsung hero award and will now go forward to the national awards.

About 600 people attended the awards night which was hosted by BBC Look North’s Jeff Brown and BBC Tees’ Ali Brownlee.

Katie Mclean (pictured above holding the World Cup high) is from South Shields and plays her club rugby for the Darlington Mowden Park Sharks at No 10.  She won the award for captaining England to World Cup glory in August.