Time get voting for Sports Awards

Julie Nelson and Niall Curneen launch the Larne Borough Sports Awards 2012. INLT 45-316-PR

Julie Nelson and Niall Curneen launch the Larne Borough Sports Awards 2012. INLT 45-316-PR

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It’s time to get voting for your favourite local sporting star after Larne Borough Council and Larne Borough Sports Forum announced the nomination process for this year’s Larne Borough Sports Awards.

Now is your opportunity to nominate an eligible team, club or individual residing, or born, in the Borough, and deserving recognition for their sporting achievements.

Councillor Martin Wilson, chairman of the Sport Borough Sports’ Forum, said: “The Olympic and Paralympic Games generated renewed interest in sport and the Larne Borough Sports Awards allows us to showcase our own local stars and their acheivements. To ensure it remains pride of place in our sporting community, it is vital that the public and local clubs, schools and coaches nominate those who deserve acknowledgement.”

There are 10 categories this year, including School Team of the Year. The full list for 2012 is as follows:

School Team of the Year (sponsored by Brennan Hygiene)

Junior Club / Team of the Year (sponsored by CS Sports)

Junior Sports Performer of the Year (sponsored FG Wilson)

Sports Performer of the Year

Coach of the Year (sponsored Toal’s Bookmakers)

Team of the Year (sponsored Danske Bank)

The Challenger Award (sponsored Chaine FM)

Services to Sport Award (sponsored Larne Traders’ Forum)

Veterans’ Award (sponsored Inver Garden Centre)

Hall of Fame (sponsored Larne Borough Council)

Nomination forms are available on request from the Sports Development Unit at Larne Leisure Centre. Email millss@larne.gov.uk, download forms at www.larne.gov.uk/sport or visit Sport Larne BC on Facebook.

Everyone knows someone who could win, so go on, get your thinking caps on and send in your nominations!

Deadline for nominations is 4pm on Monday, December 10.