October 13, 2017
Be quick, there's only one week left to get your nominations in for the Cumbria Sports awards!
Do you know a junior or senior team that have had a fantastic 2017, or someone with a disability who has really excelled this year? Or is there a young volunteer in your club or organisation that is really making a difference? If the answer is yes, then get nominating now!
Whether an individual, volunteer, club, school or coach, a talented athlete who has achieved great things, or someone who, through sport and physical activity has changed their lifestyle for the better, we need to know.
The nomination period will end at midnight on Friday 20th October 2017. Make sure you don’t miss the deadline!
With 14 categories to choose from there is definitely a category for everybody.
It is not only the headline-grabbing professional stars we are looking to honour. It could be your child's teacher who coaches after school and works tirelessly to train a team for the next sports championships, a dedicated local team or it could be a coach at your 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 , sponsored by Cumbria County Council
Team: Best Team Achievement, sponsored by Eden District Council
Performance: Best Individual Performance, sponsored by Better
Special: Extra Special Achievement, sponsored by South Lakeland District Council
Service: Extra Dedicated Service, sponsored by Cumberland Building Society
Community Club or Group: Quality Local Opportunities Northern Rail
Young Volunteer/Leader: Extra Dedicated Young Person, sponsored by Lakes College
Junior Team: Best Team Achievement, sponsored by Barrow Borough Council
Rising Star (five awards): Best Young Talent, sponsored by Allerdale Borough Council, Carlisle City Council, Carlisle Brass, Lakeland, United Utilities
Coach: Delivering Exceptional Impact, sponsored by Cumbria County Council
Junior Personality: Exceptional Rising Star, sponsored by Cumbrian Newspapers Ltd
Volunteer: Greatest Volunteering Contribution, sponsored by New Balance
Disability Performance: Excelled Beyond Barriers, sponsored by Oomph Wellness!
Be Inspired: Creating a Legacy from London2012, sponsored by Sealy
This year’s event promises to be a marvellous celebration of sport and physical activity in Cumbria, with our sporting heroes the glittering stars. We have so many reasons to be proud of our sporting community and look forward to recognising their achievements on the night.
The annual awards presentation dinner is held on 24th November 2017 at the stunning Low Wood Hotel, Windermere in the heart of Cumbria. The evening will be hosted by BBC RadioCumbria’s Mike Zeller. The evening will close with a talk show style discussion with the England’s U20’s Manager Paul Simpson, who will be sharing the secrets of World Cup success. The 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.