For our sporting champions, our Olympians and our Paralympians, grassroots sport is where it all began. It is where the seeds of our dreams are planted. Local sports clubs are often a cornerstone of local communities and they play a vital role – but these clubs would not be able to function were it not for the swathes of volunteers and coaches who give up their time for the love of sport, to nurture our youngsters and help create the champions of tomorrow.

The Pride of Sport Awards were created to celebrate and honour this array of unsung heroes, and we would like you to submit your own nominations.

Sport is always a big deal but at the moment sport, and British success in sport, is topping many a news agenda. Team GB’s incredible Olympic success will surely inspire a nation further after the legacy of London 2012 but behind every success story is an army of people each making small but vital contributions.

As well as recognising the people making those crucial contributions to sport at a local level, the event will raise awareness about sport and its advantages – encouraging as many people as possible to be more active on a regular basis.

Get nominating!

Do you know someone worthy of a nomination? It could be a selfless and generous volunteer who gives up their time to coach youngsters, or someone who washes the filthy kit every week. These people don’t do it for recognition or awards, they do it because they want to, because they want to help and make a positive difference both to individuals and their local community.

The Pride of Sport people want to hear your inspiring stories, so if you know someone that deserves to be recognised then nominate them for a Pride of Sport Award!

All nominations need to be made no later than Friday 30th September to be considered for the 2016 awards, so don’t delay and make your nomination today.

The twelve categories are listed below and you can either submit your entries at prideofsportawards.co.uk or by emailing nominate@prideofsport.com.

The categories this year are:

  • Inspirational Performance of the Year
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Coach of the Year
  • Young Sportsperson of the Year
  • Local Hero Award
  • Disability Sport Award
  • Sporting Charity Challenge of the Year
  • TSB Community Partnership Award
  • Sporting Event of the Year
  • Team of the Year – Elite
  • Team of the Year – Grassroots

Help Make Someone’s Year

Last year we spoke to Jean Leigh, who was honoured with ‘Grassroots Coach of the Year’ in netball’s equivalent awards bash, the Goalden Globes. The pride Jean felt at being nominated and then winning was a genuine pleasure to witness. So, as you cheer another Team GB star to medal success, or sing the name of your team’s star striker, take a minute to remember that they took the first steps to glory at their local club, and help recognise the unsung heroes in this journey by nominating someone for an award. You might help make their year.

KUDOS IS PASSIONATE ABOUT SUPPORTING GRASSROOTS SPORT

KUDOS passionately supports and encourages people from all walks of life to take part in sporting activity at any level, from grassroots to the top. We recognise that sport is a powerful force for good.

KUDOS SPORTS – A LEADING SUPPLIER OF CUSTOM SPORTS KIT

KUDOS is proud to supply kit to a variety of sports clubs across the country – custom teamwear that is built for performance and worn with pride.

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