Northamptons Saints forward Samu Manoa, Northants Steelbacks all-rounder David Willey and Cobblers midfielder Darren Carter are three of the nominees in this year’s Northamptonshire Sports Awards Sports Personality of the Year.
Joining them in the line-up are golfer Charley Hull, cyclist Hannah Barnes and gymnast Daniel Keatings in the awards which will be held later in the year.
The awards also recognise the achievements of sportspeople, clubs and volunteers across the county and organisers are calling for nominations from the public.
A spokesman for the awards said: “Now it’s your turn to look back on the year and put in nominations for your sporting heroes to the Northamptonshire Sports Awards.
“Now in their tenth year the Awards aim is to celebrate all the good things about local sport, to reward all the people that make sport happen in the county and a chance to recognise the achievements of athletes of all ages,” he said.
New categories have been added this year to reflect the excellent achievements of both the community and performance side of sport. The categories are:
* Community Club of the Year
* Team of the year
* Performance Team of the Year * Coach of the Year * Performance Coach of the Year * Volunteer of the Year * Primary Sport School of the Year * Secondary Sport School of the Year * Active Workplace Award * Get Active * Young Leader of the year * Young Sportswoman * Young Sportsman * Disabled Sports Achiever * Local Sportswoman * Local Sportsman * Long time contribution to sport.
If you would like to nominate an individual or club please complete the application form at northamptonshiresport.org/sportsawards, or call Northamptonshire Sport for more information on 01604 366976. Get your nominations in by Friday September 26.