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11 September 2015

Event taking place on Friday 6 November

- Nominations open for Kirklees Community Sports Awards
- Event takes place on Friday 6 November 2015
- Businesses can sponsor individual awards

The deadline for nominations for the Kirklees Community Sports Awards, which aims to recognise and reward those who are involved in sport within our area, has been extended for one week to allow even more people to nominate their local sporting stars.

The closing date for Entries is now midnight on Friday 18 September after which judging will take place with the celebrity panel including Luther Burrell, Eorl Crabtree, Andy Booth, Andy Gale and Sir Patrick Stewart.

Entries should ideally be no longer than 400 words and sent to: Kirklees Community Sports Awards, C/O Huddersfield Town AFC, The John Smith’s Stadium, Stadium Way, Huddersfield, HD1 6PX or emailed to  

You can also download a nomination form HERE.

Full list of Awards:

1. Kirklees Sports Legend
This is a person who has taken sport locally to an exceptional level and has inspired many others to achieve similar levels of excellence. The winner will probably be a professional sportsman or woman but could even be an amateur.

2. Sports Personality of the Year (amateur/open age)
The winner will be a sportsman or woman who has made a name for themselves either over the last year or over a long period of time.

3. Young Sports Personality
A person aged 18 or under who has excelled at their chosen sport. The winner may have already won several competitions or come from nowhere to make a major impact through the high calibre of their performances. They will be inspirational to other young people.

4. Sports Team of the Year
The team could be from any sport and don’t forget that school teams are also eligible for this category. They will be proven winners or have overcome great odds to reach a high level.

5. Sports Official
Sports clubs throughout Kirklees rely on unsung heroes and heroines to keep going. They may hold specific roles such as treasurer or secretary or hold several tasks and are the ‘backbone’ of their sports organisations and someone so many people rely on to ensure their club thrives … or even simply survives.

6. Sports Club
This category is open to clubs who have become real community hubs. Sport is all about enjoyment and the chance to compete and the winner of this category will have gone that extra mile to prove that sport really is for all.

7. Sports Teacher
Everyone remembers an inspirational teacher and there are countless across Kirklees who do so much above and beyond their jobs to make sure their pupils have every chance to take part in sport. We want to hear about these very special people who play such a crucial role in young people’s lives.

8. Outstanding Services to Sport
The winner will be someone who has gone well above what is expected to make their sport or sports club an outstanding success. They could be a player, an administrator, a sports official, a sports fan or a club member.

9. Most Improved club/team
Everyone likes a ‘rag to riches’ story and we want to hear about a team that has turned itself around. It may have lost every game but never lost faith and then started to win. It’s what sport is all about – that never-say-die spirit and that determination to keep competing no matter what.

10. Disabled Athlete of the Year
In recent years the Paralympics have highlighted the amazing levels disabled athletes can now attain and there are many people with physical or learning disabilities throughout Kirklees who are excelling at sport. We want to hear about them.

The Club is looking for businesses to show support to sport by sponsoring one of the evening’s accolades.

The event taking place on Fridaay 6 November is being held in association with Myers Building Supplies, Lowdhams Ubisoft, Sainsbury’s and The Huddersfield Examiner and aims to recognise stars and clubs from all sports as well as the often unseen work done by volunteers and those around the club and societies.  

The event will climax in a glitzy award ceremony at The John Smith’s Stadium.

Award Sponsorship packages are available from £1,000 + VAT and include;

- A table of 10 
- Three course meal prior to awards
- Complimentary wine with meal
- Brand/logo in event programme
- Brand on screen prior to award presentation
- Present the award on stage to winner
- Photo with winner of your sponsored award
- Company name alongside your award in website stories
- 10 x invites to VIP drinks reception 

Individual tickets are priced at £40 + VAT and standard tables of 10 are £350 + VAT with all including a three course meal, complimentary event programme and ticket for the award ceremony.

For any more information please contact the Events Department on 01484 484 183 or email

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