Nominate your local sporting hero before it’s too late

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Time is running out for you to shine the spotlight on sporting heroes from across the Wigan Borough.

Nominations for the annual Believe Sports Awards, which is taking place for the 18th year this October, close on Friday 27th July.

Whether it’s recognising an athlete striving to compete on the international stage or rewarding a dedicated volunteer for their countless hours of support, your nominations matter. The awards reward and recognise those who put hard work and passion into local grassroots sport.

Councillor Jim Moodie, Wigan Council’s lead member for leisure, said: “The Believe Sports Awards is the perfect opportunity to recognise the commitment and support of coaches, volunteers, athletes and clubs across the borough.

“I encourage people to continue to put names forward over these final two weeks of nominations so that these invaluable contributions are celebrated.”

Rob Atherton, club secretary at Leigh Genesis FC who landed last year’s Club of the Year crown, added: “It was a fantastic honour to be so formally recognised and a credit to our hard working club officials and loyal members.

“The award has given us the motivation to press on and try to achieve other key successes and milestones.”

This year’s prestigious ceremony, organised by Inspiring healthy lifestyles on behalf of Wigan Council, will take place at the DW Stadium on Friday 12th October, with special guests from across the professional sporting community.For more information and to nominate visit or contact Inspiring healthy lifestyles on 01942 488495.

Nominations can be made in the following categories:

  • Team of the Year
  • Coach of the Year
  • Disabled Sports Achiever of the Year
  • Sports Achiever of the Year
  • The Martin Lynn School Commitment to PE and Sport Award
  • Changing Lifestyle Recognition Award
  • Apprentice of the Year
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Wilf Brogan Unsung Hero Award
  • Club of the Year
  • The Deal Community Programme of the Year – new for 2018