GOLDEN TICKET CHANCE FOR BIRMINGHAM SPORTING HEROES
Posted: Thu, 07 Jul 2016 12:01
Nominations are now open for the Birmingham Sport Awards, recognising community sporting heroes from across the City.
Sport Birmingham is urging people to put forward their local sporting heroes, especially those whose lives have been improved through the power of physical activity and sport.
The winners will be recognised at a prestigious awards ceremony on Thursday 22nd September, and given a 'golden ticket' into the West Midlands Community Sports Awards presented by Nick Owen and Mary Rhodes from BBC Midlands – where the top young talent, best clubs and projects, and selfless individuals from across the region will be recognised.
It is free to nominate and all those put forward could also be in with a chance of winning the BBC Unsung Hero award at this year's BBC Sports Personality of the Year.
Mike Chamberlain, CEO from Sport Birmingham, said: "There are thousands of people across Birmingham doing fantastic things to inspire people to lead healthier, fun and active lives, from swimming to softball, cricket to keep fit.
"We want to recognise those individuals, whether they are coaching future talent, reaching out to less advantaged people, or achieving sporting success of their own – but we need the community to nominate them."
There are 13 categories in the Birmingham Sports Awards including Coach of the Year, Community Club of the Year and Community Project of the Year.
Winners will join those from five other local County Sports Partnerships for the prestigious West Midlands Community Sports Awards (WMCSA), which will be held on 30 November at Villa Park.
This year's awards were officially launched this week with a VIP event hosted by headline sponsors 360 Sport & Fitness, the new £50 million state-of-the-art home for University of Birmingham Sport.
Mike Chamberlain adds: "The Birmingham Sports Awards is a prestigious event in its own right but we are delighted to feed into the West Midlands Community Sports Awards, which recognises the pinnacle of community sporting success in the region.
"Our local winners could be up on stage with some of the biggest sports stars in the Midlands, not to mention the chance to be put forward for the BBC Unsung Hero award at Sports Personality of the Year."
To make your nomination or to view the full list of categories visit www.birminghamsportawards.co.uk
Nominations close on Friday 12th August.