SPORTS AWARDS: Last chance to enter

Last year's winners on the stage at the Benn Hall
Last year's winners on the stage at the Benn Hall
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Deadline Friday, January 8

There’s just one more day to send in your nominations for Rugby’s 2015 Sports Awards as the deadline is tomorrow, (Friday, January 8).

We are seeking worthy winners in all ten categories, which recognise the borough’s most dedicated and talented sports people. Don’t let someone you know miss out.

Organised by Rugby Borough Council and supported by the Rugby Advertiser and Rugby FM, 2016 will mark the 21st presentation of the annual awards, when shortlisted finalists will be invited to the Benn Hall on Wednesday, March 9.

There’s still time to pick up a nomination form from the Town Hall or download one from the council website: www.rugby.gov.uk/sportsawards.

Any queries please emailsportsdevelopment@rugby.gov.uk or call (01788) 533749.

Here’s a final reminder of the categories and what the judging panel will be looking for:

Mark Gallagher Memorial Award for Coach of the Year Award

Open to anyone who lives or coaches in a sports club or organisation in Rugby Borough. Coaches should be nominated for their dedication, commitment and

achievements during 2015. Please tell the judges about the coach’s role and the hours this involves, qualifications, how long they have been involved with the club and what makes them so special. Also state any achievements and successes the individual team or club has had, with whom this coach is associated with.

Club of the Year Award

Open to sports clubs based in the borough. Clubs should be nominated for their success in sport and their developmental initiatives. Please tell the judges about the

development of coaches, officials and volunteers and any new opportunities for new and existing members, which have been introduced. Please include any involvement

with local networks and national initiatives, developing new sections and achieving club accreditation.

Sportsman of the Year Award and

Sportswoman of the Year Award

Open to anyone who lives or participates in sport in the borough. People should be nominated for their achievement or success in their sport during 2015. Please

tell the judges about their background in the sport and why they deserve the award.

The Lifetime Achievement Award

Open to anyone who lives or is involved with a sports club or organisation in Rugby Borough. People should be nominated for their involvement, commitment and

dedication to sport over many years. Please tell judges how many years they have been involved and how their long service has made a difference to sport.

The Unsung Hero ‘Volunteer’ Award

Open to anyone who lives or volunteers in a sports club or organisation based in the borough. People should be nominated for their involvement and commitment to

volunteering in 2015. They should be an inspirational role model, perhaps someone who shows dedication behind the scenes, but whose contributions may otherwise go

unrecognised. Please explain how important their role is and the time this involves.

Simon Warwood Memorial Award for Young Team of the Year

Open to sports teams based in Rugby Borough (maximum age group under 18). Teams should be nominated for their achievements and success in sport and for demonstrating excellent team spirit, commitment and a sense of fair play during 2015. Nominations are welcome from school teams as well as clubs.

Young Volunteer of the Year Award

Open to anyone aged 18 or under on 31 August 2015, who lives or volunteers in a sports club or organisation in the borough. People should be nominated for their

involvement and commitment in their sport; a positive role model who inspires and engages with the community.

Young Sports Person of the Year Award

Open to young people aged 18 or under on 31 August 2015 who are a resident of the borough/go to school or represent a sports club in the borough. Young people should be nominated for their achievements and success in their sport during 2015, but should also show involvement and commitment to their club/sport to go the extra mile.

Excellence in Sport Award

Open to young people aged 18 or under on 31 August 2015 who represent a particular sport at a national or international level. This may be as part of a national

development squad, competing for their country or having achieved a national title. Nominees must be a resident of the borough/go to school or represent a sports

club or organisation in the borough and be in full-time education. 10 winners will be selected by a panel of judges and will be invited to attend the awards evening to be

awarded £100 towards training or equipment expenses.

Nominations are welcome for successes and achievements between 1 January and 31 December 2015.