Everyone knows the physical and mental benefits that engaging in sport brings. But when it comes to young people it teaches the essential skills needed to succeed later in life.
Whether these young people go on to pursue a full-time professional sporting career or venture into the world of business, sport encourages team work, communication, confidence and how to cope when adversity is thrown into the mix.
This is the reason for the inclusion of the Young Sportsperson of the Year Award at the recently launched Nottingham Post Sports Awards. It represents young individuals who are using the skills sport encourages to further their careers.
Open to anyone under the age of 21, the category is currently seeing a great number of applicants all of whom are vying for the title at this year’s event, which will unfold in spectacular fashion on Thursday 31 October.
Keen to champion the young people in the region, Elonex has generously put their support behind the category.
A leading supplier of digital advertising space, Elonex ensures the brands they work with get seen in the right places – something they have achieved for Tesco, Easy Jet, Amazon, Selfridges & Co to name just a few.
Adam Stockton is the company’s Managing Director and he explained their involvement with the awards and drew parallels between business and sport.
“Having enjoyed a long association with sport, this category is the perfect opportunity to recognise and applaud great sporting achievement among our up and coming stars of the future,” he said.
“Sport and business have many things in common, including the qualities and skills required to really succeed.
“Working in both sectors, at Elonex we know it takes more than just high skill levels to get on and really stand out. Ability must be backed up with total commitment, a drive to always improve and the mindset to perform to the highest level on the most important of stages.”
On the night, Mr Stockton and the wider Elonex team will be in attendance and responsible for presenting the award to the winner, which he hopes will display a commitment to bettering their performances.
“We're excited about seeing all the entries and know it will be tough to choose a winner,” he added.
“However, the young person who emerges on top will have shown incredible commitment to their sport and been determined to improve performances in order to shine amid fierce competition.”
For more information about the awards head over to www.nottinghampostsportsawards.co.uk
To join Elonex as a sponsor of one of the other categories, please contact Bethany White at Champions (UK) plc on 01509 85 29 27 or email firstname.lastname@example.org