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Sport England and the Daily Mirror have joined forces to launch the Pride of Sport Awards to celebrate unsung local heroes.
The awards promote grassroots sport and recognise the achievements of people who devote their time to community sport in England.
"I am delighted that the Pride of Sport Awards will celebrate all those people who make sport happen in their communities,” said Sport England CEO Jennie Price.
"Whether it is playing, leading or volunteering, community sport couldn’t thrive without the people who readily give up their time, and these awards give us the opportunity to say thank you.”
Daily Mirror Sports Editor David Walker is equally happy to be involved in the event.
"Sport is such a hugely important element in any community, and there is no doubt we would be in a poorer place without it,” said Walker.
"The playing, organising, and running of sport takes a great deal of commitment, from passionate and unsung volunteers happy to devote their time and energy.
"Now is the time to recognise those amazing people with the Mirror's Pride of Sports Awards, generously backed by Sport England.”
The 11 awards are:
Lifetime Achievement Award
Young Sports Person
Sporting Charity Challenge
Disability Sport Award
Community Sports Project
The award ceremony is taking place on Wednesday 3 December and will be hosted by Ben Shepherd.
Nominations are now open and will close next month on Friday 24 October.
To nominate, Click Here