Nominate your sporting star

DO YOU know someone who has made an outstanding contribution to sport?

Nominations for the Lincolnshire Sports Awards 2011 have opened today, Wednesday; exactly one year before the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics.

Lincolnshire Sports Partnership is encouraging everyone in the county to nominate sportsmen and women, volunteers, coaches and educators for one of 17 awards on offer.

Winners will received their awards at a ceremony at Lincolnshire Showground’s Epic Centre on Thursday, November 17, where sport and physical activity will be honoured throughout the evening.

Marc Rhodes, events officer at Lincolnshire Sports Partnership, said: “The Lincolnshire Sports Awards recognises sportspeople from across the county for their sporting achievements in the last 12 months.

“We know there are lots of talented sportsmen and women in our county, and this is our chance to honour their accomplishments and present them with an award at our annual ceremony.

“There are 17 categories altogether, and as well as sportsmen and women, we want to pay respect to the hundreds of volunteers, coaches, teachers and parents behind the scenes who make sport and physical activity what it is in Lincolnshire.”

For a full list of award categories and to download an application form visit .

The deadline to nominate someone for the Lincolnshire Sports Awards is Friday, September 16.