Eastern Daily Press, Active Norfolk Sports Awards 2011



The cream of sporting achievement and service will once again be honoured this autumn with the fifth Eastern Daily Press Active Norfolk Sports Awards.

We want you to tell us about your Norfolk sporting heroes, your sporting role models and your sporting inspirations – whether they are world champions or just the pride of your community.

We want as many nominations as possible, from as many sports as possible, from athletics to water-skiing, and from bowls to yachting.

There will be a total of eight categories for nominations: Sports Personality of the Year, Team of the Year, Coach of the Year, Young Sports Person of the Year, Keith Peel Services to Sport, Sports School of the Year, Sporting Village of the Year and Services to Disability Sport.

The final award, the Active Norfolk Winner of Winners, will be chosen from the successful candidates in the other categories.

There will be a winner for each category, all of which will be announced at a special, invitation only, awards evening to be held at The Curve Auditorium at the Forum in Norwich on Wednesday, November 30.

Active Norfolk are once again delivering this event and all you have to do to get involved is click here to fill out our online form, giving us detailed reasons for your choice so the judges can make informed decisions when the time arrives to debate the various contenders.

So if you know somebody who deserves to be rewarded for their sporting efforts, or a team that have done amazing things this year, go online to nominate them for an award.

AWARD CATEGORIES

Sports Personality of the Year
The category for the sporting champion, the man or woman who has genuinely excelled in their sport. This award celebrates the individual but does not exclude those competing in team sports. Nominees must be aged 19 or over on November 4, 2011.

Team of the Year
They don’t have be world-beaters, or even county champions. This category salutes those who have shown what can be achieved by working together.

Coach of the Year
The category for those behind the successful teams or individuals. The people in the background whose expertise and dedication has helped make it happen.

Young Sports Person of the Year
An individual award which does not exclude those competing in team sports. Nominees must be aged 18 on under on November 4, 2011.

Keith Peel Services to Sport Award
The category for the unsung heroes, without whom no sports team could function. Someone who deserves a pat on the back.

Sports School of the Year
The category for the school that gives its pupils a wide range of opportunities to participate in high quality PE and extra-curricular sport.

Sporting Village of the Year
This category is sponsored by the Norfolk Village Games. This is a new award to recognise a village or community’s effort and spirit whilst competing in the Norfolk Village Games 2011.

Services to Disability Sport
The category for services to disability sport. This could include an inspirational coach, volunteer, player or individual - someone who has made a difference to any aspect of disability sport in Norfolk.

Active Norfolk Winner of Winners
Our overall category where all winners are automatically short-listed. Judges will consider the impact made by all of them in the Norfolk sporting community.

HOW TO ENTER

Click here to fill out our online form, giving us detailed reasons for your choice so the judges can make informed decisions when the time arrives to debate the various contenders.

You can nominate as many times as you want in as many categories as you want and a panel of judges will decide the winners in all categories.

Judges will make their decisions on achievements in the 12 months from November 1, 2009 to October 31, 2011.

Closing date for entries is Friday, 4 November 2011.

All individuals nominated must reside in Norfolk or be involved with a Norfolk sports club or organisation. All teams and schools nominated must be based in Norfolk.

Winners of the awards may be nominated by Active Norfolk for regional or national awards where corresponding categories exist.

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