The Hoosiers tribute to Star Superkids 2011 plus slideshow - VIDEO

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POP stars The Hoosiers were amongst the celebrities who paid tribute to The Star’s Superkids 2011 - watch their video message and our sponsors slideshow.

Music, sports and TV stars turned up in person or sent video messages in praise of our children of inspiration.

Tribute: The Hoosiers paid tribute to The Star Superkids 2011.

Tribute: The Hoosiers paid tribute to The Star Superkids 2011.

Signing autographs, posing for photos and taking part were Sheffield’s own former Little Man Tate frontman and now solo star Jon Windle, ex-world champ boxer Johnny Nelson, Britain’s Got Talent stars 2Grand and Sophie May, plus BBC Look North presenter and host Clare Frisby.

Chart-toppers The Hoosiers recorded a special video message for our Superkids when they were in the city recently for a Real Radio intimate concert, performing hits including Goodbye Mr A, Worried About Ray and new album title track Bumpy Ride.

VIDEO: Press the play button to watch our slideshow and see The Hoosiers video message.

MORE VIDEO: Click the story link below for a round up of the event and watch our Star Superkids 2011 video report.

The Star’s Superkids Awards 2011 would not have been possible without the generous input of local businesses.

Frankie & Benny’s was the main sponsor, for the second year running.

Claire Eaton, Frankie & Benny’s area manager in South Yorkshire, who presented the Young Citizen of the Year award, said: “Frankie & Benny’s are delighted to have been main sponsor of The Star’s Superkids 2011.

“We were all humbled by the examples of courage, talent and community spirit to name just some of the personal qualities displayed.

“It was therefore an honour for us to be involved in recognising even more of the area’s children and young people who have displayed such qualities.

“As a family restaurant brand with a strong track record for supporting children’s charities, youth sport and education we recognise Superkids as a hugely important date in the calendar.

“I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of everyone at Frankie & Benny’s to offer our heartfelt congratulations to all of the winners”.