Derbyshire is home to a whole host of sporting stars, from professionals battling it out at the top, to those looking to make an impact on an amateur level.
And one award at the upcoming Derby Telegraph Sports Awards is set to honour one Derbyshire citizen who has made a huge contribution to helping others get active and engage in sport.
One of 14 awards up for grabs on the night, the ‘Service to Sport Award’ will be presented to an individual or organisation who has changed the quality of life or improved the health of people in the region.
Giving their backing to the award this year is Western Power Distribution. The business provides power to the midlands, south west and Wales helping people across the country stay connected.
Simon Havill, Derby Distribution Manager, explained why they decided to come on board as category sponsors.
“We know how much sport plays an important role for many people in Derby, and as a company who operates in the area we wanted to show our support,” he said.
“The awards are also an opportunity to raise the profile our business and generate awareness of who we are and what we do.”
As category sponsors it will be up to Western power to decide on the three finalists and eventual winner. Simon explained what they will be looking for from winners of this category.
“The Derby Telegraph Sports Awards is a great opportunity to recognise the hard work and talents right here in the city,” he added.
“The ‘Service to Sport Award’ is very prestigious, recognising those who have gone the extra mile to improve the lives of many through sport and we are honoured to be associated with this category.”
This year’s Derby Telegraph Sports Awards will take place on Wednesday 6 November celebrating the outstanding sporting achievements in the region. The Roundhouse at Derby College will provide the backdrop for the occasion as sporting stars of all ages and ability gather to be recognised.
Simon went on to say how the business support regional sport.
“As a company, we do our best to support local youth sports through youth team kit sponsorships as well as sponsoring the Derby 10 Mile and Wilne 10K races. A number of members of our own staff are involved in sports clubs throughout Derby and support charity sporting events.”
Nominations for this year’s awards are now open and close on Friday 30 August. To nominate visit the dedicated website on www.derbytelegraphsportsawards.co.uk
For more information on this year’s awards get in touch with Shannon Taylor at event organisers Champions (UK) plc. Call 08453 31 30 31 or email firstname.lastname@example.org