Nominations sought for North East Disability Sports awards

Previous winner Matthew Wylie.
Previous winner Matthew Wylie.

Nominations are now open for the 2015 North East Disability Sports Awards.

The awards, now in their ninth year, celebrate the achievements and contributions North East athletes, coaches, clubs and schools have made to disability sport across the region in 2015.

Tees Valley Sport, which co-ordinates sports development in the Tees Valley area and works with Hartlepool local authority, is inviting nomninations in a number of categories.

They include male and female personality, young male and young female achiever, team and coach of the year.

Winners at the 2014 awards included British record holder in swimming Matthew Wylie, from Sunderland, and Paralympian wheelchair track athlete Jade Jones, from Middlesbrough.

To nominate someone, fill out the online form at or contact Catherine Woods at Tees Valley Sport; call 01642 342287 to request a hard copy form.

The closing date for nominations is Sunday, January 31.

Jean Lordon, executive director of Tees Valley Sport said: “The awards are a fantastic way to celebrate the successes of our region’s sporting stars.

“We are looking forward to hearing about some very talented sports people and lots of activity being provided in our community sports clubs.

“It’s great to have the opportunity to recognise and celebrate their achievements.”

The awards are being organised by the regional County Sports Partnerships, in association with sponsors including D&P Trophies, Future Sport, House of Type, Metro Rod North East, SMILE Through Sport and Transforming Culture.

The awards ceremony will be held at The Dolphin Centre in Darlington on April 14.