Stockport Sports Awards 2017 open for entries – nominate your unsung hero or sports champion

Stockport Sports Awards
The Sport Stockport Sports Awards winners in 2016

The annual Sport Stockport ‘Sports Awards’ are now open for nominations. The awards recognise Stockport’s sporting heroes and this year’s event promises to be the biggest sporting social event on the calendar.

Working in partnership with Life Leisure, the sports awards will honour the town’s top sporting personalities and volunteers on Friday, September 29, at Houldsworth Golf Club.

Winners from the event will represent Stockport at the Greater Manchester Sports Awards being held in November.

With plenty of national athletes in contention the night promises to be a glittering event with many famous sporting personalities from across Greater Manchester.

The Awards, of which there are 9 categories in total, will be judged by a highly esteemed independent judging panel, with representatives from Sport Stockport (the Sports Council), Life Leisure and the School Sports Partnership.

Finalists in all categories shall be invited to the Awards evening with winners being announced on the night.

John Hargreaves, Sport Stockport Chairman, said: ‘This year’s event promises to be an unbelievable celebration of sport in Stockport.

“We have so many individuals and clubs to be proud of in the borough and look forward to recognising their achievements on the night.

“We are also extremely grateful to the local media, particularly the Stockport Express who have agreed to be a major media partner for the awards.

“Their contribution will be invaluable in ensuring everyone in Stockport can contribute to the awards.”

How to enter the Stockport Sports Awards

Nominations can be completed electronically or hand written. The nomination should cover achievements in the last 12 months (September 2016 – August 2017) and be in one of the following categories:

  • The ‘Fred Perry’ Sports Achiever of the Year
  • Young Achiever of the Year
  • Disabled Sports Achiever of the Year
  • Coach of the Year
  • Club of the Year
  • The ‘Sir Stanley Matthews’ Award – Unsung Hero
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Changing Lifestyle Recognition Award
  • School Commitment to PE and Sport Award

The awards form is available on the Sport Stockport website – the closing date for nominations is Friday, August 11.

Shortlisted nominees will receive two free tickets to the event.

If you would like a hard copy of the application form or for more details, please contact Samantha Barton on 0161 482 0918.

If your company would like to sponsor an award category, please contact Laura Mylotte on 0161 482 0900.

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