Preston Sports Awards 2016: Nominate your sporting heroes from across the city

Posted on - 16th January, 2016 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Schools, Sport, What's On in Preston
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Corpus Christi staff receiving the award for Secondary School of the Year at the Preston Sports Awards 2015

Nominations have opened for the chance to recognise those who make sport happen in Preston.

The annual Preston Sports Awards gives teams and individuals a chance to shine for their sporting achievements.

With 17 categories ranging from team performance of the year to community organisation of the year there’s a way to reward all different age groups and activities.

Launching the nominations, councillor Margaret McManus, Mayor of Preston, said: “Many clubs and events would not be able to continue or even open their doors if it wasn’t for the wonderful people who volunteer their time.

“Commitment and dedication are required by athletes, both amateur and professional, but they are also two essential qualities that apply to volunteers. I would personally like to thank them all for their hard work and continued enthusiasm for sport in Preston.”

Nominations must be made by Monday 8 February via the council website.

The awards night is on Friday 11 March at Preston Guild Hall.

For further information or tickets for the awards contact Preston Council’s Sport and Health Development team on 01772 906187, or e-mail

Full list of categories in this year’s awards:

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 Slater and Gordon Lawyers

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

Achievement/Performance of the Year – Senior sponsored by

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

School 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 Ambulant

Higher/Further Education Team of the Year sponsored by Lancashire County Council

Special Recognition/Service to Sport
sponsored by University of Central Lancashire

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

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