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Nominations for school and community 2016 awards are now open

It’s time to get your nominations in for the Active Chesterfield Sports Awards 2016.

In its third year, the awards ceremony is delivered by the Chesterfield School Sport Partnership and Chesterfield Borough Council and aims to recognise and reward Chesterfield’s sporting heroes.

The awards ceremony will take place at the Winding Wheel in Chesterfield on Thursday 29 September.

Split into separate school and community categories, there are 26 awards to acclaim junior stars, teams, volunteers, coaches and community clubs.

Last year’s Sportsman of the Year, Liam Pitchford, will be in contention again this year, following an impressive performance at the UK championships that saw him reach the semi-finals.

Collecting the award on his behalf last year, his father said: “Liam left for Germany aged 17. He’s given up a lot and you could say he’s missed out on some things but he’s achieved so much more. He’s put the effort in and still has things he wants to achieve.”

In 2015 we received a great many nominations for hundreds of deserving candidates. The past year has seen more sporting success for Chesterfield’s sports people, teams and schools, as well as dedication and hard work from coaches and volunteers.

To support and celebrate this hard work please send your nominations in before the closing date on Monday 1 August.

Nominations can be submitted at the Active Chesterfield Sports Awards section of our website.

First published on 02 June 2016 Last updated on 12 May 2017