Nominate our sporting heroes for this year’s Norfolk Sports Awards

The launch of the Norfolk Sports Awards. From left, back, Nicky Price of BBC Radio Norfolk, Media Pa

The launch of the Norfolk Sports Awards. From left, back, Nicky Price of BBC Radio Norfolk, Media Partner; Hannah Booth, Production Bureau, sponsor; Emily Etheridge and Andy Orchard from EDP, media partner; and Kim Sedgwick, operations manager at the Forum, sponsor. Front, Sophie McKinna, and Alfie Hewett, last year's winners, and Ben Jones, Active Norfolk director. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2015

Our county is filled with talented sportsmen and women and those who dedicate their time to developing grass-root opportunities.

And now is the time to give those who make sport in Norfolk fantastic their moment to shine.

Nominations for the ninth Norfolk Sports Awards have opened today.

Hosted by Active Norfolk, in partnership with the Eastern Daily Press and BBC Radio Norfolk, the awards celebrate the cream of Norfolk's sporting achievement and service, ranging from the county's high performers to sporty schools and from active workplaces to volunteers who dedicate their time to improve sports participation and provision.

There are 12 categories and all of the winners will be put forward for the prestigious 'winner of winners' title.

Ben Jones, director of Active Norfolk, said: 'We want you to tell us about your Norfolk sporting heroes, sporting role models and your sporting inspirations – whether they are world champions or just the pride of your community. We want as many nominations as possible, from as many sports as possible, from athletics to water-skiing, and from bowls to yachting. Sporty schools and sporty workplaces, volunteers and coaches – we want to know who you think deserves to be honoured.'

The categories are: female sports personality of the year, male sports personality of the year, young sports personality of the year, volunteer coach of the year, high performance coach of the year, BBC Unsung Hero, services to disability sport, sports team of the year, community club of the year, sporting village of the year, sporting school of the year and sporting business of the year.

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The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony at The Forum, Norwich, on November 11.

To nominate your sporting hero, go to

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