Time to nominate young sports heroes

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NOMINATIONS for the annual Chichester District Youth Achievement Awards are open.

The district’s young sports people will be awarded during a ceremony at the University of Chichester on Saturday, June 20.

The awards are organised by Chichester District Council (CDC) in partnership with the Chichester Observer and Chichester Priory Rotary Club.

Cllr Eileen Lintill, CDC’s cabinet member for wellbeing and community services, says: “Our Youth Achievement Awards are a wonderful opportunity for recognising the dedication and hard work that takes place at grass roots level.

“We have some very talented and committed young sports people who deserve a spot in the limelight.

“In addition, there are a great many people across our communities who give up their time each week, whether coaching or volunteering to help provide the fantastic sports opportunities on offer throughout the district.”

This year’s categories will be: Team of the Year, Sporting Volunteer of the Year, Community Volunteer of the Year, Coach of the Year, Young Person’s Commitment to Sport, Outstanding Contribution to Sport, Community Contribution to Sport, Random Act of Kindness, Outstanding Sports Performance of the Year, and Youth Sport Achievement.

This final award has been broken down into three categories - bronze for a sports person who has represented their district, silver for someone who has represented their county or region and gold for someone who has represented their country.

Nominations can be made online until Friday, April 24, at www.chichester.gov.uk/sport