Nominees sought for sports awards

Last year's sport awards
Last year's sport awards

The Daventry District Sports Awards has been announced and the organisers are seeking nominations for the award.

Everyone Active, which runs Daventry Leisure Centre, is working with Daventry District Council to put on the event. It is the 12th year the awards have been held and will this year be at the leisure centre on Thursday, October 16 with a formal evening.

The categories for the awards include Local Sportsman of the Year, Local Sportswoman of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Team of the Year, Coach of the Year, Young Sportsman of the Year, Young Sportswoman of the Year, Community Club of the Year, Primary School of the Year, Secondary School of the Year, Long Time Contribution to Sport,Young Leader of the Year and Disabled Sports Achiever

A spokesman for the event said: “The event, as always ,celebrates and recognises the wealth of sporting talent and achievements from teams and individuals within Daventry District.

“The 200 guests present will include shortlisted nominees and VIPs, which have in previous years included the leader of the council and local sports personalities. When voting please encourage nominators to read the criteria carefully as it will detail what the judging panel are marking against for each category and should help to strengthen nominations this year.

“The more information against the criteria points for each award, the better chance your nominee has of winning.”

People have until Friday September 12 to put their nominations in. All completed nominations should be sent to Will Heckford by email to: or by post to: Will Heckford,Daventry Leisure Centre. Lodge Road, Daventry, Northants, NN11 4FP.

Visit to download a nomination form.