People are being urged to nominate sports clubs, athletes, coaches and volunteers for their work and achievements in this year’s Wiltshire and Swindon Sports Awards by Friday 19 July.
The awards are in their fourth year and are being hosted by Swindon Borough Council, Wiltshire Council, Wiltshire Health Improvement Partnership, the NHS and Wiltshire and Swindon Sport.
This year there are 14 award categories including:
• Sports Personality of the Year
• Young Sports Personality of the Year
• Sports Personality of the Year (Athlete with a Disability)
• Official of the Year
• Roger Byrne Unsung Hero of the Year
• Long service to sport award
• Young Volunteer of the Year
• Coach of the Year (Participation)
• Coach of the Year (High Performance)
• Inclusion Coach of the Year
• Young Coach of the Year
• Sports Club/Team of the Year
• Most Innovative Club of the Year
• Most Inclusive Club of the Year
The top three in each category will be invited to attend the Awards presentation event hosted by former England Rugby Captain Phil de Glanville on Tuesday, 23 September 2013 at the Atrium County Hall, Trowbridge.
Anyone thinking of nominating an individual or club for one of the awards should read the awards criteria by visiting: http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/wilts-swindon-sports-awards-2013-criteria.pdf
Nominations can be made online by visiting:https://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/leisureandrecreation/sportandfitness/sportandphysicalactivity/sportsawards/sportsawardsnominationform.htm
Cllr Keith Williams, Swindon Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways, Strategic Transport and Leisure, said: “There are a number of unsung heroes in our sporting communities who deserve recognition for their hard work and achievements and the Wiltshire and Swindon Sports Awards are a great way of highlighting their dedication.
“There are plenty of award categories to choose from and I would urge anyone who has an interest in local sport to get their nominations in before the deadline.”
Stuart Coffey, chairman of the Swindon Sports Form, said: “The reason why we have a thriving sporting scene in Swindon is due to the enthusiasm and endeavours of the countless volunteers and participants
“So if there’s someone who you feel deserves to be recognised for the role they play either individually or in their team or club then please nominate them for these awards.”