People are being encouraged to nominate their local sporting stars as Charnwood Sports Awards celebrate its tenth year.
The annual awards are run by Charnwood Borough Council and give recognition to committed athletes and the dedicated coaches and volunteers who give up their time to support them.
Will Blanche, senior active recreation officer at the Council, said “The Charnwood Sports Awards are a chance to celebrate the fantastic sporting culture we have in Charnwood.
“If you know someone whose talent and dedication deserves to be recognised, you can nominate them for a Charnwood Sports Award on the council website. There are 13 award categories including The Joe Humphries Special Recognition Award which has been launched to celebrate the tenth anniversary.”
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.
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
This year’s awards ceremony will take place on Monday, December 3.
The deadline for nominations is 5pm on Friday, September 21.
To nominate online or find out more about the awards visit www.charnwood.gov.uk/sportsawards or call 01509 634592.