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Preston Sports Forum, with Preston City Council, are delighted to present the 12th annual Preston Guild Hall Sports Awards for 2017.
It's a chance to honour the unsung heroes and local sporting champions in the city, The event will take place on Friday 10 March 2017 at Preston Guild Hall.
There are 17 awards, providing the opportunity to recognise the excellence across all areas of sport. The criteria and categories are highlighted on this page.
Born in Oldham, Nicola White was one of the youngest members of the bronze winning Hockey team at London 2012. Nicola began playing hockey aged seven and made her senior international debut for England against Germany in 2009, a match in which she scored.
Since then she has gone on to medal success with a Silver medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games and, the pinnacle of her achievements, a Gold medal at the Rio 2016 Olympics.
For each award, the judges will be looking for winners who demonstrate dedication, talent and commitment.
Coach of the Year (aged 16 years plus)
Sponsor – BMW Bowker
Club of the Year
Sponsor – Surridge Sport
Volunteer of the Year (Adult – aged 25 years plus)
Sponsor – Jigsaw Training
Volunteer of the Year (aged 14 - 24 years)
Sponsor – Frank Whittle Partnership Architecture
Young Achiever (under 21 years)
Sponsor - Millers Taxis
Achievement/Performance of the year (male junior)
Sponsor – Lancashire Local
Achievement/Performance of the year (female junior)
Sponsor – McDade Roberts
Achievement/Performance of the year (senior)
Sponsor – Shout Network
Service to Disability Sport
Sponsor – Preston’s College
Team performance of the year (junior team)
Sponsor – Preston North End Community & Education Trust
Team performance of the year (senior team)
Sponsor – Skiddle.com
School of the Year (primary)
Sponsor – Go Velo
School of the Year (secondary)
Sponsor – Wallwork, Nelson & Johnson
Community Organisation of the Year
Sponsor – Ambulant Physiotherapy Ltd
Winner: Sir Tom Finney Soccer Centre and Football Club
Higher/Further education team of the year
Sponsor – Preston City Council
Special recognition/service to sport
Sponsor – University of Central Lancashire
Lifetime achievement (Supporting sport for 20 years plus)
Sponsor – John Turner Construction Group
The closing date for nominations is Monday 6 February 2017.
Anyone can nominate an individual, team, club or group. The nominee must either be from a Preston sports club or an individual that resides in or represents a club in Preston.
Simply complete the online nomination form or collect a hard copy from one of our leisure centres by the deadline of Monday 6 February 2017.
All nominees will be notified before the event and will receive a complimentary ticket for the Award ceremony. Winners will be announced on the night.
The Awards ceremony takes place at Preston Guild Hall on Friday 10 March 2017, starting at 6.30pm and concluding at approximately 10.45pm.
Tickets are £25 each and include a waiter-served meal, you can purchase tickets through our online ticket form. There will also be a multi-media presentation along with the Awards ceremony itself.
The event host is Granada TV presenter, Paul Crone.
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