The awards go to volunteers who have shown outstanding dedication to sport in their local communities and Jim was described as a guiding light in the county's work who has run hundreds of beginners' classes, introduced several hundred new people to the sport and gained their trust and respect.
The nomination said his experience and calm way of reporting was a real asset to the county archery committee and that he had represented Durham and Northumberland at regional level for more than 20 years.
Jim was also a regional judge until he retired in 2012. He was well respected and his decisions were never questioned.
He is also a loyal supporter of local rugby and has been closely involved in rugby union clubs in Hartlepool for 40 years.
Lizzy Yarnold, skeleton star and winner of Team GB's first gold medal of the Sochi 2014 Olympics, was there to support the awards and there was a lifetime achievement award for Sir Bobby Charlton.
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