Wesport Launches The West of England Celebration of Sport Evening
February 2012 sees the launch of the West of England Sport Trust’s (Wesport) new Celebration of Sport Evening. This event will give recognition to the achievements and successes of outstanding athletes, inspirational volunteers, great coaches and high quality clubs and organisations in the West of England.
The Celebration of Sport Evening will be held on the 23rd May 2012 at the Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel, and Wesport are very pleased to announce that the event will be hosted by former World, European and Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist Kriss Akabusi.
Kriss Akabusi said:
“Sport happens in England thanks to thousands of people giving up their time to make it happen without them, we would not be able to do the sport we love and I would not have been able to achieve all that I have achieved in sport. With London 2012 getting closer every day, I am very pleased to be a part of the West of England Celebration of Sport Evening which will recognise a few of these very special sporting heros.”
Wesport wants to celebrate those people who are truly inspiring and who work every day to make sure that sport happens in the West of England. As 2012 is the year of the London Olympic and Paralympic Games, it’s the perfect opportunity!
The Celebration of Sport Evening also co-inside with the London 2012 Torch Relay celebrations that will be taking place from the 22nd – 23rd May 2012 in the West of England area.
Steve Nelson, CEO of Wesport said:
“I am really excited about this opportunity for Wesport to recognise those people who give their all to make the West of England one of the best areas for sport in the country. With London 2012 just around the corner this event will help us celebrate those people who really embody the Olympic spirit.”
The awards at the Celebration of Sport Evening will be:
- Children’s Coach of the Year
- Participation Coach of the Year
- Young Coach of the Year
- Performance Coach of the Year
- Young Volunteer of the Year
- Volunteer of the Year
- Club of the Year
- Official of the Year
- Wesport Sportivate Award
- Contribution to Inclusive Sport Award
- Contribution to creating an Olympic and Paralympic Legacy in the West of England
- Aspiring Young Performer of the Year
Nominations will open on 1st February 2012. Nominations can be submitted via the Wesport website (www.wesport.org.uk/cosenomination) or by way of a postal entry. Entry will close Monday the 16th of April 2012.
Nominees must live or deliver in the West of England (City of Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire). The ‘Year’ constitutes delivery between 1st April 2011 – 31st March 2012.
If you would like more information about the West of England Celebration of Sport Evening please contact Sarah Casselden (Wesport Workforce Development Officer) Email: email@example.com or Telephone: 0117 328 6250.