Grass Roots Awards: Deadline extended for you to nominate your grassroots sporting heroes

We set you the challenge to nominate your grassroots sporting heroes, and dozens of you stepped up to the plate.

Monday, 12th September 2016, 3:17 pm
Updated Tuesday, 13th September 2016, 8:43 am
Kell Brook will be a confirmed attendee at the dinner

But for every nomination we’ve received, there’ll be many more out there whose good work could go unrecognised - so, we’ve decided to give you an extra week to let us know about them.

The nomination call comes ahead of a glittering 1,000-seat Sheffield Celebration of Sport event at the English Institute of Sport, on Wednesday, October 5.

Paralympics hero Sue Gilroy. Photo: onEdition

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The evening coincides with a visit by Sheffield’s Lord Coe to see at first hand the health and sporting legacy that has emerged in Sheffield in the form of the Olympic Legacy Park on the site of the former Don Valley Stadium.

On the night, the great and good of Sheffield sport will be honoured - with Kell Brook already confirmed to attend, along with Rio OIympic silver medallist Bryony Page.

Others who’ll be there include John and Sheila Sherwood, the husband and wife Olympic medal winners from the 1968 Mexico Olympics, veteran British tennis legend Roger Taylor, mountain biking superstar Steve Peat and members of the British Rio Olympic boxing squad. Hollie Webb, who scored the decisive penalty in the gold medal match for the GB hockey team in Rio, is also attending.

But we don’t want to forget about the grass roots of sport, too, which is why six special awards will be given out on the night. They are:

Paralympics hero Sue Gilroy. Photo: onEdition

n Sportsman of the year

n Sportswoman of the year

n Sports club/team of the year

n Future Star

n Unsung Hero

n Overcoming Adversity.

n Continues on P5