Last call for sports stars

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WE’RE down to the last hours in the search for Hartlepool’s ultimate sporting heroes.

After two months of competition, the deadline for entries in the inaugural Hartlepool Mail Sports Awards is looming large.

People only have until tomorrow to put forward the people who they think are deserving of an honour for their sporting achievements.

IT could be anyone from a star in international competition to someone who has given dedicated service at a local level.

Perhaps you know of an unsung hero who has quietly gone about promoting the sport they love without seeking recognition.

Well, now is the time to put them in the running for a trophy before it is too late.

We have had dozens of entries for our first ever awards which will move on to the next stage after Friday’s deadline has passed.

Judges will meet later in September to decide which of the nominees are worthy of progressing to the shortlist.

It’s not going to be an easy decision either with fantastic entrants in every one of the categories.

Once the shortlist is drawn up, every person still in the running will get to learn their fate at the glittering awards night to be held in early October at the Hardwick Hall Hotel in Sedgefield.

But the only way your favourite can stand a chance of getting there is by having their name in the hat.

So what are you waiting for? This is your last chance to nominate.

There are 13 categories in this year’s competition and they are as follows:

Team of the Year

Sportsperson Special Achievement Award

Disabled Sports Person

Disabled Team of the Year

Contribution to Disability Sports Award

Sports Official/Referee Award

Coach of the Year Award

Unsung Hero Award or Volunteer/Young Leader Award

Club of the Year Award

Lifetime Achievement Award

Sports Personality of the Year Award

Young Sports Personality of the Year Award

Inspire Award.

To nominate a person or group, fill in the form HERE