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Who are your sporting heroes?

Posted onPosted on 24th Oct

Do you know a local hero who is worthy of a Mansfield Sports Recognition Award?

Mansfield District Council, in association with the Armchair Club and the Chad, is seeking nominations in ten categories for this year’s awards before the deadline of Friday, 16th November.

Nominations are sought for achievements from 1st November, 2017 to 31st October, 2018 in the following categories:
•Junior sportsperson of the year
•Junior team of the year
•Junior disabled sportsperson of the year
•Junior sports leader of the year
•Club of the year
•Sportsperson of the year
•Disabled sportsperson of the year
•Team of the year
•Coach of the year
•Volunteer of the year (this also includes referees, officials, administrators etc).

Junior categories are for ages 18 and under. Nominees must either live or pursue their sport within Mansfield district.

Coun Andrew Tristram, Portfolio Holder for Environment and Wellbeing at Mansfield District Council, said: “It is really simple to nominate online on the council website and these awards do not just recognise our sporting stars but also those often unsung heroes who work tirelessly to make sport happen in this district, such as coaches and volunteers.”

Nomination forms are now online at and are also available at leisure centres in the district.

For further information or tickets to the awards ceremony on Monday, 10th December, contact Sports Development Officer Shaun Hird at [email protected] or on 01623 463371.

Pictured is one of last year’s winners, Tom Birchall, with council chief executive Hayley Barsby.