The PFC Trust
The countdown is on for the annual Hartlepool Sports Council Awards.
Nominations are now being accepted for the prestigious and memorable night that will be held at Hartlepool College of Further Education on Thursday, November 18.
Last year the town’s world boxing champion Savannah Marshall was crowned the Hartlepool Sports Personality of the Year.
Hartlepool Athletics’ Neve Watson won the primary schools’ sports person gong and both AquaForce swimmer William Gowler and Hartlepool Athletics’ Ashley Watson won the secondary school equivalent.
There was also success for Manilla Cycling, who were crowned the outstanding club of the year, and Hartlepool Cricket Club’s Under-13s were named the outstanding team of 2020.
This will be the 42nd time the awards have taken place and the Sports Council is now open to nominations for the following categories:
• Services to Sport (any age)
• Coach of the Year
• Primary School Sports Person(s) of the year (under 11)
• Secondary School Sports Person(s) of the year (under 16)
• Hartlepool Sports Personality (16+)
• Outstanding Team of the Year
• Outstanding Club of the Year
• Keith Hewitson Volunteer of the Year (non-coaching role)
The deadline for nominations is on Thursday, November 5 at 5pm.
Keith Thomas, the chairman of Hartlepool Sports Council, said: “Every year the standard of entries is extremely high, which is testament to the incredible work that goes on across the town to develop sporting talent.
“I’m sure this year will be no different and after everything that has gone on over the last 18 months it will be special to mark the outstanding achievements of many at our annual awards night on November 18.”
The PFC Trust, the charity created to help the people of Hartlepool, is heavily associated with the annual awards and provides funding for athlete bursaries where required.
The bursary athlete funding is open to applications before Friday, October 8 at 5pm. It is intended for people who are gifted in their chosen sport. It enables them to compete at the highest level and aims to help achieve maximum potential.
Successful applicants competing at a regional, national or international level are eligible to apply for support towards travel expenses, coaching fees, specialist equipment, sports kit and competition fees.
The PFC Trust and the Sports Council have also linked up to redirect some funding to help support priority groups in being active and re-engage with physical activity and sport.
Clubs from across Hartlepool are invited to become members of the sports council to access the Athlete Bursaries and Community Fund Micro Grants and to make nominations to the Annual Awards. Membership is £20-a-year.
For further information on any of the above contact firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Carl on 07984798634.