18th Nov, 2019

Search is on for Malvern Hills district's unsung sporting heroes

Craig Gibbons 10th Apr, 2018

UNSUNG heroes are being sought for this year’s Malvern Hills District Council Sports Awards.

And the man who was recognised for more than two decades of commitment to Malvern RFC has urged others to nominate their those who have made vital contributions in sport.

Dave ‘Ern’ Robins was presented with the Unsung Hero Award at last year’s event and has called on residents to put forward the coaches, clubs, volunteers and sporting starts that have made a difference in the district.

The awards will be hosted on July 13 at the Bank House Hotel.

“I was very proud to have won my award, and I’m hugely grateful to Malvern RFC,” said Mr Robins.

“I think it’s very important people nominate others because it allows them to make a statement in respect of the good that they are doing for their community.”

People can nominate in 13 award categories including Positive Change of the Year and Sports School of the Year.

Malvern Hills District Council is organising the event in association with Freedom Leisure who are headline sponsoring the awards for the second consecutive year.

More than 200 guests will be invited to the ceremony including nominees, their families, sport and leisure clubs as well as businesses and dignitaries.

The ceremony will be hosted by BBC Hereford and Worcester presenter Andrew Easton.

Coun David Watkins, portfolio holder for healthier communities on Malvern Hills District Council, said: “It’s wonderful to be able to recognise people like Dave.

“There are many more like him across the district who deserve a thank you for the way they enable people to enjoy sport and the positive benefits of being active.

“We can only recognise them though if you tell us who they are, so please get nominating.”

To nominate visit www.malvernhills.gov.uk/sports-awards for more information.

Any company or organisation which would like to sponsor and award can do so by emailing sophie.jackson@malvernhills.gov.uk

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