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Taste of Brazil for record breaking sports awards

A taste of Brazil will be on offer at this year’s Malvern Hills District Community Sports Awards following another record breaking number of nominations.

In total 63 inspiring individuals, teams and groups were nominated for recognition for their achievements both on and off the field in 13 categories, smashing last year’s previous record which stood at just over 50.

The top two or three nominations have been shortlisted and the winners will be announced at a special ceremony on Thursday, 14 July at Malvern College. There will be a hint of Rio de Janeiro about the event, in honour of the Olympic Games due to be held in the city this summer.

Samba band Someone at the Door will be entertaining the 200 guests expected to pack into the venue for the event, which is sponsored by UK Flood Barriers and organised by Malvern Hills District Council for the sixth year running.

The Olympic theme will be continued by guest speaker Katrina Hart, who was a key part of the Great Britain Paralympics team that won bronze in the 4x100m T37 relay at London 2012.

BBC Hereford and Worcester presenter Andrew Easton will host the evening which is produced by Malvern based TM Events (formerly AN: Event Services).

Cllr David Watkins, Portfolio Holder for Healthier Communities on Malvern Hills District Council, said: “The Malvern Hills District Community Sports Awards continue to grow in popularity year on year. They provide a fantastic opportunity to demonstrate the sporting talent we have here in the district, as well as the dedication and commitment required off the field to enable that talent to shine.

“It’s fantastic we’ve received another record number of nominations and I’m excited to find out who the winners are.”

 

Those shortlisted in each category are listed below:

 

Team of the Year award, sponsored by Fortis Living

Nominees:  Malvern RFC Colts, Motionettes Jazz, Motionettes Poms

 

Young Volunteer of the Year award, sponsored by Morgan Motor Company

Nominees: Sam Edmundson, Megan Taylor

 

Coach of the Year award, sponsored by Malvern Hills Community Safety Partnership

Nominees: Emma Edmunds, Justine Brooks

 

Inclusive Project of the Year award, sponsored by Tulip Cleaning and Laundry Solutions

Nominees: Newtown Sports Cerebral Palsy FC, Swim Inspiration

 

Community Project of the Year award, sponsored by ESP Enigma

Nominees: Pendock Spring Chicken Race,  This Worcs Girl Can

 

Club of the Year award, sponsored by Sports Partnership Herefordshire and Worcestershire

Nominees:  Malvern Town FC, Manor Park Bowls

 

Volunteer of the Year award, sponsored by YMCA Worcestershire

Nominees:  Steve and Dana Hughes, William ‘Bill’ Nelson

 

Newcomer of the Year award, sponsored by TM Events (formerly AN: Event Services)

Nominees:  Aimee Stephenson, Danielle Hopkins

 

Young Male Sports Personality of the Year award, sponsored by Westbridge Food Group Ltd

Nominees: Carrick Hill, Eddie McCrorie Mayne, Stan Pritchard

 

Young Female Sports Personality of the Year award, sponsored by Malvern Instruments

Nominees:   Camey Dorrell, Eliza Woodhouse, Saffron Cresswell

 

Male Sports Personality of the Year award, sponsored by The Best of Malvern Hills

Nominees:   Alexander Lloyd, Dave Reynolds

 

Female Sports Personality of the Year award, sponsored by Freedom Leisure

Nominees:  Evie Richards, Vicki Hancox

 

Unsung Hero of the Year award, sponsored by UK Flood Barriers

Nominees: Amanda Smith, Martin Brennan

 

People can follow the ceremony on the night through live updates on our Twitter feed @MalvernHills_DC

A full list of the winners will also be available by visiting www.malvernhills.gov.uk/sports-awards after the event.