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Deadline approaching for Sports Awards nominations

West Oxfordshire District Council is reminding people not to miss out on the chance to put forward their nominations for the 2015 West Oxfordshire Sports Awards.

Members of the public are invited to nominate local sports coaches, clubs and unsung heroes of the sporting community for special recognition in the awards. All nominations must be received by the end of Friday 20 February.

Cllr Richard Langridge, Cabinet Member for Local Economy, said: “We are very grateful for the work of the many volunteers who do their bit to support and develop sports opportunities that bring so much joy to so many people, and this is our way of saying ‘thank you’.

“With the deadline fast approaching, we’re reminding people to get their nominations in and not miss the opportunity to gain recognition for the true heroes of our local sporting community.”

The Sports Awards are running in conjunction with the GLL Sport Foundation grants scheme, which gives talented local athletes the chance to apply for funding to help with costs such as training and is run by the Council’s leisure contractor GLL Better.

Grants of £100 to £1,250 can be applied for by athletes participating at county level or above and successful applicants will also receive free access to Council-owned leisure facilities in the District to assist with training.

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

Posted : 04/02/2015 10:52:44

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