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Nominations open for 2023 Ryedale District Sports Awards

People are being encouraged to put forward nominations for the 2023 Ryedale District Sports Awards.

Nominations have opened for the prestigious event, run by award-winning leisure operator Everyone Active in partnership with Ryedale District Council.

The awards are due to take place on Thursday, February 2, 2023 at Pickering Memorial Hall (6.30pm-8.30pm), with Paralympic swimmer Maisie Summers-Newton the star guest.

Maisie, 20, won gold in the 200m medley SM6 and 100m breaststroke SB6 at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics. She followed that up with a memorable triumph at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, storming to top spot in the 100m breaststroke SB6.

Maisie will give an inspirational talk about her achievements as part of the night of celebration.

You can nominate here and the categories are: Coach of the Year, Service to Sport Award, Junior Sports Person of the Year, Sports Person of the Year, Sports Team of the Year, Education Team of the Year, Inclusive Sports Award, Strongest Community Engagement and The Everyone Active Outstanding Achievement Award.

Jon Bird, Everyone Active’s general manager, said: “This is going to be a fantastic community event which will reward and recognise the sporting success of people of all ages in the Ryedale District.

“We would encourage everyone to make sure they have their say and nominate someone who deserves recognition for their outstanding sporting achievements over the past year.”

Phillip Spurr, Director of Place and Resources for Ryedale District Council said: “The Ryedale District Sports Awards are a great opportunity to honour the sports heroes in our district. We have many committed and talented people who inspire and help others through sport. We’d encourage everyone to vote in the awards to recognise and reward the sporting talent here in Ryedale.”

Everyone Active runs Ryedale Swim and Fitness Centre, Ryedale Sports Centre and Derwent Swim and Fitness Centre in partnership with Ryedale District Council.

Maisie is an Elite athlete on Everyone Active’s Sporting Champions scheme, which aims to give talented athletes much-needed support to help them achieve their potential.

Sporting Champions provides more than 1,000 up-and-coming athletes with free access to more than 220 leisure facilities across the country.