East Staffordshire is proud to boast a wealth of sporting talent and the annual awards provide the ideal opportunity to celebrate the various individuals, teams and clubs achievements from the past 12 months.
The highlight of the evening will be the awarding of the Hilton at St Georges Park Sports Person of the Year award, who will follow in the footsteps of former winners, which include former Burton Albion player Daren Stride, England Netballer Olivia Murphy, GB Swimmer and World Record Holder Adam Peaty and last year’s winner of the award GB Track Cyclist and current Maddison World Champion Emily Nelson
Nominations are also sought for the following categories
- Young Volunteer Of the Year
- Sports Coach of the Year
- Disabled Performer of the Year
- Administrator of the Year
- Junior Team of the Year in Pursuit of Excellence
- Senior Team of the Year
- Junior Sports Person of the Year
- Sports Un-Sung Hero
Elite Sports performers and Coaches who have achieved in their chosen sport at regional level or above can also apply for Grant Aid to help them with training and competition costs, to assist them in achieving full national and international honours.
Councillor Colin Whittaker, Deputy Leader for Cultural Services said: "East Staffordshire Borough Council is delighted to recognise the commitment, dedication and effort these individuals and teams have put into their respective sports over the last twelve months. This event, which is being hosted in such a prestigious venue, is a fitting way in which to do it”.
The full criteria for applying for grant aid and making nominations is available on the Council’s website at http://www.eaststaffsbc.gov.uk/sports-development/sports-scholarship along with online & downloadable application and nomination forms.
Hard copies of the forms can also be picked up from local Leisure Centres, and the Customer Service Centres. Deadline for applications and nominations is 5:00pm Monday 17th December 2018.
For further information or assistance with applying or nominating for a Sports Scholarship Award please contact Emma Varnam on 01283 508192 or firstname.lastname@example.org