Today we launch the 2016 Melton Times Sports Awards as we look to honour the best achievements in our borough over the last 12 months.
An addition to this year is the new Cricketer of the Year award in recogntiion of the strength of the sport in our borough.
So we would like to hear from our local clubs about their top bastmen and bowlers.
You have until midnight on Monday, May 30 to submit your nominations by filling in the coupon on page 70 of this week’s Melton Times or emailing them to firstname.lastname@example.org along with a jpeg photo where possible.
Or nominate online at meltonsportsawards2016.weebly.com
Please state category, name of nominee, your name and full reasons and list of achievements for why they deserve to win.
Judges will then make a shortlist of three finalists for each award and decide the winner.
The winners will be unveiled at our awards night on Thursday, June 30 which will once again be hosted by professional TV broadcaster Ivan Gaskell.
With the Rio games just around the corner, we hope to be joined by a few Olympic and Paralympic special guests.
Categories: SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR; SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR; JUNIOR SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR; JUNIOR SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR; CRICKETER OF THE YEAR; FOOTBALLER OF THE YEAR; TEAM OF THE YEAR; JUNIOR TEAM OF THE YEAR; COACH OF THE YEAR; CLUBPERSON OF THE YEAR