Vote for your 2023 Betway Channel Islands Sports Personality of the Year

Sam Culverwell, Josh Lewis, Alex Scott and Hannah Silcock have been shortlisted for this year's main award. Credit: ITV News/PA

Four contenders have been shortlisted for the 2023 Betway Channel Islands Sports Personality of the Year.

Three are from Guernsey: road racing cyclist Sam Culverwell, triathlete Josh Lewis and footballer Alex Scott, with Jersey table tennis player Hannah Silcock also in the running for the prestigious accolade.

Last year, Guernsey footballer Maya Le Tissier picked up the top award after a breakthrough year for club and country.

The 2023 awards will be held at Beau Sejour in Guernsey on Thursday 8 February with two live programmes broadcast on ITV1 across the Channel Islands.

Lines are now open to vote for the main award and will close during the live show.

Vote for your 2023 Betway Channel Islands Sports Personality of the Year:

  • Sam Culverwell

Guernsey's cycling star enjoyed a stellar 2023 which included some superb success on home soil at the Natwest International Island Games.

Five medals included two golds in the individual town criterium and a memorable sprint to the line in the road race.

He impressed against some big names in British cycling too, finishing third at the British Gravel Championships in September. 

To vote for Sam Culverwell call: 0845 606 55 01

  • Josh Lewis

This titan of Guernsey triathlon kicked off the Natwest International Island Games in fine style.

He raced around Rocquaine on opening day to claim a brilliant gold before later adding two silvers.

A few months later he finished fifth at the Ironman World Championships - the highest finish by a British athlete since two-time Olympic champion Alastair Brownlee was on the podium five years ago. 

To vote for Josh Lewis call: 0845 606 55 02

  • Alex Scott

2023 was the year Alex Scott achieved his footballing dream - becoming a Premier League player.

The Sarnian signed for Bournemouth in the summer following another impressive season at Bristol City which saw him named as The Championship's Young Player of the Season.

The £25 million man then finished the year with his first Premier League goal on New Year's Eve. 

To vote for Alex Scott call: 0845 606 55 03

  • Hannah Silcock

Hannah Silcock's rise to prominence in the world of table tennis continues to grow.

This year she became Jersey's first-ever women's British champion in the sport after winning the British Home Nations Championship.

She also shone on her Island Games debut, winning gold in the women's singles and team event before adding two more medals in the women's and team doubles. 

To vote for Hannah Silcock call: 0845 606 55 04

Below are the five other awards up for grabs and the nominees:

Guernsey Island Games Women's Swim Team, Jersey Beach Sprint Rowing Team , Jersey Men's Football Team, Jersey Table Tennis Team and Jersey Youth Commonwealth Games Team.

Footballer Jack Griffin (Guernsey), triathlete Luke Holmes (Jersey) , swimmer Filip Nowacki (Jersey) and cricketer Asa Tribe (Jersey).

Football coach Jordan Kelly (Guernsey), rugby coach Miles Landick (Jersey), swimming coach Sarah Parfitt (Guernsey) and football coach Elliot Powell (Jersey).

  • Michael Lucas Sporting Hero Award and the Judges' Award for Achievement:

The winners of these two prizes will be announced on the night.

Award categories

🏆 Betway Channel Islands Sports Personality of the Year

  • Nominees for the main award of the night are likely to have performed well outside of the islands, though high performers at a local level will be considered.

  • The person needs to either have been born in one of the islands, lived in the islands for the year in question, or have very close relationships with one of the islands.

  • The winner will be decided by a public phone vote and announced live at the event.

🌟 Sure Rising Star

  • This award - which is decided by a panel of judges - is designed to recognise a young athlete who has the ability and attitude to make it to the top in their chosen sport.

  • The person needs to either have been born in the islands or lived in one of the islands for the last year and be under the age of 20 on 31 December 2023.

  • High performance at a national or international level will have a bearing on the decision.

👩‍👩‍👧‍👧 Grant Thornton Team of the Year

  • Any team of two or more people competing in the same event will be considered by the judging panel for this prize.

  • Performance at a national or international level is likely to have more bearing than at a local level. However, local performances will not be discounted.

🙋 Coach of the Year

  • Four coaches based within the Channel Islands will be selected by the team of judges.

  • The performance of a coach's team or athletes will be a significant consideration.

  • Their achievement with the resources available to them will also be taken into account.

🏅 Michael Lucas Sporting Hero

  • This award is for someone who, in the eyes of the judges, has put more into their sport than could be expected.

  • The winner is likely to be an ‘unsung hero’.

  • Nominations are sought from across Channel Islands sports, however, the winner will usually come from the island in which the awards are being held.

Votes cost 5p plus your network access charge. Please check costs with your network operator before dialling. A maximum of five calls from a phone number will be accepted. The votes from the public will be combined with those from the team of judges in order to determine the winner. Lines are open from 10:00am on Monday 15 January 2024 and close as announced during the live broadcast of the Betway Channel Islands Sports Awards on Thursday 8 February 2024. Terms and Conditions can be found at