Gold Medal winning Paralympian Jonnie Peacock is urging residents of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough to nominate their local sporting heroes for the prestigious LIVING SPORT Sports Awards 2013.
Jonnie, winner of the T44 100m final in the 2012 Summer Paralympics, won the award for sports performer with a disability at last year’s LIVING SPORT Sports Award ceremony and went on to win at the BBC East Regional Awards.
The process to nominate individuals, organisations or clubs for 11 categories for the 2013 awards ceremony including Sports Performer of the Year, Team of the Year and Services to Sport opened last week and the first nominations have already been received. Nominations can be made by completing an online form at www.livingsport.co.uk/player/sports-awards. The nomination process closes at 5pm on 4th October.
Jonnie, of Doddington, said, “I’m proud to have won a LIVING SPORT Cambridgeshire Award in the past, and I like the way the event brings people from all walks of sporting life together to celebrate everything we love about sport. As well as marking the achievements of competitors from the grassroots to elite levels, the awards give us a chance to say thanks to the unsung heroes - to honour the coaches, officials and volunteers who give so much of their time to make sport happen every day in clubs, schools and businesses. It has been another fantastic year and I want to encourage as many people as possible in Cambridgeshire to get their nominations in for this year’s awards.”
The 8th LIVING SPORT Awards Ceremony will take place at Burgess Hall, St Ives on the evening of November 14 2013. Previous awards have been made to local Olympian Robbie Grabarz in the Sports Performer of Year category and Olympic medal winner Louis Smith’s Coach Paul Hall as Coach of the Year, whilst Hampton Football Club netted the award for Community Club of the Year in 2012 and Courtney Pettifor our Young Community Volunteer categories went on to win at the BBC East Regional Awards.
Opportunities to sponsor award categories are available, for further information please contact Carla Brown on 01487 849926 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets to attend the awards ceremony can also be purchased from LIVING SPORT by contacting Jane Dunmall on 01487 841559 or by emailing email@example.com. Tickets cost £30 each and include a three course dinner with drinks and must be purchased in advance.