As the arrival of the Nottingham Post Sports Awards draws closer – the annual ceremony will unfold in just under two weeks’ time – here is all the necessary information about the awards including where it’s taking place and the prominent people that will be in attendance.
What is the Nottingham Post Sports Awards?
For those that haven’t been following this year’s awards campaign, which started back in May, the Nottingham Post Sports Awards has long been a beloved part of the region’s events schedule.
The awards are a platform whereby local sportspeople – those that were either born here or play in the region domestically – are acknowledged for their achievements.
As well as just praising those competing at the highest level, such as Olympians and Premier League footballers, the event brings the same level of acknowledgement to rising stars such as amateurs and juniors.
Fifteen different categories, which also cover managers, coaches, volunteers and teams, will be presented during the official awards ceremony on Thursday 31 October.
Where is it taking place?
The East Midlands Conference Centre, on Beesdon Lane in Nottingham has been the home of the awards for a number of years and will be again this year.
Ideally situated just four miles from Nottingham city centre and close to the M1, the modern and sought-after venue provides a stunning backdrop for such an event as this.
Held in the Banqueting Suite, the venue’s largest space, hundreds of guests will be in attendance where they will enjoy a three-course dinner and a night to remember.
Who is hosting the event?
The event has a fitting hosting duo in the form of Mark Clemmit and Gail Emms MBE who have both contributed significantly to the sporting industry themselves.
Broadcaster Mark, or Clem as he is more widely known, is a football sports presenter and reporter. A firm favourite on BBC’s Match of the Day 2 and Final Score as well as Radio 5 Live’s Football League programme, Clem is passionate about the beautiful game.
Badminton star Gail Emms MBE represented Great Britain at the Olympics, Commonwealth Games, European and World Championships, becoming World Champion and winning a silver medal at the Olympics in the mixed doubles with her partner, Nathan Robertson.
Who is attending?
Each category has three finalists all of whom will be attending the ceremony in two weeks’ time to find out if they have done enough to win the award they have been nominated for. Some of the prominent finalists include the likes of Harry Gurney, Leigh Wood, Luke Bambridge, Becky Downie, Ellen White, Hayley Turner, GB Paracanoe and Charlotte Henshaw.
Among these names will be event sponsors such as Headliners, The Alternative Adviser, and category sponsors The Royal Air Force, IKANO Bank, Fraser Brown Solicitors, Guy Phoenix and Mazars to name just a few.
Adding another layer of stardom to the night, is the other well-known faces from the world of sport who have stepped out in support of this important event. Nicholas Randall QC, Steve Chettle and Darren Bicknell are expected to attend the night and will present awards alongside category sponsors.