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Rugby Sports Awards 2017


Rugby Sports Awards 2017

Every year Rugby Borough Council, the Rugby Advertiser and Rugby FM team up to recognise and reward the Borough’s most dedicated and talented sports people. In celebrating the achievements people have made in 2016, the Rugby Sports Award will be held at The Benn Hall on Wednesday 15th March 2017. Maybe you know someone who spends many hours coaching or volunteering in a sports club who deserves to be recognised for the work they are doing, or a talented individual who is excelling in their sport.

The Rugby Sports Awards provides an excellent sponsorship opportunity for any local companies with a variety of packages available. Details can be found by calling the Rugby Borough Council Sport Development Officer on 01788 533711.

Nominations are now open in the following nine 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 2016. 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.

The Unsung Hero ‘Volunteer’ Award – Sponsored by Warwickshire Communityand 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 2016. 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 2016. Please tell the judges about their background in the sport and why they deserve the award.

Sportswoman of the Year Award

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 2016. 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 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 2016. 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, 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 – Sponsored by The Rotary Club of Rugby

Open to young people aged 18 or under 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, but should also show involvement and commitment to their club/sport to go the extra mile.

The closing date for nominations is 27th January 2017. All applications will be judged by a panel and those short listed will be invited to attend the award ceremony on 15th March 2017.

Nomination forms can be picked up from The Rugby Advertiser reception or Rugby

Borough Council reception at the Town Hall or by visiting

www.rugby.gov.uk/sportsawards. Alternatively you can request a nomination form by

emailing sportsdevelopment@rugby.gov.uk or telephoning 01788 533711.

 

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