Legend Roger to host awards

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Burnley Leisure have announced that Roger Black MBE will host this year’s Burnley Community Sports Awards.

The former World Champion and Olympic silver medallist is coming to Burnley to help celebrate the contributions of local people and communities to sport, physical activity, and community development.

Paul Foster, head of development at Burnley Leisure, said: “It is with great pleasure we announce athletics legend Roger Black as the host and guest speaker for our 10th annual Community Sports Awards ceremony.

“Following the success of last year’s Sports Awards, 2016’s event is set to be bigger, better and once again full of Olympic glory.”

Nominations for Burnley Community Sports Awards will open soon and further information will be available at www.burnleyleisure.co.uk or by calling 477167.

All shortlisted nominees will be invited to the prestigious awards ceremony at Burnley Mechanics Theatre on July 21st, and for all enquiries, contact Michelle Grimes on 477167 or e-mail mgrimes@burnley.gov.uk