11:33am Thursday 23rd February 2017
BARROWFORD skier Charlotte Holmes made it a sensational week for her family with victory at the 2017 English Alpine Championships on Wednesday in Bormio.
4:13pm Wednesday 25th January 2017
RAMSEY’S Ace Kick Boxing Club will once again be flying the flag for England at the WKA World Kick Boxing Championships in Spain later this year.
2:25pm Tuesday 17th January 2017
TWO Ribble Valley boxers are looking to make a name for themselves after stepping in to the ring for the first time.
11:25am Friday 13th January 2017
ARE you celebrating sporting success? Or do you have a top talented player at your club who is excelling on the national stage?
4:29pm Tuesday 10th January 2017
AN East Lancashire youth rugby team has been kitted out thanks to a firm of accountants.
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2:58pm Tuesday 21st February 2017
WHEN three dads set up a club to give six and seven years old a chance to play football, little did they know the success story that would unfold over the following two decades.
12:07pm Tuesday 1st March 2016
1:42pm Tuesday 15th December 2015
DINO Radice insists that Blackburn can establish themselves in North One West this term as he looks forward to the final home game of the year this weekend against Warrington at Ramsgreave Drive.
1:14pm Tuesday 15th December 2015
A TOTAL of 20 schools took part in the Hyndburn and Ribble Valley Basketball championship looking to slam dunk their way to victory.
4:40pm Tuesday 10th February 2015
CHORLEY Ladies returned to winning ways and maintained their unbeaten run at home in the league with a 2-1 victory over Morecambe.
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Jay Rodriguez, former Burnley FC striker
I attended last year’s awards and was overwhelmed by the hard work and dedication put in to amateur sport. Awards like these are great to highlight that work.
Sophie Hitchon, hammer thrower
It is great to see awards like this, we are able to say thank you to everyone that has helped us to get to where we are, not just awarding the athletes for their success.
Holly Lam-Moores, handball star
Whether you go on to perform at the highest level or enjoy sport locally, to have support as a youngster is vital. I’ll always remember those coaches who helped me.
Laura Massaro, squash champ
The importance of local coaches can’t be underestimated. This is when young players learn the importance of discipline, hard work and dedication.
Kevin Gallacher, ex-Rovers
You don’t realise the talent there is and dedication that goes in to amateur sport until you witness it yourself. I was taken aback when I attended last year’s awards.
Gary Keedy, Lancashire CC ace
I will always be grateful to those coaches who helped me reach the top. It’s important that today’s children get that support and I welcome awards like these.
Steve Fraser ,Managing Director, United Utilities
It gives me great pleasure to support the Lancashire Telegraph’s Grass Roots Heroes Awards again this year.
During our involvement last year, I was struck by the drive, energy and dedication of so many people, young and old, putting sporting achievement firmly on the map in East Lancashire. It was fantastic to be able to give those local heroes the recognition they deserve, and I am looking forward to seeing even more nominations this year.
Sport is a hugely important part of community life and I know these awards couldn’t take place without support from local business. I see United Utilities very much as a local business and it’s right that we get involved in the communities where we work. We’re there from the minute you get up and put the kettle on, to when you brush your teeth last thing at night. Our aim is to keep things flowing smoothly behind the scenes while you get on with your life.
I’m conscious that we’ve been very visible over the last year or so, especially on the streets of Blackburn and Darwen, while we carry out a major upgrade of the sewer systems. The end result will be cleaner water in our rivers and canals, and ultimately cleaner coastal waters.
I’m grateful for the patience local people are showing while we’re such a regular fixture in the community, and for that reason we’re proud to be cheering on this year’s Grass Roots Heroes all the way.