With the year coming to an end, now is a good time to reflect upon all the superb sporting achievements from the past 12 months.
Yes, once again it’s time for the Boston Standard’s Sports Awards.
And to make sure that no brilliance goes unsung, we are asking you - our readers - to once again nominate the sportsmen and women, as well as the teams, youngsters and coaches, who have played a big part in sport this year.
On December 5 we shall be hosting our annual awards night at the Assembly Rooms.
But first, we want you to tell us who you think should be nominated for an award - check out this week’s paper for details on how to nominate.
There will be 10 categories for you to choose from - so there is room for everyone to receive the recognition you believe they deserve.
Whether it was an exceptional season, a trophy win, overcoming all the odds, an act of inspiration or even just a display of great team spirit, we want to hear from you.
We welcome nominations for all categories, but those nominated must live in the Boston Standard’s readership area or represent a team in our patch.
Also, their successes must have been achieved in the year 2014.
The deadline to submit your nominations will be noon on November 10.
Successful nominations will then appear in The Standard, where readers have the final say, voting on who they believe should win the trophies.
Once again, this year’s headline sponsor will be The Waterfront while Dwehurst Trophies will be providing the trophies.
There will also be an Overall Achiever award, sponsored by The Waterfront, which will be selected from the evening’s winners.
There are still some categories left to sponsor.
If your company would like to sponsor a category or donate prizes for the winners, contact Linda Pritchard or Becky Hawkes on 01476 541434 or 541433 for more information.
Sports Personality Of The Year - Sponsored by Chestnut Homes
Somebody who can bring cheer, inspiration or brilliance to a team or sports event. Someone who may compete against all the odds or laugh off adversity, be counted on rain or shine or add a positive vibe in the dressing room.
Sportsman Of The Year - Sponsored by Moore Thompson
Whether a lone competitor or a team player, this category is open to men, aged 18 or over, who has achieved excellence this year.
Sportswoman Of The Year - Available to sponsor
Whether you have been on international duty or enjoyed an unbeaten streak in a local league, this award is open for woman aged 18 or over.
Team Of The Year - The Assembly Rooms
This could be a sports team which has gone on an invincibles-esque run, or a squad which gave their all every week despite failing to win a single contest.
Coach Of The Year - Available to sponsor
This award is open to all sports coaches, whether they have guided their charges to a league title or kept morale high in those difficult times.
Services To Sport - Sponsored by Pescod Square
Perhaps your team has an unsung hero who marks out the pitch, washes the kit, puts up the nets or has given up their time for many years?
Footballer Of The Year - Sponsored by Sills & Betteridge
This category is open to footballers of all ages who love the beautiful game.
Junior Sportsman Of The Year - Sponsored by Dewhurst Trophies
Like the sportsman of the year category, but we want to hear from sporting talents under the age of 18.
Junior Sportswoman Of The Year - Available to sponsor
Whether your success is part or a team or comes individually, we want to hear from you if you are aged 17 and below.
Junior Team Of The Year - Available to sponsor
There are so many young teams out there giving there all, and we want to hear from you.