Nominations open for annual Sports Awards

Gareth Chilcott
Gareth Chilcott

NOMINATIONS for this year’s Littlehampton Sports Awards are now being sought.

The initiative, managed by Littlehampton Sports Forum and the town council, is aimed at recognising the achievements and contributions made by local sporting heroes and community champions.

Anyone from junior to senior, team and individual, as well as off-pitch heroes can be put forward for an award.

There are ten categories to choose from and this year’s ceremony will be hosted by former professional England rugby player Gareth Chilcott.

The award categories are for sportsperson of the year, young sportsperson, coach, sports team, youth sports team, administrator, contribution to youth sports, contribution to disabled sports, unsung hero and the lifetime contribution to sport.

Councillor Dr James Walsh KStJ said: “The Sports Awards are a way of saying thank-you to the many talented sports people in our town who deserve to be recognised for their achievements and for flying the flag for Littlehampton at regional, national and even international level.”

The closing date for nominations is August 28 and nominations will be considered by a judging panel, with the winners announced at an invitation-only awards ceremony on October 5.

Nominations can be made online at www.littlehampton-tc.gov.uk

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