Get voting for Nottinghamshire awards

Rebecca Adlington
Rebecca Adlington

Following a golden summer of sport, Nottinghamshire County Council is inviting nominations for its 2012 Sports Awards - and also has some funding for grassroots sport.

Richard Whitehead, Becky Adlington OBE and Ollie Hynd all featured at last year’s awards and went onto taste success with some memorable performances at the London 2012 Olympics.

The annual awards – now in their 21st year – are your opportunity to highlight key achievements of individual sportspeople, teams, clubs, coaches and volunteers across more than a dozen different categories.

More than 350 people attended the 2011 Sports Awards ceremony earlier this year at the Becket School in West Bridgford, Nottingham.

This year’s awards are set to take place at the East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottingham on Tuesday, February 12.

The awards this year again include categories which recognise the talent and contribution young people make to Nottinghamshire sport – including two categories celebrating the role of sporting volunteers.

Categories are: Junior Team, Young Coach, Junior Sportsperson, Young Volunteer, Junior Disabled Sportsperson, Team of the Year, Coach of the Year – Performance, Coach of the Year – Community, Sportsperson, Volunteer of the Year, Disabled Sportsperson, Roll of Honour, Club of the Year, Sporting School of the Year.

The nomination process is open to anyone and nominators can be teachers, coaches, volunteers, parents, or someone who plays alongside a potential sporting hero.

The qualifying time period, which will be what nominations are judged on, is from November 1, 2011 to November 30, 2012.

An online nomination form along with guidelines and criteria is available online at www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/enjoying/sport/sportsawards.

The closing date for nominations is December 2.