Medway’s major celebration of local sporting success, The Medway Sports Awards, are back.
The prestigious awards highlight the fantastic achievements of local clubs, teams, individuals and coaches as well as volunteers and schools. The Medway Sports Awards, organised by Medway Council, also celebrate, and shine a light on, Medway’s finest sportspeople and the dedication of everyone involved in sport in Medway.
The awards are usually held every two years, however, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, they have not been held since 2018. This means that this year’s awards will celebrate four years of sporting success.
Nominations for the awards are now open for the following 11 categories:
- Junior Club
- Junior Team
- Primary School
- Secondary School
- Unsung Hero
- Junior Sportsperson
Shortlisted nominees will be invited to a gala celebration evening on Friday, 16 December at the Rochester Corn Exchange, when gold, silver and bronze winners will be announced in the presence of celebrity sporting stars and other invited guests.
Previous winners include gold medal winning Olympic hockey goalkeeper Maddie Hinch, Paralympic gold medal winning skier Charlotte Evans and professional boxer Karol Itauma.
Celebrating athletes' hard work and dedication
Deputy Leader of Medway Council and Portfolio Holder for Community Services, Cllr Howard Doe, said: “The Medway Sports Awards are a wonderful celebration of the hard work and dedication shown by athletes, coaches and volunteers across Medway’s professional and community clubs. The impact of the pandemic on sports participation and competition has been significant, clubs and individual sportspeople have had to overcome significant challenges over the last two years, which makes this year’s celebration more important than ever. I look forward to toasting everyone’s efforts and achievements in December.”
The Medway Sports Awards also celebrate children and young people’s sporting achievements, which supports the council’s aspiration to make Medway even more child-friendly.
The awards cover achievements during the period 1 October 2018 to 31 October 2022. The deadline for nominations is midnight on Monday, 31 October 2022.
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