Time running out to nominate Southend sporting and fitness heroes
Time is running out to nominate a local sports or fitness hero for a prestigious award.
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council’s “Southend Activity Awards” recognise those involved in sport and physical activity within the Borough, ranging from club members, officials to volunteers and teams.
Nominations are now open and will close at the end of Sunday 14 October, with the special awards presentation being held on Wednesday 14 November at the Tickfield Centre.
The award categories are Community Hero, Coach of the Year, Club of the Year, Olympic Hopeful, Paralympic Hopeful, Sports Personality of the Year and Young Sports Personality of the Year.
Cllr Lesley Salter, cabinet member for healthy communities and wellbeing, said: “Sports and Southend go hand in hand, with large numbers of the local community participating in physical activity or playing or managing with local sports teams and clubs, many of whom excel in their chosen field.
“Receiving recognition for hard work gives those involved an extra push to pursue further success, and rewards the dedication it takes to be a successful sportsperson or coach. Physical activity offers a number of health and social benefits to those who participate. If you know of anyone who deserves to be nominated for one of the awards, please do not hesitate in putting their name forward.”
All shortlisted nominations will be automatically considered for the Essex Sports Awards.
A description for each award can be seen below:
Community Hero: A volunteer who has made an outstanding contribution to local Sport and or physical activity. This could be a coach, official, committee member, helper or anyone else who deserves recognition for their dedication
Coach of the Year: A coach who holds a current recognised coaching qualification (all shortlisted nominations will be verified by the appropriate National Governing Body). This should be someone committed to providing the highest standard of coaching to their athletes and/or to helping other coaches to develop.
Club of the Year: A local team that has made a significant impact. This can be through success in competition or by having a positive impact on the local community.
Olympic Hopeful: A performer who has excelled in their sport and displays the potential to compete in a future Olympic games.
Paralympic Hopeful: A performer who has excelled in their sport and displays the potential to compete in a future Paralympic Games.
Sports Personality of the Year: A performer who has made a significant impact this year, either individually or as part of a team.
Young Sports Personality of the Year: A young performer who has made a significant impact this year, either individually or as part of a team.
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