Nominations for school and community awards are now open!
It’s time to get your nominations in for the Active Chesterfield Sports Awards 2017. In its third year, the grand awards ceremony is delivered by the Chesterfield School Sport Partnership and aims to recognise and reward Chesterfield’s sporting heroes. Details of all categories are available Awards summary.
The awards ceremony will take place at the Winding Wheel Theatre in Chesterfield on 28th September. Split into separate school and community categories, there are 32 awards to acclaim junior stars, school teams, volunteers, coaches, community clubs and much more!
Mark Tournier, Partnership Development Manager at the Chesterfield School Sport Partnership, said: “The Active Chesterfield Awards provide an exciting platform to recognise and celebrate local sporting success and honor the dedication of sports leaders and volunteers.
Nominations are accepted online at: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ChesSA2017
The nomination form can also be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to: Chesterfield School Sport Partnership, Brookfield Community School, Chatsworth Road, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S40 3NS
Last years’ community awards were dominated by 2016 Rio Olympian Liam Pitchford and Deaf Golf World Champion Lydia Ingman who were crowned Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year respectively.
Lydia Ingman said: “Though totally unexpected, I am truly honoured to have received this accolade, and would like to thank my family and all others who have supported me over the years, for making it happen.”
Liam Pitchford was unable to attend the event as he was competing in Europe. His proud father was there to collect the Sportsman of the Year award on his behalf. In a video message, Liam said: “It’s a real honour to receive the award after what has been an amazing year.”
Volunteers and coaches were rewarded too, with Tim Sadler being awarded the Lifetime Achievement award, which caps of an incredible summer for Tim, having been awarded the People’s Award Outstanding Contribution to Community Football by Derbyshire FA in July.
2017 is set to be another fantastic year for sporting stars from across Chesterfield.