Matthew Hudson-Smith (athletics)
The 20-year-old from Wolverhampton had a breakthrough season in 2014, surprising many with the speed of his improvement.
He was a gold medallist in the 4×400 metres relay at the Commonwealth Games and a silver medallist in the 400 metres at the European Athletics Championships in Switzerland.
At the Glasgow Grand Prix, Hudson-Smith finished in the top three at the Diamond League race in a time of 44.97 seconds, becoming only the second British teenager to dip under 45 seconds for the distance and placing him second on the European rankings for the season.
Carson Yeung (football)
The disgraced former Birmingham City owner Carson Yeung could be football's next big comeback story.
The one-time Hong Kong hairdresser could be out of jail next week as he has a bail hearing on Tuesday pending an appeal next year against his conviction on five counts of money laundering totalling £55 million in March.
Already the major shareholder in Birmingham International Holdings, Yeung could on his way back to power at St Andrew's if he wins his legal fight.
Sam Hain (cricket)
The teenage batsman made history at Northampton this year when he became – at 18 years, 336 days – the youngest player ever to score a first-class century for Warwickshire.
Hong Kong-born, Australia-raised Hain worked his way patiently to three-figures from 224 balls to surpass the previous youngest centurion, Ian Bell who scored his maiden first-class ton in 2001 aged 19 years, 46 days.
Plenty more runs followed from Hain but the hard work starts now as he looks to prove he can do it all over again in the 2015 season.
Adil and Samir Nabi (football)
West Bromwich Albion's British Asian duo Adil and Samir Nabi have got the potential to take the Premier League by storm in the coming years, according to one of the club's academy coaches.
Asian Football Award winner Adil (pictured) is back in form after recovering from a serious knee injury and his 17-year-old younger brother Samir has been in sparkling form at U18 and U21 level.
Chris Woakes (cricket)
The Warwickshire all-rounder has just confirmed his status as a potent weapon for England in the one-day game with a six-wicket haul in Sri Lanka.
It was his second one-day international for the national side but the key is whether he can replicate that form in the Test arena where places are surely up for grabs in England's transitional side.
Jordanne Whiley (wheelchair tennis)
Birmingham's Whiley won the women's wheelchair doubles at the US Open in September to complete a Grand Slam in 2014.
The 22-year-old and Japan's Yui Kamiji beat Dutch defending champions Jiske Griffioen and Aniek van Koot 6-4 3-6 6-3 at Flushing Meadows, in New York.
Whiley became the first Briton to win the same event at all four Grand Slams in the same year. After two years of massive success, no-one would bet against a third in 2015.
Jack Grealish (football)
The teenager has done what most Aston Villa players haven't this season, got the fans excited.
The supporter-turned winger has only made a handful of appearances but plays without fear by taking players on and causing problems.
Villa aren't the only club to recognise Grealish's talent and a new contract was soon on the table and agreed this season.
He will need to be used sensibly and keep his feet on the ground but he could a big year and a bigger future ahead of him.
Dominic Iorfa (football)
The rookie defender made his Wolverhampton Wanderers debut last week and didn't look out of place as he earned the man-of-the-match award against Bournemouth.
The Wolves Academy graduate had already made his competitive debut on loan at League One Shrewsbury Town in March and has been in Kenny Jackett's first-team squads without quite making the bench. Given Wolves need to fresh impetus this season, Iorfa could be on the team-sheet a lot more this year.
Sam Olver (rugby)
The son of former England hooker John, the Moseley and Northampton Saints fly-half had a big future ahead of him in the game.
He was named the Championship player of the month in November and was a member of England's triumphant 2014 IRB Junior World Championship squad.
He's graduated to the England U20 squad this season and is clear about his targets: "Playing for the full England team is definitely the long-term ambition."
Aston Villa's next assistant manager
Whoever he may be, he will certainly be one to watch in 2015. Paul Lambert will soon step up his search for a No.2 to replace Roy Keane, after the Irish coach's controversial spell was ended when he resigned in late November.
Villa's fortunes picked up without an assistant manager in the immediate aftermath of Keane's departure but, with the club's season at a crossroads, Lambert will want a positive sidekick to keep them nearer to mid-table than the relegation places.