Nominate your person for Surrey Heath Sports Awards

Surrey Heath Borough Council announce opening of nomination for their 2017 Sports Awards

It’s been another fantastic year of sport in Surrey Heath, and nominations are now open for the annual borough Sports Awards.

It’s the perfect opportunity to recognise and reward talented local athletes, coaches, volunteers, teams and clubs for their outstanding commitment and achievements in sport over the past 12 months.

Nominations for a range of individual, team and club awards are open now – award categories include:

  • Young Sports Team of the Year
  • Sports Team of the Year
  • Club of the Year
  • Young Volunteer of the Year
  • Disability Sport Award
  • Coach of the Year
  • Young Sports Personality of the Year
  • Sports Personality of the Year
  • Outstanding Service to Sport

The deadline for nominations is 31 August, with the winners announced at a ceremony held at Camberley Theatre on 23 October.

Last year’s winners included Team GB rugby sevens star Phil Burgess as Sports Personality of the Year, and Club of the Year Swifts Juniors Badminton Club.

All the winners in the Surrey Heath Sports Awards are automatically entered into the Surrey Sports Awards. Last year, two Surrey Heath winners – Pedro Lemos (Coach of the Year) and Penny Froude (Disability Sports Award) – went on to triumph at the county-wide event.

For more information, including award criteria and to make a nomination, visit www.surreyheath.gov.uk/sportsawardsThe nomination form is quick and easy to complete.

Activities throughout August celebrate a summer of sport in Surrey Heath

Surrey Heath Borough Council announced on 2nd August 2016 their Summer of Sport activities, to celebrate sport in the borough,

Ben's choices portraitTo celebrate a huge summer including Wimbledon, the European Football Championships and the Rio 2016 Games, Surrey Heath Borough Council is holding a number of celebratory events throughout August to help residents get into the sporting spirit. Whether you’re a keen sports person or consider yourself more of an ‘armchair’ fan, there’s something for everyone to enjoy!

The Festival of Sport week, running from 8 to 12 August, will offer residents a unique opportunity to try out a host of sports through a series of one-off ‘taster’ sessions. The sessions will link in with local clubs, so those who discover a potential hidden talent can continue to develop their skills once the festival week is over. A number of sessions will be based at the Arena Leisure Centre in Camberley, while several others will take place at club venues across Surrey Heath.

The Sports Market on Park Street, Camberley Town Centre on Saturday 13 August will showcase a range of sport and physical activity with related stalls and demonstrations from various leisure centres, specialist sports shops and local clubs. There’ll be plenty of opportunities to get involved, exhibitions from top local clubs such as Camberley Judo Club and lots of information about ways you can enjoy a healthier, more active lifestyle in Surrey Heath.

An Our Sporting Heritage exhibition at Surrey Heath Museum from Wednesday 3 August to Saturday 3 September will celebrate the sporting heritage of Surrey Heath. It will provide a brief history of sport in the borough and profile a number of local 2016 hopefuls. Free admission.

Visit www.surreyheath.gov.uk/SOS for further details on any of these events.

Did you see this flag flying?

London 2012 Olympic Flag

London 2012 Olympic Flag

An email from the Surrey Heath Council communications team alerted members to the raising of this flag in the Borough to coincide with the Olympic flag handover to London.

Apparently all local authorities were asked to fly this flag last Sunday. Surrey Heath chose to raise the flag at Frimley Lodge Park.

I wonder, did you get to see it?

As a flag, it’s certainly different. There cant’t be many others that look like this.

England’s rugby team returns to Bagshot

Great news. England’s rugby team is returning to Pennyhill Park Hotel & Spa as their training headquarters.

It’s got to be good for us in Surrey Heath. Good reflection on the quality facilities offered in the borough, secured employment, additional revenue, sporting heroes on view, a little touch of glamour.

In the past I frequently ‘business breakasted’ at Pennyhill Park Hotel. Seeing, and occasionally getting to talk to your heroes is a big boost to a day.

I’ll certianly miss having brief chat’s with Jason ‘Billy Whizz’ Robinson.