TODAY is your last chance to nominate local sporting heroes for the 2014 Active York Sports Awards.

Active York – the city’s sport and active leisure partnership working to encourage people to be more active more often – are staging an awards ceremony at the University of York on Wednesday, April 9.

The award categories will include Young Male Sportsperson, Young Female Sportsperson, Young Disabled Sportsperson, Team/Club Award, Student Sportsperson of the Year, Sportsman, Sportswoman, Disabled Sportsperson, Young Sportsperson of the Year, Sportsperson of the Year, Coach/Volunteer Award, Active School Award and Active Workplace.

The awards, which will feature chairman of the Football Association and Chancellor of University of York Greg Dyke, as guest speaker, are designed to recognise the achievements and contributions of the city’s sporting community.

Nominations are now open and further details of the award criteria, as well as details on how to nominate, can be found by visiting or by emailing to request a nomination form. Nominations close at noon today.

Awards will be judged by members of the Active York board, which includes sporting partners from across the city.

The leading nominees in each category will be invited to attend the Active York Sports Awards dinner.

The dinner in the Roger Kirk Centre is open to the general public and tickets are priced at £40 per person, or £300 for a table of eight, which includes a pre-dinner drinks reception, a three-course meal, entry to the awards ceremony and an opportunity to hear FA chairman Dyke speak.

To book tickets, visit, email or phone 01904 553377.