Whilst the nation congratulates the Olympic efforts of Team GB, the time has now come to turn our attention to recognising our own local sporting heroes in this year’s annual High Peak Community Sports Network Awards.

Nominations are now open for talented sports people, coaches and volunteers plus stalwarts who’ve been involved in sport for years or have helped make their workplace active and healthy.

The winners at district level will go through to the Derbyshire Sports Awards and those judged to be a winner or runner-up will be invited to attend the Derbyshire Sports Awards presentation evening on Thursday 15 November 2012 at The Roundhouse, Derby.

Councillor Anthony McKeown, Deputy Leader and Executive Councillor for Community Services said:  “The past few weeks has seen the country applaud its national sporting heroes for their fantastic achievements but now it’s time to turn our attention to those people who have achieved sporting excellence locally.

“We know that one of last year’s winners Madeline Thompson is about to go on to compete in the Paralympics at the Wheel Chair Basketball so it’s really important that we recognise and encourage local sporting talent in our own community as they can go on to achieve great things.

“If you know someone who’s achieved outstanding results in sport, then now’s the time to tell us about them.

“Sport plays a vital role in promoting healthy lifestyles, bringing communities together and fostering teamwork. Now, the public can play a major part in celebrating the achievements of those who keep sport alive and well in the High Peak”, he stressed.

The closing date for nominations is 10 September 2012.  To make a nomination, visit



HPBC Media Release Contact: Charles Malkin – Media Relations Manager

Press Office: 0845 129 7777 ext 2128




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