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Nominate now for Mansfield Sports Recognition Awards

Posted onPosted on 12th Oct

People are being urged to nominate sportspeople for an accolade at the annual Mansfield Sports Recognition Awards.

The event is held to find the district’s next big sporting stars to follow in the footsteps of local sport heroes, Rebecca Adlington, Ollie Hynd, Sam Hynd, Charlotte Henshaw (pictured), 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 More Leisure Community Trust and the News Journal, are behind the awards that recognise and celebrate outstanding achievements by sportspeople from throughout the community between 1 October 2022 to 30 September 2023.

Nominations are invited for 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).

This year’s awards are being held on Monday, 4th December, at the Civic Centre.

 A spokesperson said: “Do you know a person, a team or a club deserving recognition for their sporting achievements this past twelve months? Maybe a relative or a neighbour? If you are involved in sport in any way perhaps you are aware of an individual or a team or a club that ought to be considered? If so, please consider making a nomination.”

The deadline for nominations is 5pm on Friday, 3rd November.

Further information and a nomination form to download are available here or by calling the Armchair Club on 07873 026009. 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 30/45 second video of the nominee in sporting action. Postal applications are not being accepted.

Nominees must either live (or have lived) or pursue their sport within the District of Mansfield.