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How to nominate your Peterborough sporting hero for the Living Sports awards

Nominations open on Friday for the Living Sport Sports Awards to recognise people across Peterborough and Cambridgeshire who are making a difference using sport.
Living Sport, the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough set up to encourage sport in the region, is opening nominations for its 2020 virtual awards (Photo: Living Sport)

The award show is scheduled for Thursday, December 3, but this year's ceremony will be virtual as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. A well-known (but yet to be announced) local personality will be hosting the awards, which will be live-streamed on Facebook.

Another addition for 2020 is an online public vote as part of the judging process.

The categories that will be open for nominations are:

  • Coach of the Year Award 
  • Community Club of the Year Award (Amateur)
  • Community Volunteer of the Year Award
  • Jonnie Peacock Award
  • Matthew Warn Power of Sport Award
  • Services to Sport Award
  • Workplace of the Year Award
  • Young Community Volunteer of the Year Award

In the absence of many sports clubs and facilities, due to the Covid-19 outbreak forcing most activity to end, the categories have been adapted to reflect the situation. For the Coach of the Year award, for example, consideration will be given to how much nominees have supported their performers (whether individuals or teams) through online activity and regular communication, as well as how they have demonstrated passion and commitment through challenging times or future planning to support the return to activity.

The nomination form will be available on the Living Sport website from 9am on Friday, September 18, with nominations closing at 5pm on Friday, October 9. The public vote will then open at 9am on October 16.

The Living Sport charity was set up in 2006 to improve the health, happiness and wellbeing of the people of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough through encouraging physical activity.