Time to buy tickets for this year’s Norfolk Sports Awards
Tickets are now on sale for one of the biggest sporting award ceremonies in the region.
BBC Unsung Hero:
Nigel Sinclair, Norfolk Volleyball Association
Community Club of the Year:
Diss Town FC
Great Massingham Tennis and Mulitisports Club
Attleborough Boxing Club
Norwich Canoe Club
Female Sportsman of the Year:
High Performance Coach of the Year:
Sara Jane Inglis/TNAG
Alex Pinniger, UEA City of Norwich Swimming Club
Male Sportsman of the Year:
Services to Disability Sport:
Sporting Business of the Year:
South Norfolk Council
Sports School of the Year:
Holt Primary School
Sports Team of the Year:
Norfolk 4x100m relay team
Fakenham Academy year 11 rugby team
Flegg High School Girls under-15 cricket team
The Sporting Village of the Year:
Hainford and Stratton Strawless
Volunteer Coach of the Year:
Young Sports Personality of the Year:
Honey Harvey Mobbs
This year’s Norfolk Sports Awards will see some of the most inspirational and successful sports people recognised for their achievements.
Judges have already picked out the 38 finalists who stand a chance of winning their respective categories.
And with just two weeks to go until the event, Ben Jones, director of Active Norfolk, is encouraging people to go along and show their support.
He said: “It’s going to be a fantastic event and those attending are in for a treat, with food, drinks and celebrations being the order of the night.
“A number of special sporting guests, including Paralympic swimmer Jessica-Jane Applegate and British champion boxers Liam and Ryan Walsh, will be there to talk about their achievements this year.
“Also, with the winners of each category being announced, ending in the illustrious Active Norfolk Winner of Winners trophy, it really is a night not to be missed.”
Last week, judges spent around eight hours looking through more than 120 nominations before picking out the finalists.
And on November 11 the winners for each of the 12 categories will be announced at the Forum in Norwich.
Carolyn Atherton, village sport co-ordinator for Hainford and Stratton Strawless, which has been shortlisted, said: “It is really exciting and we are very thrilled with the news. The way our community has embraced the village games never fails to astound me.”
Sky Sports host and former Blue Peter presenter Simon Thomas will be one of many famous faces present during the event.
Also in attendance will be world junior number one wheelchair tennis player Alfie Hewett, and professional triathlete Kimberley Morrison.
Tickets cost £15 per person and can be purchased from www.activenorfolk.org/events/2015/11/norfolk-sports-awards