Nominations open to find Daventry district’s sporting heroes

The winners of the 2015 Daventry District Sports Awards
The winners of the 2015 Daventry District Sports Awards

People across Daventry district are being encouraged to nominate their local sporting heroes for an award.

Back for its 14th year, the annual Daventry District Sports Awards aim to celebrate the wealth of sporting talent in Daventry district.

Club members, volunteers, individual athletes and supporters are encouraged to nominate individuals and teams for their achievements over the last year.

Run by Everyone Active in partnership with Daventry District Council, the awards will be presented at a formal evening celebration held at Daventry Leisure Centre, in Lodge Road, Daventry on Thursday, 20 October 2016.

Councillor Alan Hills, community, culture and leisure portfolio holder at Daventry District Council, said: “Daventry district boasts a very active sporting scene with some outstanding talent, and these awards aim to highlight achievements.

“We want to celebrate a whole range of sporting achievements – not only those that happen on the field of play, but also the work of people who volunteer behind the scenes to help their club or school, or sport in general.

“This is an excellent opportunity to give recognition to a family member, fellow athlete, club member, club or local group who you feel deserves a public accolade for their achievements, so please get in touch and submit your nominations.”

Nominations have now opened in the following categories:

- Community Club of the Year

- Team of the Year

- Coach of the Year

- Volunteer of the Year

- Primary Sport School of the Year

- Secondary School of the Year

- Get Active 2016

- Young Leader of the Year

- Young Sportswoman

- Young Sportsman

- Disabled Sportsperson

- Local Sportswoman

- Local Sportsman

- Lifetime Contribution to Sport

Nominations can be made online at www.everyoneactive.com/news/daventry-district-sports-awards-2016 or at www.daventrydc.gov.uk/SportsAwards or by picking up a nomination form from Daventry Leisure Centre or Daventry District Council offices, in Lodge Road.

The deadline for nominations is September 16.