Find the he­roes of lo­cal sports

Still time to nom­i­nate in MK Awards

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS - By Camilla Good­man camilla.good­man@trin­i­tymir­

READ­ERS are be­ing urged to nom­i­nate their he­roes for a sport­ing ‘Os­car.’

The search con­tin­ues to find the he­roes of grass­roots sport who will be cel­e­brated at a glit­ter­ing awards cer­e­mony later this year.

The public is be­ing urged to iden­tify the in­di­vid­u­als and or­gan­i­sa­tions who will be hon­oured on De­cem­ber 4 at the 10th an­nual Bucks and MK Sport Awards.

Nom­i­na­tions for the event – dubbed the Bucks sport­ing ver­sion of the Os­cars – have been steadily com­ing in since last month.

But or­gan­is­ers

Leap, the County Sport and Ac­tiv­ity Part­ner­ship, is call­ing for more names to be put for­ward to en­sure wor­thy can­di­dates do not miss out.

Chair­man of Leap, which co-or­di­nates the event, Roger Fen­nemore said: “This is the Bucks and MK sport­ing ver­sion of the Os­cars, with the mes­sage be­ing to recog­nise the peo­ple be­hind the peo­ple in sport – all the vol­un­teers who make thing hap­pen be­hind the scenes. We want to re­ward the coaches, the ref­er­ees, the club of­fi­cials and all the other ded­i­cated he­roes who work tire­lessly all year round purely for the love of their sport.”

Last year’s awards cer­e­mony was at­tended by more than 200 peo­ple at Ayles­bury’s Water­side

Want to get Bucks? For the latest news & sport go to Theatre af­ter a record num­ber of nom­i­na­tions.

The event was hosted by Par­a­lympic gold medal rower Naomi Riches and for­mer Eng­land hockey player Roger Dakin.

The cat­e­gories for awards will be the same as last year: Ac­tive Work­place of the Year; Club of the Year; Pro­ject of the Year; School of the Year; Terry Cook Un­sung Hero of the Year; Vol­un­teer of the Year; Young Leader of the Year; Com­mu­nity Coach of the Year; Per­for­mance Coach of the Year.

Nom­i­na­tions will end on Septem­ber 14.

To nom­i­nate, go to www.leap­ sportawards or call the Leap of­fice on 01296 585 215.

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