The nomination process for the annual Living Sport Sports Awards are now open and closes on Saturday 29th September 2018.
The awards aim to recognise and celebrate the achievements of talented sportsmen & women and teams, the significant contribution made by coaches and volunteers to the development of their sport, and the organisations and clubs from all across the county who are using sport and physical activity to have a positive impact on peoples lives
Individuals and organisations can now be nominated by the general public for one or more of the 12 categories which include Sports Performance of the Year, Community Volunteer of the Year and Workplace of the Year. With community sport continuing to flourish across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Living Sport is expecting to receive a high volume of quality nominations.
The Living Sport Sports Awards ceremony will take place on the evening of Thursday 22nd November 2018 at the Burgess Hall in St Ives. Shortlisted nominees in each of the categories will receive a free ticket to the Awards ceremony.
Previous winners of the prestigious awards include Cambridge United Community Trust for the Power of Sport Award; and Wendy Chambers for her considerable work with St Ives and Huntingdonshire Football in the Services To Sport Award. Jonnie Peacock also has his very own award which recognises someone who has gone above and beyond to make a difference while overcoming personal adversity – and this was won by Sandra Acton.
There are also awards for Young Community Volunteer, Community Volunteer and Coach of the Year to recognize that great work volunteers do across the county. We also recognise School and Workplace of the Year.
In addition to the new Impact Award we are also going to recognise as many of the candidates in the categories Services to Sport, Volunteering and Power of Sport as is necessary rather than limit it to a top three, although we will still be announcing a winner. Explaining these changes Simon Fairhall, Chief Executive of Living Sport said “the contribution that people make to the development of their organisation and project and the positive impact that participating in sport and physical activity can have on peoples lives and communities is really quite outstanding and we want to better recognise these efforts and not limit ourselves to a traditional top three only. These particular categories link more closely with our work to improve health by supporting people to get active”
To make a nomination visit http://www.livingsport.co.uk/events-courses/living-sport-sports-awards/sports-awards-categories/ for the online form.