Awards to celebrate young sports talent

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The sporting successes of Derbyshire school pupils will be celebrated at the 2014 Derbyshire Schools’ Sports Association Sports Awards this week.

Organised by the Derbyshire Schools’ Sports Association (DSSA), the event will recognise those who have excelled in school sport or sport outside of school, and pay tribute to some of those who have made a valuable voluntary contribution to school sport.

Karen Shopland, chairman of the Derbyshire Schools’ Sports Association, said: “This has been another fantastic year for school sport in Derbyshire and I would like to congratulate all of the nominees. The talent and achievement demonstrated by the young people across the county is awe-inspiring.”

Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony at The Proact Stadium, Chesterfield Football Club, on Thursday, September 18.

Around 200 guests are expected to attend the evening to see awards presented for individual and team achievements in a wide variety of sports.

The event will also see awards presented to young leaders and adult volunteers, as well as recognising those who have made a contribution to school sport through media and arts.