Nominate your local heroes from the Ribble Valley

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THE search is on for Ribble Valley’s sporting heroes and community champions.

Nominations for the 2012 Ribble Valley Sports and Community Awards are now open, with the awards to be presented at a ceremony at The Grand, Clitheroe, on Friday July 27th.

Nominations can be made in the following categories: Club of the Year, Coach of the Year, Adult Volunteer of the Year, Young Volunteer of the Year and School of the Year. There are also awards for Rising Star and Lifetime Achievement.

Chris Hughes, Ribble Valley Borough Council’s head of cultural and leisure services, said: “The awards are a fantastic opportunity for community sports clubs, coaches and volunteers to get the recognition they deserve for their hard work and commitment.

“They pay tribute to residents, young and old, who perform at the highest level of local sport, or dedicate their time tirelessly week in, week out, to support local clubs and facilities.

“We are asking as many people, clubs and organisations as possible to make nominations, so the Ribble Valley can play its part in this landmark year for British sport. We are looking forward to a fantastic awards ceremony on the opening night of the Olympics.”

The winners will represent Ribble Valley at the Lancashire Sports Awards in September. The deadline for nominations is Friday, June 15th, and information is available from Ribble Valley Borough Council on 01200 425111 or www.ribblevalley.gov.uk