Still time to honour Corby’s sporting heroes

Winners of last year's Corby Sports Awards and their nominees
Winners of last year's Corby Sports Awards and their nominees
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There’s still time to honour Corby’s sporting heroes, from clubs and coaches to stalwarts and young competitors.

Nominations for Corby Sports Awards can be made until 5pm on Thursday, September 12.

The categories are community club of the year, team of the year, coach of the year, volunteer of the year, the get active 2013 award, young leader of the year, young sportsperson 2013, disabled sports achiever 2013, young sports person 2013, local sportsperson 2013 and the long time contribution to sport award.

The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on Thursday, October 17, at the Best Western Rockingham Forest Hotel, Corby.

This year’s sports awards are sponsored by Alliance Leisure, Roquette, NSport, Rockingham Speedway, Corby Lions Club and Willowbrook Construction.

Corby Council’s lead member for community, Cllr John McGhee, said: “Great Britain has had an amazing year in sport. With our great success in the London Olympics last year and walking away as Wimbledon champion this year, there is a real buzz around the sporting world. This excitement has definitely been fed down to local clubs and sporting individuals and we are hoping that the sports awards will highlight this.

“We want to thank and recognise our local teams and individuals for their dedication and achievements in their chosen field of sport, but this is only possible with your help.

“Please make sure you don’t miss the chance to nominate and allow us to celebrate Corby’s sporting heroes.”

For more information about the awards, categories and how to make a nomination go to or contact the council’s sports development department on 01536 464047 or email