Entries sought for annual Sports Awards

IT’S your opportunity to have your say in the Ballymena sporting equivalent of the Oscars...

It’s that time of year again when Ballymena Borough Council seeks to recognise the fantastic achievements of sportsmen and women throughout the borough and to say a huge thank you to coaches, clubs and volunteers who are essential to all sporting activity.

With your help, we will compile a list of nominees in categories ranging from “Team of the Year” to “Adult Sportsperson of the Year”.

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A selection committee will then consider nominations and draw up a shortlist from which the eventual winners will be chosen.

Jackie Fullerton will once again act as compere for the awards evening, which will take place on Thursday 26 January 2012 in The Braid Town Hall, Museum and Arts Centre, where the winners will be announced.

We want your nominations so if you feel that an individual/team deserves recognition for their sporting achievements then you can download a nomination form from www.ballymena.gov.uk/sportsawards or alternatively they are available from Seven Towers Leisure Centre or Ballymena Showgrounds. The nomination forms must be returned to the below address by 5pm on Monday 14 November.

Categories include:

• Ballymena Community Sport Award

• Junior Sportsperson

• Adult Sportsperson of the Year

• Coach of Year

• Team of the Year

• Services to Sport

• Sporting Performance of the Year

• Sportsperson/Sports Team with a Disability

• School Performance of the Year

• Sporting Hall of Fame

• Des Allen Athletics Bursary – £500 bursary for talented junior athletes (track & field)

Entries should go to Gary Boyd, Community Sports Development Officer, Ballymena Showgrounds, Warden Street, Ballymena, BT43 7DR.