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Nom­i­na­tions are be­ing sought for the 27th an­nual Perth and Kin­ross Sports Awards.

Clubs, in­di­vid­u­als, teams and events will all be cel­e­brated on what is set to be a night to re­mem­ber in March.

Or­gan­is­ers at Perth and Kin­ross Sports Coun­cil and Live Ac­tive Leisure are look­ing for nom­i­na­tions across 11 dif­fer­ent cat­e­gories in­clud­ing the pres­ti­gious Perth and Kin­ross Sports Per­son of the Year – spon­sored by the Her­ald’s sis­ter ti­tle, the Perthshire Ad­ver­tiser.

Nom­i­na­tions are be­ing sought for the 27th an­nual Perth and Kin­ross Sports Awards.

Clubs, in­di­vid­u­als, teams and events will all be cel­e­brated on what is set to be a night to re­mem­ber in March.

Or­gan­is­ers at Perth and Kin­ross Sports Coun­cil and Live Ac­tive Leisure are look­ing for nom­i­na­tions across 11 dif­fer­ent cat­e­gories in­clud­ing the pres­ti­gious Perth and Kin­ross Sports Per­son of the Year – spon­sored by the Her­ald’s sis­ter ti­tle, the Perthshire Ad­ver­tiser.

Pre­vi­ous win­ners in­clude Perth Olympic sil­ver medal­list Stephen Milne, Kin­ross-shire Euro­pean In­door Cham­pi­onships gold medal­list Laura Muir and Cri­eff ca­noe star Fiona Pen­nie.

The event will be held at De­wars Cen­tre in Perth on Fri­day, March 16, with sports broad­caster and jour­nal­ist Jim Spence host­ing the evening which will cel­e­brate the achieve­ments of the area’s sports scene.

One of the year’s stand­out achieve­ments saw Bri­tish longdis­tance cy­clist Mark Beau­mont – a for­mer Strath cap­i­tal res­i­dent – break the world record for cycling around the world, a feat which saw him com­plete an 18,000-mile jour­ney on Septem­ber 18 in less than 79 days.

From lo­cal school teams to Olympians, in­di­vid­ual coaches to vol­un­teers, the Perth and Kin­ross Sports of the Awards recog­nises the huge wealth of sport­ing tal­ent that the re­gion has to of­fer.

And lo­cal res­i­dents can now put for­ward their sug­ges­tions across 11 dif­fer­ent cat­e­gories, with the clos­ing date set for Jan­uary 26.

Perthshire Ad­ver­tiser and for­mer Her­ald Ed­i­tor Johnathon Men­zies said: “Ev­ery­one at the PA is proud to spon­sor such a wide-rang­ing show­case of sport­ing tal­ent.

“Ath­letes from the length and breadth of the re­gion have flown the flag for Perth and Kin­ross at a mul­ti­tude of high-pro­file events across the world within the last 12 months and it is right that their achieve­ments are recog­nised.

“But one of the things which makes cer­e­monies such as the Perth and Kin­ross Sports Awards so spe­cial is that they are de­signed to give those who wouldn’t nec­es­sar­ily seek the lime­light off their own back some well-de­served praise too.

“Vol­un­teers are the lifeblood of the lo­cal sport­ing scene and I’d en­cour­age as many peo­ple as pos­si­ble to send in their nom­i­na­tions.”

El­i­gi­ble nom­i­nees re­quire to have ei­ther resided in Perth and Kin­ross for at least the six months prior to the event or be af­fil­i­ated to a club or sport in the re­gion.

The sport must also be of­fi­cially recog­nised by gov­ern­ing body sportscot­land.

En­tries will be judged on their mer­its from Jan­uary 1, 2017 to De­cem­ber 31, 2017.

Other cat­e­gories in­clude: School Team of the Year (spon­sored by Ac­tive Schools); Club of the Year ( Steve Brown Elec­tri­cal); Coach of the Year (Sprint­erz: Dig­i­tal Print & Em­broi­dery Spe­cial­ists); Ge­orge Mor­timer Life­time Achieve­ment Award (Perth and Kin­ross Sports Coun­cil); Vol­un­teer of the Year ( Perth Tro­phy Shop); Ju­nior Sports Per­son­al­i­ties of the Year ( Ali­son Wil­son); Dis­abil­ity Sports Per­son of the Year (Small City, Big Per­son­al­ity sports sec­tion); Young Coach of the Year (The Lo­vat Ho­tel); Of­fi­cial of the Year (Thorn­tons Solic­i­tors); Team of the Year (Spring­field Prop­er­ties).

● To nom­i­nate, visit www.live­ac­tive. co.uk/Events/sports-awards or pick up a nom­i­na­tion form from any Live Ac­tive Leisure venue.

Record breaker Mark Beau­mont could be amongst the nom­i­na­tions

Gold Cri­eff ca­noeist Fiona Pen­nie is a pre­vi­ous win­ner

Lo­cal icon Mark Beau­mont’s ifeats were a high­light in 2017

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