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Young people’s sports providers to be honoured at Cornwall Sports Awards

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With nominations now open for the 2010 Cornwall Sports Awards, a new award has been added this year to recognise all the hard work put in by young people’s activity providers around the county.

Following the success of Sport Unlimited in Cornwall, as part of a national initiative to get more young people active, it has this year been announced that the most successful project will be rewarded at the prestigious Cornwall Sports Awards taking place later in the year.

Tim Marrion from the Cornwall Sports Partnership, who coordinates Sport Unlimited in the county, commented: “Sport Unlimited has been instrumental in getting more young people involved in sport in Cornwall so it’s fantastic to have the opportunity to put the spotlight on the people who have put in so much of their time to run the projects. We’re therefore inviting nominations from anyone who’s had involvement in Sport Unlimited - be they participants, project leaders, parents, school teachers - to put forward the projects they feel have made the biggest difference”.

Designed to recognise and honour the contributions made by dedicated sports coaches, officials, clubs, volunteers and young leaders from across the county, the Cornwall Sports Awards were held for the first time in 2006 by the Sports Partnership and have continued to grow each year. 

Previously with three categories, there are now four groups, incorporating 13 separate Awards; Coaching, Club, Volunteering, and Sport Unlimited.
Further details of each award can be found at www.cornwallsportspartnership.co.uk
This year the Awards ceremony will be taking place at The Esplanade Hotel in Newquay on November 12.

Also new to the Awards this year is an enhanced Coaching category, which has been adapted to come in line with the UK coaching awards, organised by Sports Coach UK. The winners of each Cornwall Coaching Award will be put forward to the national event to be held on 30 November in London.

Natasha Howard, Club Development Officer at the Cornwall Sports Partnership, explains: “The Cornwall Sports Awards is a wonderful chance for anyone involved in sport across the county to honour the achievements of their clubs, coaches and volunteers.
“Anyone can make a nomination, with no limit to the number of nominations that can be made by an organisation or an individual. The only rule is that clubs or individuals being nominated must be based in Cornwall”.

Nomination forms for this year’s Awards are available from www.thisiscornwall.co.uk and www.cornwallsportspartnership.co.uk or by contacting Natasha Howard on nhoward@cornwall.gov.uk or 01872 323347.
 
The closing date for nominations is August 31 – so, get your form in quick to ensure that your sports club, volunteer, coach or official receives the recognition they deserve!