Do you know any South Ribble sport heroes? Nominate them for an award

Nominations are open for the 2020 South Ribble Sports Awards. The awards are organised by South Ribble Borough Council in association with South Ribble Community Leisure Trust.

Wednesday, 4th March 2020, 11:45 am

A ceremony to present the awards will be held at the Hallmark Leyland Hotel on Friday, July 10.

Categories are as follows: Coach of the Year, Community Club of the Year, Community Project of the Year, Lewis Balyckyi Rising Star Award, Changing Lifestyle Award, School of the Year, Eddie Gregory Young Volunteer Award, Adult Volunteer of the Year, Team of the Year and the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Councillor Mick Titherington, deputy leader and cabinet member for health, wellbeing and leisure at South Ribble Borough Council, said: “I can vividly remember attending last year’s sports awards.

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Last year’s Team of the Year South Ribble Netball Club

“It was a really enjoyable occasion, very moving and inspirational, especially the Lifetime Achievement Award and volunteer awards which prove that behind every great sportsperson, you will always find an amazing support team making it happen.

“We are hoping to find an equally exceptional calibre of contenders for this year’s awards, so I am calling on all sports clubs, coaches, parents, grandparents and players to start submitting their nominations.

“We always aim to recognise people that are truly inspirational – motivators and leaders that want the best for their peers and do their utmost to deliver a sporting environment that is fun, safe, and based on the key values of sportsmanship, teamwork, drive and passion.

“I am confident that everyone reading this will have someone come to mind – if so, nominate them for an award today.”

Visit to nominate contenders for this year’sawards by Monday, April 13.

If you are interested in sponsoring one of the awards, get in touch with the council today by ringing 01772 625 383 or email Suzanne Cubbon at [email protected]

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