It’s time to nominate your sporting heroes!

Councillor Darryl Smalley, Executive Member for Culture, Leisure and Communities at City of York Council, said:

Active York have worked hard to bring the awards back this year, because we all recognise the importance of celebrating and cheering on everyone committed to keeping us active and giving us the sports we love to play and watch in York. Please make sure that the city’s many incredible sporting endeavours are recognised and rewarded with your nomination.”

Keith Morris, Chair of Active York, Head of Sport, University of York; said:

After a few years when we were unable to stage the Sports Awards, it is fantastic that Active York has been able to re-launch this special event that helps to celebrate all that is great about sport across the city.

“The awards evening will be a special evening of celebration where we can bring the sporting community together again. I’d encourage everyone to spread word of the awards and please nominate anyone worthy of the recognition they deserve.”

Paula Stainton, York City Football Club Foundation Manager, said:

York City Football Club Foundation are delighted with the return of the Awards and to be supporting them again. Not only to celebrate the top sports men and women in York but, in keeping with our own ethos, to recognise the unsung heroes, both individuals and organisations locally, who inspire people to engage in physical activity and to take care of their health and wellbeing.”

Sarah Loftus, Managing Director at Make It York, said:

The York Sports Awards are a brilliant opportunity to celebrate our city’s thriving sporting community. In a year full of major sporting events and tournaments, including the Rugby League World Cup which comes to York this November, it is so important to recognise our very own sporting heroes. Nominations are now open, don’t miss the opportunity to champion those who have gone above and beyond.”

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