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Winchester's sporting high-flyers to be honoured at Guildhall
AFTER a landmark year for sport in the UK, Winchester is set to honour its own high achievers.
The fifth annual Sports Awards will pay tribute to Winchester's brightest sporting talent, young or old.
With awards ranging from Master Sportswoman of the Year, to Official of the Year, the awards recognise all areas of sporting excellence. Cllr Patricia Stallard, portfolio holder for sport at Winchester City Council , said: “This year has provided us with a fantastic opportunity to show how brilliant Winchester is at recognising the benefits of sport.
“It will be a fantastic celebration of a special year and I would urge sports clubs, teachers, parents and coaches from across the district to nominate.”
The awards will be for achievements during the sporting year of 2012, with the exception of Service to Sport which will be for service, coaching, officiating or volunteering over a number of years.
The Winchester District Sport and Physical Activity Alliance (SPAA) stipulate that all nominees must either be resident within the Winchester district, or working with clubs based in the district. The award ceremony will be held in the Guildhall on Wednesday, December 5, with an array of guest speakers. Sportspeople who have attended previous ceremonies include Olympic swimmer Julia Beckett, Rod Carr, chief executive of the Royal Yachting Association, champion Paralympic swimmer Dervis Konarulp, and Annabel Vose, world sailing champion.
Nomination forms and a full list of award categories can be found on the city council's website.