The Cumbria Sports Awards nomination period is now open.
The prestigious annual event will be held on Friday 24th November at The Low Wood Bay Hotel, Windermere. The event recognises the outstanding talents, commitment and successes of teams and individuals throughout Cumbria who are involved in sport. The awards also highlight the dedication and commitment of the vast number of volunteers who make sport happen across the county.
The event has attracted many high profile guest speakers over the years and this year, we are delighted to welcome England Under-20 World Cup winning manager Paul Simpson.
Paul, former Carlisle United Boss led the first England team to win a football World Cup since 1966 after defeating Venezuela 1-0 in the final in Korea in June this year. This November he returns to his home county to share the secrets of his World Cup success in a question-and-answer session hosted by BBC Radio Cumbria's Mike Zeller as Guest Speaker at the Cumbria Sports Awards.
It is not only the headline-grabbing professional stars we are looking to honour. In total, fourteen categories recognise various levels of sporting success, in addition to the support services of volunteering, administration, and coaching.
It could be your child's teacher who coaches after school and works tirelessly to train a team for the next sports championships. Or it could be a coach at your local sports club who has spent hours doing voluntary coaching, and you feel it is time they got the recognition they deserve.
Nominations can be made for:
The deadline for nominations is Friday 20th October 2017