Hampshire & Isle of Wight Sports Awards 2006

Sports organisations from across the Winchester District are being encouraged to put forward nominations for this year's Hampshire & Isle of Wight Sports Awards. The Awards, which are hosted by Hampshire County Council, Sport Hampshire & IOW and the Hampshire Sports Council and Forums group, are an opportunity to recognise and accredit sporting achievements in 2005.

Winchester City Council's Portfolio Holder for Culture, Heritage and Sport, Cllr Therese Evans said, "There is a multitude of talented sports men and women across the Winchester District and these awards provide the opportunity for local people to get recognition for their achievements.

"I would love to see nominations across all categories from Winchester District residents and will be looking forward to the results on the night".

This year nominations are welcome in the following categories:
• Junior Sportsman & Junior Sportswoman
• Senior Sportsman & Senior Sportswoman
• Veteran Sportsman & Veteran Sportswoman
• Junior Disability Sportsman & Sportswomen
• Senior Disability Sportsman & Disability Sportswoman
• Coach of the Year (Male or Female)
• Service to Sport (Male or Female)
• Volunteer of the Year (Junior & Senior)
• Team (Junior & Senior)
• Official (Male or Female)

For further information or a nomination pack please contact Louise Rowland, Sports Development Officer on 01962 848 532 or lrowland@winchester.gov.uk  Nominations must be received by Friday 17 February, with the awards ceremony taking place on Wednesday 29 March at the Hampshire Rose Bowl.