HAWORTH'S Jack Carthy declared winning the Bradford Sportsman of the Year award a 'massive honour'.

The bike trials rider took the top male individual prize, pipping NRL and England rugby league star John Bateman and former WBO European welterweight boxing champion Darren Tetley.

He won his third consecutive UCI World Trials Championship last year, finishing 20 points clear of his rivals. He competes in the men's 26-inch wheel category and has made it his own.

"It's a massive honour," said Carthy - who clinched his hat-trick title in China last November - on accepting his award.

"2018 was a great season for me in which I won the World Championship for the third time on the trot. It has been an amazing year."

There were other winners with strong links to the Keighley district at what were the fourth-annual Bradford Sports Awards, which were held at Bradford City's Valley Parade ground.

Chief among them were Horizon Taekwondo Academy, who provide coaching across the Bradford area, including Keighley and Silsden.

Rising taekwondo star, Jamie Simpson-Kidd, from Silsden, was named Young Sportsman of the Year for a second successive year.

Farah Yasin was announced as the Disability Sportswoman of the Year and Rick Simpson was the winner of the Coach of the Year accolade ahead of four other finalists, including his wife, Natalie Simpson-Kidd.

A number of other Horizon Taekwondo players were highly commended during the evening.

Commonwealth gold medallist Natalie Haythornthwaite was named Sportswoman of the Year having been part of the England netball team that enjoyed one of the iconic sporting moments of 2018 when they pipped hosts Australia.

Haythornthwaite, who was born at Airedale Hospital and raised in Barrowford, beat Cullingworth's Ellie Bowden (taekwondo), Bradford Bulls' Amy Hardcastle (rugby league) and Katelyn Entwistle (karate).

Bingley's Stuart Meikle, who trains with Keighley & Craven Athletics Club, was named Disability Sportsman of the Year after success as a para-triathlete.

Full list of winners

Senior Achievers: Sportsman of the Year: Jack Carthy; Sportswoman of the Year: Natalie Haythornthwaite; Disability Sportsman of the Year: Stuart Meikle; Disability Sportswoman of the Year: Farah Yasin; Club/Team of the Year Bradford (Park Avenue); Club/Team of the Year (non-professional): Bradford City Disability FC Ladies.

Young Achievers: Young Sportsman: Jamie Simpson-Kidd; Young Sportswoman: Holly Waxman; Young Disability Sportsperson: Ella Curtis; Young Club/Team: Great Horton Church Cricket Club.

Active Achievers: Active Workplace: Baildon Church of England School; Active School: Baildon Church of England School; Student Club/Team: Bradford Grammar School Junior Girls Running Team.

Outstanding Contribution: Coach of the Year: Rick Simpson; Volunteer of the Year: Majid Hussain; Teacher of the Year: Matthew Holliday; Sporting Highlight of 2018: Team Tour de Yorkshire Bradford; Special Recognition: Tony Kingham