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Sporty Lincolnites shortlisted for annual Sports Awards

Around 22 people from Lincoln and the surrounding villages have made the shortlist for the Lincolnshire Sports Awards 2012.

The annual event is organised by Lincolnshire Sports Partnership and recognises sports people in the county.

The winners of each category are announced at a special awards ceremony on November 8 at the Epic Centre in the Lincolnshire Showground.

This year’s shortlist includes local Olympians such as hockey player Georgie Twigg, and charity organisations like Off The Bench, local sport clubs and education facilities like the University of Lincoln.

Marc Rhodes, Events Officer at Lincolnshire Sports Partnership, said: “The number of nominations this year was fantastic and I’d like to thank everyone who took the time to nominate someone for an award.

“We are delighted with the shortlist which truly represents some of the best sporting talent Lincolnshire has to offer.

“The number of shortlisted candidates from the Lincoln area is fantastic. The panel were delighted to shortlist them and I look forward to meeting them, and the other candidates, on the evening.”

The nominees

  • HE/FE Games at the University of Lincoln has been shortlisted for the Contribution to Physical Activity Award
  • Off the Bench, Lincolnshire Netball and the University of Lincoln Students’ Union have all been shortlisted for County Sports Organisation of the Year
  • Adam Evans from the University of Lincoln, and Sharon Sivakumaran from Cherry Willingham Community School have been shortlisted for Sports Educator of the Year
  • Vic Newman, from Bracebridge Heath Cricket Club, and Anne Bolton, from Lincolnshire Cricket Leagues, have been shortlisted for Sports Volunteer of the Year
  • Lincolnites swept the Coach of the Year award with Navaz Sutton (Volleyball), Stuart Turner (Cricket) and Rose Townsend (Trampolining) all shortlisted
  • Lincoln Cannons Volleyball Club and Lincoln Roses Hockey Club have been shortlisted for Sports Club of the Year
  • Diver Donald Sutherland and cricketer Jim Marshall have been shortlisted for Veteran Sportsperson of the Year
  • Shot putter Lee Cupit from Coleby has been shortlisted for Young Disabled Sportsperson of the Year
  • Courtney Limb, a football player from South Hykeham, has been shortlisted for Young Sportswoman of the Year
  • Olympian Rob Tobin has been shortlisted for Sportsman of the Year
  • Olympians Georgie Twigg, Casey Stoney and Lizzie Simmonds have been shortlisted for Sportswoman of the Year
  • Gerry Wilson from Bracebridge Heath Cricket Club has been shortlisted for the Lifetime Achievement Award

Tickets for the November event costing £50 are available from Lincolnshire Sports Partnership. The night includes a three-course meal and Wine Reception.

To book, contact Marc on 01522 585580 or email him.

Source: Lincolnshire Sports Partnership