According to recent data from Sport England, Surrey Heath jointly tops the county charts for the highest percentage of adults taking part in Sport and Active Recreation three or more times a week*.
With so many residents currently enjoying a healthy lifestyle through their involvement with local clubs and physical activity initiatives, there really is no better time to celebrate sporting achievement by nominating someone deserving recognition in the Surrey Heath Sports Awards.
The awards, which take place on Monday 19 October, recognise and honour talented athletes, teams, clubs, coaches and volunteers from all over the borough.
Surrey Heath Borough Council who organise the awards is asking everyone to nominate their Surrey Heath sporting stars in nine different categories, including Sports Personality of the Year (and Young Sports Personality), Team of the Year, Coach of the Year and Outstanding Service to Sport.
Reg Rapley (in the picture above) was the recipient of the 2014 Outstanding Service to Sport Award for his 25 years of service to Windlesham Bowls Club. Speaking about the awards, Mr Rapley said: “The message I personally obtained was that so many dedicated people in the borough willingly give so much time and effort in promoting a very wide range of sporting activities. I shall always look back on last year’s award with great pleasure.”
Nominations can be made online at www.surreyheath.gov.uk/sportsawards and must be received by Sunday 31 August.
Winners of the local awards are automatically eligible for the prestigious countywide Surrey Sports Awards later in the year.
The Surrey Heath Sports Awards will be held at a special invite only ceremony at Camberley Theatre but you can follow the awards on Twitter by using the hash tag #SHSA2015
*According to Sport England’s ‘Active People Survey’ – This is the percentage of the adult population (age 16 and over) who participate in sport and active recreation, at moderate intensity, for at least 30 minutes on at least 12 days out of the last 4 weeks, (equivalent to 30 minutes on 3 or more days a week). This includes light intensity activities (bowls, archery, croquet, yoga and pilates) for those aged 65 and over.