Find the heroes of local sports
Still time to nominate in MK Awards
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.
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
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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.leapwithus.org.uk/ sportawards or call the Leap office on 01296 585 215.