Local sport awards open to nominations

The nominations for Lincolnshire Sports Awards 2011 have been opened to the public, allowing local residents to vote for local sporting talent.

The opening also marks exactly one year to the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games.

Lincolnshire Sports Partnership, the creators behind the evening, are encouraging everyone to nominate their favourite sportsmen and women, volunteers, coaches and educators.

The awards evening will be held on November 17 at the Epic Centre on the Lincolnshire Showground.

Events Officer at Lincolnshire Sports Partnership Marc Rhodes said: “The Lincolnshire Sports Awards recognises sportspeople from across the county for their sporting achievements in the last 12 months.

“We know that there are lots of talented sportsmen and women in our county, and this is our chance to honour their accomplishments and present them with an award at our annual awards ceremony.

“There are 17 categories altogether and as well as sportsmen and women, we want to pay respect to the hundreds of volunteers, coaches, teachers and parents behind the scenes who make sport and physical activity what it is in Lincolnshire.”

The categories for the Lincolnshire Sports Awards 2011 are:

• Sportsman of the Year
• Sportswoman of the Year
• Young Sportsman of the Year
• Young Sportswoman of the Year
• Veteran Sportsperson of the Year
• Disabled Sportsperson of the Year
• Young Disabled Sportsperson of the Year
• Coach of the Year
• Sports Club of the Year
• County Sports Organisation of the Year
• Parish Council / Local Authority of the Year
• Sports Volunteer of the Year
• Sports Educator of the Year
• Lifetime Achievement Award
• Contribution to Physical Activity Award
• Active for Health Award
• Lincolnshire Sports Personality of the Year

The nomination deadline is September 16. To download an application form, visit Lincolnshire Sport’s Partnership’s website.

Source: Lincolnshire Sports Partnership