NOMINATIONS have now closed for the Rossendale Sports Awards.

And preparations are now turning to next month’s great event.

This year’s event, organsied by Rossendale Leisure Trust, will be held once again at Haslingden Sports Centre and organisers say they are expected a well-attended event.

The awards evening is an opportunity to recognise talented individuals, clubs, teams and schools that have had success during the past year Also celebrated are those volunteers and coaches who make sport in Rossendale so special.

The awards evening includes dinner, drinks, a special guest speaker as well as the awards which are nominated by the public.

Tickets for the event are available from Haslingden Sports Centre and are just £5 for 16+, children go free.

The awards evening will take place on Friday, September 26.

Categories include community club of the year, coach of the year, volunteer of the year and young volunteer of the year (14 -24 years).

For more information about the event and the categories involved in the Rossendale Sports Awards visit the web site here: