Epsom and Ewell sports awards -nominations now open
26th July 2012
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They may not have made the Olympic squad, but talented local athletes could be in line for an Epsom and Ewell Sports Awards.

 Athletes, parents, clubs, coaches, volunteers and teams can nominate their local sports star for the awards, now in its second year, which have been organised by the council in partnership with Epsom and Ewell Sports and Leisure Council.

 The awards ceremony will take place on October 2nd at Epsom Downs Racecourse.

 The winners will automatically be put forward to be shortlisted for the Surrey Sports Awards in December.  Surrey winners may then be put forward for other regional and national awards, including BBC Sports Personality of the Year.

 Councillor Jan Mason, chairwoman of the leisure committee, said: "The sports awards are a chance to celebrate and recognise local sporting prowess, from talented athletes through to committed volunteers and pro-active clubs.

 "2012 is a special year for sport in the UK and Epsom and Ewell Sports and Leisure Council are keen to develop a local legacy to honour the passion and talent within the borough."

 The awards categories are:

 AFC Ewell Young Sports Team of the Year Award

Active Surrey Coach of the Year Award

Aon Hewitt Sports Club of the Year Award

Better Sports Personality of the Year Award 

Epsom and Ewell Football Club Disability Sports Award

Epsom and Ewell Colts Football Club Volunteer of the Year Award

Epsom Gymnastics and Trampoline Club Young Sports Personality of the Year Award

The Fulham FC Foundation Sports Team of the Year Award

Surrey County Playing Fields Association Young Volunteer of the Year Award.

The Rotary Club Outstanding Service to Sport Award 

Nominations close on September 9 and can be made by visiting: www.activesurrey.com/sportsawards  

 For more information visit www.epsom-ewell.gov.uk/sportsawards, call 01372 732000 or email leisuredevelopmentsteam@epsom-ewell.gov.uk  

Article by Hardeep Matharu at yourlocalguardian

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