Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Jon Railton, The Hunts Post’s Sports Personality of 2013, says Huntingdonshire is a veritable hotbed of talent.
The 22-year-old motorcycle racer walked away from last year’s awards ceremony with the big prize and now wants to encourage the good folk of Huntingdonshire to nominate their sporting heroes for this year’s awards, which will take place at Burgess Hall in St Ives on Thursday, July 31.
“It was an honour to receive the Sports Personality award for 2013,” said the Grafham flyer. “There are so many great sports people in Hunts and to win that award was some achievement. The awards really do highlight the amazing quality of sport in our county. It’s a veritable hotbed of talent here.”
THE 10 CATEGORIES ARE
Sports Personality of the Year
Outstanding Achievement for an Athlete over 18
Outstanding Achievement for an Athlete under 18 sponsored by Central England Co-operative
Outstanding Achievement for an Athlete with a Disability
School of the Year
Coach or Manager of the Year
Senior Team of the Year sponsored by Whiting & Partners
Junior Team of the Year sponsored by Copleys Solicitors
All you need to do to nominate is go to the awards’ website at www.huntssportsawards.co.uk. The deadline for entries is June 6 so you have plenty of time to encourage friends and family members to nominate their favourites too.