Nominations for the Sefton Sports Awards 2016 Now Open

There is set to be some very special sporting moments in 2016, the Rio Olympics, the Paralympics, the World Track Cycling Championship in London, Euro 2016 and of course, the return of the Sefton Sports Awards.

Taking place at Southport Theatre and Convention Centre on Wednesday, July 13, the annual awards ceremony recognises and rewards the outstanding talent and commitment of local athletes, coaches, volunteers, clubs and schools.

The event, organised by Active Sefton which is part of Sefton Council’s Health and Wellbeing portfolio, is in its 15th year and online nominations can now be made to recognise those who have made a real difference to grassroots sport across the borough.

Nominations can be made in the following groups:

• Club Of The Year
• Coach Of The Year
• Lifetime Achievement
• School Of The Year
• School Team Of The Year
• Sports Personality Of The Year
• Supporter Of The Year
• Team Of The Year
• Volunteer Of The Year
• Young Volunteer Of The Year

Cllr Ian Moncur, Sefton Council’s Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing, said: “The Sefton Sports Awards is one of my favourite events of the year and a fantastic opportunity for those involved with sports across the borough to be recognised for their efforts.

“I look forward to seeing another strong list of nominations this year.”

Tina Pilkington, Development Manager at Sefton Council, said: “Do you know a volunteer who has given up their time to support others or a sports club which has been really successful?

“If so, we want to hear from you so they can rightfully be recognised at the prestigious Sefton Sports Awards.

“Last year’s awards night was a fantastic occasion and it was great to have local Olympian Daniel Purvis in attendance and while we can’t announce this year’s Guest of Honour just yet, I can promise it will be another night to remember.”

Winners in selected categories of the Sefton Sports Awards go on to be nominated at the Merseyside Sporting Champions Dinner. In 2015, Holly Hibbert and Dominic Batty took home the Sefton and Merseyside double, being crowned Young Sports Person of the Year and Volunteer of the Year respectively.

Nominations can be made at The deadline for entries is June 6, 2016.