The Altogether Now - a Legacy for Blackpool Community Sports Awards 2014 will take place at Bloomfield Road on Thursday 3 April.
The awards, formerly known as the Community Sports Awards, will honour the remarkable achievements of both individuals and teams from across the town in nine separate categories:
- Coach of the Year
- Community Club of the Year
- Team of the Year - Ted Schools Award
- Disability Award
- Young Volunteer of the Year (14-24-years)
- Adult Volunteer of the Year
- Young Achiever of the Year (14-24 years)
- Lifetime Achievement Award
- Wilkinson Sword - for Outstanding Achievement
Nominations close on Monday 22 February.
The most prestigious of the awards, the Wilkinson Sword is open to all sports people over the age of 16. Last year’s winner of the award was Altogether Now Health Ambassador Shelly Woods, 27-year-old Paralympian and world record breaker. Shelly, a wheelchair racer, has won three Olympic medals as well as winning the great North Run five times.
Anyone can nominate an individual or team for an award. A nomination form can be completed online at www.altogethernowblackpool.com or downloaded and returned completed to: Altogether Now – a Legacy for Blackpool Community Sports Awards 2014, Lee House, Layton Depot, Plymouth Road, Blackpool FY3 7HW. Forms are available for collection at the three main Blackpool Council leisure facilities – Palatine Leisure Centre, Moor Park Health and Leisure Centre or Blackpool Sports Centre. You can also follow on Twitter and Facebook @sportblackpool
Altogether Now – a Legacy for Blackpool is a partnership between the NHS in Blackpool (Clinical Commissioning Group and Hospitals Trust); Blackpool Council and Blackpool Football Club aimed at improving the health and lifestyles of every person in the town.
High profile names from the world of sport including champion boxer Brian Rose; football legend Jimmy Armfield CBE; Paralympian Shelly Woods; and Lancashire County cricketer Steven Croft support Altogether Now as Health Ambassadors and Blackpool FC players are Health Champions.