Sports awards get top-class backers

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DEDICATED sportsmen and women across Hartlepool could be a step away from winning an award just by entering a new Hartlepool Mail competition.

And with the backing of Hartlepool Borough Council, we’re well on the way to finding the very best on the town sporting scene.

The council is one of a series of top-class backers which also includes Vela Housing, Specsavers, Hart Biologicals, Durable Technologies, Hartlepool Sports Council, Twenty3 Taxis, and Clayfields Pharmacy.

Gemma Ptak, senior sport and physical activity coordinator with Hartlepool Council, told of her pride at being involved in the very first Hartlepool Mail Sports Awards.

She said: “Hartlepool Borough Council is delighted to team up with the Hartlepool Mail and Hartlepool Sports Council to launch the Hartlepool Mail Awards Scheme.

“I strongly believe in rewarding athletes, coaches, volunteers for their dedication and hard work and this can also inspire others to follow in their footsteps.”

Gemma described Hartlepool as “an excellent sporting town and we have so many people dedicated to supporting and encouraging others to participate in sport and physical activity.”

The council is right behind attempts to develop that sporting prowess.

Gemma added: “Within the council’s sport and recreation section we continue to develop opportunities for people to participate in a range of activities and we rely on excellent coaches, volunteers, education and local clubs to contribute significantly to this.

“In addition we have many excellent examples in Hartlepool where sportsmen and sportswomen have represented the town on a national and international stage and some have become professionals in their chosen sport.

“We hope that these awards can recognise some of the excellent sporting achievements that make Hartlepool an inspiring sporting town.”

So why not follow Gemma’s words and get nominating for these awards.

Either fill in the application form on this page or go HERE.

There’s 13 categories to choose from and the competition will culminate in a glittering finale in early October.