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Nominations for Sports Awards now open

27 October 2016


Nominations are now open for the first Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Sports Awards, taking place in February 2017.

Do you know someone in the Borough that has excelled in their sport this year or has been an outstanding role model to their club or team mates? Is there someone in your local club that you could simply not do without? If so then why not nominate them and honour their achievements at the Sports Awards event.

Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor John Scott commented; “There is no doubt that there is a wealth of sporting talent within the Borough. This prestigious awards ceremony will highlight the invaluable work carried out by the many hundreds of volunteers and professionals involved in sport within our Borough. So if you know someone who is a worthy winner, then why not pick up a form and nominate them?”

Organised by the Antrim and Newtownabbey Sports Awards Group, the event will acknowledge and reward sporting achievement in the following categories:

- Services to Sport
- Club of the Year
- Coach of the Year
- Adult Sportsperson of the Year
- Junior Sportsperson of the Year
- Junior Team of the Year
- Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability

Who can you nominate?
You can nominate a sports club, their individual members or any other sports person who lives within the Council area or makes a valuable contribution to sport within the Borough.

Nomination forms are available from the Council offices or any of our leisure centres. Alternatively you can download a form from

Completed nomination forms should be returned by Friday 2 December 2016 to:

Antrim and Newtownabbey Sports Awards Group
Antrim Civic Centre
50 Stiles Way
BT41 2UB

For further information contact Dean Holmes, Sport & Play Development Officer  T. 028 9034 0065                 

E. [email protected]