Nominations needed for Nottinghamshire Sports Awards

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Nominations are being sought for the county’s top sports stars for the 23rd annual Nottinghamshire County Council and Sport Nottinghamshire .

The awards seek to recognise achievements at both a grassroots level and in professional sport across the county in recent months.

The awards will be presented during a ceremony on Wednesday 4th February at the Nottingham Conference Centre with more than 400 invited guests expected to attend the event.

Sporting highlights over the last year include the many medals won by various Nottinghamshire athletes at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, Nottinghamshire Ladies T20 success at finals day, Nottingham Panthers retaining the Challenge Cup and Ellie Downie’s recent success at the Youth Olympics.

Coun John Knight, Committee chairman for culture, at Nottinghamshire County Council, said: “We are very pleased to once again seek nominations for the annual Nottinghamshire Sports Awards.

“The nominations provide everyone with a chance to highlight examples of great work and sporting achievement across the county.

“The awards night is always a great occasion to celebrate our sporting talent and excellence in Nottinghamshire.”

The full list of categories is: Junior Team, Junior Volunteer, Junior Disabled Sportsperson, Junior Sportsperson, Young Coach, Team, Volunteer, Disabled Sportsperson, Sportsperson, Performance Coach, Community Coach, Club, Sporting School of the Year.

For all these categories the qualifying period is 1 December 2013 to 30 November 2014. The closing date for nominations is Sunday 30 November.

The final category is the Roll of Honour which recognises Nottinghamshire residents who have devoted their lives to sport in the County (no time frame is placed on this category).

The closing date for nominations is Sunday 30 November. For more details and to make a nomination, please visit the Nottinghamshire County Council website: www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/sport