Bid to make sports awards wor­thy of Olympics

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

PEO­PLE are be­ing urged to re­ward their Bucks sport­ing heroes this Olympic year.

The un­sung heroes of sport in Bucks may not make it to the Rio Olympics, but they could still be in line for glit­ter­ing sil­ver­ware this year.

Nom­i­na­tions are now open for the pres­ti­gious awards that cel­e­brate the peo­ple who make grassroots sport hap­pen.

The 11th an­nual Bucks and MK Sport Awards will be on Novem­ber 18, and the pub­lic are be­ing urged to help iden­tify the in­di­vid­u­als and groups to be hon­oured.

Di­rec­tor of Leap, the County Sport and Ac­tiv­ity Part­ner­ship which co­or­di­nates the event, Mark Ormerod said: “Sport is not just about be­ing the best on the planet – it’s about com­pet­ing, do­ing your best, get­ting fit and hav­ing fun. We want to re­ward the coaches, the ref­er­ees, the club of­fi­cials and all the other ded­i­cated heroes who work all year round purely for the love of their sport.”

Last year’s awards was at­tended by more than 200 peo­ple at Ayles­bury’s Wa­ter­side Theatre, and spe­cial guest was Par­a­lympic gold medal swim­mer and cy­clist Dame Sarah Storey DBE.

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