You have got to be in it to win it.
And time is fast running out to nominate a top performer, all-conquering club or unsung hero for the 2013 Doncaster Free Press Sports Awards.
The deadline is Monday - so be quick with your entries.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with details of your nomination or complete and return our ‘Year of Heroes’ entry form found on page 30 of this week’s Free Press.
We are looking for nominations for the following 14 categories:
Sports Personality of the year
This award is to recognise an outstanding individual who has achieved, through sport, excellence and has represented their town, county or country in a way in which Doncaster can be proud. The Sports Personality will also be a strong role model for younger athletes to aspire to.
Junior Sports Personality
This award is to recognise an individual under the age of 21 where their sporting achievements in the last twelve months have made them worthy of accolade. They will have either represented themselves or a team in a local or national environment to a high standard.
Disabled Sports Personality
To reward an individual who has excelled in their given sport to achieve on a local or national level. This person will have raised the profile of disabled activity through their involvement either through competing, coaching or volunteering.
To recognise an individual who has either achieved in sport or who has helped others to fulfil their potential through their dedication to their given sport. This person will have enhanced the sporting profile of the region over a period of time.
This award is for someone who will have given time and care to help an individual or club without looking for personal gain. The award winner must have consistently shown tireless dedication and epitomise the true spirit of an unsung hero.
Coach/Manager of the year (professional)
This award is to give recognition to a coach/manager who has demonstrated leadership and has improved the level of performance of a team, club, school or individual.
Coach/Manager of the year (amateur)
To reward a coach/manager that has achieved success through his/her leadership or that has demonstrated a commitment to the local community through their actions.
Hope for the Future
To reward an individual who has a bright future in sport regardless of age or attainment. This is a person who shows a true potential to go on to bigger and better things and be a star in the making.
Amateur team of the year
To reward a team who have achieved to a level that has made them proud. This could be an age classified team or one who represents a club, school or college at a junior or senior level.
Sporting venue of the year
This category is to reward the venue which has given the most benefit to its users by tirelessly working to improve the quality of services and the commitment that it has to its patrons. The facility could range from a leisure centre through to a scout hut or church hall.
Amateur sports club of the year
To reward the club which has done the most to bring together people of all ages and abilities to participate in sport and benefit from a club environment.
Professional team of the year
This award is for the professional club that has either excelled on the field of play or that has achieved exceptional levels of community involvement for a club if it size.
Oustanding sport moment
This award is for a person that has in the last twelve months produced a significant sporting performance at a local or national level. This could vary from setting a record to hitting a winning run.
Sports business of the year
The criteria for this award is to give credit to a business which has either actively encouraged its staff to participate in a healthier lifestyle or a company that promotes sporting activity within the borough.
Good luck! News on the ceremony will follow shortly.