Deadline for nominations is closing in

Time is running out to nominate dedicated sports volunteers, hardworking coaches and talented athletes from across Derbyshire for the 2011 Derbyshire Sports Awards.

The county’s residents are invited to put forward their suggestions of who they think is deserving of recognition, and nomination forms are currently available.

Each local authority in Derbyshire will recognise local sporting heroes later this year, and winners will then go forward to be considered for the Derbyshire Sports Awards, sponsored by the University of Derby. County winners will be announced in November.

The deadline to nominate someone is August 19.

Categories include Sportsperson of the Year, Coach of the Year, Service to Sport Award and Club of the Year.

Entry forms and full details can be found at www.derbyshiresport.co.uk/sportsawards

Last year’s winners included Draycott and Long Eaton Table Tennis Club, which was named Derbyshire County Council Club of the Year.

For the first time, an Active Workplace Award will also be presented at county level at the Derbyshire Sports Awards, recognising workplaces that demonstrate a commitment to improving the health and wellbeing of their employees by encouraging staff to be more active.

Full details of the Active Workplace Award can also be found at www.derbyshiresport.co.uk/sportsawards The deadline for nominations for the Active Workplace Award is September 30.