The hunt is on to find Tamesides top sports performers, Active tameside are looking are looking for sportsmen and women, officials, coaches and clubs who excel in their field. Pictured above is one of the previous winners, Georgia Taylor-Brown, a 19-year-old champion triathlete, who went on to win the Greater Manchester Sports Achiever of the Year.
Tameside is blessed with hundreds of dedicated sportspeople who have given their time and commitment to sport. The Pride of Tameside Sport Awards is an annual celebration to recognise and celebrate the success of these stars across Tameside.
Tameside Sport Awards feature 7 different nomination categories;
•Coach of the Year
•Sports Achiever of the Year
•Disabled Sports Achiever of the Year
•Alex Williams Volunteer of the Year
•Unsung Hero of the Year
•Club of the Year
•Changing Lifestyle Special Recognition Award
There have been a variety of sporting nominations in the past from fencing and 10-pin bowling to triathlon and football. So, if you know anyone who you believe to be worthy of a nomination in any of the above categories – why not put them forward? All winners from each category at the Tameside Sport Awards will have the opportunity to represent Tameside at the Greater Manchester Sports Awards.
Retired British Swimmer, Mark Foster, is speaking at the event he is amongst the most successful British swimmers of all time, Foster specialised in short course swimming, most notably the butterfly and freestyle disciplines over 50 meters.
A young Foster became the fastest swimmer in the country at only 15 years old, proving to become the start of what would be a fruitful and successful career. First selected for the British team in 1985, Forest won his first medal at the 1990 Commonwealth games where he claimed Bronze in the 50m freestyle. Foster went on to prove successful at World and European Championships, however an Olympic medal was to elude an otherwise illustrious career. Controversially missing out on selection for Athens 2004, Foster came out of retirement to try and reach his Olympic ambitions at the Beijing games. Named flag bearer for the opening ceremony, Foster was unable to succeed in China and returned empty handed despite winning the 2008 FINA Short Course World Championships prior to the games.
The 2015 Sport Awards will take place on Friday 18th September at Dukinfield Town Hall, Nominations close on the 31st July 2015.
Download your complteted nomination form on the Active tameside website and email your completed nomination form to: