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Time running out for sport and coaching award nominations

Friday 15th February is the final deadline for West Oxfordshire District Council to receive completed nominations for West Oxfordshire Sports Person of the Year or Sports Coach of the Year.

These awards are made annually to people who have made a significant impact in their chosen sport by playing, coaching, organising or developing it.

They must be actively involved with a sports club, organisation or community group in West Oxfordshire. There is no minimum age limit for the Sports Person award but coaches must be aged 16 or over.

Nominees will be assessed on criteria including the amount of time they spend coaching and how much the people they are helping have advanced and become more proficient in the discipline involved.

Last year’s Sports Coach award went to Jean Kloos for her work coaching badminton in West Oxfordshire. Chris Drinkwater was selected as Sports Person of the Year for his achievements and dedication within the Combe Junior Sport Club near Woodstock.

“A huge number of people are taking part in or helping to organise sport at all levels throughout the District and our awards schemes are West Oxfordshire District Council’s way of recognising the effort they put in along with the many excellent results achieved,” says Cllr Hilary Biles, Cabinet Member for Health, Leisure and Tourism.

“Encouraging people to get involved in sport is part and parcel of our objective of promoting healthy living for everyone across the District so I hope we will be positively bombarded with award nominations.”


More details and a nomination forms for Sports Person or Sports Coach of the Year can be downloaded by logging on to www.westoxon.gov.uk/leisure and looking at the Sport & Leisure pages or can be obtained by telephoning 01993 861080

Posted : 11/01/2008 16:43:07

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