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Preston Sports Awards 2015: Nominations open to recognise city sporting heroes

Posted on - 20th November, 2014 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Events, Preston Council
Nicole Gardner was volunteer of the year

Nicole Gardner was volunteer of the year at the 2014 awards

Nominations for the annual Preston Sports Awards have opened.

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The Awards, which take place in March, are handed out to those making an impact in Preston’s sports teams across the city.

Former World champion and Olympic silver medallist at mixed doubles badminton Gail Emms is to present the awards and speak at the ceremony.

2015 marks the tenth year the awards have taken place and are hosted by Preston City Council.

The categories are:

Coach of the Year (aged 16 plus)
sponsored by BMW Bowker

Club of the Year
sponsored by Surridge Sport

Volunteer of the Year – Over 25 years
sponsored by Jigsaw Training

Volunteer of the Year – up to 24 years
sponsored by Frank Whittle Partnership Architecture

Young Achiever (under 21)
sponsored by Millers Taxis (in memory of Sam McCulloch)

Achievement/Performance of the Year – Junior Male
sponsored by Walker Smith Way Legal

Achievement/Performance of the Year – Junior Female
sponsored by McDade Roberts

Achievement/Performance of the Year – Senior
sponsored by Shoutnetwork.co.uk

Service to Disability Sport
sponsored by Preston’s College

Team Performance of the Year – Junior
sponsored by Evolve Document Solutions Ltd

Team Performance of the Year – Senior
sponsored by Skiddle.com

School Team of the Year – Primary School
sponsored by GB Energy Ltd

School of the Year – Secondary School
Sponsored by Wallwork, Nelson and Johnson

Community Organisation of the Year
sponsored by Holiday Inn Preston

Higher/Further Education Team of the Year
sponsored by UCLan

Special Recognition/Service to Sport
sponsored by Lancashire County Council

Lifetime Achievement – doing sport for 20 years plus
sponsored by John Turner Construction Group

Nominations take place online and must be completed by Monday 2 February 2015.

Tickets for the ceremony itself on Friday 13 March cost £25 each and can be booked through the Guild Hall box office.

The event, which includes a waiter-served meal, runs from 6.45pm to 11pm.

Will you be nominating anyone or a certain team? Let us know in the comments below

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