Southwell Racecourse step forward as latest Nottingham Post Sports Awards sponsor

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Submitted by beth on Mon, 07/22/2019 - 10:47

One of the East Midlands’ premier sporting venues Southwell Racecourse has confirmed that it is proudly backing the Nottingham Post Sports Awards when it returns later this year.


The all-weather venue – which hosts more than 50 meetings a year making it one of the top five busiest courses in the country – has lent its backing to the Service to Sport Award.


Open to both individuals and organisations, this particular award encourages entries from anyone that has a compelling story to tell about their contribution to the quality of life and health of the Nottinghamshire sporting community.


As the category’s sponsor, Southwell Racecourse will be responsible for presenting the award to the winner during a special ceremony at the East Midlands Conference Centre on Thursday 31 October.


The racecourse’s Executive Director Mark Clayton explained their involvement with the award and the characteristics they will be hoping for in the winner.


“Here at the racecourse, we are very proud to be sponsoring the Nottingham Post Sports Awards once again and delighted to be showcasing all that is great about the region and the rich history and diversity of sports the city has to offer,” he said.


“We are looking for someone who has dedicated their lives to help and inspire people, of any age, to take up sport to help improve their health, whether that be physical or mental.”


With business sponsors heavily involved in the annual affair, the evening presents the coming together of sport and business whose key skills run parallel to one another.

And being a business that hosts sporting events, the racecourse is well aligned to comment on the key skills needed to achieve in sport.

“Commitment, desire and hunger to succeed are the main skills needed to succeed in sport,” Mr Clayton added. 

“We see it first-hand here at the racecourse with the jockey’s working hard to maintain the peak of physical performance right throughout their career. If you are willing to go the extra mile, then there is no doubt you will go far.”


Nominations for the Services to Sport Award and other 14 categories are currently open for nominations with the closing date of Friday 23 August.


So if you or someone you know has made a significant contribution to Nottingham’s sporting community and could be in contention for the Service to Sport Award, enter now at:


For sponsorship enquiries and table bookings contact Bethany White at Champions (UK) plc on 01509 85 29 27 or email