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Who are your local sporting heroes this year?

Nominations are now open for this year’s Wirral Sports Awards.

Wirral Sports Awards are given annually in recognition of the achievements of Wirral's dedicated sports people and are open to anybody who lives in Wirral.

This year the awards will be presented at the Wirral Sports Forum Awards Event on Thursday 10th October at Hulme Hall, Port Sunlight.

Members of the public are now able to make nominations in any of the seven categories which are:-

  • Club of the Year
  • Coach of the Year
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Young Volunteer of the Year
  • Young Sports Person of the Year
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Special Recognition for Contribution to Sport
  • School Sports Team of the Year (girls)
  • School Sports Team of the Year (boys)
  • School Sports Department of the Year

For further information on the awards, nomination categories and entry forms please visit the Forum website at www.wirralsportsforum.co.uk. Closing date for nominations is Wednesday 31st July 2019.

All short-listed candidates will be invited to the presentation awards evening to collect their awards and the winners will be announced on the night.

The Wirral Sports Forum provides a voice for local sports clubs, associations and leagues in Wirral. Supported by Wirral Council, the Forum acts as a networking hub to assess the sporting needs of the area and provide help and advice on a range of subjects including Clubmark accreditation, sports promotion, grants and bursaries.

The Forum’s sports bursaries provide financial help to young sports people to achieve their sporting goals. This year’s Bursary awards ceremony will take place at Wallasey Town Hall on April 24th, where presentations will be made by the Mayor of Wirral, Cllr Geoffrey Watt.

Chair of the Forum, Ronan Kearney, said: “The annual Wirral Sports Awards contributes significantly to our bursary scheme. Joining the Wirral Sports Forum allows clubs the opportunity to apply for our sports bursaries.

“Membership of the Forum also entitles clubs and associations to attend regular meetings across Wirral and this year we have introduced our Talk Series to provide clubs with useful help in subjects ranging from social media to grants and fundraising."

For further information, or to join the Wirral Sports Forum, please contact Dave Simmonds Community Sports Development Officer on 0151 666 4165 or email davesimmonds@wirral.gov.uk