Nominations sought for NE sports awards

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Aberdeenshire Sports Council will be hosting its 2011 Sports Awards evening on Friday, March 23 at The Venue, Garioch Sports Centre, Inverurie.

The evening is a way of rewarding and acknowledging Aberdeenshire sportspeople for their commitment to and/or achievement in sport during 2011 (or in the case of the Service to Sport category over many years)’

Previous events have proved extremely popular and very successful, with the sports council hoping to get a large number of nominations for each of the eight categories of award.

In order to make the event a success, nominations are required for all prize categories in order that they have a strong list of contenders from which to shortlist and subsequently choose winners.

Awards will be presented to the winners in each of the following categories:

1 Sports Personality of the Year

2 Young Male Sports Personality of the Year (U18 at 1/1/11)

3 Young Female Sports Personality of the Year (U18 at 1/1/11)

4 Coach of the Year

5 Team of the Year

6 Service to Sport

7 Outstanding Achievement of the Year Award

8 Club of the Year Award

All those nominated will receive a certificate and all those shortlisted will be offered free tickets for the evening. Winners in each category will receive attractive trophies.

This is a great opportunity to recognise the sporting talent in the area and to give local sports people the acknowledgement they deserve.

Nominations can be made by individuals, members of clubs, schools etc., etc for as many categories as you feel appropriate.

Nomination forms are available from Aberdeenshire Sports Council. Tel 01261 813383, or can be completed online at the Aberdeenshire Sports Council web site: