The search is on for individuals and organisations that champion sport and physical activity in County Durham.
Nominations are now open for the Active Durham Sport and Physical Activity Awards.
The annual honours recognise the talent and commitment of the individuals, coaches, volunteers, clubs and schools whose exceptional work helps people of all ages and abilities to access sport and physical activity.
The awards are organised by the Active Durham Partnership, with prizes presented in 13 categories:
• Coach of the Year (over 21)
• Young Coach of the Year (under 21)
• Sports Club of the Year
• Junior Sports Club of the Year
• Sports Performance of the Year
• Young Sports Performance of the Year
• Contribution to Sport
• Sport & Physical Activity Achievement of the Year
• Contribution to Physical Activity
• Volunteer of the Year
• Young Volunteer of the Year
• Primary School Contribution to Sport & Physical Activity
• Secondary School Contribution to Sport & Physical Activity
Nominations are judged by an independent selection panel, with those who are shortlisted invited to attend one of a number of local awards events where one winner will be announced in each category.
All of the winners will then compete against each other at a countywide awards event.
Annie Dolphin, independent Chair of the Active Durham partnership, said: “The Active Durham award events provide an opportunity to recognise and celebrate some amazing people and organisations and their fantastic sport and physical activity achievements.
“We have some extremely talented sporting individuals in County Durham and many organisations who support and encourage people to be more physically active. Without their commitment and dedication, sporting and physical activity opportunities across our county would be far fewer. This is the partnership’s way of saying thank you for all that they do.”
Further information about the awards and the nomination process can be found at www.activedurham.org.uk.
Nominations should be returned to [email protected] by Friday, 14 September.