Nominations are closing soon for the 2018 Living Sport Sports Awards. To be held at the Burgess Hall in St Ives, this annual event brings people together to recognise and celebrate the brilliant sporting achievements of the many talented athletes, officials, coaches, volunteers, organisations and clubs in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.
Individuals and organisations are nominated by the general public, and the opportunity to do so closes on the 29th September. There are 12 awards categories at this years Sports Awards, and those shortlisted will be offered tickets to the Awards ceremony.
The 12 awards are spread across a range of categories, recognising the Grosvenor Sports Performance and Youth Sports Performance of the year, one of two remaining Awards still to be sponsored. But the awards also celebrate the incredible efforts of the people delivering sport and physical activity with four workforce based awards; Anglia Ruskin University Coach of the Year, Support Cambridgeshire Community Volunteer, BBC Radio Cambridgeshire Young Community Volunteer of the Year and the prestigious Abbeycroft Leisure Services to Sport Award, won last year by Wendy Chambers, for her dedicated service to St Ives Rangers FC.
There are also a series of awards celebrating the places which help inspire people to participate in sport and physical activity, the Lifeplus Community Club of the Year, Baldwins School of the Year and Everyone Health Workplace Awards aim to recognise these. The Community Club award was won last year by Cambridge Gymnastics Club for their work upskilling young leaders and breaking barriers in making Gymnastics accessible for all. Gymnastics did well last year with Head Coach at Huntingdon Gymnastics Club Ben Howells winning Coach of the Year.
The other awards are the Impact Awards, sponsored by 3B Design & Print and Chroma Sport & Trophies, for a partnership, project or individual who has improved participation within their community, the Jonnie Peacock Award celebrating an individual who has shown great personal endeavour to overcome adversity and the Mick George Matthew Warn Power of Sport award, aprestigious award in memory of Matthew Warn celebrating a sport project or an initiative that is making a significant impact in the local community with sport. Previous winners of this include Team Bex, Warboys Sports and Social Club and the Cambridge United Community Trust.
Winners of the Performance awards from last year were March resident Dan Roper, a Team GB Goalball Paralympian and winner of the Disabled Sports Performer of the Year and Cambridge born County Cricket Champion and England batsman Tom Westley who was winner of Sports Performer of the Year.
To make a nomination before the 29th of September deadline, then please visit here for the nominations criteria and the link to the online form.