DO YOU KNOW A LOCAL SPORTING HERO? THEN THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO NOMINATE THEM FOR A TOP COUNTY SPORTS AWARD.

Now in our eighth year, the Energize Awards recognise people that take part, work and volunteer in sport and physical activity across Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin.

The awards are an opportunity for local people and organisations to be celebrated for their passion, dedication and commitment to grass-roots sport.

If you know people, teams, clubs, organisations or businesses that deserve to be recognised for their achievements or contributions to local sport, please take the time to nominate them.

The categories for this year are:

  • Coach of the Year
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Young Volunteer of the Year
  • Sports Performance of the Year
  • Junior Sports Performance of the Year
  • Community Club of the Year
  • Community Project of the Year
  • Employer of the Year
  • Newcomer of the Year
  • William Penny Brookes Trophy for Outstanding Contribution to Sport and Physical Activity

This year the awards ceremony will take place on Thursday 6th November at Shrewsbury Town Football Club.

“Thousands of local people are able to find and take part in activities they love because of the dedication and commitment of those who work or volunteer in sport and physical activity. As well as acknowledging the very talented sports people in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, the Energize Awards seek to recognise the excellent work that goes on behind the scenes to make sport happen from grass roots right up to professional level.”

Chris Child, Chief Executive for Energize Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin