The Blackburn with Darwen annual Sports Awards will take place at the new venue of Blackburn Rugby Club on on Thursday, April 10.

The event honours the boroughs sporting achievements during 2013 from individuals, teams, clubs and associations.

It has become a prestigious event for Blackburn and Darwen sportspersons with a number of local winners also being the boroughs nominations for the Lancashire Sports Awards Nominations are now open to the following categories:

  • Coach of the Year n Young Volunteer of the Year ( 14-25)
  • Senior Volunteer (25+)
  • Community Club of the Year
  • Rising Star
  • Lifetime Achievement n Team of the Year
  • Official of the Year n School of the Year for sport n Junior Sports Personality (u16)
  • Senior Sports Personality (16+)

A new category is being introduced this year for Services to Disability Sport awards are also given by the Sports council to recognise International Achievement and Special regonition All nominations must be returned by March 10 with nomination forms available for download from the Lancashire Sport website events/lancashire Sports Awards pages at; or direct from further information can be obtained from BwD Sports Council Chris Todd on 01200 440733