Still time to nominate your Daventry sporting heroes

The 2017 winners pictured at last year's ceremony

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

Back for its 16th year, the annual Daventry District Sports Awards aim to celebrate the wealth of sporting talent in the area.

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

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 recognise the wealth of sporting talent and achievements from the many clubs, teams, volunteers and individuals involved.

"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."

Run by Everyone Active in partnership with Daventry District Council, the awards feed into the regional heats of the BBC Sports Personality of the Year.

They will be presented at a formal evening celebration held at Daventry Leisure Centre, in Lodge Road, Daventry on Thursday, October 18 2018.

The deadline for nominations is September 23, and you can put people forward 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

Young Leader of the Year

Young Sportswoman

Young Sportsman

Disabled Sports Person

Local Sportswoman

Local Sportsman

Lifetime Contribution to Sport

Each of these will be judged against the following criteria: level of achievement, strength of competition, level of participation, personal achievement and sportsmanship.

People can find out more about the criteria and submit a nomination at www.everyoneactive.com/news/daventrysportsawards.

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