Who will be the winners at this year’s Sheffield’s Celebration of Sport Awards?

The nominations are now open for the sports awards at this year’s Sheffield Celebration of Sport event.

They will be a key feature of the star-studded event on October 4 at the English Institute of Sport Sheffield at Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park, which will be a night of recognition and celebration of the sporting talent that Sheffield is home to.

This year will include attendance of sporting stars, with a particular emphasis on competitors from the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games and the PyeongChang Winter Olympics.

Sheffield is home to a diverse range of sporting talent and achievement on a variety of different performance levels, from amateur to professional and from local to international.

The Steel City incorporates a plethora of sporting activity, whether it is clubs run by dedicated coaches and volunteers, educational institutions that help their pupils and students maintain a healthy lifestyle or local projects to better social cohesion within the community.

Now you can recognise someone for their achievements or shine the spotlight on someone for their efforts. This is your chance!

There are seven award categories to celebrate Sheffield’s sporting achievements over the past two years (August 2016 to July 2018):

  • Senior Sports Performer 2018
  • Disabled Sports performer 2018
  • Young Sports Performer 2018
  • Community Amateur Sports Club 2018
  • Community Sport Volunteer 2018
  • MOVE MORE Power of Sport Award 2018
  • Contribution to Sport and Physical Activity in Education 2018

To nominate someone who you believe has made a significant achievement, either through sporting success or the capacity to act as a role model and change lives, then do so by answering the criteria questions on the Sheffield Celebration of Sport website:

https://www.sheffieldcelebrationofsport.co.uk/nominate-awards/

Nominations must be made by Monday July 2 2018, with successful nominees in all categories being decided by an expert judging panel. Those who are shortlisted will receive a formal invitation to the event, taking place on Thursday October 4.

Richard Caborn, former Minister for Sport and now Project Lead for Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park, said: “With such a successful Celebration of Sport in 2016, this event represents another opportunity to welcome Sheffield’s sporting talent on a variety of levels and honour their dedication and hard work.

“The enjoyment of sport is for everyone, and such an event not only allows Sheffield to celebrate its sporting achievements, but also acts as a powerful agent to motivate and galvanise those already involved in sport and those who want to get involved in sport in the community”.

Tables and tickets can be reserved online at www.sheffieldcelebrationofsport.co.uk or by calling 0114 261 9604.

The headline sponsor for the event is Meadowhall, Yorkshire’s premier shopping destination, in conjunction with joint owner British Land. Award sponsors confirmed so far are: One Health Group, the PFA, Midlands Asset Finance and Hallam FM with a number of categories still available to sponsor. Print and programme sponsor is Sheffield based digital print, signage and graphics company Pinders.

The Celebration of Sport is supporting two charities; The Children’s Hospital Charity and Yorkshire Sport Foundation. The Children’s Hospital Charity helps fund projects that come above NHS provision, helping boost the great care that the specialist Sheffield Children’s Hospital delivers. Yorkshire Sport Foundation works to connect, influence and provide sporting and physical activity. Its vision is to create a vibrant, healthy and prosperous Yorkshire, bringing together organisations and communities to change people’s lives.

Sheffield Celebration of Sport 2018 is set to be a blockbuster event, so don’t hesitate, nominate!

For more information on Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park please visit www.olympiclegacypark.co.uk