NOMINATIONS are now being taken for the Active York board.

Active York, who aim to enhance sport and leisure opportunities, look for five people to join their executive board each year to champion issues affecting sport in the city.

The board is made up of representatives from the spheres of higher education, professional sport, school sport, health and the City of York Council.

But a further five board members are sought each year to represent the voluntary and community sector within Active York, which is sponsored by Benenden Health.

The nominees could come from a variety of backgrounds - playing, coaching, teaching, administering or publicising - but should have a “genuine enthusiasm and desire” to support community participation.

Their role on the board lasts for a one-year period, with the option for all members to be re-elected in future years.

The Active York executive board is due to meet on Wednesday, July 9 for its AGM and, by then, the aim is to have confirmed the five community representatives and have them ready to take up their place at the meeting.

Active York officials are appealing for anyone interested in getting involved, who thinks they can make a contribution to community sport and active leisure, to put themselves forward for election.

Nominations can be made in the form of a written pen picture (maximum 200 words), which should summarise key sporting interests, achievements and personal skills.

All nominations should be forwarded to Active York c/o Jo Gilliland, Head of Sport & Active Leisure, City of York Council, Floor 2, West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA, or emailed to All applications should be received by 5pm on Wednesday, June 4.

If there are more nominations than places available on the board, York’s sporting community will then be asked to vote for who they think should be their community sports sector representatives elected to the Active York board.

ACTIVE YORK - what is it?

WORKING on your behalf, Active York is a board of nominated people committed to making York the most physically active city in England.

• Helping shape the future of sport and active leisure in York.

• Championing issues affecting sport and physical activity in the city.

• Forging new partnerships on behalf of sport in the city.