Still time to nominate Bolton’s sporting stars

12 Jun 2019 01:38
Published by: Daniel Almond

Time is running out to nominate your favourites ahead of an annual celebration of Bolton’s sporting achievements.

Nominations for the 2019 Active Bolton Awards close at 5pm on Friday, June 21 with organisers looking for worthy winners across nine categories:

  • Changing lifestyle recognition
  • Community club or group of the year
  • School commitment to PE and sport
  • Senior sports achiever of the year
  • Sport and health initiative of the year
  • Unsung hero in sport
  • Volunteer of the year
  • Young sports achiever of the year
  • Liam Chronnell memorial trophy for contributions to boxing


Among last year’s winners were Birtenshaw School, which was recognised for the teachers’ creative use of PE across the curriculum, and Ayaz Bhuta who was honoured for his passionate commitment to wheelchair rugby.

Bolton Council’s Executive Cabinet Member for Wellbeing, Cllr Susan Baines, said:

“Local volunteers, coaches and mentors truly encapsulate the spirit of sport here in Bolton.

“I am sure everyone knows somebody who makes a valuable contribution to our sporting community and I would urge them to put their names forward for this special recognition.

“Sport and exercise play a valuable role in keeping us fit and healthy as well as teaching our young people the values of teamwork and perseverance.

“The awards night is always one of the highlights of the year as we come together to celebrate each other’s achievements.”

Visit for more information and to nominate your sporting heroes.

This year’s ceremony will be held at the Premier Suite, University of Bolton Stadium on Friday, 20 September and tickets will go sale nearer the time.

The Active Bolton Awards are organised by Bolton Council in partnership with the Bolton Wanderers Community Trust, with headline sponsor Portfolio together with partners The Emerson Group, Exclusec, Carrs Pasties, University of Bolton and Bolton at Home.

For updates, follow the ‘Sport in Bolton’ page on Facebook, @sportinbolton on Twitter and Instagram or follow the hashtage #ActiveBoltonAwards.

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