Nominate your local sporting heroes for an Energize Award

girl on horseOnce again it’s time to nominate your local heroes for the County’s sports awards.  Now in its 7th year, the Energize Awards recognise the people who are currently taking part, working or volunteering in sport or physical activity inShropshire, Telford & Wrekin.

There are also awards to celebrate top quality community sports clubs, innovative sports projects and local employers who are supporting their workforce to be more active.  There is an award for someone who has taken up more sport or physical exercise, resulting in dramatic positive effects on their health and life as a whole. Finally, one special person will be awarded the Outstanding Contribution to Sport and Physical Activity award for their dedication and commitment to sport over a number of years.

EnergizeShropshire, Telford & Wrekin, the County Sports Partnership run these awards in conjunction with the Shropshire Star.

The award categories this year are:

  • Coach of the Year
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Young Volunteer of the Year
  • Sports Person of the Year
  • Young Sports Person of the Year
  • Community Club of the Year
  • Senior Team of the Year
  • Junior Team of the Year
  • Community Project of the Year
  • Employer of the Year
  • Active Lifestyle Award
  • Newcomer of the Year
  • Outstanding Contribution Award

If you know people, teams, clubs, organisations or businesses that deserve to be recognised for their achievements or contributions to local sport, or if you know someone who has become more physically active and made a dramatic change to their health as a result, please nominate them for an Energize Award.

The deadline for nominations is 4pmon Friday 13th September and the Energize Awards 2013 will take place on Thursday 7th November at the Greenhous Meadow, home of Shrewsbury Town Football Club.  This year’s special guest speaker will be former British Javelin thrower and Heptathlete, Tessa Sanderson CBE.

To nominate, go to where you will find an online nomination form, as well as forms that can be downloaded and filled in by hand, or electronically.  Alternatively you can telephone 01743 453495 or email and the details will be sent to you.

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