New award this year recognises primary school sport
Once again Rugby Borough Council, the Rugby Advertiser and Rugby FM are teaming up to recognise and reward the Borough’s most dedicated and talented sports people. Celebrating the accomplishments of 2017, the Rugby Sports Awards will be held at The Benn Hall on Wednesday, 28th February 2018.
Do you know somebody that spends countless hours coaching or volunteering in a sports club who deserves to be recognised for the work they carry out, or a talented athlete who is shining in their sport. Nominations are now open in the following categories:
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 2017. 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 – Sponsored by Nationwide Windows & Doors
Open to sports clubs based in the borough. Clubs should be nominated for their success in sport and their development 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.
The Unsung Hero ‘Volunteer’ Award – Sponsored by Warwickshire Community and Voluntary Action
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 2017. 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.
Sportsman 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 2017. Please tell the judges about their background in the sport and why they deserve the award.
Sportswoman of the Year Award – Sponsored by Anytime Fitness
Open to anyone who lives or participates in sport in Rugby Borough. People should be nominated for their achievement or success in their sport during 2017. 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.
Excellence in Sport Award – Sponsored by GLL Sport Foundation
Open to young people aged 18 or under on 31 August 2017 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.
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 2017. Nominations are welcome from school teams as well as clubs.
Young Volunteer of the Year Award – Sponsored by Rugby Rokeby Lions
Open to anyone aged 18 or under on 31 August 2017, 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.
Nominations are welcome for successes and achievements between 1st January and 31st December 2017 and juniors are classed as aged 18 and under on 31st August 2017.
Young Sports Person of the Year Award – Sponsored by The Rotary Clubs of Rugby
Open to young people aged 18 or under on 31 August 2017 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 2017, but should also show involvement and commitment to their club/sport to go the extra mile.
Primary School of the Year Award – Sponsored by Hinckley & Rugby Building Society
Open to Primary Schools within the Borough that have excelled in school sport and physical activity during 2017. Please tell the judges about the range of extracurricular sport and physical activity opportunities, any links with Community Clubs e.g. deliver sessions, exit routes. Please include any competitions the school has participated in (intra-school, inter-school, locally, county, etc.)
The closing date for nominations is 26th January 2018
All applications will be judged by a panel and those shortlisted will be invited to attend the award ceremony on 28th February 2018.
Nominations can be entered online at: www.rugby.gov.uk/sportsawards. Alternatively nomination forms can be picked up from The Rugby Visitor Centre or Rugby Borough Council reception at the Town Hall. You can also request a nomination form by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephoning (01788) 533711.