Derby County boss Steve McClaren to attend Derbyshire Sports Awards

Derby County boss Steve McClaren
Derby County boss Steve McClaren

Derby County head coach Steve McClaren has been confirmed as a special guest for the 2014 Derbyshire Sports Awards at The Roundhouse on November 6, which is sponsored by the University of Derby.

The former England manager, who has led the Rams to the top of the Championship table, will take part in a question and answer session with host for the evening, BBC East Midlands Today’s Colin Hazelden.

Sir Alex Ferguson’s former assistant at Manchester United will also present the trophy to the winner of the Team of the Year category, which is sponsored by Derby County.

“Just like we are at Derby County, there are people in sport across the county driving to be the very best that they can be, which is great to see,” said McClaren.

“It’s a privilege to be able to attend the Derbyshire Sports Awards that showcases the efforts of those who have excelled in their chosen fields.”

Rams defender Jake Buxton, is also due to attend the evening, having made the shortlist for the Professional Sportsperson of the Year award.

There are 13 award categories for the event, which is organised by County Sports Partnership Derbyshire Sport and designed to recognise outstanding contributions of both grass roots and elite sports athletes, coaches, volunteers, officials and clubs from across the county.

Four Commonwealth Games athletes – Adam Peaty, Liam Pitchford, Caroline Povey and Will Sharman – have been shortlisted for the top award of the night, the Sportsperson of the Year.