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Time to nominate your sporting heroes

1 August 2016

The Allerdale Sports Awards are back for the fifth year running – and it’s time for the public to nominate their own local sporting heroes.

Allerdale Borough Council is coordinating the awards and all nominations must be in by midnight on 19th September 2016.

Olympic distance runner and world medal winner, Jenny Meadows, will be the special guest at the event, which will be held on 21 October 2016 at the Wave Centre in Maryport. The awards are also bigger than ever with a new junior and senior category for the Team of the Year.

To nominate your sporting hero go to the Active Cumbria website. Forms can also be obtained by calling the sport, arts and leisure team at Allerdale Borough Council on 01900 702 711.

Mark Fryer, Deputy Leader who has responsibility for sports development, said: “This is a really big year for sport in Allerdale and the Sports Awards are bigger and better than ever. They are a great way to honour all those who day in, day out, put in the time and effort to succeed. I would encourage everyone to get their nominations now.”

The Alllerdale Sports Awards celebrate local sporting heroes and recognises their achievements. The awards have proved a tremendous success, and have a place in the Allerdale sporting calendar among the area’s clubs and athletes.

The awards have grown over the years to become a great way to recognise and pay tribute to local athletes, as well as acknowledging the support of parents, local clubs and the community in general. They wouldn't be possible without the help of the many sponsors which include Active Cumbria, Wright Sports Services, Proactive Physical Health, Lakes College, Greenwich Leisure Limited, D A Harrison and John Hoban Transport.

The awards were inspired by the London 2012 Olympics and this year Allerdale has very much become the centre of local and national sporting initiatives. The Council will soon be opening the new sports centre and swimming pool in Workington. Meanwhile the Tour of Britain returns to the area, the New Zealand rugby team arrives in Workington for the Four Nations and Keswick saw the first Ironman distance triathlon.

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