Council to acknowledge sporting stars

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Nominations are now being accepted for the inaugural Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council Senior Sports Awards.

Organised by Armagh Sports Forum, Banbridge District Sports Association and Craigavon Sports Advisory Council in association with Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council, these awards recognise the wealth of sporting talent in the borough and celebrate the achievements of those who have excelled in their chosen sport.

The awards were launched at the Palace Demesne, Armagh by the Lord Mayor, Councillor Darryn Causby, with representatives from each of the Sports Advisory Council’s and Denise Watson from UTV who will compere the awards evening on Friday 4 March in the Seagoe Hotel, Craigavon.

Nominations are sought in the ten categories of Sports Person with a Disability, Sportswoman, Sportsman, Senior Team, Senior Coach, Disability Coach, Female Coach, Service to Sport, Volunteer and Club Innovation Award. Nominees should be competing at County/Regional level or above for achievements between January – December 2015 and must be over 18 at the 1 January 2015. Specific details for each category can be found on the nomination form.

Nomination forms are now available from all council leisure and community facilities across the Council area. The nomination form can also be downloaded from the council website at

Completed forms must be submitted before 5pm on Monday, 4 January, 2016.

For further information contact 028 3831 1693 (Craigavon).