By Ninder Kaur

Th Bradford Sports Awards have been launched and they need your nominations.

Active Bradford unveiled this prestigious event, which will celebrate the achievements of Bradford’s bradford sports awardssporting heroes in 2015, from the city’s professional clubs and future stars in the making through to the grassroots volunteers who make sport happen every day across the area. Sporting heroes will celebrate the awards evening at  The Bradford Hotel on Thursday, February 25 2016.

Bradford Bulls chief executive Robbie Hunter-Paul and City chief operating officer James Mason were among those at the launch.Former Bantams star, and awards chairman, Wayne Jacobs officially opened the nominations period at the launch, and encouraged the people of Bradford to get voting.

“I look back on my own career in professional sport and there were volunteers when I was younger who gave up their time and ran junior teams who deserved recognition.

“I’m sure most youngsters and their parents know people just like that, and we want them to put those volunteers and coaches forward.”

Eighteen awards, across five categories, will recognise the outstanding achievements of individuals, teams and volunteers at every level of sport. These include:

Senior Achievers (over 18): Sportsman; Sportswoman, Disability Sportsperson; Club/Team – Non-Professional; Club/Team.

Young Achievers (Under 18): Young Male Sportsperson; Young Female Sportsperson; Young Disability Sportsperson; Young Club/Team.

Active Achievers: Active Organisation/Workplace; Active School; Student Sport – Sportsperson; Student Sport – Club/Team.

Outstanding Contribution: Coach; Volunteer; Sporting Highlight; Special Recognition.

Main Sponsor Award: Provident Community Award.

 Nominations close on Sunday, December 13 at 11.59pm, and the finalists will be announced shortly after.

For more details, and to make your nominations, visit