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Mansfield Sports Recognition Awards deadline extended

Posted onPosted on 2nd Nov

The Mansfield Sports Recognition Awards, which is continuing thanks to the work of the Armchair Club, has extended the deadline for nominations.

The Armchair Club is a group of local businessmen that has been backing local sports clubs, organisations and individuals for many years.

Now it has taken over the organisation of the awards, which this year will be held virtually on Monday, 7th December via Zoom.

The hunt is now on to find Mansfield’s next big sporting stars to follow in the footsteps of local sport heroes like Rebecca Adlington, Ollie Hynd, Sam Hynd, Charlotte Henshaw, Ben and Tom Birchall, Elliot Clogg and the many others who have represented Mansfield nationally and internationally, winning world titles and Commonwealth and Olympic medals.

The Armchair Club, with the support of Mansfield District Leisure Trust and the Mansfield, Ashfield and Warsop News Journal, is asking for nominations for this year’s Mansfield Sports Recognition Awards.

The deadline for nominations is 5pm on Friday, 6th November.

The awards are intended to recognise and celebrate outstanding achievements by sportspeople from throughout the community between 1st October 2019 and 30th September 2020. Nominations are invited in 10 categories:

* Junior team of the year
* Junior sportsperson of the year
* Junior Sports Leader of the year
* Junior disabled sportsperson of the year
* Club of the year
* Disabled sportsperson of the year
* Sportsperson of the year
* Coach of the year
* Team of the year
* Volunteer of the year (this also includes referees, officials,
administrators etc.)

Further information and a nomination form to download are available here or by calling the Armchair Club on 01623 469469.

In view of Covid-19 restrictions, nominations for this year’s awards are only being accepted by e-mail with a scanned or photographed application form and must include a photograph of the nominee, and preferably a 45-second video of the nominee in sporting action.

Nominees must either live or pursue their sport within the district of Mansfield.