THE annual Isle of Wight Sports Achievements Awards has started.

The event, being held at Newport’s Medina Theatre this evening (Thursday), celebrates the Island’s sporting success stories — recognising outstanding achievement or service from sportsmen and women of all ages in 2021 — although successes in 2020 will also be considered.

Awards are not only for sports achievers, but for sportsmanship and coaches, volunteers and schools which have done most to promote local sport.

It is the 47th iteration of the event, and the County Press will have pictures and a full list of winners later tonight. 

Nominations closed on Monday.

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