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Cumbria Sports Awards nominations close this Friday!

October 19, 2015

The search to find the award winners for the Cumbria Sports Awards 2015 started at the beginning of October with an unprecedented response as nominations have flooded in. The nomination period will end at midnight on Friday 23rd October, so make sure you get your nominations submitted in time to make the deadline!

It couldn’t be easier to submit your nomination. With 13 categories to choose from there is undoubtly a category for everybody whether your hero is a dedicated coach or a passionate volunteer. Nominations can be made on-line at

The presentation dinner will be held on Friday 27th 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.

Last year’s winner of the prestigious Cumbria Sports Personality of the Year Award went to Tom Younger, who had a truly outstanding 2014.

From the sport of Karate, Tom had a truly outstanding 2014. He was crowned world champion, and went on to reach further heights, winning every competition he entered. During the course of 2014, he retained his 75kg English and British titles, competed at the European Championships in Spain, winning 3 Gold medals, then went to Germany to compete in the World Champion of Champions Open Weights Finals, winning Gold.

The Special Award was won by bowler Stuart Airey, from Carlisle, a true legend in his sport, who competed for England for 22 years.

Service to Sport was picked up by Mike ‘Nobby’ Clarke from Hawcoat Park Sports & Social Club in Barrow, for his long serving commitment to the club. 

Community Group or Club of the Year went to Ulverston Triathlon Club, and the 

Young Sports Leader award was picked up by Alice Bowler, from Kendal School of  Gymnastics.

Awards organisers Active Cumbria, the Sport and Physical Activity Partnership are asking Cumbrian sports fans to submit their nominations. But it is not only the headline-grabbing professional stars they are looking to honour. They are looking to recognise individuals who have had impact on sport in the county.

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 voluntary coaching, and you feel it is time they got the recognition they deserve.

Nominations can be made for:

Sports Personality: Finest Individual Achievement                                                                           

Team: Best Team Achievement                                                                                         

Performance: Best Individual Performance                                                                          

Special: Extra Special Achievement                                                                                    

Service: Extra Dedicated Service                                                                         

Community Club or Group: Quality Local Opportunities                                                                                          

Young Leader: Extra Talented Leadership                                                                              

Junior Team: Best Team Achievement                                                                                 

Rising Star (five awards): Best Young Talent                                                                              

Coach: Delivering Exceptional Impact                                                                                   

Junior Personality: Exceptional Rising Star                                                                                

Volunteer: Greatest Volunteering Contribution                                                                              

Disability Performance: Excelled Beyond Barriers

Nominations can be made on-line at

Tickets for the evening celebration at the Low Wood Hotel in Windermere can be requested online from Active Cumbria, priced at £30 each.