The EADP had no less than thirteen nominees throughout the course of the awards and director of the Elite Athlete Development Programme Dennis Jackson was ecstatic to see so many of the KZN Department of Sport and Recreation backed programme's athletes nominated.
"It's fantastic that these athletes can be recognised for their achievements and all the hard work they have put in over the year," a proud Jackson beamed following the ceremony. "The EADP managed to scoop five awards along with a further six nominees on the night."
2015 has been an important year for the EADP as athletes have pushed themselves to greater heights with a number of international titles as well as a plethora of national and regional titles
The junior category was well represented by the EADP with both tennis ace Damon Kesaris and mountain biking prodigy Julian Jessop being nominated, however it was the former who was crowned KZN Junior Sportsman of the Year. One of the EADP world champions in 2015, swimming's Kevin Paul, was a big winner on the night as he took home the Sportsman of the Year with a Disability award. Paul was up against some stiff competition with international para-shot put star, and fellow EADP athlete, Tyrone Pillay, who finished fourth at the recent IPC World Championships, also amongst the nominees.