Not just for community heroes and deserving charities, this week's Pride of Bracknell Forest focus is on the excellent sporting stars we should be celebrating in the borough. 

Bracknell Forest is home to vast number of talented athletes excelling in their field, from young to old these are people are showcasing their talents, and representing Bracknell, both at home and at global sport events. 

Last year's adult winner of the sporting category was international power tumbler and two-time British champion Lucie Colebeck who said the support of her hometown was something she was incredibly proud of.

She said: "Receiving the Pride of Bracknell award was a very special moment for me, the main reason being it was an award I had been given by my hometown. To know that they are still behind me and encouraging me to continue with my passion of the sport is such a warm feeling. 

"Many members of area, those I know and even those I only know of are extremely supportive and are always asking questions about how training is going and when my next competitions are."

Lucie trains at Pinewood Gymnastics in Wokingham is also a two-time world silver medalist, and a European champion at both junior and senior level.

"I felt very privileged when I knew I had won this award and it's something I'm very proud to have; to know that I've made people proud purely because what I've done and he career path I have chosen is a great achievement for me," she added.

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Lucie Colebeck with her Pride of Bracknell award in 2015, pictured with Ady Williams, John Nike and BBC Berkshire's Andrew Peach

Alongside the adult sporting award, last year we also celebrated the achievements of a younger sport star Harry Digby who was selected to represent England in the School Cross Country Team aged just 14-years-old. 

The Garth Hill College pupil was awarded the Pride of Bracknell Young Sporting Champion at last year's ceremony. 

Runner up Grace Goddard, a Brakenhale student, was nominated for the sport award after she was selected for the cross country team four times while the runner up in the adult category, Andy Hughes, was nominated for his help developing world-class athletes at Bracknell Athletics Club over the past 15 years. 

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Harry Digby with his award for Young Sporting Champion - this year renamed the Health and Sport Young Person's Acheivement award

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Grace Goddard receiving her award as a Health and Sport runner up with Amber Hill, Ady Williams, John Nike and Andrew Peach

This year, we want you to nominate the child, teen or adult who has excelled in their sport or health pursuit. There are two Health and Sport categories, one for those under 18 and another for adults.

There's still plenty of time to enter your nomination for any of the ten categories:

  • Pride of Bracknell (children’s champion)
  • Pride of Bracknell (adults’ champion)
  • School of the Year
  • Teacher of the Year
  • Business of the Year
  • Health and Sport (Young Person’s Achievement)
  • Health and Sport (Adult Achievement)
  • Charity of the Year
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Team of the Year

To nominate a community hero, team, school or business you think deserves some recognition for their outstanding contribution to Bracknell Forest either fill out a nomination form - on page two of the Bracknell News each Wednesday - or email it in to

Email entries should include: 

- Your name

- Your contact number

- The name of your nominee

- Your nominee's contact details and address

- A brief description of why your nominee should be awarded   

Postal entries should be addressed to Pride of Bracknell Forest, Bowman House, 2-10 Bridge Street, Reading RG1 2LU.

The closing date for nominations is Friday, April 8.