Inspirational entries for inaugural Frankie & Benny’s Wisbech Sports Awards

Amy Kinsey, Sam Shepherd, Tom Magor, Thomas Freer, Tom Kinsey and Sophia Stanton.

Amy Kinsey, Sam Shepherd, Tom Magor, Thomas Freer, Tom Kinsey and Sophia Stanton. - Credit: Archant

Nominations have been flying in for this year’s inaugural Frankie & Benny’s Wisbech Sports Awards ... and some of the nominees are truly inspirational.

None more so than a double amputee who captains his cricket club and has been put forward for the outstanding achievement with a disability category.

This season, he hit his first 50 and picked up a bucketful of wickets.

Among the nominees for the Roger Green Unsung Hero award is a club stalwart who stepped up at the last minute to save a snooker league from folding and, every week, mows the lawn at his bowls club.

A cricketer who has been giving bowling attacks nightmares for many years and bamboozled many batsmen is up for the lifetime achievement award.


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It’s not just his on-field performances which have seen him nominated, but also his dedication to his club behind the scenes taking care of the ground, fixing the pavilion and manning the bar.

Coaches who dedicate their spare time to helping youngsters hone their craft have been nominated, as have a host of promising young sportsmen whose accomplishments will surely dominate the pages of the Wisbech Standard for many years to come.

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It is safe to say that for many clubs and schools in Wisbech and the surrounding villages, 2014 has truly been an outstanding year.

If you would like to nominate someone for one of the awards, there is still time to do so.

To enter, simply complete the coupon on this page and post it to Wisbech Sports Awards, 93 High Street, March, PE15 9LH.

Entry closes at 5pm on Thursday, October 30, after which a judging panel will draw up a shortlist.

Thanks to the generosity of Frankie & Benny’s, we will be awarding £50 restaurant vouchers in each of the seven individual categories.

There will be a special prize for the school of the year and for the junior team winner the prize will be a ‘pizza party’.

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Coach/Manager of the Year

The winner will show ability, achievement, dedication and commitment to their given sport as well as longevity in their sporting career (relevant to age).

Lifetime Achievement

A special award marking the longevity of the winner. Someone who stands out for the particular role they have played in competing, supporting or encouraging sport. It could be someone who has set up a club or launched a successful sporting initiative.

Outstanding Achievement (Over 18)

Relating to performance and team spirit throughout the year depending on age.

Outstanding Achievement (Under 18)

Relating to performance and team spirit throughout the year depending on age.

Outstanding Achievement (with a disability)

This award focuses on achievements throughout the year, plus overall performance, determination and commitment to overcome their disability.

School of the Year

The award is open to primary, junior and secondary schools. The winning school will have to show how it promotes sports to pupils, fitting into the curriculum, and encouraging and supporting after schools clubs.

Sport Personality of the Year

The winner of this category will be someone who has a record of sporting achievement, someone who puts so much into their club and who stands out for the way they inspire others to achieve or take up sport.

Team of the Year (Junior under 18)

Open to clubs catering for under 18s, this award recognises achievement and looks for increases in membership, initiatives and future plans and any official recognition throughout the year as well as team spirit and profile.

Team of the Year (Senior)

Open to clubs catering for over 18s, this award recognises achievement and looks for increases in membership, initiatives and future plans and any official recognition throughout the year as well as team spirit and profile.

Roger Green Unsung Hero Award

Someone who has gone that extra mile to compete in sport or enable others to compete. An individual who works tirelessly behind the scenes to make sport happen and works hard to encourage others.

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