World cup winner to speak at Malvern Hills District Community Sports Awards

A WORLD cup winner will be one of the key note speakers at this year's Malvern Hills District Community Sports Awards.

Scrum half Natasha Hunt will address the event being held on Thursday 9 July at Malvern College which will honour the district's sporting stars.

Hunt was a key part of the England team which won the Women's Rugby World Cup against Canada last summer. The 26-year-old teacher played for Malvern early on in her career before joining Bath, Bristol and current club Lichfield.

This year's awards will feature 13 categories including Volunteer of the Year and Community Project of the Year, but time is running out to make a nomination with the deadline fast approaching on Friday, 29 May.

The top two nominees in each category will be invited to the presentation evening which is being hosted by BBC Hereford and Worcester drive time presenter Andrew Easton, produced by Malvern based AN Event services and sponsored by UK Flood Barriers.

There will also be a performance from the Rock Choir and more than 200 guests and dignitaries are set to attend.

Ivor Pumfrey, head of Community Services at Malvern Hills District Council which is organising the event, said: "We are thrilled to yet again provide an opportunity to recognise and celebrate, not just the talent from across the Malvern Hills district, but individuals, teams and clubs who show dedication and commitment to their sport."

Anyone who knows an individual, team or club who fits into a category and deserves an award should visit to nominate.

There are still some spaces available for companies and organisations wanting to sponsor a particular award. Email or call 01684 862372 for more information.