THE COUNTDOWN to the annual Wokingham Borough Sports Awards has started, and the Wokingham Borough Sports Council is now asking for nominations for deserving athletes, coaches and teams.

Nominations are being sought for individuals, schools, teams and clubs who have produced outstanding performances in various categories since September 2019.

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Awards will be made in the following categories: Senior School of the Year, Primary School of the Year, Services to Sport (club and individual), Coach of the Year, Service to Disabled Sport, Unsung Hero, Team Awards (male and female), Excellence in Sport, Courage, Spirit of Sport and Volunteer of the Year.

There are also individual awards for under 14s and under 18s (boy and girl) as well as senior female and male, and the sports council is looking for someone who has produced outstanding performance either within a club or at representative level such as club captain or club champion.

Bracknell News: Wokingham Sports Awards 2018. Credit: Stewart TurkingtonWokingham Sports Awards 2018. Credit: Stewart Turkington

It is the first time the award ceremony has been held face to face since 2019 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and this year it’s due to be held on Friday, November 26, at The Bulmershe Leisure Centre in Woodley.

Cllr Parry Batth, executive member for environment and leisure, said: “We have so many talented sports people in our borough and these annual awards usually attract some very high standard of entries.

"It has been a particularly difficult year for sport due to the pandemic, but many have still accomplished so much.

"I am delighted we will be celebrating so many remarkable achievements in sport.

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“Do you know someone who’s excelled at a certain sport? Or perhaps it’s a school, team or club? If so we want to hear from you. So please don’t delay, nominate today.”

Entries are open until Monday, October 18. Visit to vote.