Pride of Sport Award - Nominations now open
10 Sep 2014 04:29 PM
Sport England and the Daily Mirror have joined forces to launch the Pride of Sport Awards to celebrate unsung local heroes.
The awards promotes grassroots sport and recognises the achievements of people who devote their time to community sport in England.
The 11 awards are:
- Lifetime Achievement Award
- Inspirational Performance
- Young Sports Person
- Local Hero
- Local Team
- Sporting Charity Challenge
- Disability Sport Award
- Community Sports Project
- Sporting Event
Sport England Chief Executive, Jennie Price said: “I am delighted that the Pride of Sport Awards will celebrate all those people who make sport happen in their communities. Whether it is playing, leading or volunteering, community sport couldn’t thrive without the people who readily give up their time, and these awards give us the opportunity to say thank you.”
Sally Gunnell OBE, former world record holder and Olympic and World gold medallist and Sport England Board member said: “People’s first perception of sport is often shaped by those around them and a dedicated coach or a truly committed volunteer can motivate you on to do your best. The Pride of Sport Awards are a fantastic way to celebrate the achievements of those who play, coach, lead and inspire.”
David Walker, Sports Editor, Daily Mirror said: “Sport is such a hugely important element in any community, and there is no doubt we would be in a poorer place without it. The playing, organising, and running of sport takes a great deal of commitment, from passionate and unsung volunteers happy to devote their time and energy. Now is the time to recognise those amazing people with the Mirror's Pride of Sports Awards, generously backed by Sport England.”
The award ceremony is taking place on Wednesday 3 December and will be hosted by Ben Shepherd.
Nomination are now open: www.prideofsportawards.co.uk and will close on Friday 24 October.