We want to hear from you NOW with your nomination of our 2012 sports awards

NOMINATIONS for the 2012 Ely Standard Sports Awards are flooding in but there is still time to enter or nominate someone else.

After the success of our last three events, we will again be celebrating sporting achievement in East Cambridgeshire while recognising all the hard work that goes on behind the scenes in local sport.

Our main sponsor this year is Sainsbury’s and the awards ceremony will take place at Ely Rugby Club on Downham Road on May 24.

Sainsbury’s Ely are the event’s main sponsor, store manager Alex Bettison, said: “At Sainsbury’s, retailing is about more than quality products and great service. It’s also about supporting and helping the communities where we work, and being a good neighbour. We aim for our stores to be at the heart of the communities they serve.

“Ever since we opened our first Sainsbury’s store in 1869, being a responsible retailer has been at the heart of the way we do things. Whether it’s helping our customers eat a healthy balanced diet, working closely with our suppliers and farmers, reducing our impact on the environment, playing an active role in the communities we serve, or making Sainsbury’s a great place to work, being a responsible retailer is part of our heritage.”

Also sponsoring awards this year is Ivor Searle, the Witchford School Sports Partnership Star Radio and East Cambs District Council.

Sports editor Daniel Mansfield said: “The aim of the awards is not only to recognise sporting achievement in East Cambridgeshire, but also to encourage and support future sports men and women who may even have greater ambitions in the national arena and, in particular, the 2012 Olympics.

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“We also have awards to reward all the people who work behind the scenes and make it possible for sports clubs to run efficiently and sometimes even function financially.

“We would love to receive nominations from greenkeepers, the mums who wash the dirty kits and all those hard-working individuals who turn out in all weathers to ensure people can compete.”

INFO: Enter online at: www.elystandard24.co.uk and click on Sports Awards, call in at the Ely Standard or call us on 01353 645693 to discuss your entry.