Time running out to nominate area’s sporting achievers

Scarborough RUFC coach Lee Douglas is encouraging people to get their nominations in.
Scarborough RUFC coach Lee Douglas is encouraging people to get their nominations in.

Time is running out to nominate the area’s sporting stars as the deadline for the 2015 Scarborough & District Sports Awards looms large.

The annual sports awards, which recognise the area’s great sporting achievers, will take place on Monday November 30 at The Spa.

Joint Scarborough Athletic managers Bryan Hughes and Paul Foot are supporting the Scarborough & District Sports Awards

Joint Scarborough Athletic managers Bryan Hughes and Paul Foot are supporting the Scarborough & District Sports Awards

The deadline for nominations for the 19 categories expires tomorrow, but with the addition of The Scarborough News’ online nomination form this year, there is no need to worry if you haven’t submitted yours yet.

Matt Hewison, sports development officer at SBC, said: “The Sports Awards are an ideal way for the local sporting community to recognise achievement, excellence, participation and loyalty within sport across the Scarborough & District area.

“One of the main reasons for people participating in sport is to gain recognition and achieve something so I would ask clubs to take five minutes to complete the form and recognise the wealth of local sporting talent we have in the area.”

This sentiment was echoed by Scarborough Athletic joint boss Bryan Hughes, who said: “The Sports Awards are a great way of recognising and honouring achievement in local sport.

“Scarborough Athletic will support the event and urge people to get their nominations in.”

Scarborough RUFC head coach Lee Douglas also believes the awards are a great way to recognise the achivements of the area’s sporting stars and volunteers.

Douglas said: “I think without the volunteers and coaches, sport means nothing.

“They’re the ones that make it happen, so they deserve every accolade and recognition they get.

“We should always celebrate success.”

Nominate online here: https://docs.google.com/a/jpress.co.uk/forms/d/1m1904148-HwVHwpGKJ7GP5SnVTUtTwdVr-_u2172tes/viewform?c=0&w=1