Doncaster Sport Awards - Nominate your hero now

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ENTRIES have opened for the 2012 Doncaster sports awards - and we want you to nominate your great.

We have teamed up with the Keepmoat Stadium to stage the 2012 fourth Keepmoat Stadium Doncaster Sports Awards which honour sporting heroes and those who help them get to the top of their game.

And with the 2012 London Olympics being held in July there is no better time to get into the sporting spirit.

This year’s awards have 13 categories up for grabs which are all designed to recognise the excellent sporting talent on display every week across the borough.

From grass roots volunteers to top professionals there is something on offer for everybody.

Nominations are open to people taking part in any sport, so long as they were born, live or represent a team in Doncaster.

All you have to do to enter your hero is pick up a copy of this week’s Free Press and fill out the nomination coupon included. Completed coupons should be returned to the Free Press. Please note photocopies will not be accepted.

The awards will culminate in a glitzy awards ceremony at the Keepmoat Stadium on May 11.

Sports Awards categories

Sports Personality of the Year

This award is to recognise an outstanding individual who has achieved, through sport, excellence and has represented their town, county or country in a way in which Doncaster can be proud. The Sports Personality will also be a strong role model for younger athletes to aspire to.

Junior Sports Personality of the Year

This award is to recognise an individual under the age of 21 where their sporting achievements in the last twelve months have made them worthy of accolade. They will have either represented themselves or a team in a local or national environment to a high standard.

Disabled Sports Personality of the Year

To reward an individual who has excelled in their given sport to achieve on a local or national level. This person will have raised the profile of disabled activity through their involvement either through competing, coaching or volunteering.

Lifetime Achievement Award

To recognise an individual who has either achieved in sport at a high level or who has helped others to fulfil their potential through their dedication to their given sport. This person will have enhanced the sporting profile of the region.

Unsung Hero

This award is for someone who will have given time and care to help an individual or club without looking for personal gain. The award winner must have consistently shown tireless dedication and epitomise the true spirit of an unsung hero.

Coach/Manager of the Year (Amateur)

This award is to give recognition to a coach/manager who has demonstrated leadership and has improved the level of performance of a team, club, school or individual.

Hope for the Future

To reward an individual who has a bright future in sport regardless of age or attainment. This is a person who shows a true potential to go on to bigger and better things and be a star in the making.

Team of the Year (Amateur)

To reward a team who has achieved to a level that has made them proud. This could be an age classified team or one who represents a club, school or college at a junior or senior level.

Sporting Venue of the Year

This category is to reward the venue which has given the most benefit to its users by tirelessly working to improve the quality of services and the commitment that it has to it’s patrons. The facility could range from a leisure centre through to a scout hut or church hall.

Amateur Sports Club of the Year

To reward the club which has done the most to bring together people of all ages and abilities to participate in sport and benefit from a club

environment.

Outstanding Sporting Moment

This award is for a person that has in the last twelve months produced a significant sporting performance at a local or national level. This could vary from setting a record to hitting a winning run.

Sports Business of the Year

The criteria for this award is to give credit to a business which has either actively encouraged its staff to participate in a healthier lifestyle or a company that promotes sporting activity within the borough.

Coach/Manager of the Year (Professional)

This award is to give recognition to a coach/manager who has demonstrated leadership and has improved the level of performance of a team, club, school or individual.

Team of the Year (Professional)

To reward a team who has achieved to a level that has made the town proud.

FIRST PAST THE POST: The winners of last year’s awards celebrate thier victory, Nominations are now open for the 2012 Doncaster Sports Awards

This award is to recognise an outstanding individual who has achieved, through sport, excellence and has represented their town, county or country in a way in which Doncaster can be proud. The Sports Personality will also be a strong role model for younger athletes to aspire to.

Junior Sports Personality of the Year

This award is to recognise an individual under the age of 21 where their sporting achievements in the last twelve months have made them worthy of accolade. They will have either represented themselves or a team in a local or national environment to a high standard.

Disabled Sports Personality of the Year

To reward an individual who has excelled in their given sport to achieve on a local or national level. This person will have raised the profile of disabled activity through their involvement either through competing, coaching or volunteering.

Lifetime Achievement Award

To recognise an individual who has either achieved in sport at a high level or who has helped others to fulfil their potential through their dedication to their given sport. This person will have enhanced the sporting profile of the region.

Unsung Hero

This award is for someone who will have given time and care to help an individual or club without looking for personal gain. The award winner must have consistently shown tireless dedication and epitomise the true spirit of an unsung hero.

Coach/Manager of the Year (Amateur)

This award is to give recognition to a coach/manager who has demonstrated leadership and has improved the level of performance of a team, club, school or individual.

Hope for the Future

To reward an individual who has a bright future in sport regardless of age or attainment. This is a person who shows a true potential to go on to bigger and better things and be a star in the making.

Team of the Year (Amateur)

To reward a team who has achieved to a level that has made them proud. This could be an age classified team or one who represents a club, school or college at a junior or senior level.

Sporting Venue of the Year

This category is to reward the venue which has given the most benefit to its users by tirelessly working to improve the quality of services and the commitment that it has to it’s patrons. The facility could range from a leisure centre through to a scout hut or church hall.

Amateur Sports Club of the Year

To reward the club which has done the most to bring together people of all ages and abilities to participate in sport and benefit from a club environment.

Outstanding Sporting Moment

This award is for a person that has in the last twelve months produced a significant sporting performance at a local or national level. This could vary from setting a record to hitting a winning run.

Sports Business of the Year

The criteria for this award is to give credit to a business which has either actively encouraged its staff to participate in a healthier lifestyle or a company that promotes sporting activity within the borough.

Coach/Manager of the Year (Professional)

This award is to give recognition to a coach/manager who has demonstrated leadership and has improved the level of performance of a team, club, school or individual.

Team of the Year (Professional)

To reward a team who has achieved to a level that has made the town proud.

Town’s sports stars are going for gold

Sports Personality of the Year