Derbyshire County Cricket Club to celebrate young sportswomen

Submitted by bwhite on Thu, 10/03/2019 - 14:31

Now nominations for the upcoming Derby Telegraph Sports Awards have come to a close, attentions have naturally turned to the event itself. 

As well as shining a spotlight on successful sportsmen and women who are performing at the top of their game, the night will also acknowledge the future stars who look to make their mark in the coming months and years. 

One such award that will celebrate these individuals is the ‘Young Sportswoman of the Year’ award which will acknowledge the sporting talent of one of the region’s brightest sportswomen.  

To be eligible for the award the sportswoman will need to be between the age of 13-18 and have performed outstandingly in the last year demonstrating the necessary skills to be a professional in the future.  

Giving their backing to this award is Derbyshire County Cricket Club - one of the region’s most prominent sports teams. And the team is looking to make an impact both on and off the field with their support of these awards. 

Ryan Duckett is the Chief Executive at Derbyshire County Cricket Club. He explained why they decided to become a category sponsor and what it takes to be a success.    

“Sport is at the heart of the community in Derby and the county as a whole,” Ryan said. 

“It is important to Derbyshire County Cricket Club to support the development of young sportsmen and sportswomen in the region. 

“Talent is a big chunk of what is required to succeed in sport, but if that is not applied in the right way through effort and determination, then it can be wasted. 

“From the winner of the ‘Young Sportswoman of the Year’ award we’re looking for achievement – whether that be wins and trophies or overcoming the odds to succeed.” 

This year the Derby Telegraph Sports Awards will be taking place at The Roundhouse, Derby bringing together people of all ages and ability for a night of celebration. 

Finalists will be joined by a variety of local businesses and famous faces from Derby’s sporting community when the event gets underway on Wednesday 6 November. 

As well as the chance to celebrate their sporting achievements the night also raises money for charity. On the night a game of stand-up bingo and silent auction will take place with all proceeds going to Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People. The foundation raises money for children who are suffering from life-limiting and life-threatening conditions and they rely on donations such as these. Nominations for the event are now closed but for more information you can visit the dedicated website 

Alternatively get in touch with Megan Whittaker at event organisers Champions (UK) plc. Call 08453 31 30 31 or email 

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