The Northern Echo: Local Heroes Awards 2014

Celebrating its 15th Anniversary, The Northern Echo Local Heroes Awards has grown to be the region’s premier grassroots sports awards

Local Heroes celebrates, recognises and rewards achievements in grassroots sports, giving our local heroes a night to remember.

The Northern Echo: Local Heroes Awards

As well as discovering the region’s most talented sports people, Local Heroes identifies and rewards those people who work behind the scenes. Often they do it for the love of it, and dedicate their lives to grassroots sport, without receiving any recognition.

Who do you know who has given 100 percent and achieved great things in 2014? Are they a sports person, coach, volunteer, groundsman or even a sports club or team?

If you think they deserve a chance of winning one of the coveted Northern Echo Local Heroes Awards, ensure you nominate them.

The awards evening will be taking place on Thursday, December 11, at the Dolphin Centre, Darlington.

Remember, if you don’t nominate, people who deserve to win and be recognised for their contributions to sport may miss out on winning an award! The closing date for nominations is Friday, October 24.

Nomination Form

Nominee Name


Age


Address


Please choose the award you are nominating them for


Why do they deserve an award?
In no more than 500 words, tell us why you think your nominee(s) deserve to win this award.


Your Name


Your Contact Telephone Number


Picture
Please attach a recent photo to this form of the person you are nominating


The awards categories are as follows:

Award for Remarkable Achievement (Senior)
sponsored by Northumbrian Water

Special Achievement award for overcoming obstacles or personal difficulties in order to achieve a specific goal or purpose be it sporting achievement or ‘extra curricular’ activity i.e. fundraising.

Award for Sporting Excellence (Senior)

This award will be given to an individual who has achieved a significant level of success at national or international level, or has demonstrated a consistently high quality level of performance over a season within their sport at county level or above.

Sir Bobby Robson Leading Light Award
sponsored by Virgin Money

This award will be given to an individual who has demonstrated over time their commitment to, passion for and achievements in any sport at any level in the North-East. The individual will be seen as a role model by those in their sport and will have led by example, demonstrating the positive impact sport can have on those people, communities or sport he/she has worked with over time.

Award for Unsung Hero (Senior)
sponsored by BMI Woodlands Hospital

The person working ‘behind the scenes’ of a club, team or scheme. This person will not be the one who claims all the glory but their role is crucial and without them the club, team or scheme would not be the same. Behind the scenes of every club or team is someone who does the crucial jobs that are often taken for granted. Groundsmen, scorers, secretaries, treasurers, or organisers.

Award for Team/Club of the Year (Senior)
sponsored by Tees Barrage

Presented to the team or club who have pulled together, shown support, solidarity and co-operation through good times and not so good times in order to achieve results. The sport doesn’t matter, we’re simply looking for a team, big or small, that’s shone throughout the sporting year.

Award for Remarkable Achievement (Junior)
sponsored by Tees Active

Special Achievement award for overcoming obstacles or personal difficulties in order to achieve a specific goal or purpose be it sporting achievement or ‘extra curricular’ activity i.e. fundraising.

Award for Sporting Excellence (Junior)
sponsored by County Durham Community Foundation

This award will be given to an individual who has achieved a significant level of success at national or international level, or has demonstrated a consistently high quality level of performance over a season within their sport at county level or above.

Award for Most Promising New Talent

This award will go to a star of tomorrow, not necessarily involved in their chosen sport for a long time, this youngster will have shown great talent and promise for the future.

Award for Team/Club of the Year (Junior)

Presented to the team or club who have pulled together, shown support, solidarity and co-operation through good times and not so good times in order to achieve results. The sport doesn’t matter, we’re simply looking for a team, big or small, that’s shone throughout the sporting year.

Award for Outstanding Performance
sponsored by Teesside University

The outstanding performance award will go to someone who has produced a one-off display that is particularly impressive or memorable. The award is open to Seniors and Juniors and covers all sports.

Local Hero 2013
sponsored by The Northern Echo

Selected from the winners of the above categories.

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