Come on Horndean, it is time we put some of our stars forward for this!
Nominations are now open for the East Hampshire Sports Awards 2017, which recognise sportsmen and women at every level, and the coaches, officials and volunteers who work behind the scenes to help athletes and clubs succeed. The deadline for nominations is Friday 6 January 2017 and elected finalists will be invited to an awards evening on Thursday 16 February 2017 at Old Thorns Manor Hotel in Liphook.
The winners of the district awards will be put forward to compete for the 2017 Hampshire and Isle of Wight Sports Awards.
Councillor Julie Butler, councillor responsible for community, said: “The glamour of the Olympic and Paralympic games with two massive medal hauls for Team GB and Paralympics GB was the culmination of thousands of hours of dedication from the athletes that took part. But behind every great sporting achievement is a large group of supporters that make it possible. At the 2017 awards we will not only be recognising East Hampshire’s outstanding sportspeople in a range of categories, but also the coaches and officials. I would encourage anyone who has seen outstanding sporting dedication over the last year to nominate that person or team for an award.”
Nominees are assessed by a judging panel and winners are required to meet criteria specific for each category.
These annual prestigious awards are co-ordinated by East Hampshire District Council to publicly recognise sporting achievement in the following categories:
• Junior Sportsman & Junior Sportswoman
• Senior Sportsman & Senior Sportswoman
• Masters Sportsman & Sportswoman
• Junior Disability Sportsperson
• Senior Disability Sportsperson
• Coach of the Year (Male or Female)
• Volunteer of the Year (Junior & Senior)
• School Team of the Year
• Team of the Year (Junior & Senior)
• Official (Male or Female)
• Service to Sport (Male or Female)
• Club of the Year
• Outstanding Personal Achievement
To download the guidance and nomination forms Click Here For more information contact Kirsty Cope, EHDC Community Project Worker, 01730 234015.