A swimmer and a GB boxer have taken the top gongs at this year's Royal Navy Sports Awards ceremony at HMS Nelson in Portsmouth.

Squash and rugby league teams were recognised for their recent successes and one of the best telemark skiers in Great Britain picked up the rising star prize.

Take a look below for a full list of the winners...

Sportsman of the Year - Marine George Crotty

 

Royal Navy Sportsman of the Year 2017 - Marine George Crotty

Boxer George Crotty topped the men's bill at this year's awards

The Royal Marine, who only 12 months ago was crowned Young Sportsperson of the Year, was named Sportsman of the Year.

Undefeated in 12 out of 12 bouts in 2017, Mne Crotty was picked up by the GB Podium Squad in August.

He's just returned from an international tournament in Finland, where he retained gold in the 81-kilo division.

A notable victory in a GB vest, it's left him with a very realistic chance of reaching the Commonwealth and Olympic Games.

Sportswoman of the Year - Leading Naval Nurse Samantha Eagle

 

Royal Navy Sportswoman of the Year 2017 - LNN Samantha Eagle

Swimmer Samantha Eagle has amassed 15 gold medals and two silvers at inter-service level since 2009.

A former Welsh junior international swimmer, LNN Eagle now competes at masters level, winning medals this year at the Welsh Open and the Armed Forces and National Masters Championships.

She holds 26 Navy records over a wide range of distances and disciplines.

Sports Official of the Year - Petty Officer Physical Trainer Steve Lockton

 

Royal Navy Official of the Year 2017 - POPT Steve Lockton

It's fair to say that POPT Lockton has masterminded a naval resurgence in Rugby League over the last few years.

Having only recorded two victories in the 15 years since the tournament began in 1997, the Navy team turned to Steve as their new head coach.

The senior team has now won three of the last four Inter-Services Championships and boast some of the most talented players across all three services.

Team Of The Year - Royal Navy Squash

 

Royal Navy Team of the Year 2017 - Squash

Navy squash had only managed a handful of inter-service wins in the last century before they stormed to victory this year.

It marked the successful culmination of a five-year plan, putting the side at the top of the pile for the first time in 55 years.

Young Sportsperson Of The Year - Sub-Lieutenant James French

 

Royal Navy Young Sportsperson of the Year 2017 - S/Lt James French

Before he joined up in 2016, the Young Sportsperson of the Year was a thorn in the side of military competitors at the UK Armed Forces ski and snowboard championships in Meribel.

As part of the GB team, S/Lt French was invited to compete over the last few years.

He dominated the field - so the Senior Service was delighted when he decided to join their ranks.

S/Lt French continued to dominate, particularly in telemark, and helped the Navy to the inter-services title this year.

As ever, the winners from here will be put forward for the UK Armed Forces Sports Awards early next year, which will see the best athletes from all three services going head-to-head.

There'll be full coverage of that event on Forces Network in March.

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