SPORTVILLE BBC an­nual Young Sports Per­son­al­ity nom­i­na­tions open

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All text by Ibrahim Kabiru Sule @ik­abir­sule om­i­na­tions for this year’s BBC Young Sports Per­son­al­ity of the Year opened last week and will run up un­til Fri­day Novem­ber 13 and then the win­ner would be an­nounced at a cer­e­mony on De­cem­ber 20.

The broad­cast ser­vice, which runs a num­ber of global sports recog­ni­tion, in­clud­ing the BBC African Player of the Year, also recog­nises the best young sport­ing tal­ent in the United King­dom.

Although the recog­ni­tion was yet to be ex­tended to other parts of the world, nom­i­na­tions for the Young Sports Per­son­al­ity of the Year are made to the BBC and by sports gov­ern­ing bod­ies via the Youth Sport Trust, af­ter which a panel de­cides the win­ner from the short­listed nom­i­nees.

Young gym­nast, Claudia Fra­ga­pane be­came the win­ner last year, who be­came the first Bri­tish woman in 84 years to win four gold medals at one Com­mon­wealth Games.

Win­ners of the BBC Young Sports Per­son­al­ity of the Year have tra­di­tion­ally come School Games en­thu­si­asts, and ma­jor­ity of them later get mo­ti­vated to join sport­ing life.

Nom­i­nees have to be 17 and un­der on the 1 Jan­uary 2015 and the panel for this year’s BBC Young Sports Per­son­al­ity of the Year will be an­nounced at a later date.

“It’s truly in­spir­ing to see the num­ber of young peo­ple ris­ing up across a range of sports. It’s not easy to short­list just ten ath­letes from such a wealth of tal­ent and I wish all those nom­i­nated in the best of luck,” Youth Sport Trust Head of Sport Will Roberts said.

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