Derby based recruitment firms back junior sports teams

Submitted by bwhite on Thu, 09/05/2019 - 10:49

As well as crowning some of the biggest names in Derbyshire’s sporting community, the return of the Derby Telegraph Sports Awards means that there will once again be the chance to celebrate sport at a junior level.

The region is brimming with ambitious young sportspeople who look set to become the next generation of sporting greats in a range of disciplines. And, as well individuals the ceremony also shines a spotlight on junior teams who have seen success in the last year.

The ‘Junior team of the Year’ award is open to school, college and local teams who have excelled in their chosen sport and have demonstrated an inspiring level of dedication.

This year the award will be backed by Sky Recruitment Solutions and Capella Professional Services.

Both recruitment businesses were established by David Torrington and support businesses in a number of sectors by providing them with staffing solutions.

Whether they need a permanent replacement for a senior role or someone in an interim position they are able to identify an employee that fits all requirements.

David, Founder and Managing Director discussed why they opted to become a category sponsor.

“Sky Recruitment Solutions and Capella Professional are committed to supporting Derby and Derbyshire people,” he said.

“Whether this is in terms of candidates looking for work, clients looking to employ staff or, in this case, young talented sports people that represent the city of Derby and the wider County.

“This category reflects our support for young sports people across the region and will hopefully highlight our commitment to supporting them as they start their sporting journey.”

As category sponsors it will be up to David and his team to decide on the winning junior team. He outlined being passionate about sport as one of the main considerations they will make when making this decision.

“The Junior Team of the Year category should represent commitment, teamwork and passion for the sport you’re involved in – when you’re young, my personal view is that you should try and play as many different sports as you can, but to succeed you’ve got to enjoy it at the same time. The winners will need to demonstrate a real passion for what they do.”

Nominations for the Derby Telegraph Sports Awards are still open, but you need to act fast. If you know of an individual or team who are worthy of recognition visit the dedicated website:

This year the awards will take place at Derby College’s Roundhouse Venue on Wednesday 6 November. And, for more information on the awards get in touch with Bethany White at event organisers Champions (UK) plc. Call 08453 31 30 31 or email