Nominate your sporting heroes

Sally Gunnell will be presenting the Burnley Community Sports Awards 2017.
Sally Gunnell will be presenting the Burnley Community Sports Awards 2017.
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The deadline is fast approaching to nominate sporting heroes for the Burnley Community Sports Awards 2017.

The awards, hosted by Burnley Leisure, not only recognise the sporting triumphs but also salute the hard work and commitment from volunteers, coaches and supporters in clubs and schools across the borough.

Deadline for nominations is 5pm on Friday, 28th April.

There are 10 categories including adult volunteer of the year, coach of the year, community club of the year, lifetime achievement, primary and secondary schools of the year, rising star, and young volunteer of the year.

A trio of new awards were also introduced this year to celebrate a community project, an active workplace, and contribution to women’s participation in sport. Nominations can be made by completing an online form on

Paul Foster, head of development at Burnley Leisure, said: “There are some extremely talented sportspeople in Burnley, and some exceptional clubs, coaches and volunteers who are dedicated to developing opportunities for local people to take part in sport.

“They all do fantastic work and I hope a lot of people take the opportunity to nominate them to give them the recognition they deserve.”

All shortlisted nominees will be invited to the awards ceremony hosted by Olympic champion Sally Gunnell OBE at Burnley Mechanics Theatre on July 6th.

Local businesses and organisations can also get involved by sponsoring the event.

For more information contact Michelle Grimes on 01282 477167 or by email