For a decade, the Manchester Sport Awards have shone a light on those community champions who have gone the extra mile to deliver sporting excellence, or perhaps to celebrate someone who has had the year of their life on their chosen field.
Stars from Manchester’s sporting scene – including GB Olympians Katharine Merry and Jenny Meadows – will present awards at the ceremony at the Hilton Hotel, Deansgate on Saturday 27 October to a crowd of more than 400 people.
A highlight of this year’s awards night will see the trophies won by Manchester’s sports clubs – including the Premier League Trophy and the Carabao Cup – paraded through the venue as part of an extravagant opening ceremony.
It’s now time for you to nominate your local sporting hero and honour their effort to make a difference in Manchester – keeping people active and healthy.
Nomination close on Monday, 3 September 2018.
Cllr Luthfur Rahman, Manchester City Council’s executive member for culture and leisure, said: “These are the people who work tirelessly for local team and clubs without need for recognition, but this is our chance to show them how much their effort is appreciated.
Nicola Stockdale, Young Volunteer of the Year in 2016, said: “Winning a Manchester Sports Award two years ago was a nice surprise and the evening itself was an amazing occasion. I volunteer regularly at Debdale Outdoor Centre alongside my work, and am Vice Chairperson of the Junior Outdoor Activity Club.”
Full list of Manchester Sports Award categories:
Achievement in Disability Sport
Achievement in Sport
Changing Lifestyle Recognition Award – Physical Activity
Club of the Year
Young Volunteer in Sport of the Year
Community Coach of the Year
Contribution to Sport and Physical Activity in Education
Community Sport Project