The race is on for Mid and East Antrim Borough Council’s Sports Awards 2018

Friday 5 January 2018

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council is kick-starting the New Year with a race to the top for our sporting heroes across the Borough.

The race is on for Mid and East Antrim Borough Council’s Sports Awards 2018

The nominations for the third annual Sports Awards are now officially open for you to nominate your teams, coaches or athletes in nine categories.

Launching the awards, Mayor Cllr Paul Reid said, “The Sports Awards are a fantastic opportunity for Council to acknowledge and congratulate the success of our talented athletes, coaches and volunteers who deserve the recognition for all their hard work and ongoing dedication.

“Mid and East Antrim Borough Council would encourage all those involved in sports in the Borough to get behind their teams and competitors and nominate them for one of the nine awards up for grabs.

“I feel passionately about encouraging people to become involved in sport and as a Council we consistently promote and develop all types of sporting and fitness activities.

“Building healthier communities is a key priority for Council and what better way to show off the calibre of talent we have here than by celebrating our unsung sporting heroes with these awards.”

The nine categories include Junior Sportsperson of the Year; School Sporting Performance of the Year; Manager/Coach of the Year; Sportsperson/Team with a Disability; Veteran’s Award; Team of the Year; Services to Sport; Sportsperson of the Year and Sporting Hall of Fame.

Nominations are open until 19 January 2018 and close at 4pm.

Forms can be submitted from our Sports Awards page or hard copies can be obtained on request.

For more information on individual award guidelines and criteria, or for more information direct, contact one of our sports development teams, detailed below:

Ballymena – Katrina McCaughan:

T: 028 25633296

Carrickfergus – Colin Roden

T: 028 28262400

Larne - John Grant

T: 028 28262403