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Calling West Oxfordshire’s sports champions and stars of the future

The search is on to find sports coaches, clubs and unsung heroes deserving of recognition in the 2015 West Oxfordshire Sports Awards.

Nominations are being taken for Sports Coach of the Year, Sports Club of the Year and Unsung Hero Awards, run by the District Council to recognise the contribution and commitment of individuals and achievement of clubs in West Oxfordshire.

Talented local athletes also have the chance to apply for a GLL Sport Foundation grant to help with costs such as training.

Applicants need to participate at county level or above and grants on offer range from £100 to £1,250. As well as funding, award winners will receive free access to Council-owned leisure facilities in the District to assist with training.

The grants are available through the Council’s leisure contractor, GLL Better.

Cllr Richard Langridge, Cabinet Member for Local Economy, Communities and Culture, said: “Both the West Oxfordshire Sports Awards and GLL Sport Foundation Awards offer a fantastic opportunity for both clubs and individuals to gain the recognition they deserve.

“We have many talented athletes and people who give up their time to run clubs and provide training opportunities in West Oxfordshire and our Council is proud to support them. We look forward to receiving the nominations.”

Details of how to make a nomination for an award or apply for a grant are available on the Council’s website: www.westoxon.gov.uk/leisure or by calling 01993 861080.

The deadline for all nominations and applications is Friday 20 February.

Posted : 09/01/2015 10:52:06

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