SPORTS AWARDS: Pharmacy is a fab backer

Paul Pendergood
Paul Pendergood

FANTASTIC sports people could be a step away from an award.

And it’s thanks to backers including Clayfields Pharmacy that the winners of the Hartlepool Mail Sports Awards can be rewarded.

The Oxford Road pharmacy is a sponsor of this year’s inaugural competition which culminates in a ceremony in early October.

Clayfields are sponsoring the Young Sports Personality of the Year category and pharmacy manager Paul Pendergood said: “It is good to give other people the recognition they deserve.”

“We want to reward the talent of the sports people in this town and hopefully by sponsoring these awards, we can help to do that.

“It is good that people can get involved in a competition like this.”

He praised Hartlepool as a town which may be small in size but is rich in sporting achievement.

Paul added: “We also wanted to back this competition as sport is a good way for people to maintain their health.”

Paul is no stranger to success himself. He has won the Hartlepool Best of Health Awards pharmacist of the year category for the last two years.

Now it is your chance to be a winner by nominating your own sporting favourite in town.

There are 13 categories to choose from, covering all aspects of the sporting world.

We want to honour the heroes who do our town proud at all standards of contest, from the international arena to grass roots competition. Here are the categories

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 nominate, fill in the form HERE.

The closing date for entries is September 13.