Votes needed for sports awards

THE time has come again to vote in Notts County Council’s prestigious, annual sports awards.

The council is inviting nominations for the 2011 ceremony. It is your opportunity to highlight key achievements of individual sportspeople, teams, clubs, coaches and volunteers across 13 different categories.

More than 350 people attended the 2010 event earlier this year when winners included Hucknall-based netball coach Karen Cresswell as commuinity coach of the year, golfer Lee Westwood as sportsman of the year and Notts County Football Club for outstanding achievement of the year.

The council is seeking nominations in a new category which has been added for 2011 of sporting school of the year.

Coun John Cottee (Con), Cabinet member for culture and community, said: “The sports awards are a fantastic celebration of talent as we continue to grow our reputation as ‘the sporting county’.

“They also acknowledge the backroom staff who put so much work into supporting sport across the county.”

Online nomination forms, along with guidelines and criteria, are available at The closing date for nominations is Sunday December 4.