Sports

Search is on for Junior Sports Person of the Year

Thursday, 8 June 2017

NOMINATIONS are now being accepted for the Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Junior Sports Awards 2017!

Organised by Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Sports Forum in association with Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council, these awards recognise the wealth of young sporting talent in the borough and celebrate the achievements of those who have excelled in their chosen sport.

The awards were launched at The Palace Demesne Armagh, by the Lord Mayor, Councillor Garath Keating, Chairperson of the forum, Edith Jamison and Denise Watson compere for this year's awards.

Speaking at the launch the Lord Mayor commented, "I am delighted to launch the Junior Sports Awards to recognise and celebrate the successes this year of the young people of our Borough.

"It is also a wonderful opportunity to acknowledge the dedication of coaches and volunteers for all of their hard work'.

Nominations are sought in the TWELVE categories of Junior Male, Junior Female, Junior School Team, Junior Club Team, Youth Male, Youth Female, Youth School Team, Youth Club Team, School Coach, Club Coach, Volunteer and Sports Person with a Disability. Details of the age range for each category is available on the nomination form.

Nomination forms are now available from all council leisure and community facilities across the Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council area.

The nomination form can also be downloaded from the council website at www.armaghbanbridgecraigavon.gov.uk

Completed forms must be returned to Anne Benson, Junior Sports Awards, Lough Neagh Discovery Centre, Oxford Island National Nature Reserve, Lurgan, BT66 6NJ before 12noon on Friday, June 23.

For further information contact the Sports Development Department on 028 3752 9636 (Armagh), 028 4066 0605 (Banbridge) or 028 3831 1693 (Craigavon).

The gala event will take place on Friday, September 29 in Craigavon Civic and Conference Centre.

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