Time to nominate your top local sporting stars for Annual Awards

Launching the Craigavon Sports Awards 2015 are, Martin Walsh, manager of the Rushmere Centre, Mayor of Craigavon, Councillor Colin McCusker and Edith Jamison, chairman of Craigavon Sports Advisory Council.
Launching the Craigavon Sports Awards 2015 are, Martin Walsh, manager of the Rushmere Centre, Mayor of Craigavon, Councillor Colin McCusker and Edith Jamison, chairman of Craigavon Sports Advisory Council.
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Nominations for the Craigavon Sports Personality of the Year Awards are now open and Craigavon Sports Advisory Council in association with Rushmere Shopping is calling for you to put forward your local sporting heroes.

The Sports Awards were launched recently at Rushmere Shopping Centre with the announcement of the award categories including Sportsman of the Year, Sportswoman of the Year, Team of the Year and Service to Sport Awards.

Chair of Craigavon Sports Advisory Council Edith Jamison said, ‘This year CSAC is delighted that its Senior Sports Awards will once again be in association with main sponsor Rushmere. I would encourage all those involved in sport across Craigavon to get behind the Awards which will culminate in a Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony in March.

“The CSAC will also celebrate the work of local sports volunteers.”

Martin Walsh, Centre Manager at Rushmere Shopping commented, “The Craigavon Sports Personality of the Year Awards is a fantastic event which we are delighted to support once again.

“Last year was a phenomenally successful year for sport in Northern Ireland, with many of our sporting heroes making great strides to achieve their aims and ambitions. It’s my hope these awards will encourage others to continue to embrace sport with the passion and drive we need to succeed and that by seeing positive role models in sport being recognised for their hard work and dedication it will spur others on to realise their own sporting goals.

The Mayor of Craigavon, Councillor Colin McCusker, who helped launch the Awards added, “Craigavon has a proud sporting tradition and the annual Sports Personality celebrate the achievements of our sporting men and women and the unsung coaches, volunteers and mentors who contribute so much to the health and well being of the Borough.”

Nomination forms are available from the Secretary of Craigavon Sports Advisory Council on 028 3831 1693 or anne.benson@craigavon.gov.uk, from reception at the Civic Centre or Lough Neagh Discovery Centre.

The closing date for nominations is Friday 30th January 2015.