Do you know a local sporting hero who deserves to be recognised for their achievements?
Nominations for the tenth annual Charnwood Sports Awards are now open.
The awards are run by Charnwood Borough Council and recognise the successes of athletes, coaches and volunteers who make a difference to sport and physical activity in Charnwood.
Over the last decade the awards have seen a total of 760 nominations and 320 finalists.
Councillor Deborah Taylor, the Council’s lead member for communities, safety and wellbeing, said: “The sports awards are always a great opportunity to celebrate the talented sports stars we have in the borough and this special tenth year event will be no different.
“If you know someone who is outstanding in their chosen sport, or a dedicated coach or volunteer, you can nominate them for an award and recognise the great work they do.”
This year’s awards ceremony will take place on Monday, December 3.
The deadline for nominations is 5pm on Friday, September 21.
The categories this year include:
- Junior Sportsperson of the Year
- Junior Volunteer of the Year
- Junior Team of the Year
- Disabled Sportsperson of the Year
- Senior Sportsperson of the Year
- Senior Volunteer of the Year
- Senior Team of the Year
- Coach of the Year
- Club of the Year
- Contribution to School Sport
- Best Community Sport & or Physical Activity Project
- Outstanding Contribution to Physical Activity and Sport
- Joe Humphries Special Recognition Award
To celebrate 10 years of recognising sporting achievement across the borough a new award is being launched.
The Joe Humphries Special Recognition Award will recognise inspirational people and groups who have gone above and beyond and made outstanding achievements in the face of adversity.
The Joe Humphries Memorial Trust is a Leicestershire heart charity which was set up in memory of Rothley teenager Joe Humphries, a victim of sudden arrhythmic death syndrome. The trust provides CPR training for schools, local sports and community groups and helps to fund community defibrillators.
To nominate online or find out more about the awards visit www.charnwood.gov.uk/sportsawards or call 01509 634592.