Sports Awards: Nominate your sporting heroes
THE Sentinel has once again teamed up with Stoke-on-Trent City Council to honour our amateur sporting stars.
Nominations are now open for the Stoke-on-Trent Sports Personality of the Year awards, which highlight the achievements of individuals and teams linked to the city.
A gala dinner will take place in May to honour those who impress our panel of judges.
Candidates must either live, work, go to school or be affiliated to a club based within the Stoke-on-Trent City Council's borders.
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However, there is also a Sentinel Editor's award which throws the competition open to sportsmen and women who live within the newspaper's circulation area throughout North Staffs and South Cheshire.
So if you know someone who has achieved great things in sport during the past 12 months we want to hear from you.
Call the sports desk on (01782) 602548 or email email@example.com, ensuring you include your own name and contact number.
SERVICE TO SPORT
This accolade will be given in recognition for long service to a sport or sports clubs in the city of Stoke-on-Trent.
COACH OF THE YEAR
This gong is for those who have invested time, effort and energy in an individual or team.
SPORT IN THE COMMUNITY
Individuals, teams or groups who have brought communities together through sport are recognised in this category.
This category is for athletes from any sport under the age of 18, who have achieved success in the past year. Able-bodied athletes only.
This section is open to teams who have achieved success over the past year and whose members are under 18.
This category is open to athletes from any sport over the age of 18, who have achieved success in the past year. Able-bodied athletes only.
This award will be presented to a team who have achieved success over the past year and whose members are predominantly over the age of 18.
An open age award for athletes with a learning or physical disability, who have achieved success.
An award open to individuals who live, work, study or are affiliated to a club or organisation within The Sentinel's circulation area.
Awarded to the outstanding sportsman and sportswoman of the year. Selected from nominations in above categories.