Nominations wanted to honour Rugby's sporting heroes - The Rugby Observer

Nominations wanted to honour Rugby's sporting heroes

Rugby Editorial 16th Feb, 2023   0

THE BEST of the borough’s sporting talent – and the unsung heroes who nurture them – could have a moment in the spotlight at this year’s Rugby Sports Awards.

Nominations are now open for the awards, which celebrate sporting success during 2022.

Categories cover every area and age group in local sport, honouring athletes, players, backroom volunteers and club members who dedicate themselves to supporting others or being the best they can be.

Categories include the Mark Gallagher Memorial Award for Coach of the Year, the Simon Warwood Memorial Award for Young Team of the Year, club of the year, and sportsman and sportswoman of the year.

Awards also recognise the role of volunteers in the borough’s sporting community, with an Unsung Hero Volunteer Award and a Young Volunteer of the Year Award, while another award pays tribute to primary schools in the borough which promote sport through extracurricular activities.

And a Lifetime Achievement Award honours an individual who has dedicated years of service to a sport, club or organisation.

Rugby Borough Council’s leisure and wellbeing spokesman Coun Howard Roberts said: “I am pleased to open the nominations process for achievements during 2022, and look forward to celebrating the very best of Rugby’s sporting success.

“There is a breadth of sporting talent across the borough, due to the dedication of both the sports players and the coaches and volunteers that help them on their way.

“There’s no better way to recognise them than with a nomination for these awards.”

Nominations close on Friday March 3. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an awards ceremony on Wednesday March 29 at the Benn Hall.

Visit for the full list of categories, their sponsors, and to complete a nomination.

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