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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Llan to host major celebration of sport


* The Olympic opening ceremony.

With Olympic mania reaching fever pitch,Denbighshire County Council is hoping to capitalise on the renewed interestin sport to celebrate the outstanding contribution made by dedicated sports performers, coaches, volunteers and clubs in the county.
The Council is re-establishing its Community Sports Awards, with the aim of honouring and celebrating sporting talent at an award ceremony taking place at Llangollen Pavilion on Thursday, 25 October.
There are nine categories covering all aspects of sport:
· Sports Performer
· Junior Sports Performer
· Coach of the Year
· Team of the Year
· Volunteer of the Year
· Disability Sport Award
· Unsung Hero Award
· Young Inspiration Award
· Denbighshire Sport Ambassador 2012
Anyone can nominate through post, phone oronline at www.denbighshireleisure.co.uk/sportsawards and a selection panel will decide the winners, which will be announcedat the award ceremony taking place at Llangollen Pavilion.
Nomination formsare available online or through the Active Lifestyle Team, 46 Clwyd Street,Ruthin, telephone 01824 712700. The deadline for nominations is 31 August.
Jamie Groves, Denbighshire's Head of Marketing,Communications and Leisure, said: "This year the Olympic and Paralympic Games represent the single most significant opportunity in our lifetime to drive up sports participation and to inspire our young people to believein the power of the Olympics ethos, to be the best that they can be.
"With this in mind, we want to celebrate theexcellent work of individuals and groups who go the extra mile for sportin our communities and what better way to do this than to re-introducethe community awards."
The sponsors of the event are: Coleg Llandrillo Rhyl, Prifysgol Glyndwr University, Denbighshire Housing Services and Denbighshire Leisure Services.
For more information on sponsorship and tojoin the legacy of one of the biggest annual celebrations of community sports in North Wales, please contact Matt Hilliker on 07798 742290 ore-mail: matthew.hilliker@denbighshire.gov.uk

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