Sporting success comes in all shapes and sizes. And while professional sports stars and teams are regularly celebrated for their success, amateur sport can sometimes go under the radar.
However, at this year’s Nottingham Post Sports Awards sportsmen and women of all abilities will be acknowledged. Through the ‘Amateur Sportsperson of the Year’ award those who have excelled in the world of amateur sport will have the chance to have the spotlight shone brightly on them.
One of 15 awards up for grabs at the awards, which take place on Thursday 31 October, BMI the Park Hospital have given their backing to this award coming on board as category sponsors.
BMI the Park Hospital offer a wide-range of treatments to patients in the Nottingham region. From cosmetic surgery to orthopaedic health and general surgery the private healthcare group are always looking for ways to support the region.
Amanda Dorkes, Executive Director at the hospital explained why they’ve chosen to support this year’s awards.
“The Nottingham Post Sports Awards and the ‘Amateur Sportsperson of the Year’ award is a fantastic way to showcase some of the truly great homegrown local talent we have in the county. We are excited to be able to recognise and celebrate the successes and achievements all the shortlisted individuals and teams have all made to our local community.”
Amateur sportspeople from all sports are eligible to enter this category, and Ms Dorkes highlighted what she will be expecting from the winners this year.
“We are looking for a truly outstanding individual within their area of specialism that embodies both the spirt of sportsmanship and achievement. The winners should be someone who represents both the breadth and depth of sports we have within Nottinghamshire and considers their achievements and the impact they are having on both sport and the local community.”
To succeed in sport there are several qualities you need. Ms Dorkes explained more: “Success in sport is the same as success in whatever you do; to succeed you need to nurture your talent, have a willingness to develop and evolve, be able to focus on the end goal and not get distracted and dedicate your time to training.”
Nominations for this year’s awards close on 23 August and if you would like to nominate visit https://nottinghampostsportsawards.co.uk
For more information on this year’s awards get in touch with Bethany White at event organisers Champions (UK) plc. Call 08453 31 30 31 or email firstname.lastname@example.org