Amber Valley hockey player Hollie Webb leads a strong list of contenders from across the county in the running for a Derby Telegraph Sports Award.
The 25-year-old from Belper won European Championships gold with England this summer as they beat the Netherlands following a dramatic penalty shoot-out and also won the National League title with Surbiton.
It puts her in contention to win one of 15 prizes at the county’s premier sports awards night - to be held next Thursday, November 12, at Derby’s Roundhouse – which this year celebrates its 10th anniversary.
She is shortlisted in her category alongside Derby swimmer and British Championships medallist Sarah Vasey and Derby boxer Sandy Ryan, a bronze medal winner in the light-welterweight category at the European Games in Baku.
Also shortlisted in the Team of the Year category is Webb’s former club Belper Ladies Hockey Club, who have enjoyed a fantastic resurgence.
Having battled hard to avoid relegation the previous season, the first team won their league outright to gain promotion back into the National Premier League North.
Alongside that, the second team made won the Derbyshire League to earn a place in the Midlands Feeder East League.
The club will go up against Derbyshire’s Men’s Tennis Team and Team Derby’s National Badminton League squad for the title.
Para-triathlete Phil Hogg is one of three high-quality contenders in the Disabled Sportsperson of the Year, the others being High Peak para-cyclist Katie Toft and South Derbyshire para-swimmer Lewis White.
Shortlisted for the Community Award is Belper’s Rachel Basile, who has volunteered for a number of sport projects that promote social inclusion.
Vying for the award with her will be Bolsover’s, Louise Fox and the Wirksworth Community Swimming Pool in the Derbyshire Dales.
The shortlist of individuals, teams and clubs was selected by a panel of sports officials.