Grass Roots Awards: Cast your vote for Unsung Hero gong at Sheffield Celebration of Sport dinner

Sheffield EIS running track will be turned into 1,000 seat dinner venue for the awards on October 5
Sheffield EIS running track will be turned into 1,000 seat dinner venue for the awards on October 5
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Sheffield’s Celebration of Sport is set to honour the great and good of our local heroes - and here is your chance to vote for the winner of the Unsung Hero gong.

Our expert panel has drawn up a six-name shortlist for the award, which you can view below. Then, when you’ve made your choice, simply click their name to register your vote.

The public vote will be combined with the judges’ vote and the winner will be announced at Sheffield’s Celebration of Sport on Wednesday, October 5. Voting closes on Friday, September 30.

Jan Milner: Jan, an ex-England women’s football international, has worked tirelessly in Doncaster for many years supporting those with disabilities, older people, youngsters and the socially isolated in providing sporting activities. She currently runs numerous walking football activities across Doncaster.

Bob Martin: Bob is head coach at Doncaster’s Danum Eagles basketball club. A player for many years, he has been coaching basketball in the local community for the last two decades. His passion and enthusiasm is infectious.

Steve Gaines: Steve is Rotherham Harriers and athletics to the core. He has taken a successful lead on clubmark, school club links and a satellite club programme that has involved over 150 young people. He is also a technical official, qualified field judge coach and endurance official.

Wajid Nazir: For commitment and dedication to the One Nation Community Centre and the Sharrow area of Sheffield. Wajid regularly volunteers 20 hours a week alongside a full-time job to provide high quality activities for inactive young people and adults.

Michael Cottyn: Michael is the manager and founder of Crookes and District football club where he has been involved in running teams, initially for children and then adults. The amount of time, energy and money he puts in is “phenomenal”.

Sheila Allsebrook: Sheila, from Norton, Sheffield, has for almost 30 years served on the Sheffield and District Junior Sunday Football League Committee. She has worked in various official capacities for the League which has approximately 12,500 registered players and more than 1,000 teams.