Nominations now open for Malvern Hills District Community Sports Awards

Some of the district's most dedicated sports men and women will come together to celebrate their achievements when the Malvern Hills District Community Sports Awards returns for another year.

The event, which is organised in association with Freedom Leisure, will return for its ninth year to recognise the hard work of coaches, clubs, volunteers and sporting stars.

Nominations are currently being sought for the thirteen award categories on offer, which include Positive Change of the Year, Sports School of the Year and Community Project.

The winners will then be announced during a ceremony on Thursday, 11 July 2019 at the Bank House Hotel.

Last year saw more than 200 guests attend the event, including nominees, their families, local sport and leisure clubs and organisations, local businesses, councillors, police.

The awards are run by Malvern Hills District Council, and the ceremony will be hosted by BBC Hereford and Worcester drive time presenter Andrew Easton.

Freedom Leisure will soon also be launching a Malvern Splash grant for clubs and opening nominations for the Freedom Leisure Talented Athlete Support Scheme, both of which will be awarded at the ceremony in July.

Sophie Jackson, Community Services Engagement Officer at Malvern Hills District Council, said: "It is that time once again to celebrate the achievements of our district's sports people. Their hard work has a positive impact on the community and inspires others to become more active. I would urge everyone to nominate a club, team or individual who they think deserves to be celebrated at this prestigious event."

Any companies or organisations that would like to sponsor an award, with a list of additional benefits should email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request the Sponsorship Package.

Pictured: Grant Mathews, winner of the Unsung Hero award alongside Sarah Bird from Freedom Leisure (Headline Sponsor).​

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