Chichester’s search for young sporting stars hots up

The search is on again for the Chichester district’s future sporting stars.

Last year will be remembered as one of the greatest in British sporting history - and now the search is on for youngsters and volunteers who are helping ensure the future of sport remains bright in this area.

Applications have opened for the 2013 Youth Sport Achievement Awards. Organisers are looking for local sports stars, teams, coaches and volunteers.

Nominating someone for an award is easy - just fill out one of the nomination forms with details and send it back to the council.

The deadline for entries is has been extended to Friday, May 3, 2013. The nomination form can be found at www.chichester.gov.uk

The awards ceremony will take place at Westgate Leisure in Chichester on Saturday, June 22, from 6pm to 7pm.

The awards night aims to celebrate sporting excellence throughout the Chichester district, celebrating young sportsmen and women and the successes they have experienced over the past 12 months.

The scheme recognises not only the outstanding achievements of young sportsmen, women and teams across the sporting spectrum, but also those coaches and volunteers who work tirelessly behind the scenes - the unsung heroes.

The awards, organised by the council in partnership with the Observer and Chichester Priory Rotary Club, are presented in seven categories: team of the year, volunteer of the year, coach of the year, young person’s commitment to sport, outstanding contribution to sport, outstanding sports performance of the year and youth sport achievement.

This final award has been broken down into three categories - bronze for those who have represented their district, silver for anyone who has played sport for their county or region and gold for a young sportsman or women who has represented their country.

For entry requirements, contact Jamie Fellows, community sports development officer at the council - jfellows@chichester.gov.uk