LISTED are the categories for this year's Grassroots Heroes Awards.
Senior Team of the Year
This is for a team that has stood out in their particular sport in the last 12 months. It could be for a team that has gone through an entire season undefeated or collectively starred to win honours and silverware.
Junior Team of the Year
An award for a team that has starred at junior level, either at a club or a school. This team can be from any sport who have had a year to remember where they have left their sporting rivals trailing in their wake.
Coach of the Year
Behind every good athlete is a good coach. This person has demonstrated the ability to bring the best out an individual, group or team. Not just a coach or trainer but a mentor and inspiration to others.
An award for someone who has shown a true dedication to their sport and has worked tirelessly behind the scenes to help others achieve their goals. This person makes a difference and this is a chance to give a real unsung hero their moment in the spotlight.
Amateur sport would simply not exist or thrive if it wasn’t for the years of dedication and commitment shown by this individual. This particular person has gone above and beyond the call of duty and has given years of service to a sport or club for the good of others. The winner could be a greenkeeper, a club secretary or a sportman – you decide.
Community Club of the Year
An award for a club that is at the heart of the community. A club run by dedicated volunteers, coaches and a hard working committee that caters for both the young or old offering the chance to shine or simply participant in a certain sport.
Junior Sports Personality of the Year
A youngster who has demonstrated the ability to perform at the highest level in amateur sport. An award for someone who may have won town, county or national honours and has the potential to become a star of the future.
Senior sports Personality of the Year
An award for someone who has starred at the highest level possible – be it on the senior or veteran stage. May have national and international honours or excelled at local and county level. An award to recognise this individual’s achievements.
The People’s Choice
Your chance to nominate your winner. It can be a team or individual, sportsman or woman or talented youngsters. It can also be for those who have put in years of hard work for little or no credit.
The choice is yours.
Spirit of Sport Award
AN award for an individual or team who have exceeded all expectations in their field. Not necessarily for champions and cup winners but those whose endeavours define what sport is all about.