Sports Awards 2012

Matt Taylor

Welcome to the eleventh annual sports awards.

We want to give public recognition to the stars of the grassroots sporting scene in the Harborough and Lutterworth areas and acknowledge the people who deserve an accolade for the tremendous effort they put into their sport. It's not just the players we want to reward, it's also those behind the scenes such as the coaches, the groundsmen, the organisers and of course the mums and dads, who make it possible for others to enjoy their sport.

The top three in each category will be invited to an evening presentation dinner at the Three Swans Hotel in Harborough on Thursday 22nd November, when the winners will be announced. To put yourself forward for an award, or someone else, or a team (people can be entered for more than one category), complete the nomination form at the Categories/Entry section (see left) or in the Harborough Mail and Lutterworth Mail each week. You can nominate as many people as you want.

Each week, we will publish in the paper the list of people nominated. Post to Harborough Sports Awards, Ise Park, Kettering, NN16 8GA.

What it's all about

Emily Taylor

THE Harborough Mail has launched the 2012 Sports Awards to give a public pat on the back to the stars of the grassroots sporting scene in the Harborough and Lutterworth area. We want you to nominate the winners and the top achievers at your club and in your sport or someone you know who lives in your street who deserves an accolade for the tremendous effort they put in.

We also want to hear about the people behind the scenes, the coaches, the groundsmen, and the mums and dads who make it possible for others to enjoy their chosen sports.

To be eligible for the only Sports Awards event aimed exclusively at people in this area, they should live within the area of Leicestershire and Northants covered by the Harborough and Lutterworth Mail or compete for a club within the area. Our winners will be chosen by our judges, taking into account the number of votes polled as well as other criteria. The votes will be counted up and a shortlist of the top three in each category will be announced. These people, together with their guests, will be invited to the gala awards presentation dinner, on Thursday, November 22nd, at the Three Swans Hotel in Harborough, where the winners will be announced and presented with their awards.

The Sports Awards event has proved such a tremendous success, it is now in its eleventh year. Once again, the Harborough and Lutterworth Mail is organising the event. Each category is sponsored by a local business and a representative from each sponsor will invite the winner of each award onto the stage to receive their trophy.

Categories

Here are the Categories.

  • Sports Personality of the Year - sponsored by - awaiting sponsor
  • Unsung Hero - sponsored by - awaiting sponsor
  • Inspire a Generation - sponsored by HDSAA
  • Sportsman of the Year - sponsored by The Angel Hotel
  • Sportswoman of the Year - sponsored by - awaiting sponsor
  • Team of the Year - sponsored by CDS Global
  • Junior Team of the Year - sponsored by The Three Swans Hotel
  • Junior Sportsman of the Year - sponsored by - awaiting sponsor
  • Junior Sportswoman of the Year - sponsored by - awaiting sponsor
  • Footballer of the Year - sponsored by Holiday Inn

Nomination Form

Application form

If you would like to nominate an individual or team for an award, please fill in our online application form. The closing date for nominations is Monday 12th November. Click on the link below to open up the form. Give us contact details for yourself, as well as your nominee. Then select which category you wish to nominate them for, and the reasons why you think they should win. Please give us as much information as you can to assist the judges in the decision-making process.

The closing date for nominations is Monday 12th November.

Click here for the online nomination form

Entry Guidelines

Horse Jumping
  1. 1. Please give as much information as possible telling us why you would like to nominate this person or team. If you would like to include pictures please send them to Harborough Mail Sports Awards, Ise Park, Rothwell Road, Kettering, NN16 8GA or email them to lucy.mawdsley@jpress.co.uk
  2. 2. The Harborough Mail Sports Awards welcomes nominations about individuals or teams who either live in the Harborough and Lutterworth Mail areas or who are competing in clubs in the area.
  3. 3. Applications and supporting information can be submitted by post or online. No responsibility can be taken by the organisers for any items lost, delayed or damaged in transit.
  4. 4. Only our judges votes will count taking into account the number of votes polled as well as other criteria. The closing date for nominations is Monday, November 12th, the nominees will be invited to the award venue. This will be held at the Three Swans Hotel, Market Harborough, on Thursday, November 22nd.
  5. 5. Information contained in the award entries may be used as part of the promotional campaign for the awards. Details of the award winners will be published in print and online. Winners will be welcome to use the Harborough Mail Sports Awards logo and newspaper reports, by arrangement, in their own marketing and publicity operations.

Sponsors

Thanks to all our sponsors who help make the Sports Awards a great event.

Click on the logos below to visit sponsor's websites.

Lutterworth online Market Harborough Building Society Holiday Inn The Three Swans Hotel CDS Global The Angel Hotel Market Harborough HDSAA