World champ Savannah Marshall backs Hartlepool Mail Sports Awards

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ONE of Hartlepool’s biggest sporting talents today urged the town to get behind the Hartlepool Mail Sports Awards.

Savannah Marshall won Britain’s first ever women’s boxing world title last year.

Great Britain's Savannah Marshall poses during the Team GB Boxing announcement at the English Institute of Sport, Sheffield. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday June 11, 2012. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Great Britain's Savannah Marshall poses during the Team GB Boxing announcement at the English Institute of Sport, Sheffield. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday June 11, 2012. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Then, she added to her CV by winning the European Union Championship title earlier this month.

Now, she has given her support to our inaugural awards which hopes to reward many of the undoubted sporting talents in our town.

We launched our brand new competition yesterday and have already had backing from Hartlepool United manager Colin Cooper and assistant manager Craig Hignett.

Now another major name in the town’s sporting world has backed the appeal.

Savannah said: “Something like this is really great for Hartlepool. It is good that the town is supporting its sport and recognising its sporting achievement.”

One of Hartlepool’s finest said the awards deserved praise for “giving that little bit of recognition to people.”

Savannah said the awards would also help to give some of the town’s elite “that extra bit of a boost.”

The search for the heroes of the sporting arena is now under way and you can find out how to make nominations elsewhere on this page.

But we want you to inundate us with nominations.

Over the next few weeks, we’ll you the stories of the people who have been nominated.

Then, in early October, we shall reveal our winners at a glittering awards night.

First though, we need those names. There are 13 categories for people to enter;

Team of the Year.

Sportsperson Special Achievement Award.

Disabled Sports Person Award.

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 make a nomination, fill in the form on this page or go HERE