Looking for Tameside's sports heroes

DO you know anyone who deserves recognition for their contribution to local sport?


Active Tameside is looking for sports achievers, coaches, clubs and volunteers who have made a difference to sport in the borough.
Sports fans have just four weeks to submit their nominations for the Pride of Tameside Awards - nominations will close on 6 August.
Shortlists will be drawn up and those who have been nominated will be invited to the awards ceremony on 22 September at Dukinfield Town Hall. The winners of the borough’s sports awards will then go on to represent Tameside at the Greater Manchester Sports Awards, which will be held in November 2017.
Active Tameside want to make sure that Tameside has a squad of strong entries, to take on the rest of Greater Manchester at the awards finals.
The eight categories for which people and clubs can be nominated are: Coach of the year; Sports achiever of the year; Disabled sports achiever of the year; Alex Williams volunteer of the year; School commitment to PE and School Sport award; Unsung hero of the year; Club of the year and the Changing lifestyle special recognition award.
Mark Tweedie, Chief Executive of Active Tameside, said: "The borough has hundreds of fantastic sports stars and inspirational unsung heroes who dedicate hundreds of hours to helping people take part in sports.
"This is your opportunity to say ‘thanks’ to the unsung heroes and ‘well done’ to the sports stars who’ve done something remarkable in their chosen sport – or sports.
 "It’s really simple to make a nomination and it’s a great way to recognise coaches, volunteers, managers, trainers, the chairs and presidents of sports club, treasurers, secretaries, mentors, teams and individuals; in fact, anyone who’s contributed to sporting activity in the borough.
 "We’ve had many different sports represented in previous years, including archery, athletics, ten pin bowling and cycling. Entering is easy and anyone can nominate a Tameside sports star who they believe is a winner."
To find out more and submit a nomination, visit: http://www.activetameside.com/pride-tameside-sport-awards-2/
For more information, contact Andrew Dwyer, Head of Education & Sport, tel: 0161 393 2209.
Active Tameside is the brand name for Tameside Sports Trust, a not-for-profit organisation that runs health and leisure facilities across the borough of Tameside. It partners with a wide range of local agencies and organisations to make health and fitness facilities accessible for all.
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