There's Still Time to Nominate Sports Stars in Charnwood
Posted: Sat, 01 Sep 2018
The annual awards are run by Charnwood Borough Council and give recognition to committed athletes and the dedicated coaches and volunteers who give up their time to support them.
Will Blanche, senior active recreation officer at the Council, said "The Charnwood Sports Awards are a chance to celebrate the fantastic sporting culture we have in Charnwood.
"If you know someone whose talent and dedication deserves to be recognised, you can nominate them for a Charnwood Sports Award on the council website. There are 13 award categories including The Joe Humphries Special Recognition Award which has been launched to celebrate the tenth anniversary."
The Joe Humphries Special Recognition Award will recognise inspirational people and groups who have gone above and beyond and made outstanding achievements in the face of adversity.
The Joe Humphries Memorial Trust ( JHMT) is a Leicestershire heart charity which was set up in memory of Rothley teenager Joe Humphries, a victim of sudden arrhythmic death syndrome. The trust raises awareness of SADS and sudden heart deaths in young people and provides CPR training for schools, local sports and community groups and helps to fund community defibrillators. Equally important to the work of Joe's Trust ( JHMT) is the Inspire Awards small grant scheme set up to help young people from the city and county aged 13 to 21 years old to fulfil their potential and develop their talents - http://jhmt.org.uk/inspire-awards/
The awards are open to young people who live in Leicester or Leicestershire.
The categories this year include:
- Junior Sportsperson of the Year
- Junior Volunteer of the Year
- Junior Team of the Year
- Disabled Sportsperson of the Year
- Senior Sportsperson of the Year
- Senior Volunteer of the Year
- Senior Team of the Year
- Coach of the Year
- Club of the Year
- Contribution to School Sport
- Best Community Sport & or Physical Activity Project
- Outstanding Contribution to Physical Activity and Sport
- Joe Humphries Special Recognition Award
This year's awards ceremony will take place on Monday, December 3.
The deadline for nominations is 5pm on Friday, September 21.
To nominate online or find out more about the awards visit www.charnwood.gov.uk/sportsawards or call 01509 634592.