Be a part of Harborough District Sports Awards

All the winners and finalists at last year's Harborough Mail Sports Awards. (MAIL PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER) NNL-140312-162829001
All the winners and finalists at last year's Harborough Mail Sports Awards. (MAIL PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER) NNL-140312-162829001

We still want your nominations for those stars that light up the local sporting scene.

We want to hear of sporting champions, top teams and behind-the-scenes heroes for the Harborough Sports Awards 2015.

This is the 14th year the Mail has staged the sports awards, which recognise the sporting achievements of the special people and groups within our area.

We want to give public recognition to the stars of the grassroots sporting scene in the district and acknowledge the people who deserve an accolade for the tremendous effort they put into their sport.

The presentation evening will be held at The Three Swans Hotel in Market Harborough, on Thursday, November 19.

The Mail is again grateful to the event’s main sponsor, Market Harborough Building Society.

Mark Robinson, chief executive of the Market Harborough Building Society, said: “Market Harborough Building Society is once again delighted to be the main sponsor of the Sports Awards which recognise and celebrate the achievements of those who breathe life into sport in our local area.

“It’s inspiring to be involved with such talented and energetic people and to be able to thank the ‘stars’ who make our local sports scene so vital. We wish all the finalists every success.”

There are ten categories in the awards, which are now open. They are:

* Junior Sportswoman

* Sports Personality (sponsored by Specsavers)

* Unsung Hero (Harborough District Leisure Trust)

* Inspire a Generation (Active Harborough District)

* Sportsman (The Angel Hotel)

* Junior Sportsman

* Team of the Year (Mayday Financial Services)

* Sportswoman of the Year (Stanair),

* Sports Leader of the Year (The Three Swans Hotel)

* Disabled Sports Personality (Spire Homes)

And as the event’s main sponsors, the Market Harborough Building Society will choose the overall winner of winners and present the award on the night.

This year’s certificates are sponsored by Livingstone Moore Interiors and the trophies by the Big Trophy Shop.

Do you know someone who fits the criteria or a worthy team? Then nominate them now and they could be in the reckoning for an award at our gala presentation evening. A nomination form is available to complete online by visiting http://bitly.com/HarboroughSportsAwards2015

Or write in no more than 200 words about your nominated person to Harborough Mail Sports Awards, Newspaper House , Ise Park Rothwell Road, Kettering, NN16 8GA. Please include your contact details and those of your nomination.

The closing date for entries is Tuesday October 27.

For more details on the awards please call Linda Bailey on 01536 506105.