Nominations open for Kettering Sports Awards

Sophie How with Cllr June Derbyshire.
Sophie How with Cllr June Derbyshire.

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

The awards, run by Kettering Council in conjunction with the Northants Telegraph, celebrate the achievements of local sports stars.

Now people are being urged to nominate individuals, coaches, teams, volunteers, schools and clubs from any sport for the awards, with nominations closing at midnight on Monday, September 19.

Shirley Plenderleith, head of public services at Kettering Council, said: “We’re really encouraging everyone to get their nominations in now.

“Anyone is eligible, so if you live, play, coach or train in the borough of Kettering, get your vote in without delay.”

Cllr Lesley Thurland, Kettering Council’s portfolio holder for community and culture, said: “As 2016 is an Olympic year individuals are likely to be inspired to become involved in a sport they enjoy.

“The sports awards offer a fantastic opportunity to celebrate local achievements so why not recognise your local sporting heroes by nominating them for a sports award?

“Show them how much their efforts mean to you and the local community.”

Last year’s awards were won by equestrian star Sophie How, who represented Great Britain in 2010 aged just 15.

This year Sophie became national Under-21 champion, with several wins on her young horses.

The awards ceremony will take place at 7pm on Thursday, October 27, at Wicksteed Park.

To nominate somebody, click here.