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Nominations needed for sports awards

4th October 2017

People have a chance to put their local sporting heroes in the spotlight by nominating them for the Mansfield Sports Recognition Awards 2017.

Mansfield District Council, in association with the Armchair Club and the Chad, is seeking nominations in ten categories before the deadline of Friday 10th November, 2017.

Nominations are sought for achievements between 1st November, 2016, and 31st October, 2017, in the following categories:

  • Junior sportsperson of the year
  • Junior team of the year
  • Junior disabled sportsperson of the year
  • Junior sports leader of the year
  • Club of the year
  • Sportsperson of the year
  • Disabled sportsperson of the year
  • Team of the year
  • Coach of the year
  • Volunteer of the year (this also includes referees, officials, administrators etc.)

Junior categories are for ages 18 and under. Nominees must either live or pursue their sport within Mansfield district.

Cllr Andrew Tristram, Portfolio Holder for Environment and Wellbeing at Mansfield District Council, said: "There are so many fantastic sporting organisations who do great work in the district.

"They will all know of someone who deserves a bit of recognition for their efforts - and also for the clubs themselves.

"So come on, put their names forward. It's really simple to nominate someone and anyone can do it."

Nomination forms are now online (click here) and will also be available from leisure centres from Monday 9th October, 2017.

For further information or tickets to the awards ceremony on Monday 11th December, 2017, contact Sports Development Officer Shaun Hird at shird@mansfield.gov.uk or on 01623 463371.

(Photo: Mansfield sidecar racing champions brothers Ben and Tom Birchall who won The Roger Copestake Award for the Mayor’s Special Achievement at last year's awards.)


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