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Grants and awards now open for West Oxfordshire sports champions

The search is on to find sports coaches, clubs and unsung heroes deserving of recognition in the 2016 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.

Athletes participating at county level or above also have the chance to apply for a GLL Sport Foundation grant to help with costs such as training.

These grants are available through the Council’s leisure contractor, GLL and range from £100 to £1,250. In addition to receiving grant funding, GLL award winners will be given free access to Council-owned leisure facilities in the District to assist with training.

Cllr James Mills, Cabinet Member responsible for leisure said: “Each year we are able to support local clubs, coaches and a number of talented individuals by providing them with funding and the recognition they deserve. We look forward to receiving nominations for the 2016 awards.”

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 20 February 2016.

Posted : 06/01/2016 12:12:21

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