Nominations have opened for the chance to recognise those who make sport happen in Preston.Advertisement
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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 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