NOMINATIONS are now open for the annual Wyre Forest Sports Awards which recognises talent and commitment in the area.

The event celebrates hardworking and talented individuals, coaches, volunteers, clubs and schools, who have helped make sport and physical activities in Wyre Forest accessible to all ages.

The awards have been organised by Wyre Forest District Council, and shortlisted nominees will be invited to attend a special annual ceremony on Tuesday 15 January 2019.

There are nine categories for the awards which are; junior sportsman, junior sportswoman, junior team of the year, coach of the year, senior sportsman, senior sportswoman, disability sportsperson, unsung hero, and club of the year.

People can nominate by visiting or by emailing Dale Evans at to request a nomination form.

The closing date for nominations is Sunday December 9.

The event is sponsored by Kidderminster Town Council and there are opportunities available to sponsor the awards at £100 per award.

Those interested in sponsorship packages can contact

Councillor Juliet Smith, Wyre Forest District Council’s Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Community Protection said: “The annual Wyre Forest Sports Awards is a great opportunity for clubs, coaches and sporting people of all ages to get well-deserved recognition for their achievements and celebrate the great work currently going on throughout Wyre Forest.

“If you know someone who is a sporting hero or you want to get involved by sponsoring an award then please contact us.”