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Area’s sports stars set to be chosen

Section:  Annan and Eskdale, Lockerbie and Lochmaben, Moffat, Sport  | Tags:

NOMINATIONS have opened for the 2018 Annandale and Eskdale Sports Awards which provides the opportunity to recognise dedication and commitment to local sport in the area over the last 12 months.

The annual event will take place on Friday April 26 at the Buccleuch Centre in Langholm and there are a total of nine different awards up for grabs.

Anyone can put forward a person or a team to be nominated along with individuals behind the scenes, who provide the backbone to sports clubs throughout the region.

And nominees will be hoping to follow in the footsteps of Canonbie cyclist Ellie Dickinson, pictured, who scooped the Sports Personality of the Year prize at last year’s ceremony.

The list of categories are:

Sports Personality Of The Year

Young Sports Personality Of The Year

Sports Team Of The Year

Coach Of The Year

Volunteer Of The Year

Lifetime Achievement

School Sport Initiative Or Performance Of The Year (Small School)

School Sport Initiative Or Performance Of The Year (Large School)

Young Persons

Closing date for nominations is Friday March 1 and all nominees will be invited to attend.

A record total of 67 nominations were received for the 2017 ceremony.

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