Search is on for the sporting cream of Bolsover district

BEST OF BOLSOVER -- all the winners of last year's awards.

BEST OF BOLSOVER -- all the winners of last year's awards.

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Dedicated sportspeople and sporting achievements are to be recognised with the annual Bolsover District Sports Awards.

The awards celebrate the sporting success of athletes and those involved in sport, from the loyal supporter to the title-winning champion.

They are also a way of recognising the achievements of local athletes at all levels who either live in Bolsover or who attend clubs or schools within the district.

The awards are split into 16 categories, including sportsman and sportswoman of the year, team of the year, manager/coach of the year and young sports leader/young sports coach of the year.

Bolsover District Council’s Cabinet member for leisure, Coun Mary Dooley said, “This is our tenth anniversary and the awards are as popular as ever. People from all walks of life, play, enjoy or contribute to sport, and it is these unsung heroes or those achieving success that we want to celebrate and recognise.”

“We have some excellent sports stars in our district and some real stalwarts who basically live, breathe and eat sport. So we want to help them celebrate their success, achievements and commitment.”

The awards ceremony, which the council hopes to gain sponsorship for, will take place at Tibshelf Community School on Friday 2nd October. Nomination forms are available by telephoning 01246 242366, or they can be downloaded from www.bolsover.gov.uk.