Sporting stars set to dazzle at awards 

20/06/16
winners cheering
Some of last year's winners

Time is running out to nominate Bolton’s sporting stars.

The cream of Bolton’s sporting crop will be celebrated at the Bolton Active Sports Awards later this year.

The awards will be held at The Macron Stadium and nominations are only open until Thursday, June 30.

Organisers are seeking Bolton’s best coach or instructor; club or class; volunteer in sport; young volunteer; unsung hero; sports achiever; disabled sports achiever; junior sports team achievement; and senior sports team achievement. There will also be a changing lifestyle recognition award.

Last year’s sports achiever award went to Josh Bohannon who managed to hit more than 1,000 runs for Lancashire in all forms of cricket making him the top run scorer in the country at U17’s county level.

The awards on Friday, September 16 promise to be a packed evening of entertainment and celebration, with former Bolton Wanderers player Kevin Davies and his wife Emma as special guests and Bolton FM sports presenter Matt Holden as host.

Headline sponsors Decathlon have arranged a host of activities for guests to enjoy, including table tennis, golf, archery and basketball. There will also be a three course meal, a variety of performances, a magician and disco.

Earlier the same day, in a separate ceremony, the borough’s schoolchildren will be honoured at the Primary School Sports Awards.

Bolton Council’s Cabinet Member for Culture, Youth and Sport, Cllr John Byrne, said: “Some of the borough’s biggest and best achievements in the sporting world will take centre stage at this year’s awards ceremony.

“Bolton has a fantastic network of sports teams and physical activities, and it’s encouraging to know that so many people enjoy taking part and keeping fit. Not only that, there are scores of people who work tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure things run smoothly, including coaches, mentors and volunteers.

“The sports awards are an ideal opportunity for everyone to come together and celebrate each other’s achievements. It’s going to be a great night and we appreciate all the support from our awards sponsors who enable us to pay tribute in this way.”

To make an award nomination visit the Sport in Bolton website.

Last year’s awards attracted more than 400 guests and tickets are now available to buy from the Decathlon Bolton store and Castle Hill Centre, priced £27.50 for adults and £14 for children.

Sponsors for the event are Airvault, Bridgewater NHS Foundation Trust, Carrs Pasties, Decathlon, Saville Audio Visual, Swinton Insurance, The Emerson Group, University of Bolton and USN Bolton Arena.

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