Clock now ticking down to borough awards deadline

Launching the Craigavon Sports Awards 2015 are, Martin Walsh (manager, Rushmere Shopping Centre), the Mayor of Craigavon Councillor Colin McCusker and Edith Jamison (chairperson, Craigavon Sports Advisory Council).
Launching the Craigavon Sports Awards 2015 are, Martin Walsh (manager, Rushmere Shopping Centre), the Mayor of Craigavon Councillor Colin McCusker and Edith Jamison (chairperson, Craigavon Sports Advisory Council).

Nominations remain open for the Craigavon Sports Personality Of The Year Awards ceremony - but time is running out before the Friday, January 30 deadline.

The celebration of the borough’s sporting excellence, staged under the guidance of Craigavon Sports Advisory Council, was recently launched at the home of main sponsor Rushmere Shopping.

Honours available on the night will individual and team categories.

“This year CSAC is delighted that its senior sports awards will, once again, be in association with main sponsor Rushmere Shopping,” said Edith Jamison, chair of Craigavon Sports Advisory Council. “I would encourage all those involved in sport across Craigavon to get behind the awards, which will culminate in a gala dinner and awards ceremony in March.

“The CSAC will also celebrate the work of local sports volunteers, who give their time freely in the running of clubs, through their Sports Volunteer Awards.”

Nomination forms are available from the Craigavon Sports Advisory Council secretary on (028) 38 311693, via e-mail to anne.benson@craigavon.gov.uk, at Craigavon Civic Centre reception and Lough Neagh Discovery Centre.

“The Craigavon Sports Personality of the Year Awards is a fantastic event which we are delighted to support once again,” said Martin Walsh, Rushmere Shopping centre manager. “Last year was a phenomenally successful year for sport in Northern Ireland, with many of our sporting heroes making great strides to achieve their aims and ambitions.

“It’s my hope that these awards will encourage others to continue to embrace sport with the passion and drive we need to succeed and that, by seeing positive role models in sport being recognised for their hard work and dedication, it will spur others on to realise their own sporting goals.

“Importantly, what we most need now are nominations, so please do make sure you let us know who you want to win as soon as you can.’

The Mayor of Craigavon, Councillor Colin McCusker, highlighted Craigavon’s “proud sporting tradition” and described the awards as a chance to “celebrate the achievements of our sporting men and women and the unsung coaches, volunteers and mentors”.