The closing date for nominations to be entered for the Belper News Sports Awards 2013 is noon on Tuesday, October 1, so there’s still time for you to get involved.
We want to shine the spotlight on our local sporting stars and the awards are our way of celebrating the rich sporting tapestry of this area, which is blessed with an abundance of talented amateur sportsmen, sportswomen and clubs, covering the whole spectrum of sports and games.
This is your opportunity to get some recognition for your chosen individual or teams as you can nominate whoever you consider the area’s best amateur sporting star to be, not to mention the most deserving team, at adult or junior level.
But it’s not just about those at the sharp end, who compete week in, week out in their chosen field.
The area is also packed with dedicated coaches, supporters, parents and benefactors, who go out of their way to help others and ensure our sporting scene remains so healthy and thriving.
The Sports Awards categories are:
n Best Sporting Male (18 and over)
n Best Sporting Female (18 and over)
n Young Sportsperson (for those under 18)
n Team Of The Year
n Coach Of The Year
n Unsung Hero - for those who help to make it happen
Editor Julie Crouch said: “We’re really pleased to be staging our sports awards this year.
“We know there are lots of dedicated amateur sport people out there who achieve great things. These people go above and beyond and all in their own time and for the betterment of their local clubs - and without payment in most cases.
“Make sure you tell us about someone you think is a sporting hero - don’t leave it to someone else to contact us.”