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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Nominations sought for county sports awards

* The 2016 sports awards winners.

The Denbighshire Community Sport Awards 2017 are now open for nominations.

Over the last five years the awards have recognised over 60 individuals, teams, schools and clubs for their dedication to local community grass root sport in the county.

There are also elite level athletes representing Wales and Team GB in their chosen sport from the local area who will continue to be rewarded.

All of the award finalists will go forward to the Sport Wales and BBC Wales sport personality awards held in Cardiff, where Denbighshire will be looking to add to its tally of eight finalists and six national winners in the past five years.

Nominees must live in Denbighshire or be affiliated to a Denbighshire club relevant to their nomination and have achieved their success in the last 12 months up to the application closing date which is Friday July 21 2017.

This year’s categories include sports performer, junior sports performer, coach of the year, team of the year, volunteer of the year, disability sport award, young inspiration award, lifetime achievement award and the Sport in School award.

An individual or team will also be chosen from all the previous category winners for their outstanding achievements/contributions to sport and will represent Denbighshire for the next year as Community Sport Ambassador 2017.

Jamie Groves, Head of Facilities, Assets and Housing said: “The Denbighshire community sport awards has helped recognise and share some amazing stories over the last few years.

“Each year there are new nominations from various sport clubs and schools throughout the county, and last year our panel found it difficult picking just 3 finalists for each category.

“This proves to us that the quality of sport in Denbighshire is very high and that there are plenty of opportunities for people to return to playing sport or to try a new sport as a beginner.

“This is all down to the army of selfless volunteers within our community clubs, so let us recognise this and celebrate community sport in Denbighshire again this year!”

Denbighshire Leisure services are also looking for suitable organisations which would like to link to their brand to the community sport awards as a category sponsor and a sponsorship package can be sent for more information.

* For more information on the awards and details on how to nominate or sponsor this year's event please visit

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