THERE is still time to support the Isle of Wight’s many unsung sporting heroes — and those who support them — with your nominations for the 48th annual Isle of Wight Sports Achievement Awards.

A ceremony to celebrate the Island’s sports stars will be held at Newport’s Medina Theatre on Thursday, March 30.

The ceremony celebrates the Island’s sporting success stories — recognising outstanding achievement or service from sportsmen and women this calendar year.

Categories are listed on the nomination form, but deserving nominations, even if they do not appear to fit into one of them, are also encouraged.

Awards include not only for sports achievers, but for sportsmanship, and to coaches, volunteers and schools which have done most to promote local sport and help their club to develop.

The awards also include nominations for the best sporting primary and secondary schools on the Island in promoting and inspiring physical activity this year.

Nominations close at midnight on Monday, January 16, and will be judged by an independent panel, with all finalists notified in early February.

“Local sports reports published each week in the County Press show there is much to proclaim, but there are also many unsung heroes,” said a spokesperson for the organisers, the Isle of Wight Sports Foundation. 

“We would like to see as many sports and clubs as possible represented in the nominations, so please consult your coaches, committee members, youth leaders, trustees and the like, and make as many nominations as you feel appropriate.”

Nominations can be submitted online at

For paper nomination forms, email: