Still time to nominate Nottinghamshire’s sporting heroes

THE deadline for nominations for the Nottinghamshire County Council’s 2011 Sports Awards close on 4th December.

The awards provide an opportunity to highlight key achievements of individual sportspeople, teams, clubs, coaches and volunteers across 13 different categories.

More than 350 people attended the 2010 Sports Awards ceremony earlier this year at the Becket School in West Bridgford, Nottingham, which saw Mansfield-based Charlotte Henshaw win Disabled Sportsperson of the Year and golfer Lee Westwood named Sportsperson of the Year.

Alongside the 13 categories, the county council is also seeking nominations in a new category which has been added for this year: Sporting School of the Year.

Coun John Cottee, Cabinet Member for Culture and Community at Nottinghamshire County Council, said: “The Sports Awards are a fantastic celebration of talent as we continue to grow our reputation as ‘the sporting county’.

“They also acknowledge the backroom staff who put so much work into supporting sport across the county.”

The qualifying time period, which will be what nominations are judged on, is from 1st November 2010 to 31st October 2011.

An online nomination form along with guidelines and criteria is available at: www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/leisure