Search is now on for senior sports stars

Nominations are now being accepted for the inaugural Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council Senior Sports Awards.

Wednesday, 9th December 2015, 11:31 am
Lord Mayor of Armagh, Darryn Causby launches Armagh City Banbridge Craigavon Sebior Sports Awards with Edith Jameson, Chair Craigavon Sports Advisory Council; Denise Watson, Compere of the Awards and David Livingstone, Chair Armagh Sports Forum The Palace Armagh Co.Armagh 3 December 2015 CREDIT:

Organised by Armagh Sports Forum, Banbridge District Sports Association and Craigavon Sports Advisory Council in association with Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council, these awards recognise the wealth of sporting talent in the borough and celebrate the achievements of those who have excelled.

The awards were recently launched at the Palace Demesne, Armagh by the Lord Mayor, Councillor Darryn Causby, with representatives from each of the Sports Advisory Council’s and Denise Watson from UTV who will compere the awards evening on Friday March 4, in the Seagoe Hotel, Craigavon.

Speaking at the launch the Lord Mayor said: “I am delighted to officially launch the first Senior Sports Awards for Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough.

“In September we had the successful Junior Sports Awards and this celebratory event is a fantastic opportunity for us as a council to acknowledge and congratulate the success of our senior talented athletes, clubs and volunteers who deserve the recognition for all their hard work and dedication.”

Nominations are sought in the 10 categories of Sports Person with a Disability, Sportswoman, Sportsman, Senior Team, Senior Coach, Disability Coach, Female Coach, Service to Sport, Volunteer and Club Innovation Award.

Nominees should be competing at County/Regional level or above for achievements between January – December 2015 and must be over 18 at the 1 January 2015.

Nomination forms are now available from all council leisure and community facilities across the Council area.

The nomination form can be downloaded from the council website at

Completed forms must be returned to Anne Benson, Senior Sports Awards, Lough Neagh Discovery Centre, Oxford Island National Nature Reserve, Lurgan, BT66 6NJ before 5pm on Monday 4 January 2016.