Nominate your Kettering sports heroes

Sports Personality of the Year 2012 Amanda Harris with last year's mayor Jim Hakewill
Sports Personality of the Year 2012 Amanda Harris with last year's mayor Jim Hakewill
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The nominations have opened for Kettering’s annual sports awards.

Organisers have asked people who know anyone who has excelled at sport to get their nominations in.

There are 13 categories recognising the best Kettering has to offer, including volunteer of the year, coach of the year and disabled sports achiever of the year.

The Arthur Nicholson award, presented to the sports personality of the year, will acknowledge a sportsperson who has been an inspiration to others, made a significant impact in the community and left a lasting legacy.

In 2012, Rothwell gymnast Amanda Harris, who has represented Great Britain and England, took the crown of sports personality of the year, the second time she had picked up the gong.

The awards recognise achievement in the 12 months to August. Nominations close at midnight on Sunday, September 15.

The Arthur Nicholson award winner will be decided in a public vote open between September 16 and October 21.

Amanda, from Northamptonshire Trampoline Gymnastics Society, said: “A lot of people at my club were really helpful in encouraging people to nominate and vote.

“It was really good for the little ones, to encourage them.”

More information on how to make a nomination can be found by visiting the website www.kettering.gov.uk, where online application forms can also be filled in.