Nominations Open For The Pride Of Sport Awards

The search is on for the true superstars of sport. Your chance to salute and celebrate unsung champions and heroes at grassroots level

The Mirror’s Pride of Sport Awards, in partnership with TSB, celebrate unsung grassroots heroes, including ­volunteers giving up their time to run clubs, ­inspirational coaches and young people who have ­overcome awe-inspiring challenges just to make it to the start line.

These remarkable people are making a ­difference in every ­community, in local parks, school halls, council ­swimming pools and playing fields all over the country – and they need you to help find them.

They also celebrate ­competitors young and old taking part for the love of the game rather than glory, who are the true lifeblood of sport in Britain. It may be a coach who has transformed a team’s fortunes, or someone who has pushed themselves to the limit to raise money for a good cause.

If you know someone who deserves recognition, please nominate them today.

Nominations for the awards – which are held in partnership with TSB and backed by Sport England, will close on September 15.

Famous faces from across the world of sport will be in attendance for a star studded ceremony hosted by Ben Shephard in London on November 22.

Last years Awards were given to inspiring people including the amazing Denham Elvin, a cycling enthusiast who overcame homelessness and now facilitates his favourite sport on drug-riddled estates around the south coast, the Flamingo Chicks, a club for disabled children to experience the magic of dance while also providing support for their parents and carers, and equestrian Abdul Kareem Musa Adam who lost his entire family in Sudan and now lives in the UK and is battling his post-traumatic stress disorder through his love of horse riding.

Host Ben Shephard said: “I’m absolutely delighted to be hosting the Mirror’s Pride of Sport Awards, in partnership with TSB, once again.

“These brilliant awards celebrate the unsung heroes of sport, from volunteers giving up their own time to run clubs to inspirational coaches and young people who have overcome awe-inspiring challenges just to make it to the start line.

“All those grassroots volunteers and competitors taking part for the love of the game rather than glory, are the true lifeblood of sport in Britain.

“They are out there making a difference in every community, and I can’t wait to meet this year’s winners.”

For more information visit www.prideofsportawards.co.uk or pick up a nomination form in your local TSB branch.

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