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DO you know a local sporting hero or heroine? Now is your chance to nominate them for a prestigious Lincolnshire Sports Award.

There are 17 categories overall, and the awards night will take place at a glitzy ceremony on Thursday, November 17 at the Epic Centre at the Lincolnshire Showground.

Readers can nominate sportsmen and women, volunteers, coaches and educators for one of the awards.

Marc Rhodes, Events Officer at Lincolnshire Sports Partnership, said: “The Lincolnshire Sports Awards recognises sportspeople from across the county for their sporting achievements in the last 12 months. We know that there are lots of talented sportsmen and women in our county, and this is our chance to honour their accomplishments and present them with an award at our annual awards ceremony.

“There are 17 categories altogether and as well as sportsmen and women, we want to pay respect to the hundreds of volunteers, coaches, teachers and parents behind the scenes who make sport and physical activity what it is in Lincolnshire.”

The deadline for nominations is Friday, September 16. To find out more or to download an application form visit www.lincolnshiresports.com.

The full list of award categories for the Lincolnshire Sports Awards 2011 is:

Sportsman of the Year

Sportswoman of the Year

Young Sportsman of the Year

Young Sportswoman of the Year

Veteran Sportsperson of the Year

Disabled Sportsperson of the Year

Young Disabled Sportsperson of the Year

Coach of the Year

Sports Club of the Year

County Sports Organisation of the Year

Parish Council / Local Authority of the Year

Sports Volunteer of the Year

Sports Educator of the Year

Lifetime Achievement Award

Contribution to Physical Activity Award

Active for Health Award

Lincolnshire Sports Personality of the Year