REGISTRATION for nominations for the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Sports Awards 2017 have opened.

The Sports Partnership Herefordshire and Worcestershire is urging people to put forward candidates who they feel deserve recognition for their sporting achievement and dedication to sport within their community.

Aiming to recognise those people from across the two counties that take part, work, coach and volunteer in sport and physical activity, the awards are an opportunity for people, clubs and organisations to be celebrated for their hard work, commitment and passion for grass roots sport as well as those who are participating at both amateur and professional levels. T

There are now 12 categories available for nomination including two new awards.

Last yea,r Hereford paralympian Sascha Kindred was named sports personality of the year.

“This event is our chance to honour our local sports men and women, coaches, volunteers, clubs and officials," said Stephen Brewster, chief executive officer of the Sports Partnership Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

"Over the years, we have received such huge support for the awards.

"We feel it is important the local community get their say on who has made an impact on sport, young people and local communities across Herefordshire & Worcestershire.

"Recognising sporting achievements and celebrating good practice within the sporting community is at the very heart of what we do and we will be championing the hard work and talent that exists within Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

"As such, we are thrilled to announce nominations for this year’s awards open and look forward to receiving and welcoming nominations for our local sporting heroes.”

The annual event will take place on Thursday, November 23 at Sixways Stadium, Worcester.

A full list of this year’s categories and registration for nominations can be found at, with nominations closing on Sunday, September 17.